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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

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

Journal articles

Thompson, S.W., Rogerson, D., Ruddock, A., Greig, L., Dorrell, H.F., & Barnes, A. (2021). A Novel Approach to 1RM Prediction Using the Load-Velocity Profile: A Comparison of Models. Sports, 9 (7). http://doi.org/10.3390/sports9070088

Thompson, S.W., Rogerson, D., Ruddock, A., Banyard, H.G., & Barnes, A. (2021). Pooled Versus Individualized Load–Velocity Profiling in the Free-Weight Back Squat and Power Clean. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. http://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0534

Thompson, S.W., Rogerson, D., Dorrell, H.F., Ruddock, A., & Barnes, A. (2020). The Reliability and Validity of Current Technologies for Measuring Barbell Velocity in the Free-Weight Back Squat and Power Clean. Sports, 8 (7), e94. http://doi.org/10.3390/sports8070094

Thompson, S.W., Rogerson, D., Ruddock, A., & Barnes, A. (2020). Correction to: The Effectiveness of Two Methods of Prescribing Load on Maximal Strength Development: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01253-z

Judson, L.J., Churchill, S.M., Barnes, A., Stone, J.A., & Wheat, J. (2020). Joint moments and power in the acceleration phase of bend sprinting. Journal of Biomechanics, 109632. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109632

Shafizadeh, M., Bonner, S., Barnes, A., & Fraser, J. (2019). Effects of task and environmental constraints on axial kinematic synergies during the tennis service in expert players. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. http://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1701093

Thompson, S., Rogerson, D., Ruddock, A., & Barnes, A. (2019). The Effectiveness of Two Methods of Prescribing Load on Maximal Strength Development: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 50 (5), 919-938. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01241-3

Judson, L., Churchill, S., Barnes, A., Stone, J., Brookes, I., & Wheat, J. (2019). Kinematic modifications of the lower limb during the acceleration phase of bend sprinting. Journal of Sports Sciences. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1699006

Judson, L., Churchill, S., Barnes, A., Stone, J., Brookes, I., & Wheat, J. (2019). Horizontal force production and multi-segment foot kinematics during the acceleration phase of bend sprinting. Scandinavian journal of medicine and science in sports, 29 (10). http://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13486

Brayne, L., Barnes, A., Heller, B., & Wheat, J. (2018). Using a wireless consumer accelerometer to measure tibial acceleration during running : agreement with a skin mounted sensor. Sports Engineering, 21 (4), 487-491. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-018-0271-4

van Gelder, L., Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Heller, B. (2018). The use of biofeedback for gait retraining: A mapping review. Clinical Biomechanics, 59, 159-166. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.09.020

Shafizadeh, M., Bonner, S., Fraser, J., & Barnes, A. (2018). Effect of environmental constraints on multi-segment coordination patterns during the tennis service in expert performers. Journal of sports sciences, 37 (9), 1011-1020. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1538691

Judson, L.J., Churchill, S.M., Barnes, A., Stone, J.A., Brooks, I.G.A., & Wheat, J. (2018). Measurement of bend sprinting kinematics with three-dimensional motion capture : a test-retest reliability study. Sports Biomechanics. http://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2018.1515979

Jordan, A.R., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., Barnes, A., & Fysh, M. (2018). Sprint interval training on the vertical treadmill improves aerobic and anaerobic running performance. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 14 (1), 106-112. http://doi.org/10.12965/jer.1835122.561

van Gelder, L.M.A., Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Heller, B. (2018). Characterizing the learning effect in response to biofeedback aimed at reducing tibial acceleration during running. Proceedings, 2 (6), 200. http://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060200

Barnes, A., Rumbold, J., & Olusoga, P. (2017). Attitudes towards protective headgear in UK rugby union players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 3 (1), e000255. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000255

Hughes, A., Barnes, A., Churchill, S., & Stone, J. (2017). Performance indicators that discriminate winning and losing in elite men’s and women’s Rugby Union. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 17 (4), 534-544. http://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2017.1366759

Jordan, A., Barnes, A., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., & Fysh, M. (2017). Kinematics and neuromuscular recruitment during vertical treadmill exercise. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 13 (3), 307-314. http://doi.org/10.12965/jer.1734916.458

Stean, D., Barnes, A., & Churchill, S.M. (2015). Effect of the 'Crouch, Bind, Set' engagement routine on scrum performance in English Premiership Rugby. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 15 (3), 1202-1212. http://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2015.11868862

Hadjiioannou, L., Barnes, A., Clarkson, S., & Wheat, J. (2015). The effect of a real-time gait retraining programme on knee angle and ground reaction forces in a group of recreational runners - Abstract only. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 (sup1), s17-s20. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1110316

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 in Sport, 13 (1), 149-159. http://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2013.11868638

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2011). Fore-and rearfoot kinematics in high- and low-arched individuals during running. Foot and Ankle International, 32 (7), 710-716. http://fai.sagepub.com/content/32/7/710.full

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2010). Use of gait sandals for measuring rearfoot and shank motion during running. Gait & Posture, 32 (1), 133-135. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.01.015

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C. (2007). Association between foot type and tibial stress injuries: a systematic review. British journal of sports medicine, 42 (2), 93-98. http://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2007.036533

Conference papers

Wheat, J., Judson, L., Churchill, S., Stone, J., & Barnes, A. (2017). Effect of calculation method on measuring centre of mass from kinematic data during bend sprinting. In International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference.

Emery, J., Driscoll, H.F., Barnes, A., & James, D.M. (2016). A method for characterizing high acceleration movements in small-sided football. Procedia Engineering, 147, 718-723. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.256

Emery, J., Driscoll, H.F., Barnes, A., & James, D. (2016). Third generation artificial pitch quality in commercial football centers. Procedia Engineering, 147, 860-865. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.289

Hadjiioannou, L., Barnes, A., Clarkson, S., & Wheat, J. (2015). The effect of a real-time gaitretraining programme on knee angle and ground reaction forces in a group of recreational runners. In BASES Conference, Burton-upon-Trent, 2015 - 2015. http://www.bases.org.uk/BASES-Conference

Brayne, L., Barnes, A., Heller, B., & Wheat, J. (2015). Using a wireless inertial sensor to measure tibial shock during running : agreement with a skin mounted sensor. In 33rd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Poitiers, France, 29 June 2015 - 3 July 2015. http://isbs2015.sciencesconf.org/

Barnes, A., Paya, J.G., Castelli, A., & Heller, B. (2015). Foot strike patterns in runners wearing floating heel, minimalist and conventional footwear. 33rd International conference on biomechanics in sports, 2015, 519-522. https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/6445

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 syndrome. In XXXIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport, Johnson City, Tennessee, 12 July 2014 - 16 July 2014. https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/5932

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2013). Forefoot and rearfoot kinematics in recreational runners with a history of tibial stress injury. In 35th American Society of Biomechanics Congress, Long Beach, CA, Long Beach, CA. http://www.asbweb.org/conferences/2011/pdf/24.pdf

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2007). The use of gait sandals in the measurement of rear-foot motion during walking and running. In 4th Salford Conference on Biomechanics of the Lower Limb in Health, Disease and Rehabilitation, Salford, UK, 2007.

Judson, L., Churchill, S., Barnes, A., Stone, J., & Wheat, J. (2017). Simplified marker sets for the calculation of centre of mass location during bend sprinting. In 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 2017, German Sport University Cologne, 14 June 2017 - 18 June 2017. https://www.isbs2017.com/

Theses / Dissertations

Jordan, A.R. (2013). The biomechanics of and physiological responses to vertical treadmill exercise. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Fysh, M., Claxton, D., Purvis, A., & Barnes, A.

Posters

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2008). Dynamic foot mobility in high and low arched individuals. Presented at: North America Congress of Biomechanics

Barnes, A., Wheat, J., & Milner, C.E. (2008). The relationship between static arch height and arch stiffness. Presented at: North America Congress of Biomechanics

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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