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Janelle Romanchuk image 2021Email janelle.romanchuk@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Area of study

Injury prevention, biomechanics & concussion

Supervisors

Associate Professor Melanie Bussey
Dr. Peter Lamb
Dr. Cameron Ross, Snow Sports New Zealand

Thesis title

Neck strength and head accelerations in elite freestyle skiers and snowboarders

Education

BSc Mechanical Engineering – University of Alberta, Canada
MSc Sports Engineering – Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Publications

Salmon, D.M., Romanchuk, J., Sullivan, S.J., Walters, S., Clacy, A., Register-Mihalik, J.K., Kerr, Z.Y., Whatman, C., Keung, S., 2020. Concussion knowledge, attitude and reporting intention in rugby coaches and high school rugby players. Int. J. Sport. Sci. Coach. 16, 54–69. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954120961200

Salmon, D.M., McGowan, J., Sullivan, S.J., Murphy, I., Walters, S., Whatman, C., Keung, S., Clacy, A., Romanchuk, J., 2020. What they know and who they are telling: Concussion knowledge and disclosure behaviour in New Zealand adolescent rugby union players. J. Sports Sci. 38, 1585–1594. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1749409

Salmon, D., Romanchuk, J., Murphy, I., Sullivan, J., Walters, S., Whatman, C., Clacy, A., Keung, S., Van Der Vis, K., 2020. Infographic. New Zealand Rugby’s concussion management pathway. Br. J. Sports Med. 54, 298–299. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100950

Salmon, D., Sullivan, J., Romanchuk, J., Murphy, I., Walters, S., Whatman, C., Clacy, A., Keung, S., Van Der Vis, K., 2020. Infographic. New Zealand rugby’s community concussion initiative: Keeping kiwi communities RugbySmart. Br. J. Sports Med. 54, 300–301. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-100949

Bussey, M.D., McLean, M., Pinfold, J., Anderson, N., Kiely, R., Romanchuk, J., Salmon, D., 2019. History of concussion is associated with higher head acceleration and reduced cervical muscle activity during simulated rugby tackle: An exploratory study. Phys. Ther. Sport 37, 105–112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.012

Presentations

Romanchuk, J., Ross, C., Lamb, P., Bussey. (2020). Monitoring head accelerations with elite freestyle snow sports athletes: a pilot study. Sport & Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ), 2020, Christchurch.

Romanchuk, J., Salmon, D., Murphy, I., Harawira, J., Sullivan, J., Clacy, A., Cassidy, T., Hodge, K., Walters, S., Whatman, C. (2018). New Zealand Rugby Community Concussion Strategy: 2018 Pilot Study. Sport & Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ), 2018, Dunedin.

Romanchuk, J., Wheat, J., Barratt, P.R. (October 2015). Uncertainties in joint-specific power during sprint cycling: a Monte Carlo simulation. Canada Sport Innovation (SPIN) Summit, 2015, Toronto, Canada.

Scholarships

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship
Sheffield Hallam University International Student Scholarship

Hobbies

Outdoor adventures, skiing, rugby and cooking