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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 2020

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 20 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Review article

Contribution of uncertainty in estimation of active drag using assisted towing method in front crawl swimming

Hazrati, P., Sinclair, P., SPRATFORD, W., Ferdinands, R. & Mason, B. 2018 In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 36, 1, p. 7-13 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Does performance level affect initial ball flight kinematics in finger and wrist-spin cricket bowlers?

Spratford, W., Whiteside, D., Elliott, B., Portus, M., Brown, N. & Alderson, J. 2018 In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 36, 6, p. 651-659 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Effects of Altering Trunk Position During Landings on Patellar Tendon Force and Pain

Scattone Silva, R., Purdam, C. R., Fearon, A. M., Spratford, W. A., Kenneally-Dabrowski, C., Preston, P., Serrão, F. V. & Gaida, J. E. 2018 In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49, 12, p. 2517-2527 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

A simple method for quantifying jump loads in volleyball athletes

Charlton, P., Kenneally-Dabrowski, C., Sheppard, J. & SPRATFORD, W. 2017 In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20, 3, p. 241-245 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations