Brendon Ferrier

Brendon Ferrier

Dr Brendon Ferrier

Lecturer

Biography

Recently (3rd September 2020) I completed my PhD in Biomechanics from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in my home city of Perth, Western Australia, where I also obtained my BSc in Sport & Exercise Science and MSc in Biomechanics. My research thesis was titled 'Characteristics and Determinants of Aerial Surfing with Implications for Representative Task Design'. 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.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited Submission to Feature Journal Issue

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Surfing performance analysis and presentation

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviews

 

Visiting Positions

  • Research Partner

 

Date


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STEM educational engagement through competition, sport and wearable technology

Presentation / Conference
James, D., Lee, J., Ohgi, Y., Petrone, N., Willis, C., Ferrier, B., …Parker, J. (2022, June)
STEM educational engagement through competition, sport and wearable technology. Poster presented at International Sports Engineering Association: The Engineering of Sport 14, Purdue University, US

Translational Applications of Wearable Sensors in Education: Implementation and Efficacy

Journal Article
Ferrier, B., Lee, J., Mbuli, A., & James, D. A. (2022)
Translational Applications of Wearable Sensors in Education: Implementation and Efficacy. Sensors, 22(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22041675
Background: Adding new approaches to teaching curriculums can be both expensive and complex to learn. The aim of this research was to gain insight into students' literacy and ...

Ankle Proprioception in Male and Female Surfers and the Implications of Motor Experience and Lower-Body Strength

Journal Article
Dowse, R. A., Secomb, J. L., Bruton, M., Parsonage, J., Ferrier, B., Waddington, G., & Nimphius, S. (in press)
Ankle Proprioception in Male and Female Surfers and the Implications of Motor Experience and Lower-Body Strength. Journal of strength and conditioning research, https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000004126
The primary objectives were to evaluate if the active movement extent discrimination apparatus (AMEDA) condition (i.e., front foot and back foot plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, ...

A mixed methods exploration of surf therapy piloted for youth well-being in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Journal Article
Marshall, J., Kamuskay, S., Margaedah Samai, M., Marah, I., Tonkara, F., Conteh, J., …Martindale, R. (2021)
A mixed methods exploration of surf therapy piloted for youth well-being in post-conflict Sierra Leone. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126267
Young people in post-conflict and post-epidemic contexts such as Sierra Leone face a range of mental health challenges as part of their daily life. An innovative approach to S...

“I feel happy when I surf because it takes stress from my mind”: An Initial Exploration of Program Theory within Waves for Change Surf Therapy in Post-Conflict Liberia

Journal Article
Marshall, J., Ferrier, B., Ward, P., & Martindale, R. (2020)
“I feel happy when I surf because it takes stress from my mind”: An Initial Exploration of Program Theory within Waves for Change Surf Therapy in Post-Conflict Liberia. Journal of Sport for Development, 9(1),
Surf therapy is a novel form of sport for development (SFD) intervention being utilized to support well-being within post-conflict settings. There is currently little research...

“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. (2020)
Upper-Body Strength Measures and Pop-Up Performance of Stronger and Weaker Surfers. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 34(10), 2982-2989. 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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