The primary focus of Richard’s PhD thesis was fixture congestion and mechanisms of knee flexor injuries in soccer and, as such, he now has a number of research articles within this area. Richard also has an interest in isokinetic dynamometry and the assessment of markers of injury risk in sport. Richard has also been involved with the development of a number of sport-specific protocols. Although Richard’s research has primarily focused on athletic populations, some of his current research has been health orientated.
Recently, Richard has begun to apply for research funding, with him successfully securing internal research funding as both a primary and co-investigator. Richard is also in the process of trying to secure external funding to support future research.
Richard is currently module leader for level 5 and 6 biomechanics modules and is currently supervising postgraduate students at both masters and doctoral levels
- Physical Response to a Simulated Period of Soccer-Specific Fixture Congestion
- The Effect of Fixture Congestion on Performance During Professional Male Soccer Match-Play: A Systematic Critical Review with Meta-Analysis
- Maturity associated considerations for training load, injury risk and physical performance within youth soccer: one size does not fit all
- The cumulative and residual changes in eccentric knee flexor strength indices following soccer-specific treadmill running: novel considerations of angle specific torque.
- The cumulative and residual fatigue response associated with soccer-specific activity performed on different playing surfaces