Dr Mark Goss-Sampson MIBiol, PhD, PGDip

Principal Lecturer, Sports Sciences

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Dr Mark Goss-Sampson

Dr Mark Goss-Sampson
MIBiol, PhD, PGDip

Principal Lecturer, Sports Sciences


Having gained a MIBiol in biochemistry and physiology at the University of London, Dr Mark Goss Sampson completed his PhD in neurophysiology and neurochemistry of experimental vitamin E deficiency in 1987. From 1988 to 1993 he worked at the Institute of Child Health as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then non-clinical lecturer. In 1993 he joined the University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and was awarded a Principal Lectureship for Teaching Excellence in Sports and Exercise Science in 1999. In 1998 he was awarded a PGDip in Clinical Gait Analysis from the University of Strathclyde.

Responsibilities within the university

Postgraduate Leader

Course co-ordinator for:

Physiology and Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning (L7)
Research Method And Professional Practice In Strength And Conditioning (L7)
Muscle Physiology and Training (L6)
Control and Disorders of Movement (L6)
Independent Research Project (L6)
Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics 1 and 2 (L4 & 5)

MPhil/PhD supervision

Robert Cooper - The effects of multi-nutrient supplement strategies on body composition, performance and bio-markers

Andrea Firth-Clark - An investigation of interventions to improve performance outcomes of underachieving children labeled talented in sport in the school environment.

Stephen Mann - The effect of structured exercise delivered within a fitness centre environment upon health and wellbeing

Dan Robbins - Human Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Vibration Exercise

Jenny Strickland - An investigation of the use of massage in the treatment of childhood traction apophysitis injuries.

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Metropolitan Police - biomechanics and physiology of equipment carriage / body armour
  • 3D analysis of sport specific movements
  • Electromyographical analysis of movement
  • Effects of whole body vibration on sensorimotor coordination