James is a Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.
PhD Medical Science, Canada, 2000.
Recent Research Grants
Dynamics of Learning: Behaviour and Lived Experiences. The Role of exploratory strategies, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (National Research Agency), Research Collaboration Project Scheme,
2017 - 2021, $342,112.
How perception of capabilities (of themselves and others) influence decision-making in football players of different age groups and in-turn how they affect team patterns., Bayswater City Soccer Club, Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,
2015 - 2019, $95,500.
Analysis of the short serve in Badminton and investigation into feedback and training to improve the short-serve, Badminton World Federation, Grant,
2015 - 2018, $20,000.
Fundamental influence of energetics on motor control in walking using the split-belt treadmill paradigm., Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,
2017 - 2018, $9,463.
Using eye-tracking and continuous heart rate to assess the Quiet Eye technique for improving marksmanship under conditions of high-anxiety, Department of Defence - Australian Army, Australian Army Research Scheme,
2015 - 2018, $19,000.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Bini, RR., Hume, PA., Croft, J., (2014), Pedaling technique changes with force feedback training in competitive cyclists: Preliminary study. Biomechanics of Cycling, 85-95, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05539-8_9.
Bini, RR., Hume, PA., Croft, J., Kilding, A., (2014), Optimizing bicycle configuration and cyclists' body position to prevent overuse injury using biomechanical approaches. Biomechanics of Cycling, 71-83, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05539-8_8.
Croft, J., Bertram, J., (2017), Affordance boundaries are defined by dynamic capabilities of Parkour athletes in dropping from various heights. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(SEP), Article No. 1571, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01571.
Croft, J., Schroeder, R., Bertram, J., (2017), The goal of locomotion: Separating the fundamental task from the mechanisms that accomplish it. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24(6), 1675-1685, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.3758/s13423-016-1222-3.
Croft, J., Panchuk, D., (2017), Watch Where You're Going? Interferer Velocity and Visual Behavior Predicts Avoidance Strategy During Pedestrian Encounters. Journal of Motor Behavior, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00222895.2017.1363695.
Seifert, L., Cordier, R., Orth, D., Courtine, Y., Croft, J., (2017), Role of route previewing strategies on climbing fluency and exploratory movements. PLoS One, 12(4), Article no. e0176306, San Francisco, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176306.
Button, C., Schofield, M., Croft, J., (2016), Distance perception in an open water environment: Analysis of individual differences. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 78(3), 915-922, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 10.3758/s13414-015-1049-4.
Schnitzler, C., Button, C., Croft, J., Seifert, L., (2015), A new qualitative typology to classify treading water movement patterns. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 14(3), 530-535, Turkey, Journal of Sport Science and Medicine.
Button, C., Croft, J., Cotter, J., Graham, M., Lucas, S., (2015), Integrative physiological and behavioral responses to sudden cold-water immersion are similar in skilled and less-skilled swimmers. Physiology and Behavior, 138(January), 254-259, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.10.024.
Croft, J., Button, C., (2015), Interacting factors associated with adult male drowning in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0130545, San Francisco, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130545.
Rico Bini, R., Hume, P., Croft, J., (2014), Cyclists and triathletes have different body positions on the bicycle. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(SUPPL. 1), S109-S115, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2011.654269.
Schnitzler, C., Button, C., Seifert, L., Croft, J., (2014), Analysing expertise through data mining: an example based on treading water. Journal of Sport Sciences, 32(12), 1186-1195, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2013.876085.
Croft, J., Button, C., Hodge, K., Lucas, S., Barwood, M., Cotter, J., (2013), Responses to Sudden Cold-Water Immersion in Inexperienced Swimmers Following Training. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 84(8), 850-855, United States, Aerospace Medical Association, DOI: 10.3357/ASEM.3522.2013.
Bini, R., Hume, P., Croft, J., Kilding, A., (2013), Pedal force effectiveness in cycling: A review of constraints and training effects. Journal of Science and Cycling, 1(2), 11-24, Spain, Cycling Research Centre.
Schnitzler, C., Croft, J., Button, C., Ulmers, M., Davids, K., (2014), A method to optimize a typology-based classification system. Procedia Engineering, 72(14-17 July 2014), 9-13, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.003.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Science (Sports Science), Accuracy In The Badmington Short Serve: A Methodological And Kinematic Investigation
Effects Of Saddle Position On Pedalling Technique And Methods To Assess Pedalling Kinetics And Kinematics Of Cyclists And Triathletes