JavaScript is unavailable or disabled; so you are probably going to miss out on a few things. Everything should still work, but with a little less pzazz! Skip to main content
The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Dylan Morrissey


Clinical Professor and Consultant Physiotherapist

Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Telephone: +44(0) 7941710273
Twitter: @DrDylanM


ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7045-3644 

Professor Morrissey completed an MSc at University College London in 1998 and a PhD in 2005 at King’s College London. He is now Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Bart's and the London NHS trust / Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He leads Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at QMUL, comprising an inter-disciplinary team of 18 people.

He is a fellow of the HEA and provides academic leadership to the SEM educational programmes at QMUL - an intercalated BSc, a PhD programme and the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He runs the Human Performance Laboratory. He has gained more than £7m in research funding, with a third as lead applicant, and has authored ~ 90 peer-reviewed full papers. His main research interests are tendinopathy, evidence translation and the link between movement and pathology. He has an increasing focus on data management and artificial intelligence. His sporting passion is paralympic sport, and he was a headquarters physiotherapist for London 2012 and Rio 2016.



My overarching career objective as a clinical academic is to combine the best of educational, clinical and research practice in order to develop and deliver high-quality evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The link between movement and pathology, tendinopathy, clinical reasoning and education are particular interests.

Group members

Research staff:

  • Dr Jose Inacio Salles Neto (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Ms Chloe Keith-Jopp (Digital Fellow in Physiotherapy)
  • Ms Jess Pawson (Research Physiotherapist))
  • Mr Zubair Haleem (Research Physiotherapist)
  • Ms Adele Hill (NIHR PCAF Fellow)

Current PhD students: 

  • Igor Sanchez Biomechanics of Achilles tendinopathy
  • Halime Gulle Outcome Predictors for Plantar Heel Pain Recovery: A Cohort Study
  • Abdulhamit Tayfur Outcome Predictors for Patellar Tendinopathy Recovery: A Cohort Study
  • Mehmet Delen Outcome Predictors for Rotator Cuff tendinopathy: A Cohort Study 
  • Anna Hebda-Boon Improving physiotherapists’ gait analysis of children with cerebral palsy
  • Tobias Bremer Outcome predictors for lateral hip pain
  • Gamalendira Shivapatham Development of slip-plane elastography
  • Beyza Tayfur Quadriceps inhibition
  • Saleh-al Saleh


  • Dr Saira Chaudhry (2012) Biomechanical modelling of eccentric and concentric loading of the triceps surae complex.
  • Dr Victoria Tzortziou-Brown. (2016) Professional interventions to improve general practitioner management of common musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Dr Paulina Kloskowska (2016) The biomechanical determinants of sports related groin pain in athletes.
  • Dr Colm Daly: (2016) Biomechanical factors associated with previous hamstring injury in high level sprinting athletes.
  • Dr Simon Lack: (2017) ‘The interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain.
  • Dr Chineye Princess Udeze (2017) The role of high frequency loading in the treatment of tendinopathy.
  • Dr Jack Shih-Fan Tu (2018) Effects and Mechanisms of Kinesio-taping for Low Back Pain.
  • Dr Bairu Zhang (2018) Functional Data Analysis in Orthogonal Designs with Applications to Gait Patterns.
  • Dr Brad Neal (2019) The influence of lower limb biomechanics on the development, persistence and management of patellofemoral pain in recreational runners.

Key Publications

For a full list of publications click here

  • Neal, B.S., Barton, C.J., Birn-Jeffery, A., Morrissey, D., Increased hip adduction during running is associated with patellofemoral pain and differs between males and females: A case-control study (2019) Journal of Biomechanics, 91, pp. 133-139, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.014

  • Neal, B.S., Lack, S.D., Lankhorst, N.E., Raye, A., Morrissey, D., Van Middelkoop, M., Risk factors for patellofemoral pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis, (2019) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53 (5), pp. 270-281. Cited 2 times., DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098890

  • Tzortziou Brown, V., Underwood, M., Westwood, O.M., Morrissey, D., Improving the management of musculoskeletal conditions: Can an alternative approach to referral management underpinned by quality improvement and behavioural change theories offer a solution and a better patient experience? A mixed-methods study (2019) BMJ Open, 9 (2), art. no. e024710, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024710.

  • Tan, X.L., Pugh, G., Humby, F., Morrissey, D., Factors associated with physical activity engagement among adults with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study (2019), Musculoskeletal Care, DOI: 10.1002/msc.1385

  • Udeze, C.P., Jones, E.R., Riley, G.P., Morrissey, D., Screen, H.R.C. An in vitro investigation into the effects of 10 Hz cyclic loading on tenocyte metabolism (2019) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13465

  • Bourke, L., Stevenson, R., Turner, R., Hooper, R., Sasieni, P., Greasley, R., Morrissey, D., Loosemore, M., Fisher, A., Payne, H., Taylor, S.J.C., Rosario, D.J., Exercise training as a novel primary treatment for localised prostate cancer: A multi-site randomised controlled phase II study (2018) Scientific Reports, 8 (1), art. no. 8374, Cited 1 time. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26682-0

  • Salles, J.I., Guimarães, J.M., Filho, G.M., Morrissey, D., Effect of a specific exercise strategy on strength and proprioception in volleyball players with infraspinatus muscle atrophy (2018), Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28 (9), pp. 2093-2099. Cited 1 time. DOI: 10.1111/sms.13216

  • Mason, B.S., Vegter, R.J.K., Paulson, T.A.W., Morrissey, D., van der Scheer, J.W., Goosey-Tolfrey, V.L., Bilateral scapular kinematics, asymmetries and shoulder pain in wheelchair athletes (2018), Gait and Posture, 65, pp. 151-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.07.170

  • Lack, S., Birn-Jeffery, A., Beasley, I., Morrissey, D. Queen Mary University London: One of the longest established masters of sport and exercise medicine globally (continuing professional development series) (2018), British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (3), pp. 206-207. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098108

  • Yet, B., Marsh, W., Morrissey, D., Towards an Evidence-Based Decision Support Tool for Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions (2018), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 255, pp. 175-179. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-921-8-175

  • Tzortziou Brown, V., Underwood, M., Mohamed, N., Westwood, O., Morrissey, D., Professional interventions for general practitioners on the management of musculoskeletal conditions (2016) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (5), art. no. CD007495, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007495.pub2

  • Barton, C.J., Lack, S., Hemmings, S., Tufail, S., Morrissey, D., 57203247178;55347775600;55385973300;56662072200;7006350683; The 'Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain': Incorporating level 1 evidence with expert clinical reasoning (2015), British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (14), pp. 923-934. Cited 74 times. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093637

  • Rowe, V., Hemmings, S., Barton, C., Malliaras, P., Maffulli, N., Morrissey, D., Conservative management of midportion achilles tendinopathy: A mixed methods study, integrating systematic review and clinical reasoning (2012), Sports Medicine, 42 (11), pp. 941-967. DOI: 10.2165/11635410-000000000-00000




Back to top