Health Sciences



A selection of recent published works in applied sports science by ACU staff and students

Bradshaw E, Hume P, Aisbett, B. (2012) Performance score variation between days at Australian national and Olympic women’s artistic gymnastics competition. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(2), 193-201.

Burdon CA, Johnson NA, Chapman PG, O’Connor HT. (2012) Influence of beverage temperature on palatability and fluid ingestion during endurance exercise: a systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, In press.

Burgess D, Naughton G, Norton K. (2012) Quantifying the Gap between Under 18 and Senior AFL Football: 2003-2009. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(1), 53-58.

Burgess D, Naughton G, Hopkins W. (2012) Draft-Camp predictors of subsequent career success in the Australian Football League. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(6), 561-567.

Burt L, Naughton G, Higham D, Landeo R. (2010) Quantifying training load in pre-adolescent artistic gymnastics. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 3, 5-14.

Clark RA, Paterson K, Ritchie C, Blundell S, Bryant AL. (2011) Design and validation of a portable, inexpensive and multi-beam timing light system using the Nintendo Wii hand controllers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(2), 177-82.

Crow JF, Buttifant D, Kearny SG, Hrysomallis C. (2012) Low load exercises targeting the gluteal muscle group acutely enhance explosive power output in elite athletes. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, 26(2), 438-442.

Dwyer D, Gabbett T. (2012) Global positioning system data analysis: velocity ranges and a new definition of sprinting for field sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(3), 818-824.

Gabbett T. (2012) Sprinting patterns of National Rugby League Competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(1), 121-130.

Gabbett TJ, Jenkins DG, Abernethy B. (2012) Physical demands of professional rugby league training and competition using microtechnology. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(1), 80-86.

Gabbett T, Abernethy B, Jenkins D. (2012) Influence of field size on the physiological and skill demands of small-sided games in junior and senior rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(2), 487-491.

Gabbett T, Masters R. (2011) Challenges and solutions of applying implicit motor learning theory in a high performance sport environment: examples from rugby league. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 6(4), 567-576.

Greene DA, Naughton GA, Bradshaw EJ, Moresi M, Ducher G. (2012) Mechanical loading with or without weight-bearing activity: Influence on bone strength in elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 30(5), 580-587. 

Hartwig TB, Naughton G
, Searl J. (2011) Motion analyses of adolescent rugby union players: a comparison of training and game demands. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(4), 966-972.

Heaney S, O’Connor H, Michael S, Gifford J, Naughton G. (2011) Nutrition knowledge in athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise, 21, 248-261.

Ho KWL, Williams MD, Wilson CJ
, Meehan DL. (2011) Using three-dimensional kinematics to identify feedback for the snatch: A case-study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(10), 2773-2780.

Jennings D, Cormack S, Coutts AJ, Aughey RJ. (2012) GPS analysis of an international field hockey tournament. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(3), 224-231.

Jennings D, Cormack S, Coutts AJ, Aughey RJ. (2012) International field hockey players perform more high-speed running than national-level counterparts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(4), 947-952.

Johnston R, Gabbett T. (2011) Repeated-sprint and effort ability in rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(10), 2789-2795.

Kinchington M, Ball K, Naughton G. (2011) Effects of footwear on comfort and injury in professional rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(13), 1407-1415.

Kupcis P, Slater G, Pruscino C, Kemp J. (2012) Influence of sodium bicarbonate on performance and hydration in lightweight rowing. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(1), 11-18.

Loader J, Montgomery P, Williams M, Lorenzen C, Kemp J. (2012) Classifying training drills based on movement demands in Australian Football. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 7(1), 57-68.

McLean BD
, Petreucelli C, Coyle EF. (2012) Maximal power output and perceptual fatigue responses during a Division I female collegiate soccer season. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(12),3189-3196.

Moresi M, Bradshaw E, Greene D, Naughton G. (2011) The assessment of adolescent female athletes using standing and reactive long jumps. Sports Biomechanics, 10(2), 73-84.

Opar D
, Williams M, Shield A. (2012) Hamstring strain injuries: Factors that lead to injury and re-injury. Sports Medicine, 42(3), 209-225.

Pearce AJ, Rowe GS, Whyte DG. (2012) Neural conduction and excitability following a simple warm up. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(2), 164-168.

Periard JD, Cramer MN, Chapman PG, Caillaud C, Thompson MW. (2011) Cardiovascular strain impairs prolonged self-paced performance in the heat. Experimental Physiology, 96, 134-144.


A selection of recent published works in exercise science, physical activity, health and functional performance by ACU staff and students.

Azar D, Naughton GA, Joseph C. (2009) Physical activity and social connectedness in single parent families. Journal of Leisure Studies, 23(3), 349-358.

Clark RA, McGough R, Paterson K. (2011) Reliability of an inexpensive and portable dynamic weight bearing asymmetry assessment system incorporating dual Nintendo Wii balance boards. Gait & Posture, 34(2), 288-91.

Cole MH, Silburn PA, Wood JM, Kerr GK. (2011) Falls in Parkinson’s disease: Evidence for altered stepping strategies on unpredictable surfaces. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 17, 610–616.

Creaby MW, May K, Bennell KL. (2011) Insole effects on impact loading during walking. Ergonomics, 54(7), 665-71.

Ducher G, Bass SL, Naughton GA, Eser P, Telford RD, Daly RM. (2009) Overweight children display a greater proportion of fat mass relative to muscle mass in the upper limbs compared to the lower limbs: implications for bone strength at the distal forearm.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 1104–1111.

Furness T, Lorenzen C, Naughton G. (2010) Efficacy of a whole-body vibration intervention on functional performance of community dwelling older adults. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 17(7), 1-3.

Gillespie E, Allen-Craig S. (2009) The enhancement of resilience via a wilderness therapy program: A preliminary investigation.  Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 13(1), 33-49.

Greene DA, Naughton GA. (2011) Calcium and vitamin-D supplementation on bone structural properties in peripubertal female identical twins: A randomized controlled trial. Osteoporosis International, 22, 489-498.

Greene DA, Wiebe PN, Naughton GA. (2009) Influence of drop-landing exercises on bone geometry and biomechanical properties in prepubertal  girls: a randomised controlled study. Calcified Tissue, 85, 94-103.

Kemp J, Blazev R, Stephenson D, Stephenson G. (2009) Morphological and biochemical alterations of skeletal muscles from the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse. International Journal of Obesity, 33(8), 831-841.

Kinchington M, Ball K, Naughton G. (2011) Development of a novel rating system to assess lower limb comfort. Journal American Podiatric Medical Association, 101(5), 371-84.

Lorenzen C, Maschette W. (2009) Inconsistent use of terminology in whole body vibration exercise research. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(6), 676-678.

Lythgo N, Wilson C, Galea M. (2011) Basic gait and symmetry measures for primary school-aged children and young adults. II: Walking at slow, free and fast speed. Gait and Posture, 33(1), 29-35.

Ritchie C, Paterson K, Bryant AL, Bartold S, Clark RA. (2011) The effects of enhanced plantar sensory feedback and foot orthoses on midfoot kinematics and lower leg neuromuscular activation. Gait & Posture, 33(4), 576-81.

Thorlund JB, Creaby MW, Simic M, Hunt MA, Bennell KL, Ageberg E. (2011) Clinically assessed medio-lateral knee motion: impact on gait. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 21(6):515-20.

Wood JM, Lacherez P, Black A, Cole MH, Boon MY, Kerr GK. (2011) Risk of falls and other injuries from visual impairment among older adults with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(8), 5088-92.