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Terry Senior

Principal Research Fellow


Summary


Terry Senior is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER). Terry is responsible for the design, build and evaluation of all equipment and is solely responsible for all manufactured goods that are made on site. Terry contributes to a wide range of consultancy and research projects within the department, is a PhD supervisor, coordinates the MSc laboratory activities, manages the department laboratory and is the department's health and safety officer. 

 

Over the last 3 years, Terry has worked closely with academics from across the University, taking responsibility for ensuring that the new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has the appropriate research equipment and infrastructure to deliver it’s vision. 

 

Terry has a key role in the delivery of the Wellbeing Accelerator project at the AWRC. In this role, Terry is the conduit linking the technical requirements of a company with the appropriate academic researcher. His input ensures the correct solution is found and a successful outcome is achieved. 


About

Terry Senior is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER). He is responsible for the design, build and evaluation of all equipment and is solely responsible for all manufactured goods that are made on site. Terry is  also responsible for the costing and delivery of consultancy projects where development, manufacture and analysis of products.

Terry has been involved in the design, manufacture and installation of a number of interactive exhibitions, both in the UK and overseas and contributes to a wide range of consultancy and research projects within the department. He regularly liaises with national funding / governing / government bodies, e.g. UK Sport, ITF, British Council, and national sporting institutes, e.g. English Institute of Sport. Additionally he liaises with commercial clients to ensure that their expectations and requirements are met. This ensures that the name of the research centre is associated with a quality service.

In addition to his research based work Terry is also responsible for quality control and for all Health and Safety matters within the department. Terry actively engaged within the student community. He is a PhD supervisor and coordinates the PhD and MSc laboratory activities. In 2017 Terry was named the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences Inspirational Research Supervisor for 2016-17 in recognition of the outstanding support he provides the department's PhD and MSc students. 

Areas of interest: 

  • Health and safety
  • Sports engineering 
  • Product design & development
  • Product manufacture 
  • Equipment design 
  • Equipment manufacture

Research

Research centre:

Research theme groups:

Current research projects:

  • Understanding stud laceration injuries in rugby and football
  • Understanding the efficacy of wrist guards in snowboarding 
  • Modelling of tennis ball impacts on tennis rackets

Collaborators and sponsors:

  • English Institute of Sport Innovation and Technology Partnership







Publications

Journal articles

Curtis, D., Heller, B., & Senior, T. (2021). Methods for estimating moment of inertia of cricket bats. Sports Engineering, 24, 11. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-021-00349-y

Chiu, C.-.Y., Thelwell, M., Senior, T., Choppin, S., Hart, J., & Wheat, J. (2019). Comparison of depth cameras for three-dimensional reconstruction in medicine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 233 (9), 938-947. http://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919859922

Adams, C., James, D., Senior, T., Allen, T., & Hamilton, N. (2018). Correction to: Effect of surrogate design on the measured stiffness of snowboarding wrist protectors (Sports Engineering, (2018), 21, 3, (217-225), 10.1007/s12283-018-0266-1). Sports Engineering, 21 (3), 227. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-018-0275-0

Adams, C., James, D., Senior, T., Allen, T., & Hamilton, N. (2018). Effect of surrogate design on the measured stiffness of snowboarding wrist protectors. Sports Engineering, 15, 42. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-018-0266-1

Elliott, N., Choppin, S., Goodwill, S., Senior, T., Hart, J., & Allen, T. (2018). Single view silhouette fitting techniques for estimating tennis racket position. Sports Engineering, 21 (2), 137-147. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-017-0243-0

Foster, L., Peketi, P., Allen, T., Senior, T., Duncan, O., & Alderson, A. (2018). Application of auxetic foam in sports helmets. Applied Sciences, 8 (3), 354. http://doi.org/10.3390/app8030354

Oudshoorn, B., Driscoll, H., Dunn, M., Senior, T., & James, D. (2017). Development of a test method for assessing laceration injury risk of individual cleats during game-relevant loading conditions. Footwear Science, 10 (1), 1-10. http://doi.org/10.1080/19424280.2017.1403969

Duncan, O., Allen, T., Foster, L., Senior, T., & Alderson, A. (2017). Fabrication, characterisation and modelling of uniform and gradient auxetic foam sheets. Acta Materialia, 126, 426-437. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.004

Adams, C., James, D., Senior, T., Allen, T., & Hamilton, N. (2016). Development of a method for measuring quasi-static stiffness of snowboard wrist protectors. Procedia Engineering, 147, 378-383. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.320

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

Duncan, O., Foster, L., Senior, T., Alderson, A., & Allen, T. (2016). Quasi-static characterisation and impact testing of auxeticfoam for sports safety applications. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (5). http://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/25/5/054014

Allen, T., Shepherd, J., Hewage, T.M., Senior, T., Foster, L., & Alderson, A. (2015). Low-kinetic energy impact response of auxetic and conventional open-cell polyurethane foams. physica status solidi b, 252 (7), 1631-1639. http://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201451715

Hamilton, N., & Senior, T. (2006). Development of equipment to compare novel ice skate blade materials. . http://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-45951-6_24

Hamilton, N.D.R., Senior, T., & Haake, S. (2004). The rolling resistance of wheelchairs. .

Conference papers

Allen, T., Duncan, O., Foster, L., Senior, T., Zampieri, D., Edeh, V., & Alderson, A. (2017). Auxetic foam for snowsport safety devices. In Snow sports trauma and safety: proceedings of the International Society of Skiing Safety. International Society for Skiing Safety: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52755-0_12

Duncan, O., Foster, L., Senior, T., Allen, T., & Alderson, A. (2016). A comparison of novel and conventional fabrication methods for auxetic foams for sports safety applications. Procedia Engineering, 147, 384-389. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.323

Delaye, S., Streeter, P., Morales, E., Wood, P., Senior, T., Hart, J., & Allen, T. (2016). Modelling the Sound of a Golf Ball Impacting a Titanium Plate. Procedia engineering, 147, 354-359. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.309

Allen, T., Martinello, N., Zampieri, D., Hewage, T., Senior, T., Foster, L., & Alderson, A. (2015). Auxetic Foams for Sport Safety Applications. Procedia Engineering, 112, 104-109. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.183

Heller, B., Senior, T., & Wheat, J. (2014). The Smartfloor : a large area force-measuring floor for investigating dynamic balance and motivating exercise. Procedia Engineering, 72, 226-231. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.040

Senevirathne, S.G., Kodagoda, M., Kadle, V., Haake, S., Senior, T., & Heller, B.W. (2011). Application of serious games to sport, health and exercise. In Proceedings of the 6th SLIIT Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, 27 January 2011.

Driscoll, H., Koerger, H., Senior, T., & Haake, S. (2010). The use of photoelasticity to identify surface shear stresses during running. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 3047-3052. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.109

Book chapters

Kirk, R.F., Haake, S., Senior, T., & Carre, M.J. (2005). Determining relationships associated with traction of studded footwear on artificial sports surfaces. In Subic, A.J., & Ujihashi, S. (Eds.) The impact of technology on sport: proceedings of the Asia-Pacific congress on sports technology. (pp. 336-342). Australasian sports technology alliance

Haake, S., Carre, M.J., Kirk, R.F., & Senior, T. (2004). Traction of studded boots on turf. In Hubbard, M., Mehta, R.D., & Pallis, J.M. (Eds.) The engineering of sport 5. (pp. 544-551). International sport engineering association

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervised PhD students:

  • Oudshoorn, B. Understanding stud laceration injuries in rugby and football 

Media

Terry Senior is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Terry is responsible for the design, build and evaluation of all equipment and is solely responsible for all manufactured goods that are made on site. Terry contributes to a wide range of consultancy and research projects within the department, is a PhD supervisor, coordinates the MSc laboratory activities, manages the department laboratory and is the department's health and safety officer. 

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) is led by Dr David James. It is the world's largest academic group in sports engineering and an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer. The centre's work is based on four research disciplines; applied computing, biomechanics, design engineering, and skill acquisition. In each area, researchers develop fundamental knowledge and deliver applied solutions to enhance athletic performance, reduce injury and promote physical activity. 

CSER works in partnership with many sport, health and commercial organisations. We are immensely proud of our work with Team GB Olympic, and Paralympic athletes, and we enjoy research partnerships with global organisations such as the International Tennis Federation, FIFA, and Adidas.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Health and safety
  • Sports engineering 
  • Product design & development
  • Product manufacture 
  • Equipment design 
  • Equipment manufacture

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