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Dr Jeremy Sheppard

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Email: jeremy.sheppard@ecu.edu.au,
Staff Member Details
Email: jeremy.sheppard@ecu.edu.au   

 

Jeremy is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SPS4108 - Physiological Testing of Human Performance
  • SPS5119 - Current Issues in Strength and Conditioning

Background

  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Canadian Sport Centre
  • Canadian, US, and European National Teams

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Awards and Recognition

Other

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Professional Coaches Structure-Master coach
  • 2007 - Best Poster, National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference
  • 2004 - Research Award-Best Masters by Research, Victorian State Government

Research Areas and Interests

  • Strength and Power training and adaptation
  • Physical Preparation for elite surfers
  • Physical Preparation for elite volleyball players
  • Testing and Training of vertical jump

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2009.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $508,820.
  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $471,531.
  • The development and evaluation of a comprehensive sport-science testing protocol for competitive surfers,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Sheppard, J., (2014), Optimising Training for Jumping and Landing. High Performance Training for Sports, 167-184, Canada.
  • Gabbett, T., Sheppard, J., (2013), Testing and Training Agility. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, 199-205, USA.
  • McGuigan, M., Sheppard, J., Cormack, S., Taylor, K., (2013), Strength and Power Assessment Protocols. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, 207-226, USA.
  • Sheppard, J., Gabbett, T., Riggs, M., (2013), Indoor and Beach Volleyball Players. Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, 475-486, USA.
  • Sheppard, J., Young, W., (2011), Training Agility and Change-of-direction Speed (CODS). Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 363-376, West Sussex, UK.
  • Young, W., Sheppard, J., (2011), Speed and Agility Assessment. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 271-276, West Sussex, UK.
  • Dawes, J., Sheppard, J., (2011), Factors determining quickness. Developing Agility and Quickness , 25-34, Champaign, IL..

Journal Articles

  • Young, K., Haff, G., Newton, R., Gabbett, T., Sheppard, J., (2015), Assessment and monitoring of ballistic and maximal upper-body strength qualities in athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2015), 232-237, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0073.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Seitz, L., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2015), Comparison of Physical Capacities Between Nonselected and Selected Elite Male Competitive Surfers for the National Junior Team. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2), 178-182, Champaign, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0222.
  • Furness, J., Hing, W., Walsh, J., Abbott, A., Sheppard, J., Climstein, M., (2015), Acute Injuries in Recreational and Competitive Surfers: Incidence, Severity, Location, Type and Mechanism. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(5), 1246-1254, Rosemont, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514567062.
  • Secomb, J., Lundgren, L., Farley, O., Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2015), Relationships between Lower-Body Muscle Structure and Lower-Body Strength, Power, and Muscle-Tendon Complex Stiffness. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2221-2228, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000858.
  • Speranza, MJ., Gabbett, TJ., Johnston, RD., Sheppard, J., (2015), Muscular Strength and Power Correlates of Tackling Ability in Semiprofessional Rugby League Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2071-2078, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000897.
  • Secomb, JL., Sheppard, J., Dascombe, BJ., (2015), Reductions in Sprint Paddling Ability and Countermovement Jump Performance after Surfing Training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(7), 1937-1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000843.
  • Barr, M., Gabbett, TJ., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2015), The effect of 8 days hypergravity condition on the sprinting speed and lower body power of elite rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(3), 722-729, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000669.
  • Spiteri, T., Newton, R., Binetti, M., Hart, N., Sheppard, J., Nimphius, S., (2015), Mechanical determinants of faster change of direction and agility performance in female basketball athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(8), 2205-2214, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000876.
  • Secomb, J., Sheppard, J., Dascombe, BJ., (2015), Time-Motion Analysis of a 2-Hour Surfing Training Session. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(1), 17-22, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0002.
  • Farley, O., Raymond, E., Secomb, J., Ferrier, B., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Abbiss, C., Sheppard, J., (2015), Scoring Analysis of the Men?s 2013 World Championship Tour of Surfing. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 9(1), 38-48, Champaign, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijare.2014-0072.
  • Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Raymond, E., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Newton, R., Steele, JR., Sheppard, J., (2015), Development and Evaluation of a Simple, Multifactorial Model Based on Landing Performance to Indicate Injury Risk in Surfing Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(8), 1029-1035, Champaign, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0591.
  • Secomb, J., Nimphius, S., Farley, O., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Sheppard, J., (2015), Relationships between Lower-Body Muscle Structure and, Lower-Body Strength, Explosiveness and Eccentric Leg Stiffness in Adolescent Athletes. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14(4), 691-697, Bursa, Turkey.
  • Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Raymond, E., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2015), Comparison of impact forces, accelerations and ankle range of motion in surfing-related landingtasks. Journal of Sports Sciences, Latest articles(Latest articles), 1-7, Oxon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1088164.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Haff, G., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2015), Development and Evaluation of a Drop-and-Stick Method to Assess Landing Skills in Various Levels of Competitive Surfers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(3), 396-400, Champaign, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0375.
  • Speranza, MJ., Gabbett, TJ., Johnston, RD., Sheppard, J., (2015), Relationship Between a Standardized Tackling Proficiency Test and Match-Play Tackle Performance in Semiprofessional Rugby League Players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(6), 754-760, Champaign, Illinois, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2015-0044.
  • Secomb, J., Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Farley, O., Sheppard, J., (2014), Single-Leg Squat Progressions. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36(5), 68-71, USA.
  • Lundgren, L., Newton, R., Tran, T., Dunn, M., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2014), Anaylsis of Manoeuvres and Scoring in Competitive Surfing. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(4), 663-669, DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.9.4.663.
  • Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Gabbett, TJ., Newton, R., (2014), Long-Term Training-Induced Changes In Sprinting Speed and Sprint Momentum In Elite Rugby Union Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(10), 2724-2731, United States.
  • Sheppard, J., Dawes, JJ., Jeffreys, I., Spiteri, T., Nimphius, S., (2014), Broadening the view of agility: A scientific review of the literature. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(3), 6-25.
  • Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Agar-Newman, DJ., Newton, R., (2014), Transfer effect of strength and power training to the sprinting kinematics of international rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(9), 2585-2596, United States.
  • Young, K., Haff, G., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2014), Reliability of a Novel Testing Protocol to Assess Upper-Body Strength Qualities in Elite Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(5), 871-875, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2013-0332.
  • Lundgren, L., Butel, M., Brown, T., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2014), High ankle sprain: The new elite surfing injury?. International SportMed Journal, 15(4), 321-327, South Africa.
  • Furness, J., Hing, W., Abbott, A., Walsh, J., Sheppard, J., Climstein, M., (2014), Retrospective analysis of chronic injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: Injury location, type and mechanism. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 8(3), 277-287, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijare.2013-0032.
  • Barr, M., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2014), Were height and mass related to performance at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups?. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(4), 671-680, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.9.4.671.
  • Spiteri, T., Nimphius, S., Hart, N., Specos, C., Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2014), Contribution of strength characteristics to change of direction and agility performance in female basketball athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(9), 2415-2423, United States.
  • Freeman, J., Bird, S., Sheppard, J., (2013), Surfing performance, injuries and the use of the Y balance test. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(2), 32-39, Australia.
  • Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2013), Sprinting kinematics of elite rugby players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(4), 14-20, Australia.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Raymond, E., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Reliability of an alternative method to assess landing skills in adolescent surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(S2), 85-87.
  • Sheppard, J., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Tran, T., Spiteri, T., Brooks, H., Slater, G., Newton, R., (2013), Development of a Comprehensive Performance-Testing Protocol for Competitive Surfers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance , 8(5), 490-495, Champaign, Illinois, United States.
  • Lundgren, L., Dunn, M., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2013), The importance of aerial manoeuvers in elite competitive surfing perfomance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(1), 70-72.
  • Sheppard, J., Osborne, M., Chapman, D., Andrews, M., McNamara, P., (2013), Technique adjustments influence the performance of sprint paddling in competitive male surfers. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8(1), 43-51, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.8.1.43.
  • Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Farley, O., Secomb, J., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Ankle range of motion among surfing athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(S2), 121-124.
  • Secomb, J., Sheppard, J., Dascombe, B., (2013), Reduction in sprint paddling ability in surfers following a two hour surfing training session. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(1), 95-98.
  • Sheppard, J., Osborne, M., Chapman, D., Andrews, M., (2012), Anthropometric characteristics, upper-body strength, and sprint paddling performance in competitive surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20(1), 5-10.
  • Sheppard, J., McNamara, P., Osborne, M., Andrews, M., Borges, TO., Walshe, P., Chapman, D., (2012), Association Between Anthropometry and Upper-Body Strength Qualities with Sprint Paddling Performance in Competitive Wave Surfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(12), 3345-3348, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31824b4d78.
  • Sheppard, J., Nolan, E., Newton, R., (2012), Changes in strength and power qualities over two years in volleyball players transitioning from junior to senior national team. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(1), 152-157, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31821e4d5b.
  • Janssen, I., Sheppard, J., Dingley, A., Chapman, D., Spratford, W., (2012), Lower Extremity Kinematics and Kinetics When Landing From Unloaded and Loaded Jumps. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(6), 687-693, USA.
  • Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2011), Long-term training adaptations in elite male volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(8), 2180-2184, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823c429a.
  • Sheppard, J., Chapman, D., Taylor, K., (2011), An evaluation of a strength qualities assessment method for the lower body. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(2), 4-10.
  • Taylor, K., Cronin, J., Gill, N., Chapman, D., Sheppard, J., (2011), Warm-up affects diurnal variation in power output. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(3), 185-189, Stuttgart, DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1268437.
  • Sheppard, J., Dingley, AA., Janssen, I., Spratford, W., Chapman, D., Newton, R., (2011), The effect of assisted jumping on vertical jump height in high-performance volleyball players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(1), 85-89, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2010.07.006.

Conference Publications

  • Secomb, J., Farley, O., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2014), The effect of initial lower-body strength on the training-specific adaptations resulting from combined plyometric and gymnastics training. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(7-9 November 2014), 61-64.
  • Farley, O., Andrews, M., Secomb, J., Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Abbiss, C., Sheppard, J., (2014), The validity and inter-unit reliability of custom-made surftrax GPS units and use during surfing. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 102-105.
  • Sheppard, J., Farley, O., Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., King, A., (2014), An evaluation of the use of personal water craft to create technical and physical overload in training of an elite surfer. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(7-9 November), 144-148.
  • Ferrier, B., Sheppard, J., Newton, R., Nimphius, S., (2014), The importance of aerial manoeuvre variations on competitive surfing performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(7-9 November 2014), 135-138.
  • Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Farley, O., Secomb, J., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2014), Athletic movement competency is related to general athletic performance variables and surfing performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 22(7-9 November 2014), 80-83.
  • Young, K., Gabbett, TJ., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Sheppard, J., (2013), The effect of initial strength levels on the training response to heavy resistance training and ballistic training on upper body pressing strength. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 85-87, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Young, K., Sheppard, J., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Daley, S., (2013), Differences in upper body strength and power between international and national level water polo players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 54-56, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Farley, O., Coyne, J., Secomb, J., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Sheppard, J., Abbiss, C., (2013), Comparison of the 400 metre time endurance surf paddle between elite competitive surfers, competitive surfers and recreational surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8-10 Nov 2013), 125-127, Australia.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Physical profiles of an elite stand-up paddleboard surfer: A case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 88-90, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Lundgren, L., Dunn, M., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2013), The importance of aerial manoeuvers in elite competitive surfing performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(1)(8 - 10 November), online, Beenleigh, Queensland.
  • Secomb, J., Farley, O., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Nimphius, S., Sheppard, J., (2013), Comparison of the sprint paddling performance between competitive male and female surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 118-120, Melbourne.
  • Sheppard, J., McNamara, P., Osborne, M., Andrews, M., Chapman, D., (2012), Strength a strong predictor of paddling performance in competitive surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning 2012 Supplement 1, 39-42, Helensvale, QLD.
  • Sheppard, J., Walshe, P., Coyne, J., (2012), A brief examination of strength and paddle-conditioning considerations for competitive surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning 2012 Supplement 1, 91-93, Helensvale, QLD.
  • Coyne, J., Sheppard, J., (2012), Assessing sprint paddle ability in competitive surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning 2012 Supplement 1, 58-60, Helensvale, QLD.
  • Sheppard, J., Nolan, E., Newton, R., (2011), Two year changes in strength and power qualities in volleyball players successfully progressing from junior to senior national team. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(November 11-13 2011), 71-75, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The Development And Evaluation Of A Testing Protocol To Assess Upper Body Pressing Strength Qualities In High Performance Athletes
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Influence Of Anthropometric And Upper Body Strength Qualities On Surfboard Paddling Kinematics

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Monitoring Neuromuscular Fatigue In High Performance Athletes
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Evaluation And Training Of Sensorimotor Abilities In Competitive Surfers
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Series Of Studies Examining The Development Of Sprint Speed And Momentum Of International Rugby Union Players
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Neuromuscular And Biomechanical Characteristics Of Change Of Direction And Agility Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Landing Performance And Lower Extremity Injuries In Competitive Surfing
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