Dr Andrew Morrison

Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Science (Biomechanics)

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics of human movement

Research Supervision:Yes

Andy has a Bachelors degree from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics from the University of Roehampton, the latter investigating age-related changes in hip and lumbar spine coordination in the golf swing.



His MSc was completed part-time while also training golfers with the English Golf Union and teaching prospective coaches with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). Andy went on to work full-time for the PGA, developing their coach education programme.

Andy completed his PhD at the University of Ulster in 2016. His thesis focused on bridging the gap between golf coaching and biomechanics, developing novel biomechanical studies into the golf swing. This included investigating how golfers coordinate their limbs in the golf swing to achieve repeatable shot outcomes. Andy has applied this with some of the highest ranked golfers in the world. On the completion of his PhD, Andy took up a lecturing post and Edinburgh Napier University, teaching biomechanics and working with external partners such as the Scottish Rugby Union. Andy joined Anglia Ruskin University in November 2017.

Research interests

  • Human movement coordination and control
  • The use of emerging technologies for analysing human movement
  • Biomechanics of the golf swing


  • PhD Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Selected recent publications

Morrison, A., & Wallace, E. S. (2017). Golf coaching-biomechanics interface. In M. Toms (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science (pp. 5–14). Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge.

Morrison, A., McGrath, D., & Wallace, E. S. (2017). The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1–8.

Morrison, A., McGrath, D., & Wallace, E. S. (2016). Motor abundance and control structure in the golf swing. Human Movement Science, 46, 129–147.

Morrison, A., McGrath, D., & Wallace, E. S. (2014). Changes in club head trajectory and planarity throughout the golf swing. Procedia Engineering, 72, 144–149.