Dr Suzi Edwards

Dr Suzi Edwards

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
In order to develop practical intervention strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of sporting injuries, and improve athletic performance in a diverse variety of sporting communities, effective preventative strategies urgently need to be developed to reduce the social and economic costs.  In designing and implementing effecting intervention strategies, it is critical to understand the important biomechanical factors that predispose athletes to this injury and affect their sporting performance.  Therefore, my primary research area focuses on investigating the role of the lumbopelvic region within sporting injuries and performance, particular during dynamics lower limb landings and cricket fast bowling.  Through a multidiscipline approach with collaborative partners (biomechanist’s, physiotherapist’s and podiatrist’s), both internal and external (Monash University, La Trobe University, University of Sydney, and University of Wollongong), it provides the framework to conceive, implement and produce international cutting edge research into the mechanics of sporting injuries and performance.  This research will provide critical information that can be utilised in the design of practical intervention strategies for coaches and clinicians that assists in reducing the incidence and severity of sporting injuries, and/or improving athletic performance in a diverse variety of sporting communities.

An example of my research achievements related to application for coaches and clinicians is my research area of Injury Prevention through Prediction.  Based on the research findings of my PhD that investigated altered lower limb landing strategies associated with the overuse knee joint injury patellar tendinopathy, a research project was conceived and conducted that resulted in the development lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy.  This tool is an easily implemented, reliable, and valid movement screening tool that enables coaches and/or clinicians to identify asymptomatic athletes at higher risk of developing patellar tendinopathy.

Recently, I have extended this injury prevention research into cricket fast bowling in rural regions. This aim of this critical research is to benefit the wider cricket community by providing evidence of the links between fast bowling technique and lumbar spine in junior fast bowlers, and allow for identification of key technical factors to predict an athlete’s injury risk.

Teaching Expertise
EXSS2020 Biomechanics
EXSS3060 Advanced Biomechanics
EXSS1040 Functional Anatomy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), University of Sydney
  • Master of Science (Honours), University of Wollongong

Keywords

  • Agility
  • Basketball
  • Biomechanics
  • Cricket fast bowling
  • Groin injuries
  • Hamstring injury
  • Landing mechanics
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Neuromuscular fatigue
  • Patellar tendinopathy

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 20
110601 Biomechanics 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2010 - 1/01/2015 Lecturer in Exercise Science Charles Sturt University
School of Human Movement Studies

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Exercise and Sport Science Australia Exercise and Sport Science Australia
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - International Society of Sports Biomechanics International Society of Sports Biomechanics
Australia
1/02/2001 -  Sports Medicine Australia Australian Sports Medicine
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Membership - Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Membership - International Society of Biomechanics International Society of Biomechanics
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2001 Outstanding New NSW Talent in Applied Sports Medicine Research
NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Dr Suzi Edwards
Organisation: Australian Physiotherapy Association Description: Movement variability of Australian football players with & without groin pain history.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Schaefer A, O'dwyer N, Ferdinands RED, Edwards S, 'Consistency of kinematic and kinetic patterns during a prolonged spell of cricket fast bowling: an exploratory laboratory study.', J Sports Sci, 1-12 (2017)
DOI 10.1080/02640414.2017.1330548
2017 Edwards S, Liberatore M, 'Reliability of Squat Movement Competency Screen in Individuals With a Previous Knee Injury', JOURNAL OF SPORT REHABILITATION, (2017)
DOI 10.1123/jsr.2017-0064
2017 Edwards S, Austin AP, Bird SP, 'THE ROLE OF THE TRUNK CONTROL IN ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE OF A REACTIVE CHANGE-OF-DIRECTION TASK', JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 31 126-139 (2017) [C1]
2017 Edwards S, Steele JR, McGhee DE, Purdam CR, Cook JL, 'Asymptomatic players with a patellar tendon abnormality do not adapt their landing mechanics when fatigued', JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 35 769-776 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02640414.2016.1189085
2017 Edwards S, Brooke HC, Cook JL, 'Distinct cut task strategy in Australian football players with a history of groin pain', PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 23 58-66 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.07.005
2016 Edwards S, Brooke H, Cook JL, 'Distinct Cut Task Strategy in Australian Football Players with a History of Groin Pain', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 62-62 (2016)
2016 Birse S, Edwards S, O'Dwyer N, Mickle K, 'Core Musculature Thickness is Associated with Decreased Trunk Motion During a Reactive Agility Task', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 169-169 (2016)
2016 Schaefer AM, O'Dwyer N, Ferdinands R, Edwards S, 'Comparison of Junior Fast Bowling Technique from Beginning to the End of a Season.', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 139-139 (2016)
2014 Edwards S, Steele JR, Purdam CR, Cook JL, Mcghee DE, 'Alterations to Landing Technique and Patellar Tendon Loading in Response to Fatigue', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 46 330-340 (2014)
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182a42e8e
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2013 Mann KJ, Edwards S, Drinkwater EJ, Bird SP, 'A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 527-533 (2013)

PURPOSE: Patellar tendon abnormality (PTA) on diagnostic imaging is part of the diagnostic criteria for patellar tendinopathy. PTA and altered landing strategies are primary risk ... [more]

PURPOSE: Patellar tendon abnormality (PTA) on diagnostic imaging is part of the diagnostic criteria for patellar tendinopathy. PTA and altered landing strategies are primary risk factors that increase the likelihood of asymptomatic athletes developing patellar tendinopathy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the risk factors that are predictors of the presence and severity of a PTA in junior pre-elite athletes. METHODS: Ten junior pre-elite male basketball athletes with a PTA were matched with 10 athletes with normal patellar tendons. Participants had patellar tendon morphology, Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment (VISA) score, body composition, lower limb flexibility, and maximum vertical jump height measured before performing five successful stop-jump tasks. During each stop-jump task, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional kinematics and ground reaction forces were recorded. Multiple regression analyses were used to identify factors for estimating PTA presence and severity, and discriminate analysis was used to classify PTA presence. RESULTS: Sixty-eight percent of variance for presence of a PTA was accounted for by hip joint range of motion (ROM) and knee joint angle at initial foot-ground contact (IC) during stop-jump task and quadriceps flexibility, whereas hip joint ROM during stop-jump task and VISA score accounted for 62% of variance for PTA severity. Prediction of the presence of a PTA was achieved with 95% accuracy and 95% cross-validation. CONCLUSIONS: An easily implemented, reliable, and valid movement screening tool composed of three criteria enables coaches and/or clinicians to predict the presence and severity of a PTA in asymptomatic athletes. This enables identification of asymptomatic athletes at higher risk of developing patellar tendinopathy, which allows the development of effective preventative measures to aid in the reduction of patellar tendinopathy injury prevalence. Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Sports Medicine.

DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318275e0f2
Citations Scopus - 14
2012 Edwards S, Steele JR, Cook JL, Purdam CR, McGhee DE, 'Lower Limb Movement Symmetry Cannot Be Assumed When Investigating the Stop-Jump Landing', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 44 1123-1130 (2012)
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31824299c3
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2012 Edwards S, Steele JR, Cook JL, Purdam CR, McGhee DE, Munro BJ, 'Characterizing patellar tendon loading during the landing phases of a stop-jump task', SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS, 22 2-11 (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01119.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
2010 Edwards S, Steele JR, McGhee DE, Beattie S, Purdam C, Cook JL, 'Landing strategies of athletes with an asymptomatic patellar tendon abnormality', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 2072-2080 (2010)

Purpose: Risk factors associated with a clinical presentation of patellar tendinopathy are patellar tendon ultrasonographic abnormality (PTA) and excessive loading. It remains unk... [more]

Purpose: Risk factors associated with a clinical presentation of patellar tendinopathy are patellar tendon ultrasonographic abnormality (PTA) and excessive loading. It remains unknown whether characteristics of an athlete's landing technique contribute to this excessive patellar tendon loading. This study investigated whether asymptomatic athletes with and without PTA had different landing strategies and hypothesized that asymptomatic athletes with a PTA would create higher patellar tendon loading and a different lower-limb landing strategy compared with athletes with normal patellar tendons. Methods: Seven athletes with no previous history or clinical signs of patellar tendon injury with a PTA were matched to athletes with normal patellar tendons (controls). Participants performed five successful trials of a stop-jump task, which involved a simultaneous two-foot horizontal and then vertical landing. During each trial, the participants' ground reaction forces and lower-limb electromyographic data were recorded, the three-dimensional kinematics measured, and the peak patellar tendon force calculated by dividing the net knee joint moment by the patellar tendon moment arm. Results: Significant between-group differences in landing technique were mostly observed during the horizontal landing phase. Participants with a PTA created similar patellar tendon loading to the controls, but with altered sequencing, by landing with significantly greater knee flexion and extending their hips while the controls flexed their hips as they landed, reflecting a different muscle recruitment order compared with the PTA group. Conclusions: The crucial part in the development of PTA and, in turn, patellar tendinopathy may not be the magnitude of the patellar tendon load but rather the loading patterns. This research provides clinicians with important landing assessment criteria against which to identify athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy. Copyright © 2010 by the American College of Sports Medicine.

DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e0550b
Citations Scopus - 38
2010 Edwards S, Steele JR, McGhee DE, 'Does a drop landing represent a whole skill landing and is this moderated by fatigue?', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 20 516-523 (2010)

This study aimed to determine whether the landing phase of a drop landing (DL) differed with respect to a complete jumping and landing task, a spike jump (SJ), and whether fatigue... [more]

This study aimed to determine whether the landing phase of a drop landing (DL) differed with respect to a complete jumping and landing task, a spike jump (SJ), and whether fatigue altered the landing of these movements. Fourteen male volleyball players performed five DL and SJ in a counterbalanced order under two experimental conditions: non-fatigued and fatigued. Fatigue, induced by repetitive jumping sets, was confirmed by decrements in vertical jump height > 25% and increased blood lactate > 6 mmol/L. Each landing task was characterized by the resultant ground reaction forces (GRF), sagittal plane kinematics and muscle recruitment patterns of six lower extremity muscles. Two-way repeated analysis of variance results indicated a main effect of movement on many of the GRF, kinematic and electromyographic variables characterizing landing, indicating that the two tasks required substantially different lower limb biomechanics during landing. Although fatigue did not alter the GRF in either task, there were significant movement × fatigue condition interactions. The significant between-task differences in the biomechanical variables characterizing landing and the differential effects of fatigue on each landing task, question the validity of using a DL as an experimental task to investigate lower limb landing mechanics of whole jumping and landing movements. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00964.x
Citations Scopus - 19
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Conference (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Edwards S, 'Groin injury and movement - is there a link?' (2017)
2017 Engel R, Dawe N, Edwards S, 'The effect of thoracic spinal manipulation on trunk motion in elite sprint kayakers: a pilot cross-over trial' (2017)
2016 Snodgrass S, Cooper R, Edwards S, Moghaddas D, Blyton S, de Zoete R, Rivett D, 'Altered movement strategies during functional tasks in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain', MANUAL THERAPY (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2016.05.107
Co-authors Rutger Dezoete, Suzanne Snodgrass, Darren Rivett
2016 Schaefer AM, O'Dwyer N, Ferdinands R, Edwards S, 'KINEMATIC RISK FACTORS IN JUNIOR FAST BOWLERS AND LUMBAR SPINE INJURY' (2016)
2016 Edwards S, Humphreys S, White S, Robergs R, O'Dwyer N, 'VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF TRIAXIAL ACCELEROMETERS DURING RUNNING' (2016)
2016 Birse S, Edwards S, O'Dwyer N, Mickle K, 'PICK A LEG! LIMB DOMINANCE EFFECTS DURING A REACTIVE AGILITY TASK' (2016)
2015 Nyitrai N, Edwards S, O'Dwyer N, 'Is the Australian Swimming Benchmark useful for the prevention of drownings? Building an evidence-base for conditions associated with fatal drownings' (2015) [E3]
2015 Dawe N, Edwards S, Elliott L, Engel R, 'The effect of thoracic manipulation on joint movement patterns in elite sprint kayakers: a cross-over pilot trial' (2015) [E3]
2014 Schaefer A, O'Dwyer N, Ferdinands RED, Edwards S, 'Lack of change of throughout a prolonged bowling spell in junior fast bowlers', ? (2014)
2014 Austin A, Bird SP, Edwards S, 'The role of the core in athletic performance of an unanticipated agility task' (2014)
2014 Hussey MD, O'Dwyer N, Coyle J, Edwards S, 'Implications of movement variability in the golf swing: a biomechanical cross-sectional study' (2014)
2013 Edwards S, 'Movement variability of Australian football players with & without groin pain history' (2013)
2012 Edwards S, Steele JR, Cook JL, Purdam CR, McGhee DE, 'Effects of fatigue on movement variability during stretch-shortening cycle' (2012)
2012 Mann KJ, Edwards S, Drinkwater EJ, Bird SP, 'Movement screening tool identifying athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy' (2012)
2012 Mann KJ, Edwards S, Drinkwater EJ, Bird SP, 'Reliability and validity of two-dimensional motion analysis during a stop-jump movement' (2012)
2012 Brooke HC, Edwards S, Cook JL, 'Movement variability of pre-elite Australian Football athletes with and without a history of groin pain' (2012)
2011 Mann KJ, Edwards S, Bird SP, 'A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing knee injury. A work in progress.' (2011)
2011 Edwards S, Steele JR, Cook JL, Purdam C, McGhee DM, 'Lower limb symmetry cannot be assumed when investigating the biomechanics of a stop-jump landing: implications for experimental design' (2011)
2011 Brooke HC, Edwards S, Cook J, 'Movement variability of pre-elite Australian Football athletes with and without a history of groin injury' (2011)
2009 Edwards S, Steele JR, McGhee DE, Cook JL, Purdam C, 'Can lower limb symmetry during the landing phase of a stop-jump be assumed?' (2009)
2009 Edwards S, Steele JR, Cook JL, Purdam CR, McGhee DE, 'Fatigue does not change the lower limb landing strategies utilized by asymptomatic athletes with patellar tendon ultrasonographic abnormality' (2009)
2008 Edwards S, Steele JR, 'Do athletes with and without asymptomatic patellar tendon ultrasonographic abnormality differ in their muscle recruitment strategies during landing?' (2008)
2007 Edwards S, Beattie S, Munro BJ, Cook JL, Purdam C, Steele JR, 'Do athletes with and without asymptomatic patellar tendon ultrasonographic abnormality differ in their landing technique?' (2007)
2007 Edwards S, Munro BJ, Cook JL, Purdam CR, Steele JR, 'Effects of fatigue on patellar tendon loading during the landing phases of a stop-jump movement.' (2007)
2007 Edwards S, Beattie S, Munro BJ, Cook JL, Steele JR, 'What characteristics of an athletes landing technique contribute to high patellar tendon forces during landing?' (2007)
2006 Edwards S, Steele JR, 'Can lower limb fatigue be reliably induced in male athletes?' (2006)
2002 Edwards S, Steele JR, 'Effects of fatigue on landing in Beach Volleyball' (2002)
2001 Piekenkamp K, Steele JR, Edwards S, Bandholm T, 'Effects of variations in sand surface type on muscle activation patterns at landing in beach volleyball' (2001)
2001 Edwards S, Piekenkamp K, Steele JR, Bandholm T, 'Does fatigue induced by repetitive weighted standing vertical jumps affect muscle activation patterns during landing in beach volleyball?' (2001)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $903,091

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Highlighted grants and funding

The HAMI Study: Exploring Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball$387,585

Funding body: NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration

Funding body NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration
Project Team Doctor Suzi Edwards, Dr Tania Pizarri, Doctor James Welsh, Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Mr Michael Drew, Dr Ebonie Rio, Associate Professor Nicholas O'Dwyer, Doctor Adrian Schultz, Mr Luke Donnan
Scheme Myotendinous Injuries Call for Proposals
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1601104
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20173 grants / $399,955

The HAMI Study: Exploring Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball$387,585

Funding body: NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration

Funding body NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration
Project Team Doctor Suzi Edwards, Dr Tania Pizarri, Doctor James Welsh, Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Mr Michael Drew, Dr Ebonie Rio, Associate Professor Nicholas O'Dwyer, Doctor Adrian Schultz, Mr Luke Donnan
Scheme Myotendinous Injuries Call for Proposals
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1601104
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Three-dimensional modelling of musculoskeletal injuries – a multi-disciplinary approach $9,511

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Suzi Edwards, Doctor Adrian Schultz
Scheme Ourimbah Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701264
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Real-time feedback on posture: does it change behaviour and reduce neck pain?$2,859

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Suzanne Snodgrass, Suzi Edwards, Geoffery Skinner

Scheme Research Support Grant Round Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20161 grants / $207,064

Patellar tendon pathology, its development and relationship with pain in elite athletes.$207,064

Investigators from La Trobe University and the University of Newcastle in Australia, as well as Tulane University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the United States, propose a novel imaging method to investigate the relationship between pain and change in tendon structure – in both adult and adolescent athletes. This study will also evaluate how certain exercises can immediately impact pain, help avoid missed games, and make athletes’ tendons stronger.

Funding body: NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration

Funding body NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration
Project Team

Professor Jill Cook, Professor Darin Padua, Dr Suzi Edwards, Dr Sean Docking, Dr Ebonie Rio, Ms Aliza Rudavsky

Scheme Call For Proposal
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20151 grants / $18,058

Correction of bowling technique for prevention of lumbar injury in junior fast bowlers$18,058

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding body WorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project Team Doctor Suzi Edwards, Associate Prof Nicholas O'Dwyer, Dr Edouard Ferdinands, Mr Andrew Schaefer
Scheme WorkCover Sports Research and Injury Prevention
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401475
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20141 grants / $12,826

Biomechanics Laboratory equipment purchase$12,826

Equipment purchase of three Catapult global positioning units

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Prof Robert Robergs

Scheme School of Human Movement, Faculty of Education
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20132 grants / $41,678

Biomechanics Laboratory equipment purchase$26,938

Equipment purchase of two camera Qualisys motion capture cameras.

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Suzi Edwards

Scheme Faculty of Education
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Biomechanics Laboratory equipment purchase$14,740

Equipment purchase of Fusion Sport SmartSpeed 4 gate system

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Suzi Edwards

Scheme School of Human Movement, Faculty of Education
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20112 grants / $208,260

Biomechanics Laboratory equipment purchase$186,589

Funding Body: Charles Sturt University Funding Scheme: Faculty of Education Description: Equipment purchase of a Kistler multi-component force platform and eight camera Qualisys motion capture system.

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Suzi Edwards

Scheme Faculty of Education
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Biomechanics Laboratory equipment purchase$21,671

Equipment purchase of a Delsys Trigno 16 channel wireless electromyography system

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Suzi Edwards

Scheme School of Human Movement, Faculty of Education
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20061 grants / $15,250

What factors affect patellar tendon loading?$15,250

Funding body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Funding body NSW Sporting Injuries Committee
Project Team

Prof Julie R Steele

Scheme Research & Injury Prevention Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current10

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.7
PhD1.65

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD What is the Relationship Between Fatigue, Pelvic Position and Hamstring Loading During Running Gait in Australian Rules Football Players? PhD (Exercise & Sport Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Honours Relationship between patellar tendon pathology and landing techniques in elite basketball players Sport & Rec Not Elswr Classifi, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Masters Cricket Biomechanics (TBA) M Philosophy(Exercise&SportSc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Honours Assessment of sprint-running and jump-landing mechanics in field and court sport athletes Sport & Rec Not Elswr Classifi, The University of Newcastle, NSW Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Biomechanical Risk Factors for Hip Adductor Myotendinous Injuries PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Running Biomechanics and the Effects of Fatigue, Hamstring Muscle Injury and Muscle Activation Patterns PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Is the Australian Swimming Benchmark useful for the prevention of drownings? PhD (Exercise & Sport Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Cervical Spine Kinematics Associated with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Investigation into injury mechanisms associated with junior fast bowling across a season Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Lumbopelvic stability: The primary cause of lower limb injuries in pre-elite youth athletes? Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Honours Validity and reliability of tri-axial accelerometers during sport Human Movement, The University of Newcastle, NSW Sole Supervisor
2016 Honours Movement strategies during functional tasks in individuals with chronic neck pain Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours No change in hamstring injury risk during soccer tasks following self-paced exercise Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours The role of transverse abdominis in athletic performance Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2013 Honours The effects of a 10-over spell on bowling action in junior fast bowling Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Validity and reliability of functional movement screen criteria of the squat movement in individuals with previous knee joint injury Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Implications of movement variability in the golf swing: a biomechanical cross-sectional study Physiotherapy, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2012 Honours The role of the core in athletic performance Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Exercise and gait improvement on pain and functional status in lower Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Sole Supervisor
2012 Honours A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
2012 Honours Movement variability of pre-elite Australian Football athletes with and without a history of groin pain Human Movement, Charles Sturt University Principal Supervisor
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News

UON Central Coast research boosted with strategic grants

August 22, 2017

Six UON research teams will accelerate their research thanks to Central Coast specific research grants.

PhD Scholarship - HAMI Study: Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball

August 11, 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available for a student to investigate a musculoskeletal modeling study for myotendinous injuries in basketball players under the supervision of Dr Suzi Edwards and others.

Basketball player with ball

Funding to help athletes rebound from injury

January 25, 2017

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) will work alongside the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Basketball Australia to improve injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies for athletes, as part of a new study investigating hamstring and adductor muscle strain injuries.

Dr Suzi Edwards

Position

Senior Lecturer
Exercise & Sport Science
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email suzi.edwards@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4349 4428
Fax (02) 4348 4145

Office

Room 207
Building EXSB-207.
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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