Student Profiles

Kechi Anyadike-Danes (MSpEx Candidate)
Topic: The effect of shoulder girdle and hip extensor strength training on sprint and hitting performance in hockey players.
Supervisors: Nigel Harris, Paul Gamble

Frank Bourgeois (PhD Candidate)
Topic: The role of strength and power in change of direction performance.
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan, Nicholas Gill, Paul Gamble

Phil Brady (MPhil Candidate)
Countermovement jump force time characteristics and their relationship to athletic performance.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Travis McMaster.

Micheál Cahill (PhD Candidate) 
The effectiveness of resisted sprinting to improve acceleration in adolescent athletes.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Jonathon Oliver

Anita Chau (MSpEx Candidate)
Topic: The effects of 8-week training programme of plyometric and ballistic training on female golfers’ physical characteristics and drive performance. 
Supervisor: Adam Storey, Scott Brown

Tracey Clissold (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Can the implementation of a quantified jump training programme benefit bone health in premenopausal women?
Supervisors: John Cronin, Paul Winwood, Mary Jane de Souza.

Brenda Costa-Scores (PhD Candidate)
Equipment-related injury prevention initiatives in alpine skiing and snowboarding.
John Cronin, Eadric Bressel.

Shane Crowhen (MSpEx Candidate)
Topic: The impact of post-activation potentiation, recovery time, and re-activation protocols on neuromuscular performance in freestyle snow sport athletes.
Supervisors: Travis McMaster, Mike McGuigan.

Emanuele D'Artibale (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Optimising Motorcycle Road Racing Performance.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Phil London.

Jamie Douglas (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Eccentric training and elite athlete performance.
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan, Simon Pearson, Angus Ross.

Emily Fanning (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Relationship between training load and injury risk in elite tennis players.
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan, Andrew Kilding.

Erin Feser (PhD Candidate)
The effects of lower-extremity wearable resistance (WR) on sprint acceleration training
Supervisors: John Cronin, Kenneth Clark

Megan Gibbs (MSpEX Candidate) 
Topic: Monitoring of the vertical jump throughout a netball season and implications for performance.
Supervisor: Mike McGuigan

Hayley Gilchrist (MSpEX Candidate)
Does the implementation of deceleration training optimise change of direction performance in club level rugby players?
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan, Nic Gill.

Seth Lenetsky (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Assessing and enhancing punching performance in combat sports athletes.
Supervisors: Matt Brughelli, Roy Nates, Nigel Harris, Mike McGuigan.

Paul McAdam (PhD Candidate)

Topic: Effects of wearable resistance on workload parameters during endurance running.
Supervisors: Jono Neville, John Cronin.

Joey McGrath (MHSc Candidate)
Topic: The validity and inter-unit reliability of a low-cost wearable microsensor to assess fast bowling in cricket. 
Supervisors: Jono Neville, Paul Winwood, John Cronin

Dustin Oranchuk (PhD Candidate) 
Topic: The effect of eccentric quasi-isometric training on measures of athletic performance. 
Supervisors: John Cronin, Adam Storey

Andrew Pichardo (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Long-term implications of developing a weightlifting development model in youth athletes.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Jon Oliver.

Stephen Prescott (MSpEx Candidate)
The effects of repeated high intensity Wattbike sprints on lower body horizontal power and power endurance in rugby union players.
Supervisors: Adam Storey, Nic Gill 

Shankaralingam Ramalingam (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Comparison of periodization models to develop muscular endurance in adolescents.
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan, Deborah Dulson.

Michael Schofield (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Understanding which kinematics and kinetic variables are important in improving shotput and discus performance.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Kim Hebert-Losier, Angus Ross.

Anthony Sharp (PhD Candidate)
Topic: The use of triple and quintuple hops in physical performance profiling. 
Supervisors: Jono Neville, John Cronin.

Kim Simperingham (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Enhancing sprint running performance in team sport athletes.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Angus Ross.

Lesley Sommerfield (PhD Candidate) 
Topic: Integrated Neuromuscular Training for Injury Prevention in the Female Athlete.
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, Chris Whatman, John Cronin.

Richard Sylvester (PhD Candidate)
Effectiveness of a holistic training program on youth athlete movement competency.
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, John Cronin.

Farhan Tinwala (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Development of a 2D purpose built eccentric loading machine.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Enrico Haemmerle, Angus Ross.

Josh Trewin (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Environmental and match factors affecting physical performance in soccer.
Supervisors: Cesar Meylan, Matt Varley, John Cronin.

Aaron Uthoff (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Long-term implications of an applied linear speed development model in youth.
Supervisors: John Cronin, Jon Oliver, Craig Harrison.

Casey Watkins (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Methods of improving speed and power in semi-professional and professional rugby union players.
Supervisors: Adam Storey, Nic Gill.