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Biography

Nick Ball is an Associate Professor in Sports Biomechanics at the University of Canberra. Nick obtained his Ph.D. in neuromuscular mechanics and its application to resistance exercise from the University of Portsmouth (UK) in 2007. Nick is the current Head of School for Health Science within the Faculty of Health, and has previously been the Discipline Lead for Sport and Exercise Science (2014-2018). Nick has been an Accredited Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach for over 10 years with qualifications in Australia (Lv 2 Pro-Coach) and UK (ASCC). Nick is the current Head of Athlete Preparation for the UC Capitals WNBL team, which includes Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games athletes. Nick has performed biomechanical and strength coach servicing to aid in the optimisation of techniques in sports such as para-equestrian, basketball, squash, hockey, golf, running and rugby.

Nick’s research interests focus on 2 areas. The neuromuscular responses to resistance exercise with a focus on co-ordination and transfer of training and the role of the neuromuscular system and resistance exercise in injury prevention.

Specific research areas with ongoing projects include:

  • The role of the neuromuscular system in generating lower body stiffness and its subsequent impact on agility based movements.
  • Co-ordination based exercise interventions for a neuromuscular disease population

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Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
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Knee Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2009 2019

Injury epidemiology and risk factors in competitive artistic gymnasts: A systematic review

CAMPBELL, R., Bradshaw, E., BALL, N., Pease, D. & SPRATFORD, W., 1 Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 17, p. 1056-1069 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries
Gymnastics
Incidence
Evidence-Based Medicine

Measurement bias in estimates of system power during a vertical jump

Williams, K. J., Chapman, D. W., Phillips, E. J. & Ball, N. B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Sports Biomechanics. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reference Values
Gold
Athletes
Prescriptions
Resistance Training
Athletes
Quadriceps Muscle
Muscles

Variability and Impact of Self-Selected Interset Rest Periods During Experienced Strength Training

Ibbott, P., Ball, N., Welvaert, M. & Thompson, K. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Perceptual and Motor Skills. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resistance Training
Athletes
Fatigue

Effects of athlete-dependent traits on joint and system countermovement-jump power

Williams, K. J., Chapman, D. W., Phillips, E. J. & Ball, N., 1 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 13, 10, p. 1378-1385 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Athletes
Joints
Ankle
Hip
Volleyball