Jim Dickey, PhD

Jim Dickey

Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD (Queen's)
  • BSc, MSc (Waterloo)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Integrative Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue mechanics
  • Joint mechanics
  • Joint injury
  • In-vivo studies of whole-body vibration (exercise platforms and occupational exposures)

Additional Information

Featured Publications/Projects

A comprehensive list of publications is available through Google Scholar and PubMed.

  • Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Thompson, J., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. Cumulative soccer heading amplifies the effects of brain activity observed during concurrent moderate exercise and continuous performance task in female youth soccer players. Journal of Concussion. 4:1-9, 2020. DOI 10.1177/2059700220912654
  • Brooks, J., Smith, W., Webb, B., Heath, M., Dickey, J.P. Development and validation of a high-speed video system for measuring saccadic eye movement. Behavior Research Methods. 51(5):2302-2309, 2019. DOI 10.3758/s13428-019-01197-2
  • Donskov, A.S., Humphreys, D., Dickey, J.P. What is Injury In Ice Hockey: An Integrative Literature Review on Injury Rates, Injury Definition, and Athlete Exposure in Men’s Elite Ice Hockey. Sports. 7:227 (23 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.3390/sports7110227
  • Caryn, RC, Hazell, TJ, Dickey, JP Transmission of Acceleration from a Whole-Body Vibration Exercise Platform to the Head. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 35(04): 330-338, 2014.
  • Dickey JP, Eger TR, Frayne RJ, Delgado GP, Ji X. Research using Virtual Reality: Mobile Machinery Safety in the 21st Century.  Minerals. 3(2):145-164, 2013.

Recent Publications

  • Barkwell GE, Dickey JP. Different Lower-Limb Setup Positions Do Not Consistently Change Backstroke Start Time to 10 m. Sports. 8(4): 43 (15 pages), 2020. DOI: 10.3390/sports8040043
  • Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Thompson, J., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. Cumulative soccer heading amplifies the effects of brain activity observed during concurrent moderate exercise and continuous performance task in female youth soccer players. Journal of Concussion. 4:1-9, 2020. DOI 10.1177/2059700220912654
  • Versteegh, T.H., Dickey, J.P., Emery, C.A., Fischer, L.K., MacDermid, J.C., Walton, D.M. Evaluating the effects of a novel neuromuscular neck training device on multi-planar static and dynamic neck strength: A pilot study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(4): 708-716, 2020. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003091
  • Brooks, J., Smith, W., Webb, B., Heath, M., Dickey, J.P. Development and validation of a high-speed video system for measuring saccadic eye movement. Behavior Research Methods. 51(5):2302-2309, 2019. DOI 10.3758/s13428-019-01197-2
  • Harriss, A.B., Abbott, K., Kimpinski, K., Holmes, J.D., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. An Evaluation of Heart Rate Variability in Female Youth Soccer Players Following Soccer Heading: A Pilot Study. Sports.  7:229 (7 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.3390/sports7110229
  • Donskov, A.S., Humphreys, D., Dickey, J.P. What is Injury In Ice Hockey: An Integrative Literature Review on Injury Rates, Injury Definition, and Athlete Exposure in Men’s Elite Ice Hockey. Sports. 7:227 (23 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.3390/sports7110227
  • Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. The number of purposeful headers female youth soccer players experience during games depends on player age but not player position. Science and Medicine in Football. 3(2):109-114, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2018.1506591.
  • Caryn, R.C., Dickey, J.P. Transmission of Acceleration from a Synchronous Vibration Exercise Platform to the Head During Dynamic Squats. Dose-Response. 7(1): 1-7, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1559325819827467
  • Goddard, E.C., Dickey, J.P. Exercise Acutely Improves Dynamic Balance in Individuals with Unilateral Knee Osteoarthritis. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Science. 7(1):5-11, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2019.070102
  • Harriss, A., Johnson, A.M., Walton, D.M., Dickey, J.P. Head impact magnitudes that occur from purposeful soccer heading depend on the game scenario and head impact location. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 40:53-57, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.01.009

Research Affiliations

  • Joint Biomechanics Laboratory
    Director 

Teaching Areas

  • Principles of Biomechanics
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Scientific Instrumentation and Analysis

Awards

  • College of Biological Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Guelph, 2007
  • Faculty Health Sciences Teaching Award – Recognition of Achievement
  • Full-time Award recipient, Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award of Excellence, University of Western Ontario, 2019.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics
  • Member of the International Society of Biomechanics