• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 119 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20132020

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Personal profile

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

Award Date: 3 May 2016

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

Epidemiology of Acute Injuries in Surfing: Type, Location, Mechanism, Severity, and Incidence: A Systematic Review

McArthur, K., Jorgensen, D., Climstein, M. & Furness, J., 20 Feb 2020, In : Sports. 8, 2, 28 p., 25.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

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    Gradual-onset surfing-related injuries in New Zealand: A cross-sectional study

    Remnant, D., Moran, R. W., Furness, J., Climstein, M., Hing, W. A. & Bacon, C. J., 17 May 2020, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Isokinetic Dynamometry as a Tool to Predict Shoulder Injury in an Overhead Athlete Population: A Systematic Review

    Bagordo, A., Ciletti, K., Kemp-Smith, K., Simas, V., Climstein, M. & Furness, J., 8 Sep 2020, In : Sports. 8, 9, 20 p., 214.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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    Patient and surgical prognostic factors for inpatient functional recovery following THA and TKA: a prospective cohort study

    Hewlett-Smith, N. A., Pope, R. P., Hing, W. A., Simas, V. P. & Furness, J. W., 27 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. 15, 1, 19 p., 360.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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    Patient-Reported Outcome Measures after Multilevel Lumbar Total Disc Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Multilevel Degenerative Disc Disease

    Scott-Young, M., McEntee, L., Zotti, M., Schram, B., Furness, J., Rathbone, E. & Hing, W., 1 Jan 2020, In : Spine. 45, 1, p. 18-25 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Activities

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Emery, K. & Orklid, K. - Evidence Based Practice Research Part A (PHTY 93-421) and 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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