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Dr Robert Mann

Dr Robert Mann

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Baring Court 

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Rob is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assocaite in the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre. This role is split across the following projects:

  1. Lead researcher (Trial Manager) for a feasibility randomised controlled trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The project title is as follows: Feasibility randomised controlled trial of digital physical activity promotion for young people with Cystic Fibrosis.  
  2. Lead researcher on two related projects funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account Awards. These projects are aimed at supporting current and future athletes enrolled on England Athletics’ Youth Talent Programme

Rob successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2021. His PhD studentship was funded by the ESRC (1+3) and was focused on the health and wellbeing of competitive adolescent distance runners. This thesis included topics related to monitoring training load, injury and illness epidemiology, and psychosocial responses to injury. Rob's PhD supervisors were Associate Prof. Alan Barker (University of Exeter), Prof. Craig Williams (University of Exeter), and Dr. Bryan Clift (University of Bath).     

During his PhD studentship, Rob benefited from being able to undertake an overseas institutional visit to the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (Norway) and a Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Before commencing his PhD studies, Rob completed an MRes in Health and Wellbeing (University of Exeter) and a BA in Sport and Social Science (University of Bath).    

Qualifications

PhD Health and Wellbeing, University of Exeter (2021)

MRes Health and Wellbeing, University of Exeter (2016)

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science, University of Bath (2015)

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Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Mann R, McKay C, Clift B, Anthony C, Barker A (In Press). Training Practices and Injuries in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.  Abstract.
Mann RH, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (In Press). Training Practices and Injuries in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.  Abstract.
Mann RH, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (2021). Injuries and Training Practices in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3 Abstract.  Full text.
Mann RH, Clarsen BM, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (2021). Prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a 6-month prospective cohort study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 39(12), 1366-1375. Full text.
Mann R, Barker A, Williams C, Clift B (2020). 307 the prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a prospective study in England. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(Suppl 1).
Bekker S, Bolling C, H Ahmed O, Badenhorst M, Carmichael J, Fagher K, Hägglund M, Jacobsson J, John JM, Litzy K, et al (2020). Athlete health protection: Why qualitative research matters. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(10), 898-901. Full text.
Mann RH, Clift BC, Boykoff J, Bekker S (2020). Athletes as community; Athletes in community: Covid-19, sporting mega-events and athlete health protection. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(18), 1071-1072. Full text.
Mann RH, Williams CA, Clift BC, Barker AR (2019). The Validation of Session Rating of Perceived Exertion for Quantifying Internal Training Load in Adolescent Distance Runners. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 14(3), 354-359. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Chapters

Mann RH, Clift BC (2021). Stammering in academia: Voice in the management of self and others. In Brown N (Ed) Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education, Policy Press, 111-126.

Conferences

Mann R, Clarsen B, McKay C, Clift B, Williams C, Barker A (2021). 304 Prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a 6-month prospective cohort study. Poster Presentations.
Mann R, McKay C, Barker A, Williams C, Clift B (2021). 469 Running-related injury in competitive adolescent distance runners: a qualitative study of psychosocial responses. Poster Presentations.

Publications by year


In Press

Mann R, McKay C, Clift B, Anthony C, Barker A (In Press). Training Practices and Injuries in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.  Abstract.
Mann RH, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (In Press). Training Practices and Injuries in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.  Abstract.

2021

Mann R, Clarsen B, McKay C, Clift B, Williams C, Barker A (2021). 304 Prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a 6-month prospective cohort study. Poster Presentations.
Mann R, McKay C, Barker A, Williams C, Clift B (2021). 469 Running-related injury in competitive adolescent distance runners: a qualitative study of psychosocial responses. Poster Presentations.
Mann RH, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (2021). Injuries and Training Practices in Competitive Adolescent Distance Runners: a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3 Abstract.  Full text.
Mann RH, Clarsen BM, McKay CD, Clift BC, Williams CA, Barker AR (2021). Prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a 6-month prospective cohort study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 39(12), 1366-1375. Full text.
Mann RH, Clift BC (2021). Stammering in academia: Voice in the management of self and others. In Brown N (Ed) Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education, Policy Press, 111-126.

2020

Mann R, Barker A, Williams C, Clift B (2020). 307 the prevalence and burden of health problems in competitive adolescent distance runners: a prospective study in England. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(Suppl 1).
Bekker S, Bolling C, H Ahmed O, Badenhorst M, Carmichael J, Fagher K, Hägglund M, Jacobsson J, John JM, Litzy K, et al (2020). Athlete health protection: Why qualitative research matters. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(10), 898-901. Full text.
Mann RH, Clift BC, Boykoff J, Bekker S (2020). Athletes as community; Athletes in community: Covid-19, sporting mega-events and athlete health protection. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(18), 1071-1072. Full text.

2019

Mann RH, Williams CA, Clift BC, Barker AR (2019). The Validation of Session Rating of Perceived Exertion for Quantifying Internal Training Load in Adolescent Distance Runners. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 14(3), 354-359. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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