Dr Richard Page

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Research Group and Institute

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


Richard completed his undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (Applied Sport Science) (BSc Hons) at Edge Hill University (2009-2012). He was then appointed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and full-time PhD candidate in September 2012. Richard submitted his PhD thesis in July 2015 and successfully defended his thesis in September of the same year.

Since 2015, Richard has been a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Richard is currently module leader for level 5 and 6 biomechanics modules and is currently supervising postgraduate students at both masters and doctoral levels. Richard is also a member of the institutional and departmental Athena swan committees, departmental ethics committee, and departmental research committee.


The primary focus of Richard’s PhD thesis was fixture congestion and mechanisms of knee flexor injuries in soccer and, as such, he now has a number of research articles within this area. Richard also has an interest in isokinetic dynamometry and the assessment of markers of injury risk in sport. Richard has also been involved with the development of a number of sport-specific protocols. Although Richard’s research has primarily focused on athletic populations, some of his current research has been health orientated.

Recently, Richard has begun to apply for research funding, with him successfully securing internal research funding as both a primary and co-investigator. Richard is also in the process of trying to secure external funding to support future research.

External Engagement

Richard’s external engagement activities include:

  • Invited reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals (Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, Physical Therapy in Sport, European Journal of Sport Sciences, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Frontiers Physiology). Verified reviews available on Publons.
  • Invited speaker at BiodexIKD users day (9/11/2017)
  • Invited guest lecturer at Huddersfield University (7/12/2017)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy (21/07/2015)
  • Invited speaker at the BASES biomechanics division conference (10/04/2019)

Selected Publications

  • Finlay, M.J., Greig, M., and Page, R.M. (2018). Quantifying the Physical Response to a Contemporary Amateur Boxing Simulation. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001926
  • Eustace, S.J., Page, R.M., and Greig, M. (2018). Angle Specific Isokinetic Metrics Highlight Strength Training Needs of Elite Youth Soccer Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002612
  • Eustace, S.J., Page, R.M., and Greig, M. (2017). Contemporary Approaches to Isokinetic Strength Assessments in Professional Football Players. Science and Medicine in Football. https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2017.1371851
  • Page, R.M., Marrin K., Brogden, C.M., and Greig, M. (2017). The physical response to a simulated period of soccer-specific fixture congestion. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002257
  • Page, R.M., Marrin K., Brogden, C., and Greig, M. (2016). The biomechanical and physiological response to repeated soccer-specific simulations interspersed by 48 or 72hours recovery. Physical Therapy in Sport. 22: 81-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.06.011
  • Page, R.M., Marrin K., Brogden, C.M., and Greig, M. (2015). Biomechanical and physiological response to a contemporary soccer match-play simulation. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29 (10): 2860-2866. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000949.