James is a Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.
PhD Medical Science, Canada, 2006.
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., Panchuk, D., (2018), Watch Where You're Going? Interferer Velocity and Visual Behavior Predicts Avoidance Strategy During Pedestrian Encounters. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(4), 353-363, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2017.1363695.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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., 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.
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.
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