Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

Local Section Navigation
You are here:
ECU is currently converting this web content to a more mobile friendly format. If you find the content below is not formatting correctly during this transition please view on desktop browser.
Main Content

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

  • 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., (2014), Assessment and monitoring of ballistic and maximal upper body strength qualities in athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(N/A), 232-237, United States.
  • Sheppard, J., Farley, O., 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(5), 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(5), 133-138.
  • 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, 22(5), 102-105.
  • 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(5), 80-83.
  • 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(5), 61-64.
  • 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 competitve 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.
  • Sheppard, J., Dawes, J., 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., Gabbett, TJ., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2014), 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spiteri, T., Newton, R., Binetti, M., Hart, N., Sheppard, J., Nimphius, S., (2014), Mechanical Determinants of faster change of direction and agility performance in female basketball athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 0-0, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000876.
  • Secomb, J., Sheppard, J., Dascombe, BJ., (2014), Time-Motion Analysis of a 2-Hour Surfing Training Session. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2015(10), 17-22, United States, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0002.
  • 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.
  • Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2013), Sprinting kinematics of elite rugby players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(4), 14-20, 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(2), 125-127, Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
Skip to top of page