UK-born, Queensland-based, Adam Hulme found his initial connection to ACRISP in Kenya. A keen and high performing middle-distance runner, Adam was on a training camp in Iten, a small town at altitude in the Rift Valley where the best runners are nurtured into the best endurance athletes in the world.
It was here that Adam literally ran into a well-known Swedish sports injury epidemiologist Professor Toomas Timpka, a research collaborator with ACRISP research staff. They discussed all things epidemiology and research, and when Adam mentioned he was keen to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia he was told about ACRISP. This chance encounter resulted in an interview with the ACRISP team and a postgraduate opportunity with the team. Adam's PhD, naturally, involves an epidemiological study of running injuries.
Adam is now close to submitting his PhD thesis, which will include 5 published papers and one paper submitted for consideration for publication. His contributions to the PhD are outlined below:
Hulme A, Salmon P, Nielsen RO, Read G, Finch CF. Who is in control of distance running injury? A STAMP control structure analysis of the Australian distance running system. Applied Ergonomics. 2017 (in progress)
Bertelsen ML, Hulme A, Petersen J, Finch CF, Parner ET, Nielsen RO. A framework for the etiology of running-related injuries. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science and Sports. 2017 (conditional acceptance)
Hulme A, Salmon P, Nielsen RO, Read G, Finch CF. Closing Pandora’s Box: Adapting a systems ergonomics methodology for better understanding the ecological complexity underpinning the development and prevention of running-related injury. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science. 2017; In press. [doi:10.1080/1463922X.2016.1274455].
Hulme A, Nielsen RO, Verhagen E, Timpka T, Finch CF. Risk and protective factors for middle- and long-distance running-related injury: A systematic review. Sports Medicine. 2016. [Published first online 27/10/2016 as doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0636-4].
Hulme A, Finch CF. The epistemic basis of distance running injury research: a historical perspective. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 2016;5(2):172-175. [doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2016.01.023].
Hulme A, Finch CF. From monocausality to systems thinking: a complementary and alternative conceptual approach for better understanding the development and prevention of sports injury. Injury Epidemiology. 2015; 2(1):1-12. [doi: 10.1186/s40621-015-0064-1].