Dr Edouard Ferdinands

MSc, PhD (Waikato)
Lecturer

C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 93519776
Fax 93519204

Website Biomechanics Research Team

Biographical details

Dr. Ferdinands heads many sports biomechanics research programmes at the University of Sydney. In particular, he is a world leading expert in cricket biomechanics. He has developed the first three-dimensional inverse and forward solutions models of bowling in cricket. Dr. Ferdinands also made a major scientific contribution to the justification of the 15-degree elbow extension tolerance to determine bowling action legality by performing the first laboratory studies (with Dr. Kersting) that invalidated the original tiered range of elbow extension angles dependent on bowling speed and spin. Dr. Ferdinands is also the first to examine lower lumbar injury risk factors in fast bowlers with respect to lumbar load kinetics. Dr. Ferdinands is an ex-first class cricketer and professional cricket coach. He is currently editor of the Cricket Coaching Information service for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

Research interests

Dr. Ferdinands also specialises in golf biomechanics, and was the first to develop a full body three-dimensional kinetics and power flow model of the golfer. He was invited to lead a seminar on golf biomechanics at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports in Ottawa in 2004. He presented a prototype swing model that potentially reduces lower lumbar stresses. He currently supervises Honours and PhD students in biomechanics research projects on cricket (batting, bowling and throwing), equine biomechanics, baseball batting, baseball pitching, golf swing, putting and EEG, pistol shooting, soccer and tennis (serve, forehand and backhand).

Dr. Ferdinands is a member of the Biomechanics research team:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/biomechanics/index.shtml

Teaching and supervision

Sports biomechanics curriculum development

Honours Committee Member

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2009

  • Hydration status and bowling performance in cricket; O'Connor H, Rooney K, Ferdinands E; PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand/Project Support.

2008

  • Biomechanics of lumbar injury in cricket fast bowlers; Ferdinands E; Faculty of Medicine/Cumberland Internal Research Grants.
  • Counter-rotation and spinal loads in fast bowlers; Ferdinands E, Sinclair P, Refshauge K; Cricket Australia/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Round, H., Broughan, K. (2006). An inverse/forward solution model of bowling in cricket. In R. Smith and P. Sinclair (Eds.), Computer Simulation of Human Movement, (pp. 81-88). Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H. (2002). A Time-variant Forward Solution Model of the Bowling Arm in Cricket. In Youlian Hong (Eds.), International Research in Sports Biomechanics, (pp. 56-65). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2014). A new taxonomic system for the sub-classification of cricket bowling actions. Sports Technology, In press.
  • Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A. (2014). Rear leg kinematics and kinetics in cricket fast bowling. Sports Technology, In Press.
  • Mohammadtaghi, A., Ferdinands, E. (2014). The acute effect of stretching on the kinematics of instep kicking in soccer. Sports Technology, In Press.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2013). A twenty-segment kinematics and kinetics model for analysing golf swing mechanics. Sports Technology, 6(4), 184-201. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2013). Kinematic and kinetic energy analysis of segmental sequencing in cricket fast bowling. Sports Technology, 6(1), 10-21. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E. (2011). Analysis of segmental kinetic energy in cricket bowling. Procedia Engineering, 13, 246-251. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Kersting, U. (2010). Centre of Mass Kinematics of Fast Bowling in Cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 9(3), 139-152. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R., Stuelcken, M. (2010). Distribution of modern cricket bowling actions in New Zealand. European Journal of Sport Science, 10(3), 179-190.
  • Stuelcken, M., Ferdinands, E., Ginn, K., Sinclair, P. (2010). The Shoulder Distraction Force in Cricket Fast Bowling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26(3), 373-377. [More Information]
  • Stuelcken, M., Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P. (2010). Three-dimensional trunk kinematics and low back pain in elite female fast bowlers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26(1), 52-61.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2009). Three-dimensional lumbar segment kinetics of fast bowling in cricket. Journal of Biomechanics, 42(11), 1616-1621. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2008). A Preliminary Forward Solution Model of Cricket Bowling. International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering, 2(4), 211-215.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2007). An evaluation of biomechanical measures of bowling action legality in cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 6(3), 315-333.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. European Journal of Sport Science, 7(4), 231-237. [More Information]
  • Marshall, R., Ferdinands, E. (2005). Biomechanics of the elbow in cricket bowling. International SportMed Journal, 6(1), 1-6.
  • Marshall, R., Ferdinands, E. (2003). The Effect of a Flexed Elbow on Bowling Speed in Cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 2(1), 65-71.

Edited Journals

  • Ferdinands, E., Kwon, Y. (2012). Sports Biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics, 11(2).

Conferences

  • Ferdinands, E. (2012). Advanced biomechanical analysis of cricket techniques: Implications for performance and injury. International Sports Medicine Conference - 2012, Sr Lanka: Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2012). Kinetics Analysis of Cricket Bowling using Rigid Body Dynamics Modeling. 4th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), Hyderbad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderbad.
  • Beach, A., Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P. (2012). Measuring spin characteristics of a cricket ball. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P., Greene, A., Stuelcken, M. (2012). Mechanics of rear leg motion in cricket fast bowling. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Sinclair, P., Ferdinands, E., Greene, A., Stuelcken, M. (2012). The effect of model complexity on tracking cricket fast bowlers using inverse kinematics in opensim. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2010). Advanced Applications of Motion Analysis in Sports Biomechanics. 28th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, USA: Northern Michigan University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2010). Biomechanics of lumbar spine injury in young Australian fast bowlers. Commonwealth International Sports Science Congress 2010, London: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2010). Kinematics of the Run-up in Cricket Fast Bowling. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and International Sports Science Conference, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Ferdinands, E., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2010). Lumbar Kinematics and Kinetics of Young Australian Fast Bowlers. 28th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, USA: Northern Michigan University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2009). Run up kinematics of cricket fast bowling. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and International Sports Science Conference, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2007). Lower lumbar torques in cricket fast bowling. 6th Biennial Australasian Biomechanics Conference ABC6, Auckand: CCE Conference Management.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket Conference Proceedings.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, B. (2004). Bowling arm mechanics in cricket. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Kersting, U., Ferdinands, E. (2004). Comparison of projected shoulder angle in global and joint coordinate systems. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2004). Elbow angle extension and implications for the legality of the bowling action in cricket. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2004). Golf Swing Mechanics: The Path to the Future Golf Swing. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, B. (2004). Mechanical differences between an optimal swing model and the conventional swing. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2004). Three-dimensional dynamics and EMG of the golf swing. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Broughan, K., Round, H. (2002). Bowling Arm and Trunk Mechanics of Fast Bowlers in Cricket. Fourth Australasian Biomechanics Conference. British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H., Marshall, R. (2001). A 3D inverse and forward solution model of bowling in cricket. VIII International Symposium of Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Italy.
  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H., Marshall, R. (2001). A fifteen-segment 3D rigid body model of bowling in cricket. VIII International Symposium of Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Italy.

2014

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2014). A new taxonomic system for the sub-classification of cricket bowling actions. Sports Technology, In press.
  • Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A. (2014). Rear leg kinematics and kinetics in cricket fast bowling. Sports Technology, In Press.
  • Mohammadtaghi, A., Ferdinands, E. (2014). The acute effect of stretching on the kinematics of instep kicking in soccer. Sports Technology, In Press.

2013

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2013). A twenty-segment kinematics and kinetics model for analysing golf swing mechanics. Sports Technology, 6(4), 184-201. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2013). Kinematic and kinetic energy analysis of segmental sequencing in cricket fast bowling. Sports Technology, 6(1), 10-21. [More Information]

2012

  • Ferdinands, E. (2012). Advanced biomechanical analysis of cricket techniques: Implications for performance and injury. International Sports Medicine Conference - 2012, Sr Lanka: Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2012). Kinetics Analysis of Cricket Bowling using Rigid Body Dynamics Modeling. 4th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), Hyderbad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderbad.
  • Beach, A., Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P. (2012). Measuring spin characteristics of a cricket ball. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P., Greene, A., Stuelcken, M. (2012). Mechanics of rear leg motion in cricket fast bowling. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kwon, Y. (2012). Sports Biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics, 11(2).
  • Sinclair, P., Ferdinands, E., Greene, A., Stuelcken, M. (2012). The effect of model complexity on tracking cricket fast bowlers using inverse kinematics in opensim. 30th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.

2011

  • Ferdinands, E. (2011). Analysis of segmental kinetic energy in cricket bowling. Procedia Engineering, 13, 246-251. [More Information]

2010

  • Ferdinands, E. (2010). Advanced Applications of Motion Analysis in Sports Biomechanics. 28th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, USA: Northern Michigan University.
  • Ferdinands, E., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2010). Biomechanics of lumbar spine injury in young Australian fast bowlers. Commonwealth International Sports Science Congress 2010, London: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Kersting, U. (2010). Centre of Mass Kinematics of Fast Bowling in Cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 9(3), 139-152. [More Information]
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R., Stuelcken, M. (2010). Distribution of modern cricket bowling actions in New Zealand. European Journal of Sport Science, 10(3), 179-190.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2010). Kinematics of the Run-up in Cricket Fast Bowling. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and International Sports Science Conference, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Ferdinands, E., Stuelcken, M., Greene, A., Sinclair, P., Smith, R. (2010). Lumbar Kinematics and Kinetics of Young Australian Fast Bowlers. 28th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, USA: Northern Michigan University.
  • Stuelcken, M., Ferdinands, E., Ginn, K., Sinclair, P. (2010). The Shoulder Distraction Force in Cricket Fast Bowling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26(3), 373-377. [More Information]
  • Stuelcken, M., Ferdinands, E., Sinclair, P. (2010). Three-dimensional trunk kinematics and low back pain in elite female fast bowlers. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26(1), 52-61.

2009

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2009). Run up kinematics of cricket fast bowling. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and International Sports Science Conference, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2009). Three-dimensional lumbar segment kinetics of fast bowling in cricket. Journal of Biomechanics, 42(11), 1616-1621. [More Information]

2008

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U., Marshall, R. (2008). A Preliminary Forward Solution Model of Cricket Bowling. International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering, 2(4), 211-215.

2007

  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2007). An evaluation of biomechanical measures of bowling action legality in cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 6(3), 315-333.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2007). Lower lumbar torques in cricket fast bowling. 6th Biennial Australasian Biomechanics Conference ABC6, Auckand: CCE Conference Management.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket Conference Proceedings.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. European Journal of Sport Science, 7(4), 231-237. [More Information]

2006

  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Round, H., Broughan, K. (2006). An inverse/forward solution model of bowling in cricket. In R. Smith and P. Sinclair (Eds.), Computer Simulation of Human Movement, (pp. 81-88). Australia: Sydney University Press.

2005

  • Marshall, R., Ferdinands, E. (2005). Biomechanics of the elbow in cricket bowling. International SportMed Journal, 6(1), 1-6.

2004

  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, B. (2004). Bowling arm mechanics in cricket. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Kersting, U., Ferdinands, E. (2004). Comparison of projected shoulder angle in global and joint coordinate systems. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2004). Elbow angle extension and implications for the legality of the bowling action in cricket. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.
  • Ferdinands, E. (2004). Golf Swing Mechanics: The Path to the Future Golf Swing. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, B. (2004). Mechanical differences between an optimal swing model and the conventional swing. XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.
  • Ferdinands, E., Kersting, U. (2004). Three-dimensional dynamics and EMG of the golf swing. Fifth Australasian Biomechanic.

2003

  • Marshall, R., Ferdinands, E. (2003). The Effect of a Flexed Elbow on Bowling Speed in Cricket. Sports Biomechanics, 2(1), 65-71.

2002

  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H. (2002). A Time-variant Forward Solution Model of the Bowling Arm in Cricket. In Youlian Hong (Eds.), International Research in Sports Biomechanics, (pp. 56-65). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Ferdinands, E., Marshall, R., Broughan, K., Round, H. (2002). Bowling Arm and Trunk Mechanics of Fast Bowlers in Cricket. Fourth Australasian Biomechanics Conference. British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

2001

  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H., Marshall, R. (2001). A 3D inverse and forward solution model of bowling in cricket. VIII International Symposium of Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Italy.
  • Ferdinands, E., Broughan, K., Round, H., Marshall, R. (2001). A fifteen-segment 3D rigid body model of bowling in cricket. VIII International Symposium of Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Italy.

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