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© 2019 ◦ Paul Glazier, Ph.D.

PAUL GLAZIER, PH.D.

HUMAN PERFORMANCE SCIENTIST

 

01 about

Paul Glazier, Ph.D. is an internationally-renowned human performance scientist with over 20 years' academic, technical, and applied experience.

He has multidisciplinary expertise in sports biomechanics, motor control, skill acquisition, and sports performance analysis, and has authored or co-authored over 50 high-impact, peer-reviewed journal articles, invited book chapters, and published conference papers in these areas.

Paul gained his Ph.D. in biomechanics and motor control from the world-renowned Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. in 2011.

He has provided sports biomechanics and performance analysis services to a wide range of athletes and teams, from regional juniors to Olympic and World Champions, in a variety of sports.

Paul is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport, the advisory board of the Journal of Sports Sciences, and is the world's only top level International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport accredited performance analyst for both scientific and applied routes.

 

02 publications

Glazier, P.S. & Mehdizadeh, S. (2019). In search of sports biomechanics' holy grail: Can athlete-specific optimum sports techniques be identified? Journal of Biomechanics, 94, 1-4.

Glazier, P.S. & Mehdizadeh, S. (2019). Reply to Carson and Collins: Comment on: “Challenging conventional paradigms in applied sports biomechanics research”. Sports Medicine, 49, 831-832.

Glazier, P.S. & Mehdizadeh, S. (2019). Challenging conventional paradigms in applied sports biomechanics research. Sports Medicine, 49, 171-176.

Mehdizadeh, S., & Glazier, P.S. (2018). Order error in the calculation of continuous relative phase. Journal of Biomechanics, 73, 243-248.

Glazier, P.S., & Lamb, P.F. (2018). Inter- and intra-individual movement variability in the golf swing. In Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science (edited by M.R. Toms), pp. 49-63. London: Routledge.

Lamb, P.F., & Glazier, P.S. (2018). The sequence of body segment interactions in the golf swing. In Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science (edited by M.R. Toms), pp. 26-34. London: Routledge.

​Glazier, P.S. (2017). Towards a Grand Unified Theory of sports performance: A response to the commentaries. Human Movement Science, 56, 184-189.

Glazier, P.S. (2017). Towards a Grand Unified Theory of sports performance. Human Movement Science, 56, 139-156.

Glazier, P.S. (2017). Could sports biomechanics provide the missing pieces to the talent identification and development puzzle? In Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport (edited by J. Baker, S. Cobley, J. Schorer, & N. Wattie), pp. 236-249. London: Routledge.

Glazier, P.S., Reid, M.M., & Ball, K.A. (2015). Expertise in the performance of multi-articular sports actions. In Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise (edited by J. Baker, & D. Farrow), pp. 84-94. London: Routledge.

Farrow, D., Tor, E., Glazier, P., & Pease, D. (2015). Vision and expertise in swimming starts: Do they mix? Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37, S38.

Schöllhorn, W., Chow, J.Y., Glazier, P., & Button, C. (2014). Self-organising maps and cluster analysis in elite and sub-elite athletic performance. In Complex Systems in Sport (edited by K. Davids, R. Hristovski, D. Araújo, N. Balagué Serre, C. Button, & P. Passos), pp. 145-159. London: Routledge.

Glazier, P.S., & Worthington, P.J. (2014). The impact of centre of mass kinematics and ground reaction forces on ball release speeds in cricket fast bowling. Sports Technology, 7, 4-11.

Glazier, P.S. (2014). Professionalism, golf coaching and a Master of Science degree: A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9, 851-856.

Najdan, M., Robins, M.T., & Glazier, P.S. (2014). Determinants of success in English domestic Twenty20 cricket. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14, 276-295.

Glazier, P.S., & Wheat, J.S. (2014). An integrated approach to the biomechanics and motor control of cricket fast bowling techniques. Sports Medicine, 44, 25-36.

Qaisar, S., Imtiaz, S., Glazier, P., Farooq, F., Jamal, A., Iqbal, W. & Lee, S. (2013). A method for cricket bowling action classification and analysis using a system of inertial sensors. In Computational Science and its Applications - ICCSA 2013 (edited by B. Murgante, S. Misra, M. Calini, C. Torre, H-Q. Nguyen, D. Taniar, B.O. Apduhan & O. Gervasi), pp. 396-412. Berlin: Springer.

Glazier, P.S., & Lamb, P.F. (2013). The swing. In Golf Science: Optimum Performance From Tee to Green (edited by M.F. Smith), pp. 38-63. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Qaisar, S., Imtiaz, S., Faruq, F., Jamal, A., Iqbal, W., Glazier, P., & Lee, S. (2013). A hidden Markov model for detection and classification of arm action in cricket using wearable sensors. Journal of Mobile Multimedia, 9, 128-144.

Glazier, P.S. (2013). Fast bowlers can reduce injury risks to inflict pain in the Ashes. The Conversation (http://theconversation.com/au).

Glazier, P.S., & Robins, M.T. (2012). Comment on ‘Use of deterministic models in sports and exercise biomechanics research’ by Chow and Knudson (2011). Sports Biomechanics, 11, 120-122.

Glazier, P.S. & Davids, K. (2012). The perfect golf swing: Dispelling the myth. Titleist Performance Institute (http://www.mytpi.com).

Glazier, P.S. (2011). Movement variability in the golf swing: Theoretical, methodological, and practical issues. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, 157-161.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Discovering golf’s innermost truths: A new approach to teaching the game. A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5 (suppl.), 125-127.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Is the ‘crunch factor’ an important consideration in the aetiology of lumbar spine pathology in cricket fast bowlers? Sports Medicine, 40, 809-815.

Bell, W., Colley, J.P., Gwynne, J.R., Glazier, P., Evans, W.D., & Darlington, S.E. (2010). ACE ID genotype and leg power in rugby union players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 50, 350-355.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Game, set and match? Substantive issues and future directions in performance analysis. Sports Medicine, 40, 625-634.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Augmenting golf practice through the manipulation of physical and informational constraints. In Motor Learning in Practice: A Constraints-Led Approach (edited by I. Renshaw, K. Davids, & G. Savelsbergh), pp. 187-198. London: Routledge.

Davids, K., & Glazier, P.S. (2010). Deconstructing neurobiological coordination: The role of the biomechanics-motor control nexus. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 38, 86-90.

Glazier, P.S., & Davids, K. (2009). The problem of measurement indeterminacy in complex neurobiological movement systems. Journal of Biomechanics, 42, 2694-2696.

Glazier, P.S. (2009). The vicious circle involved in the development of Yips: A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 4 (suppl.), 79-82.

Glazier, P.S., & Davids, K. (2009). On analysing and interpreting variability in motor output. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 4, e2-e3.

Glazier, P.S. (2009). Comment on ‘Influence of shaft length on golf driving performance’. Sports Biomechanics, 8, 180-182.

Glazier, P.S., & Davids, K. (2009). Optimization of performance in top-level athletes: An action-focused coping approach. A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 4, 59-62.

Glazier, P.S., & Davids, K. (2009). Constraints on the complete optimization of human motion. Sports Medicine, 39, 15-28.

Glazier, P.S., Wheat, J.S., Pease, D.L., & Bartlett, R.M. (2006). The interface of biomechanics and motor control: Dynamic systems theory and the functional role of movement variability. In Movement System Variability (edited by K. Davids, S. Bennett, & K. Newell), pp. 49-69. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Wheat, J.S., & Glazier, P.S. (2006). Measuring coordination and variability in coordination. In Movement System Variability (edited by K. Davids, S. Bennett, & K. Newell), pp. 167-181. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Glazier, P. & Davids, K. (2005). Is there such a thing as a ‘perfect’ golf swing? International Society of Biomechanics in Sports’ Coaches Information Service (http://www.coachesinfo.com). **website now defunct**

Glazier, P., Davids, K., Renshaw, I., & Button, C. (2005). Uncovering the secrets of ‘the Don’: Bradman reassessed. Sport Health, 22 (4), 16-21.

Valandro, L., Caimmi, R., Drusini, A., Glazier, P., Henneberg, M., Salvato, B. & Secco, E.L. (2005). Kinanthropometry and biomechanics applied to talent identification in cricket. In Sports Kinetics - 9th International Scientific Conference of IASK. Rimini, Italy: International Association of Sports Kinetics.

Davids, K., Renshaw, I., & Glazier, P. (2005). Movement models from sports reveal fundamental insights into coordination processes. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 33, 36-42.

Renshaw, I., Oldham, A., Glazier, P., & Davids, K. (2004). Why applied sport scientists need a theoretical model of the performer. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 1, 24.

Davids, K., Shuttleworth, R., Button, C., Renshaw, I., & Glazier, P. (2004). “Essential noise” – enhancing variability of informational constraints benefits movement control: A comment on Waddington and Adams (2003). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38, 601-605.

Glazier, P.S., Davids, K. & Bartlett, R.M. (2003). Dynamical systems theory: A relevant framework for performance-oriented sports biomechanics research. Sportscience, 7 (http://www.sportsci.org).

Davids, K., Glazier, P.S., Araújo, D., & Bartlett, R.M. (2003). Movement systems as dynamical systems: The role of functional variability and its implications for sports medicine. Sports Medicine, 33, 245-260.

Glazier, P., Davids, K., & Bartlett, R. (2002). Grip force dynamics in cricket batting. In Interceptive Actions in Sport: Information and Movement (edited by K. Davids, G. Savelsbergh, S.J. Bennett, & J. van der Kamp), pp. 311-325. London: Routledge.

Irwin, G., Glazier, P.S., Tong, R.J. & Radway, J. (2002). Changes in muscle activation characteristics during gymnastics rings routines. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 10-11.

Glazier, P.S. & Irwin, G. (2001). Validity of stride length estimates obtained from OptoJump. In Proceedings of Poster Sessions: XIXth International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (edited by J.R. Blackwell), pp. 98-101. San Francisco: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

Glazier, P.S., Paradisis, G.P., & Cooper, S-M. (2000). Anthropometric and kinematic influences on release speed in men’s fast-medium bowling. Journal of Sports Sciences, 18, 1013-1021.

Glazier, P.S., Paradisis, G.P., & Cobner, D.M. (1999). Validity of the Speedchek™ Personal Sports Radar device using limits of agreement. Journal of Sports Sciences, 17, 986.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03 consultancy

Paul has provided sports science support and/or research services to numerous sports organisations, professional athletes, and government agencies, including:

 

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