Dr Andrew Greene completed a BSc (Hons) Sports Science at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, and then moved to Australia in 2003 to experience a different personal and academic culture whilst undertaking a Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sydney.
He graduated in 2004 and his continuing work led to enrolment in a PhD, also at the University of Sydney.
During his candidature Andrew was awarded the International Merit Scholarship, and in 2009, he graduated with a PhD in Biomechanics.
His research, entitled 'The mechanical determinants of performance in ergometer and onwater rowing' was conducted under the supervision of Professor Richard Smith and Dr Peter Sinclair and was carried out in conjunction with The New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
Stemming from his PhD, Andrew was employed as Post-Doctoral Researcher and Chief Investigator at the University of Sydney on a fully funded ARC linkage grant research project.
The project was designed to examine the effect of different footwear on rear-foot, mid-foot and fore-foot mechanics and power generation in both adults and children and involved working with an industry leading partner.
Within a cross disciplinary team of biomechanists, physiotherapists and podiatrists, Andrew undertook the roles of chief investigator and project manager.
During this time Andrew's responsibilities included overseeing ethics applications, laboratory set up and testing session development, data assessment and preparation, industry partner liaison and deadline delivery.
Earlier this year Andrew had the opportunity to join the innovative and exciting team at the PMI and work with the world renowned St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. Andrew said: "This is a great opportunity to apply my research to the wider community and to provide insight and guidance within a clinical and medical setting."
"The focus of my role within the St Andrew Anglia Ruskin Research Unit (StAAR) is to use motion analysis technologies to provide feedback and enhance the understanding of the effects of surgical interventions."
As a rehabilitation tool, motion analysis will be used to track and monitor patient progress, and in the future, to guide surgical choices to provide long term benefits to the patients. Andrew's role at the PMI is also to develop and integrate the use of the world class facilities in the PMI biomechanics laboratory with all aspects of health and social care research, and to collaborate with PMI partners to investigate new and innovative areas relating to movement analysis.