Brendon Ferrier

Brendon Ferrier

Mr Brendon Ferrier

Lecturer

Biography

I completed my BSc in Sport & Exercise Science and MSc in Biomechanics at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia. During my time at ECU, I gained experience working alongside staff at the Australian Institute of Sport in a variety of sports, carrying out different roles, principally in biomechanical analysis of sports performance. In 2003 I joined the staff here at Edinburgh Napier University working principally as a lecturer in a range of modules and providing sports science support. In 2010 I gained a MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Glasgow. Currently I am completing a PhD in Biomechanics from ECU in the Biomechanics of Aerial Surfing.

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“When I was surfing with those guys I was surfing with family.” A Grounded Exploration of Program Theory within the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Surf Therapy Intervention

Journal Article
Marshall, J., Ferrier, B., Ward, P. B., & Martindale, R. (2020)
“When I was surfing with those guys I was surfing with family.” A Grounded Exploration of Program Theory within the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation Surf Therapy Intervention. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 11(2),
Surf therapy is an intervention increasingly being utilized to tackle a range of health inequalities for military veterans. While increasing evidence demonstrates the effectiv...

Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis

Journal Article
Farley, O. R., Secomb, J. L., Raymond, E. R., Lundgren, L. E., Ferrier, B. K., Abbiss, C. R., & Sheppard, J. M. (2018)
Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 32(10), 2939-2948. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002659
The study provides an in-depth descriptive and quantitative time-motion analysis of competitive surfing, using Global PositioningSystem (GPS) units and video synchronization, ...

The Assessment of Isometric, Dynamic, and Sports-Specific Upper-Body Strength in Male and Female Competitive Surfers

Journal Article
Parsonage, J., Secomb, J., Dowse, R., Ferrier, B., Sheppard, J., & Nimphius, S. (2018)
The Assessment of Isometric, Dynamic, and Sports-Specific Upper-Body Strength in Male and Female Competitive Surfers. Sports, 6(2), 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6020053
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in the dynamic strength index (DSI): an assessment of upper-body dynamic strength relative to maximal i...

Scoring analysis of the men’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 world championship tour of surfing: the importance of aerial manoeuvres in competitive surfing.

Journal Article
Ferrier, B., Sheppard, J., Farley, O. R. L., Secomb, J. L., Parsonage, J., Newton, R. U., & Nimphius, S. (2018)
Scoring analysis of the men’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 world championship tour of surfing: the importance of aerial manoeuvres in competitive surfing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1443747
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of aerial manoeuvres on scoring in professional surfing. 23631 waves were analysed for the number and types of aerial manoe...

Upper-Body Strength Measures and Pop-Up Performance of Stronger and Weaker Surfers

Journal Article
Parsonage, J., Secomb, J. L., Sheppard, J. M., Ferrier, B. K., Dowse, R. A., & Nimphius, S. (2017)
Upper-Body Strength Measures and Pop-Up Performance of Stronger and Weaker Surfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 1. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002377
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the isometric push-up (IPU), dynamic push-up (DPU), and force plate pop-up (FP POP) as measures of uppe...

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