• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 88 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20132021

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Research interests

I am a PhD graduate at Bond University with a background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and research in water based sports.  Key research interests

Lead researcher within Water-based Research Unit at Bond University investigating the musculoskeletal and physiological adaptations in the sport of surfing.

Established a national collaboration with Surfing Australia and an international collaboration with universities within New Zealand and the USA. 

Statement for HDR students

As a lead researcher in the water-based research unit, I am passionate about conducting innovative and novel research in the sport of surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming.

Current research projects include:

  • Understanding the effects of surfing on hydration status
  • Injury epidemiology in the sport of surfig within New Zealand
  • Musculoskeletal screening techniques for the shoulder and hip in surfing population
  • Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) to profile Bone Health and Body Composition in a Surfing Population
  • Can smart devices and human movement apps be used to measure range of motion in clinical practice.
  • A biomechanical analysis of the SUP paddle stroke

I am also a secondary supervisor of three higher degree students:

  • Mandy Hannan (Doctor of Philosophy). High Intensity Aerobic and Resistance Interval Training within Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation and Home Environments.
  • Wesley Matthews (Master of Science by Research). The validity of tendon matrix change using ultrasound imaging.
  • Nicola Hewlett-Smith (Masters of Science by Research). Predictors of early functional recovery following primary unilateral total hip and knee arthroplasty.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Physiotherapy, PhD

External positions

Independent Contractor, UNITEC Institute of Technology

23 Mar 20182020

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Projects

SyNApTIC Study: The SyNApTIC Study – SarcopeNia, frAilTy, and malnutrition in geriatrIC rehabilitation

Van der Meij, B., Parkinson, J., Chan, H. C. (., Marshall, S., Furness, J., Giang, J., Fei, X. (., Smith, E., Ninness, K. & Langston, K.

2/09/1930/04/21

Project: Research

Research Output

The Prevalence and Severity of External Auditory Exostosis in Young to Quadragenarian-Aged Warm-Water Surfers: A Preliminary Study

Simas, V., Hing, W., Furness, J., Walsh, J. & Climstein, M., 4 Feb 2020, In : Sports. 8, 2, 9 p., 17.

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    A biomechanical analysis of the stand-up paddle board stroke: A comparative study

    Schram, B., Furness, J., Kemp-Smith, K., Sharp, J., Cristini, M., Harvey, D., Keady, E., Ghobrial, M., Tussler, J., Hing, W. A., Nessler, J. & Becker, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : PEERJ. 7, 11 p., e8006.

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    A Comparison of Two Commercial Swim Bench Ergometers in Determining Maximal Aerobic Power and Correlation to a Paddle Test in a Recreational Surfing Cohort

    Furness, J., Bertacchini, L., Hicklen, L., Monaghan, D., Canetti, E. & Climstein, M., 11 Nov 2019, In : Sports. 7, 11, 234.

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    Does a Novice Technician Produce Results Similar to That of an Experienced DXA Technician When Assessing Body Composition and Bone Mineral Density?

    Persson, C., Shiel, F., Climstein, M. & Furness, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 29, 4, p. 1-19 19 p.

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    Activities

    • 19 Non-HDR Student Supervision
    • 3 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 2 Consultancy

    Georgia McIntosh, James Duke, Mia Pinchin - Evidence Based Practice Research Part A (PHTY 93-421) and EBPR Part B (PHTY 93-422)

    James Furness (Supervisor)
    20182019

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Dane Monaghan, Linley Bertacchini, Lisa Hicklen - Evidence Based Practice Research Part A (PHTY 93-421) and EBPR Part B (PHTY 93-422)

    James Furness (Supervisor)
    20182019

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Jenna Clements, Madeline Simpson - Evidence Based Practice Research Part A (PHTY 93-421) and EBPR Part B (PHTY 93-422)

    James Furness (Supervisor)
    20182019

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Katherine McArthur, Darcy Jorgensen - Evidence Based Practice Part A (PHTY 93-421) and EBPR Part B (PHTY 93-422)

    James Furness (Supervisor)
    20182019

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Khundaqji, H. & Samain, E. - Evidence Based Practice Research Part A (PHTY 93-421) EBPR Part B (PHTY 93-422)

    James Furness (Supervisor)
    20172018

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Press / Media

    Crunching the Numbers

    James Furness

    14/06/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Bond launches first global study into Stand Up Paddleboard injuries

    James Furness & Ben Schram

    23/02/1626/02/16

    5 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Surfing doubles the risk of developing skin cancer, research finds

    James Furness

    18/01/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Musculoskeletal and physiological profile of elite and recreational surfers: injuries and sports specific screening

    Author: Furness, J., 13 Feb 2016

    Supervisor: Hing, W. A. (Supervisor) & Climstein, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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