Dr Mark Colpus

Dr Mark Colpus BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

October 2012 - present:  Senior Lecturer, Performance Analysis, Biomechanics and Research Methods.

Invited speaker at the 5th Smart Urban Policy Futures Workshop - Digital Performance Analysis in the urban area.  University of Greenwich, July 2018.

Panel member at the Symposium on Deconstructing and Reclaiming Impact - The Future of Impact.  University of Greenwich, May 2018.

Invited workshop; "Student confidence - helping them to help themselves".  University of Essex Employability Conference, September 2016.

Posts previously held

  • January 2011 - September 2012:  HE Programme Leader, Foundation Degree in Engineering, North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe.
  • October 1997 - June 2005:  Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, Grade B – School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Leeds.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module Leader for six modules
  • Admissions tutor for Sports Science


2019-present: External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Technology

Research / Scholarly interests

  • 3D Video analysis
  • Human movement modelling
  • Quantitative research methods (frequentist and Bayesian)
  • EMG and Fatigue Index
  • Maturation in football academies

Recent publications


Chapman, Mark , Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Goss-Sampson, Mark, Colpus, Mark , Triplett, N. Travis , Naclerio, Fernando (2017), Perceptual, mechanical and electromyographic responses to different relative loads in the parallel squat. National Strength and Conditioning Association. In: , , , . National Strength and Conditioning Association, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research ISSN: 1064-8011 (Print), 1533-4287 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001867) NB Item availability restricted.

Karsten, Bettina , Stevens, Liesbeth, Colpus, Mark, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko , Naclerio, Fernando (2016), The effects of a sports specific maximal strength and conditioning training on critical velocity, anaerobic running distance and 5-km race performance. Human Kinetics, Inc.. In: , , , . Human Kinetics, Inc., International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11 (1) . pp. 80-85 ISSN: 1555-0265 (Print), 1555-0273 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2014-0559) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Colpus, Mark and , Goss-Sampson, Mark (2015), Video measurement of linear displacement along an oblique line using the cross-ratio. In: 33rd International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport, 29th June - 3rd July 2015, Poitiers, France , . , (doi: ).