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The motivations, identities, and environmental sensibilities of contemporary e-mountain bike users

Book Chapter
Ingram-Sills, L. (2024)
The motivations, identities, and environmental sensibilities of contemporary e-mountain bike users. In J. Cherrington (Ed.), Mountain Biking, Culture and Society. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003361626-5
During an era of rapid technological improvement, the demand for e-mountain biking is growing. Furthermore, an older demographic of rider participates in e-mountain biking in ...

Exploring Talent Identification in Australian Rules Football: The Nuances of the Athlete Recruitment Process

Journal Article
Larkin, P., Bonney, N., Dugdale, J. H., Kittel, A., & Reeves, M. J. (2022)
Exploring Talent Identification in Australian Rules Football: The Nuances of the Athlete Recruitment Process. Journal of Expertise, 5(4), 169-183
The process of talent identification and recruitment is a key element of the elite athlete talent pathway. As such, it is important to understand the information and specific ...

Men Are from Quartile One, Women Are from? Relative Age Effect in European Soccer and the Influence of Age, Success, and Playing Status

Journal Article
Andrew, M., Finnegan, L., Datson, N., & Dugdale, J. H. (2022)
Men Are from Quartile One, Women Are from? Relative Age Effect in European Soccer and the Influence of Age, Success, and Playing Status. Children, 9(11), Article 1747. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9111747
The relative age effect (RAE) is characterised by an overrepresentation of athletes born earlier in the selection year. Whilst an RAE is consistently evident in male soccer, e...

Injury-inciting activities in male and female football players: a systematic review

Journal Article
Aiello, F., Impellizzeri, F. M., Brown, S. J., Serner, A., & Mccall, A. (in press)
Injury-inciting activities in male and female football players: a systematic review. Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-022-01753-5
Background A comprehensive examination of the sport-specific activities performed at the time of injury is important to hypothesise injury mechanisms, develop prevention strat...

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...

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...

Clinical and health economic evaluation of a post-stroke arrhythmia monitoring service

Journal Article
Muggeridge, D., Callum, K., Macpherson, L., Howard, N., Graune, C., Megson, I., …Leslie, S. J. (2022)
Clinical and health economic evaluation of a post-stroke arrhythmia monitoring service. British Journal of Cardiology, 29(2), 46-51. https://doi.org/10.5837/bjc.2022.015
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of recurrent stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in the UK. As many patients can have asymptomatic paroxysmal AF, prolonged a...
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Performance Analysis in Football: Understanding the set piece

2023 - 2025
This study aims to explore and the interaction between player, environment, and task within set plays in football through the framework of Dynamic Systems Theory. The objective is to assist coaches in...
Funder: Scottish Football Association Ltd | Value: £4,850

Football Sport Nutrition PhD Studentship

2022 - 2025
Through a funded PhD between the School of Applied Sciences (Edinburgh Napier University) and Soccer PDP, this project aims to develop an applied sport nutrition resource for grass roots and amateur f...
Funder: Soccer PDP | Value: £36,228

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

Acceptability and feasibility of using peer-led exercise snacks to increase physical fitness in adolescents

2022 - 2023
Aims. This study aims to carry out a pilot and feasibility study into the use of ‘Exercise snacks’ - short bouts of high-intensity exercise – in adolescents.
Funder: National Institute for Health Research | Value: £5,478

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

MRes - Player Profiling in professional male football (project 2)

2022 - 2024
The aim of this project will be to bring objectivity and scientific rigor to an existing, in-house, physical profiling protocol encompassing a series of football-specific outcome measures.
Funder: The Hibernian Football Club Limited | Value: £23,136

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

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

Does Residual Beta Cell Function and Exercise Offer Synergistic Protection Against Hyperglycaemic Induced Circulating Vasoprotective Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes?

2021 - 2022
For people with T1D, exercise is beneficial, potentially reducing the progression of diabetes-related complications. Many people (up to 80%) with T1D still release small amounts of insulin together wi...
Funder: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

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
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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

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 G Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills

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

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

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

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 G Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone

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 G Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

Sleep disruption, immune cell redeployment and endocrine response following an acute bout of exercise

2007 - 2016
Dr Lesley Ingram-Sills | Director of Studies: Prof G Florida-James | Second Supervisor: Dr Eva Malone
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