Dr Chelsea Starbuck
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Chelsea joined the University as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in April 2016. Chelsea is currently based at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). Chelsea’s role at the MIHP includes developing biomechanical assessments for elite athletes as well as contributing to a number of research projects. Chelsea’s research includes lower body biomechanics during sport specific movements, shoe-surface interactions and biomechanical factors associated with ankle and knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis. Chelsea’s PhD was a collaborative project with the International Tennis Federation working with existing projects to understanding players’ perceptions and biomechanical response to tennis surfaces to provide recommendations and validations for the development of mechanical tests to better characterise tennis surfaces. Chelsea previously lectured at the University of St Mark and St John on a range of degree programmes including Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Therapy, Physical Education (BEd) and Strength and Conditioning.
Chelsea’s research includes lower body biomechanics during sport specific movements, shoe-surface interactions and biomechanical factors associated with ankle and knee injuries and the development of knee osteoarthritis.
Qualifications and Memberships
2015: PG Cert. Professional Development: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: University of St Mark and St John
2015: PhD. Sport and Health Sciences: University of Exeter
2010: MSc. Sport and Exercise Medicine: University of Exeter
2009: BSc. (Hons) Exercise and Sports Science: University of Exeter
Refereed Journal Articles
Abdeen, R., Comfort, P., Starbuck, C., Nester, C. (In Press) Ultrasound characteristics of foot and ankle structures in healthy, coper, and chronically unstable ankle. Clinical Biomechanics.
Starbuck, C., Reay, J., Silk, E., Baker, R., Roberts, M., Hendriksz, C. & Jones, R. (Under Review) Do patients diagnosed with Pompe disease walk differently? Clinical Biomechanics.
Starbuck, C., Damm, L., Clarke, J., Carré, M., Capel-Davies, J., Miller, S., Stiles, V. & Dixon, S. (2015) The influence of tennis court surfaces on player perceptions and biomechanical response. Journal of Sports Sciences. Vol. 34, No. 17: 1627–1636
Starbuck, C., Stiles, V., Urà, D., Carré, M. & Dixon, S. (2016) Biomechanical responses to changes in friction on a clay court surface. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: 8–12
Ura, D., Carré, M.J., Starbuck, C. & Dixon, S.J. (2014) Effect of Varying the Volume Infill Sand on Synthetic Clay Surfaces in Terms of the Shoe-surface Friction. Procedia Engineering. Vol. 72: 877–882.
Damm, L., Starbuck, C., Stocker, N., Clarke, J., Carré, M. & Dixon, S. (2014) Shoe-surface friction in tennis: influence on plantar pressure and implications for injury. Footwear Science. Vol. 6, No. 3: 155–164.
Starbuck, C. & Eston, R.G. (2011) Exercise-induced muscle damage and the repeated bout effect: evidence for cross transfer. European Journal of Applied Physiology. Vol. 112: 1005–13.
Starbuck, C., Price, C., Smith, L.C. and Jones, R., (2017) The influence of an off the shelf lateral wedge orthotic on knee loading during running. Footwear Science, pp.S37-S38.
Westwood, C., Layden, J., Rowley, N. & Starbuck, C. (2016) Acute effects of high intensity resistance training upon biomechanical parameters associated with club head velocity. World Scientific Congress of Golf.
Starbuck, C., Stiles, V., Ura, D., Carre, M. & Dixon, S. (2015) Unexpected changes in friction on clay court surfaces are associated with ankle. 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, 12 July 2015 to 16 July 2015.
Starbuck, C., Dixon, S., Stiles, V., Ura, D. & Carré, M. (2014) The influence of changes in friction during turning on clay court surfaces . BASES. St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent: Journal of Sports Sciences.
Martin, S., Starbuck, C. & Coyle, M. (2014) The relationship between heart rate and positioning in professional speedway riders. BASES. St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent: Journal of Sports Sciences.
Dixon, S.J., Damm, L., Starbuck, C., Clarke, J. & Carré, M. (2014) Understanding player response to changes in shoe-surface friction during tennis-specific movements. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, USA.
Starbuck, C., Damm, L., Capel-Davies, J., Clarke, J., Carre, M., Stiles, V., Miller, S. & Dixon, S. (2013) Examining player perceptions and human response to tennis surfaces and the influence of prior clay court experiences. International Society of Biomechanics XXIV Congress. Natal, Brazil.
Starbuck, C., Damm, L., Stiles, V., Capel-Davies, J., Clarke, J., Carre, M., Miller, S. & Dixon, S. (2013) The influence of previous experience on clay on player response to tennis surfaces during a running forehand. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group. University of Wolverhampton.
Damm, L., Starbuck, C., Stocker, N., Clarke, J., Carré, M. & Dixon, S. (2012) Plantar pressure depends on the playing surface in tennis. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group. University of Ulster.
Starbuck, C., Stiles, V., Miller, S. & Dixon, S. (2011) Player perceptions of tennis surfaces. BASES Biomechanics Interest Group. University of Chichester.