Dr Marianne Gittoes 
Marianne Gittoes                                
Senior Lecturer
Email address:
magittoes@cardiffmet.ac.uk





Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Sport Science (2000, Loughborough University, 1st Class)
PhD in Sports Biomechanics (2004, University of Bath)
Contributions to Impact Loading in Females during Vertical Drop Landings

Academic Leadership
Programme Director: MSc in Sport & Exercise Science(s)
Module Leadership: Sports Biomechanics, Undergraduate Year 2; Theoretical & Experimental Biomechanics, Postgraduate
PgCTHE Mentor

Accreditation
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
 
Research Interests
Lower-Extremity Mechanical Contributions in Impacts
Computer Simulation Modelling of Impacts
Inertia Modelling for Physical Profiling of Sports Performers

Consultancy
Welsh Rugby Union & Gloucester RFC
Golf Swing Mechanics (Cardiff School of Medicine)
Expert advisor for Professional Publications (Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Triathlon Plus, Men’s Health)

Membership of Professional Bodies
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

Honours
SportsPages BASES Biomechanics Student Award (2004)
International Society of Biomechanics New Investigator’s Award (2006)

RESEARCH PROFILE

MPhil/PhD Students (Completed)
Ceri Diss (2011, PhD) *
Age-Based Biomechanics of Male Running Gait

Tim Exell (2011, PhD)
Lower-Limb Biomechanical Asymmetry in Maximal Velocity Sprint Running

Mark Samuels (2010, MPhil)
Biomechanics of Technique Development in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

MPhil/PhD Students (Current)
Michelle Manning (PhD)
Biomechanical Factors Influencing the Performance of the Tkachev on Uneven Bars

Maximillian Wdowski (PhD) *
Short-Term Biomechanical Adaptation in Field Sport Sprinting

Hannah Wyatt (MPhil/PhD) *
Age-related Biomechanical Indicators of Overuse Injuries in Female Gymnasts

Kate Davies (MPhil/PhD) *
Biomechanical Adaptation in Potentially Injurious Field Sport Environments
* Director of Studies

Research Funding
Collaborative PhD studentship (3 years): Irwin, G., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Sports Council for Wales (2012)
UWIC Academic Development Fund Awards for Extended Leave: Fourth Call (2008)

Full Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Exell, T., Gittoes, M.J.R., Irwin, G. & Kerwin, D.G. Considerations of force plate transitions on centre of pressure calculation for maximal velocity sprint running. Sports Biomechanics (in press).

Gittoes, M.J.R. & Irwin, G. (2012). Biomechanical approaches to understanding the potentially injurious demands of gymnastic-style impact landings. Sports, Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, 4 (4). doi:10.1186/1758-2555-4-4. http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/4/1/4.

Exell, T., Irwin, G., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. Gait Asymmetry: composite scores for mechanical analyses of sprint running. Journal of Biomechanics (in press).

Exell, T., Irwin, G., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. (2012). Implications of intra-limb variability on asymmetry analyses. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 (4), 403-409.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Irwin, G., Mullineaux, D. & Kerwin, D.G. (2011). Whole-body and multi-joint kinematic control strategy variability during backward rotating dismounts from beam.
Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (10), 1051-1058.

Manning, M.M, Irwin, G., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. (2011). Influence of longswing technique on the kinematics and key release parameters of the straddle Tkachev on uneven bars. Sports Biomechanics, 10(3), 161-173.

Gittoes, M.J.R. & Wilson, C. (2010). Intra-limb joint coordination patterns of the lower extremity in maximal velocity phase sprint running. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26 (2), 188-195.

Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. (2009). Interactive effects of mass proportions and coupling properties on external loading in simulated forefoot impact landings. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 25 (3), 238-246.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Bezodis, I.N. & Wilson, C. (2009). An image-based approach to obtaining anthropometric measurements for inertia modelling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 25 (3), 265-270.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Kerwin, D.G. & Brewin, M.A. (2009). Sensitivity of loading to the timing of joint kinematic strategies in simulated forefoot impact landings. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 25 (3), 229-237.

Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. (2006). Component inertia modeling of segmental wobbling and rigid masses. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22, 148-154.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Brewin, M.A. & Kerwin, D.G. (2006). Soft tissue contributions to impact forces using a four-segment wobbling mass model of forefoot-heel landings. Human Movement Science, 25, 775-787.

Refereed Journal Articles in Review
Gittoes, M.J.R., Irwin, G. & Kerwin, D.G. (2011). Kinematic landing strategy transference in backward rotating gymnastic dismounts. Journal of Applied Biomechanics (accepted for publication, March 2012).

Wdowski, M. & Gittoes, M.J.R. Kinematic strategy adaptations in sprint acceleration with and without the constraint of holding a field hockey stick. Sport Biomechanics (minor revisions, April 2012).

Book Chapters in Review
Gittoes, M.J.R. A biomechanical modelling approach to understanding the physical demands of impact landings. In S. Fleming, (Ed) The Research Process in Sport, Exercise, and Health: Inside the Minds of Experts. Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles in Preparation
Bezodis, I.N., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. The use of an automatic motion analysis system for determining ground contact events in sprint running. Journal of Biomechanics.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Bezodis, I. N. & Wilson, C. Phase-based joint kinematic association to maximal velocity phase sprint running performance. Sports Biomechanics.

Diss, C., Tong, R.J., Kerwin, D.G., & Gittoes, M.J.R. Age-based biomechanics of maximal jumping and sub-maximal running performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Abstracts in Refereed Journals
Gittoes, M.J.R., Brewin, M.A. & Kerwin, D.G. (2005). Contribution of modelling soft tissue properties in simulations of dynamic movements. Journal of Sport Sciences, 23, 1152.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Kerwin, D.G. & Brewin, M.A. (2005). Wobbling and rigid mass coupling in human impact landings. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 104-105.

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings (since 2010)
Wdowski, M., Gittoes, M.J.R., Irwin, G. & Nokes, L. (2012). Performance outcome adaptation in field sport sprinting. In Proceedings of the International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport,  Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow.

Wdowski, M., Gittoes, M.J.R., Irwin, G. & Nokes, L. (2012). Short-term biomechanical adaptation in a maximum velocity field sport sprinting protocol: Pilot Investigation. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Gittoes, M.J.R., Bezodis, I.N. & Wilson, C. (2011). Intra-limb strategies of maximum velocity phase sprint running performance. In J.P. Vilas-Boas, L. Machado, Kim and Veloso (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Diss, C., Gittoes, M.J.R., Tong, R.J. & Kerwin, D.G. (2011). Age based mechanics of maximal jump performance in endurance athletes. In J.P. Vilas-Boas, L. Machado, Kim and Veloso (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Exell, T., Kerwin, D.G., Irwin, G. & Gittoes, M.J.R. (2011). Lower-limb biomechanical asymmetry in maximal velocity sprint running. In J.P. Vilas-Boas, L. Machado, Kim and Veloso (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Exell, T., Kerwin, D.G., Irwin, G. & Gittoes, M.J.R. (2011). Calculating centre of pressure from multiple force plates for kinetic analyses of sprint running. In J.P. Vilas-Boas, L. Machado, Kim and Veloso (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Gittoes, M.J.R. (2010). The physical demands of gymnastic-style landings: Understanding and alleviating inherent predisposition. In Proceedings of the XXVIII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport, Northern Michigan University, Michigan, USA, 116-119.

Gittoes M.J.R. (2010). Using a biomechanical modelling approach to understand impact landings in sport. In Proceedings of the III International Conference of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Unrefereed Professional Publications
Bezodis, I.N., Thomson, A., Gittoes, M.J.R. & Kerwin, D.G. (2008) Identification of instants of touchdown and toe-off in sprint running. Motion Times, 1-08, pp 2-3.
Hammerton, J., Gittoes, M. & Harris, N. (2006). Motion Analysis of functional upper limb movements following a stroke. Motion Times, 1-06, pp 2-3.

Other Research Esteem Indicators
Scientific Committee Member
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (Northern Michigan University, Michigan, USA): Sessional Chair
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (Northern Michigan University, Michigan, USA): Peer Reviewer
European Society of Biomechanics: Peer Reviewer

Scientific Award Assessor
BASES Student, Aberystwyth (2010)
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Porto (2011)

Research Degree Examination (Internal)
Phillipa Jones (PhD)
Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Laura Charalambous (PhD, pending)
Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Research Degree Moderator
Adam Spence (MPhil/PhD)
School of Human Sciences, St Mary's University College, London

Invited Research Presentations (International)
Gittoes, M.J.R. (2010). Using a biomechanical modelling approach to understand impact landings in sport. III International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (National Institute of Education, Singapore).
Gittoes, M.J.R. (2010). The physical demands of gymnastic-style landings: Understanding and alleviating inherent predisposition. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (Northern Michigan University, Michigan, USA).

Invited Research Presentations (National)
Kerwin, D.G., Irwin, G., Gittoes, M.J.R., Bezodis, I.N. & Kuntze, G. (2011). ‘Trackside Technology for Developing Athletics Coaching & Performance’. JSPS London Symposium Scheme, Sports Engineering: Engineering for the Future of Sport, Loughborough University. (February 2011).
Gittoes, M.J.R. (2010). Motion analysis: Applications in Sport and Exercise Science. Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair Workshop (Cardiff University)

Scholarly Review Article Contribution
Gittoes, M.J.R. & Irwin, G. (2012). Biomechanical approaches to understanding the potentially injurious demands of gymnastic-style impact landings. Sports, Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, 4 (4). doi:10.1186/1758-2555-4-4. http://www.smarttjournal.com/content/4/1/4.

Contributions to Professional Publication (2009)
Triathlon Plus (2012), Runner’s World (2010),Triathlete’s World (2010),Men’s Health (http://www.menshealth.co.uk/fitness/running/improve-your-running-technique)
Coaches Info.com
(http://www.coachesinfo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10282:the-physical-demands-of-gymnastic-style-landings-understanding-and-alleviating-inherent-predisposition&catid=184:specific-topis-of-interest-landing&Itemid=295)

Journal Reviewer (2008-present)
Journal of Sport Sciences
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Human Movement Science
Clinical Biomechanics
Medical Engineering & Physics
Journal of Sports Engineering & Technology