Staff Profile

  • Brett Baxter first studied Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) at University of Essex. After graduating in 2017, he went on to pursue an MSc in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University.

    Brett joined the University of Northampton in 2018 where he taught on the Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) programme, specifically modules related to biomechanics and physiology. Alongside teaching at the University of Northampton, Brett is conducting research for his PhD, titled “The Effects of Acute and Chronic Eccentric Exercise on Neuromuscular Characteristics of Older Adults”.

    Brett is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and Postgraduate Member of The Physiological Society.

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

    • Anatomy and Human Movement
    • Physiological Function and Response
    • Biomechanical Basis of Sport and Exercise
    • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
    • How to be Successful at University
    • Research Methods
    • Dissertation Supervision
  • Brett’s main area of research is eccentric exercise, specifically in older or clinical populations. His current work in his PhD thesis examines muscle damage immediately following eccentric exercise and the repeated bout effect. He has also conducted a 12-week eccentric training and 12-week detraining intervention, which examined parameters of functional ability, muscle size, and muscle function of older adults.

    Brett’s other areas of interest are musculotendinous biomechanics and methods to alter these chronically or acutely, predominantly examining stretching and eccentric muscle contractions.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Brett Baxter’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.