Dr Ben Langley

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Research Group and Institute

  • Sports Injuries Research Group
  • Sports Performance, Exercise & Nutrition Research Group


Ben Langley is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. He teaches on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science programme within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity.

He joined Edge Hill in 2015 from the University of East London. He was awarded his PhD from the University of East London in 2016 having completed his MSc in Sports Biomechanics (2012) at Loughborough University and BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science (2009) at Coventry University.


Ben has research interests in both sports and clinical biomechanics.

Within a sporting setting, Ben’s research primarily focuses on the influence of footwear upon the biomechanics of the foot and lower limb. Ben’s work looks to better understand the motion of the foot within the shoe and he is currently looking to explore how fatigue influences the foot shoe interaction.

In a clinical setting Ben is currently leading a research study looking at changes in lower limb function in different sub-groups of patients after total hip replacement. This work is being undertaken in collaboration with surgeons at Wrightington Hospital and researchers at other institutions. Ben also has an interest in how clinical measures relate to dynamic function.

External Engagement

Ben’s external engagement activities include:

  • Research lead, GATOR: Gait Analysis of Total Hip Replacement, collaboration with Wrightington Hospital, University of Brighton and University of the West of England (2017-)
  • Invited lectures on Footwear Biomechanics – University of Brighton (2017-18)
  • Invited lecture on Running Shoe Recommendation – University of East London (2015)
  • Invited reviewer for Applied Sciences, Bioengineering, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, and Journal of Sports Sciences

Selected Publications

  • Langley, B., Cramp, M., & Morrison, S. C. (2018) The influence of running shoes on inter-segmental foot kinematics. Footwear Science. [published online ahead of print] doi: 10.1080/19424280.2018.1448005
  • Langley, B., Cramp, M., & Morrison, S. C. (2016) Clinical measures of static foot posture do not agree. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 9: 45: doi: 10.1186/s13047-016-0180-3
  • Langley, B., Cramp, M., & Morrison, S. C. (2015) Selected static foot assessments do not predict medial longitudinal arch motion during running. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 8: 56: doi: 10.1186/s13047-015-0113-6