Review Board Members



Laura-Anne Furlong
Laura-Anne Furlong
Senior Lecturer
University of Limerick
Ireland
Enda King
Enda King
Sports Physiotherapist
Sports Surgery Clinic
Ireland
   
Adrian Lai
Adrian Lai
Research Scientist
lululemon Athletica Inc
Canada
   

Lionel Reveret
Lionel Reveret
Research Scientist
INRIA Rhône-Alpes
France
Serge Roy
Serge Roy
Director of Research
Altec, Inc.
United States

   

Brad Schoenfeld
Brad Schoenfeld
Associate Professor
Lehman College
United States
   

Laura-Anne Furlong

I am honored to be invited to be part of the Rethink EMG challenge, and look forward to being part of the De Luca Foundation board of advisors for the coming years. I am excited to get a first glimpse of projects which have the potential to significantly develop the fields of sport science and sports medicine, enhancing our understanding of fundamental muscle function in sport as well as informing clinical and coaching decision-making.

Dr Laura-Anne Furlong is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.  Dr. Furlong’s research focuses on investigating muscle function during dynamic tasks by combining non-invasive in vivo measures of muscle and tendon structure and function with biomechanical analyses of movement, force and coordination. This work has been funded by both research councils and industry partners. She was the first female recipient of the Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports in 2019 in recognition of excellence in early career research that embodies the society philosophy of bridging the gap between research and applied practice. She obtained her BSc. (Hons.) and PhD from the University of Limerick and completed postdoctoral training as part of the Institute for Sports Research collaboration between Loughborough University, UK and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to her current appointment Dr. Furlong was a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Biomechanics in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, where she was based in the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine.


Enda King

   

I am delighted to be involved as an advisor in the De Luca Foundation EMG Rethink Challenge. I am passionate about the role of movement analysis in rehabilitation and athletic development. This is an outstanding initiative to support sports scientists and sports clinicians create and answer questions that will further advance their practice and expand the evidence base.

Enda King PhD MSc combines his roles as a sports physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and educator through his work with individual athletes and elite teams across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently, he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland and traveling internationally to work with athletes and professional clubs. He currently lives in Ireland with his wife Michelle and their 3 children Eleanor, Ethan and Iarlaith.


Adrian Lai

   

I’m very excited to part of this initiative that promotes the field of electromyography as a viable tool to measure, evaluate and ultimately improve performance in the areas of clinical and sport rehabilitation. I wholeheartedly believe EMG holds a unique space that enhances and integrates well with many of the other emerging technologies that measure human movement and performance. I’m excited to discover how researchers from around the world rethink how EMG can generate new and innovative ideas and tools that can impact multiple settings.

Hi, my name is Adrian and I’m currently a Senior Research Scientist in lululemon’s R&D team. The team I’m part of aims to support the business with sound scientific insights and to deliver innovative products that can better the wellness and wellbeing of our guests. My academic research expertise is in biomechanics, specifically to use computer models and non-invasive techniques (electromyography (EMG) and ultrasonography) to understand how our muscles function to generate movement with the goal of better understanding the underlying mechanisms behind neuromuscular disorders such as stroke and to maximise human performance. Some examples of my previous work include using EMG to drive and evaluate predictive models of the human body spanning multiple scales from motor unit recruitment within a motor unit pool and between different muscle fibre types to the primary muscles in the lower limb that drive limb and body movement. I’m originally from Sydney, Australia and I now enjoy all outdoor adventures that British Columbia, Canada has to offer.


Lionel Reveret

I am grateful and pleased to be part of the De Luca Foundation's Rethink EMG Challenge Committee. The main objective of my current research work is the application of the latest scientific results for the preparation of Olympic athletes with the ambition to provide coaches with the fastest and most reliable feedback possible. EMG is part of a very valuable source of in situ information on human motor performance. I look forward to proposals that will bring together the best of science and sport application.

Lionel Reveret is an INRIA researcher at the Grenoble center in France. He is specialized in motion analysis from video and its applications for 3D animation, biology, human biomechanics and sports. His thesis work focused on the study of facial motion during speech production. He then turned to the application of his research jointly to 3D animation and biology, ranging from the study of animal locomotion to the estimation of tree movement in the wind. He has co-authored about 50 scientific publications in computer science, neuroscience and biology. This multidisciplinary career has also included the coordination of several research projects. Currently, he is mainly dedicated to the scientific development of video analysis in the field of high performance in sports, in collaboration with INSEP France and several other academic partners in Biomechanics. He coordinates a French national project of scientific and technical support to Olympic teams (PerfAnalytics project) which gathers 8 research teams, 3 training centers and 5 sports federations (climbing, BMX in cycling, gymnastics, boxing and wrestling). This project aims to provide scientific and technical support to coaches and athletes for the use of video analysis as a reliable measurement tool for the objectification of performance through the automatic extraction of biomechanical and statistical parameters.


Serge Roy

   

Dr. Serge Roy is the Director of Research at Altec Inc, the research arm of Delsys Inc. He also serves as a key member of the Delsys Education Team since the Companies founding. His recent transition to a full-time position at Altec/Delsys follows 25 years at the Neuro Muscular Research Center (NMRC) at Boston University where he held a Research Professor appointment. Dr. Roy maintains an Adjunct Research Professor position at BU Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in their Department of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Roy received his graduate training at Boston University (M.S., 1981; Sc.D., 1992, Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology), and his undergraduate training at New York University (B.S., 1975, Physical Therapy), Stevens Institute of Technology (’67-’68) and Columbia University of School of Engineering (’68-’71). He has been a registered physical therapist since 1981, specializing in patients with neurological disorders.

Dr. Roy is the recipient of the Elizabeth C. Adams Award as the outstanding Graduate of N.Y.U. and two group achievement awards from NASA for experiments involving Space Shuttle Life-Science I and II missions. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and was appointed as the first Fellow of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), where he also served as President. Dr. Roy has published more than 50 original reports and 100 abstracts in peer-reviewed publications and is the lead author of The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, a leading reference book in the field. He has co-authored, and served as a key person, on extramural research grants from the NIH, NIDRR, DARPA, NASA, VA, NATO, and private sources totaling over $30M.


Brad Schoenfeld

   

I am honored to accept a role on the advisory board for the De Luca Foundation. I admire the mission of the De Luca Foundation and their commitment to supporting research in the field of exercise science. I look forward to lending my expertise to further this mission.

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is a professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, where he serves as the graduate director of the Human Performance and Fitness program. Dr. Schoenfeld has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers on various exercise- and sports nutrition-related topics, and authored the seminal textbook, "Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy." His research has been cited in over 10,000 peer-reviewed papers and he is currently ranked as the world’s top researcher on the topic of resistance training by ExpertScape, an independent site that grades researchers based on their scholarly activity. He was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity, as well as earning the 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Association Young Investigator of the Year Award. In addition to his academic efforts, he has consulted with numerous professional sports teams and formerly served as Sports Nutritionist for the New Jersey Devils hockey organization.


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