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Assessment of injury risk factors and mechanisms in elite netball

Completed

Project description

Sports participation carries a high risk of injury with considerable negative effects to individuals, their team, public health and the economy. Netball is a particularly popular female team game with a high risk of injury particularly to the lower limb. However, at present little is known regarding the risk factors and mechanisms of injury in the sport. 

This PhD project will develop a multifactorial model to identify the risk factors and mechanisms of injury occurring in the Vitality Netball Superleague. Specifically the first study will develop and validate an injury surveillance system for Netball. The second study will develop video-based methods to assess injury mechanisms in Netball and the third study will utilise the new methods to identify key injury risk factors and mechanisms in the sport. 

This research approach aims to identify the complex multifactorial nature of sports injuries and the findings will be used to inform injury prevention strategies in Netball.

Related Research Outputs

Bishop DT, Moore S, Horne S, Teszka R (2014). Attentional capture by spoken language: effect on netballer’s visual task performance. J Sports Sci 32:17, 1611-1620.