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Dr James Croft

James is a Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Qualifications

  • PhD Medical Science, Canada, 2000.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Bini, R., Hume, P., 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 International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05539-8_8.
  • Bini, R., Hume, P., Croft, J., (2014), Pedaling technique changes with force feedback training in competitive cyclists: Preliminary study. Biomechanics of Cycling, 85-95, Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05539-8_9.

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rico Bini, R., Hume, P., Croft, J., (2012), 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.

Conference Publications

  • 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

Associate Supervisor

  • Effects Of Saddle Position On Pedalling Technique And Methods To Assess Pedalling Kinetics And Kinematics Of Cyclists And Triathletes
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