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Emily Cushion

Lecturer - Strength and Conditioning Science

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Biography

Emily joined St Mary's in 2014 as a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning. Previously, she worked with the English Institute of Sport as a strength and conditioning coach, working with a variety of sports including synchronised swimming, rugby and rowing and with GB badminton and wheelchair fencing.

Emily has a BSc in Sports Science and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary's University. Emily is currently working towards a PhD determining movement variability in jumping based tasks. She is also involved in research in female health, specifically looking at how the menstrual cycle impacts movement.


Research

Publications

  • Blagrove, R.C., Howe, L.P., Cushion, E.J., Spence, A., Howatson, G., Pedlar, C.R. & Hayes, P.R. (2018). Effects of strength training on postpubertal adolescent distance runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50, 1224-1232.
  • Cushion, E., Howe, L., Read, P., & Spence, A. (2017). A process for error correction for strength and conditioning coaches. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 39, 84-92.
  • Howe, L. & Cushion, E. (2017). A problem solving process to identify the origins of poor movement. Professional Strength and Conditioning Journal, 45, 7-15.
  • Cushion, E., Goodwin, J. & Cleather, D. (2016). Relative intensity influences the degree of correspondence of jump squats and push jerks to countermovement jump. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30, 1255-1264.
  • Howe, L., Read, P., & Cushion, E. (2016). Case study report: A systematic approach to movement screening. Professional Strength and Conditioning Journal, 41, 27-34.
  • Spence, A. & Cushion, E. (2015). Determining reliability: a data collection guide for S&C practitioners. Professional Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36, 27-33.

Research posters

  • Cushion, E., North, J. & Cleather, D. Use of principal component analysis to determine movement characteristics in the countermovement jump. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics; 2018 July 8-12; Dublin, Ireland.
  • Blagrove, R.C., Howe, L.P., Cushion, E., Howatson, G. & Hayes, P.R. A ten-week neuromuscular training intervention improves movement competency in adolescent middle-distance runner. Poster presented at: UK strength and conditioning association annual conference; 2017 Aug 5-6; Leicester, UK. 
  • Bond, J., Price, P., & Cushion, E. The influence of strength and flexibility on vertical jumping in elite ballet dancers. Poster presented at: UK strength and conditioning association annual conference; 2017 Aug 5-6; Leicester, UK.
  • Driver, O., Cushion, E., & Price, P. A biomechanical investigation into the rugby lineout lift and comparison to the barbell push press and strongman log press. Poster presented at: UK strength and conditioning association annual conference; 2017 Aug 5-6; Leicester, UK.
  • Kadlec, D., Cushion, E., & Cleather, D. Effects of different attentional foci on performance, kinetic and kinematic variables in countermovement jumps and drop jumps. 11th Joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training; 2016 Sept 28-30; Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Blagrove, R., Howe, L. Cushion, E., Spence, A., Howatson, G., Pedlar, C. & Hayes, P. (2016). Strength training enhances running economy in adolescent middle distance runners. BASES Conference; 2016 Nov 29-30; Nottingham, UK.

In the news

St Mary's Research Finds Mechanical Similarities Between Common Resistance Exercises


Feature: Top 5 Exercises for Rugby Players

Strength and Conditioning Science Lecturer at St Mary's University, Twickenham Emily Cushion has written about the best exercises for rugby players. Find out more...

St Mary’s Lecturer Takes Podium Position in England’s Strongest Woman

A Strength and Conditioning Science Lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has taken a podium position at the England’s Strongest Woman competition. Find out more...

Success for St Mary’s Strength and Conditioning Students

St Mary’s University, Twickenham undergraduate student Eren Oguz becomes the British under-23 Powerlifting Champion. Find out more...


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