Dr Ryan Timmins - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Ryan's research focuses around sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. His work is mainly within hamstring injury risk and interventions which can reduce the likelihood of an injury occurring.

His research has direct impact in elite sport, with practical outcomes and study designs being developed in consultation with Australian and International sporting organisations. These include the United States Olympic Committee, Arsenal Football Club, Manchester City Football Club, Port Adelaide Football Club, Richmond Australian Football Club and many others.


Phone :3772 (Melbourne)
Email :ryan.timmins@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Hamstring Injury ; Muscle ; Strength Training ; Sports Injury ; Sports Medicine ;

Methods Expertise

Ultrasound imaging ; Muscle strength testing ; Applied biomechanics -Vicon, EMG, dynamometry ; functional MRI ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Impact of the Nordic hamstring and hip extension exercises on hamstring architecture and morphology: implications for injury prevention, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Criteria for progressing rehabilitation and determining return-to-play clearance following hamstring strain injury: A systematic review, in Sports Medicine


Short biceps femoris fascicles and eccentric knee flexor weakness increase the risk of hamstring injury in elite football (soccer): a prospective cohort study, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Architectural adaptations of muscle to training and injury: a narrative review outlining the contributions by fascicle length, pennation angle and muscle thickness, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Biceps Femoris Architecture and Strength in Athletes with a Previous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction., in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)

Architectural Changes of the Biceps Femoris Long Head after Concentric or Eccentric Training., in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)

Is There Evidence to Support the Use of the Angle of Peak Torque as a Marker of Hamstring Injury and Re-Injury Risk?, in Sports Medicine


The Effect of Previous Hamstring Strain Injuries on the Change in Eccentric Hamstring Strength During Preseason Training in Elite Australian Footballers, in American Journal of Sports Medicine (print version)

Biceps Femoris Long Head Architecture: A Reliability and Retrospective Injury Study, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)

Eccentric Hamstring Strength and Hamstring Injury Risk in Australian Footballers, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)