Dr Kieran Moran has a BSc in Sport Science and attained a PhD in human movement biomechanics from the University of Ulster. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Human Performance in Dublin City University, having previously been Head of School. He is also a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research Principal Investigator.
Kieran is a passionate researcher who believes that understanding the biomechanics of human movement allows us to enhance movement capacity, reduce injury and optimize rehabilitation in individuals across their lifespan, both from a sports and a functional movement perspective. He currently has a team of 9 PhDs, 3 MSc, 5 Post Docs, 3 Research Assistants and 1 Project Officer. His current research interests are in: 1. The use of sensor based technology (wearable sensors and fixed) to quantify human motion outside of the laboratory setting and to use the same sensors to provide relevant feedback to enhance movement and correct movement abnormalities (Connected Health, running, sport) based on approaches to behavioural change, 2. Developing novel algorithms to analyse complex movement data, 3. Developing novel techniques to explore and identify each individual's optimal movement technique in order to enhance it, rather than (erroneously) assuming that there is a single optimal technique that everyone should employ and 4. Understanding the cause of neuromuscular injuries and diseases and their effect on movement, both in sport and daily functional activities; in combination with identifying effective treatment and rehabilitation interventions.