Professor Gerwyn Hughes

Gerwyn Hughes

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Gerwyn Hughes, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology. Prof. Hughes’s main area of research is gender differences in landing and/or cutting biomechanics associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. He has also published research in the areas of golf ball kinematics during putting, the biomechanics of simulated ankle sprains and the use of mobile technology for in-field monitoring of athletes. Prof. Hughes currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Sports Biomechanics and is an editorial board member for BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a member of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.


  • Sport and exercise biomechanics

Research Areas

  • Gender differences in landing and cutting biomechanics associated in anterior cruciate ligament injury


  • Associate Editor, Sports Biomechanics
  • Editorial board member, BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Swansea University, PhD in Sports Science (Biomechanics), 2007
  • Swansea University, BS in Sports Science, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, University of Hertfordshire
  • Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science, Thames Valley University

Selected Publications

  • Hughes, G. T., Camomilla, V., Vanwanseele, B., Harrison, A. J., Fong, D. T., & Bradshaw, E. J. (2021). Novel technology in sports biomechanics: some words of caution. Sports Biomechanics.

  • Song, Y., Li, L., Hughes, G., & Dai, B. (2021). Trunk motion and anterior cruciate ligament injuries: a narrative review of injury videos and controlled jump-landing and cutting tasks. Sports Biomechanics, 1-19.

  • Hughes, G., & Dai, B. (2021). The influence of decision making and divided attention on lower limb biomechanics associated with anterior cruciate ligament injury: a narrative review. Sports Biomechanics, 1-16.

  • Hughes, G., Musco, P., Caine, S., & Howe, L. (2020). Lower limb asymmetry after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescent athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Athletic Training, 55(8).