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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Mark Robinson

Dr Mark Robinson

Telephone: 0151 904 6267

Biography

Mark is currently a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Programme Leader for the BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences degree. He completed his undergraduate degree (2003), masters degree (2004) and doctorate (2011) in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, LJMU. He has a postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a STEM ambassador.

Mark’s research interests are related to musculoskeletal loading, injury and impairment in the lower limbs, specifically during dynamic activities. Of particular interest are knee injuries, player loading in soccer and gait. His research also includes the development of Statistical Parametric Mapping as a method to provide biomechanists with the appropriate statistical tools and techniques for analysing complex biomechanical data. He has published >30 journal articles in these areas since 2012 and was awarded a UEFA Research Grant in 2014.

Publications

Highlighted publications

Vanrenterghem J, Nedergaard NJ, Robinson MA, Drust B. 2017. Training Load Monitoring in Team Sports: A Novel Framework Separating Physiological and Biomechanical Load-Adaptation Pathways Sports Medicine, 47 :2135-2142 >DOI

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2016. Region-of-interest analyses of onedimensional biomechanical trajectories: Bridging 0D and 1D theory, augmenting statistical power PeerJ, 2016 >DOI

Sharir R, Rafeeuddin R, Staes F, Dingenen B, George K, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2016. Mapping current research trends on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk against the existing evidence: In vivo biomechanical risk factors CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, 37 :34-43 >DOI >Link

Malfait B, Dingenen B, Smeets A, Staes F, Pataky T, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Verschueren S. 2016. Knee and hip joint kinematics predict quadriceps and hamstrings neuromuscular activation patterns in drop jump landings PLoS ONE, 11 >DOI

Pataky TC, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2016. The probability of false positives in zero-dimensional analyses of one-dimensional kinematic, force and EMG trajectories Journal of Biomechanics, 49 :1468-1476 >DOI

Malfait B, Staes F, de Vries A, Smeets A, Hawken M, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Verschueren S. 2015. Dynamic Neuromuscular Control of the Lower Limbs in Response to Unexpected Single-Planar versus Multi-Planar Support Perturbations in Young, Active Adults PLOS ONE, 10 >DOI >Link

Pataky TC, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2015. Zero- vs. one-dimensional, parametric vs. non-parametric, and confidence interval vs. hypothesis testing procedures in one-dimensional biomechanical trajectory analysis Journal of Biomechanics, 48 :1277-1285 >DOI

Journal Articles

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2017. A computational framework for estimating statistical power and planning hypothesis-driven experiments involving one-dimensional biomechanical continua Journal of Biomechanics, >DOI

Jamkrajang P, Robinson MA, Limroongreungrat W, Vanrenterghem J. 2017. Can segmental model reductions quantify whole-body balance accurately during dynamic activities? GAIT & POSTURE, 56 :37-41 >DOI >Link

Vanrenterghem J, Nedergaard NJ, Robinson MA, Drust B. 2017. Training Load Monitoring in Team Sports: A Novel Framework Separating Physiological and Biomechanical Load-Adaptation Pathways Sports Medicine, 47 :2135-2142 >DOI

Donnelly CJ, Alexander C, Pataky TC, Stannage K, Reid S, Robinson MA. 2017. Vector-field statistics for the analysis of time varying clinical gait data Clinical Biomechanics, 41 :87-91 >DOI

Barreira P, Robinson MA, Drust B, Nedergaard N, Azidin RMFR, Vanrenterghem J. 2017. Mechanical Player Load (TM) using trunk-mounted accelerometry in football: Is it a reliable, task- and player-specific observation? JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 35 :1674-1681 >DOI >Link

Nedergaard NJ, Robinson MA, Eusterwiemann E, Drust B, Lisboa PJ, Vanrenterghem J. 2017. The Relationship Between Whole-Body External Loading and Body-Worn Accelerometry During Team-Sport Movements INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 12 :18-26 >DOI >Link

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2016. Region-of-interest analyses of onedimensional biomechanical trajectories: Bridging 0D and 1D theory, augmenting statistical power PeerJ, 2016 >DOI

Rafeeuddin R, Sharir R, Staes F, Dingenen B, George K, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2016. Mapping current research trends on neuromuscular risk factors of non-contact ACL injury Physical Therapy in Sport, 22 :101-113 >DOI

Sharir R, Rafeeuddin R, Staes F, Dingenen B, George K, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2016. Mapping current research trends on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk against the existing evidence: In vivo biomechanical risk factors CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, 37 :34-43 >DOI >Link

Liew BXW, Morris S, Robinson MA, Netto K. 2016. Performance of a lateral pelvic cluster technical system in evaluating running kinematics Journal of Biomechanics, 49 :1989-1993 >DOI

Malfait B, Dingenen B, Smeets A, Staes F, Pataky T, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Verschueren S. 2016. Knee and hip joint kinematics predict quadriceps and hamstrings neuromuscular activation patterns in drop jump landings PLoS ONE, 11 >DOI

Pataky TC, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2016. The probability of false positives in zero-dimensional analyses of one-dimensional kinematic, force and EMG trajectories Journal of Biomechanics, 49 :1468-1476 >DOI

Pataky T, Robinson M, Vanrenterghem J. 2015. Corrigendum to Vector field statistical analysis of kinematic and force trajectories. [Journal of Biomechanics, 46(14), (2013) 2394-2401] Journal of Biomechanics, 48 :190-192 >DOI

Bossuyt FM, García-Pinillos F, Raja Azidin RMF, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2015. The Utility of a High-intensity Exercise Protocol to Prospectively Assess ACL Injury Risk International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37 :125-133 >DOI

Kusakunniran W, Dirakbussarakom N, Prachasri N, Yangchaem D, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson M. 2015. Discriminating motion patterns of ACL reconstructed patients from healthy individuals Proceedings of the 14th IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications, MVA 2015, :447-450 >DOI

Malfait B, Staes F, de Vries A, Smeets A, Hawken M, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Verschueren S. 2015. Dynamic Neuromuscular Control of the Lower Limbs in Response to Unexpected Single-Planar versus Multi-Planar Support Perturbations in Young, Active Adults PLOS ONE, 10 >DOI >Link

Barreira P, Robinson M, Drust B, Vanrenterghem J. 2015. Asymmetry after hamstring injury in english premier league: Issue resolved, or perhaps not? International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36 :604-605 >DOI

De Ridder R, Willems T, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA, Palmans T, Roosen P. 2015. Multi-segment foot landing kinematics in subjects with chronic ankle instability Clinical Biomechanics, 30 :585-592 >DOI

Sankey SP, Raja Azidin RMF, Robinson MA, Malfait B, Deschamps K, Verschueren S, Staes F, Vanrenterghem J. 2015. How reliable are knee kinematics and kinetics during side-cutting manoeuvres? Gait and Posture, 41 :905-911 >DOI

Pataky TC, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2015. Zero- vs. one-dimensional, parametric vs. non-parametric, and confidence interval vs. hypothesis testing procedures in one-dimensional biomechanical trajectory analysis Journal of Biomechanics, 48 :1277-1285 >DOI

Barton GJ, King SL, Robinson MA, Hawken MB, Ranganath LR. 2015. Age-related deviation of gait from normality in alkaptonuria 24 :39-44 >DOI

Raja Azidin RMF, Sankey S, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2015. Effects of treadmill versus overground soccer match simulations on biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in side cutting Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 :1332-1341 >DOI

Dingenen B, Malfait B, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA, Verschueren SMP, Staes FF. 2015. Can two-dimensional measured peak sagittal plane excursions during drop vertical jumps help identify three-dimensional measured joint moments? Knee, 22 :73-79 >DOI

Pataky TC, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2015. Two-way ANOVA for scalar trajectories, with experimental evidence of non-phasic interactions Journal of Biomechanics, 48 :186-189 >DOI

Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Pataky TC. 2015. Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) for alpha-based statistical analyses of multi-muscle EMG time-series Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 25 :14-19 >DOI

De Ridder R, Willems T, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA, Roosen P. 2015. Lower limb landing biomechanics in subjects with chronic ankle instability Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 :1225-1231 >DOI

De Ridder R, Palmans T, Roosen P, Willems T, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA. 2014. Multi-segment foot landing kinematics in subjects with chronic ankle instability Clinical Biomechanics, >DOI

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2014. Corrigendum to "Vector field statistical analysis of kinematic and force trajectories" [J. Biomech. 46 (14) (2013), 2394-2401] Journal of Biomechanics, >DOI

Robinson MA, Elliott D, Hayes SJ, Barton GJ, Bennett SJ. 2014. Primary and submovement control of aiming in C6 tetraplegics following posterior deltoid transfer JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, 11 >DOI >Link

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J, Savage R, Bates KT, Crompton RH. 2014. Vector field statistics for objective center-of-pressure trajectory analysis during gait, with evidence of scalar sensitivity to small coordinate system rotations Gait and Posture, 40 :255-258 >DOI

Malfait B, Sankey S, Firhad Raja Azidin RM, Deschamps K, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA, Staes F, Verschueren S. 2014. How reliable are lower-limb kinematics and kinetics during a drop vertical jump? Med Sci Sports Exerc, 46 :678-685 >DOI >Link

Barton GJ, De Asha AR, van Loon ECP, Geijtenbeek T, Robinson MA. 2014. Manipulation of visual biofeedback during gait with a time delayed adaptive Virtual Mirror Box JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, 11 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Donnelly CJ, Tsao J, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. Impact of knee modeling approach on indicators and classification of ACL injury risk Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, >DOI

Barton GJ, Hawkes DH, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Howard AJ, Roebuck MM, Fisher AC, Frostick SP, Robinson MA, Hawken MB. 2013. Correlation of the Movement Deviation Profile of shoulder muscle EMG with measures of shoulder function. Gait and Posture, S1 :28

Pataky TC, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. Vector field statistical analysis of kinematic and force trajectories Journal of Biomechanics, >DOI

De Ridder R, Willems T, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson M, Pataky T, Roosen P. 2013. Gait kinematics of subjects with ankle instability using a multisegmented foot model. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45 :2129-2136 >DOI >Link

De Asha A, Robinson MA, Barton G. 2012. A marker based kinematic method of identifying initial contact during gait Gait and Posture, 36 :650-652

Vanrenterghem J, Venables E, Pataky T, Robinson MA. 2012. The effect of running speed on knee mechanical loading in females during side cutting. J Biomech, 45 :2444-2449 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2012. An evaluation of anatomical and functional knee axis definition in the context of side-cutting. J Biomech, 45 :1941-1946 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Hayes SJ, Bennett SJ, Barton GJ, Elliott D. 2010. Sensory-motor equivalence: manual aiming in C6 tetraplegics following musculotendinous transfer surgery at the elbow. Exp Brain Res, 206 :81-91 >DOI >Link

Vanrenterghem J, Gormley D, Robinson M, Lees A. 2010. Solutions for representing the whole-body centre of mass in side cutting manoeuvres based on data that is typically available for lower limb kinematics Gait & Posture, 31 :517-521 >DOI

LEES A, BARTON G, ROBINSON M. 2010. The influence of Cardan rotation sequence on angular orientation data for the lower limb in the soccer kick Journal of Sports Sciences, 28 :445-450

Robinson MA, Barton GJ, Lees A, Sett P. 2010. Analysis of tetraplegic reaching in their 3D workspace following posterior deltoid-triceps tendon transfer. Spinal Cord, 48 :619-627 >DOI >Link

Robinson M, Barton G, Lees A, Sett P. 2008. REACHING ABILITY OF TETRAPLEGICS IN THEIR 3D WORKSPACE AFTER TENDON TRANSFER SURGERY Journal of Biomechanics, 41 :S112-S112

Robinson MA, Barton GJ, Lees A, Sett P. 2007. The Effect of a Tendon Transfer on the Reachable Volume of a Tetraplegic. Gait and Posture, 26 :107

Robinson M, Lees A, Barton G. 2005. An electromyographic investigation of abdominal exercises and the effects of fatigue Ergonomics, 48, 11 :1604–1612-1604–1612

Other

Sharir R, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson M, George K. 2017. WHAT SEPARATES AN INDIVIDUAL AT RISK OF ACL INJURY? A FIRST STEP TOWARDS AN ACL-RISK MOVEMENT PASSPORT British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 :388.1-388 >DOI

Verheul JP, robinson , vanrenterghem , lisboa , pogson , gregson . Training load monitoring in soccer: can a mass-spring-damper model reproduce ground reaction forces during dynamic tasks?

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Barton GJ, Hawken MB, King S, Robinson M, Ranganath L. 2015. Quantification of gait deviations in alkaptonuria: a comparison of joint angles versus marker coordinates Gait and Posture, 42 :S24-S24

Bradburn HR, Azidin RFR, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson M. 2014. Impact From Acl Deficiency On Dynamic Balance Mechanisms In Side-cutting Maneuvers During Simulated Match-play MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 46 :812-812 >Link

Pataky T, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. Kinematic and force trajectory analysis using vector field statistics XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Raja-Azidin RMF, Sankey S, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effect on hamstring and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side-cutting XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Robinson MA, Sankey S, Malfait B, Raja-Azidin RMF, Deschamps K, Staes F, Verschueren S, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. The reliability of biomechanical analysis in dynamic side-cutting tasks XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Vanrenterghem J, Malfait B, Sankey S, Raja-Azidin RMF, Deschamps K, Robinson MA, Staes F, Verschueren S. 2013. Does the reliability of knee joint kinematics and kinetics of drop jumping affect its relevance as a clinical assessment? XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Robinson MA, Donnelly CJ, Tsao J, Vanrenterghem J. 2013. A comparison of direct and inverse kinematic modelling approaches and their influence on knee abduction moment estimates and acl injury risk classification. XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Barton GJ, Hawkes DH, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Howard AJ, Roebuck MM, Fisher AC, Frostick SP, Robinson MA, Hawken MB. 2013. Correlation of the movement deviation profile of shoulder muscle EMG with measures of shoulder function Gait & Posture, 38, Supplement 1 :S28 >DOI >Link

Robinson MA, Barton G, Lees A, Sett P. 2012. The reach co-ordination of tetraplegics in their 3D workspace after tendon transfer surgery At International Shoulder Group Meeting

Hawkes D, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Howard A, Roebuck M, Fisher T, Frostick S, Robinson MA, Barton G. 2012. The movement deviation profile: a valuable adjunct to EMG analysis 9th Conference of the International Shoulder Group, Aberystwyth

Robinson MA, Barton GJ. 2012. The Role of the Transferred Posterior Deltoid in the Control of Horizontal Reaching 9th Conference of the International Shoulder Group

Vanrenterghem J, Alcock A, Robinson M, Hawken MB. 2012. Solutions for marker-based real-time representation of whole-body centre of mass in transverse plane dynamic balance tasks 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function

De Asha AR, Robinson M, Barton GJ. 2011. A marker based kinematic method of identifying initial contact during gait for use in real-time visual feedback applications in Gait and Posture, 20th ESMAC Meeting and Conference

Barton, G , DeAsha, A , Geijtenbeek, T , Robinson MA. 2011. Development of a Virtual Mirror Box for spatial and temporal manipulation of visual feedback on body movement during gait: A technical evaluation. European Society for Movement analysis Adults and Children

Vanrenterghem J, Markendale, E , Robinson MA. 2011. Risk of ACL injury in side cutting in football: half-time recovery is mostly incomplete and dependent on the individual. European Congress of Sport Science

Robinson MA, Hayes S, Bennett S, Barton G, Elliott D. 2010. Sensory motor equivalence: Manual aiming in tetraplegic patients following tendon transfer surgery 11th International Multisensory Research Forum

Robinson MA, Barton G, Lees A, Sett P. 2009. An electromyographic analysis of horizontal reaching following the transfer of the posterior deltoid in tetraplegics International Society of Biomechanics

Robinson MA, DeAsha, A , Campbell, A. , Lake, M . 2009. The effects of localised quadriceps fatigue on bowling performance in female county cricketers. International Society Biomechanics in Sport

Robinson MA, Barton G, Lees A, Sett P. 2007. The Effect of a Tendon Transfer on the Reachable Volume of a Tetraplegic 16th Annual Meeting of ESMAC, Athens, Greece

Robinson M, Lake M. 2005. Plantar pressure measurements during barefoot and shod running-relationships to lower limb kinematics Proceedings of the 7th Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (S. 24–25). Cleveland, OH, USA: Case Western University Printing Services,

DeAsha, A , Robinson MA, Barton, G . A marker based kinematic method of identifying initial contact during gait for use in real-time visual feedback applications. European Society for Movement analysis Adults and Children

Robinson MA, Hayes, S. , Bennett, S. , Barton, S , Elliott, D . Sensory motor equivalence: Manual aiming in tetraplegic patients following tendon transfer surgery. International Multisensory Research Forum

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Student Award: Runner Up, Awarding body: European Society of Biomechanics

Award title: IHR Collaboration Prize, Awarding body: Institute for Health Research

Award title: Best Staff Poster, Awarding body: Institute for Health Research

Conference organisation:

Conference name: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) meeting of the BASES Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour., Position: Organizer

Conference name: BASES Student Conference, Position: Organising Committee

Conference name: Dynamic Knee Loading Symposium XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Position: Chair

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Manchester Metropolitan University, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Effects of Fear and Attention on Human Balance Control

Name of University: University of Gloucester, Award student examined for: MRes, Thesis title: The effects of dissociation training on muscle activation patterns during Foundation Performance Matrix screening in male youth footballers

Name of University: University of Central Lancashire, Award student examined for: MRes, Thesis title: Kinetic and 3D kinematic analysis of netball movements: with and without prophylactic knee bracing

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Fellow, International Society of Biomechanics

Research Grants Awarded:

UEFA, Player load monitoring: Protecting the elite player from overload using miniature high frequency triaxial accelerometers, Grant value (£): 16,184, Duration of research project: 9 months

University of Western Australia, An open-source data base and modelling standards for the open-source modelling framework OpenSim, C.J. Donnelly, University of Western Australia, Grant value (£): 11,515, Duration of research project: 1 year 6 months

Liverpool John Moores University, Early Career Fellowship Scheme, Grant value (£): 2030, Duration of research project: 3 weeks

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education