Dr Jason Bonacci

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

jason.bonacci@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72634

Research interests

Dr Bonaccis research interests include the neuromuscular adaptations that occur with training and injury and how these adaptations relate to exercise performance. His research takes a neurophysiological approach to understanding human performance and musculoskeletal injury.

Teaching interests

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy

HSE202 Biomechanics

HSE323 Clinical and Sports Biomechanics

HSE201 Exercise Physiology

Conferences

Bonacci J, Spratford W, Hicks A, Saunders P, Blanch P, Rantalainen T, Vicenzino B. Neuromechanics of minimalist running shoes. Invited Speaker. Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2011, Brisbane, Australia. Bonacci J, Saunders P, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. The relationship between measures of cycle intensity and running economy in triathletes. 2011 Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle, Australia. Bonacci J, Saunders P, Alexander M, Blanch P, Chapman A, Vicenzino B. Run performance and neuromuscular control is not affected by cycling in elite international triathletes. 2010 Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia. Bonacci J, Green D, Saunders P, Franettovich M, Chapman A, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Is plyometric training effective for correcting altered neuromotor control post cycling in triathletes. 2010 Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia. Bonacci J, Green D, Saunders P, Franettovich M, Chapman A, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Short-term plyometric training improves altered neuromotor control during running after cycling in triathletes. International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2010 Congress, Marquette, Michigan, US. Bonacci J, Green D, Saunders P, Blanch P, Franettovich M, Chapman A, Vicenzino B. Change in footstrike position is related to alterations in running economy in triathletes . International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2010 Congress, Marquette, Michigan, US. Bonacci J, Blanch P, Green D, Saunders P, Vicenzino B. Neuromuscular control and performance during the cycle-run transition: latest evidence. Australian National High Performance Sports Workshop, May 2010, Canberra, Australia. Bonacci J, Green D, Saunders P, Franettovich M, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Altered neuromotor control during running after cycling is corrected with plyometric training. Australian National High Performance Sports Workshop, May 2010, Canberra, Australia. Bonacci J, Saunders P, Alexander M, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Elite triathletes run performance and neuromuscular control is preserved after cycling. Australian National High Performance Sports Workshop, 2010, Canberra, Australia. Bonacci J, Chapman A, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. The direct effect of cycling on neuromuscular control in lesser trained triathletes. 2009 Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, Australia.

Awards

Best New Researcher, Sports Physiotherapy, Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2011, Brisbane, Australia



Best Poster for exercise and sports science in 2010 at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport in Port Douglas, Queensland.

Publications

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2017

Gluteus medius activation during running is a risk factor for season hamstring injuries in elite footballers

M Franettovich Smith, J Bonacci, M Mendis, C Christie, A Rotstein, J Hides

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 159-163, Journal of science and medicine in sport, C1

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2016

A systematic evaluation of field-based screening methods for the assessment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk

A Fox, J Bonacci, S McLean, M Spittle, N Saunders

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 715-735, Sports medicine, C1

journal

Efficacy of ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk landing patterns during a sport-specific task

A Fox, J Bonacci, S McLean, N Saunders

(2016), pp. 1-10, Scandinavian journal of medicine and science in sports, C1

journal

Mechanical ageing performance of minimalist and traditional footwear foams

N Lippa, P Collins, J Bonacci, S Piland, J Rawlins, T Gould

(2016), pp. 1-12, Footwear science, C1

journal
2014

Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running

J Bonacci, B Vicenzino, W Spratford, P Collins

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 425-428, British journal sports medicine, C1

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What is normal? Female lower limb kinematic profiles during athletic tasks used to examine anterior cruciate ligament injury risk: a systematic review

A Fox, J Bonacci, S McLean, M Spittle, N Saunders

(2014), Vol. 44, pp. 815-832, Sports medicine, C1

journal

A general pose estimation algorithm in a multi-Kinect system

S Li, P Pathirana, J Bonacci

(2014), pp. 1-5, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: Sharpening the Future with Sustainable Technology; ICIAfS 2014, Piscataway, NJ, E1

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2013

Rating of perceived exertion during cycling is associated with subsequent running economy in triathletes

J Bonacci, V Vleck, P Saunders, P Blanch, B Vicenzino

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 49-53, Journal of science and medicine in sport, C1

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Running in a minimalist and lightweight shoe is not the same as running barefoot : a biomechanical study

J Bonacci, P Saunders, A Hicks, T Rantalainen, B Vicenzino, W Spratford

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 387-392, British journal of sports medicine, C1

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2011

Neuromuscular control and running economy is preserved in elite international triathletes after cycling

J Bonacci, P Saunders, M Alexander, P Blanch, B Vicenzino

(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 59-71, Sports biomechanics, C1-1

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Plyometric training as an intervention to correct altered neuromotor control during running after cycling in triathletes : a preliminary randomised controlled trial

J Bonacci, D Green, P Saunders, M Franettovich, P Blanch, B Vicenzino

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 15-21, Physical therapy in sport, C1-1

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2010

Change in running kinematics after cycling are related to alterations in running economy in triathletes

J Bonacci, D Green, P Saunders, P Blanch, M Franettovich, A Chapman, B Vicenzino

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 460-464, Journal of science and medicine in sport, C1-1

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Altered movement patterns but not muscle recruitment in moderately trained triathletes during running after cycling

J Bonacci, P Blanch, A Chapman, B Vicenzino

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 1477-1487, Journal of sports sciences, C1-1

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Neuromuscular adaptations to training, injury and passive interventions: implications for running economy

J Bonacci, A Chapman, P Blanch, B Vicenzino

(2010), Vol. 39, pp. 903-921, Sports medicine, C1-1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Development and Evaluation of a Perceptive Roll Control Ankle Support Brace for POD

Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Jason Bonacci

  • 2016: $21,548

Load and Injury risk in distance athletes

Dr Jason Bonacci, Ms Danielle Trowell

  • 2017: $5,318

Industry and Other Funding

A Retrospective medical record study of the impact and outcome of shoulder instability injury management in elite Australian League Football players

Dr Jason Bonacci, Prof Richard Page

  • 2014: $20,000

Development and Evaluation of a Perceptive Roll Control Ankle Support Brace for POD

Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Jason Bonacci

  • 2015: $49,800

Proof of Concept Validation: Connections for Knee Brace Design

Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jason Bonacci

  • 2017: $8,277

Design and Development of Athletic Apparel with respect to Biomechanics

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Jason Bonacci, Mrs Samantha Hoffmann

  • 2017: $15,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Aaron Fox

Thesis entitled: Neuromechanics of the Lower Limb: Implications for ACL Injury Prevention

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Simon John Moule

Thesis entitled: The role of an external focus of attention on lower limb landing postures

Master of Applied Science (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences