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Applications to Performance Enhancement in Sport and the Workplace

Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vaughan Kippers

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Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus G. Pandy

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Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alison M. McManus

Alison M. McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurel T. Mackinnon

Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...‣ the use of multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in helping improve talent identification and performance optimisation,‣ recognition of the multifactorial nature of talent and the challenges associated with early talent...

Epilogue

Expert Performance in Sports : Advances in Research on Sport Expertise

Human Kinetics, 2003

Ebook Chapter

...We hope that part of what you take from this book is the enthusiasm for sport expertise research as felt by all of our contributors. This research area is diverse in its approaches and paradigms—sometimes theoretically driven, sometimes...

The Magic and the Science of Sport Expertise

Expert Performance in Sports : Advances in Research on Sport Expertise

Human Kinetics, 2003

Ebook Chapter

...Janet L. StarkesSport is unlike most human endeavors. It inspires poets and artists while it energizes armchair coaches and critics. A terrific run or a fantastic slam dunk has the power to enthrall, and it may even on occasion inspire...