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Journal Articles

Kuo, J-Y, Chen, C-H, Roberts, J, Chang, D (2020) Evaluation of the user emotional experience on bicycle saddle designs via a multi-sensory approach, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 80, 103039, ISSN: 0169-8141. DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2020.103039.

Sumner, J, Roberts, J, Mears, A (2020) Just noticeable differences in the length of golf irons, Proceedings, 49(1), 147, DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2020049147.

Luckemann, P-P, Forrester, S, Mears, A, Shepherd, J, Roberts, J (2020) Assessment of measurement uncertainty in optical marker tracking of high-speed motion, 49(1), ISSN: 2504-3900. DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2020049072.

Turner, J, Forrester, S, Mears, A, Roberts, J (2020) The effect of golf club moment of inertia on clubhead delivery and golfer kinematics, 49(1), ISSN: 2504-3900. DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2020049096.

Turner, J, Forrester, S, Mears, A, Roberts, J (2020) The influence of tracking marker locations on three-dimensional wrist kinematics, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(10), pp.985-990, ISSN: 1440-2440. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.03.011.

Turner, J, Forrester, S, Mears, A, Roberts, J (2020) Reliability of repeat golf club testing sessions with modified club moment of inertia, Sports Engineering, 23(1), 8, ISSN: 1369-7072. DOI: 10.1007/s12283-020-0320-7.

Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Mears, A, Harland, A (2019) Elite players’ perceptions of football playing surfaces: A qualitative study, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 91(2), pp.239-251, ISSN: 0270-1367. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1660757.

Blenkinsopp, R, Roberts, J, Harland, A, Sherratt, P, Smith, P, Lucas, T (2019) A method for calibrating a digital image correlation system for full-field strain measurements during large deformations, Applied Sciences, 9(14), 2828, DOI: 10.3390/app9142828.

Mears, A, Roberts, J, Forrester, S (2018) Matching golfers’ movement patterns during a golf swing, Applied Sciences, DOI: 10.3390/app8122452.

Mears, A, Osei-Owusu, P, Harland, A, Owen, A, Roberts, J (2018) Perceived links between playing surfaces and injury: A worldwide study of elite association football players, Sports Medicine - Open, 4(40), ISSN: 2198-9761. DOI: 10.1186/s40798-018-0155-y.

Leach, RJ, Forrester, SE, Mears, AC, Roberts, JR (2017) How valid and accurate are measurements of golf impact parameters obtained using commercially available radar and stereoscopic optical launch monitors?, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 112, pp.125-136, ISSN: 0263-2241. DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.08.009.

Smith, AC, Roberts, JR, Kong, PW, Forrester, SE (2016) Comparison of centre of gravity and centre of pressure patterns in the golf swing, European Journal of Sport Science, pp.1-11, ISSN: 1746-1391. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1240238.

Owen, A, Smith, AC, Osei-Owusu, P, Harland, A, Roberts, JR (2016) Elite players’ perceptions of football playing surfaces: a mixed effects ordinal logistic regression model of players’ perceptions, Journal of Applied Statistics, pp.1-17, ISSN: 0266-4763. DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2016.1177500.

Mears, A, Roberts, J, Wallace, ES, Kong, PW, Forrester, S (2016) Comparison of two- and three-dimensional methods for analysis of trunk kinematic variables in the golf swing, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32(1), pp.23-31, ISSN: 1065-8483. DOI: 10.1123/jab.2015-0032.

Mears, A, Roberts, J, Wallace, ES, Kong, PW, Forrester, S (2015) Golf coaches' perceptions of key technical swing parameters compared to biomechanical literature, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING, 10(4), pp.739-755, ISSN: 1747-9541. DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.10.4.739.

Banwell, GH, Roberts, JR, Halkon, BJ, Rothberg, SJ, Mohr, S (2014) Understanding the Dynamic Behaviour of a Tennis Racket under Play Conditions, Experimental Mechanics, 54(4), pp.527-537, ISSN: 0014-4851. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-013-9803-9.

Hopper, LS, Wheeler, TJ, Webster, J, Allen, N, Roberts, J, Fleming, P (2014) Dancer perceptions of the force reduction of dance floors used by a professional touring ballet company, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 18(3), pp.121-130, DOI: 10.12678/1089-313X.18.3.121.

Kuo, JY, Chen, CH, Roberts, J (2013) A framework for understanding the emotional impacts in virtual sport training: In this work, a framework of a virtual sport training system is proposed based on relevant studies in motor skill learning, the formats of feedback and the emotions in virtual training to address the often overlooked emotional needs of athletes in such systems, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 8(4), pp.235-239, ISSN: 1745-2759. DOI: 10.1080/17452759.2013.862957.

Webster, J and Roberts, J (2011) Determining the effect of cricket leg guards on running performance, JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 29(7), pp.749-760, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2011.553962.

Webster, J and Roberts, JR (2009) Incorporating subjective end-user perceptions in the design process: A study of leg guard comfort in cricket, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 223(2), pp.49-62, ISSN: 1754-3371. DOI: 10.1243/17543371JSET31.

Barrass, DF, Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Hague, RJM, Dickens, PM (2008) The use of structured relationship modelling techniques as a tool to elicit customizable product features, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 222(C2), pp.247-255, ISSN: 0954-4062. DOI: 10.1243/09544062JMES761.

Komi, E, Roberts, JR, Rothberg, SJ (2008) Measurement and analysis of grip force during a golf shot, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 222(1), pp.23-35, ISSN: 1754-3371. DOI: 10.1243/17543371JSET9.

Harper, T, Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Carrott, AJ (2008) Development and Evaluation of New Control Algorithms for a Mechanical Golf Swing Device, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 222(16), pp.595-604, DOI: 10.1243/09596518JSCE425.

Komi, E, Roberts, JR, Rothberg, SJ (2007) Evaluation of thin, flexible sensors for time-resolved grip force measurement, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 221(12), pp.1678-1699, ISSN: 0954-4062. DOI: 10.1243/09544062JMES700.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Rothberg, SJ, Mansfield, NJ, Meyer, C (2006) Influence of sound and vibration from sports impacts on players' perceptions of equipment quality, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 220(4), pp.215-227, ISSN: 1464-4207. DOI: 10.1243/14644207JMDA86.

Barrass, D, Roberts, JR, Jones, R (2006) Assessment of the impact sound in golf putting, Journal of Sports Sciences, 24(5), pp.443-454, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/17461390500188728.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Mansfield, NJ, Rothberg, SJ (2005) Evaluation of impact sound on the 'feel' of a golf shot, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 287(4-5), pp.651-666, ISSN: 0022-460X. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2004.11.026.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Mansfield, NJ, Rothberg, SJ (2005) Evaluation of vibrotactile sensations in the 'feel' of a golf shot, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 285(1-2), pp.303-319, ISSN: 0022-460X. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2004.08.030.

Harper, TE, Roberts, JR, Jones, R (2005) Driver Swingweighting: A Worthwhile Process?, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 219(5), pp.385-393, ISSN: 0954-4054. DOI: 10.1243/095440505X32247.

Fleming, PR, Young, C, Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Dixon, N (2005) Human perceptions of artificial surfaces for field hockey, Sports Engineering, 8(3), pp.121-136, ISSN: 1369-7072.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Harwood, CG, Mitchell, SR, Rothberg, SJ (2001) Human Perceptions of Sports Equipment under Playing Conditions, Journal of Sports Sciences, 19(7), pp.485-497, ISSN: 0264-0414. DOI: 10.1080/026404101750238944.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Rothberg, SJ (2001) Measurement of Contact Time in Short Duration Sports Ball Impacts: An Experimental Method and Correlation with the Perceptions of Elite Golfers, Sports Engineering, 4, pp.191-203, ISSN: 1369-7072.



Conferences

Bauer, M, Mitchell, S, Elliott, N, Roberts, J (2020) Rapid sensory profiling of tennis rackets. In 13th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association; Proceedings 2020, Tokyo, Japan [Online]. DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2020049123.

Lee, J, Harland, A, Roberts, J (2020) Non-parametric shape optimization of a football boot bottom plate. In 13th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association; Proceedings 2020, Tokyo, Japan [Online]. DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2020049152.

Mears, A, Roberts, J, Turner, J, Forrester, S (2019) Influence of modified driver properties on golfer movement patterns. In ISB/ASB 2019, Calgary.

Kuo, JY, Chen, CH, Roberts, J (2017) The subjective impression of bicycle saddles in different contexts. In , Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, pp.303-310, ISBN: 9781614994398. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-779-5-303.

Thompsett, B, Harland, A, Roberts, J (2016) Investigating the Relationship between Physical Properties of a Football and Player Perceptions. In , Procedia Engineering, pp.519-525, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.231.

Kuo, JY, Chen, CH, Roberts, J (2016) An elicitation technique for customer emotional requirements based on multi-sensory user experience. In , Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, pp.1081-1090, ISBN: 9781614997023. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-703-0-1081.

Leach, R, Smith, A, Forrester, S, Roberts, J (2014) Stability of Pelvis and Thorax Kinematics During the Golf Swing. In Proceedings of the Biomechanics Interest Group of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, p.0.

Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Harland, A, Owen, A, Smith, A (2014) Elite Football Players’ Perceptions of Football Turf and Natural Grass Surface Properties. In , Procedia Engineering, pp.907-912, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.150.

Owen, AJ, Roberts, J, harland, A, osei-owusu, P, smith, A (2013) The Application of Statistical Modelling to Elite Players' Perceptions of Football Playing Surfaces. In Fourth International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mathematics in Sport (D. Goosens, F. Speiksma & P. A. Scarf eds.), Leven: MathSport International, 2013, Leuven, pp.233-243.

Smith, AC, Roberts, JR, Forrester, SE (2013) Using principle component analysis to investigate the effect of golfer kinematics on measures of performance. In The 4th International Conference on Mathematics in Sport, Leuven, Belgium, n/a.

Banwell, G, Roberts, JR, Mohr, S, Rothberg, SJ (2012) Identifying the modes excited in a tennis racket by a forehand drive. In , Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, pp.649-655, ISBN: 9781461424185. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-2419-2_64.

Smith, AC, Roberts, JR, Wallace, ES, Forrester, SE (2012) Professional golf coaches perceptions of posture: Implications for Future Golf Biomechanics Studies. In BASES Biomechanics Interest Group, 27th Easter Meeting, University of Ulster, Belfast, UK, pp.9-9.

Smith, A, Roberts, J, Wallace, E, Forrester, S (2012) Professional golf coaches’ perceptions of the key technical parameters in the golf swing. In , Procedia Engineering, pp.224-229, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.039.

Blenkinsopp, R, Harland, A, Price, D, Lucas, T, Roberts, J (2012) A Method to Measure Dynamic Dorsal Foot Surface Shape and Deformation During Linear Running Using Digital Image Correlation. In , ENGINEERING OF SPORT CONFERENCE 2012, pp.266-271, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.046.

Banwell, G, Mohr, S, Rothberg, S, Roberts, J (2012) Using experimental modal analysis to validate a finite element model of a tennis racket. In Drane, P and Sherwood, J (ed) 9th Conference of the International-Sports-Engineering-Association (ISEA), ENGINEERING OF SPORT CONFERENCE 2012, Univ Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, pp.688-693, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.117.

Ronkainen, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Webster, J, Harland, A, Roberts, J (2012) Elite player assessment of playing surfaces for football. In Drane, P and Sherwood, J (ed) 9th Conference of the International-Sports-Engineering-Association (ISEA), ENGINEERING OF SPORT CONFERENCE 2012, Univ Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, pp.837-842, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.143.

Smith, AC, Forrester, S, Roberts, JR (2011) A comparison of 2D vs. 3D X-Factor during the golf swing. In Proceedings of the Biomechanics Interest Group of the British Association of Sport and Excercise Sciences, University of Chichester, UK.

Smith, A, Forrester, S, Roberts, JR (2010) Repeatability of golf swing kinematics between-day and between-tester. In Proceedings of the Biomechanics Interest Group of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Bath, UK.

Roberts, JR, Harper, T, Jones, R (2010) Development of a golf robot for simulating individual golfer's swings. In Sabo, A, Kafka, P, Litzenberger, S, Sabo, C (ed) 8th Conference of the International-Sports-Engineering-Association (ISEA), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 8: ENGINEERING EMOTION - 8TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (ISEA), Vienna, AUSTRIA, pp.2643-2648, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.045.

Ellis, KL, Roberts, JR, Sanghera, J (2010) Development of a method for monitoring clubhead path and orientation through impact. In Sabo, A, Kafka, P, Litzenberger, S, Sabo, C (ed) 8th Conference of the International-Sports-Engineering-Association (ISEA), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 8: ENGINEERING EMOTION - 8TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (ISEA), Vienna, AUSTRIA, pp.2955-2960, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.094.

Webster, JM and Roberts, JR (2010) Comfort of Cricket Leg Guards: A Study of Strap Contact Pressure. In Sabo, A, Kafka, P, Litzenberger, S, Sabo, C (ed) 8th Conference of the International-Sports-Engineering-Association (ISEA), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 8: ENGINEERING EMOTION - 8TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (ISEA), Vienna, AUSTRIA, pp.3385-3390, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.162.

Komi, E, Roberts, JR, Rothberg, SJ (2008) High-speed video footage for enhanced evaluation of grip force signatures in golf. In Crews, D and Lutz, RE (ed) Science and Golf V: Proceedings of the 5th World Scientific Congress of Golf, Phoenix, Arizona, pp.60-66, ISBN: 978-0-9788734-1-7.

Webster, J, Roberts, J, Jones, R (2008) Development of a comfort model for cricket leg guards. In Estivalet, M and Brisson, P (ed) ISEA 2008 Conference on Engineering of Sport 7, ENGINEERING OF SPORT 7, VOL 1, Biarritz, FRANCE, pp.35-+, ISBN: 978-2-287-09410-1. DOI: 10.1007/978-2-287-09411-8_5.

Barrass, DF, Jones, R, Dickens, PM, Hague, RJM, Roberts, JR (2007) Tennis handle customisation using rapid manufacturing methodologies. In Miller, S and eds, JC-D (ed) Proceedings of Tennis Science and Technology 3, London, UK, pp.93-100.

Roberts, JR, Neilson, P, Harland, AR, Jones, R (2007) Player perceptions of soccer ball performance. In 6th World Congress of Science and Football, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6 (Suppl 10), Antalya, Turkey, pp.51-52.

Schmidt, ER, Roberts, JR, Rothberg, SJ (2006) Time-resolved measurements of grip force during a golf shot. In Moritz, EF and eds, SH (ed) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, The Engineering of Sport 6, Volume 2: Developments for Disciplines, Munich, Germany, pp.57-62, ISBN: 0-387-34678-3.

Roberts, JR, Jones, R, Rothberg, SJ, Mansfield, NJ, Meyer, C (2005) The feel of a golf shot: a major factor in golf equipment selection. In Subic, A and eds, SU (ed) Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, The Impact of Technology on Sport, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.20-26, ISBN: 0-646-45025-5.

Harper, T, Jones, R, Roberts, JR (2005) Robotic simulation of golfer shaft loading. In Subic, A and eds, SU (ed) Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, The Impact of Technology on Sport, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.386-391, ISBN: 0-646-45025-5.

Schmidt, ER, Roberts, JR, Rothberg, SJ (2005) Thin, flexible sensors for grip force measurements in sport. In Subic, A and eds, SU (ed) Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, The Impact of Technology on Sport, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.399-405, ISBN: 0-646-45025-5.

Young, C, Fleming, PR, Dixon, N, Jones, R, Roberts, JR (2004) Correlating player performance tests with human perceptions for synthetic field hockey pitches. In Hubbard, M, Mehta, RD, eds, JMP (ed) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, The Engineering of Sport 5, Davis, California, USA, pp.517-523, ISBN: 0-9547861-1-4.

Justham, LM, West, AA, Harrison, R, Jones, R, Harland, AR, Caine, MP, Roberts, JR (2004) The use of virtual reality and automatic training devices in sport: A review of technology within cricket and related disciplines. In , Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2004, pp.333-340, ISBN: 9780791841730. DOI: 10.1115/esda2004-58257.

Davies, G, Rothberg, SJ, Jones, R, Roberts, JR (2003) Player perception evaluation of 'feel' in tennis ball impacts. In ed, SM (ed) Proceedings of the ITF Tennis Science and Technology Congress, Tennis Science & Technology 2, London, UK, pp.71-78.



Artefacts

Roberts, J, Mears, A, Harland, A (Accepted for publication) FIFA Perception of Playing Surfaces Questionnaire.



Reports

Harland, AR, Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Fleming, P (2014) Assessment of Balls used in Futsal, pp.1-44, FIFA.

Harland, AR, Roberts, J, Smith, A (2013) Elite Female Players' Perceptions of Football Playing Surfaces, pp.1-41, FIFA.

Harland, AR, Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P (2013) Player Perceptions of Footballs, pp.1-79, FIFA.

Harland, AR, Smith, A, Owen, A, Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P (2012) Elite Players' Perceptions of Football Playing Surfaces: Interim Report, pp.1-33, FIFA.



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