Dr Tina Smith

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics

Dr Tina Smith
Email address: Tina.Smith@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322824 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Science Areas of expertise: Biomechanics

About

Dr Tina Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics. She obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from the University of Brighton and a PhD in sports biomechanics from Southern Cross University (Australia). Her research interests are linked to the biomechanics of sport, health and exercise. In the area of health and exercise these include the biomechanics of functional movement and activities of daily living in differing populations, and the use of biomechanically derived feedback and exercise interventions to improve musculo-skeletal health and functional performance at everyday tasks. Within sport key interests include the biomechanics of sports performance, especially football, and the application of biomechanics to the coaching environment.

Additional themes that run through her research are using 3-D modelling to include analysis of the biomechanics of trunk and hip motion. Also exploring the use of existing, and developing novel technology, to assess performance in field and clinical settings. Current work in this area includes the development of a novel device to quantify a clinical test used in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease and physical activity monitoring related to the mechanics of bone health.

Dr Smith is also interested in the development of e-learning provision in biomechanics. She has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training) as well as a Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has previously been awarded funding by the Higher Education Academy UK Centre for Biosciences to enhance teaching methods used within the physical sciences in Higher Education.

Dr Smith has published her work in peer reviewed academic journals and presented her work at international conferences, such as the Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. She also reviews articles for international academic journals.

Research interests

  • Biomechanics of functional movement and activities of daily living in pathological (e.g. neurological, obese, amputees) and sedentary populations.
  • Biomechanically derived exercise interventions.
  • Physical activity - monitoring and implications on the mechanics of bone health.
  • E-learning in Biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of sports techniques (especially football kicking) and application to coaching/training.

Membership of professional bodies

 

  • International Society of Biomechanic
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Roehampton University)
  • PhD (Southern Cross University)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (P.C.E.T.) (University of Greenwich)
  • BSc(Hons) Sports Science (University of Brighton)

Publications

Publications

  • Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2015) Three-dimensional analysis of a lofted instep kick by male and female footballers. European Journal of Sport Science, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.992477
  • Reeves, S., Huber, J.W., Halsey, L.G., Villegas-Montes, M., Elgumati, J.& Smith, T. (2015) A cross-over experiment to investigate possible mechanisms for lower BMIs in people who habitually eat breakfast. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69, 632-637.
  • Reeves, S., Huber, J.W., Halsey, L.G., Horabady-Farahani, Y., Ijadi, M. & Smith, T. (2014) Experimental manipulation of breakfast in normal and overweight/obese participants is associated with changes to nutrient and energy intake consumption patterns. Physiology and Behavior, 133, 130-135.
  • Smith, T., Strike, S., Robson, M, Middlemas, B. & Lee, R. (2011) Interactive, online, problem-based learning. Bioscience Bulletin, 34, 9.
  • Smith, T., Carlisle, A. & Shaw, J. (2011) Using e-learning to enhance the development of laboratory skills in biomechanics. Developments in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, 2, 5-10.
  • Gilleard, W. & Smith, T. (2007) Effect of obesity on posture and hip joints moments during a standing task, and trunk forward flexion motion. International Journal of Obesity, 31(2), 267-271.
  • Smith, T., Gilleard, W., Hammond, J. & Brooks, L. (2006) The application of an exploratory factor analysis to investigate the inter-relationships amongst joint movement during performance of a football skill. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(4), 517-524.
  • Hammond, J. & Smith, T. (2006) Low compression tennis balls and skill development. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(4), 575-581.
  • Smith, T., Hammond, J. & Gilleard, W.  (2005) The use of performance analysis technology to monitor the coaching environment in soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 5(3),126-138.

Conference Presentations

Invited Symposium:

  • Reeves S., Smith T., Halsey L.G., & Huber, J. (2012) Does breakfast help manage body weight? Kellogg’s Satellite Symposium at the Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast, 16-19 July 2012.

Conference Presentations:

  • Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Smith, T., Fagan, M. & Aye, M. (2016) The effect of continuous and intermittent exercise on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a six-month randomised control trial. Bone Research Society Annual Meeting, Liverpool 29th June – 1st July 2016.
  • Ware, E., Patterson, M., Smith, T., Halsey, L.G., Huber, J.W. & Reeves, S. (2016) Does manipulation of breakfast behaviour effect reported level of pre-prandial hunger and serum ghrelin levels? British Feeding & Drinking Conference, 7th – 8th April, 2016.
  • Male, T., Langley, C. & Smith, T. (2016) Investigation into the acute: chronic workload ratio and injury occurrence for an elite u21 football player. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group 31st Easter Meeting, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool 30th March, 2016.
  • Soares, D., Smith, T. & Wyon, M. (2015) Biomechanical analysis of three dance jumping tasks. IADMS 25th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA, 8th – 11th October, 2015
  • Smith, T., Reeves, S., Huber, J., Halsey, L. & Luo, J. (2015)Relationship Between Loading Intensity and Dose of Physical Activity with Age and BMI when Recorded by Accelerometry and Questionnaire: Potential Implications For Bone Health. The 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland, 12th – 15th July, 2015.
  • Smith, T., Taylor, M. & Strike, S. (2015) Differences in Pelvis and Thorax Kinematics During the Standing Turn For People with A Unilateral Trans-Tibial Amputation. The 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland, 12th – 15th July, 2015.
  • Montgomery, G., Evans, W., Zoffoli, L. Grant Abt, G., Dobson, C, Fagan, M., Smith, T. & Ditroilo, M. (2015) The Osteogenic Index of Four Common Continuous and Intermittent Exercises used in Osteoporosis Prevention in an At-Risk Population. The 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland, 12th – 15th July, 2015.
  • Soares, D., Wyon, M., Brayne, L. & Smith, T. (2015) Take-off characteristics of the grand jeté: A case-study. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group 30th Easter Meeting, University of Roehampton, London 8th April, 2015.
  • Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Fagan, M., Smith, T. & Ditroilo, M. (2014) Muscle activation during walking, jogging and running when performed over-ground, on a motorised and non-motorised treadmill. BASES Conference 2014, St. George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent, 25 – 26th November, 2014.
  • Reeves, S., Huber, J., Smith, T., Villegas-Montes, M., Elgumati, J. & Halsey, L.G. (2012) Differences in Response to Breakfast between Breakfast Eaters and Skippers. Nutrition Society Conference, University of Belfast, Belfast, 16 – 19th July, 2012.
  • Smith, T., Strike, S., Robson, M., Middlemas, B. & Lee, R. (2012) Bespoke Online Learning in Biomechanics. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group 27th Easter Meeting, University of Ulster, Belfast 4th April, 2012.
  • McCarron, L., Smith, T., Carlisle, A. & Lee, R. (2011) Analysis of kicking using inertial sensors. The 23rd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Brussels, Belgium, 3rd - 7th July, 2011.
  • Smith, T., & Strike, S. (2011) Using the lesson tool in Moodle to facilitate independent learning. 2011 Roehampton University Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, Roehampton University, London, UK 4th May 2011.
  • Carlisle, A. & Smith, T. (2010) E-learning to enhance support for students with common laboratory procedures and techniques. 2010 Technical, Laboratory and Support Staff Annual Conference. Roehampton University, London, UK 2nd June 2010.
  • Hammond, J. & Smith, T. (2006) The effectiveness of using low compression tennis balls on beginning players’ skill learning. International Conference: Current Issues and New Ideas in Sport Science. Kaunas, Lithuania, 5 – 6th October 2006.
  • Smith, T., Gilleard, W., Hammond, J. & Brooks, L. (2006) The application of an exploratory factor analysis to investigate the inter-relationships amongst joint movement during performance of a football skill. The 8th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport. Coolangatta, Australia, 3 – 5th July 2006.
  • Hammond, J. & Smith, T. (2006) Low compression tennis balls and skill development. The 8th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport. Coolangatta, Australia, 3 – 5th July 2006.
  • Gilleard, W. & Smith, T. (2006) Obesity affects trunk posture and load during a standing work task. XVI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Torino, Italy, 28th June – 1st July 2006.
  • Hammond, J., Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2005) Monitoring the coaching environment in soccer. ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Sydney, Australia, 15 – 19th August 2005.
  • Gilleard, W. & Smith, T. (2005) Effect of obesity on standing work posture. XVII conference of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research. Marseilles, France, 29th May – 2nd June 2005.
  • Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2004) Gender differences in trunk motion during performance of a lofted instep kick. In McIntosh, A. (Ed). Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, pp. 28-29. University of New South Wales: Sydney, Australia, 9 – 10th December 2004.
  • Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2004) Inter-relationship between knee flexion at impact and 3-D kinematics of a lofted instep kick: an exploratory factor analysis. 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Alice Springs, Australia, 7 – 9th October 2004.
  • Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2004) Inter-relationship among kinematic variables when performing a lofted instep kick: an exploratory factor analysis. 1st Congress of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science. Brisbane, Australia, 14 – 16th April, 2004.
  • Smith, T. & Gilleard, W. (2003) Kinematic factors affecting distance for male and female soccer players performing a lofted instep kick. 2003 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Canberra, Australia, 25 – 28th October, 2003.

Previous professional experience

University of Hull, Teaching Fellow in Biomechanics

University of Roehampton, Lecturer in Sport Biomechanics, Researcher & Guest Lecturer in Biomechanics of Obesity

Greenwich Community College, Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science

Southern Cross University, Visiting Lecturer, Research Assistant

Soccer Far North Coast, Technical Advisor, Coach Educator, Football Coach

Croydon College, Lecturer in Sport & Recreation

Westminster College, Lecturer in Sports Science