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Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?


As we continue to work with BASES we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series is now available for playback

This webinar will outline the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective. The role of technology as an assessment tool and as a driver of change will also be discussed. Participants will be challenged to reflect on their personal position surrounding the discipline’s influence on the cricket landscape.

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By the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to describe how sport biomechanists have influenced the game of cricket in the key areas of performance enhancement, injury prevention and regulatory assessment. They will also be able to reflect on the potential positive and negative impacts of the sport biomechanist on individual players as well as the spirit of the game more generally. Jacqueline will also help critique past, present and possible future uses of technology on the sport and the possible ethical considerations and limitations relating to such technology.

About the presenter:

Picture - headJacqueline Alderson is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed publications, many in the area of the biomechanical modelling and analysis of cricket bowling from performance and injury prevention perspectives. Jacqueline is a fellow and current director of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport and from 1996-2014 was involved in all UWA based International Cricket Council related testing of suspect bowling actions.  She is a passionate advocate for the promotion of science in schools and serves as a biomechanics consultant for the Australia/New Zealand Learning Federation.

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4 thoughts on “Free webinar: For better or for worse – how has sport biomechanics influenced the game of cricket?

  1. Bradley Nelson says:

    I am a teacher of sports and exercise science and my cohort are currently looking at biomechanics. Is there an archive where previous webinars such as this, can be accessed?


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