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About Chelsea Oxendale

Her thesis will explore the quantification of the physical demands of team sport activity through the use of GPS technology and examine the effect of exercise-induced muscle damage from team sport activity on lower limb mechanics. Chelsea is also a part-time lecturer at the University and teaches Biomechanics and Research Methods within Sport Science.

Whilst completing her MRes, Chelsea worked as a Sport Scientist at Saint Helens Rugby League Club alongside the first team, providing nutritional and physiological support throughout the season. In addition, she has experience providing strength and conditioning support to sub-elite athletes in handball and rowing. Outside of academia she has a keen interest in resistance training and has previously worked as a personal trainer for several years. 


Chelsea teaches on the following modules:

  • Introduction to Biomechanics and Kinesiology in sport (Level 4)
  • Research Methods and Study Skills in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Level 4)
  • Biomechanics and Notional Analysis in Sport (Level 5)
  • Measurement and Evaluation Issues in Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 5)
  • Applied Sports Biomechanics (Level 6)
  • Dissertation in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Level 6)​


Research interests

  • Physical demands of team sports
  • Recovery following team sport activity
  • Kinematics and kinetics during recovery

Published Work

Oxendale, C. L., Highton, J. & Twist, C. (2017). Energy expenditure, metabolic power and high speed activity during linear and multi-directional running. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(10), 957

Highton, J., Mullen, T., Norris, J., Oxendale, C., & Twist, C. (2016). Energy expenditure derived from micro-technology is not suitable for assessing internal load in collision-based activities. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12, 1-15

Oxendale, C. L., Twist, C., Daniels, M. & Highton, J. (2016). The relationship between match-play characteristics of elite rugby league and indirect markers of muscle damage. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(4), 515-521.


BSc, MRes, PGCert