What to expect

1. Introduction to sport & exercise science
2. Screening & profiling in sport & exercise science
3. Field-based screening to inform training & performance
4. Lab-based testing: biomechanical analysis
5. Recap

Meet the academic

Dr Tina Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Wolverhampton, who holds a PhD in Biomechanics from Southern Cross University (Australia) and a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from the University of Brighton. Their research interests are linked to the biomechanics of health, exercise and sport. Consequently, Tina has conducted research in a range of areas such as the biomechanics of football kicking, and having been a recipient of the University of Wolverhampton Early Researcher Award Scheme Fellowship, the mechanics of bone health and functional performance in sedentary and non-sedentary populations. Tina has also been a member of an expert working party for Macmillan Cancer Support, writing physical activity guidelines for healthcare professionals working with people with metastatic bone disease, and has published in peer reviewed academic journals and presented work at international biomechanics conferences. Tina is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has previously been awarded funding by the Higher Education Academy UK Centre for Biosciences to enhance teaching methods used within the physical sciences in Higher Education. Currently Tina is the recipient of a UKRI grant looking at monitoring upper limb movement in people with Parkinson’s disease and a co-investigator on a British Council grant to enhance opportunities for female students in sports leadership.

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Join Dr Tina Smith as they pose the question: "How do we make athletes the best they can be whilst avoiding injury?" in a series of episodes that culminate in an interactive and absorbing Subject Spotlight focussed on sports and exercise science.

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Meet the academic

Dr Tina Smith

Dr Tina Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Wolverhampton, who holds a PhD in Biomechanics from Southern Cross University (Australia) and a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from the University of Brighton. Their research interests are linked to the biomechanics of health, exercise and sport. Consequently, Tina has conducted research in a range of areas such as the biomechanics of football kicking, and having been a recipient of the University of Wolverhampton Early Researcher Award Scheme Fellowship, the mechanics of bone health and functional performance in sedentary and non-sedentary populations. Tina has also been a member of an expert working party for Macmillan Cancer Support, writing physical activity guidelines for healthcare professionals working with people with metastatic bone disease, and has published in peer reviewed academic journals and presented work at international biomechanics conferences. Tina is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has previously been awarded funding by the Higher Education Academy UK Centre for Biosciences to enhance teaching methods used within the physical sciences in Higher Education. Currently Tina is the recipient of a UKRI grant looking at monitoring upper limb movement in people with Parkinson’s disease and a co-investigator on a British Council grant to enhance opportunities for female students in sports leadership.

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