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The incidence of MSK injury in new exercises

  • 134 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20072019

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Biography

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters degrees at Sheffield Hallam University. Shortly after completing my MSc, I gained a position as a Research and Teaching Assistant in Biomechanics at the University of Cumbria in 2006. During this time I completed my PhD at the University of Salford. I joined the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University in September 2015. In August 2017 I moved to the Department of Applied Health & Social Care to pursue my interest in Public Health Research. 

Research interests

My PhD studies considered the measurement of knee joint position sense following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. ACL injury is common in sports performers and can be serious enough to end careers. I have previously completed research into other sporting injuries in multi-day running events, rugby, basketball and football.

Since moving to the department of AHSC my research focus is musculoskeletal injuries in inactive populations. I have a specific interest in lower-limb injuries in people beginning physical activity for the first time, with focus on injury prevention strategies. I am currently working on a project that will collect prevalence and incidence injury data from novice running participants who undertake the “Couch to 5k” programme. The study will also investigate the potential determinants of injury in these populations considering personal, social-economic and environmental factors. These will be associated with injury incidence and termination of running and / or exercise due to this injury. This research will hopefully inform future injury prevention strategies in this population.

I am also involved in a project investigating the fear of falling in overweight adults. My role in this project is to help conduct and write a systematic review of the current literature in this area.

I am lead author on a Cochrane Review entitled: Running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults. 

Teaching

I currently lead the following modules: 

- HEA4444 Research Methods

- HUG4007 Dissertation

- HEA4065 - Critical Appraisal of Published Research

- HUG1138 - Introduction to Research Skills

I also contribute to: 

- The Public Health theme on the Medical Degrees

- HUG2213 - Understanding Research

- HEA4066 - Developing a Research Proposal

I currently lead the following modules: 

- HEA4444 Research Methods

- HUG4007 Dissertation

- HEA4065 - Critical Appraisal of Published Research

- HUG1138 - Introduction to Research Skills

I also contribute to: 

- The Public Health theme on the Medical Degrees

- HUG2213 - Understanding Research

- HEA4066 - Developing a Research Proposal

I deliver Public Health sessions to Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care students. 

I am currently supervising UG and Masters Dissertations, plus MRes Students. I supervise two PhD students. 

I am currently supervising UG and Masters Dissertations, plus MRes Students. I supervise two PhD students. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Sport and Health Sciences, PhD, University of Salford

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

Sport & Exercise Science (Biomechanics), MSc, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2006

Sport & Exercise Science, BSc, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2005

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Research Output

  • 134 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Review article

Running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults

RELPH, NICOLA., Greaves, H., ARMSTRONG, ROSS., GICHURU, PHILLIP. KARANJA., Prior, T., Griffiths, I., SPENCER, SALLY., DEY, MARIA. PAOLA. & LANGLEY, BEN., 4 Jul 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 7

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Open Access
  • The efficacy of lower limb screening tests in predicting PlayerLoad within a professional soccer academy

    Bowen, C., Weaver, K., Relph, N. & Greig, M., 25 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 28, 8, p. 860-865 6 p.

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    Macrolide antibiotics for bronchiectasis

    Kelly, C., Chalmers, J. D., Crossingham, I., Relph, N., Felix, L., Evans, D. J., Milan, S. J. & Spencer, S., 15 Mar 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3, p. 1-79

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