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Tomohiro Gonjo

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physical Performance
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Area of responsibility

Postdoctoral Fellow in Swimming and Biomechanics


Biomechanics, motor control and performance analysis in swimming and aquatic exercises

Short biography

Dr Tomohiro Gonjo joined the Department of Physical Performance in April 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Since 2015, he had worked for Japanese national Paralympic teams for two years, and thereafter he had specifically focused on biomechanics in elite swimmers with and without physical impairment at the Univerisity of Tsukuba until he was appointed for the present role at the Department of Physical Performance.

Currently, his research is primarily focusing on swimming performance in elite and youth groups from multiple perspectives, including biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology and motor control. 

Tomohiro’s expertise in swimming biomechanics is well recognised internationally. He is listed as one of the most proficient reviewers for Sports Biomechanics journal ( in 2019-2020 period, and he is involved in many international projects with peers from Norway, Australia, Portugal, Japan, the UK, France, Czech Republic, Spain and Brazil.


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