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Success at Inaugural Sports and Exercise Sciences Student Conference

The first Sport and Exercise Sciences Student Conference has been hailed a success.

Posted: 17 March 2014

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Student conference participants and organisers.
The event, held on Tuesday [11 March], was opened by the Department’s Professor Raymond Lee whose engaging keynote speech focused on the challenge of ageing from a biomechanics perspective.

Through oral and e-posters presentations, a selection of third year students shared their work from their dissertation projects.

Covering the three disciplines (biomechanics, physiology and psychology), research included analysis of shod and unshod running, active and passive warm up protocols and exploring the nature of reversal theory in relation to skiing and snowboarding.

Richard Andrews, Samuel Pelling and Alexander Philipp were the top 3 oral presentations selected by the judging panel and were awarded a prize to support them to present their research in next month’s BASES student conference in Portsmouth University.

Unfortunately, Samuel and Richard are unable to attend the conference, but runners’ up Matthew Jarosy and Yeshwas Alelgne, along with Alexander will all present their work.

Richard’s study aimed to determine if there is a biomechanical advantage between an anchored golf putter and a standard putter.

Samuel’s research analysed the differences in jumping performance between two jumping conditions, pre and post fatigue.

Alexander’s project investigated the effects of a 14 day weight loss intervention on aerobic and anaerobic performance capacity in Thai boxers and mixed martial artists.

In his closing remarks, Professor Lee thanked the event organisers and said he was “impressed with the quality of work”. He also encouraged students to continue their research through further education.

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