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Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius

Sophia lectures in Biomechanics and Research Methods (focus on Strength and Conditioning) in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. As part of formal collaborations with ECU, she is also the Sport Science Manager at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre and manages High Performance Services for Softball Western Australia.

Current Teaching

  • SPS5113 Research and Computer Methods in Strength and Conditioning
  • SPS5134 Strength and Conditioning 2: Biomechanics
  • SPS6104 Applied Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning

Professional Associations

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2014 - National Strength and Conditioning Association Terry J Housh Young Investigator of the Year

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2009 - UniJobs.com Lecturer of the Year National Finalist

National and International Research Positions

  • 2012 to Current -  National Strength and Conditioning Association Research and Education Committee

Other

  • 2016 ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Award – Inspirational Individual – Personal Excellence
  • 2014 ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Award – Excellence in Research by an Early Career Research
  • 2012 ECU Faculty of Computing, Health and Science Executive Dean’s Award

Research Areas and Interests

  • Applied biomechanics in strength and conditioning
  • Microtechnology for load quantification in sport
  • Extreme sport performance research
  • Speed, change of direction and agility assessment and performance determinants
  • Bone adaptations and injury
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