Dr Ashley Cripps

PhD(cand), Bsc(hons)

Email: ashley.cripps@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0201

  • Biography

    Both my honours and PhD research has focused on talent identification in Australian football.

    I have been actively involved in the field of sport science for 8 years at both national and state levels. During my undergraduate degree here at Notre Dame, I worked with both the East Fremantle Football Club and the Western Australian State Academy as a strength and conditioning coach. I currently work as the Head of Sport Sciences at the East Fremantle Football Club.

  • Teaching Areas

    Data Analysis and Experimental Design, Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Talent Identification, Athlete Development, Genetic Screening/Assessment of Athletes

  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L., Joyce, C. & Veale, J. (2015). Pathway Efficiency and Relative Age in the Australian Football League Talent Pathway. Talent Development and Excellence, 7(1), 3-11.
    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L., & Joyce, C. (2015). Inter-rater reliability and validity of the Australian Football League’s Kicking and Handball tests. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 14, 675-680.
    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L., & Joyce, C. (2016). Coaches’ perceptions of long-term potential are biased by maturational variation. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, (In-Press).
    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L., & Joyce, C. (2016) Maturation Affects Adolescent Australian Footballer’s Physical Ability and Coaches’ Perception of Skill, but not Technical Skill. Paediatric Exercise Science, (In-Press).
  • Conference Papers

    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L. & Joyce, C. (2015) Anthropometric, fitness and coaches’ perceptions of technical skill favor early maturing adolescent Australian Footballers. Poster presented at 8th World Congress of Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Cripps, A., Hopper, L. & Veale, J. (2014) Athlete turnover and selection priorities in the AFL Talent Pathway. Paper presented at 20th Sports Management Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professional Affiliations

    Exercise and Sport Science Australia