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Andrew Barnes

Dr Andrew Barnes BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Summary

With a background in sports biomechanics, Andrew completed his PhD at Sheffield Hallam in the area of running injuries and biomechanical risk factors. As a fellow of the HEA, Andrew has nearly 10 years' experience of teaching in higher education and delivers a range of modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. His main areas of teaching specialism include biomechanics and performance analysis. Andrew is an active researcher whose interests lie in the field of foot and ankle biomechanics, gait analysis, sports injury and performance analysis in rugby union.

  • About

    Andrew studied for a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath before completing an MSc in Sports Biomechanics at Liverpool John Moores University. Andrew came to Sheffield Hallam to study for his PhD which he was awarded in 2012, entitled " Forefoot-rearfoot kinematics as risk factors in the development of tibial stress injuries? As a fellow of the HEA, Andrew has nearly 10 years' experience of teaching in higher education and delivers a range of modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. His main areas of teaching specialism include clinical and sports biomechanics and performance analysis. Andrew has several years of supervisory experience having supervised projects from undergraduate through to doctoral level students.

    Andrew is an active researcher whose interests lie in the field of foot and ankle biomechanics, gait analysis and sports injury. His current work is focussed on the development of a new design of running shoe and how field based gait retraining applications can be used to reduce injury risk in runners. As a keen rugby player, Andrew also has an interest in performance analysis and the study of key performance indicators to inform tactical approaches in elite Rugby Union.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Gait retraining in clinical and sporting populations
    The biomechanics of running injuries
    Running shoe design
    Performance Analysis in Rugby Union

  • Teaching

    Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

    Health And Wellbeing

    Sport and Exercise Science

    BSc Sport and Exercise Science
    MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science
    PgDip Advanced Sport Coaching Practice

    Foundations of Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise (L4)
    Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (L5)
    Sport and Exercise Analysis(L5)
    Applied Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise (L6)
    Issues in Sport and Exercise Science (L6)
    Applied Movement Analysis(L7)
    Applied Biomechanics and Performance Analysis (L7)

  • Research

    • Centre for Sports Engineering Research

    Gait-retraining to improve clinical outcomes of patients with lower-limb musculo-skeletal conditions

    Field based gait retraining to reduce lower extremity loads in runners

    The biomechanics of running in floating heel footwear

    Barnes, A., Holloway, A., Heller, B., Wheat, J. (2012) Field based gait retraining to reduce lower extremity loads in runners. EPSRC Engineering for life: seed corn funding.

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    STEAN, D, BARNES, A, CHURCHILL, S (2015). Effect of 'Crouch, Bind, Set' engagement routine on scrum performance in English Premiership Rugby. International Journal of performance Analysis, 15(3), 1202.

    BISHOP, L, BARNES, A (2013). 'Performance indicators that discriminate winning and losing in the knockout stages of the 2011 rugby world cup'. International Journal of Performance Analysis, 13(1).

    BANRES, A, WHEAT, J, MILNER, CE (2010). Use of gait sandals for measuring rearfoot and shank motion during running. Gait and Posture (32), 133-135.

    Invited conference speaker

    BARNES, A (2013). 'The mechanical influence of foot type on injury risk in running', International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference. Newcastle, UK.

    Conference presentations

    BARNES, A, GAMEZ, P, CASTELLI, A, HELLER, B (2015). Footstrike patterns in runners wearing floating heel, minimalist and conventional footwear. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference. Poitiers, France.

    BRAYNE, L, BARNES, A, HELLER, B, WEHAT, J (2015). 'Using a wireless inertial sensor to measure tibial shock during running: agreement with a skin mounted sensor', International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference. Poitiers, France.

    BERRY, T, BARNES, A, HANLEY, P, WHEAT, J (2014). 'Effect of pain on hip and knee kinematics during a prolonged run in female runners with patellofemoral pain', International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference. Johnson City, USA.

    JORDAN, A, BARNES, A, FYSH, M, CLAXTON, D, PURVIS, A (2013). 'Sprint interval training on the vertical treadmill', European College of Sports Sciences Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

    BARNES, A, WHEAT, J, MILNER, CE (2011). 'Forefoot-rearfoot kinematics in recreational runners with a history of tibial stress injury', North American Congress of Biomechanics. Long Beach, USA

    JORDAN, A, BARNES, A, FYSH, M, CLAXTON, D, PURVIS, A (2011). 'Kinematics and neuromuscular recruitment during vertical treadmill running', European College of Sports Science Conference. Liverpool, UK.

    BARNES, A, WHEAT, J, MILNER, CE (2008). 'The relationship between static arch height and arch stiffness', North American Congress of Biomechanics. Ann Arbor, USA

    BARNES, A, WHEAT, J, MILNER, CE (2008). 'Dynamic foot mobility in high and low arched individuals', North American Congress of Biomechanics. Ann Arbor, USA

    BARNES, A, WHEAT, J, MILNER, CE (2007). 'The use of gait sandals in the measurement of rearfoot motion during walking and running', Fourth Salford Conference on Biomechanics of the Lower Limb in Health, Disease and Rehabilitation. Salford, UK.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    PhD: The use of gait-retraining to improve clinical outcomes of patients with lower-limb musculo-skeletal conditions
    PhD: The traction demands of small sided football

    PhD: The biomechanical and physiological effects of vertical treadmill running

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