Jean-Benoit Morin

  • Full Professor
  • University of Saint-Etienne (France)

Jean-Benoit (JB) Morin is Full Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne (France), and a member of the Interuniversity Laboratory of Human Movement Biology (LIBM). He is also an associate researcher with the Sports Research Institute New-Zealand (SPRINZ) at Auckland University of Technology. He obtained a Track & Field Coach National Diploma in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Human Locomotion and Performance in 2004.

JB’s field of research is mainly human locomotion and performance, with specific interest in running biomechanics and maximal power movements (sprint, jumps). He is a research director and has edited a textbook (Biomechanics of Training and Testing, 2018) and published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

He is also a consultant for professional sports groups in soccer, rugby, sprint, and other power-speed sports.

He practiced soccer for 10 years, practiced and coached track and field (middle distance and 400m hurdles) for eight years, and he now enjoys trail running and triathlon.


  • Individual acceleration-speed profile in-situ: new testing approach for football players

    Sprint performance and mechanics (force-velocity-power output) are key physical feature in football
    They are usually tested through maximal acceleration and speed tests, which might be challenging to schedule in real-life scenarios
    A novel approach, the « in-situ individual acceleration-speed profile » will remove this limitation by « testing the players without testing them