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Research interests

Simon joined the University of Bath in 2000 as exercise physiology laboratory technician, a role which he carried out until 2008. From 2003-2008, Simon undertook a part time PhD after which he moved to his current role as a Research Officer coordinating the RFU Community rugby injury surveillance project. He is a match analysis section editor for the iRB Rugby Science Network.

Simon’s main research theme is in the epidemiology of match injuries in English community rugby union. This work provides a basis for understanding the incidence, nature and severity of injuries at this level can help to shape future injury management and prevention strategies in the game. Simon also has research interests in the assessment of physical demands of rugby union and the use of match simulation protocols to determine the impact of nutritional interventions on rugby related aspects of performance and recovery.

Research interests

  • Injury epidemiology of rugby union
  • Injury prevention in rugby union
  • Match analysis and physical demands of rugby union
  • Use of interventions to enhance performance and recovery in rugby union

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Research Output

Consensus on a video analysis framework of descriptors and definitions by the Rugby Union Video Analysis Consensus group

Hendricks, S., Till, K., den Hollander, S., Savage, T., Roberts, S., Tierney, G., Burger, N., Kerr, H., Kemp, S., Cross, M., Patricios, J., McKune, A., Bennett, M., Rock, A., Stokes, K., Ross, A., Readhead, C., Quarrie, K., Tucker, R. & Jones, B., 20 Feb 2020, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 101293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Epidemiology of injury in English schoolboy Rugby Union

Hancock, M., Roberts, S., Barden, C., McKay, C., Kemp, S. & Stokes, K., 14 Mar 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Injury-prevention: exploring factors affecting adherence to different exercise programmes in men’s community rugby union

Attwood, M., McKay, C., Roberts, S., Trewartha, G. & Stokes, K., 14 Mar 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Tackle characteristics associated with concussion in British University level rugby union

Roberts, S., Kemp, S., Morgan, L. & Stokes, K., 12 Mar 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Injury prevention in men's community rugby: movement screening and development of an efficacious exercise intervention

Author: Attwood, M., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Stokes, K. (Supervisor), Roberts, S. (Supervisor) & Trewartha, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD