Dr Sharon Dixon
Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics


Dr Sharon Dixon is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter, and has been a lecturer here since January 1999. Dr Dixon gained her Ph.D. (Loughborough University) in 1996, investigating the influence of footwear interventions on Achilles tendon loading. In the period 1997-1998, she held postdoctoral research positions in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham and in the Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary. Dr Dixon leads the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), comprising fellow lecturers, post-doctoral staff and research students. She teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Sport and Health Sciences. Dr Dixon is the Equality and Diversity Champion for Sport and Health Sciences, and is a lead member of the Athena SWAN working group.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Lower extremity overuse injury mechanisms in sports and exercise
  • Influence of footwear, insert and surface manipulations on lower limb biomechanics and injury risk.


PhD, BSc (Hons)

Contact details

Internal tel4712
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724712
AddressRichard's Building
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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