Conor Gissane is a reader in Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He is the current chair of the University Ethics committee. Conor completed his PhD in 2003 at Brunel University investigating the epidemiology of rugby league injury. Since then, his research has continued with a research portfolio of over 90 research articles. Epidemiological and statistical skills have enabled the branching out into several different sports, for example, rowing, rugby union and Gaelic games, and to investigate concussion in community and youth sports.
Conor is also interested in statistics and statistics education, research design and the academic writing style. Knowing statistical processes and clear direct writing are important skills to present research effectively. Conor has acted for a reviewer for over 16 peer reviewed journals and is a member of two editorial boards.