Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Martindale, R. & Douglas, C. (2008). Review of Academies for PRL. Twickenham: Premiership Rugby Limited
No abstract available.
Betzler, N., Brown, S., Wallace, E. S., Otto, S. R. & Shan, G. (2008). Effect of 6-iron club properties on thorax and pelvis rotation at key events of the golf swing. In Science and Golf V. Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf, 455-461. ISBN 978-0-9788734-1-7
Various previous studies analysed trunk alignment at key events of the golf swing, but in most cases players swung only one type of golf club or clubs from different categorie...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Olivares, P., Andronikos, G. & Martindale, R. (2017). Spanish Version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire for Sport: Cultural Adaptation and Initial Validation. PLoS ONE. 12(6)doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177721. ISSN 1932-6203
This study aimed to translate the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire into Spanish and provide an initial validation. A recommended methodology for translation and cu...
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Boyde, A., Staines, K., Javaheri, B., Millan, J., Pitsillides, A. & Farquharson, C. (in press). A distinctive patchy osteomalacia characterises Phospho1 deficient mice. Journal of Anatomy. ISSN 0021-8782
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 KO mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and sp...
Morrison, A., McGrath, D. & Wallace, E. S. (in press). The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting. Journal of Sports Sciences. ISSN 0264-0414
The trajectory of the clubhead close to ball impact during the golf swing has previously been shown to be planar. However, the relationship between the plane orientation and t...
Li, C., Martindale, R., Wu, Y. & Si, G. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire with Chinese talented athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences. , 1-7. doi:10.1080/02640414.2017.1282619. ISSN 0264-0414
The development of talented athletes is a priority for many countries across the world, including China. A validated Chinese 5-factor Talent Development Environment Questionna...
Staines, K. A., Poulet, B., Wentworth, D. N. & Pitsillides, A. A. (2017). The STR/ort mouse model of spontaneous osteoarthritis – an update. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 25(6), 802-808. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.12.014. ISSN 1063-4584
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and a world-wide healthcare burden. Characterized by cartilage degradation, subchondral bone thickening and osteophyte formation...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G. & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Identifying talented track and field athletes: The impact of relative age effect on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation training camps. Journal of Sports Sciences. , 1-7. doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1260151. ISSN 0264-0414
This study examined the impact of relative age effect (RAE) on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation (RFEA) training camps (TC) between 2006 and 2013. Overall...
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P. & Babraj, J. A. (2016). Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health. , 1-7. doi:10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x. ISSN 1824-7490
The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females.
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L. & Florida-James, G. (2016). Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics. 58, 566-572. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010. ISSN 0003-6870
We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed th...
Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E. & Palmer-Green, D. (2016). Great Britain's Olympians with generalised joint hypermobility have a higher prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 24(Sup. 1), S218. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.421. ISSN 1063-4584
Purpose: Individuals with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) are reported, in the clinical setting, to be at greater risk of developing musculoskeletal related joint pain, ...
Kavaliauskas, M., Kilvington, R. & Babraj, J. (2017). Effects of in-season uphill sprinting on physical characteristics in semi-professional soccer players. Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness. 57(3), 165-170. doi:10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06066-7. ISSN 1827-1928
AIM: Soccer performance is determined by a number of physiological adaptations that can be altered by high intensity training. However, the effectiveness of using an uphill sp...
Andronikos, G., Elumaro, A. I., Westbury, T. & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Relative age effect: implications for effective practice. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(12), 1124-1131. doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1093647. ISSN 0264-0414
Physical and psychological differences related to birthdate amongst athletes of the same selection year have been characterised as the “relative age effects” (RAEs). RAEs have...
Allison, P., Gray, S., Sproule, J., Nash, C., Martindale, R. & Wang, J. (2015). Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education. Improving Schools. 18(3), 207-220. doi:10.1177/1365480215599298. ISSN 1365-4802
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary a...
Brown, H. E., Lafferty, M. E. & Triggs, C. (2015). In the face of adversity: Resiliency in winter sport athletes. Science and Sports. 30(5), 105-117. doi:10.1016/j.scispo.2014.09.006. ISSN 0765-1597
Objectives. — To explore winter sports athletes’ experiences of adversity within their sporting careers.
Methods. — Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with se...