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Mr. Riki Lindsay

Lecturer, Health and Physical Education

Initial Teacher Education



Mt Helen Campus, Online


Riki is a motor learning and skill acquisition academic in the discipline of health and physical education. Having recently completed his PhD investigating novel approaches to motor imagery for skill development, he has developed a broad interest in areas associated with motor learning, motor control, skill acquisition and sport psychology. Riki teaches and researches in the areas of motor learning, skill acquisition, sports psychology, anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. He is the author of a number of journal articles, book chapters and conference publications that have primarily focused on learning and developing motor skills, including areas such as nonlinear pedagogy, constraints-led practice, performance-enhancing technologies (virtual reality), and neuropsychological techniques (mental practice and motor imagery).

Content and Quality of Comparative Tactical Game-Centered Approaches in Physical Education: A Systematic Review

The adaptable coach – a critical review of the practical implications for traditional and constraints-led approaches in sport coaching

An overview of Australian exercise and sport science degrees

Considering the need for movement variability in motor imagery training: implications for sport and rehabilitation

Creating Adaptable Skills: A Nonlinear Pedagogy Approach to Mental Imagery

Different pedagogical approaches to motor imagery both demonstrate individualized movement patterns to achieve improved performance outcomes when learning a complex motor skill

Is Prescription of Specific Movement Form Necessary for Optimal Skill Development? A Nonlinear Pedagogy Approach

Mental imagery training programs for developing sport-specific motor skills: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Reducing the fear of re-injury during rehabilitation through mental imagery as a mental health strategy in sport and exercise

Skill adaption in sport and movement: Practice design considerations for 360 degrees VR

Effects of personalised motor imagery on the development of a complex weightlifting movement

Improved power clean performance with the hook-grip is not due to altered force-time or horizontal bar-path characteristics

Influence of a nonlinear pedagogy approach on individual routes of learning when acquiring a complex weightlifting skill

Motor Imagery and Action Observation: A Case for the Integration of 360°VR

The application of 360°VR for training sports officials: a constraints-led approach

The use of motor imagery in closed self-paced motor tasks

Effectiveness of 360° virtual reality and match broadcast video to improve decision-making skill

The Contribution of Expert Coaches’ Experiential Knowledge in Understanding Punching Performance in Boxers

  • Journals

Improvement of kinetic, kinematic, and qualitative performance variables of the power clean with the hook grip

The effect of mental imagery on skill performance in sport: A systematic review

Hook-grip improves power clean kinetics and kinematics

  • Conference Proceedings