Andrew Harrison

Associate Professor

Contact Details

Associate Professor - Biomechanics
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
V94 T9PX
T: +353 61 202809
E: drew.harrison@ul.ie
 
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Biography

                                             

Professor Drew Harrison joined the Physical Education and Sport Sciences department in April 1995. He has a B.Ed. (Hons) in Physical Education (Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow, 2003), an MSc by research in biomechanics (University of Strathclyde, 1987) and a PhD in Biomechanics (University of Salford, 1997). Drew is an Associate Professor in the Department, served as Department Head from 2006 to 2012. Drew established and co-directs the Biomechanics Research Unit at the University of Limerick. He was President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport and has authored or co-authored over 100 international peer-reviewed publications, 5 book chapters, one co-edited book on biomechanics and several international keynote presentations. Drew currently supervises 5 PhD and 2 MSc research students and has supervised 12 PhD and 11 Master degree completions in various areas of biomechanics research. He has also externally examined more than 12 PhD theses in various countries (Ireland, UK, Australia, Italy). He is a member of the editorial board for the peer reviewed journal ‘Sports Biomechanics’ and is a regular reviewer for many peer reviewed journals including: Journal of Biomechanics, European Journal of Sport Science, Sports Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, Journal of Sport Sciences, International Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. Drew is an IAAF Elite Athletics Coach and has coached many track and field athletes at all levels including, European, World and Olympic Games.

 

Books

  Year Publication
2009 Scientific Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport.
Harrison A.J; Anderson, R; Kenny I (2009) Scientific Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2002 'Accelerometer Based Kinematic Biofeedback to Improve Athletic Performance'
Anderson, R; Harrison, AJ; Lyons, G (2002) 'Accelerometer Based Kinematic Biofeedback to Improve Athletic Performance' In: The Engineering of Sport 4. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
1997 'A study to examine the forces created in the frontal plane in subjects with functional instability and subjects with healthy ankles'
Kinsella, S; Harrison, D; Jakeman, PM (1997) 'A study to examine the forces created in the frontal plane in subjects with functional instability and subjects with healthy ankles'. PHYSIOTHERAPY IRELAND, 17 (1):21-26 [Details]
1997 'Investigation of gait protocols for plantar pressure measurement of non-pathological subjects using a dynamic pedobarograph'
Harrison A.J., Folland J.P. (1997) 'Investigation of gait protocols for plantar pressure measurement of non-pathological subjects using a dynamic pedobarograph'. Gait and Posture, 6 (1):50-55 [DOI] [Details]
1999 'Models for biomechanical analysis of jumping horses'
Powers, PNR; Harrison, AJ (1999) 'Models for biomechanical analysis of jumping horses'. JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE, 19 (12):799-806 [DOI] [Details]
2000 'A study on the techniques used by untrained horses during loose jumping'
Powers, PNR; Harrison, AJ (2000) 'A study on the techniques used by untrained horses during loose jumping'. JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE, 20 (12):845-850 [DOI] [Details]
2001 'Motor development and gender Effects on stretch-shortening cycle performance'
Harrison, AJ; Gaffney, S (2001) 'Motor development and gender Effects on stretch-shortening cycle performance'. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, 4 (4):406-415 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Effects of the rider on the linear projectile kinematics of jumping horses'
Harrison, AJ; Powers, PNR (2002) 'Effects of the rider on the linear projectile kinematics of jumping horses'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 1 (2):135-146 [Details]
2002 'Comparing muscle function of children and adults: Effects of scaling for muscle size'
Barrett, U; Harrison, D (2002) 'Comparing muscle function of children and adults: Effects of scaling for muscle size'. PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE, 14 (4):369-376 [Details]
2004 'a rider on the rotation of the horse-rider system during jumping'
Powers, PNR; Harrison, AJ (2004) 'a rider on the rotation of the horse-rider system during jumping'. EQUINE AND COMPARATIVE EXCERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, 1 (1):33-40 [Details]
2004 'Force-velocity relationship and stretch-shortening cycle function in sprint and endurance athletes'
Harrison, AJ; Keane, SP; Coglan, J (2004) 'Force-velocity relationship and stretch-shortening cycle function in sprint and endurance athletes'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 18 (3):473-479 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Effects of muscle damage on stretch-shortening cycle function and muscle stiffness control'
Harrison, AJ; Gaffney, SD (2004) 'Effects of muscle damage on stretch-shortening cycle function and muscle stiffness control'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 18 (4):771-776 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'A comparison of laser and video techniques for determining displacement and velocity during running'
Harrison A.J., Jensen R.L., Donoghue O. (2005) 'A comparison of laser and video techniques for determining displacement and velocity during running'. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 9 (4):219-231 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Accelerometry-based feedback--can it improve movement consistency and performance in rowing?'
Anderson R., Harrison A., Lyons G.M. (2005) 'Accelerometry-based feedback--can it improve movement consistency and performance in rowing?'. Sports Biomechanics, 4 (2):179-195 [Details]
2005 'A Comparison of the reliability of video and laser techniques for determining displacement and velocity during running'
Harrison, AJ; Jensen, RL; Donoghue, O (2005) 'A Comparison of the reliability of video and laser techniques for determining displacement and velocity during running'. MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUC. AND EXERCISES SCIENCES, 9 (4):219-231 [Details]
2006 'Functional data analysis of knee joint kinematics in the vertical jump'
Ryan, W; Harrison, A; Hayes, K (2006) 'Functional data analysis of knee joint kinematics in the vertical jump'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 5 (1):121-138 [Details]
2006 'The optimal complex training rest interval for athletes from anaerobic sports'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, LK; Jensen, RL (2006) 'The optimal complex training rest interval for athletes from anaerobic sports'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 20 (3):471-476 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Muscle dynamics differences between legs in healthy adults'
Flanagan, EP; Harrison, AJ (2007) 'Muscle dynamics differences between legs in healthy adults'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 21 (1):67-72 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Functional data analysis of joint coordination in the development of vertical jump performance'
Harrison, AJ; Ryan, W; Hayes, K (2007) 'Functional data analysis of joint coordination in the development of vertical jump performance'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 6 (2):199-214 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Identifying the optimal complex training resistive load in male rugby players'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, L; Jensen, RL (2007) 'Identifying the optimal complex training resistive load in male rugby players'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 6 (1):59-70 [Details]
2007 'Transfer or Specificity? An applied investigation into the relationship between fundamental overarm throwing and related sport skills'
Smyth, PJ; O'Keeffe, S; Harrison, AJ (2007) 'Transfer or Specificity? An applied investigation into the relationship between fundamental overarm throwing and related sport skills'. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PEDAGOGY, 12 (2):1-14 [Details]
2007 'Identifying the optimal resistive load for complex training in male rugby players'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, L; Jensen, RL (2007) 'Identifying the optimal resistive load for complex training in male rugby players'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 6 (1):59-70 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury during running'
Donoghue O.A., Harrison A.J., Laxton P., Jones R.K. (2008) 'Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury during running'. Research in Sports Medicine, 16 (1):23-38 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Orthotic control of rear foot and lower limb motion during running in participants with chronic Achilles tendon injury'
Donoghue, OA; Harrison, AJ; Laxton, P; Jones, RK (2008) 'Orthotic control of rear foot and lower limb motion during running in participants with chronic Achilles tendon injury'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 7 (2):194-205 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Force production and reactive strength capabilities after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction'
Flanagan, EP; Galvin, L; Harrison, AJ (2008) 'Force production and reactive strength capabilities after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction'. JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC TRAINING, 43 (3):249-257 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury'
Donoghue, OA; Harrison, AJ; Coffey, N; Hayes, K (2008) 'Functional data analysis of running kinematics in chronic Achilles tendon injury'. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40 (7):1323-1335 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Effect of catcing practice on the motor development of children with Down's Syndrome aged between 8 and 12 years'
Harrison, AJ; Raufi, SS (2008) 'Effect of catcing practice on the motor development of children with Down's Syndrome aged between 8 and 12 years'. NAT. INST. OF HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH BULLETIN, 4 (4):42-43 [Details]
2008 'Functional data analysis of the kinematcis of running gait in subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury'
Donoghue, OA; Harrison, AJ; Coffey, N; Hayes, K (2008) 'Functional data analysis of the kinematcis of running gait in subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury'. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 40 (7):1323-1335 [Details]
2009 'THE EFFECT OF RESISTED SPRINT TRAINING ON SPEED AND STRENGTH PERFORMANCE IN MALE RUGBY PLAYERS'
Harrison, AJ; Bourke, G (2009) 'THE EFFECT OF RESISTED SPRINT TRAINING ON SPEED AND STRENGTH PERFORMANCE IN MALE RUGBY PLAYERS'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 23 (1):275-283 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Application of functional principal component analysis in race walking: An emerging methodology'
Dona, G; Preatoni, E; Cobelli, C; Rodano, R; Harrison, AJ (2009) 'Application of functional principal component analysis in race walking: An emerging methodology'. SPORTS BIOMECHANICS, 8 (4):284-301 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'EFFECT OF SQUATTING ON SPRINTING PERFORMANCE AND REPEATED EXPOSURE TO COMPLEX TRAINING IN MALE RUGBY PLAYERS'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, LK (2010) 'EFFECT OF SQUATTING ON SPRINTING PERFORMANCE AND REPEATED EXPOSURE TO COMPLEX TRAINING IN MALE RUGBY PLAYERS'. JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 24 (3):610-618 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The effect of squatting on sprinting performance and repeated exposure to complex training in male rugby players'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, L; Jensen, RL (2010) 'The effect of squatting on sprinting performance and repeated exposure to complex training in male rugby players'. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 24 (3):610-618 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Throwing and catching movements exhibit post-activation potentiation effects following fatigue'
Harrison, AJ (2011) 'Throwing and catching movements exhibit post-activation potentiation effects following fatigue'. Sports Biomechanics, 10 :185-196 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Common functional principal components analysis: A new approach to analyzing human movement data'
Coffey, N; Harrison, AJ; Donoghue, OA; Hayes, K (2011) 'Common functional principal components analysis: A new approach to analyzing human movement data'. Human Movement Science, 30 :1144-1166 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RECOVERY PROCESS OF A MAXIMUM STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE FATIGUE PROTOCOL ON DROP AND REBOUND JUMPS'
Comyns, TM; Harrison, AJ; Hennessy, LK (2011) 'AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RECOVERY PROCESS OF A MAXIMUM STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE FATIGUE PROTOCOL ON DROP AND REBOUND JUMPS'. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 25 :2177-2184 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'The influence of range of motion versus application of force on vertical'
Floria P. Harrison A.J. (2012) 'The influence of range of motion versus application of force on vertical'. European Journal of Sport Science, [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2011 'Joint kinematics of landing in ACL rehabilitated volunteers'
Breen, S; Harrison, AJ; Kenny, IC (2011) 'Joint kinematics of landing in ACL rehabilitated volunteers' Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2010 2010 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Breen, S; Harrison, D; Kenny, IC (2010) Hip range of motion and its impact on lower limb alignment on landing 2010 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference [Details]
2010 2010 Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport Research Forum
Breen, S; Harrison, D; Kenny, IC (2010) Injury incidence in juvenile ladies Gaelic football 2010 Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport Research Forum [Details]
2011 2011 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Breen, S; Harrison, D; Kenny, IC (2011) Joint kinematics of landing in ACL rehabilitated volunteers 2011 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference [Details]
2012 Scientific Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Breen S., Harrison A.J. & Kenny, I.C. (2012) (2012) The role of previous ACL injury on the variability of joint kinematics and coordination during a match specific landing task . In: Bradshaw E., Burnett A eds. Scientific Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, , 27-JUN-12 - 01-JUL-12 , pp.167-170 [Details]
2012 2012 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Breen, S; Harrison, D; Kenny, IC (2012) The role of previous anterior cruciate ligament injury on the variability of joint kinematics and coordination during a match specific land-cut task 2012 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2010 The Acute Effects of Maximal Fatigue on the Subsequent Performance of Endurance Trained Athletes.
Cheilleachair, NN; Harrison, A (2010) The Acute Effects of Maximal Fatigue on the Subsequent Performance of Endurance Trained Athletes. Meeting Abstract [Details]
2012 A Comparison Of The Physiological Demands Of Rowing On The Rowperfect And Concept II Rowing Ergometer.
Cheilleachair, NN,Harrison, A,Warrington, G (2012) A Comparison Of The Physiological Demands Of Rowing On The Rowperfect And Concept II Rowing Ergometer. Meeting Abstract [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
2000 Limerick VEC Sport Achievement Limerick VEC

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Society for Biomechanics in Sports Secretary General 31-DEC-05 / 31-DEC-07
International Association of Biomechanics in Sports President 01-JUL-11 / 22-JUL-11

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
International Society for Biomechanics in Sports Secretary General 2005 / 2008

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1981 CNAA Bachelor of Education
2008 IAAF Graduate Diploma
1982 Roehamption Institute HE Graduate Certificate
1998 University of Salford Doctor of Philosophy
1987 University of Strathclyde M.Sc.