Dr Alycia Fong Yan

BAppSc(Hons) [The University of Sydney] PhD [The University of Sydney]
Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone + 61 2 90367404

Website Biomechanics Research Team

Biographical details

Dr Alycia Fong Yan completed the Exercise and Sports Science degree with first class Honours at The University of Sydney. Her honours research investigated the effect of dance shoe design on lower limb joint angles in young dancers. Following on from the findings of her honours research, her PhD investigated the effect of dance shoe designs on jump performance and shock absorption in elite dancers.

Research interests

Current research interests include: dance as an exercise intervention, dance footwear, lower limb mechanics during jumping and landing tasks, effect of footwear design on lower limb mechanics.

Teaching and supervision

Unit of study coordinator and lecturer: EXSS 3027 Exercise and Rehabilitation and EXSS 5051 Clinical Biomechanics

Current research students

Project title Research student
A prospective randomised trial to investigate how a shoe with mid-foot plantar flexion availability compared to a shoe withmid-foot rigidity affects growth and biomechanics of the foot and lower limb muscles in children aged seven to twelve Shayan QUINLAN
Aberrant running biomechanics and hamstring strain injury. Is there a relationship between the two? Lisa WOLSKI

Themes

Musculoskeletal Health

Selected grants

2017

  • The Virtual Clinic: an innovative platform for learning and assessment of health care professionals; Fong Yan A, Simic M, English T, Freeston J, Raymond J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Analysing the movement characteristics of Thai dance; Fong Yan A, Smith R, Dullin H; University of Sydney/Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

2013

  • 1000 Norms Project: A deeper understanding of human variation; Burns J, Refshauge K, Raymond J, Nicholson L, Vanicek N, Ferreira P, Hiller C, Nightingale E, Simic M, Huebscher M, Mousavi S, Rose K, Pourkazemi F, Sman A, Fong Yan A, Wegener C; Australian Podiatry Education & Research Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Hopper, L., Fong Yan, A. (2017). The Dance Environment. In M. Virginia Wilmerding, Donna H. Krasnow (Eds.), Dancer Wellness, (pp. 3-11). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Journals

  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2017). Impact attenuation properties of jazz shoes alter lower limb jointstiffness during jump landings. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(5), 464-468. [More Information]
  • McKay, M., Baldwin, J., Ferreira, P., Simic, M., Vanicek, N., Hiller, C., Nightingale, E., Moloney, N., Quinlan, K., Pourkazemi, F., Sman, A., Nicholson, L., Mousavi, S., Raymond, J., Mackey, M., Chard, A., Huebscher, M., Wegener, C., Fong Yan, A., Refshauge, K., Burns, J., et al (2016). 1000 Norms Project: Protocol of a cross-sectional study cataloging human variation. Physiotherapy, 102(1), 50-56. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2014). Kinematic analysis of sautés in barefoot and shod conditions. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 18(4), 149-158. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Sinclair, P., Hiller, C., Wegener, C., Smith, R. (2013). Impact attenuation during weight bearing activities in barefoot vs. shod conditions: A systematic review. Gait and Posture, 38(2), 175-186. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2013). The effect of jazz shoe design on impact attenuation. Footwear Science, 5(SUPPL. 1), S124-S125. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., Fong Yan, A. (2012). Biomechanics of footwear design. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(Supp 1), l1-l1. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Vanwanseele, B., Hiller, C. (2012). Mechanics of jazz shoes and their effect on pointing in child dancers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(3), 242-248. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Smith, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2011). Effect of Footwear on Dancers: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 15(2), 86-92.

Conferences

  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Pappas, E., Chan, C., Ward, R., Cobley, S., Brown, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Nicholson, L., et al (2016). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes - a systematic review. 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, USA: IADMS.
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2014). An appropriate lower limb joint coordinate system for dance movements. 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Switzerland: IADMS.
  • Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., Fong Yan, A. (2012). Biomechanics of footwear design. 3rd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. BioMed Central.
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2012). Maximum height of a dance jump in different jazz shoes. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.

2017

  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2017). Impact attenuation properties of jazz shoes alter lower limb jointstiffness during jump landings. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(5), 464-468. [More Information]
  • Hopper, L., Fong Yan, A. (2017). The Dance Environment. In M. Virginia Wilmerding, Donna H. Krasnow (Eds.), Dancer Wellness, (pp. 3-11). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

2016

  • McKay, M., Baldwin, J., Ferreira, P., Simic, M., Vanicek, N., Hiller, C., Nightingale, E., Moloney, N., Quinlan, K., Pourkazemi, F., Sman, A., Nicholson, L., Mousavi, S., Raymond, J., Mackey, M., Chard, A., Huebscher, M., Wegener, C., Fong Yan, A., Refshauge, K., Burns, J., et al (2016). 1000 Norms Project: Protocol of a cross-sectional study cataloging human variation. Physiotherapy, 102(1), 50-56. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Pappas, E., Chan, C., Ward, R., Cobley, S., Brown, R., Gu, Y., Trevor, B., Vassallo, A., Nicholson, L., et al (2016). The effectiveness of dance interventions on physical health outcomes - a systematic review. 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, USA: IADMS.

2014

  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2014). An appropriate lower limb joint coordinate system for dance movements. 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Switzerland: IADMS.
  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2014). Kinematic analysis of sautés in barefoot and shod conditions. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 18(4), 149-158. [More Information]

2013

  • Fong Yan, A., Sinclair, P., Hiller, C., Wegener, C., Smith, R. (2013). Impact attenuation during weight bearing activities in barefoot vs. shod conditions: A systematic review. Gait and Posture, 38(2), 175-186. [More Information]
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2013). The effect of jazz shoe design on impact attenuation. Footwear Science, 5(SUPPL. 1), S124-S125. [More Information]

2012

  • Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., Fong Yan, A. (2012). Biomechanics of footwear design. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(Supp 1), l1-l1. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., Fong Yan, A. (2012). Biomechanics of footwear design. 3rd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. BioMed Central.
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Hiller, C., Sinclair, P. (2012). Maximum height of a dance jump in different jazz shoes. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Fong Yan, A., Smith, R., Vanwanseele, B., Hiller, C. (2012). Mechanics of jazz shoes and their effect on pointing in child dancers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(3), 242-248. [More Information]

2011

  • Fong Yan, A., Hiller, C., Smith, R., Vanwanseele, B. (2011). Effect of Footwear on Dancers: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 15(2), 86-92.

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