Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
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...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
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...
Crabtree, D. R. & Blannin, A. K. (2014). Effects of Exercise in the Cold on Ghrelin, PYY, and Food Intake in Overweight Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47(1), 49-57. doi:10.1249/mss.0000000000000391. ISSN 0195-9131
Purpose: Exercise in cold water has been shown to simulate postexercise energy intake (EI) in normal-weight individuals. However, the effect of cold exercise on EI in overweig...
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...
Crabtree, D. R., Chambers, E. S., Hardwick, R. M. & Blannin, A. K. (2014). The effects of high-intensity exercise on neural responses to images of food. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 99(2), 258-267. doi:10.3945/ajcn.113.071381. ISSN 0002-9165
Background: Acute bouts of high-intensity exercise modulate peripheral appetite regulating hormones to transiently suppress hunger. However, the effects of physical activity o...
Sproule, J., Martindale, R., Wang, J., Allison, P., Nash, C. & Gray, S. (2013). Investigating the experience of outdoor and adventurous project work in an educational setting using a self-determination framework. European Physical Education Review. 19(3), 315-328. doi:10.1177/1356336x13495629. ISSN 1356-336X
The purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation to explore the use of
outdoor and adventurous project work (PW) within an educational setting. Specifica...
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.
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...
Martindale, A. & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In Sproule, J. (Ed.). IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science, 264-277. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-912969-0
Martindale, R. J., Collins, D., Douglas, C. & Whike, A. (2012). Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(1), 41-47. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.718443. ISSN 0264-0414
It is clear that high class expertise and effective practice exists within many talent development environments across the world. However, there is also a general consensus th...
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...
Triggs, C., Lafferty, M. E., Brown, H. E. & Tolley, H. L. (2011). Metaphorical Use of Song Lyrics within Sport Psychology Practice: Targeting the Transition within a Premier League Football Youth Academy. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. 2(3), 183-195. doi:10.1080/21520704.2011.619046. ISSN 2152-0704
This article explains how a sport psychologist practitioner used
metaphors within song lyrics to broach the transition phase of retention
or release with elite young football ...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...