Grant Trewartha


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Academic Biography

Grant Trewartha is Professor of Digital Healthcare Interventions within the School of Health and Life Sciences, joining Teesside University in August 2023.

He graduated from Loughborough University in 1997 with a BSc in Sports Science and from the same institution in 2001 with a PhD in Biomechanics / Computer Vision. His PhD project on "Three-dimensional automatic tracking of human movement" was conducted under the supervision of Prof Fred Yeadon and won awards at national and international scientific congresses.

From 2001-16, Grant was a member of academic staff in the Department for Health at the University of Bath, where he taught on sport-related degree programmes and carried out research in human biomechanics with sport and health applications and sport injury prevention. He co-directed the "Rugby Science" research group and led numerous projects on behalf of the sport's governing bodies relating to player welfare and injury prevention.

From 2016-23, he was Head of Biomechanics at NURVV Ltd, a wearable technology start-up who specialised in developing wearable technology products for sport and health markets.  

Summary of Research Interests

Grant's primary research interests are in digital mobility monitoring. This includes: remote monitoring of gait and balance, self-management of gait rehabilitation, use of digital health tools for injury risk factor analyses, and wearable technology approaches for rehabilitation of sport injuries. 

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Having spent 7 years in industry with NURVV Ltd, Grant has a keen interest and expertise in the deployment of wearable technology products for human motion monitoring 'in the wild'.

At NURVV, Grant had close involvement in the end-to-end product development process, including idea generation, product proposition, market research, sensor design & testing, algorithm development for firmware (metrics from raw data) and app features (insights), hardware testing, metrics validations, product roadmap.

External Research Collaborations

Dr Ezio Preatoni, University of Bath - Wearable technology and Machine Learning analyses for human motion applications

Dr Dario Cazzola, University of Bath - Computational musculoskeletal modelling applied to injury prevention

Dr Alex Atack, St Mary's University - Wearable technology applied to sport injury rehabilitation

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Three-dimensional automatic tracking of human movement, Loughborough University

1 Jan 199812 Jul 2001

Award Date: 12 Jul 2001

Bachelor, Sports Science, Loughborough University

15 Sept 199410 Jul 2001

Award Date: 10 Jul 1997

External positions

Honorary Reader, University of Bath

1 Oct 2016 → …


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