Carla Mc Cabe


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Carla joined Ulster University as a Lecturer in sport and exercise biomechanics in 2014. Carla’s research and teaching interests are in human movement performance, specifically within an aquatic environment.Carla is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute (SESRI), she teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is the School of Sport’s Postgraduate tutor. Carla has an international research portfolio as evidenced through her collaborations, conference activity and peer-review engagement across numerous Sport Science and Biomechanics journals.Carla graduated from the University of Limerick (2003) with a BSc Sports and Exercise Science degree (First Class honours). Subsequently, she was awarded a scholarship and completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh (2008) investigating the effect ‘race pace’ had on three-dimensional kinematics and linear kinetics within sprint and distance specialist swimmers. In 2009, Carla was awarded a visiting scholar grant to the Australian Institute of Sport in order to conduct research and disseminate the findings to National coaches.Carla’s first lecturing post was in Sports Biomechanics at the University of Edinburgh (2011-2014). During this period, Carla was a key member within the Centre of Aquatics Research and Education (CARE); providing biomechanical support to elite/non-elite swimmers, creating aquatic CPD modules and producing research publications. Carla also contributed to the formation of the Human Performance Science research group within the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) in Edinburgh.

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 SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 5 Oct 2022

PhD, Effect of 50m and 400m race paces on three-dimensional kinematics and linear kinetics of sprint and distance swimmers, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 7 Nov 2008

Bachelor, Sport and Exercise Science (Hons, First Class), University of Limerick

Award Date: 26 Sept 2003

External positions

Communications Working Group, Irish Sport and Exercise Sciences Association

19 Jun 2023 → …

Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Sport Sciences

2023 → …

Board Member, European Swimming Network

28 Nov 2022 → …

Biomechanics Lead & Skill Acquisition Working Group for the Gaelic Games Sport Science Framework, Gaelic Games Association

15 Jan 2021 → …

Editorial Board Member

Feb 2020 → …

External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University

10 May 201715 Sept 2021


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