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Timothy Vernon

Timothy Vernon BSc, MSc

Senior Sport Science Manager

Summary

Tim Vernon is a senior sport and exercise science manager with over 10 years’ experience of working within sport science research and consultancy.

  • About

    His main role is to coordinate and work alongside an experienced team of sport science and medicine practitioners to deliver sport science support programmes to athletes of all levels.

    Tim completed an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Teesside, and a Master's degree in sport science at Sheffield Hallam University. Upon its completion, Tim joined CSES in 2001 as a sport science officer responsible for designing and delivering sport science programmes to a number of athletes across a range of different sports.

    Tim has worked with a wide range of golfers, including players from the Men's and Ladies European tours, European Challenge Tour and the English Golf Union as well as many keen amateurs. Tim is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board to the PGA European Tour. Outside of golf, Tim has worked with a variety of sports including figure skating, athletics, diving and rugby league.

    Tim's main expertise lies in the biomechanics of sport movements with the goal of improving performance or reducing the risk of injury. More specifically his interests include the application of biomechanics techniques to the measurement of the golf swing and the integration of biomechanics and strength and conditioning.

  • Teaching

    Alongside his consultancy work, Tim is also heavily involved in biomechanics research including the completion of his own PhD into the safe development of club head speed in golf and investigations for clients such as The Consumer Association, The Football Association, Swiss Massai Ltd, Adidas and HD Sports.

  • Research

    Kinematics and control of golf pitching

    Development of Physical Activity for KS1 Children

    Estimation of relative fitness from physical activity

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Bennett, J., Bickley, J., Vernon, T., Olusoga, P., & Maynard, I. (2017). Preliminary evidence for the treatment of performance blocks in sport: The efficacy of EMDR With Graded Exposure. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 11 (2), 96-110. http://doi.org/10.1891/1933-3196.11.2.96

    Wheat, J.S., Vernon, T., & Milner, C.E. (2007). The measurement of upper body alignment during the golf drive. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 25 (7), 749-755. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640410601113213

    Wheat, J.S., Vernon, T., & Milner, C.E. (2007). The measurement of upper body alignment during the golf drive. Journal of sports sciences, 25 (7), 749-755. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640410601113213

    Tunstall, H., Mullineaux, D.R., & Vernon, T. (2005). Tennis: Criterion validity of an isokinetic dynamometer to assess shoulder function in Tennis players. Sports Biomechanics, 4 (1), 101-111. http://doi.org/10.1080/14763140508522855

    Conference papers

    Renshaw, I., Vernon, T., Davids, K., & Mullineaux, D.R. (2003). Variability in cricket bowlers' run-ups. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 21 (4), 250-251.

    Milner, C.E., Vernon, T., & Mickelborough, J. (2003). Validation of a kinematic protocol for determining gait events during treadmill locomotion. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 21 (4), 246-247.

    Vernon, T., & Renshaw, I. (2003). Regulation in the bound and delivery stride of elite fast bowlers. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 21 (4), 252-253.

    Tunstall, H., Mullineaux, D.R., & Vernon, T. (2003). Criterion validity of the kinematics of an isokinetic dynamometer to assess shoulder function in tennis players. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 21 (4), 251-252.

    Vernon, T., Tunstall, H., Mullineaux, D.R., Bishop, D.C., Horton, J., & Brooksbank, S.L. (2003). A biomechanical analysis of the tilt technique in wheelchair basketball. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 21 (4), 253.

  • Other activities

    Member of the Medical Advisory Board to the PGA European Tour

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