Wayne Spratford

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Dr Wayne Spratford is an Assistant Professor in Motor Control and Biomechanics at the University of Canberra who has previously held positions at the Australian Institute of Sport and with Cricket Australia. Wayne completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia in the area of Biomechanics in cricket spin bowling. He has a keen interest in 3D modelling of human movement and quantifying load in both sporting and occupational settings. He currently sits on the editorial board for BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation journal.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia

Bachelor, University of the Sunshine Coast

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2008 2019

A retrospective analysis of hamstring injuries in elite rugby athletes: More severe injuries are likely to occur at the distal myofascial junction

Kenneally-Dabrowski, C., Serpell, B. G., Spratford, W., Lai, A. K. M., Field, B., Brown, N. A. T., Thomson, M. & Perriman, D., 1 Jul 2019, In : Physical Therapy in Sport. 38, p. 192-198 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Biomechanical Phenomena
Cross-Over Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials

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

CAMPBELL, R., Bradshaw, E., BALL, N., Pease, D. & SPRATFORD, W., 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Evidence-Based Medicine
1 Citation (Scopus)

Late swing or early stance? A narrative review of hamstring injury mechanisms during high-speed running

Kenneally-Dabrowski, C. J. B., Brown, N. A. T., Lai, A. K. M., Perriman, D., Spratford, W. & Serpell, B. G., Aug 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 29, 8, p. 1083-1091 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Wounds and Injuries

Late swing running mechanics influence hamstring injury susceptibility in elite rugby athletes: A prospective exploratory analysis

Kenneally-Dabrowski, C., Brown, N. A. T., Warmenhoven, J., Serpell, B. G., Perriman, D., Lai, A. K. M. & Spratford, W., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biomechanics. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries