Faculty and Staff Profiles

Daniel
Research Asst Professor, College of Health Sciences
Email: Daniel.Greenwood@memphis.edu
Office Location: Fieldhouse Room 171
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Profile

Daniel Greenwood is the Director of the Human Performance Center at the University of Memphis. Daniel manages a team of scientists across multiple disciplines to deliver applied performance projects to solve injury and performance problems for coaching, training, development and medical staff. With an understanding that practical solutions are complicated, the ability to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to solve applied questions and deliver ‘real-life’ solutions is a strength of Daniel and the Center.

With a PhD in Applied sport science, over 15 years of elite high-performance sport science experience, and a degree in sports and exercise management, Daniel brings theoretical and experiential knowledge to direct the human performance programs. Experience working in multiple international sports institutes across 3 continents and a huge variety of sports provides a broad understanding of the underpinning processes for successful application of applied science to improve human performance. Daniel's experience with, and contribution to, highly successful Olympic level and World Champion athletes in multiple sports provides credibility to start conversations and build relationships with elite athletes, programs and organizations to facilitate long term growth.

With a background in biomechanics and experience in major sports science labs, he has a deep understanding of the collection of data within sports contexts; including the adoption and application of relevant technologies, the management of multi-season data sets, and integration of multiple data sources. However, his most unique asset is a PhD in skill acquisition (motor control) and the communication and interpretation skills which accompany that. A detailed understanding of how people learn and how information can be used to change behavior, a topic on which he has delivered presentations at major international conferences, allows a unique use of information to improve practical understanding and performance.

Daniel's most significant published research highlights the mutual benefit of combining coach and scientist knowledge to better understand sport performance in complex performance environments. This underpins his approach to performance science at the elite level, that the combination of specialist knowledge from a variety of areas is required to facilitate change in applied environments. This collaborative approach extends to engaging with, and involving coaches, athletes and support staff throughout the planning, measurement and intervention process to ensure better understood and more successful results and outcomes.


Education

BA Sports and Exercise Management - University of Technology, Sydney - 2002

BA Human Movement Studies - University of Technology, Sydney - 2003

BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies - University of Technology, Sydney - 2004

PhD - Queensland University of Technology - 2014


Work Experience

Postgraduate Scholar - Australian Institute of Sport

Applied Sports Scientist (Biomechanics) - Singapore Sports Council

Applied Sports Scientist (Biomechanics + Skill Acquisition) - Queensland Academy of Sport

Senior Applied Sports Scientist (Biomechanics + Skill Acquisition) - Queensland Academy of Sport

Senior Applied Sports Scientist (Skill Acquisition) - Australian Institute of Sport




Additional Information

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Roberts, A., Greenwood, D., Raynor, A., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F. (2019). Coach knowledge in talent identification: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

McCosker, C., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D., Davids, K. and Gosden, E. (2019). How performance analysis of elite long jumping can inform representative training design through identification of key constraints on behaviour. European Journal of Sport Sciences, 1-9.

Porter, C., Greenwood, D., Panchuk, D., Pepping, G.J. (2019). Learner-adapted practice promotes skill transfer in unskilled adults learning the basketball set shot. European Journal of Sport Sciences, 1-9

Nibali, A., He, Z., Morgan, S., & Greenwood, D. (2017). Extraction and Classification of Diving Clips from Continuous Video Footage. The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 38-48.

Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2016). The role of a vertical reference point in changing gait regulation in cricket run-ups. European Journal of Sport Science, 16(7), 794-800.

Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2013). Experiential knowledge of expert coaches can identify informational constraints on performance of dynamic interceptive actions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(4), 328-335.

Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2012). How Elite Coaches’ Experiential Knowledge Might Enhance Empirical Research on Sport Performance. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7(2), 411-422.

Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2012). How Elite Coaches’ Experiential Knowledge Might Enhance Empirical Research on Sport Performance: A Response to Commentary. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7(2), 427-429.


BOOK CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS

McGuckian, T. B., Askew, G., Greenwood, D., Chalkley, D., Cole, M., & Pepping, G.J. (2017). The impact of constraints on visual exploratory behaviour in football. In J. A. Weast-Knapp & G.J. Pepping (Eds.), Studies in perception and action XIV. New York: Taylor & Francis

Davids, K., Renshaw, I., Pinder, R., Greenwood, D., & Barris, S. (2015). The role of psychology in enhancing skill acquisition and expertise in high performance programmes. In S. T. Cotterill, G. Breslin, & N. Weston (Eds.), Applied Sport Psychology: Practitioner case studies. London: Routledge.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Greenwood, D. (2019). Collaborating with coaches to improve human performance through applied sport science. Sports Biometrics, San Francisco, USA.

Greenwood, D. (2019). Collaborating with coaches to improve human performance through applied sport science. National Strength and Conditioning Association - State Clinic. Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA.

Roberts, A. H., Greenwood, D., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., Raynor, A. (2018).  A constraints based approach to talent identification of future athletes. Poster presented at Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference – Research to Practice, Brisbane, Australia.

McGuckian, T. B., Askew, G., Greenwood, D., Chalkley, D., Cole, M., & Pepping, G.J. (2017). The impact of constraints on visual exploratory behavior in football. International Conference on Perception and Action, Seoul, Korea.

Greenwood, D., Maloney, M. (2017). ‘Performing under pressure: The skills to pay the bills’. AIS Smart Talk Series. Canberra, Australia.

Roberts, A. H., Greenwood, D., Raynor, A., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F. (2017). ‘Talent doesn’t make a champion – but it helps’: The coaches’ eye in talent identification. Proceedings from the Australasian Skill Acquisition Network Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Keogh, J., Haakonssen, E., Greenwood, D. (2017). Reaction (response) time in sport: assessment and training challenges. Proceedings from the Australasian Skill Acquisition Network Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Roberts, A., Greenwood, D., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., Raynor, A. (2017). How do coaches identify talent? An examination of international coach perspectives in combat sports. Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition. Lohja, Finland.

McCosker, C. Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D., Davids, K. & Gosden, E. (2017). Using performance analysis of elite long jumping to better inform representative training design. Proceedings from the Australasian Skill Acquisition Network Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

Askew, G., Pepping, G.J., Greenwood, D. (2016). The Influence of Non-Linear Coaching on Exploratory Behaviour. Proceedings from the Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group. Singapore.

Greenwood, D., (2016). Skill acquisition in elite triathlon. Australian Movement Science Forum. Canberra, Australia.

Greenwood, D., Panchuk, D. (2016). Skill acquisition and the talent pathway. Australian Talent Pathways. Canberra, Australia.

Greenwood, D., Slattery, K. (2015). The role of the learner: Improving run performance in one elite male triathlete. Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition, Lohja, Finland.

Greenwood, D., Davids, K. and Renshaw, I.  (2010). The relationship between experiential and empirical knowledge for understanding sport performance. 4th Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group. Canberra, Australia

Greenwood, D., Davids, K. and Renshaw, I. (2010). Current Coaching Approaches to Run-ups in Sport. Evolution of the Athlete. Brisbane, Australia.

Greenwood, D. (2009). Run-ups in Sport. A Preliminary Examination. 3rd Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group. Brisbane, Australia

Portus, M.R., Denver, E.R., Greenwood, D., Spratford, W.A., Dowlan S.D. (2007). Laboratory and match testing protocols: analysis of elbow angle in cricket bowling. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket. Barbados, Caribbean.

Greenwood, D., Bower, R. and Salter, C. (2005). Dominant versus non-dominant arm throwing in academy level cricketers. Cricket Australia Sports Science Medicine Forum. Queensland, Australia.

Greenwood, D., Bower, R. and Salter, C. (2005). Dominant versus non-dominant arm throwing in cricket: A kinematic analysis. National Elite Sports Council – Athlete Services Forum. Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra, Australia.


HONOURS PROJECTS CO-SUPERVISED TO COMPLETION

Askew, G., Pepping, G.J., Greenwood, D. (2017). The Influence of Playing Area and Athlete Freedom on Exploratory Behaviours in Small-Sided- Games. (Hons), Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia.

Porter, C.., Pepping, G.J., Greenwood, D. (2016). Exploring the effect of a learner-adapted practice schedule on performance and learning of the basketball set shot. (Hons), Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia.

Maloney, M., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D. (2012). Vertical references as constraints on the long jump run up: A case study of two Olympic long jump finalists. (Hons), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  

Smith, N., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D. (2011). Do freestyle swimmers visually regulate when performing a tumble turn? (Hons), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  

 

PHD PROJECTS CURRENTLY SUPERVISED

McCosker, C., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D., Davids, K. (2015 - Current). The Influence of Interacting Constraints on Long Jumping Performance: Dynamic Interceptive Actions in Performance Environments. (PhD), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  

Roberts, A., Greenwood, D., Raynor, A., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F. (2016 - Current). Exploring talent identification in combat sports: Using the coaches’ eye to forecast talent. (PhD), Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia


GRANTS RECEIVED

2017 – ($7’500) Australian institute of Sport – High Performance Research Fund – “Reaction Training Time in BMX”.

2015 – ($59’180) Australian institute of Sport – High Performance Research Fund – “Dive ca

Journal Articles

  • McCosker, C., Renshaw, I., Polman, R., Greenwood, D., and Davids, K. (2021). Run-up strategies in competitive long jumping: How an ecological dynamics rationale can support coaches to design individualised practice tasks. Human Movement Science.
  • Ryan, M., Napier, C., Greenwood, D., Paquette, M. (2021) Comparison of different measures to monitor week-to-week changes in training load in high school runners. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
  • McCosker, C., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D., Davids, K. and Gosden, E. (2020). Influence of expertise on the visual control strategies of athletes during competitive long jump. Journal of Expertise.
  • Roberts, A. H., Greenwood, D., Humberstone, C., & Raynor, A. (2020). Pilot study on the reliability of the coach’s eye: Identifying talent throughout a four-day cadet judo camp. Frontiers.
  • Roberts, A. H., Greenwood, D., Stanley, M., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., & Raynor, A. (2020). Understanding the “gut instinct” of expert coaches during talent identification. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-9.
  • Roberts, A. H., Greenwood, D.A., Stanley, M., Humberstone, C., Iredale, F., Raynor, A. (2019). "Coach knowledge in talent identification: A systematic review and meta-synthesis." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 22(10): 1163-1172.
  • Porter, C., Greenwood, D., Panchuk, D., Pepping, G.J. (2019). "Learner-adapted practice promotes skill transfer in unskilled adults learning the basketball set shot." European Journal of Sport Science: 1-11.
  • Mccosker, C., Renshaw, I., Greenwood, D., Davids, K. & Gosden, E. (2019). How performance analysis of elite long jumping can inform representative training design through identification of key constraints on competitive behaviors, European Journal of Sport Science. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2018.1564797
  • Nibali, A., He, Z., Morgan, S., & Greenwood, D. (2017). Extraction and Classification of Diving Clips from Continuous Video Footage. The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 38-48.
  • Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2016). The role of a vertical reference point in changing gait regulation in cricket run-ups. European Journal of Sport Science, 16(7), 794-800.
  • Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2013). Experiential knowledge of expert coaches can identify informational constraints on performance of dynamic interceptive actions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(4), 328-335.
  • Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2012). How Elite Coaches’ Experiential Knowledge Might Enhance Empirical Research on Sport Performance. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7(2), 411-422.
  • Greenwood, D., Davids, K., & Renshaw, I. (2012). How Elite Coaches’ Experiential Knowledge Might Enhance Empirical Research on Sport Performance: A Response to Commentary. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7(2), 427-429.