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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

Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching (2022)
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 conditioning coaches at all levels, thus negatively affecting the gendered exp... Read More about Sociological Tools for Improving Women's Representation and Experiences in Strength and Conditioning Coaching.

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.

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)
Presentation / Conference
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.

Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment (2021)
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Taylor, S. (2021). Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13907

Examines the challenges that living and moving in high-altitude environments present to the human body and how to manage them. Available online: https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13... Read More about Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment.

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.

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

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

Self-reported sports injuries and later-life health status in 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries: a cross-sectional survey among those competing in the games between London 1948 and PyeongChang 2018 (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, D., Cooper, D. J., Emery, C., Batt, M. E., Engebretsen, L., Scammell, B. E., …Budgett, R. (2020). Self-reported sports injuries and later-life health status in 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries: a cross-sectional survey among those competing in the games between London 1948 and PyeongChang 2018. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(1), 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101772

Objective: Describe the self-reported prevalence and nature of Olympic-career injury and general health and current residual symptoms in a self-selected sample of retired Olympians. Methods: 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries completed a cr... Read More about Self-reported sports injuries and later-life health status in 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries: a cross-sectional survey among those competing in the games between London 1948 and PyeongChang 2018.

“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 (2020)
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 exploring surf therapy program theory in SFD contexts. Theoretical explora... Read More about “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.

Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football (2020)
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Laird, P. (2020). Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football. https://www.bafca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Coaching-Dropout-A-Study-of-volunteer-Head-Coaches-in-American-Football.pdf: British American Football Coaches Association

This was a longitudinal study from a population of UK based American Football Head Coaches (n=49) who had who had left their posts over three off-seasons covering two competitive seasons. Each coach received a questionnaire based upon a previous meth... Read More about Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football.