Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
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...
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...
Curley, L., MacLean, R. & Murray, J. (2017). The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. 13(2), 57-72
The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the c...
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Dean of Applied Sciences
Boukelia, B., Fogarty, M. C., Davison, R. C. R. & Florida-James, G. D. (2016). Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C. European Journal of Applied Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5. ISSN 1439-6319
The Clara cell protein CC16, secreted from Clara cells in the lung, is discussed as a potential biomarker for toxic effects on the airways. An increased concentration...
Oliver, E. J., Hanson, C. L., Lindsey, I. A. & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2016). Exercise on referral: evidence and complexity at the nexus of public health and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 8(4), 731-736. doi:10.1080/19406940.2016.1182048. ISSN 1940-6940
Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are recommended by the National
Institute of Clinical Excellence for increasing physical activity in inactive patients with long-term health...
Palmer-Green, D. (2015). Epidemiology of Sports Injuries and Illnesses. In ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1-4. (4th). Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-77752-7, 978-1-118-77751-0
• Sports injury and illness epidemiology research is continuing to
• Study design and methods can influence the conclusions made
• The definition of injury/illne...
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...
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...
Martindale, R. (2014). The Practice Session - Talent Development. In Practical Sports CoachingTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9781444176704
Talent identification and development is an important part of youth sports coaching and it is clear that coaches and significant others play an important role at every stage. ...
Pitkethly, A. & Lau, P. W. C. (2014). Investigating the association of self-regulation of learning with adolescent leisure-time physical activity. Journal of Sports Science., s89. doi:10.1080/02640414.2014.968400
Low levels of physical activity (PA) are associated
with numerous health problems, and although a
moderately active lifestyle can reduce these risks,
levels of adolescent PA r...
Nash, C. & Martindale, R. (2013). The Relevance of Sports Science Information to Coaches of Football and Rugby League. In Dawson, B., Drust, B. & Nunome, H. (Eds.). Science and Football VII, 391-. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415689915, 9780203131879
No abstract available.
Palmer-Green, D. S., Stokes, K. A., Fuller, C. W., England, M., Kemp, S. P. T. & Trewartha, G. (2013). Match injuries in English youth academy and schools rugby union, an epidemiological study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(4), 749-755. doi:10.1177/0363546512473818. ISSN 0363-5465
Background - Numerous injury epidemiology studies have reported injury patterns in senior rugby union, but investigations in youth rugby are limited.
Purpose - To describe the...
Martindale, R. & Nash, C. (2013). Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(8), 807-819. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.754924. ISSN 0264-0414
While sport science can have significant and positive impact on coaches and athletes, there is still a general consensus that the transfer of sport science knowledge to coachi...
Graham, S. M., McKinley, M., Chris, C. C., Westbury, T., Baker, J. S., Kilgore, L. & Florida-James, G. (2012). Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 22(6), 462-466. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734. ISSN 1050-642X
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon.
Design: Prospective study gatheri...
Nash, C., Martindale, R., Collins, D. & Martindale, A. (2012). Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(10), 985-994. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.682079. ISSN 0264-0414
Research into expertise is increasing across a number of domains pertinent to sport. Whilst this increase is particularly apparent in coaching, a key question is how to identi...