Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT)


Sharon Dixon, Ph.D.


Full Articles in Refereed Journals

Dixon, S.J. and Kerwin, D.G. (1998). The influence of heel lift manipulation on Achilles tendon forces in running. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 14, 374-389.

Dixon, S.J. and Kerwin, D.G. (1999). The influence of heel lift manipulation on sagittal plane joint angles in running. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 15, 139-151.

Dixon, S.J., Batt, M.E. and Collop, A.C. (1999). Artificial playing surfaces: A review of medical, engineering and biomechanical aspects. International Journal of Sports Medicine 20, 209-218.

Windle, C.M., Gregory, S.M. and Dixon, 5.1. (1999). The shock attenuation characteristics of four different insoles when worn with a military boot during running and marching. Gait and Posture 9, 31-37.

Dixon, S.J., Collop, A.C. and Batt, M.E. (2000). The influence of surface shock absorption on ground reaction forces and kinematics in running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 32, 1919-1926.

Dixon, S.J. and Kerwin, D.G. (2002).  Variations in Achilles tendon loading with heel lift intervention in heel-toe runners.  Journal of Applied Biomechanics 18,

House CM, Waterworth C, Allsopp AJ, Dixon SJ. (2002). The influence of simulated wear upon the ability of insoles to reduce peak pressures during running when wearing military boots, Gait and Posture 16, 297-303.

Dixon, S.J., Waterworth, C., Smith, C.V. and House, C.M. (2003). Biomechanical Analysis of Running in Military Boots with New and Degraded Insoles. Med Sci Sports and Exerc 35, 472-479.

Dixon, S.J. and Stiles, V.H. (2003). Shoe-surface interaction in tennis. Sports Engineering 6(1), 1-10.

Wood, L.E., Dixon, S., Grant, C. and Armstrong, N.   (2004). Elbow Flexion and Extension Strength Relative to Body or Muscle Size in Children.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 36, 1977-1984.

House, C.M., Dixon, S.J. and Allsopp, A. (2004).  User trial and insulation tests to determine whether shock-absorbing insoles are suitable for use by military recruits during training.  Military Medicine 169, 741-746.

Dixon, S.J. (2005).  Diagnostic assessment of preparedness of level one sports science students for biomechanics modules.  International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology 36, 49-64.

Dixon, S.J., Collop, A.C. and Batt, M.E. (2005).  Compensatory adjustments in lower extremity kinematics in response to a reduced cushioning of the impact interface in heel-toe running.  Sports Engineering 8, 47-56.


Examples of Recent Conference Presentations:

Dixon, S.J., House, C.M and Waterworth, C. (2001). The influence of controlled degradation on the ability of shock-absorbing insoles to reduce heel impacts during running in military boots. 5th Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, Zurich.

Dixon, S.J. and Stiles, V.H. (2001). Shoe surface interaction when running on tennis surfaces. European College of Sport Sciences, Cologne.

Dixon, S.J. and Turrell, J. (2001). Relationship between rearfoot movement and medial forces during barefoot running. BASES Annual Conference, Newport.

Dixon, S.J. and Stiles, V.H. (2002).  Impact loading and Achilles tendon strain using viscoelastic heel inserts.  Proceedings of the IV World Congress of Biomechanics, Calgary, August 2002.

Dixon, S.J. and Warren, S.  (2003). Potential of a commercially available orthotic device to influence lower extremity biomechanics when placed in military boots. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, Queenstown, NZ.

Stiles, V.H. and Dixon, S.J. (2003). Proceedings of the International Society of Biomechanics Congress, Dunedin, NZ.

Creaby, M.W. and Dixon, S.J. (2003).  Biomechanical variables associated with lower limb stress fractures.  Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Biomechanics of Lower Limb in Health, Disease and Rehabilitation.  Salford, UK.

Dixon, S.J. (2004).  Variation in joint flexion range of motion during 12 weeks of marathon training. Proceedings of BASES Conference, Liverpool, UK (research prize).

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