Performance and Technique Analyst (Biomechanics)

High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) is seeking an outstanding Biomechanist to join the Performance and Technique Analysis (PTA) team to support coaches and athletes in the Athletics NZ High Performance Programme.

The successful candidate will focus on Athletics NZ's priority and targeted event groups of Throws, Middle Distance and Pole Vault.

Candidates should have a background of effective delivery in biomechanics and performance analysis to high performance programmes. A sound understanding of physics and most importantly an unquenchable thirst for continual learning and development of performance understanding is required. As part of a wider performance team (both within HPSNZ and Athletics NZ) the ability to build and maintain robust relationships is critical. Previous experience in modelling performance will be an advantage. Academically candidates are expected to have a degree (or higher) in sports science, engineering or science.

The successful candidate will be required to provide support regionally in New Zealand and on occasion at international competitions. Candidate must have the ability to travel.

More Details available here.

The current ISBS Newsletter 33 (2), November 2017, is now published.

pdfVolume 33, No.2 (November 2017)

 

 

In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS 2017 Post Conference Report,
  • ISBS Awards 2017,
  • ISBS Grants 2017,
  • ISBS Student Mini Research Grant 2016,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme 2017,
  • Guest Article: Bridging the Gap,
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • Short Communications,
  • Call for hosting of ISBS 2021,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors

 

Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,

sarahbclarke

Sarah Clarke

ISBS Vice President (Publications)

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The National Biomechanics Day in 2017 was a huge success, with >7,000 high school students attending biomechanics labs all over the world

The third National Biomechanics Day will be held on April 11, 2018, and we encourage ISBS biomechanists around the globe to get together and celebrate our science by hosting an event in your local community. You can register your interest in hosting an event here.

Sports Biomechanics

Dear Biomechanics Colleagues,

On behalf of the Search Committee for the Call for Associate Editor(s), I invite you to self-nominate or nominate whoever appropriate to serve as Associate Editor for Sports Biomechanics, official journal of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS).

ISBS was founded in 1982. To date, we have members / conference participants from over 50 countries. In 2002, Dr Ross Sanders started the Sports Biomechanics journal as the founding editor and the first issue was published by the Edinburgh University Press. In 2004, Dr Roger Bartlett took up the position as the editor of the journal. In 2006, the journal started to publish with Taylor & Francis and was indexed by Thomson Reuter in Scientific Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports and Web of Knowledge. From 2007, Dr Young-Hoo Kwon served as the editor, and we have increased the number of issues per year to 3 in 2007 to 4 in 2009. In 2014, Dr Daniel Fong took up the Editor-in-Chief role. The journal gained its first impact factor as 0.451 in 2008 and its current impact factor in 2016 is 0.826.

We are now calling for Associate Editor(s) to serve the journal. Candidates should have good record in scholarly paper publishing, reviewing, and editing in applied biomechanics of sports and exercise. A good record in reviewing for Sports Biomechanics will be an advantage. Candidates do not need to be a current ISBS member but will be encouraged to participate more in ISBS conferences. The duties include handling of submissions to the journal, invitation of reviewers for each submission, recommendations to accept good quality papers, and promotion of the journals, etc.

Interested individuals should prepare (1) a short curriculum vitae with emphasis on peer-reviewed publications in sports and exercise biomechanics, (2) a summary or a list of record of reviewing scholarly papers for related journals, and/or (3) any additional information which will help the Search Committee to give an objective assessment for the current application.

Email the abovementioned material to Dr Daniel Fong, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Biomechanics, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on or before 31 August 2017. The Search Committee will start the selection process in September 2017 and will announce the selection results as soon as possible. Successful candidate(s) will receive some training on the review process and the use of the online submission system, and will officially start the appointment in January 2018.

 

For enquiries please contact Dr Daniel Fong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or twitter @dtpfong.

 

Dr Daniel Fong

Editor-in-Chief, Sports Biomechanics

2 August 2017

 

Search Committee:

Chairman:      

Daniel Fong, Editor-in-Chief

Members:                    

Young-Hoo Kwon, ISBS President, Former Editor-in-Chief                       

Sarah Clarke, ISBS Vice President (Publications)                   

Ross Sanders, Former Editor-in-Chief                     

Duane Knudson, Former ISBS Vice President (Publications)

Elizabeth Bradshaw, Associate Editor

Daniel Herman, Associate Editor

Gerwyn Hughes, Associate Editor

Hiroyuki Nunome, Associate Editor

Veni Kong, Associate Editor

Dear Members of ISBS,

It is with great sorrow that I write to inform you of the passing of one of our talented and highly regarded researchers Dr Alex Milligan, Research Group in Breast Health, University of Portsmouth, UK. Alex was a regular attendee at ISBS, engaging with the student mentor scheme, presenting and playing an active role in the dissemination her research. Her contribution through her specialist knowledge and understanding of the associated concepts and constructs of breast health in human movement was excellent, and evidenced by her impressive research portfolio, including publications and presentations both Nationally and Internationally. Dr Alex Milligan was a great ambassador for her home University and her Research Group, she was a talented scientist, and from a personal perspective a friend and colleague. She will be sadly missed, and her contribution to ISBS and Biomechanics should be celebrated.

Professor Gareth Irwin, President, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Dr Alex Milligan,

By Professor Joanna Wakefield-Scurr,

Research Group in Breast Health, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth.

It is with great sadness that I write this piece in celebration of the life of one of our Researchers, Dr Alex Milligan, who passed away in February 2017. Alex joined the University of Portsmouth in 2005 as an Undergraduate in Sport and Exercise Science, followed by an MSc in Sports Performance. Alex was a conscientious scientist who wasn’t prepared to compromise, which set her up well to continue her studies into a PhD with the Research Group in Breast Health, followed by a position as a Senior Research Associate. Alex was a fantastic team player and this was evident in her prolific sporting and professional career. Professionally, Alex represented the University at conferences, winning awards, she developed an impressive publication record and generated income.

During her career Alex taught and inspired others to become passionate about science. But for me, the quality I admired most in Alex was her integrity. Alex demonstrated integrity in everything she did, from sport, to relationships, to work. Integrity is the foundation of science, from transparency in participant recruitment, data collection, and analysis, to how we present findings. We all know that statistics can be manipulated, data removed, positive findings presented ahead/instead of negative findings, but scientific integrity should underpin everything we do as scientists. Alex was one of the most honest, meticulous, conscientious scientists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She would triple checked everything and was not, under any circumstances, prepared to lower her scientific standards or compromise. I learnt a lot from Alex. There is no right or wrong answer in science, there is only evidence, her approach enabled and inspired the systematic, logical progression of knowledge in breast biomechanics. Alex was an honest, open, warm, considerate, beautiful, person and science is a poorer place without her.