Dr Jonathan Freeston

BAppSc(Exercise and Sport Science)(Hons), Grad Cert Educational Studies (Higher Education), PhD
Lecturer

C43H - H Block
The University of Sydney

Telephone 93519528
Fax 93519204

Website Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Research Team

Biographical details

Jonathan's sport research focus applies physiology, motor control and biomechanics to performance, predominantly within throwing sports. Jonathan is currently engaged as a throwing consultant for a number of professional sporting organisations including Cricket New South Wales and the New South Wales Institute of Sport. Jonathan has recently assisted the Bronze Medal Winning Australian Women's Olympic Water Polo Team and the Australian National Dodgeball Team. Jonathan is currently the primary supervisor of an Honours student investigating factors affecting shooting performance in basketball.

Research interests

Jonathan's primary research interest is in the promotion of physical activity. In particular, how can efficacious health promotion strategies be translated into effective lifestyle programs in the community. Jonathan is currently the chief investigator on the 'RevUp' project; an externally funded study which seeks to deliver a healthy lifestyle intervention throughout one of the country's largest employers.

Jonathan is a member of the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition research team:

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

Teaching and supervision

Jonathan's teaching focusses on the promotion of physical activity in clinical and community settings. Specifically, the role of technology in promoting exercise adherence and monitoring physical activity levels. Jonathan's service focusses on the delivery of physical activity programs, particularly among disadvantaged communities. Jonathan is the national director of Team NotForSale, a platform of the NotForSale Campaign, which uses sport and recreation to improve outcomes for survivors of modern day slavery and human trafficking. Jonathan is also the founding director of Project FitChurch, a community-based group exercise program targeting individuals of low socio-economic status

Selected grants

2014

  • IEF: Dr Jonathon Freeston - Travel to Melbourne re proposal new linkage Project. The Uniting church and Cricket Australia (flights accom transfers, meals); Freeston J; DVC Research/Industry Engagement Funds.
  • Performance and Injury Risk in Throwing Sports; Freeston J; New South Wales Cricket Association/Research Support.

2012

  • Rev Up: A healthy lifestyle intervention program; Freeston J, Fiatarone Singh M, Johnson N, O'Connor H; Uniting Church in Australia/Inner City Development Fund.

2011

  • SMRF Seed Fund; Freeston J; Uniting Church in Australia/Research Support.
  • Inner Sydney Development Fund - A pilot study into the translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program; Freeston J; Uniting Church in Australia/Inner City Development Fund.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2014). Indicators of throwing arm fatigue in elite adolescent male baseball players: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2115-2120. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K., Smith, S., OMeara, D. (2014). Throwing performance and test-retest reliability in Olympic female water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2359-2365. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2014). Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 118(3), 637-650. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2008). Progressive velocity throwing training increases velocity without detriment to accuracy in sub-elite cricket players: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Sport Science, 8(6), 373-378. [More Information]
  • 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]

Conferences

  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Proprioception and Throwing Accuracy after Exercise. Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket Conference.
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Shoulder Proprioception Changes Following Throwing Specific and General Exercise Bouts with Implications for Throwing Accuracy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Conference, United States: American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2007). Eight weeks of throwing training significantly increases throwing velocity without detriment to throwing accuracy in sub-elite cricketers. Sport Science Sport Medicine Conference, Australia: Cricket Australia.
  • 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.

2014

  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2014). Indicators of throwing arm fatigue in elite adolescent male baseball players: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2115-2120. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K., Smith, S., OMeara, D. (2014). Throwing performance and test-retest reliability in Olympic female water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2359-2365. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2014). Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 118(3), 637-650. [More Information]

2010

  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Proprioception and Throwing Accuracy after Exercise. Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket Conference.

2009

  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Shoulder Proprioception Changes Following Throwing Specific and General Exercise Bouts with Implications for Throwing Accuracy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Conference, United States: American College of Sports Medicine.

2008

  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2008). Progressive velocity throwing training increases velocity without detriment to accuracy in sub-elite cricket players: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Sport Science, 8(6), 373-378. [More Information]

2007

  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2007). Eight weeks of throwing training significantly increases throwing velocity without detriment to throwing accuracy in sub-elite cricketers. Sport Science Sport Medicine Conference, Australia: Cricket Australia.
  • 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]

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