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Dr Alice Bullas BSc(Hons). MSc(Hons). PhD.

Research Fellow


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Alice Bullas is a Research Fellow (sport and health innovation) within the Sports Engineering Research Centre with a specialism in 3D body imaging as a method of body measurement, biomechanics and applied sports science and technology research.

About

Alice specialises in 3D body imaging as a method of body measurement, biomechanics and applied sports science and technology research. Alice's work focuses on the Grow Med Tech scheme; translating academic research in medical devices to commercialisation, working on the AWRC parkrun partnership and morphology research within CSER. Alongside her work Alice lecturers within the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, supports student engagement, is the parkrun Research Board deputy Chair and supports AWRC and CSER research and consultancy projects.

Alice graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a first class honours BSc and MSc in Sports and Exercise Sciences in 2011. Her dissertations investigated the walking gait of dancers through the assessment of their kinetics and kinematics. During her studies Alice spend a semester abroad at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, actively contributed to her studies by acting as student representative on a number of platforms and engaged in a number of additional research projects. Alice joined CSER in January 2013 as a graduate intern focusing on the use of array electrodes in the application of peripheral electrical stimulation in the induction of motor cortical plasticity and the suitability of the Microsoft Kinect in head tracking for rehabilitation, before doing her PhD within the department in 2014 - 2017. Alice’s PhD focused on importance of complex anthropometrics in the assessment of cyclist.

Areas of interest:

  • 3D imaging and body measurement
  • Kinanthropometry 
  • Sport and health innovation
  • Product/system evaluation

Research

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Publications

Journal articles

Schneider, P.P., Smith, R.A., Bullas, A.M., Quirk, H., Bayley, T., Haake, S., ... Goyder, E. (2020). Multiple deprivation and geographic distance to community physical activity events — achieving equitable access to parkrun in England. Public Health, 189, 48-53. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.09.002

Choppin, S., Clarkson, S., Bullas, A., Thelwell, M., Heller, B., & Wheat, J. (2020). Anatomical and principal axes are not aligned in the torso: considerations for users of geometric modelling methods. Journal of Biomechanics, 110151. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110151

Thelwell, M., Chiu, C.-.Y., Bullas, A., Hart, J., Wheat, J., & Choppin, S. (2020). How shape-based anthropometry can complement traditional anthropometric techniques: a cross-sectional study. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 12125. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69099-4

Smith, R., Schneider, P., Bullas, A., Haake, S., Quirk, H., Cosulich, R., & Goyder, E. (2020). Does ethnic density influence community participation in mass participation physical activity events? The case of parkrun in England. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 9. http://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15657.2

Haake, S., Quirk, H., & Bullas, A. (2020). The Role of Technology in Promoting Physical Activity: A Case-Study of parkrun. Proceedings, 49 (1), e80. http://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049080

McDonald, C., Rannow, R.K., Pai, D., Bullas, A., & Ballester, A. (2020). IEEE SA Industry Connections 3D Body Processing Working Group and IEEE P3141 Standard for 3D Body Processing - Part 1. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 1. http://doi.org/10.1109/MCE.2020.2993015

McDonald, C., Rannow, R.K., Pai, D., Bullas, A., & Ballester, A. (2020). IEEE SA Industry Connections 3D Body Processing Working Group and IEEE P3141 Standard for 3D Body Processing - Part 1. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 1. http://doi.org/10.1109/MCE.2020.2993015

Driscoll, H., Bullas, A., King, C., Senior, T., Haake, S., & Hart, J. (2016). Application of Newtonian physics to predict the speed of a gravity racer. Physics Education, 51 (4), 1-7. http://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/51/4/045002

Bullas, A., Choppin, S., Heller, B., & Wheat, J. (2016). Validity and repeatability of a depth camera based surface imaging system for thigh volume measurement. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (20), 1998-2004. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1149604

Conference papers

Thelwell, M., BULLAS, A., KUHNAPFEL, A., Hart, J., AHNERT, P., Wheat, J., ... CHOPPIN, S. (2020). Allometry Between Measures of Body Size and Shape in a Large Population-Based Cohort. Proceedings of 3DBODY.TECH 2020 - 11th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Online/Virtual, 17-18 November 2020. http://doi.org/10.15221/20.10

Bullas, A., Dunne, A., Haake, S., & Quirk, H. (2020). Can access to green spaces during parkrun events contribute to the positive mental health of the participants? A literature review. In Annual Health Promotion Conference; Promoting health and wellbeing: creating a more equitable and sustainable environment, Galway, Ireland.18th June 2020, Galway, Ireland, 18 June 2020. http://www.nuigalway.ie/media/healthpromotionresearchcentre/conference2020/2020-Health-Promotion-Conference-Booklet.pdf

Bullas, A., Choppin, S., Heller, B., & Wheat, J. (2016). ISAK and digital 3D body measurement: A longitudinal case study from elite cycling. In World Conference on Kinanthropometry and Body Composition ISAK-UADY, Merida, Mexico, 2016 - 2 November 2016 (pp. 215-217).

Bullas, A., Heller, B., Choppin, S., & Wheat, J. (2016). The relationship between peak power and leg size in mountain bike cyclists. In World Conference on Kinanthropometry and Body Composition ISAK-UADY 2016, Mexico, 2016 - 2 November 2016.

Bullas, A., Choppin, S., Heller, B., Clarkson, S., & Wheat, J. (2014). Kinanthropometry application of depth camera based 3D scanning systems in cycling : repeatability and agreement with manual methods. In 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Techniques, (pp. 290-298). Hometrica Consulting: http://doi.org/10.15221/14.290

Theses / Dissertations

Thelwell, M. (2021). Assessing human morphology using statistical shape analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Choppin, S., Wheat, J., Hart, J., & Bullas, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00369

Bullas, A.M. (2017). The importance of complex anthropometrics in the assessment of cyclists. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Wheat, J., Heller, B., & Choppin, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00065

Posters

Bullas, A., Heller, B., Choppin, S., & Wheat, J. (2016). The effect of distance between anthropometric measures in geometric models of thigh volume. Presented at: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group Conference, Liverpoool

Other publications

Lowe, A., Bullas, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., & Hembrough, D. (2020). Active at Home : a guide to staying active during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Public Health England/Move More Sheffield: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/50-resource-ordering/resources/5118

Media

Alice Bullas is a Research Fellow (sport and health innovation) within the Sports Engineering Research Centre with a specialism in 3D body imaging as a method of body measurement, biomechanics and applied sports science and technology research. Alice's work focuses on developing and delivering innovation opportunities with Sheffield City Region businesses. Alongside this Alice lectures within the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, supports student engagement, is the parkrun Research Coordinator for the parkrun Research Board and supports other AWRC projects as and when the need arises.Area of expertise:

Areas of interest:

  • 3D body imaging and human measurement
  • Kinanthropometry

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