Student Profiles

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

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

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

Daniel Cooke (PhD Candidate)
Topic: The Effects of Sensorimotor Skill Training on Movement Skill Development Within A Primary School Setting
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, John Cronin

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

James Douglas (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Improving the ability to produce muscular force per unit time
Supervisors: John Cronin

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

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

Eric Harbour (MSE Candidate)
Topic: Kinetic Determinants of Kayak Sprint Performance
Supervisors:
Jono Neville, Paul McAlpine

Wataru Hiramatsu (MSpEX Candidate)
Topic:
Comparison of physical capacity between high level and low level contact groups in Rugby union players
Supervisors: Mike McGuigan

Ivan Jukic (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Implementation of the absolute velocity cut-offs during resistance training
Supervisors: Eric Helms, John Cronin

Kedric Kwan (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Assessing autoregulation strategies for fatigue management and performance enhancement in energy restricted powerlifters
Supervisors: Eric Helms, Adam Storey, Brandon Roberts

Paul Macadam (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Quantifying over ground sprint-running rotational workload with wearable resistance using inertial sensors
Supervisors: John Cronin, Jono Neville

Joey McGrath (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Can a low-cost IMU in combination with machine learning accurately measure fast-bowling workload in cricket?
Supervisors:
Jono Neville, Paul Winwood, John Cronin

Samuel McKenzie (MSpEC Candidate)
Topic: Secondary school first XV rugby players' perceptions of the coaching environment: A qualitative descriptive study
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, Simon Walters

Dustin Oranchuk (PhD Candidate) 
Topic: The effect of eccentric quasi-isometric training on muscle morphology and performance
Supervisors: John Cronin, Adam Storey, Andre Nelson

Gabrielle Peach (PhD Candidate)
Topic: The role of strength and conditioning in youth motor development
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, John Cronin

Andrew Pichardo (PhD Candidate)
Topic: The benefits of resistance training with or without weightlifting for athletic development in youth males
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, Jon Oliver, Peter Maulder, John Cronin

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: John Cronin, Jono Neville

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

Lesley Sommerfield (PhD Candidate) 
Topic: The effect of a school based injury prevention programme on lower extremity injury risk and performance in youth females
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, Chris Whatman, Peter Maulder

Colby Sousa (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Implementation of a Power Day to Improve Performance and Recovery
Supervisors: Eric Helms, Adam Storey, Michael Zourdos

Alyssa-Joy Spence (PhD Candidate)

Topic: Relationship between maximal strength and flexibility in highly trained strength athletes
Supervisors: Michael McGuigan, Erica Helms

Richard Sylvester (PhD Candidate)
Topic:
Transfer of cyclic vs acyclic strength to 10m performance throughout growth and maturation in female athletes
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

Kaushik Talukdar (PhD Candidate)
Topic: Optimization of sprint performance in young female athletes
Supervisors: Craig Harrison, Michael McGuigan

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

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