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The William Harvey Research Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Richard Twycross-Lewis

Senior Teaching Fellow (Sports & Exercise Medicine)

Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Telephone: +44(0) 20 7882 5017


Dr Twycross-Lewis has 10 years experience of working in sports and exercise medicine and nearly 20 years experience in biomechanics. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise Science at London South Bank University in 1999, an MRes in Advanced Instrumentation Systems at University College London in 2000 and a PhD in Medical Engineering in 2005 at Queen Mary University of London. He is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Bart's & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and a School Associate of the School of Engineering & Materials Science, QMUL. He has previously led the intercalated BSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine and leads MSc modules of Biomechanics & Podiatry and Exercise Physiology. He currently coordinates the PGCert in Podiatric Sports Medicine, which is due to be incorporated as a route through the MSc from Sept 2017.  He is currently joint Principle Investigator on an EDRF funded grant to validate a novel method of manufacturing customised orthotic supports in children with Cerebral Palsy. Additionally, he has co-authored 16 peer-reviewed papers in a range of high impact journals. His main research interests are the biomechanics of gait in children with Cerebral Palsy and the biomechanics of skeletal muscle.  Outside of academia, Dr Twycross-Lewis has won 11 British titles in the bench press, has represented Great Britain internationally 16 times (7 times at World Championships) and is ranked in the top 100 in the world within the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).