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Dr Matt Sweeney Name: Dr Matt Sweeney
Lecturer (Exercise Science)
Phone
+617 3623 7658
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (QLD)
Location
Brisbane
Building 211 (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 1-Room 211.1.05
Biographical Information

Matthew has been at ACU since 2010 and is a course coordinator and within the School of Exercise Science.  As well as perusing his discipline specific research, Matthew has developed a strong record of innovation in pedagogy and student engagement.  Some of the successful learning and teaching projects Matthew has helped to lead include, embedding English language skills in discipline specific courses, bridging math skills for science courses, and better use of elaborated feedback in tertiary education. 

Matthew has worked successfully with colleagues from across the University on several projects and committees including the University&rsquos Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning (InTEL) group. He has also been part of a numerous course and curriculum developments in exercise science as well as working with industry in his roles as course and practicum coordinators.   

Publications

Journal Articles

Sweeney, M., Mills, P., Alderson, J., Elliott, B. (2013) The influence of club-head kinematics on ball flight in the golf drive. Sports Biomechanics. 12(3), 247-258.

Sweeney, M., Reid, M., Elliott, B. (2012) Lower limb and trunk function in the high performance tennis serve. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sport Science. 9(1), 13-20.

Sweeney, M., Mills, P., Alderson, J., Elliott, B. (2012) Wrist kinematics during the golf swing: is flexion or ulnar deviation more important? International Journal of Golf Science. 1(Suppl. 1).

Sweeney, M., Mills, P., Alderson, J., Elliott, B. (2011) The importance of wrist flexion and X-factor in the golf swing: a forward kinematic approach. Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, 2(Suppl. 2), 945-948.

 

Conference Publications

Sweeney, M., Mills, P., Alderson, J., Elliott, B. (2012) Wrist kinematics during the golf drive from a bilaterally anatomical perspective. Proceedings of the XXX International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport, Melbourne, Australia.

Gray, E., Sweeney, M., Creaby, M., Smith. (2012) Gait retraining using visual and verbal feedback in runners. Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport, 262-263. Melbourne, Australia.

Sweeney, M. (2010) Golf Swing Biomechanics: What does the research really tell us?  Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian PGA summit, Gold Coast, Australia.

Sweeney, M., Alderson, J., Mills, P., Elliott, B. (2009) Golf drive launch angle and velocity: 3D Analysis versus a commercial launch monitor.Proceedings of the XXVII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport, Limerick, Ireland.

Sweeney, M., Alderson, J., Mills, P., Elliott, B. (2009) Timing of peak clubhead velocity in the golf drive without the effect of impact.Proceedings of the VII Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Smith, N., Alderson, J., Sweeney, M., and Elliott, B. (2008). The power flow through the swinging limb during an instep kick in soccer. Proceedings of the XXVI International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport, 541. Seoul, Korea.

Professional Memberships
  • International Society of Biomechanics in Sport
  • World Scientific Congress of Golf
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics
 

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