Dr. Robert McCunn, PhD

Dr. Robert McCunn, PhD

Head of Performance at Heart of Midlothian FC

Sport Scientist (PhD)

PhD Topic: Injury and injury prevention in football


PhD Project:

Association with injury of a football-specific movement screen (Finished: Jan 2019).


PhD Publications: 

McCunn R, Aus der Fünten K, Whalan M, Sampson JA, Meyer T. Soccer Injury Movement Screen (SIMS) Composite Score Is Not Associated With Injury Among Semiprofessional Soccer Players. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2018;48(8):630-636.

McCunn R, Sampson JA, Whalan M, Meyer T. Data collection procedures for football injuries in lower leagues: Is there a need for an updated consensus statement? Science and Medicine in Football. 2017;1(1):86-88. 

Newton F, McCall A, Ryan D, Blackburne C, aus der Fünten K, Meyer T, Lewin C, McCunn R. Functional Movement Screen (FMSTM) score does not predict injury in English Premier League youth academy football players. Science and Medicine in Football. 2017;1(2):102-6. 

McCunn R, Aus der Fünten K, Govus A, Julian R, Schimpchen J, Meyer T. The intra- and inter-rater reliability of the soccer injury movement screen (SIMS). Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Feb;12(1):53-66.

McCunn R, Meyer T. Screening for risk factors: if you liked it then you should have put a number on it. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Jun 8.

McCunn R, Aus der Fünten K, Fullagar HH, McKeown I, Meyer T. Reliability and Association with Injury of Movement Screens: A Critical Review. Sports Med. 2016 Jun;46(6):763-81.