Chris Wilcox

Dr Chris Wilcox

Lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation and Biomechanics / Programme Director for Sport Rehabilitation / Faculty Director of Student Experience

Faculty of Health Sciences

+44 (0) 1482 463052

Chris re-joined the University of Hull in June 2014 as a lecturer in sport rehabilitation and biomechanics.

He previously worked here as sport rehabilitation laboratory technician following his graduation from the University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Sport Rehabilitation.

In between, Chris spent 18 months in his first lecturing post at the University of Cumbria.

He completed his PhD in 2015 investigating non-contact hip injuries within elite ice hockey athletes.

Chris is also the Quality Officer of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and sits on the Executive Committee.


Research Interests

  • Understanding and reducing injuries within sport including injury prevention strategies and identification of ‘at risk’ athletes via building an injury risk profile utilising isokinetic dynamometry and other variables
  • Understanding the effects of health conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury upon function and activities of daily living within participants with altered lower limb mechanics


Wilcox, C. R. J., Osgood, C. T, White, H., Vince, R. V. 2015. 'Investigating Strength and Range of Motion of the Hip Complex in Ice Hockey Athletes'. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 24, 300-306

Wilcox, C. R. J., Osgood, C. T, White, H., Vince, R. V. 'Investigating Injury Susceptibility of the Hip Complex in Ice Hockey Players'. Poster Presentation. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 61st Annual Meeting and 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. Orlando, Florida, USA. May 2014.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Professional Practice 1 (33150)
  • Clinical Biomechanics (33149)
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Clinical Supervision

Research PhDs

Current supervisions

  • Sam Bowring – MSc – A comparison of the effects of the FIFA 11+ and a functional warm-up on movement quality and lower body power in academy age footballers
  • Stephen Hayes – PhD – The effects of a powered exoskeleton walking intervention on the postural stability and gait characteristics of spinal cord injured individuals
  • Sarah Henderson – MSc – The Use of Elastic Therapeutic Tape in Clinical Practice: An exploration of current usage and the evidence base within healthcare professionals.
  • Jessica Roebuck – MSc – Inter and intra-rater reliability of the Physical Competence Assessment in comparison to the Functional Movement Screen
  • Craig Scott – MSc – The effect of acute virgin coconut oil supplementation and aerobic exercise on triglyceride levels following postprandial hypertriglyceridemia in healthy males
  • Lois Smith – MSc – The effects of CrossFit style training on human movement efficiency


Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Sport, Health and Exercise Science, University of Hull, 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Hull, 2017 

External roles

  • External Examiner for BSc Sport Therapy, University of Bedfordshire
  • Quality Officer for British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

Awards and accolades

  • Marshall (PI), White (CI) and Wilcox (CI), Injury Screening using the Functional Movement Screen in Academy Level Footballers. Hull City Tigers Ltd. £15,000. June 2015.