Doctor Peter Clothier

Doctor Peter Clothier

Lecturer,
Sport & Exercise Science

Biography

Dr Peter Clothier joined the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in January 2006 as a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science. Prior to his current appointment he lectured in Sport & Exercise Science at the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, New Zealand, for a period of three years (2003 -2006). During this time Peter was awarded his PhD in Human Movement from the University of Ballarat, Australia. Peter also gained his undergraduate and honours degree qualifications in Human Movement from the University of Ballarat in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

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Qualifications

  • PHD Ballarat University College
  • BAppSc Ballarat University College
  • BAppSc Ballarat University College

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Sport & Exercise Science

Contact

Email: P.Clothier@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3743
Mobile:
Location: 24.2.119
Campbelltown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400882 Introduction to Biomechanics, 2015
  • 400889 Applied Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Steel, K., Adams, R., Coulson, S., Clothier, P. and Walker, D. (2013), 'Video self-modeling and kicking accuracy on the non-preferred side', Science and Football VII, Routledge 9780415689915.

Journal Articles

  • Mudie, K., Clothier, P., Hilliard, R. and Gupta, A. (2020), 'Medial gastrocnemius muscle activity during single-leg hopping to exhaustion', Journal of Motor Behavior, vol 52, no 5 , pp 601 - 611.
  • Fitzgerald, C., Thomson, D., Zebib, A., Clothier, P. and Gupta, A. (2020), 'A comparison of gait stability between younger and older adults while head turning', Experimental Brain Research, vol 238, no 9 , pp 1871 - 1883.
  • Green, S., McGlynn, S., Stuart, D., Fahey, P., Pettigrew, J. and Clothier, P. (2018), 'Assessment of numeracy in sports and exercise science students at an Australian university', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol 49, no 4 , pp 571 - 587.
  • Eggers, T., Massard, T., Clothier, P. and Lovell, R. (2018), 'Measuring vertical stiffness in sport with accelerometers : exercise caution!', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol 32, no 7 , pp 1919 - 1922.
  • Chipchase, L., Davidson, M., Blackstock, F., Bye, R., Clothier, P., Klupp, N., Nickson, W., Turner, D. and Williams, M. (2017), 'Conceptualising and measuring student disengagement in higher education : a synthesis of the literature', International Journal of Higher Education, vol 6, no 2 , pp 31 - 42.
  • Mudie, K., Gupta, A., Green, S., Hobara, H. and Clothier, P. (2017), 'A comparison of vertical stiffness values calculated from different measures of center of mass displacement in single-leg hopping', Journal of Applied Biomechanics, vol 33, no 1 , pp 39 - 47.
  • Gupta, A., Hilliard, R., Mudie, K. and Clothier, P. (2016), 'Does providing real-time augmented feedback affect the performance of repeated lower limb loading to exhaustion?', Gait and Posture, vol 44 , pp 204 - 208.
  • Mudie, K., Gupta, A., Green, S. and Clothier, P. (2016), 'Adaptation of lower limb movement patterns when maintaining performance in the presence of muscle fatigue', Human Movement Science, vol 48 , pp 28 - 36.
  • Gupta, A., Bryers, J. and Clothier, P. (2015), 'The effect of leg compression garments on the mechanical characteristics and performance of single-leg hopping in healthy male volunteers', BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 7, no 10 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Gupta, A., Mudie, K. and Clothier, P. (2014), 'The reliability of determining the onset of medial gastrocnemius muscle activity during a stretch-shorten-cycle action', Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, vol 24, no 5 , pp 588 - 592.
  • Young, W., Clothier, P., Otago, L., Bruce, L. and Liddell, D. (2004), 'Acute effects of static stretching on hip flexor and quadriceps flexibility, range of motion and foot speed in kicking a football', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol 7, no 1 , pp 23 - 31.
  • Clothier, P., Payne, W., Harvey, J., Blanksby, B. and Benjanuvatra, N. (2004), 'Technical note : the use of subject derived scale factors for one-camera 2D analysis in underwater swimming', Journal of Human Movement Studies, vol 46, no 4 , pp 333 - 345.
  • Young, W., Clothier, P., Otago, L., Bruce, L. and Liddell, D. (2003), 'Relationship between a modified Thomas test and leg range of motion in Australian-Rules football kicking', Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, vol 12, no 4 , pp 343 - 350.
  • Blitvich, J., McElroy, K., Blanksby, B., Clothier, P. and Pearson, C. (2000), 'Dive depth and water depth in competitive swim starts', The Journal of Swimming Research, vol 14, no Fall , pp 33 - 39.
  • Clothier, P., McElroy, K., Blanksby, B. and Payne, W. (2000), 'Traditional and modified exits following freestyle tumble turns by skilled swimmers', South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, vol 22, no 1 , pp 41 - 55.
  • Clothier, P., McElroy, K., Blanksby, B. and Payne, W. (2000), 'A comparison and analysis of traditional and modified freestyle tumble turns by age-group swimmers', Journal of Human Movement Studies, vol 38 , pp 93 - 108.

Conference Papers

  • Thompson, C., Clothier, P., Schabrun, S. and Marshall, P. (2017), 'Spinal reflex excitability, mechanisms and its relationship to ankle instability', International Society of Biomechanics. Congress, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Mudie, K., Gupta, A., Green, S. and Clothier, P. (2016), 'Sex differences in lower limb movement variability during a fatiguing repetitive loading task', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Thompson, C., Clothier, P., Schabrun, S. and Marshall, P. (2016), 'Differences in Ia-afferent excitability and its relationship to ankle instability : a preliminary study', Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Mudie, K., Gupta, A. and Clothier, P. (2015), 'Does the method of measuring centre of mass displacement affect vertical stiffness calculation in single-leg hopping?', International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport, Poitiers, France.
  • Mudie, K., Gupta, A. and Clothier, P. (2015), 'The effect of fatigue on lower limb motor variability during a controlled repetitive stretch-shorten cycle task', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Poitiers, France.
  • Sacilotto, G., Warmenhoven, J., Mason, B., Ball, N. and Clothier, P. (2015), 'Investigation of ATM propulsion force-time profiles using functional data analysis on front crawl sprint swimmers', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Poitiers, France.
  • Gupta, A., Mudie, K. and Clothier, P. (2015), 'Adaptation of ankle-knee interaction during repeated submaximal loading to exhaustion', World Confederation for Physical Therapy. International Congress, Singapore.
  • Sacilotto, G., Ball, N., Mason, B. and Clothier, P. (2014), 'Investigation of coach ratings of technique and force-time profiles in elite male front crawl sprint swimmers', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S..
  • Clothier, P., Mudie, K. and Gupta, A. (2014), 'Reliability of detecting medial gastrocnemius muscle activity during single-leg hopping', Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Gupta, A., Clothier, P., Mudie, K. and Fahey, P. (2014), 'Variability of spatiotemporal and leg mechanical characteristics during continuous single-leg hopping to exhaustion', Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Sacilotto, G., Clothier, P., Mason, B. and Ball, N. (2014), 'Variability in coach assessment of technique in front crawl sprint swimming', International Symposium of Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, Bruce, A.C.T..
  • Mudie, K., Clothier, P., Bryers, J. and Gupta, A. (2013), 'A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of compression garments during single-leg hopping to exhaustion', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Mudie, K., Clothier, P., Hilliard, R. and Gupta, A. (2013), 'Medial gastrocnemius muscle function adaptation during single-leg hopping', International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Sacilotto, G., Clothier, P., Steel, K., Fowlie, J. and O'Meara, D. (2011), 'Can A Period Of Intensive Skill Intervention Traing Effectively Enhance Underwater Swimming And Related Skill Swim Performance In The Short To Medium Term?', Australasian Biomechanics Conference 8th, Canberra, ACT.
  • Clothier, P., Payne, W. and Blanksby, B. (2005), 'Comparison of lower extremity kinematics during free-swimming underwater kicking techniques', New Zealand Sports Medicine + Science Conference, Queenstown, N.Z..
  • Clothier, P., Payne, W., Blanksby, B. and Benjanuvatra, N. (2005), 'Kinetic and kinematic analysis of underwater gliding and kicking during towed swimming', New Zealand Sports Medicine + Science Conference, Queenstown, N.Z..

My research interests in recent years have centred around the following areas.

  • Applied sports biomechanics
    • Kicking in Australian Rules Football
    • Propulsion and drag forces in swimming
    • Leg mechanics and stiffness during running and hopping
    • Activity profiles of field hockey umpires
  • Motor control & Skill acquisition
    • The use of visual self-modelling in kicking skill development
  • The effect of exercise garments on performance
    • Skins TM compression garments

This information has been contributed by Doctor Clothier.

Current Projects

Title: Resilience in musculoskeletal pain
Funder:
  • Western to the World - various donors
Western Researchers: Amitabh Gupta and Peter Clothier
Years: 2020-12-01 - 2023-12-01
ID: P00026848

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