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 boards for BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation journal and International Journal of Science and Coaching 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia

Bachelor, University of the Sunshine Coast

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2008 2020

The influence of upper-body mechanics, anthropometry and isokinetic strength on performance in wrist-spin cricket bowling

Spratford, W., Elliott, B., Brown, N. & Alderson, J., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 38, 3, p. 280-287 8 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A complex relationship exists between gluteal tendon reconstruction outcomes, pain and comorbidities

Fearon, A., Gilbert, S., Spratford, W., Sizeland, T., Lynch, J., Smith, P. & Perriman, D., 2019, p. 92-92. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

Quality of Life
Lower Extremity

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
Neck Pain

Conducting surveillance and monitoring of musculoskeletal injuries among military personnel-A case study of the development of a tool for fast jet aircrew

Wallace, J., Newman, P., Spratford, W., Osmotherly, P. G. & Gabbett, T., 2019, p. 37-38. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

Open Access
Military Personnel
Wounds and Injuries
Neck Pain
Back Pain