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Dr. Ian Kenny

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - The Undergraduate Awards. Life Sciences Judging Panel
  • 2015 - Finalist Best New Postgraduate Programme 2015 (Course Director MSc Sports Performance)
  • 2015 - 3rd place paper 2015 UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) International Conference
  • 2014 - Best paper 2014 NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference
  • 2014 - Best paper 2014 University Hospitals Limerick Research Symposium: Lifestyle & Health poster
  • 2007 - UL SEED Research Award
  • 2003 - Dept. of Education & Learning CAST (DEL CAST) Ph.d. award

Committee

  • 2012 Sports Engineering Journal Editorial Board,
  • 2007 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Organising Committee 2009,
  • Scientific Committee member for the XXVIII International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Michigan, 2010,
  • Session chair for the XXVIII International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Michigan, 2010,
  • The Undergraduate Awards. International Life Sciences Judging Panel 2015, 2016,
  • Scientific Committee member for the XXXV International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Cologne, 2017,
  • Scientific Committee member for the XXXVI International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Auckland New Zealand, 2018,
  • Scientific Committee member for the XXXVII International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Ohio, 2019,
  • University Complaints Committee,
  • University Disciplinary Committee ,
  • University Admissions Appeal Committee ,
  • University Academic Programme Regulations Committee (APRC) ,

Consultancy

  • 2012 Redback Biotek - Paid biomechanics systems review specialist
  • 2010 Golphysics - Paid biomechanics computer modelling data analysis

Association

  • 2006 Editorial Board, International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA)
  • 2005 Professional Member, Exercise & Sport Sciences Association of Ireland (ESSAI)
  • 2003 Professional member, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)
  • 2003 Postgraduate member, British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Employment

  • 2006 University of Ulster - Lecturer
  • 2003 University of Ulster - Tutor/Demonstrator

Education

  • 2006 University of Ulster - Ph.D. Biomechanics
  • 2003 University of Ulster - Diploma
  • 2003 University of Ulster - B.Sc. Sport, Exercise & Leisure (Hons.)

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2016

A novel protocol to measure short sprint performance
Healy, R,Norris, M,Kenny, IC,Harrison, AJ,Jansen, AJ
ENGINEERING OF SPORT 11 DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.252

2016

Possibilities for real-time DFA based injury detection and skill level differentiation
Norris, M,Kenny, IC,Healy, R,Anderson, R,Jansen, AJ
ENGINEERING OF SPORT 11 DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.249

2010

Development of a large-scale golfer computer model to study swing kinematics
Tucker, CB; Kenny, IC; Anderson, R
The Engineering of Sport 8- Engineering Emotion

2008

Golf Science
Wallace, ES; Kingston, K; Strangwood, M; Kenny, IC
Science and sports. Bridging the gap

2008

Driving performance variability among elite golfers
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Otto, SR
The Engineering of Sport 7

2006

Validation of a full-body computer simulation of the golf drive for clubs of differing length
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Brown, D; Otto, SR
The Engineering of Sport 6, 2: Development for Disciplines

Conference Contribution

Conference Publication

2016

21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Lyons, M., Kenny, I., Griffin, A., Mahon, S., Lynch, G., Witherow, P. and Carty, P.

2016

2016 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Norris, M; Amado, M; Hamill, J; Kenny, IC; Anderson, R;

2016
2016

2016 International Sports Engineering Association conference
Healy, R; Norris, M; Kenny, IC; Harrison, AJ;

2016
2016

2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf VII
Campbell, MJ; Moran, A; Bargary, N; Surmon, S; Bressan, L; Kenny, IC;

2015

Proceedings of the 2015 16th International Sympisium Jyväskylä
Beattie, K; Carson, BP; Lyons, M; Kenny, IC;

2015
2015
2015

Proceedings of the 2015 16th International Symposium Jyväskylä
Beattie, K; Carson, BP; Lyons, M; Kenny, IC;

2014
2014

2014 Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Research Forum
Furlong, LA; Rundle, S; Hallissey, M; Tucker, C; Kenny, IC;

2014

2014 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Healy, R; Howard, R; Kenny, IC; Harrison, AJ

2013
2013

2013 University Hospital Limerick Inaugural Research Symposium
Kenny, I.C., Madden, D., Downey, J., Murray P., Campbell J. and Breen, S.

2012

2012 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Norris, M; Breen, S; Anderson, R; Kenny, IC

2012

2012 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Norris, M; Breen, S; Anderson, R; Kenny, IC

2012

Anterior Knee Pain in Competitive Cyclists
Kennedy, T,Rowan, F,Condon, F,Kenny, I,Anderson, R,Dunne, C

2012
2011
2010

8th International Sports Engineering Conference
Tucker, CB; Kenny, IC; Anderson, R

2010

2010 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Anderson, R; Kenny, IC; Tucker, CB; O'Halloran, J

2010

Development of a large-scale golfer computer model to study swing kinematics
Tucker, CB; Kenny, IC; Anderson, R
ENGINEERING OF SPORT 8: ENGINEERING EMOTION - 8TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (ISEA) DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.176

2010

28th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Breen, S. Harrison, A.J. & Kenny, I.C.

2009

2009 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Kenny, IC; MacNamara, A; Shafat, A; Dunphy, O; Murphy, S; O'Connor, K; Waldron, G

2009

27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Tucker, C., Kenny, I.C., Byrne, D.J. & Anderson, R.

2009

27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Kenny, I.C., MacNamara, A., Shafat, A., Dunphy, O., Murphy, S., O¿Connor, K., Ryan, T. & Waldron G.

2009

The 27th International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sport
Tucker C, Kenny IC, Byrne DJ, & Anderson R

2009

2009 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
Tucker, CB; Kenny, IC; Byrne, D; Anderson, R

2008

7th International Sports Engineering Conference
Kenny I.C., Wallace E.S. & Otto S.R.

2008

7th International Sports Engineering Conference
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Otto, SR

2008

ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Otto, SR

2006

6th International Sports Engineering Conference
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Brown, D; Otto, SR

2006

6th International Sports Engineering Conference
Kenny I.C., Wallace E.S., Brown D. & Otto S.R.

2005

Other Journal

2011

Influence of ankle taping on dynamic balance performance
Kenny, IC; Wu, C; McEvoy, J
Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences

Other Publication

2015

SPRINTING PERFORMANCE AND RESISTANCE-BASED TRAINING INTERVENTIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Bolger, R,Lyons, M,Harrison, AJ,Kenny, IC
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2014

The Effect of Strength Training on Performance in Endurance Athletes
Beattie, K,Kenny, IC,Lyons, M,Carson, BP
Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0157-y

2014

Is running really good for you?
Costello J; Kenny IC

2009

The effect of anxiety on golf putting variability
Kenny, IC; MacNamara, A; Shafat, A; Dunphy, O; Murphy, S; O'Connor, K; Ryan, T; Waldron, G

2009
2008

Musculoskeletal computer simulation of the golf drive
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Brown, D; Otto, SR

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Reactive Strength Index: A Poor Indicator of Reactive Strength?
Healy, R;Kenny, IC;Harrison, AJ
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0511

2017

Recreational runners stride interval and cadence variability: A half and full marathon comparison [under review]
Norris, M; Amado, A; Hamill, J; Kenny, IC; Anderson, R;
Journal Of Sports Sciences

2017

The Relationship Between Maximal Strength and Reactive Strength
Beattie, K,Carson, BP,Lyons, M,Kenny, IC
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0216

2017

Velocity based training: Validity of monitoring devices to assess mean concentric velocity in a multi joint bench press exercise
McGrath, G; Flanagan, E; O'Donovan, P; Collins, DJ; Kenny, IC
Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning

2017

The Effect of Maximal- and Explosive-Strength Training on Performance Indicators in Cyclists
Beattie, K,Carson, BP,Lyons, M,Kenny, IC
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0015

2017

Putting movement and performance outcome using standard, belly and long putters
Sherwin, IA,Kenny, IC
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching DOI: 10.1177/1747954117717880

2017

The effect of strength training on performance indicators in distance runners
Beattie, K,Carson, BP,Lyons, M,Rossiter, A,Kenny, IC
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association

2016

The Effect of Maximal- & Explosive-Strength Training on Performance Indicators in Cyclists [in press]
Beattie, K; Carson, BP; Lyons, M; Kenny, IC;
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

2016

An insight into track and field coaches' knowledge and use of sprinting drills to improve performance
Whelan, N,Kenny, IC,Harrison, AJ
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching DOI: 10.1177/1747954116636716

2016

Comparison of accelerometry stride time calculation methods
Norris, M,Kenny, IC,Anderson, R
Journal of biomechanics DOI: 10.1016/j.jblomech.2016.05.029

2016

Coaching sprinting: Expert coaches' perception of resistance-based training
Bolger, R,Lyons, M,Harrison, AJ,Kenny, IC
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching DOI: 10.1177/1747954116667113

2016

The Relationship between Maximal-Strength and Reactive-Strength [in press]
Beattie, K; Carson, BP; Lyons, M; Kenny, IC;
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

2016

Putting movement and performance outcome using standard, belly and long putters [in press]
Sherwin, I; Kenny, I;
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching

2015

The Effects of a Low-Load Gluteal Warm-Up On Explosive Jump Performance
Comyns, T. M.; Kenny, I. C.; Scales, G.
Journal Of Human Kinetics

2015

Drive Performance for Able-Bodied and Disabled Golfers
Kenny, IC,Campbell, MJ,Surmon, S,Bressan, L
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching

2015

Sprinting Performance and Resistance-Based Training Interventions: A Systematic Review
Bolger, R; Kenny, I; Lyons, M; Harrison, A;
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2015

Dynamic Knee Joint Mechanics after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Clarke, SB,Kenny, IC,Harrison, AJ
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000389

2014

Dynamic Knee Joint Mechanics after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Breen, S; Kenny, IC; Harrison, A.J.;
Medicine and science in sports and exercise DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000389

2014

Method analysis of accelerometers and gyroscopes in running gait: a systematic review
Norris, M., Anderson, R. and Kenny, I.C.
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part P-Journal Of Sports Engineering and Technology DOI: 10.1177/1754337113502472

2014

The Effect of Strength Training on Performance in Endurance Athletes.
Beattie, K., Kenny, I.C., Lyons M. and Carson, B.P.
Sports Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0157-y

2014

PATRICK Watch, practice, perform, reward: meeting (special) learning needs
MacPhail, A,Campbell, M,Kenny, I,Tindall, D,Tannehill, D,Armour, K
Pedagogical Cases In Physical Education And Youth Sport

2014

The Relationship between Neuromuscular Force-Velocity Characteristics and Performance Indicators in Competitive Distance Runners
Beattie, K., Carson, B.P., Lyons M. and Kenny, I.C.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000612

2013

Is outcome related to movement variability in golf?
Tucker, CB,Anderson, R,Kenny, IC
Sports Biomechanics DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2013.784350

2013

Current golf performance literature and application to training
Sato, K., Kenny, I.C. and Dale, B.R.
Journal of Trainology

2013

Is outcome related to movement variability in golf?
Tucker, C. B.; Anderson, R.; Kenny, I.C.
Sports Biomechanics DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2013.784350

2012

Anterior knee pain in competitive cyclists
Kennedy, T., Rowan, F., Condon, F., Kenny, I., Anderson, R. and Dunne, C.
Irish journal of medical science

2012

VALIDATION OF AN ELECTRONIC JUMP MAT TO ASSESS STRETCH-SHORTENING CYCLE FUNCTION
Kenny, IC,Caireallain, AO,Comyns, TM
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318234ebb8

2011

A method to quantify movement variability of highly skilled golfers performing driver swings
Tucker, CB; Anderson, R; Kenny IC
Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences

2009
2008

Influence of shaft length on golf driving performance
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Otto, SR
Sports Biomechanics DOI: 10.1080/14763140802233249

2008

Segmental sequencing of kinetic energy in a computer simulated golf swing
Kenny, IC; McCloy, AJ; Wallace, ES
Sports Engineering

2006

Validation of a full-body computer simulation of the golf driver for clubs of differing length
Kenny, IC; Wallace, ES; Brown, D; Otto, SR
The Engineering Of Sport

2005

Determinants of success in the olympic decathlon: some statistical evidence
Kenny, IC; Sprevak, D; Sharp, CNC; Boreham, CAG
Journal Of Quantitative Analysis In Sports

Published Report