I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate Sports Science degrees at Teesside University. I was then involved in a Research Councils UK funded project investigating the effects of a newly developed, low-volume, high-intensity exergame on health outcomes in men. This body of work then became my subject area for my thesis which I aim to complete in 2016.
I have specific interests in the use of novel motion capture technology to enhance the exercise experience using biomechanical approaches to quantify training loads. I also have an interest in using innovative approaches to engage with men in order to improve health outcomes.
Eaves, D., Griffiths, N., Burridge, E., Mcbain, T., & Butcher, N. (2019). Seeing a drummer’s performance modulates the subjective experience of groove when listening to popular music drum patterns. Musicae Scientiae. http://doi.org/10.1177/1029864919825776
Bulmer, J.M., McBain, T.R., & Peart, D.J. (2018). High-intensity interval walking in combination with acute green tea extract supplementation reduces postprandial blood glucose concentrations in physically inactive participants. Nutrition and health, 24 (3), 193-198. http://doi.org/10.1177/0260106018793049
McBain, T., Weston, M., Crawshaw, P., Haighton, C., & Spear, I. (2018). Development of an exergame to deliver a sustained dose of high-intensity training: Lessons learned in a formative pilot randomized trial. JMIR Serious Games, 6 (1). http://doi.org/10.2196/games.7758
Macpherson, T.W., Taylor, J., Mcbain, T., Weston, M., & Spears, I.R. (2016). Real-time measurement of pelvis and trunk kinematics during treadmill locomotion using a low-cost depth-sensing camera: A concurrent validity study. Journal of Biomechanics, 49 (3), 474-478. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.12.008
Mcbain, T., Lagadec, P., Spears, I.R., Crawshaw, P., Azevedo, L.B., & Haighton, C.A. (2014). Feasibility of a purpose-built active video game as a health intervention for sedentary males in a socially deprived area of the UK : an exploratory trial. The European Journal of Public Health, 24 (S2), 161-122. http://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku161.122