OASIR

Orthopaedic and Sport Injury Research

Dr Nick Caplan

B.Sc. (Birmingham, UK), Ph.D. (Birmingham, UK)

Tel: 0191 243 7382
Email:   nick.caplan@northumbria.ac.uk

Role:
Reader in Clinical Biomechanics & Orthopaedics
Associate Director, Centre for Sport Exercise and Wellbing Research
Academic Director, NE OASIR

Background:
Dr Nick Caplan is the Associate Director of the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing Research at Northumbria University.
He joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in 2005. Nick graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 with
a PhD in Biomechanics, and in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is an accredited biomechanist with
the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and regularly acts as a
reviewer for international journals including Sports Engineering, Journal of Sports Sciences, Sports Biomechanics, and the Journal
of Sports Engineering and Technology, to name just a few. Nick’s research interests mainly lie in the area of man-machine
interactions during exercise, as well as clinical biomechanics and orthopaedics. He has received industry funding for both
consultancy and research from companies including Biomet UK Ltd, De Puy (a Johnson & Johnson company) and Draeger Safety
Ltd, looking at the influence of their products on human movement and the rehabilitation of gait.

Selected Publications:
Neave, N., McCarty, K., Freynik, J., Caplan, N., Honekopp, J. & Fink, B. (2010). Male dance moves that catch a woman's eye. Biology Letters, in press.
Elson, D.W., Jones, S., Caplan, N., Stewart, S., St. Clair Gibson, A. & Kader, D.F. (2010). The photographic knee pain map: Locating knee pain with an instrument developed for diagnostic, communication and research purposes. The Knee, in press.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T.N. (2010) The influence of stretcher height on posture in ergometer rowing. European Journal of Sport Science, 10, 263-268.
Caplan, N., Coppel, A. & Gardner, T.N. (2010). A review of propulsive mechanisms in rowing. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 224, 1-8.
Coppel, A., Gardner, T.N., Caplan, N. & Hargreaves, D.M. (2010). Simulating the fluid dynamic behaviour of oar blades in competition rowing. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 224, 25-35.
Christodoulakis, G., Busawon, K., Caplan, N. & Stewart, S. (2010). On the filtering and smoothing of biomechanical data. In Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE, IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, Glassemlooy, Z. & NG, W.P., eds. CSNDSP, Newcastle upon Tyne, 561-565.
Caplan, N. (2009). The influence of paddle orientation on boat velocity in canoeing. International Journal of Sport Science and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 3, 131-139.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T.N. (2009). Is stroke smoothness a reliable indicator of fatigue in ergometer rowing? Sports Engineering, vol. 11, 207-209.
Caplan, N., Rogers, R., Parr, M. & Hayes, P. (2009). The effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and static stretch training on running mechanics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 23, no. 4, 1175-1180.
Coppel, A., Gardner, T., Caplan, N. & Hargreaves, D. (2009). Oar blade force coefficients and a mathematical model of rowing. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport, Harrison, A., Anderson, R. & Kenny, I. eds., University of Limerick, Limerick, pp. 61-64.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T.N. (2008). The influence of a three week familiarisation period on rowing mechanics at a new stretcher position. International Journal of Sport Science and Engineering, vol. 2, no.1, 15-22.
Caplan, N. (2008). A simulation of outrigger canoe paddling performance. In The Engineering of Sport 7 Volume 1, Estivalet, M, & Brisson, P. eds., Springer-Verlag, Paris, pp. 97-105.
Coppel, A., Gardner, T., Caplan, N. & Hargreaves, D. (2008). Numerical modeling of the flow around rowing oarblades. In The Engineering of Sport 7 Volume 1, Estivalet, M, & Brisson, P. eds., Springer-Verlag, Paris, pp. 353-361.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2007). Modelling the influence of crew movement on boat velocity fluctuations during the rowing stroke. International Journal of Sport Science and Engineering, vol. 1, no. 3, 165-176.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2007). Optimization of oar blade design for improved performance in rowing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25, 13, 1471-1478.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2007). A mathematical model of the oar blade-water interaction in rowing. Journal of Sports Sciences, vol. 25, no. 9, 1025-1034.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2007). A fluid dynamic investigation of the Big Blade and Macon oar blade designs in rowing propulsion. Journal of Sports Sciences, vol. 25, no. 6, 643-650.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2005). The influence of stretcher height on the mechanical effectiveness of rowing. Journal of applied biomechanics, vol. 21, 286-296.
Caplan, N. & Gardner, T. N. (2005). A new measurement system for the determination of oar blade forces in rowing. In Proceedings of the XXth IASTED International Symposium on Biomechanics, M. H. Hamza, ed., ACTA Press, Calgary, pp. 32-37.
Lakie, M., Caplan, N. & Loram, I.D. (2003). Human balancing of an inverted pendulum with a compliant linkage: neural control by anticipatory intermittent bias. Journal of Physiology, 551.1, 357-370.

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