Area of study
Injury prevention, biomechanics & concussion
Associate Professor Melanie Bussey
Dr. Peter Lamb
Dr. Cameron Ross, Snow Sports New Zealand
Neck strength and head accelerations in elite freestyle skiers and snowboarders
BSc Mechanical Engineering – University of Alberta, Canada
MSc Sports Engineering – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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
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.
University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship
Sheffield Hallam University International Student Scholarship
Outdoor adventures, skiing, rugby and cooking