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Biography

Robert completed his undergraduate degree in Human Movement at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Due to his passion for exercise and sport science, Robert then completed his Honours and PhD at UTS.

His research involved the analysis of the biomechanics of sprint acceleration in field sport athletes, and the effects of different speed, strength and power training methodologies.

Including the University of Newcastle, Robert has taught at UTS and the University of Sydney, and regularly lectures for the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation.

Robert's current research interests include analysing the effects of supplementation for muscle strength and hypetrophy, as well as investigating the training practices of field sport athletes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Technology Sydney, 23/03/2010
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Technology Sydney, 03/10/2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Technology Sydney, 03/10/2002

Research

Research keywords

  • Acceleration
  • Biomechanics
  • Strength and conditioning

Research expertise

My research has a strong interdisciplinary focus, as has focused on areas such as strength and conditioning, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. Predminantly, I have analysed speed and acceleration performance in field sport athletes. This research has focused on the biomechanics of sprint technique, and the processes involved in developing strength and power in these athletes.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110600Human Movement And Sports Science100

Invitations

2007 NSW Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Sports Medicine Australia, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Subject coordinator at the University of Newcastle, UTS and the University of Sydney.

Member of the UTS Human Performance Centre Research and Ethics Committee.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Human development

Teaching expertise

I have lectured and tutored at UTS, the University of Sydney, the Sydney Academy of Sport, the Australian Fitness Network, and the Department of Sport and Recreation. The disciplinary areas in which I have taught include biomechanics, physical activity, human growth and development, research methods and statistics, and strength and onditioning.

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Publications

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Journal article (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lockie RG, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'Acceleration Kinematics in Cricketers: Implications for Performance in the Field', JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 13 128-136 (2014) [C1]
2014Scott BR, Dascombe BJ, Delaney JA, Elsworthy N, Lockie RG, Sculley DV, Slattery KM, 'The Validity and Reliability of a Customized Rigid Supportive Harness During Smith Machine Back Squat Exercise', JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 28 636-642 (2014) [C1]
2014Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'Effects of sprint and plyometrics training on field sport acceleration technique.', J Strength Cond Res, 28 1790-1801 (2014)
2014Hart NH, Spiteri T, Lockie RG, Nimphius S, Newton RU, 'Detecting deficits in change of direction performance using the preplanned multidirectional Australian football league agility test.', J Strength Cond Res, 28 3552-3556 (2014)
2014Lockie RG, Callaghan SJ, Berry SP, Cooke ER, Jordan CA, Luczo TM, Jeffriess MD, 'Relationship between unilateral jumping ability and asymmetry on multidirectional speed in team-sport athletes.', J Strength Cond Res, 28 3557-3566 (2014)
2014Lockie RG, Schultz AB, Jordan CA, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, Luczo TM, 'Can Selected Functional Movement Screen Assessments be used to Identify Movement Deficiencies that could affect Multidirectional Speed and Jump Performance?', J Strength Cond Res, (2014)
2014Scott BR, Slattery KM, Lockie RG, Dascombe BJ, Sculley DV, 'Reliability of telemetric electromyography and near-infrared spectroscopy during high-intensity resistance exercise', Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, (2014)
2014Lockie RG, Jeffriess MD, McGann TS, Callaghan SJ, 'Ankle muscle function during preferred and non-Preferred 45° directional cutting in semi-professional basketball players', International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14 574-593 (2014)
2014Scott BR, Slattery KM, Sculley DV, Lockie RG, Dascombe BJ, 'Reliability of telemetric electromyography and near-infrared spectroscopy during high-intensity resistance exercise', Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24 722-730 (2014)
2014Lockie RG, Schultz AB, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'The effects of traditional and enforced stopping speed and agility training on multidirectional speed and athletic function.', J Strength Cond Res, 28 1538-1551 (2014)
2014Lockie RG, Jeffriess MD, McGann TS, Callaghan SJ, Schultz AB, 'Planned and reactive agility performance in semiprofessional and amateur basketball players.', Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9 766-771 (2014)
2013Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Schultz AB, Jeffriess MD, Callaghan SJ, 'Influence of Sprint Acceleration Stance Kinetics on Velocity and Step Kinematics in Field Sport Athletes', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 2494-2503 (2013) [C1]
2013Lockie RG, Schultz AB, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'The effects of isokinetic knee extensor and flexor strength on dynamic stability as measured by functional reaching', Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21 301-309 (2013) [C1]
2013Scott BR, Lockie RG, Knight TJ, Clark AC, de Jonge XAKJ, 'A Comparison of Methods to Quantify the In-Season Training Load of Professional Soccer Players', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 8 195-202 (2013) [C1]
2013Lockie RG, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'Analysis of specific speed testing for cricketers', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 2981-2988 (2013) [C1]
2013Lockie RG, Vickery WM, 'Kinematics that differentiate the beach flags start between elite and non-elite sprinters', Biology of Sport, 30 255-261 (2013) [C1]
2013Lockie RG, Schultz AB, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, Berry SP, 'Reliability and Validity of a New Test of Change-of-Direction Speed for Field-Based Sports: the Change-of-Direction and Acceleration Test (CODAT)', JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 12 88-96 (2013) [C1]
2013Lockie RG, Schultz AB, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'The Relationship between Dynamic Stability and Multidirectional Speed.', J Strength Cond Res, (2013)
2012Lockie RG, Jeffriess MD, Schultz A, Callaghan SJ, 'Relationship between absolute and relative power with linear and change-of-direction speed in junior American football players from Australia', Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20 4-12 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN SCHULTZ

2012Lockie RG, Schultz A, Jeffriess MD, Callaghan SJ, 'The relationship between bilateral differences of knee flexor and extensor isokinetic strength and multi-directional speed', Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 20 211-219 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN SCHULTZ

2012Lockie RG, Jeffriess MD, Callaghan SJ, 'Running velocity during the run-a-three in experienced cricketers', Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 6 103-110 (2012) [C1]
2012Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Scott BR, Janse De Jonge XA, 'Quantifying session ratings of perceived exertion for field-based speed training methods in team sport athletes', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26 2721-2728 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: X JANSEDEJONGE

2012Lockie RG, Vickery WM, Janse De Jonge XA, 'Kinematics of the typical beach flags start for young adult sprinters', Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11 444-451 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: X JANSEDEJONGE

2012Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Schultz A, Knight TJ, Janse De Jonge XA, 'The effects of different speed training protocols on sprint acceleration kinematics and muscle strength and power in field sport athletes', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26 1539-1550 (2012) [C1]
2012Lockie RG, Schultz A, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'Physiological profile of national-level junior American football players in Australia', Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 6 127-136 (2012) [C2]

Co-authors: ADRIAN SCHULTZ

2011Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Knight TJ, Janse De Jonge XA, 'Factors that differentiate acceleration ability in field sport athletes', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 2704-2714 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: X JANSEDEJONGE

2007Spinks CD, Murphy AJ, Spinks WL, Lockie RG, 'The effects of resisted sprint training on acceleration performance and kinematics in soccer, rugby union, and Australian football players', JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 21 77-85 (2007) [C1]
2003Murphy AJ, Lockie RG, Coutts AJ, 'Kinematic determinants of early acceleration in field sport athletes', Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2 144-150 (2003) [C1]
2003Lockie RG, Murphy AJ, Spinks CD, 'Effects of resisted sled towing on sprint kinematics in field-sport athletes', JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 17 760-767 (2003) [C1]
2002Sprinks C, Murphy A, Spinks W, Lockie R, 'The effects of acceleration training on acceleration performance and sprint kinematics in football players', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 5 (2002) [C1]
2001Pine MJ, Murphy AJ, Watsford ML, Spurrs RW, Lockie RS, 'Validity and reliability of a new test of lower leg musculotendinous stiffness', Sports Medicine Australia, (2001) [C1]
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Conference (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Lockie RG, Callaghan SJ, Berry SP, Jeffriess MD, Schultz A, 'Relationship between dynamic stability as measured by lower-limb functional reach and multidirectional speed in team sport athletes', NSCA National Conference & Exhibition Abstracts, Providence, RI (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: ADRIAN SCHULTZ

2011Janse De Jonge XA, De Ruiter CJ, Lockie RG, 'Pilot study into the use of a repeated jump test for in-field athlete monitoring', 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science Book of Abstracts, Liverpool (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: X JANSEDEJONGE

2011Lockie RG, Schultz A, Callaghan SJ, Jeffriess MD, 'Vertical and propulsive ground reaction force during sprint acceleration in team sport athletes', 34th National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference and Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: ADRIAN SCHULTZ

2010Lockie RG, Murphy A, Janse De Jonge XA, 'Quantifying training load for free sprint, resisted sprint, plyometrics and weights training with session-RPE in field sport athletes', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Orlando, Florida (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: X JANSEDEJONGE

2009Lockie RG, Murphy A, 'The effects of sprint, resistance and plyometrics training on sprint acceleration kinematics and muscular function', 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Final Programme, Oslo, Norway (2009) [E3]
2007Lockie RG, Murphy A, McLachlan K, 'Correlation of acceleration performance in field sport athletes', Program and Abstracts: 2007 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement to: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport), Adelaide, S.A. (2007) [E3]
2007Rees S, Murphy A, Watsford M, Lockie RG, 'Effects of vibration exercise on lower limb strength and functional performance in an older population', 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts, Jyvaskyla, Finland (2007) [E3]
2007Lockie RG, Murphy A, McLachlan K, Rees S, 'Change in ground contact kinetics as a result of acceleration training in field sport athletes', 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts, Jyvaskyla, Finland (2007) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$12,608

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2013 (1 grants)

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Robert Lockie
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132014
GNo:G1401165

2012 (1 grants)

The effects of ankle taping on muscle activation and performance during planned and reactive agility tests in basketball players$3,806
Funding Body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Project Team
Doctor Robert Lockie, Mr Matt Jeffriess, Mr Adrian Schultz, Mr Sam Callaghan
SchemeRole
Research & Injury Prevention SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,80620122013
GNo:G1200945

2008 (1 grants)

Factors that determine faster performance in the start and acceleration phases of the beach flags race$5,102
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Robert Lockie
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,10220082008
GNo:G0188609

2007 (1 grants)

12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Finland, 11/7/2007 - 14/7/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Robert Lockie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188005
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112019PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Principal SupervisorLow Back Pain in Laser Class Sailors
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Dr Robert Lockie

Work Phone(02) 4349 4428
Fax(02) 4348 4145
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
Exercise and Sport Science
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaApplied Sciences
Office
SO:E1.43,
Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-lockie