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How do we reduce injury risk and improve performance in athletics?
with Dr Tina Smith from University of Wolverhampton

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Join Dr Tina Smith as they pose the question: "How do we make athletes the best they can be whilst avoiding injury?" in a series of episodes that culminate in an interactive and absorbing Subject Spotlight focussed on sports and exercise science.

Dr Tina SmithUniversity of WolverhamptonSport and exercise science

All episodes
1. Introduction to sport & exercise science
1.2 The course
1.3 Introduction to the topic
2. Screening & profiling in sport & exercise science
2.2 Approaches to screening and profiling
2.3 Performance profiling in elite sport
3. Screening & profiling in elite sport
3.2 The test
3.3 Results
4. Field-based screening to inform training & performance
4.2 Demo & practical
4.3 Explanation
5. Lab-based testing: biomechanical analysis
5.2 Recap – assessing types of fitness & movement
5.3 Recap – 2D & 3D analysis of movement
6. Questions & recap
Bonus: Bridging the gap

About the university

University of Wolverhampton
University of Wolverhampton
University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton boasts a diverse, rich and vibrant community of students in the historic market town come city at the heart of central England. As well as top-notch student facilities on campus, you'll find there's plenty to discover across the four sites: Wolverhampton city campus, Walsall campus, Telford campus and the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. The University of Wolverhampton has been awarded four stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system and offers low cost living - you can make your money go further compared to other cities!

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Meet the academic
Dr Tina Smith

Dr Tina Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Wolverhampton, who holds a PhD in Biomechanics from Southern Cross University (Australia) and a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from the University of Brighton. Their research interests are linked to the biomechanics of health, exercise and sport. Consequently, Tina has conducted research in a range of areas such as the biomechanics of football kicking, and having been a recipient of the University of Wolverhampton Early Researcher Award Scheme Fellowship, the mechanics of bone health and functional performance in sedentary and non-sedentary populations. Tina has also been a member of an expert working party for Macmillan Cancer Support, writing physical activity guidelines for healthcare professionals working with people with metastatic bone disease, and has published in peer reviewed academic journals and presented work at international biomechanics conferences. Tina is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has previously been awarded funding by the Higher Education Academy UK Centre for Biosciences to enhance teaching methods used within the physical sciences in Higher Education. Currently Tina is the recipient of a UKRI grant looking at monitoring upper limb movement in people with Parkinson’s disease and a co-investigator on a British Council grant to enhance opportunities for female students in sports leadership.

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