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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   

 

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)

Books

  • Biancani, A., Doscher, M., Durkin, T., Gillett, J., Infantolino, G., Jeffreys, I., Jones, J., Kovacs, M., Krall, K., Nitka, M., Raether, J., Sanders, M., Sandler, D., Sheppard, J., Suprak, D., (2011), NSCA's Developing Agility and Quickness., 190, USA.

Book Chapters

  • 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., 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.
  • 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(2), 125-127, Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Taylor, K., Cronin, J., Gill, N., Chapman, D., Sheppard, J., (2010), Sources of variability in iso-inertial jump assessments. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 5(4), 546-558, United States.
  • Harris, N., Cronin, J., Taylor, K., Boris, J., Sheppard, J., (2010), Understanding Position Transducer Technology for Strength and Conditioning Practitioners. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32(4), 66-79, United States, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181eb341b.
  • Sheppard, J., Young, K., (2010), Using additional eccentric loads to increase concentric performance in the bench throw. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(10), 2853-2856, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e2731b.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Monitoring Neuromuscular Fatigue In High Performance Athletes.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Series Of Studies Examining The Development Of Sprint Speed And Momentum Of International Rugby Union Players.
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