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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Stuart Miller


Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine and WHRI Academic Lead for EDI

Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Telephone: +44 20 7882 6156
Twitter: @Stuart_Miller


Having joined the Sport and Exercise Medicine group in 2018, my academic background is primarily within biomechanics, physiology and statistics. I graduated from Bath University (BSc Sport and Exercise Science) before completing my PhD at Brunel University (entitled “Mechanical factors affecting the estimation of tibialis anterior force using an EMG-driven modelling approach”). I have also been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012.

In sport, I have recently retired from coaching American Football where I spent ten years coaching the GB Men’s team through two European Championships, alongside coaching London Blitz, winning one European Club Championship and three National Championships.

At QMUL, I currently manage our Human Performance Lab, alongside teaching biomechanics, and providing statistical support to students and the SEM team. 

Module leader for:

  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation (iBSc module)
  • Research Methods (MSc module)
  • Research Project (MSc module) 

Medical pathway coordinator for the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine.


My research is focused broadly on understanding more about how the human body works, focusing on movement and control (“dexterity”) from a neuro-musculo-skeletal perspective. In doing so, I take two observation points; (1) the localised joint-system of a uni- or bi-articulating joint set-up and (2) the global whole-body system.

Being part of the sport and exercise team at QMUL has allowed me to get a greater application of my research within specific populations with injuries and/or diseases. Currently, I am researching tendinopathy, knee injuries, and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

Key Publications

  • Tibialis anterior moment arm: effects of measurement errors and assumptions, SC Miller, T Korff, C Waugh, F Fath, AJ Blazevich (2015), Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47 (2), 428-439
  • Range of motion, neuromechanical, and architectural adaptations to plantar flexor stretch training in humans, Anthony John Blazevich, Dale Cannavan, Charlie M Waugh, Stuart C Miller, Jonas B Thorlund, Per Aagaard, Anthony David Kay (2014), Journal of Applied Physiology 117 (5), 452-462 
  • Neuromuscular factors influencing the maximum stretch limit of the human plantar flexors, AJ Blazevich, D Cannavan, CM Waugh, F Fath, SC Miller, AD Kay (2012), Journal of Applied Physiology 113 (9), 1446-1455
  • Direct comparison of in vivo Achilles tendon moment arms obtained from ultrasound and MR scans., F Fath, AJ Blazevich, CM Waugh, SC Miller, T Korff. (2010), Journal of applied physiology 109 (6), 1644-1652


Internal: Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov, Professor Francesco Dell'Accio
External: Professor Anthony Blazevich 

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