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Movement Science Administration

Marc Portus

Job title: Head of Movement Science Discipline
Education:

Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Hons) - Australian Catholic University, Sydney
PhD - Sports Biomechanics - The University of Western Australia

Duties/Responsibilities: Manage the Movement Science Discipline to deliver on Australia's Winning Edge high performance sport strategy.
Professional interests:

Relationships between technique and performance.

Relationships between technique and injury.

Interaction between physical capacities, technique, performance and injury.

Multi-factional athlete profiling and development.


April Barrett

Name:

April Barrett

 

Job Title:

Laboratory Manager

 

Education:

BSc, University of Canberra

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Management of the technical and operational functions of Movement Science laboratories and testing facilities.

·         Coordinate the Movement Science PhD and Postgraduate Scholarship program.

 

Professional interests:

·         Immunological response to exercise.

·         Muscular adaptation to training stimuli.

·         Quality assurance.

 

 


Tracy Miosge

 

Job title:

Operations Manager

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Manage and coordinate office operations and administration support to the Head of Discipline and Movement Science staff in the Movement Science disciplines of Biomechanics, Performance Analysis and Skill Acquisition.

 

Professional interests:

·         Complex project planning and implementation

·         Procedural development

 

 


Biomechanics

David Pease

Name:

Dave Pease

 

Job Title:

National Lead - Biomechanics

 

Education:

BSc (Exercise Science)  University of Southern California
MSc (Exercise Science)  University of Colorado
PhD  (Physical Education/Biomechanics) University of Otago (New Zealand)

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Develop, support and lead Biomechanics service delivery and research across the national network.

·         Manage Biomechanics staff at the AIS.

 

Professional interests:

·         Sport biomechanics, particularly with regard to swimming and other aquatic sports.

 

 

 


Adam Hunter

Job title:

Senior Biomechanist – Rowing

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Movement Science - Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Science, Movement Science (Honours) - Australian Catholic University

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education – University of Abertay Dundee

Doctor of Philosophy – University of Canberra

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         National Lead for Rowing Biomechanics

·         Lead service provider for Biomechanics to Rowing Australia

·         Manage Movement Sciences Post Graduate scholar for rowing

·         Core department activities

 

Professional interests:

·         Kinematics variables which contribute to successful rowing performance

·         Variables which are linked to successful rowing performance

·         Quantification of the influence of environmental conditions of rowing performance

 


David Aitken

Job title:

Senior Biomechanist – Canoeing

Lead Biomechanist Australian Canoeing

 

Education:

Bachelor of Education (PE) - University of Technology Sydney Master of Human Movement Science - University of Queensland

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for Canoe/Kayak athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

·         Develop and lead biomechanical service support to Australian Canoeing.

 

Professional interests:

·         Development of sport specific technologies.

·         Energetics modelling of sprint kayaking.

 


Elissa Phillips

Job title: Senior Biomechanist
Education:

Bachelor of Physical Education – University of Otago
Master of Science (Hons) – University of Auckland
PhD - Queensland University of Technology

Duties/Responsibilities: Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance.
Professional Interests: 3D Motion Analysis
Inter-limb coordination
Feedback technology

Koji Honda

Name:

Koji Honda

 

Job title:

Biomechanist – Swimming, based at the Queensland Academy of Sport

 

Education:

·         BAppSci (Exercise & Sport Science Science) - The University of Sydney

·         MAppSci (Exercise & Sport Science Science) - The University of Sydney

·         PhD Candidate - The University of Western Australia

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         To assist in the implementation of biomechanical services and research for Swimming athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

·         To assist the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) and Swimming Australia swimming programs with the monitoring of athletes during the daily training environment and during competition.

·         To assist in the development and implementation of technology into the QAS Swimming Pool

·         Collaborate with AIS Sections, the National Institute Network, Academic sector and Swimming Australia in an applied research program aligned with the Australia’s Winning Edge.

 

Professional interests:

·         Swimming biomechanics particularly:
- 3D Motion Analysis
- Kinetic analysis in Swimming, particularly through the use of computational Fluid Dynamics
- Race Modeling and Profiling

 

 


Marc Elipot

Name:

Marc Elipot

 

Job Title:

Senior Biomechanist – Swimming

 

Education:

Bachelor of Physical Education – University of Paris Descartes

Master of Sport Sciences (motor control and biomechanics) – University of Paris Descartes / University of Sherbrooke

PhD – University of Paris Descartes

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Develop and implement world-leading biomechanics support focussed on improving athlete performance

·         Develop and lead biomechanical support to Australian swimming

·         Manage Movement Sciences Post Graduate scholar for swimming

 

Professional interests:

·         2D/3D Underwater Motion Analysis

·         Motor Control and learning

·         Sport new technologies

 

 


Amy Lewis

   

Job title:

Biomechanics PhD Scholar – University of Adelaide, Australian Paralympic Committee

 

Education:

First class honours in Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Sports) at the University of Adelaide

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance

 

Professional interests:

·         Paralympic technology and equipment design

·         Rowing biomechanics

·         Injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques

 


Amy Waters

  

Job title:

Biomechanics PhD Scholar – Athletics, Victoria University

 

Education:

BA – The University of Western Australia

BSc (Hons) – The University of Western Australia

PhD Candidate – Victoria University

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

 

Professional interests:

·         Visual perceptual skill of coaches and biomechanists

·         Sprint running mechanics

·         Race Walking coordination

·         Visual perceptual skill of swimming coaches

 


Brittany Smale


Name:

Brittany Smale

 

Job Title:

Biomechanics PhD Scholar – Para Athletics

 

Education:

BA – University of Canberra

Bachelor of Sports Science (Honours) – University of Canberra

PhD Candidate – University of Queensland

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

 

Professional interests:

·         Running biomechanics

·         Paralympic Classification in World Para Athletics for runners with brain impairments

 



Brooke Brisbine

Name:

Brooke Brisbine

 

Job Title:

Biomechanics Masters Scholar—University of Wollongong, Breast Research Australia

 

Education:

Bachelor of Medical & Health Sciences—University of Wollongong

Masters of Phil. (Biomechanics) Candidate—University of Wollongong

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Conduct routine movement analysis of the breast in various external support conditions using 3D motion capture.

 

Professional interests:

·         Three-dimensional breast kinematics during different exercise modalities

·         Sport-specific differences in the breast characteristics of female athletes

·         Non-surgical management of exercise-induced mastalgia to promote physical activity in women.

 

 


Claire Kenneally-Dabrowski

Name:

Claire Kenneally-Dabrowski

 

Job Title:

Biomechanics PhD Scholar – Gait, Australian National University

 

Education:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons.) – Federation University
PhD Candidate – Australian National University

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

 

Professional interests:

·         Injury prevention.

·         Gait analysis.

·         3D motion analysis.

 


Danielle Trowell


Name:

Danielle Trowell

 

Job Title:

PhD Scholar

 

Education:

Exercise (Sport) Science (Honours)/Business (Sport Management) –Deakin University

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Assist with biomechanical testing and research, primarily in the athletics stream

·         Assist with Departmental interest projects

·         Participate in the PhD Scholarship program

 

Professional interests:

·         Athletics biomechanics (specifically in distance running), 3D motion analysis, musculoskeletal modelling

 



Rhiannon Campbell


Name:

Rhiannon Campbell 

 

Job Title:

Biomechanics PhD Scholar – University of Canberra

 

Education:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons.) – Deakin University

PhD Candidate – University of Canberra

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance.

 

Professional interests:

·         Gymnastics biomechanics

·         Injury prevention

·         Gait analysis

·         3D motion analysis

 



Ryan Kiely

Name:

Ryan Kiely

 

Job Title:

Post Graduate Scholar- Biomechanics

Education:

Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons.) Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Otago, NZ

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Implement an ongoing program of biomechanical services and research for athletes and coaches to enhance performance in a range of different sporting disciplines.

·         Assist with departmental interest projects

 

 

Professional interests:

·         Athletics biomechanics (focusing on throwing events)

·         Biomechanics of athletic injuries

·         Paralympic athletics programme

 


Stewart Crewe

Name:

Stewart Crewe

 

Job Title:

Postgraduate Scholar - Biomechanics

 

Education:

Masters of Sports Science (Research)

Bachelor of Sports Science

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Conduct regular servicing and testing for multiple sports with specific focus on Swimming Australia programs

·         Perform race analysis for major Swimming and Athletics Australia competitions

·         Undertake a sport specific applied research project

 

Professional interests:

·         Utilising sports science and technology to increase performance in athletes of all disciplines, specifically association football

 


Performance Analysis

Hamish Jeacocke

Job title:

Senior Performance Analyst

 

Education:

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (Hons) – University of Wollongong

ISPAS Level 5

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Performance Analyst for Triathlon Australia and Equestrian Australia

·         Co-ordinate workflow for the AIS Performance Analysis Team

·         Undertake sports specific research projects with designated sports

·         Assist in discipline activities such as resource development and leadership initiatives

 

Professional interests:

·         Tactics and strategy

·         Tracking performance results

 



Mitchell Mooney

Job title:

Senior Performance Analyst

 

Education:

App Sci (Human Movement) – University of Ballarat (now Federation University)

B. App Sci (Human Movement) (Honours) – University of Ballarat (now Federation University)

PhD  – University of Ballarat (now Federation University)

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Performance Analyst for Australian Netball Diamonds

·         Engage in research and develop insights into results, performance and tactics

 

Professional interests:

·         Understanding the role of tactics in performance.

·         The application of systems thinking to solve performance problems.

·         Building athlete capacity creatively develop their own tactics and evaluate their own performances.

 


Peter Logan

Job title:

Senior Performance Analyst – Sailing

 


Tamara Kefford

Job title:

Performance Analyst

 

Education:

Bachelor of Exercise Science- Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours)- University of Canberra

AIS Post Graduate scholar (Performance Analysis)

Level 5 Applied Performance Analyst- International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Primary Performance Analysis provider to Australian Women's Water Polo and Australian Canoeing (Slalom Canoe)

·         Performance Analysis resource development, training and education.

 

Professional interests:

·         DTE video feedback systems

·         Competition analysis systems and workflows

·         Wireless HD video solutions

·         Coach support

·         Tactical analysis and scouting

 


Wade Hobbs

  

Job title:

Performance Analysis PhD Scholar – Basketball

 

Education:

University of Sydney: B. AppSci (Exercise and sports science) (Hons)

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Undertake a long term research project examining tactics in basketball. 

·         Provide performance analysis servicing for the basketball program

·         Participate in department initiatives such as forums, meetings, professional development

 

Professional interests:

·         Development and implementation of of advanced tactical analyses to enhance scouting practices in team sports. 

 


Elissa Denton

     

Name:

Elissa Denton

 

Job Title:

Performance Analysis Post Graduate Scholar

 

Education:

BSc – Double Major in Sport Science & Exercise and Health (The University of Western Australia)

BSc (Hons) – Sport Science, Exercise & Health (The University of Western Australia)

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Use performance analysis tools to observe, record & analyse performance in order to impact coach and athlete performance.

·         Analyse, critique, & apply literature to enhance athlete servicing & research capabilities.

 

Professional interests:

·         Analytic techniques to understand & inform optimised team selection, game, & talent identification/recruitment strategies.

·         Modelling team sport phenomenon such as control, pressure, & self-organisation to improve understanding of their interactions with performance.

·         Effective coach & athlete performance review strategies to promote effective competition self-reflection & learning.

  


Skill Acquisition

Derek Panchuk

Job title:

National Lead – Skill Acquisition

 

Education:

BKin: University of Calgary; MSc: University of Calgary; PhD: University of Calgary

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Develop and lead a national network of quality assured Skill Acquisition specialists to deliver a range of services and projects that support targets established in Australia’s Winning Edge.

·         Using a project-based interdisciplinary approach, implement skill acquisition solutions to assist national sporting organisations achieve Winning Edge targets.

·         Collaborate with other AIS sections, the SIS/SAS network and the academic sector to implement an applied research program aligned with Australia’s Winning Edge strategy.

 

Professional interests:

·         Optimization of learning environments using the science of skill learning.

·         Visual perception, gaze, and performance.

·         Perceptual and decision-making training methods.

·         Factors (fatigue, anxiety) that influence perception and action.

 


Damian Farrow

Job title:

Prof of Skill Acquisition – Joint appointment with Victoria University

 

Education:

PhD – University of Queensland, Masters of App Sci – Deakin uni, B Ed (PE) Deakin uni

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         National Lead (Skill Acquisition) for Swimming Australia

·         Movement Science Research Facilitation

 

Professional interests:

·         Sport expertise and talent development

·         Decision making

·         Skill Practice

·         Coach Education

 

 


Daniel Greenwood

Job title:

Senior Skill Acquisition Specialist

 

Education:

PhD: Queensland University of Technology

BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies – University of Technology, Sydney

BA Human Movement Studies – University of Technology, Sydney

BA Sport and Exercise Management – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Project based skill acquisition service delivery to national sporting organisations, coaches and athletes

·         Implement applied skill acquisition research programs to support nationally identified sports, coaches and athletes

 

Professional interests:

·         Optimising training to fast tracking athlete learning  of ‘skills’

·         Developing robust, adaptable athletes whose skills maintain under pressure

·         Coach Education

 

 

Alex Roberts

Name:

Alexandra Roberts

 

Job Title:

Skill Acquisition PhD Scholar

 

Education:

PhD – Doctoral Candidate, Edith Cowan University

MS Exercise Physiology – University of Louisville, Kentucky

BS Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science) – University of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Coaches Eye PhD project

·         Design and implementation of sport-specific research projects

·         Assisting coaches to create optimal learning environments for their athletes

 

Professional interests:

·         Application of skill acquisition theory to youth sports and development

·         Creation of optimal environments to promote skill development and decision making capabilities

 


Michael Maloney

Job title:

Skill Acquisition PhD Scholar – Combat Sports, Victoria University

 

Education:

PhD – Doctoral Candidate – Victoria University

BA (Hons) – Applied Science - Queensland University of Technology

BA – Exercise and Movement Science – Queensland University of Technology

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         The design and implementation of sport-specific research projects

·         Assisting coaches to create optimal learning environments for their athletes

·         Recent sports supported: Athletics and Olympic combat sports - Taekwondo, Boxing, Judo and Wrestling

 

Professional interests:

·         The application of skill acquisition theory to sporting contexts, with particular expertise in: run-ups in sport, optimising feedback for learning and performance, creating pressure in training environments

 



Stephen Hadlow

Job title:

Skill Acquisition PhD Scholar - University of Queensland

 

Education:

BSp&ExSc – University of the Sunshine Coast

BSc(Hons); Human Movement – University of the Sunshine Coast

PhD – Candidate – University of Queensland (current)

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         ‘Sports Vision’ PhD project

·         Sport servicing as required

·         Work within the AIS Movement Science team, and Skill Acquisition discipline team, to ensure ongoing support to athletes, coaches and staff.

 

Professional interests:

·         Representative skill test task design and assessment protocols.

·         Optimising skill performance by manipulating key performance constraints within the training context.

·         Developing skill / expert performance through the application of various visual-perceptual training methods / programmes.

 


Georgia Askew

Name:

Georgia Askew

 

Job Title:

Post Graduate Scholar Skill Acquisition

 

Education:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Current Hons.) and Master of High Performance Sport – Australian Catholic University

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

·         Assist with project based skill acquisition services and  collaborations with other disciplines

·         Undertake an applied research project

·         Contribute to the facilitation of within department and discipline meetings, forums and learning opportunities

 

Professional interests:

·         Role of coaches and athletes in the learning process

·         Feedback and training design to enhance athlete performance

·         Athletes visual perception abilities

 


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