Louise Burgess

Dr Louise Burgess

  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
  • BG-504,
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Dr Louise Burgess is a Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at Bournemouth University. She teaches on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science course, including units in Physiology, Psychology and Research Methods.

Louise started her research journey at the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Bournemouth University, where she was involved in delivering world-leading research in arthritis and associated diseases, treatments, and technologies. She has co-authored 27 published research papers and 13 conference papers, and has collaborated with several notable industry partners, including University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, BH Live Active, and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Her research interests now include injury risk in female athletes and the long term impact of playing collision sports.

In 2023, Louise completed a PhD entitled: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve muscle weakness in hip osteoarthritis: a feasibility study, and has recently been awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Journal Articles


  • Wainwright, T. and Burgess, L., 2020. Early Ambulation and Physiotherapy After Surgery. In: Ljungqvist, O., Francis, N. and Urman, R., eds. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes. Springer, 211-218.


  • Burgess, L., 2023. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve muscle weakness in hip osteoarthritis: A feasibility study. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University. Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.



Profile of Teaching PG

  • Supervisor: MSc Public Health Dissertation

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Clinical Exercise Science - Rehabilitation Strategies (Level 6)
  • Beginning Research (Level 4)
  • Advances in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (Level 5)
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 4)
  • Advances in Sport and Exercise Physiology (Level 5)
  • Unit Lead: Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 5)
  • Supervisor: BSc Sport and Exercise Science Dissertation (Level 6)

Invited Lectures

  • NMES to improve muscle weakness in hip arthritis, IFESS Webinar (online), 30 Oct 2023 more
  • Lab - Exercise management for arthritis, AECC, 03 Mar 2022 more
  • Lecture: Exercise management for arthritis, AECC, 01 Mar 2022 more
  • Lab - Exercise testing for arthritis, AECC, 24 Feb 2022 more
  • Seminar - Exercise Testing for Arthritis, AECC, 22 Feb 2022 more
  • Electrical muscle stimulation, Bournemouth University, 12 Oct 2021 more
  • Electrical stimulation treatment modalities, Bournemouth University, 27 Apr 2021 more
  • Management of Long Term Conditions, AECC, 18 Jan 2021 more
  • Rehabilitation Strategies in Orthopaedics, AECC, 16 Oct 2019 more
  • Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, AECC, 19 Mar 2019 more


  • Validation of Prevayl heart rate monitors against ECG (Prevayl, 14 Dec 2022). Completed

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level 6 Personal Tutor, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Level 5 Personal Tutor, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Level 4 Personal Tutor, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Level 6 Tutor, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Ageing and Dementia Research Centre - Ageing Well Together (13 Jun 2024)
  • ORI Seminar (22 Oct 2018)
  • ORI Seminar Series (24 Sep 2018)
  • Hospital Open Day (15 Sep 2018)
  • Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 2018 (17 Jun 2018)
  • ORI Seminar Series (21 May 2018)
  • ORI Seminar Series (06 Nov 2017)
  • Festival of Learning 2018 (10 Jul 2017)

Conference Presentations

  • 7th World ERAS Congress, The Inclusion of Preoperative Education in Enhanced Recovery Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review., 01 May 2019, Liverpool, UK
  • Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education Visiting Faculty Day, Is ERAS now the routine standard care in English NHS hospitals for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement?, 08 May 2018, Bournemouth University
  • Research and Impact in Active Ageing Symposium, The Incidence of Injuries and Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis in Retired, Amateur, Rugby Union Players, 24 Jun 2016, University of Cumbria

Attended Training

  • Women in Sport and Exercise Science Academic Network - Conference 2024, 26 Jun 2024
  • Bournemouth University's Women’s Health Research Symposium, 25 Jun 2024
  • Inclusivity Fundamentals (Race and equity perspective), 18 Oct 2023
  • ISAK Level 1, 02 Aug 2023, ISAK Level 1 (Pending)
  • Doctoral Supervision: New Supervisors Development, 22 Mar 2023
  • UKTMN and NCTU Introduction to statistics for trial management online training, 01 Nov 2022
  • Receiving Consent in Research, 30 Nov 2021
  • Introduction to Education Practice for Postgraduate Researchers, 18 Jan 2021
  • Good Clinical Practice Refresher, 13 Jan 2021
  • Research Ethics in Practice - Epigeum, 16 Jun 2020
  • Becoming an Ethical Researcher - Epigeum, 16 Jun 2020
  • Applying for a HEA Fellowship, 08 Jun 2020
  • The Data Scientist's Toolkit, 11 May 2020
  • Wold Congress on Osteoarthritis, 01 May 2019
  • ODFS Pace Single Channel Functional Electrical Stimulation Course, 11 Jan 2019
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation by Professor Paul Taylor, 11 Jul 2018
  • Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, 23 May 2018
  • 6th World ERAS Congress, 23 May 2018
  • Female Athletes - When Injury is more than just an injury by Dr Anita Biswas, 21 May 2018
  • Using Bibliometrics to Understand Research Impact, 06 Dec 2017
  • Escape Pain Presentation- Matthew Low, 22 Nov 2017
  • Good Clinical Practice, 16 Nov 2017, GCP certificate
  • 7th UK ERAS Conference, 10 Nov 2017
  • Robotic Hip Surgery and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery, 06 Nov 2017
  • University of Cumbria's Active Ageing Conference, 24 Jun 2016


  • PhD in Medical Sciences and Public Health (Bournemouth University, 2023)
  • BSc (Hons) in Sports Psychology and Science (Bournemouth University, 2016)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, 2023)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, 2021)
  • Best poster presentation at Research and Impact in Active Ageing Symposium (University of Cumbria, 2017)