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Annual Report 2001 - Centre for Sport Science and Health
annual report 2001
centre for sport science and health
Research Carried out / Ongoing
- Sport, social policy and planning.
- Sports structures and organizations.
- Professionalism and volunteerism in the sport, fitness and leisure industries in Ireland.
- Optimisation of the recovery process in sport.
- Lactate kinetics and optimisation of training intensities to improve sport performance.
- Optimisation of sport science testing applied to different sports.
- The use of movement analysis in identifying effective treatments from neuromuscular pathologies.
- Identification of appropriate strength training practices based on an individual's force generating characteristics (e.g. rate of force development, maximum strength, power).
- Improvements in performance of elite athletes based on intra-individual differences.
- The use of muscle-tendon vibrators to facilitate muscle and bone development.
- Development of novel sensor based technology for monitoring movement.
- The cause and effective treatment of knee ACL injury.
- Identification of effective strategies for learning movement skills through demonstration.
- How polymorphic variations in genes that code for specific proteins contribute to human variation in both health and disease.
- Application of high-resolution ultrasound to assess the relation between endothelial function and cardiovascular disease and the therapeutic application of physical activity in disease states where endothelial function is impaired.
- Efficacy of pharmacologic, dietary, physical activity and behavioral interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- Response of the thrombotic, fibrinolytic and inflammatory systems to pharmacologic intervention and exercise training.
- Interaction between physical activity, neural, endocrine and immune processes.
- The role of perceptual preference in regulating exercise intensity and promoting adherence.
- Promotion of physical activity and adherence to active lifestyles across the lifespan.
- Public health impact of physical inactivity.
- Physical activity and its relationship to clinically defined areas such as stress or depression, or to health behaviours such as cessation of smoking or health eating.
- The psychology of physical education.
- The psychology of sports performance.