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An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game (2022)
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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 by the stage in the season, previous results, and recurrence of opponent wer... Read More about An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game.

STEM educational engagement through competition, sport and wearable technology (2022)
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

Clinical and health economic evaluation of a post-stroke arrhythmia monitoring service (2022)
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 arrhythmia monitoring is advised in selected patients following a stroke or... Read More about Clinical and health economic evaluation of a post-stroke arrhythmia monitoring service.

Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes (2022)
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 lacking. This study investigated if different phases of the menstrual cycle... Read More about Influence of menstruation on training schedules in female mountain bike athletes.

Translational Applications of Wearable Sensors in Education: Implementation and Efficacy (2022)
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 confidence in learning sports science with new wearable technologies, speci... Read More about Translational Applications of Wearable Sensors in Education: Implementation and Efficacy.

Trail use, motivations and environmental attitudes of 3780 European mountain bikers: what is sustainable? (2021)
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), 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 understanding of how mountain bikers interact with the natural environment and expl... Read More about Trail use, motivations and environmental attitudes of 3780 European mountain bikers: what is sustainable?.

The influence of training volume on training and match injury risk in elite Scottish rugby union players (2021)
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Paul, C., Campbell, T., Yule, S., Walsh, J., Martindale, R., & Palmer, D. (2021, November). The influence of training volume on training and match injury risk in elite Scottish rugby union players. Poster presented at IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco

BACKGROUND Training volume has been shown to influence injury risk in elite Rugby Union players. OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of training volume on injury risk in elite Scottish Rugby Union players. DESIGN A prospective, observational... Read More about The influence of training volume on training and match injury risk in elite Scottish rugby union players.

Ankle Proprioception in Male and Female Surfers and the Implications of Motor Experience and Lower-Body Strength (2021)
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, inversion, and eversion) and the level of competition explained ankle movem... Read More about Ankle Proprioception in Male and Female Surfers and the Implications of Motor Experience and Lower-Body Strength.

Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial (2021)
Journal Article
Hamilton, R., Garden, C. L., & Brown, S. J. (2022). Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 29, 60-67

Background: Despite the lack of objective evidence, spinal manual therapies have been common practice for many years, particularly for treatment of lower back pain (LBP). This exploratory study measured and analysed the effect of a spinal mobilisatio... Read More about Immediate effect of a spinal mobilisation intervention on muscle stiffness, tone and elasticity in subjects with lower back pain – A randomised cross-over trial.

Exercise for individuals with bone metastases: A systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Weller, S., Hart, N. H., Bolam, K. A., Mansfield, S., Mina, D. S., Winters-Stone, K. M., …Campbell, K. L. (2021). Exercise for individuals with bone metastases: A systematic review. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 166, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2021.103433

Background Exercise has the potential to improve physical function and quality of life in individuals with bone metastases but is often avoided due to safety concerns. This systematic review summarizes the safety, feasibility and efficacy of exerci... Read More about Exercise for individuals with bone metastases: A systematic review.

Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated (2021)
Journal Article
Taylor, G. S., Shaw, A., Smith, K., Capper, T. E., Scragg, J. H., Cronin, M., …West, D. J. (2021). Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated. Scientific Reports, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93886-2

Background: Exercise mobilizes angiogenic cells, which stimulate vascular repair. However, limited research suggests exercise-induced increase of endothelial progenitor cell (EPCs) is completely lacking in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Clarification, along... Read More about Type 1 diabetes patients increase CXCR4+ and CXCR7+ haematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells with exercise, but the response is attenuated.

BAFCA 10 Year Vision (2021)
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Laird, P., & Hill, W. (2021). BAFCA 10 Year Vision. BAFCA

To be effective, coaches need to fulfil several different roles within a team, these include technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of our game. It is therefore vital to provide ongoing development opportunities to encourage coaches to enh... Read More about BAFCA 10 Year Vision.

The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches (2021)
Journal Article
Hall, A., English, C., Jones, L., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. (2022). The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 9(1), 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0103

Currently, little is known about how elite coaches acculturate and how they manage their acculturation environment. This study examines the acculturation experiences of elite rugby union coaches and their management of multicultural squads. Five mal... Read More about The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches.

Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA. [YouTube]

Adam and Pete are joined by BAFRA president Davie Parsons and James Ford- Bannister (recruiting)

Coaches Round table - DB's (2021)
Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021). Coaches Round table - DB's. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with Great Britain national coaches discussing Defensive Back play

Analytics in Football (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Analytics in Football. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with sports analysts and coaches on the current development and application of analytics in Football.

Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players (2021)
Journal Article
Coyne, L. M., Newell, M., Hoozemans, M. J. M., Morrison, A., & Brown, S. J. (in press). Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players. Sports Biomechanics, https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2021.1890197

Motion capture systems are used in the analysis and interpretation of athlete movement patterns for a variety of reasons, but data integrity remains critical regardless of the purpose of measurement. The extent to which marker location or constrainin... Read More about Marker location and knee joint model constraint affect the reporting of overhead squat kinematics in elite youth football players.

Coach John Beam - Ready Ready? (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). Coach John Beam - Ready Ready?. [YouTube]

A vodcast interview with star of the netflix series Last Chance U, Coach John Beam.

The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley (2021)
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Laird, P. (2021). The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley. [Online Video]

An online interview and discussion with analytics guru Coach Kevin Kelley.