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NYSI Research Bytes is a sports science newsletter. In each issue, we speak to a sports science expert and ask them to share more about their work. If you’re keen on receiving these monthly nuggets of information to complement your current daily practice, do head to http://www.bit.ly/nysiresearchbytes to subscribe to the mailing list.

Dr Shona Halson

Recovery Periodisation & Behaviours 

693a5ca8-f74e-4578-a19d-87c3599f9a22.jpgDr Shona Halson is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic Unversity (ACU). She shares about her research on recovery periodisation and athletes' recovery behaviours. Her research centers on recovery strategies for athletes.

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Dr Natalia Stabulova

The Holistic Ecological Approach 

fcc93828-25c3-4668-b248-13e55c140f32.pngDr Natalia Stabulova, a Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology in the School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University, Sweden and a visiting Professor in the School of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at Southern Denmark University, shares about her research on the Holistic Ecological Approach (HEA) to talent development. Her research centers on developmental psychology and sport psychology. 

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Dr Jason Lee

Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat 

RB Photo.jpgDr Jason Lee, a Programme Director at the DSO National Laboratories and an Associate Prof at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS), shares about his latest consensus statement that he co-authored - 'Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat'. His research centers on fluid balance, thermoregulation and mitigation strategies for improving human performance under occupational and sports settings in the heat. 

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Dr Swarup Mukherjee

Female Athlete Triad 

WhatsApp Image 2018-08-13 at 17.19.19.jpegDr Swarup Mukherjee, a trained medical doctor, specialised in sports medicine, shares about his research publication, 'Perceptions, awareness and knowledge of the Female Athlete Triad amongst coaches - Are we meeting the expectations for athlete safety?'. He is also an Associate Prof in the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group at the National Institute of Education. 

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Dr Kevin Till

Contextualising Fitness Data to Youth Athletes' Maturity and Age

57ab263a-436c-48c1-9bdd-01c781e9a956-2.jpgDr Kevin Till, Reader in Athlete Development in the Sports Coaching Group at Leeds Beckett University, shares about his latest manuscript, ‘Enhancing the Evaluation and Interpretation of Fitness Testing Data within Youth Athletes’. Kevin currently co-leads the Carnegie Adolescent Rugby Research (CARR) project, aimed at developing evidence-based practice within adolescent rugby union players.

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Dr Koh Koon Teck

Enhancing Coaching with Information Communication and Technologies (ICT)

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Dr Koh Koon Teck, Head of the Department of Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS) at the National Institute of Education (NIE), discusses his recent article, ‘The Internet as a source of learning for youth soccer coaches’. His research interests are in the use of Information Communication and Technologies (ICT) to enhance teaching and learning in PE and coaching; as well as Coach Education and Development.

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Miriam Lee

Nonlinear Pedagogy


Miriam Lee is a Manager in the Programme Innovation team at Sport Singapore. She discusses her recent article, 'Nonlinear Pedagogy and its role in encouraging twenty-first century competencies through physical education: A Singapore experience'. Her research interests are in nonlinear pedagogy and in the area of motor control and learning for children.

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Matthew Wylde

Understanding Time-Motion Analysis and Session 


Mr Matthew Wylde is the Head of Performance Analytics at NYSI. He shares about his presentation at the 2018 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Southeast Asian Conference in Singapore titled ‘The use of differential ratings of perceived exertion and accelerometer-derived player load to quantify biomechanical and physiological load in adolescent badminton’.

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Nessan Costello

Snap-n-Send: A Dietary Assessment Tool


Nessan Costello is a SENr accredited performance nutritionist currently working as a performance nutritionist at Leeds United F.C. and the Leeds Rhinos R.F.L.C. academy, while completing a PhD on professional rugby league players at Leeds Beckett University. The interview looks into Nessan’s early PhD research designing and investigating the validity of a novel photography and behavioural dietary assessment tool called Snap-N-Send.

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Dr Michele Lastella

Sleep Behaviour of Coaches


Dr Michele Lastella, a lecturer and research fellow from the Central Queensland University, recently published an article titled, ‘Sleep at the helm: A case study of how a head coach sleeps compared to his team’. His research interests include sleep and circadian rhythms of elite athletes and sport psychology.

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Dr Johan Pion

KTK: A Tool to Detect Better Movers

Dr Johan Pion is a Professor of Talent Identification and Development in Sports at HAN University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands.  He published the paper ‘The Applicability of a Short Form of the KörperKoordinationsTest für Kinder for Measuring Motor Competence in Children Aged 6-11 Years’. NYSI’s Dr Haresh Suppiah interviewed Dr Pion about this study which highlighted details of this motor competency assessment. 

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Dr Bryan Mann

Effect of Physical and Academic Stress on Illness and Injury


Dr Bryan Mann is the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri. He published the paper ‘Effect of Physical and Academic Stress on Illness and Injury in Division 1 College Football Players’. Dr Haresh Suppiah of the NYSI interviewed Dr Mann about his unique study which highlighted the effect of academic stress on injury rates in collegiate athletes. 

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Dr Damien McKay

Working with Adolescent Athletes


Dr Damien McKay, a widely published and leading paediatrician, recently published an article titled, 'The Adolescent Athlete: A Developmental Approach to Injury Risk'. His interests include fitness assessment and exercise prescription in children, concussive head injury in youth athletes, and factors influencing injury in adolescent athletes, an area for which he was previously appointed as a Scientific Advisor to the IOC. 

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Pleun van Ginneken

Relative Age Effect


Pleun van Ginneken is a graduate from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and co-authored the paper 'Age-ordered shirt numbering reduces the selection bias associated with the relative age effect', published in the Journal of Sports Science, in collaboration with the MOVE Research Institute. She shares her novel interventional study to overcome the relative age effect selection bias. 

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Dr Anna Saw

Self-Report Measures for Athletes


Dr Anna Saw is a sport scientist with Deakin University's Centre for Sport Research. She discusses her recent publication, 'Monitoring the athlete training response: Subjective self-reported measures trump commonly used objective measures: A systematic review', published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

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