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Areas of expertise

  • Research design
  • Data analysis
  • Athletic performance

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About William Hopkins

Will Hopkins came to sport science via maths and physics (BSc), Russian (BA), cell biology (MSc), neurophysiology (PhD), and primary-school teaching (briefly!) and a post-doc in Oxford.

Will is interested in factors affecting sport performance and in the design, analysis and presentation of research generally. He was a visiting scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport for the last decade of its golden era (2001-2012), which contributed to his impressive citation statistics (32,750 citations, H index of 85).

He now has a part-time professorial appointment with Victoria University in Melbourne.

He has his own journal site, Sportscience (sportsci.org), devoted to research resources and conference reports.

He is best known for rejecting statistical significance and replacing it with a clinically and practically more relevant method of inference based on uncertainty in the magnitude of effects.

He lives in Auckland NZ in semi-retirement.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1971
  • MSc (1st Class), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1973
  • BA, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1971
  • BSC, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1969
  • Dip Teach, Dunedin Teacher's College, 1977

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Lo, M., Aughey, R. J., Hopkins, W. G., Gill, N., & Stewart, A. M. (190917). Out of your zone? 21 years of travel and performance in Super Rugby. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(18), (2051-2056).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2019.1620427

2019 Lo, M., Aughey, R. J., Hopkins, W. G., Gill, N., & Stewart, A. M. (190917). The longest journeys in Super Rugby: 11 years of travel and performance indicators. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(18), (2045-2050).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2019.1618533

2019 Naidu, S. A., Fanchini, M., Cox, A., Smeaton, J., Hopkins, W. G., & Serpiello, F. R. (190301). Validity of session rating of perceived exertion assessed via the CR100 scale to track internal load in elite youth football players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14(3), (403-406).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0432

2018 Haugen, T. A., Solberg, P. A., Foster, C., Moran-Navarro, R., Breitschadel, F., & Hopkins, W. G. (181001). Peak age and performance progression in world-class track-And-field athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(9), (1122-1129).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0682

2018 Esmaeili, A., Hopkins, W. G., Stewart, A. M., Elias, G. P., Lazarus, B. H., & Aughey, R. J. (180921). The individual and combined effects of multiple factors on the risk of soft tissue non-contact injuries in elite team sport athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(SEP),

doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01280

2018 Areta, J. L., & Hopkins, W. G. (180901). Skeletal Muscle Glycogen Content at Rest and During Endurance Exercise in Humans: A Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(9), (2091-2102).

doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0941-1

2018 Serpiello, F. R., Hopkins, W. G., Barnes, S., Tavrou, J., Duthie, G. M., Aughey, R. J., & Ball, K. (180803). Validity of an ultra-wideband local positioning system to measure locomotion in indoor sports. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(15), (1727-1733).

doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1411867

2018 Rowell, A. E., Aughey, R. J., Hopkins, W. G., Esmaeili, A., Lazarus, B. H., & Cormack, S. J. (180607). Effects of training and competition load on neuromuscular recovery, testosterone, cortisol, and match performance during a season of professional football. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(JUN),

doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00668

2018 Blair, S., Duthie, G., Robertson, S., Hopkins, W., & Ball, K. (180517). Concurrent validation of an inertial measurement system to quantify kicking biomechanics in four football codes. Journal of Biomechanics, 73 (24-32).

doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.03.031

2018 Hamlin, M. J., Lizamore, C. A., & Hopkins, W. G. (180501). Correction to: The Effect of Natural or Simulated Altitude Training on High-Intensity Intermittent Running Performance in Team-Sport Athletes: A Meta-Analysis (Sports Medicine, (2018), 48, 2, (431-446), 10.1007/s40279-017-0809-9). Sports Medicine, 48(5), (1289-1291).

doi: 10.1007/s40279-017-0831-y

Research funding for the past 5 years

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Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Principal supervisor

Careers

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