Dr Gemma Robinson

 

​Lecturer (Performance Anal​​​ysis)

Telephone number: 029 2020 5657
Email address: grobinson@cardiffmet.ac.uk​

I am a lecturer in Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport. She joined the team in 2014 following a four year tenure at the University of South Wales.  I completed my PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012. I am an emerging researcher in the field of Performance Analysis. Contributing to both areas of Performance Analysis and Biomechanics.​

Research / Publications

The interest and focus of my study has predominantly been within the field of Performance Analysis, specifically relating to the analysis of technique using methods of Notational Analysis and Biomechanics. My research to date has centred upon the development of a new classification system for the identification of injury risk movements, from automatically captured time- motion data. My aim is to develop upon this body of work and to further investigate the prevention of injury using biomechanical techniques.

Academic journal articles
Robinson, G., Exell, T. and Irwin, G. (under review) Asymmetry analysis of the arm segments during forward handspring on floor. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Bremner, S., Robinson, G. & Williams, M.D. (2013). A retrospective evaluation of team performance indicators In Rugby Union. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 13, 461-473.

Robinson, G. and O’Donoghue, P. (2007) A weighted kappa statistic for reliability testing in performance analysis of sport. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 7(1), 12-19.

Robinson, G. and O’Donoghue, P. (2008), A movement classification for the investigation of agility demands and injury risk in sport. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e, 8(1), 116-133.

O’Donoghue, P. and Robinson, G. (2009) Validity of the ProZone® Player Tracking System: A Preliminary Report. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 8(1).

Robinson, G., O’Donoghue, P. and Wooster, B. (2011) Path changes in the movement of English Premier League soccer players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical fitness, 51, 220- 6.

Robinson, G., O’ Donoghue, P. and Nielson, P. (2011) Turning and injury risk in professional soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport-e. 11(1), 40-56.

Book contributions
O’ Donoghue, P. and Robinson, G. (2009) Chapter 21 Movement analysis. In M. Hughes, I. Franks, H. Dancs, G. Sporis, eds. A Handbook of Performance Analysis of Soccer. Cardiff, UK: Data2Win.pp.

O’ Donoghue, P. and Robinson, G. (2009) Chapter Time- motion analysis of soccer. In: Croatian Football Association Handbook.

International conference abstracts
Robinson, G. and O’ Donoghue, P. (2008) Identifying Speed, Agility and Quickness indicators and assessing injury risk in elite soccer competition using 2 separate apporoaches. In: Proceedings of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VIII. Magdeberg, Germany. pp.106
Robinson, G. and O’ Donoghue, P. (2008) Movement in World class tennis on clay and grass courts: a case study. In: Proceedings of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of SportVIII. Magdeberg, Germany. pp.203

Darnell, E., Robinson, G and O’Donoghue, P. (2008) Identifying injury risk in netball competition. In: Proceedings of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VIII. Magdeberg, Germany. pp.151

Robinson, G. and O’Donoghue, P. (2009) Interactive video analysis of movement associated with injury risk in soccer. In: Proceedings of the IIIrd International Workshop of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS). Lincoln, UK.pp.12

National conference abstracts
Robinson, G. and O’Donoghue, P. (2009) Automatic identification of path changes performed in elite soccer. In: Proceedings of VIth All Wales Sport, Exercise Science and Medicine Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. pp. 28

Robinson, G. and O’Donoghue, P. (2009) A movement analysis technique for the identification of agility requirements and injury risk in elite soccer competition. In: Proceedings of VIth All Wales Sport, Exercise Science and Medicine Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. pp. 28- 29.

Contributions to presentations
Redwood- Brown, A., O’Donoghue, P. and Robinson, G. (2009) The interaction effect of positional role and scoreline on work- rate in FA Premier League soccer. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS). Lincoln, UK. Keynote address.

Teaching and Supervision

I currently deliver on modules in the area of performance analysis and research methods at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I am also the module leader for Analysis of Technique, a Performance Analysis M.Sc. programme module.

Postgraduate Research Supervision: Doctor of Philosophy

Emily Brown. Thesis Title: Temporal aspects of performance and decision making in Judo. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Director of Studies, Dr Peter O’Donoghue. Expected completion 2017. First supervisor

Qualifications and Awards

B.Sc. Sport & Exercise Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University
M.Sc. Performance Analysis, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Ph.D. Performance Analysis, Cardiff Metropolitan University

External Links

I am linked with Tennis Australia through research and professional practice.

Sport / Coaching Profile

Athletics West Wales Representative (1995-1999)
Hockey West Wales Representative (1995-1999)​
Tennis West Wales Representative (1995-1999