- Associate Professor Anthony Shield
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - IPTM
- Discipline *
- Human Movement and Sports Science
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(Southern Cross University)
Hamstrings, Injury, Aging, Eccentric, Resistance training
Dr Anthony Shield’s research interests are
- the neuromusclar adaptations to resistance training
- the applications of eccentric resistance training to injury prevention and performance enhancement.
The current focus is hamstring injury which involves collaboration with Morgan Williams from the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne campus). Dr Shield and his team are currently investigating the effects of prior hamstring injury on hamstring muscle activation and architecture.
He currently teaches functional anatomy (HMB274) and resistance training (HMB282) subjects.
- HMB274 Functional anatomy.
- HMB282 Resistance training.
- Duhig SJ, Williams MD, Minett G, Opar D, Shield AJ, (2017) Drop punt kicking induces eccentric knee flexor weakness associated with reductions in hamstring electromyographic activity, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport p595-599
- Duhig SJ, Shield AJ, Opar D, Gabbett T, Ferguson C, Williams MD, (2016) Effect of high-speed running on hamstring strain injury risk, British Journal of Sports Medicine p1536-1540
- Bourne MN, Williams MD, Opar D, Al-Najjar A, Kerr GK, Shield AJ, (2017) Impact of exercise selection on hamstring muscle activation, British Journal of Sports Medicine p1021-1028
- Bourne MN, Duhig SJ, Timmins RG, Williams MD, Opar D, Al-Najjar A, Kerr GK, Shield AJ, (2017) Impact of the Nordic hamstring and hip extension exercises on hamstring architecture and morphology: implications for injury prevention, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) p469-477
- Bourne MN, Opar DA, Williams MD, Al-Najjar A, Shield AJ, (2016) Muscle activation patterns in the Nordic hamstring exercise: Impact of prior strain injury, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports p666-674
- Opar D, Williams MD, Timmins RG, Hickey J, Duhig SJ, Shield AJ, (2015) Eccentric hamstring strength and hamstring injury risk in Australian footballers, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise p857-865
- Bourne MN, Opar D, Williams MD, Shield AJ, (2015) Eccentric knee-flexor strength and risk of hamstring injuries in Rugby Union: A prospective study, The American Journal of Sports Medicine p2668-2670
- Timmins RG, Bourne MN, Shield AJ, Williams MD, Lorenzen C, Opar D, (2016) Short biceps femoris fascicles and eccentric knee flexor weakness increase the risk of hamstring injury in elite football (soccer): a prospective cohort study, British Journal of Sports Medicine p1524-1535
- Opar D, Williams MD, Timmins RG, Hickey J, Duhig SJ, Shield AJ, (2015) The effect of previous hamstring strain injuries on the change in eccentric hamstring strength during preseason training in elite Australian footballers, The American Journal of Sports Medicine p377-384
- Timmins R, Opar D, Williams MD, Schache AG, Dear N, Shield AJ, (2014) Reduced biceps femoris myoelectrical activity influences eccentric knee flexor weakness after repeat sprint running, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports pe299-e305
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.