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The Associations between Talent Development Environments and Psychological Skills in Iranian Youth Athletes: A Variable and Person-centred Approach

Journal Article
Martindale, R., Li, C., Andronikos, G., Jafari, M., & Badami, R. (in press)
The Associations between Talent Development Environments and Psychological Skills in Iranian Youth Athletes: A Variable and Person-centred Approach. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ,
The environment plays a significant role in the development of talent athletes. A big part of this is preparing athletes with the psychological skills to cope and thrive throu...

The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phases on Running Repeated Sprint Ability

Journal Article
Di Nicola, S., Ferrier, B., Florida-James, G., & Kavaliauskas, M. (2022)
The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phases on Running Repeated Sprint Ability. International Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.v2i1.137
Female participation in regular sport activities has increased in recent years, yet their representation in sports and exercise science literature remains low. This can be par...

The Effects of Sprint Interval Training on Physical Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal Article
Hall, A. J., Aspe, R. R., Craig, T. P., Kavaliauskas, M., Babraj, J., & Swinton, P. A. (in press)
The Effects of Sprint Interval Training on Physical Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research, https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000004257
The present study aimed to synthesize findings from published research and through meta-analysis quantify the effect of sprint interval training (SIT) and potential moderators...

German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5)

Journal Article
Alfermann, D., Lobinger, B., Nesges, O., Martindale, R., & Andronikos, G. (in press)
German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5). German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-022-00850-x
The quality of the talent development environment and how it supports youth athletes has been identified as one major factor of success. Nonetheless, in psychological talent a...

From Sighthill to the Superbowl? Young Napier Knights make moves in American football

Other
Laird, P. (2022)
From Sighthill to the Superbowl? Young Napier Knights make moves in American football. [News blog]. Edinburgh
Edinburgh Napier Knights, the university’s American football team, is celebrating the achievement of breakthrough quarterback Cameron Dunn - one of several young players who a...

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
Student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities are often perceived as solitary activities, resulting in a limited range of students t...

An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game

Report
Laird, P., & Clark, J. (2022)
An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game. BAFCA
This study examined individual player video viewing times prior to a game over the course of a competitive season. Analysis of whether viewing times were directly influenced b...

Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Journal Article
Lord, R., & Kavaliauskas, M. (2022)
Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching. Strength and Conditioning Journal, https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000726
Women are underrepresented in strength and conditioning (S&C) coaching, arguably more so than women in sport coaching. They account for approximately 6-16% of strength and con...

Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes

Presentation / Conference
Aitkenhead, R., Kirkwood, L., Florida-James, G., & Ingram-Sills, L. (2022, April)
Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes. Poster presented at The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance 2022 (The Physiological Society), Nottingham
Female participation in elite sport is rising, the most recent Olympic games, Tokyo 2020, was the most gender-balanced games in history but research within female athletes is ...

Trail use, motivations and environmental attitudes of 3780 European mountain bikers: what is sustainable?

Journal Article
Campbell, T., Kirkwood, L., McLean, G., Torsius, M., & Florida-James, G. (2021)
Trail use, motivations and environmental attitudes of 3780 European mountain bikers: what is sustainable?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(24), Article 12971. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182412971
Background: The extent to which mountain biking impacts upon the environment is largely determined by rider behaviours. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understa...
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Hindsight: Improving awareness through rearward vision

2022 - 2022
While cycling is currently undergoing a period of growth, safety concerns - primarily relating to coexistence with motorised vehicles - remains a significant barrier to participation amongst potential...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,914

Football Sport Psychology PhD Studentship

2022 - 2026
Through a matched-funded PhD between the School of Applied Sciences (Edinburgh Napier University) and Soccer PDP, this project aims to develop an applied sport psychology resource for grass roots and ...
Funder: Soccer PDP | Value: £32,277

Greenock Morton FC Masters by Research project

2021 - 2023
This research project will be embedded within the talent development environment of a professional football club at both senior and academy level. The aim of the project will be to gather data surroun...
Funder: Greenock Morton Football Club Ltd | Value: £21,669

MRes with Hibernaian Football Club

2021 - 2023
This research project will be embedded within the daily practices of a professional football club at both senior and academy level. The aim of this project will be to bring objectivity and scientific...
Funder: The Hibernian Football Club Limited | Value: £23,136

SCS - Precision Pedal Project

2021 - 2022
This project aims to create an innovative bicycle pedal designed to withstand Scottish conditions which are known to be uniquely demanding upon mountain bikes and componentry. There are two main elem...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Future directions and trends for off road e-bike use and impact in the UK

2021 - 2022
The aim of this study is to identify likely changes in user behaviour for off-road e-bike use, based on foreseeable changes in e-bike technology, the cycle market and user behaviour. The purpose of t...
Funder: British Cycling | Value: £29,998

Bike Saddle Design

2020 - 2021
With an increased number of people taking to their bikes through the current Covid 19 pandemic and cycling being seen as part of the transport and delivery solutions in the future, particularly when a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

BikeSenz: getting to grips with cyclists' comfort.

2019 - 2019
Although the overall benefits of cycling to health and wellbeing are well understood, the prevalence of several painful and debilitating injuries of the wrist, including ulnar neuropathy and carpal tu...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,999

The influence of aerobic exercise training to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity and vascular dysfunction in breast cancer and leukaemia patients

2018 - 2021
This project will be based in the Sport, Exercise and Health Research theme within the School of Applied Sciences, and is led by Dr. Mark Ross, Miss Karen Campbell and Professor Geraint Florida-James ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £58,079

Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants

2018 - 2018
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Funder: Scottish Cycling | Value: £4,999
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All-out sprinting: reliability and sensitivity of testing, and the effects of work-to-rest ratio and exercise modality

2020 - 2022
Dr Mykolas Kavaliauskas | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills

Establishing the effectiveness of screening and prehabilitation methods utilised by soccer clubs to identify and reduce lower limb indirect injuries; and the perceptions of these by soccer players, coaches and medical science staff

2020 - 2025
Mr. Colin McLelland | Director of Studies: Dr Susan Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Alan McCall

The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism

2015 - 2019
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nation...
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

An investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes

2015 - 2017
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
Dr Hollie Fountain | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

The combined effect of high intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation of insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese males and females

2014 - 2016
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

Noncontact injuries in Scottish hockey: A study of epidemiology, current practice and a preventative measure

2014 - 2022
Mr Tom Johnston | Director of Studies: Dr Konstantinos Kaliarntas | Second Supervisor: Dr Susan Brown

The trajectory to elite level: an investigation of the individual and environmental features of within career transitions in sport

2013 - 2018
Dr George Andronikos | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

The influence of age, aerobic fitness, cardiovascular risk factors and cytomegalovirus on angiogenic T cells and endothelial progenitor cells

2011 - 2016
Dr Mark Ross | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

2011 - 2017
Dr Cedric English | Director of Studies: Prof Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Christine Nash

Ambulatory physiological assessment: an ergonomic approach to the dynamic work environment and temporal variability in heart rate variability, blood pressure and the cortisol awakening response.

2011 - 2015
Dr Tom Campbell | Director of Studies: Prof Geraint Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury