EP 21: Sprint Performance, Fatigue, and Hamstring Injury Risk

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EP 21: Sprint Performance, Fatigue, and Hamstring Injury Risk
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Shayne Vial is a Ph.D. candidate (Edith Cowan University) and a Biomechanist (Queensland Academy of Sport). Currently investigating the effect of acute fatigue on sprint technique in high-level soccer players and whether there is an association with muscle-tendon unit length of the hamstring muscles.

EP 21: Developmental Cascades: The Ecological Side of Motor Development

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EP 21: Developmental Cascades: The Ecological Side of Motor Development
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Maria J. Ayoub is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at Boston University. She conducts her research in the BU Motor Development Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Simone V. Gill. Her work utilizes a balanced Ecological Psychology/Neurocentric approach, and her interests are rooted in motor development and performance, both across the lifespan and within the context of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current research analyzes the interactions between motor performance and cognition among neurotypical children, autistic children*, and adults with severe mental illness.

EP 20: Education: A Weapon to Confront Race and Racism

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EP 20: Education: A Weapon to Confront Race and Racism
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Amand L. Hardiman is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University (USU). His research interests focus on: (a) the sense of belonging of minoritized students in sport and higher education, (b) student-athlete identity, (c) organizational effectiveness, and (d) leadership development. He devotes time to diversity, equity, and inclusion work as a founding member of the Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) and serving on several diversity committees at both the department and university level.

EP 19: Research Methodology: Tips for Graduate Students

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EP 19: Research Methodology: Tips for Graduate Students
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Laura is a PhD Candidate at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She is interested in programming, reproducibility, and open science practices. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of interactions on motor learning and retention, and her MSc thesis from the University of Ottawa investigated observational learning. Laura loves to talk about statistics and research methods and thinks that working with R is super fun!

EP 18: Feedback Given Is Not Feedback Received with Rob Mason

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EP 18: Feedback Given Is Not Feedback Received with Rob Mason







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Rob Mason is a recent graduate from the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). His PhD thesis focused on coach-athlete verbal feedback, with a focus on elite-level team sports. He is particularly interested in the reception of feedback by athletes, and the way that feedback changes based on the context in which it is given. He also works as a coach developer with an Australian Football League team, where he provides support to coaches around their use of feedback and teaching strategies.

EP 18: Feedback Given Is Not Feedback Received with Rob Mason

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EP 18: Feedback Given Is Not Feedback Received with Rob Mason
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Rob Mason is a recent graduate from the University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). His PhD thesis focused on coach-athlete verbal feedback, with a focus on elite-level team sports. He is particularly interested in the reception of feedback by athletes, and the way that feedback changes based on the context in which it is given. He also works as a coach developer with an Australian Football League team, where he provides support to coaches around their use of feedback and teaching strategies.

EP 17: Perceptive Measures in Sports Science with Adam Virgile

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EP 17: Perceptive Measures in Sports Science with Adam Virgile







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Adam is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science at The University of Vermont (UVM). For his Ph.D., Adam is focused on learning more about relationships between perceptive measures, such as the rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and sport-specific performance outcomes in athletes. He also serves as the Sports Science Coordinator at UVM where organizes the collection, interpretation, visualization, and applied integration of physiological data from the Men’s Ice Hockey and Men’s Basketball teams.