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Embedding transitional skills. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. 2023. Embedding transitional skills. Presented at the 2023 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences heads of department virtual event (BASES HoD virtual event 2023), 8 November 2023, [virtual event].

This presentation covers the concepts of "student transitions" and "transitional skills". It describes some overarching approaches to transitional skill enhancement, before examining each transitional skill in more detail and providing examples.

Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. 2023. Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community. Presented at the 2023 International higher education teaching and learning annual conference (HETL 2023): re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

During academic session 2022/23, a graduate engagement project was undertaken for the BSc(Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course at Robert Gordon University. The aim of the project was to enhance students' knowledge of possible career pathwa... Read More about Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community..

The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
MURPHY, A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A.J., ASPE, R.R. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 37(8), pages 1692-1702. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004440

Linear sprinting is a key determinant of athletic performance within team sports. The aims of the review were to quantify and compare the effectiveness of popular strength and conditioning (S&C) training modes to improve sprint performance in team sp... Read More about The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. (2022)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

The magnitude of change following strength and conditioning (S&C) training can be evaluated comparing effect sizes to threshold values. This study conducted a series of meta-analyses and compiled results to identify thresholds specific to S&C, and cr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating..

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset]. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

This is the supplementary data for the journal article: SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, thr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset].

Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes. (2022)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., SYMON, K., MAUGHAN, P., BURGESS, K.E. and DOLAN, E. 2022. Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 17(4), pages 860-867. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541221095196

The purpose of this study was to investigate the time-course of decrements in physical performance following a pre-match warm-up in soccer players. Knowledge of this information could be used to inform re-warm-ups and pre-pitch entry practices of soc... Read More about Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes..

Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. (2021)
Thesis
KIDD, D.J. 2021. Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712827

Physical activity and academic attainment of children are internationally regarded as some of the most significant areas of public concern and interest (World Health Organisation, 2010; Scottish Government, 2018). There are a range of interventions d... Read More about Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings..

The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research. (2021)
Thesis
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H. 2021. The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603154

The greatest potential application of mathematical models in sport science is to predict future performance of individual athletes in response to training, with sufficient accuracy to assist with planning of training programs and short tapering perio... Read More about The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research..

Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. (2020)
Thesis
SOMERS, S. 2020. Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The purpose of this study is to uncover and understand the naturalistic decision-making process in youth academy soccer coaches, when making decisions for mitigating injury in youth soccer players. Data were collected on seven youth academy soccer co... Read More about Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players..

The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach. (2019)
Journal Article
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H., BURGESS, K.E., ELYAN, E. and SWINTON, P.A. 2020. The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 15(1), pages 60-71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119887721

This study investigated the effects of measurement error and testing frequency on prediction accuracy of the standard fitness-fatigue model. A simulation-based approach was used to systematically assess measurement error and frequency inputs commonly... Read More about The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach..

The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. (2019)
Thesis
BARRON, P.J. 2019. The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The current medical fitness standard guidelines issued by Renewable UK for wind turbine technicians were adopted from the UK Fire and Rescue service. However, on the face of it, the two industries have different demands. This thesis aimed to ascertai... Read More about The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry..

Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. and STEWART, L. 2018. Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach. Presented at the 2018 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2018): future work, future graduates; forging the link, 3 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

There is growing impetus to 'add value' to student higher education learning experience through the integration of vocational training to better service employer’s needs. In order to enhance students employability in addition to aligning the undergra... Read More about Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach..

Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
CAMPBELL, C., BUCHANAN, N., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and MCCANN, B. 2017. Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach. Presented at the 2017 British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of sport and exercise psychology conference (DSEP 2017), 11-12 December 2017, Glasgow, UK.

Social interaction and relationships lie at the heart of the coaching process. Coaches are no longer limited to developing relationships between themselves and the players (coach-athlete relationship) but are instead exposed to connections within a m... Read More about Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach..

The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. (2017)
Journal Article
BARRON, P.-J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2018. The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. Applied ergonomics [online], 66, pages 172-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.09.001

This study aimed to assess whether modifying the pitch of a 75° ladder ergometer to vertical had a cardiorespiratory or psychophysical effect on climbing. Nine male participants climbed a ladder ergometer at 75° and subsequently at 90°, adjusted for... Read More about The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables..

The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. [Poster] (2017)
Presentation / Conference
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B., BURGESS, K. and SWINTON, P. 2017. The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. Presented at the 2017 UK Strength and Conditioning Association annual conference (UKSCA 2017), 4-6 August 2017, Leicester, UK.

This research aims to assess the effects of measurement error (typical error) and testing frequency on the ability of the FFM to accurately model resistance training data. A simulation approach assuming correct model specification was used to identif... Read More about The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. [Poster].

Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MAUGHAN, P., BURGESS, K.E. and SWINTON, P. 2017. Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football. Presented at the 2017 UK Strength and Conditioning Association annual conference (UKSCA 2017), 4-6 August 2017, Leicester, UK.

Previous research has examined the relationship between relative workload and injury, where acute training load is expressed in relation to chronic training load using simple ratio scaling or non-linear models including the exponentially weighted mov... Read More about Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football..

Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players. (2016)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K., HOLT, T., MUNRO, S. and SWINTON, P. 2016. Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players. Journal of trainology [online], 5(2), pages 24-29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17338/trainology.5.2_24

To investigate the validity and relative and absolute reliability of the Running Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) in ama teur soccer players. Cross-sectional experimental design with an element of repeated measures. Twenty three males completed the RAST... Read More about Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players..

Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer. (2016)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., MUNRO, H., DOLAN, E. and BURGESS, K. 2016. Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer. Journal of trainology [online], 5(2), pages 53-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17338/trainology.5.2_53

The purpose of this study was to assess whether relatively simple interventions including self monitoring of heart rate and the use of targeted sprints for those with the lowest relative HR values (%HRmax) could be used to increase exercise intensity... Read More about Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer..

Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. (2016)
Thesis
SYMON, K.G. 2016. Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The purpose of this study was to determine the time course of the performance and physiological changes that occur in response to a pre-match soccer warm-up. Data was collected on twelve academy soccer players, over five consecutive days. Measures of... Read More about Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up..

The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. (2016)
Journal Article
BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2017. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], 60(7), pages 1008-1013. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290

Climb assist systems claim to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ladder climbing at a mini... Read More about The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing..