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Exercise and Sport Science
Research within Exercise & Sport Science is diverse and project populations range from elite athletes to low back pain patients.
Please see below for further information on current research projects and research interests of Exercise & Sport Science staff.
Motion Analysis of Field Sport Athletes
A strong research focus is the time-motion analysis of soccer through our link with the Central Coast Mariners Football Club. GPS technology is used to record position, velocity and acceleration during matches and training. The advantage of GPS technology is that it is more accurate than previous techniques and is able to record position and velocity for every second of a match and/or training session. The Exercise & Sport Science staff and research students are tackling the challenge of processing and analysing the enormous amount of data and generating a useful summary of the player's performance. This information is useful because it allows the estimation of the physiological demands of playing soccer. It also provides useful information to coaches that can be used to design optimal training regimes.
Contact: Dr. Xanne Janse de Jonge
Strength Training and Nutritional Supplementation
A second area of research is strength training and nutritional supplementation. Both athletes and members of the general population alike often rely on nutritional supplementation for gains in physical performance. Determining the effectiveness of a range of nutritional supplements, and the mechanisms of any performance improvement, is a goal of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle. A particular focus of the discipline is on protein supplementation and exercise in women. Fluctuations in female steroid hormones cause many physiological changes, including substrate utilisation. A greater understanding of this area may assist in both resistance training and supplementation for female athletes.
Contact: Dr. Robert Lockie
The effect of compression garments on physiological and performance responses is another area of our research. Compression garments have become very popular sporting apparel that are claimed to have benefits for sporting performance. At present, few of these claims have been scientifically proven. The aim of the research projects within Exercise & Sport Science is to identify any performance benefits of wearing compression garments and also to indentify any physiological changes that may be responsible for these potential performance benefits.
Contact: Dr. Ben Dascombe
Women in Sport
Women are exposed to continuously changing female steroid hormone profiles throughout the menstrual cycle. These variations not only affect the reproductive system, but also cause many physiological changes. Xanne Janse de Jonge investigates if these hormone fluctuations affect exercise performance. She is also interested in assessing if the "trainability" of females is affected by these fluctuations in female steroid hormones.
Contact: Dr. Xanne Janse de Jonge
Low Back Pain
Links have been established with Podiatry in a project investigating the effects of foot orthoses and lumbopelvic stabilising exercises on pain and disability in people with low back pain.
Contact: Dr. Xanne Janse de Jonge
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