Dr Elizabeth Bradshaw - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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My research is largely focused upon biomechanics and motor control of human movement with specific interest in sports performance, injury mechanisms, movement variability, and human gait.

Contact

Phone :(03) 9953 3030 (Melbourne)
Email :Elizabeth.Bradshaw@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Biomechanics ; Sport Techniques ; Biomechanics of Sport Techniques ; Injury Mechanisms ; Movement Variability ; Motor Control of Human Gait ; Human Gait ; Gait ; Injury ;

Methods Expertise

Biomechanics ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications

2013

Analysing Technique, in Pyke, F.S. (Ed). Coaching Excellence. Champagne: Human Kinetics.

2012

Mechanical loading with or without weight-bearing activity: Influence on bone strength in elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field, in Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

Performance score variation between days at Australian national and Olympic women's artistic gymnastics competition, in Journal of Sports Sciences (print version)

Improving lower limb weight distribution asymmetry during the squat using Nintendo Wii balance boards and real-time feedback, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Biomechanical approaches to identify and quantify injury mechanisms and risk factors in women's artistic gymnastics, in Sports Biomechanics

2011

The assessment of adolescent female athletes using standing and reactive long jumps, in Sports Biomechanics (print version)

2010

Jump kinetics, bone health and nutrition in elite adolescent female athletes, in Proceedings of the 28th conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

The inter-day reliability of a method used to determine vertical, knee and ankle stiffness during running, in Proceedings of the 28th confernce of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Reliability and variability of day-to-day vault training measures in artistic gymnastics., in Sports Biomechanics (print version)

2009

Are anthropometric, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance variables related to clubhead velocity in low- and high- handicap golfers?, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (print version)

The Effect of Biological Movement Variability on the Performance of the Golf Swing in High- and Low- Handicapped Players, in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (print version)Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sp...

Stabilising the hip and pelvis during running: Is there an explosive solution for uninjured athletes?, in Scientific Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports

2008

Kinematic alterations due to different loading schemes in early acceleration sprint performance from starting blocks, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Optimal crank arm length and body position for road sprint cycling performance, in The XXVI International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports Proceedings

2007

Measurement agreement (repeatability) for a countermovement jump protocol using a portable forceplate, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Laterality and its effect on lower extremity musculoskeletal stiffness in male soccer players and track runners, in Proceedings of the XXV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

Is jumping and landing technique symmetrical in female gymnasts?, in Proceedings of the XXV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

Evaluating strength qualities of athletes using relationships between jump protocols, in Proceedings of the XXV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

Biological movement variability during the sprint start: Performance enhancement or hindrance?, in Sports Biomechanics

2006

Jump kinetic determinants of sprint acceleration performance from starting blocks in male sprinters, in Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

Novel insights on lower limb musculoskeletal health and performance in pre-adolescent and adolescent gymnasts, in Proceedings of the XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport

Visual Guidance during competition performance and runthrough training in long jumping, in Sports Biomechanics

2005

A Six Week Netball Jimp Shot Shooting Intervention can Improve Netball Shooting Accuracy, in Proceedings of XXIII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

Physical Power; Technical & Aesthetic Execution Qualities in Dressage Riding - A Preliminary Investigation, in Proceedings of XXIII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

2004

Target directed running in gymnastics: A preliminary exploration of vaulting, in Sports Biomechanics (print version)

Anthropometric and biomechanical field measures of floor and vault ability in 8-14 year old talent-selected gymnasts, in Sports Biomechanics (print version)

Other information

SUPERVISION OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Corey Joseph 2008-2012 [Principal]
Mark Moresi 2007-2011 [Principal]
Peter Maulder 2006-2011 [Co-Supervisor][Auckland Uni.of Tech.]
Christian Lorenzen 2005-2006 [Co-Supervisor]

SUPERVISION OF MASTERS STUDENTS
Erin Bowerman 2012-2013 [Associate Supervisor][Auckland Uni.of Tech.]
Kevin Lieberthal 2010-2014 [Principal]
Robert Mehan 2008-2012 [Principal]
Peter Maulder 2003-2005 [Co-Supervisor][Auckland Uni.of Tech.]
Melanie Henderson 2002-2004 [Co-Supervisor][Auckland Uni.of Tech.]

SUPERVISION OF HONOURS STUDENTS
Daniel Martin 2013 [Principal]
Cecilia Nguyen 2012 [Principal]
Kylie Thomas 2010-2012 [Co-Supervisor]
Aaron Smith 2010 -2011 [Principal]
Rian McGough 2010 [Co-Supervisor]
Simon Blundell 2010 [Principal]
Nicholas Blackah 2009-2010 [Principal]
Jennifer O'Connor 2009-2010 [Principal]
Daniel Meehan 2008-2009 [Co-Supervisor]
Cameron Christiansen 2007 [Principal]
Eleisha Lilley 2006 [Principal]
Corey Joseph 2006 [Principal]
Chris Brennan 2001 [Co-Supervisor][Deakin University]

GENERAL
Exercise and Sports Science Australia Accredited Sports Scientist
Exercise and Sports Science Australia Accredited Sports Biomechanist
Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

Chair, 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport conference, Melbourne, July 2-6, 2012

Host, Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science conference, Melbourne, March 27-30, 2008

Research Associate, Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology