Dr Theodoros Bampouras

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Theodoros Bampouras is currently a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods for the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Theo is a member of the Biomechanics Research Group in the School, while externally he is the Membership representative for the Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has also coached water-polo at various levels from academy to national level teams.

Theo’s research interests span over several areas such as muscle performance, mechanics and function, ageing, measurement validity and reliability, athletic training and performance assessment, while his research includes athletic, older and clinical populations. Since 2006, he has published >70 peer-reviewed articles in international Journals and presented >50 papers in national and international conferences. He has received funding from various national and international funding agencies (e.g. Medical Research Council, Academic Health Science Network, Sport England, Intuitive Foundation, Erasmus+) as Principal or Co-Investigator in various projects, ranging from gait and gaze relationship in older individuals to assessment of muscle strength in individuals with total hip replacement. The most recent project Theo is involved with is an educational and training program for older adults at risk of developing dementia, funded by Erasmus+ (~€394,000),

Theo is supervising 5 external PhD students, he is Academic Editor for PLOS One, Editorial Board Member for BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation and Review Editor for Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement), while he regularly reviews for a wide range of Journals (>70 verified reviews in Web of Science).

Languages

English
Greek, Modern (1453-)

Degrees

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, MSc
Coventry University, United Kingdom, BSc

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Biomechanics, Lancaster University, 2018 - 2022
Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, University of Cumbria, 2017 - 2018
Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, University of Cumbria, 2008 - 2017
Senior Lecturer in Coaching, Edge Hill University, 2002 - 2007
Lecturer in Research Methods (PT), Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001 - 2002

Journal article

Khan ZN, Shrestha D, Shugaba A, Lambert JE, Clark J, Haslett E, Afors K, Bampouras TM, Gaffney CJ, Subar DA. 2023. Comparing proficiency of obstetrics and gynaecology trainees with general surgery trainees using simulated laparoscopic tasks in Health Education England, North-West: a prospective observational study BMJ Open, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pepper JL, Usherwood B, Bampouras T, Nuttall HE. 2023. Age-Related Changes to the Attentional Modulation of Temporal Binding Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shugaba A, Subar DA, Slade K, Willett M, Abdel-Aty M, Campbell I, Heywood N, Vitone L, Sheikh A, Gill M, Zelhof B, Nuttall HE, Bampouras TM, Gaffney CJ. 2023. Surgical Stress: The Muscle and Cognitive Demands of Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Annals of Surgery Open, 4 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bampouras TM, Thomas NM. 2022. Validation of a LiDAR-based player tracking system during football-specific tasks Sports Engineering, 25 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Havenetidis K, Bissas A, Monastiriotis N, Nicholson G, Walker J, Bampouras TM, Dinsdale AJ. 2022. Combining sport and conventional military training provides superior improvements in physical test performance International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Balasas DG, Kellis S, Christoulas K, Bampouras TM. 2022. An Off-season Plyometric and Resistance Training Programme to Improve Vertical Jump Height in Adolescent Female Volleyball Players Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise, 4 :213-220 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shugaba A, Lambert JE, Bampouras TM, Nuttall HE, Gaffney CJ, Subar DA. 2022. Should All Minimal Access Surgery Be Robot-Assisted? A Systematic Review into the Musculoskeletal and Cognitive Demands of Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 26 :1520-1530 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Otsuka S, Papadopoulos K, Bampouras TM, Maestroni L. 2022. What is the effect of ankle disk training and taping on proprioception deficit after lateral ankle sprains among active populations? – A systematic review Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 31 :62-71 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Balasas DG, Mandroukas A, Michailidis Y, Drikos S, Sotiropoulos Κ, Christoulas K, Metaxas TI, Bampouras TM. 2022. Muscle fibre type, size and satellite cell pool in male volleyball players Trends in Sport Sciences, 29 :45-50 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gaffney CJ, Cunnington J, Rattley K, Wrench E, Dyche C, Bampouras TM. 2022. Weighted vests in CrossFit increase physiological stress during walking and running without changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters Ergonomics, 65 :147-158 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hayes LD, Elliott BT, Yasar Z, Bampouras TM, Sculthorpe NF, Sanal-Hayes NEM, Hurst C. 2021. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a Potential Countermeasure for Phenotypic Characteristics of Sarcopenia: A Scoping Review Frontiers in Physiology, 12 :715044 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bampouras TM, Wilson AJ, Papadopoulos K. 2021. Upper limb muscle strength and knee frontal plane projection angle asymmetries in female water-polo players Sport Biomechanics, :1-12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Gooch HJ, Young HML, Finlayson KW, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2021. Home-based exercise for people living with frailty and chronic kidney disease: A mixedmethods pilot randomised controlled trial PLoS One, 16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Howe L, North JS, Waldron M, Bampouras TM. 2021. Restrictions in ankle dorsiflexion range of motion alter landing kinematics but not movement strategy when fatigued Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 30 :911-919 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Spillane P, Bampouras TM. 2020. Effect of environmental temperature change on the neuromechanical function of the quadriceps muscle European Journal of Sport Science, 21 :1394-1402 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Esformes JI. 2020. Bodyweight squats can induce post-activation performance enhancement on jumping performance: a brief report International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, :31-36 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Howe LP, Bampouras TM, North JS, Waldron M. 2020. Improved Ankle Mobility after a 4-Week Training Program Affects Landing Mechanics: A Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 36 :1875-1883 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Gooch HJ, Young HML, Finlayson KW, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2020. The EX-FRAIL CKD trial: A study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of a home-based EXercise programme for pre-frail and FRAIL, older adults with Chronic Kidney Disease BMJ Open, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Crowe MA, Bampouras TM, Walker-Small K, Howe LP. 2020. Restricted Unilateral Ankle Dorsiflexion Movement Increases Interlimb Vertical Force Asymmetries in Bilateral Bodyweight Squatting Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34 :332-336 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Howe LP, Bampouras TM, North JS, Waldron M. 2020. WITHIN-SESSION RELIABILITY FOR INTER-LIMB ASYMMETRIES IN ANKLE DORSIFLEXION RANGE OF MOTION MEASURED DURING THE WEIGHT-BEARING LUNGE TEST International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 15 :64-73 DOI Publisher Url

Howe L, Bampouras TM, North JS, Waldron M. 2020. Reliability of two-dimensional measures associated with bilateral drop-landing performance Movement and Sports Sciences - Science et Motricite, 2020-J :39-47 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2019. Frailty is independently associated with worse health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: A secondary analysis of the Frailty Assessment in Chronic Kidney Disease study Clinical Kidney Journal, 13 :85-94 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Howe LP, Bampouras TM, North J, Waldron M. 2019. Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion is associated with kinematic but not kinetic variables related to bilateral drop-landing performance at various drop heights Human Movement Science, 64 :320-328 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Dhaygude AP. 2018. Diagnostic Accuracy of Frailty Screening Methods in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Nephron, 141 :147-155 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Howe LP, North J, Waldron M, Bampouras T. 2018. Reliability of independent kinetic variables and measures of inter-limb asymmetry associated with bilateral drop-landing performance International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 7 :32-47 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bampouras TM, Dewhurst S. 2018. A comparison of bilateral muscular imbalance ratio calculations using functional tests Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32 :2216-2220 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Tsagkataki M, Bampouras TM, Choudhary A. 2018. Outcomes of viscocanalostomy and phaco-viscocanalostomy in patients with advanced glaucoma Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 256 :1481-1487 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Thomas NM, Donovan T, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2018. Visually fixating or tracking another person decreases balance control in young and older females walking in a real-world scenario NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 677 :78-83 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Pendleton N, Woywodt A, Mitra S, Dhaygude A. 2017. Frailty and chronic kidney disease: Current evidence and continuing uncertainties Clinical Kidney Journal, 11 :236-245 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maslivec A, Bampouras TM, Dewhurst S, Vannozzi G, Macaluso A, Laudani L. 2017. Mechanisms of head stability during gait initiation in young and older women: A neuro-mechanical analysis Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 38 :103-110 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bampouras TM, Reeves ND, Baltzopoulos V, Maganaris CN. 2017. The role of agonist and antagonist muscles in explaining isometric knee extension torque variation with hip joint angle. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117 :2039-2045 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maslivec A, Bampouras TM, Dewhurst S. 2017. Head flexion and different walking speeds do not affect gait stability in older females Human Movement Science, 55 :87-93 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Thomas NM, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM, Donovan T, Macaluso A, Vannozzi G. 2017. Smooth pursuits decrease balance control during locomotion in young and older healthy females. Exp Brain Res, 235 :2661-2668 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Balasas DG, Christoulas K, Stefanidis P, Vamvakoudis E, Bampouras TM. 2017. The effect of beach volleyball training on muscle performance of indoor volleyball players Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 58 :1240-1246 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Reeves ND, Baltzopoulos V, Maganaris CN. 2017. Interplay between body stabilisation and quadriceps muscle activation capacity. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 34 :44-49 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Thomas NM, Bampouras TM, Donovan T, Dewhurst S. 2016. Eye Movements Affect Postural Control in Young and Older Females Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ruggiero L, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2016. Validity and reliability of two field-based leg stiffness devices: Implications for practical use Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32 :415-419 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Dewhurst S. 2016. Carrying shopping bags does not alter static postural stability and gait parameters in healthy older females Gait and Posture, 46 :81-85 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Thomas NM, Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2015. Homogeneity of fascicle architecture following repeated contractions in the human gastrocnemius medialis JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, 25 :870-875 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Dewhurst S, Peacock L, Bampouras TM. 2015. Postural stability of older female scottish country dancers in comparison with physically active controls Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23 :128-132 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Dewhurst S, Nelson N, Dougall PK, Bampouras TM. 2014. Scottish country dance: Benefits to functional ability in older women Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22 :146-153 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Marrin K, Sankey SP, Jones PA. 2014. Test-retest reliability and sensitivity of the Concept2 Dyno dynamometer: Practical applications Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28 :1381-1385 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Dewhurst S, Bampouras TM. 2014. Intraday reliability and sensitivity of four functional ability tests in older women American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 :703-707 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Dewhurst S, Bargh MJ, Davidson C, Bampouras TM. 2014. Loaded and unloaded marching: Implications for fluid replacement Open Sports Sciences Journal, 7 :16-21 DOI Publisher Url

Esformes JI, Bampouras TM. 2013. Effect of back squat depth on lower-body postactivation potentiation Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 :2997-3000 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Relph NS, Orme D, Esformes JI. 2013. Validity and reliability of the Myotest Pro wireless accelerometer in squat jumps Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21 :101-105 DOI Publisher Url

Balshaw TG, Bampouras TM, Barry TJ, Sparks SA. 2013. The effect of acute taurine ingestion on 3-km running performance in trained middle-distance runners Amino Acids, 44 :555-561 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Reeves ND, Baltzopoulos V, Jones DA, Maganaris CN. 2012. Is maximum stimulation intensity required in the assessment of muscle activation capacity? JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY, 22 :873-877 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Cronin CJ, Miller PK. 2012. Performance analytic processes in elite sport practice: An exploratory investigation of the perspectives of a sport scientist, coach and athlete International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Miller PK, Rowe L, Cronin CJ, Bampouras TM. 2012. Heuristic Reasoning and the Observer's View: The Influence of Example-Availability on ad-hoc Frequency Judgments in Sport JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 24 :290-302 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Esformes JI, Keenan M, Moody J, Bampouras TM. 2011. Effect of different types of conditioning contraction on upper body postactivation potentiation Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 :143-148 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Esformes JI, Cameron N, Bampouras TM. 2010. Postactivation potentiation following different modes of exercise Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 :1911-1916 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jones PA, Bampouras TM. 2010. A comparison of isokinetic and functional methods of assessing bilateral strength imbalance Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 :1553-1558 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jones P, Bampouras TM, Marrin K. 2009. An investigation into the physical determinants of change of direction speed Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 49 :97-104 Author Url

Bampouras TM, Marrin K. 2009. Comparison of two anaerobic water polo-specific tests with the wingate test Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 :336-340 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Jones P, Bampouras TM. 2007. Resistance training for distance running: A brief update Strength and Conditioning Journal, 29 :28-35 DOI Publisher Url

Bampouras TM, Reeves ND, Baltzopoulos V, Maganaris CN. 2006. Muscle activation assessment: Effects of method, stimulus number, and joint angle MUSCLE & NERVE, 34 :740-746 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Sanchez X, Bampouras TM. 2006. Augmented feedback over a short period of time: Does it improve netball goal-shooting performance? International Journal of Sport Psychology, 37 :349-358

Conference publication

Franceschi A, Robinson M, Owens D, Brownlee T, Bampouras T, Ferrari, Bravo D, Enright K. 2023. Training loads and micro-cycle periodization in Italian Serie A youth soccer players World Congress on Science and Football (WCSF)

Nixon A, Bampouras T, Gooch H, Young H, Finlayson K, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady M, Dhaygude A. 2020. P0958THE EX-FRAIL CKD TRIAL: A PILOT RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A HOME-BASED EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR PRE-FRAIL AND FRAIL, OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 35 DOI Publisher Url

Other

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Gooch HJ, Young HM, Finlayson KW, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2021. The EX-FRAIL CKD trial: A pilot RCT of a home-based Exercise programme for pre-FRAIL and FRAIL, older adults with CKD Physiotherapy, 113 :e7-e8 DOI Publisher Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2020. Erratum: Frailty is independently associated with worse health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: A secondary analysis of the frailty assessment in chronic kidney disease study (Clinical Kidney Journal DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfz038) Clinical Kidney Journal, 14 :1035 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Nixon AC, Bampouras TM, Pendleton N, Mitra S, Brady ME, Dhaygude AP. 2019. Erratum: Frailty is independently associated with worse health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: A secondary analysis of the frailty assessment in chronic kidney disease study (Clinical Kidney Journal (sfz038) DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sfz038) Clinical Kidney Journal, 13 :911 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Editorial boards:

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Editorial Board member, https://bmcsportsscimedrehabil.biomedcentral.com/about/editorial-board. 2023

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement), Review Editor.

PLOS One, Academic Editor.

The Sport and Exercise Scientist, Editorial Advisory Board.

External committees:

Conference Planning Group, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. 2023

Division of Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Membership representative.

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