MIBiol, PhD, PGDip
Principal Lecturer, Sports Sciences
Department of Life & Sports Sciences
School of Science
Having gained a MIBiol in biochemistry and physiology at the University of London, Dr Mark Goss Sampson completed his PhD in neurophysiology and neurochemistry of experimental vitamin E deficiency in 1987. From 1988 to 1993 he worked at the Institute of Child Health as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then non-clinical lecturer. In 1993 he joined the University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and was awarded a Principal Lectureship for Teaching Excellence in Sports and Exercise Science in 1999. In 1998 he was awarded a PGDip in Clinical Gait Analysis from the University of Strathclyde.
Research and consultancy
- Metropolitan Police - biomechanics and physiology of equipment carriage / body armour
- 3D analysis of sport specific movements
- Electromyographical analysis of movement
- Effects of whole body vibration on sensorimotor coordination
Responsibilities within the university
Course co-ordinator for:
Research Method And Professional Practice In Strength And Conditioning (L7)
Muscle Physiology and Training (L6)
Control and Disorders of Movement (L6)
Independent Research Project (L6)
Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics 1 and 2 (L4 & 5)
Robert Cooper - The effects of multi-nutrient supplement strategies on body composition, performance and bio-markers
Andrea Firth-Clark - An investigation of interventions to improve performance outcomes of underachieving children labeled talented in sport in the school environment.
Stephen Mann - The effect of structured exercise delivered within a fitness centre environment upon health and wellbeing
Dan Robbins - Human Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Vibration Exercise
Jenny Strickland - An investigation of the use of massage in the treatment of childhood traction apophysitis injuries.
Robbins D and Goss-Sampson MA. The Influence of Whole Body Vibration on the Central and Peripheral Cardiovascular System. IUPS 37th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. 2013
Robbins D, Jimenez A, Elwell C and Goss-Sampson MA (2011) Acute Effects of Vibration on Muscle Oxygenation During Plantar Flexion Exercise. BASES Annual Conference.
Goss-Sampson MA, Robbins D, Matharoo J, Filingeri D and Jimenez A. (2011)The effects of powerBIKETM on cyclical muscle activation patterns. BASES Annual Conference.
Strickland J and Goss-Sampson MA (2010). Severs Disease: a novel approach to treatment. 15th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Brooks P. and Goss-Sampson MA (2010) What factors influence golf shot outcome: Classical statistical analysis vs. a data mining approach. BASES Annual Conference.
Strickland J, Goss-Sampson MA and White T (2009). Muscle activation patterns in Shoulder Impingement Patients. 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science.
Goss-Sampson, MA, Brooks P and Kepple T (2009) Inverse kinematic modelling of the lower limb during the golf swing. BASES Annual Conference.
Brooks P and Goss-Sampson MA (2009) Temporal and kinematic differences between good and bad golf drives. BASES Annual Conference.
Mahaffey R and Goss-Sampson MA.(2009) Ankle kinematics and muscle activation in relation to soccer kicking accuracy. BASES Annual Conference.
Naclerio F and Goss-Sampson MA. The Effectiveness of Different Exercises Protocols to Prevent the Incidence of Hamstring Injury in Athletes. Sports Medicine. Accepted August 2013
Robbins D, Yoganathan P and Goss-Sampson MA. The influence of whole body vibration on the central and peripheral cardiovascular system. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. (Accepted August 2013)
Naclerio, F, Larumbe, E., Faigenbaum, A. D., Goss-Sampson, M., Perez-Bilbao, T., Jimenez, A., Beedie, C. (2013). Effects of a low volume injury prevention programme on the hamstring torque angle relationship. Research in Sports Medicine. 21:253-263
Robbins D and Goss-Sampson MA (2013). Effect of whole body vibration during static squats on myoelectric properties of the vastus lateralis. International Journal of Sports Science. 3 (4):135-140
Robbins D and Goss-Sampson MA. The Influence of Whole Body Vibration on the Plantarflexors During Heel Raise Exercise. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Available online 21 December 2012
Robbins D, Zeinstra E, Jimenez A and Goss-Sampson MA. (2012) Does Whole Body Vibration have Clinically Significant Neurophysiological and Neurovascular Implications? International Journal of Prevention and Treatment. 1 (2) 18-26.
Jimenez, A., Zanuso, S., Goss-Sampson, M. (2012) “Exercise and Wellbeing”. In: Anneyce Knight and Allan McNaught (Editors) 'Understanding Wellbeing: An Introduction for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care'.
Robbins D, Elwell C, Jimenez A and Goss-Sampson MA. (2012) Localised Muscle Tissue Oxygenation during Dynamic Exercise with Whole Body Vibration. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine 11, 346-351
Delextrat A and Goss-Sampson M. 2010 Kinematic analysis of netball goal shooting: a comparison between junior and senior players. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28:12 1299-1307
Bassement M, Garnier C, Goss-Sampson MA, Watelain W and Lepoutre F-X. (2010) Using EMGs and kinematics data to study the take-off technique of experts and novices for a pole vaulting short run-up educational exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 13 (5) 554-558
Bassement M., Garnier C., Goss-Sampson M., Lepoutre F-X. (2008). Kinematics and EMG analysis of expert pole vaulter's lower limb during takeoff phase. Engineering of Sport 7, Vol 2 376- 382 Biarritz, France.
Smith, PM, Chapman M.L., Hazlehurst K.E., Goss-Sampson M.A. (2008) The influence of crank pattern on muscle activity and torque production during arm crank ergometry. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 18: 4, 598-605
Price MJ, Collins L, Smith PM, Goss-Sampson M. (2007) The effects of cadence and power output upon physiological and biomechanical responses to incremental arm-crank ergometry. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism-Physiology 32(4):686-92.