Dr Mark Hines

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics of human movement , Physiology , Sport and exercise sciences

Research Supervision:Yes

Mark is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI). His research focusses on movement analysis and the use of wearable sensors in the vision impaired.

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Mark obtained a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Exercise Science from the University of Bedfordshire. His early interests were exercise physiology, biochemistry and nutrition.

His teaching background includes research methods, biomechanics, exercise physiology, human physiology, and nutrition and clinical dietetics. A key area of his teaching was exercise prescription and injury rehabilitation.

Mark completed his doctorate at London South Bank University. This research connected biomechanics and the neuromuscular physiology of movement in low-back pain patients.

Now a research fellow at VERI, his research focuses on the use of wearable sensors for movement analysis in visually-impaired patients.

Research interests

  • Use of inertial sensors in movement analysis
  • Biomechanical effects of ageing
  • Promoting health, mobility and quality of life

Having previously conducted research involving VICON motion capture, electromagnetic motion tracking, and force plates, Mark is now researching the use of inertial measurement units for field-based movement analysis.

Areas of research supervision

  • Exercise prescription
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Use of smartphone apps and wearable sensors in clinical assessment
  • Postural and movement analysis
  • Comparing passive and active biomechanical contributions to movement

Mark is currently seeking opportunities to be part of a doctoral supervisory team.


  • Doctorate in Biomechanics, London South Bank University
  • MSc Exercise Science, University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc (Hons) Sports and Fitness Science, University of Bedfordshire

Selected recent publications

Elliott, B. J., Hookway, N., Tate, B. M., Hines, M. G., 2021. Does passive hip stiffness or range of motion correlate with spinal curvature and posture during quiet standing? Gait and Posture, 85, pp. 273-279.

Hines, M. G., Tillin, N. A., Luo, J., Lee, R. Y. W., 2018. Passive elastic contribution of hip extensors to joint moments during walking in people with low back pain. Clinical Biomechanics, 60, pp. 134-140.

Recent presentations and conferences

Hannigan, T., Bird, D., Hines, M., 2012. Investigation of relationships between passive moment at the hip and dynamic strength, anthropometric measurements and anterior tibial translation in healthy adult males. ICAOR conference, Milan, Italy.

Boxer, L., Inarra, E., Chagger, J., Dukelow, M., Dyer, K., Gichaba, K., Gissel, N., Totschnig, B., Hines, M., 2012. Comparison of effects of deep tissue massage versus joint manipulation on postural sway. ICSEMIS conference, Glasgow, UK.

Media experience

Frequently sought after for newspaper, magazine and website articles. Occasionally featured in radio and television broadcasts and podcasts.