Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Kerry Mann

Dr Kerry Mann

PhD AES ESSAM

Dr Kerry Mann is a Lecturer with the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at Charles Sturt University and Accredited Exercise Scientist. Her primary research focus in the field of biomechanics, movement screening and injury prevention in pre-elite youth athletes. Her doctoral thesis was titled titled "Lumbopelvic Instability: The Primary Cause of Lower Limb Injuries in Pre-Elite Youth Athletes?". Dr Mann completed her Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) and Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) at Charles Sturt University, graduating with distinction and Class 1 Honours respectively. Dr Mann has completed injury prevention and movement screening with organisations including Western Region Academy of Sport, Hunter Academy of Sport, Far West Academy of Sport, Greater Western Sydney Academy of Sport and Western Sydney Health & Rehabilitation Services.

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Dr Mann's current research topic is Injury Prevention through Prediction. This research examines the practical application of biomechanics in movement screening for use in injury prevention. Specifically the role the lumbopelvic region plays in the incidence of injury and whether injury prevention training programs can reduce an athlete's risk of injury, thereby reducing the injury rates among pre elite youth athletes.

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Dr Mann's primary teaching area is in the sub-disciplines of:

  • Biomechanics
  • Functional Anatomy

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  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Member
  • Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Member
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Member
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ANZSB) Member
  • International Society of Biomechanics in (ISBS) Member

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  • Mann, Kerry J.; Edwards, Suzi; O'Dwyer, Nicholas; and Bruton, Michaela Rose (2018) "Can we alter youth athlete’s landing strategy in a stop-jump movement?," ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36 .
  • Mann, K. J., Edwards, S., Drinkwater, E. J., & Bird, S. P. (2013). A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45(3), 527-533.
  • Mann, K.J., Edwards, S., Drinkwater, E., & Bird, S.P. (2017). ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia, October 25th-28th.
  • Mann, K.J., Edwards, S., Drinkwater, E., & Bird, S.P. (2012). National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, Sydney, Australia, October 31- November 3.
  • Mann, K.J., Edwards, S., Drinkwater, E., & Bird, S.P. (2012). A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing patellar tendinopathy. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Melbourne, Australia, July 2-6.
  • Mann, K.J., Edwards, S., Drinkwater, E., & Bird, S.P. (2011). A lower limb assessment tool for athletes at risk of developing knee injury. A work in progress. 8th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Canberra, Australia, November 28-29.
  • Burden, K., Kertesz, A., Trifogli, S., McNulty, C. & Mann, K.J. (2011). Injury prevention through movement screening: Past, present, and future. 3rd Coach the Coach Regional Sporting Conference, Bathurst, Australia, September 23-25.

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