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Dr Ryan Timmins Name: Dr Ryan Timmins
Senior Lecturer
Phone
+613 9953 3772
Fax
+613 9953 3095
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (VIC)
Location
Melbourne
Building 403 - The Daniel Mannix Building (8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 1-Room 403.1.06
Biographical Information

Ryan Timmins is a Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) as well part of the High Performance team at the Melbourne Victory Football Club. Prior to moving to Melbourne, Ryan held various roles with the Queensland Academy of Sport Mens Football Program, Brisbane Strikers and Brisbane Roar. During his now 10 years in elite sport, Ryan has been mainly working on athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as facets of strength and conditioning. Ryan completed his PhD at the Australian Catholic University in 2016, focussing on factors which are associated with an increased likelihood of injury and potential interventions to mitigate these risks. Ryan is also a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. Ryan continues to undertake research within injury prevention and rehabilitation, with a focus now being on programs which can be implemented in elite sporting environments.

Publications
Duhig, S.J., Bourne, M.N., Buhmann, R.L., Williams, M.D., Minett, G.M., Roberts, L.A., Timmins, R.G., Sims, C.K.E., Shield, A.J.
Effect of concentric and eccentric hamstring training on sprint recovery, strength and muscle architecture in inexperienced athletes
(2019) Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22 (7), pp. 769-774. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85061354315&doi=10.1016%2fj.jsams.2019.01.010&partnerID=40&md5=eda6cfadabaf227b2163a214ffbdab4c

Pollard, C.W., Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Bourne, M.N., Timmins, R.G.
Razor hamstring curl and Nordic hamstring exercise architectural adaptations: Impact of exercise selection and intensity
(2019) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 29 (5), pp. 706-715. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85061048479&doi=10.1111%2fsms.13381&partnerID=40&md5=f33ee738ba9bb563b552d4c806e37a66

Messer, D.J., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Bourne, M.N.
Hamstring muscle activation and morphology are significantly altered 1&ndash6 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus graft
(2019) Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, . 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85064957057&doi=10.1007%2fs00167-019-05374-w&partnerID=40&md5=796fdf9c326f97978e07fafe24d0b65c

O'Brien, M., Bourne, M., Heerey, J., Timmins, R.G., Pizzari, T.
A novel device to assess hip strength: Concurrent validity and normative values in male athletes
(2019) Physical Therapy in Sport, 35, pp. 63-68. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85057168255&doi=10.1016%2fj.ptsp.2018.11.006&partnerID=40&md5=426b41541b211be31faa1a5093a5b0fa

Ruddy, J.D., Pietsch, S., Maniar, N., Cormack, S.J., Timmins, R.G., Williams, M.D., Carey, D.L., Opar, D.A.
Session availability as a result of prior injury impacts the risk of subsequent non-contact lower limb injury in elite male australian footballers
(2019) Frontiers in Physiology, 10 (JUN), art. no. 737, . 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85069454298&doi=10.3389%2ffphys.2019.00737&partnerID=40&md5=8b85d9cb1d78b802a721cc21d9e1c88e

Ruddy, J.D., Maniar, N., Williams, M.D., Duhig, S., Timmins, R.G., Hickey, J., Bourne, M.N., Opar, D.A.
Response
(2018) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50 (12), pp. 2615-2616. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85056533885&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000001728&partnerID=40&md5=130eb10055d50b13638b886e386cea49

Shamim, B., Devlin, B.L., Timmins, R.G., Tofari, P., Lee Dow, C., Coffey, V.G., Hawley, J.A., Camera, D.M.
Adaptations to Concurrent Training in Combination with High Protein Availability: A Comparative Trial in Healthy, Recreationally Active Men
(2018) Sports Medicine, 48 (12), pp. 2869-2883. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85055719239&doi=10.1007%2fs40279-018-0999-9&partnerID=40&md5=ce7f08f61f6d38b8eebaf15cc99b4e40

Bourne, M.N., Pope, D., Duhig, S.J., Timmins, R.G., Williams, M.D., Al Najjar, A., Kerr, G.K., Shield, A.J.
Infographic. Impact of the Nordic hamstring and hip extension exercises on hamstring architecture and morphology: Implications for injury prevention
(2018) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (23), pp. 1490-1491. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85049171566&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2017-098730&partnerID=40&md5=c4812c790134e4747b71cdcdb684c74a

Van Dyk, N., Van Der Made, A.D., Timmins, R.G., Opar, D.A., Tol, J.L.
There is strength in numbers for muscle injuries: It is time to establish an international collaborative registry
(2018) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (19), pp. 1228-1229. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85046370022&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2016-097318&partnerID=40&md5=ea628cb9a9eabb08f7b619a4275e7c89

Presland, J.D., Timmins, R.G., Bourne, M.N., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A.
The effect of Nordic hamstring exercise training volume on biceps femoris long head architectural adaptation
(2018) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28 (7), pp. 1775-1783. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85048554811&doi=10.1111%2fsms.13085&partnerID=40&md5=f405473658c5f5864e21fc74f02047ed

Ruddy, J.D., Pollard, C.W., Timmins, R.G., Williams, M.D., Shield, A.J., Opar, D.A.
Running exposure is associated with the risk of hamstring strain injury in elite Australian footballers
(2018) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (14), pp. 919-928. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85006022094&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2016-096777&partnerID=40&md5=e7169856349a1a469641c9172dddef1f

Ruddy, J.D., Shield, A.J., Maniar, N., Williams, M.D., Duhig, S., Timmins, R.G., Hickey, J., Bourne, M.N., Opar, D.A.
Predictive Modeling of Hamstring Strain Injuries in Elite Australian Footballers
(2018) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50 (5), pp. 906-914. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85045461146&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000001527&partnerID=40&md5=b0d094fbb4c68ef005351744c02df553

Hickey, J.T., Hickey, P.F., Maniar, N., Timmins, R.G., Williams, M.D., Pitcher, C.A., Opar, D.A.
A Novel Apparatus to Measure Knee Flexor Strength During Various Hamstring Exercises: A Reliability and Retrospective Injury Study
(2018) Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48 (2), pp. 72-79. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85041557428&doi=10.2519%2fjospt.2018.7634&partnerID=40&md5=8557241ed8ceebac55e43b158f7353c2

Bourne, M.N., Timmins, R.G., Opar, D.A., Pizzari, T., Ruddy, J.D., Sims, C., Williams, M.D., Shield, A.J.
An Evidence-Based Framework for Strengthening Exercises to Prevent Hamstring Injury
(2018) Sports Medicine, 48 (2), pp. 251-267. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85033365443&doi=10.1007%2fs40279-017-0796-x&partnerID=40&md5=5c7c739f77ecfe08901fc4d4da549e11

Timmins, R.G., Bourne, M.N., Hickey, J.T., Maniar, N., Tofari, P.J., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A.
Effect of prior injury on changes to biceps femoris architecture across an australian football league season
(2017) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (10), pp. 2102-2109. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85019674083&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000001333&partnerID=40&md5=87a33e4cbac5a912faf9365b26309ac6

Hickey, J.T., Timmins, R.G., Maniar, N., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A.
Criteria for Progressing Rehabilitation and Determining Return-to-Play Clearance Following Hamstring Strain Injury: A Systematic Review
(2017) Sports Medicine, 47 (7), pp. 1375-1387. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85007454334&doi=10.1007%2fs40279-016-0667-x&partnerID=40&md5=3a8e503bda16f7ae4ee87863419019fe

Timmins, R.
Biceps femoris architecture: The association with injury and response to training
(2017) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (6), pp. 547-548. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84998775192&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2016-097044&partnerID=40&md5=7fa512f0efe24dcb26dc02914f7ad699

Bourne, M.N., Duhig, S.J., Timmins, R.G., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A., Al Najjar, A., Kerr, G.K., Shield, A.J.
Impact of the Nordic hamstring and hip extension exercises on hamstring architecture and morphology: Implications for injury prevention
(2017) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (5), pp. 469-477. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85017507392&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2016-096130&partnerID=40&md5=e1ca482eb0152a6767f7952ad29daecd

Timmins, R.G., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Lorenzen, C., Opar, D.A.
Architectural adaptations of muscle to training and injury: A narrative review outlining the contributions by fascicle length, pennation angle and muscle thickness
(2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (23), pp. 1467-1472. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84962162210&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2015-094881&partnerID=40&md5=99efaf445f51376edb150063e146ee69

Rio, E., Timmins, R., Opar, D.
What do submarines have in common with diabetes?
(2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (16), pp. 955-956. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84981329855&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2016-096646&partnerID=40&md5=e07ef7eb71c2ba2d7eff8eaecd6d67e3

Maniar, N., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Opar, D.A.
Hamstring strength and flexibility after hamstring strain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis
(2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (15), pp. 909-920. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84964637851&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2015-095311&partnerID=40&md5=6940b8b0ff416dcfe9547d42459f1972

Timmins, R.G., Bourne, M.N., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Lorenzen, C., Opar, D.A.
Biceps Femoris Architecture and Strength in Athletes with a Previous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
(2016) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (3), pp. 337-345. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84958926965&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000000783&partnerID=40&md5=5641f0d9b23ce10f7cd9c3197e6ed7fd

Timmins, R.G., Ruddy, J.D., Presland, J., Maniar, N., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A.
Architectural Changes of the Biceps Femoris Long Head after Concentric or Eccentric Training
(2016) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (3), pp. 499-508. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84958931909&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000000795&partnerID=40&md5=25a1086059a5b69b2739769d51137d20

Timmins, R.G., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Opar, D.A.
Is There Evidence to Support the Use of the Angle of Peak Torque as a Marker of Hamstring Injury and Re-Injury Risk?
(2016) Sports Medicine, 46 (1), pp. 7-13. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84952718065&doi=10.1007%2fs40279-015-0378-8&partnerID=40&md5=1400a221dd0529e65fba283182f2adad

Timmins, R.G., Bourne, M.N., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Lorenzen, C., Opar, D.A.
Short biceps femoris fascicles and eccentric knee flexor weakness increase the risk of hamstring injury in elite football (soccer): A prospective cohort study
(2016) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (24), pp. 1524-1535. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84999041240&doi=10.1136%2fbjsports-2015-095362&partnerID=40&md5=2d8ff604b894049e423de4a6298cd680

Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Hickey, J., Duhig, S.J., Shield, A.J.
Eccentric hamstring strength and hamstring injury risk in Australian footballers
(2015) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 (4), pp. 857-865. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84925626740&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000000465&partnerID=40&md5=f489f1f2b7609bf7b56a03c6dd22a81d

Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Hickey, J., Duhig, S.J., Shield, A.J.
The effect of previous hamstring strain injuries on the change in eccentric hamstring strength during preseason training in elite Australian footballers
(2015) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43 (2), pp. 377-384. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84964299996&doi=10.1177%2f0363546514556638&partnerID=40&md5=9a518b5bc03abb28d331d54a2fd2ef90

Timmins, R.G., Shield, A.J., Williams, M.D., Lorenzen, C., Opar, D.A.
Biceps femoris long head architecture: A reliability and retrospective injury study
(2015) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 (5), pp. 905-913. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84928129052&doi=10.1249%2fMSS.0000000000000507&partnerID=40&md5=601a00d77adae18893b905e83c264687

Timmins, R.G., Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Schache, A.G., Dear, N.M., Shield, A.J.
Reduced biceps femoris myoelectrical activity influences eccentric knee flexor weakness after repeat sprint running
(2014) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 24 (4), pp. e299-e305. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84904417278&doi=10.1111%2fsms.12171&partnerID=40&md5=8402edf3481a1df26eb3dd776d1c3212

Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Dear, N.M., Shield, A.J.
Knee flexor strength and bicep femoris electromyographical activity is lower in previously strained hamstrings
(2013) Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23 (3), pp. 696-703. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84876998176&doi=10.1016%2fj.jelekin.2012.11.004&partnerID=40&md5=51fc266f00c43b411bd810c5a5ce7e0a

Opar, D.A., Williams, M.D., Timmins, R.G., Dear, N.M., Shield, A.J.
Rate of torque and electromyographic development during anticipated eccentric contraction is lower in previously strained hamstrings
(2013) American Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 (1), pp. 116-125. 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84879285080&doi=10.1177%2f0363546512462809&partnerID=40&md5=dfc00165ceeb8bf1c4627383ab5eaa75
Research

Sports Medicine Australia Conference - Gold Coast, 2015

  • Asics Medal (Best of Conference)
  • Best New Investigator - Exercise and Sports Science
  • International Travel Award - Best New Investigator Overall

Sports Medicine Australia Conference - Sydney, 2012

  • Best Paper - Exercise and Sports Science

 

ACU Faculty of Health Research Project Grant

Title: The effect of flywheel resistance training on hamstring strength and structural adaptations

Applicants: Ryan Timmins

2016-2017: $24,953

 

Qatar National Research Fund

Title: The adaptability of hamstring muscle architecture and implications for strain injury

Applicants: Rodney Whiteley, Emad Al Musa, Ryan Timmins and David Opar

2016-2019: $913,034.03

Experience

National Course Coordinator: Bachelor of High Performance Sport (2019 to Current)

Lecturer in Charge: Master of High Performance Sports Major Project Unit (2016 to Current)

Lecturer in Charge and National Team Leader (Anatomy) - ACU Melbourne (2013 to Current):

  • Also Lecturer for Functional Anatomy
  • Tutor in Resistance Training subjects

Associate Lecturer - Queensland University of Technology (2012 to 2013):

  • Lecturer and unit coordinator for Exercise Physiology
Professional Memberships

Exercise and Sports Science Australia:

  • Professional Standards Advisory Council (2014 to Current)
  • Ethics and Disciplinary Council (2014 to Current)
  • Course Accreditation Committee (2017 to Current)
  • Sports Science Advisory Group (2012 to 2014)

Australian Catholic University:

  • Faculty of Health Board (2016 to Current)
  • Faculty of Health Research and Research Training Standing Committee (2014 to 2015)

Sports Medicine Australia:

  • Level 1 Sports Trainer and Member (Current)

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association:

  • Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Member (Current)

American College of Sports Medicine:

  • Member (Current)

International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology:

  • Member (Current)
 

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