Ryan Roddy

Sports Technician

Qualifications

 

  • BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Science with Biology (University of Chester)
  • MSc Sports Science- Applied Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (University of Chester)

Overview

 

Ryan joined the University in January 2009 and is the Sports Technician for the Department at the Warrington campus. Coming from a very sports orientated background, he represented his county and Northern Ireland in Athletics at junior level before making the decision to go to the University of Chester where he became squash captain for the duration of his degree. 

Graduating with a BSc honours degree in PE, Sports Science with Biology, he went on to achieve a diploma in personal training and remained a trainer for a several years. More recently, prior to his post as Sports Technician he was a Technical fitter and analyst for Sportsfeet UK, a company that specialises in physiotherapy, sports injury, biomechanics and orthotics. Performing gait analysis and flexibility assessments on subjects he would also provide them with appropriate training programs to promote health and recovery.

Alongside his position as Sports Technician, Ryan has also successfully completed his MSc in Sports Science specialising in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis and holds coaching qualifications in Basketball, Handball and Softball.

Published work

Roddy, R., Lamb, K., & Worsfold, P.  (2014).  The importance of perturbations in elite squash: An analysis of their ability to successfully predict rally outcome.  International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(3), 652-679.