Dr Jason Bonacci

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

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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2022

Effect of concurrent strength and endurance training on run performance and biomechanics: A randomized controlled trial

D Trowell, A Fox, N Saunders, B Vicenzino, J Bonacci

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 543-558, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Denmark, C1

journal article

A pilot randomised control trial of the efficacy of stability-based training with visualisation for people with chronic ankle instability

L Forsyth, J Bonacci, C Childs

(2022), Vol. 60, pp. 1199-1209, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2021

The relationship between performance and biomechanics in middle-distance runners

D Trowell, E Phillips, P Saunders, J Bonacci

(2021), Vol. 20, pp. 974-984, Sports biomechanics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Simulating the Impact of Glenohumeral Capsulorrhaphy on Movement Kinematics and Muscle Function

Aaron Fox, Jason Bonacci, Stephen Gill, Richard Page

(2021), Vol. 39, pp. 880-890, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Simulating the effect of glenohumeral capsulorrhaphy on kinematics and muscle function

A Fox, J Bonacci, S Gill, R Page

(2021), Vol. 39, pp. 880-890, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, United States, C1

journal article

Training and technique choices predict self-reported running injuries: an international study

J Warne, A Gruber, R Cheung, J Bonacci

(2021), Vol. 48, pp. 83-90, Physical therapy in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evaluating the effects of arthroscopic Bankart repair and open Latarjet shoulder stabilisation procedures on shoulder joint neuromechanics and function: a single-centre, parallel-arm trial protocol

Aaron Fox, Jason Bonacci, Stephen Gill, Richard Page

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, BMJ open sport & exercise medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Kinematic and Coordination Variability in Individuals With Acute and Chronic Patellofemoral Pain

Aaron Fox, Reed Ferber, Jason Bonacci

(2021), Vol. 37, pp. 463-470, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

A comparison of plantarflexor musculotendon unit output between plyometric exercises and running

D Trowell, A Fox, N Saunders, B Vicenzino, J Bonacci

(2021), pp. 1-6, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

The relationship between performance of a single-leg squat and leap landing task: moving towards a netball-specific anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk screening method

Aaron Fox, Jason Bonacci, Natalie Saunders

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 493-509, Sports biomechanics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Effect of strength training on biomechanical and neuromuscular variables in distance runners: a systematic review and meta-analysis

D Trowell, B Vicenzino, N Saunders, A Fox, J Bonacci

(2020), Vol. 50, pp. 133-150, Sports medicine, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Immediate effects of foot orthoses on gait biomechanics in individuals with persistent patellofemoral pain

H Hart, K Crossley, J Bonacci, D Ackland, M Pandy, N Collins

(2020), Vol. 77, pp. 20-28, Gait and Posture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Hip joint kinematics and segment coordination variability according to pain and structural disease severity in hip osteoarthritis

M Hall, A Fox, J Bonacci, B Metcalf, Y Pua, L Diamond, K Allison, T Wrigley, K Bennell

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 1836-1844, Journal of orthopaedic research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Footwear and Cadence Affect Gait Variability in Runners with Patellofemoral Pain

Jason Bonacci, Aaron Fox, Michelle HALL, Joel FULLER, Bill VICENZINO

(2020), Vol. 52, pp. 1354-1360, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Philadephia, Pa., C1

journal article

Effect of gait retraining on segment coordination and joint variability in individuals with patellofemoral pain

J Bonacci, A Fox, M Hall, J Fuller, B Vicenzino

(2020), Vol. 80, pp. 1-7, Clinical Biomechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mechanics, energetics and implementation of grounded running technique: A narrative review

S Davis, A Fox, J Bonacci, F Davis

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 1-7, BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Effect of mechanically aged minimalist and traditional footwear on female running biomechanics

Nadine Lippa, Jason Bonacci, Paul Collins, James Rawlins, Trenton Gould

(2019), Vol. 233, pp. 375-388, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part P: journal of sports engineering and technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Gait retraining versus foot orthoses for patellofemoral pain: a pilot randomised clinical trial

J Bonacci, M Hall, N Saunders, B Vicenzino

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 457-461, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The influence of cadence and shoes on patellofemoral joint kinetics in runners with patellofemoral pain

J Bonacci, M Hall, A Fox, N Saunders, T Shipsides, B Vicenzino

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 574-578, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Gait kinematics in individuals with acute and chronic patellofemoral pain

A Fox, R Ferber, N Saunders, S Osis, J Bonacci

(2018), Vol. 50, pp. 502-509, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Operative shoulder instability injury management in Australian Football League players: a case series

J Bonacci, B Manson, S Bowe, S Gill, H Seward, G Hoy, R Page

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 760-764, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Exploring individual adaptations to an anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programme

A Fox, J Bonacci, S McLean, N Saunders

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 83-98, Knee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

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

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 525-534, Scandinavian journal of medicine and science in sports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mechanical ageing performance of minimalist and traditional footwear foams

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

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 9-20, Footwear science, London, Eng., C1

journal article
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, New Zealand, C1

journal article
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, London, England, C1

journal article

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, New Zealand, C1

journal article

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, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

conference
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, Chatswood , N. S. W., C1

journal article

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, London, England, C1

journal article
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, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

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, Kidlington, England, C1-1

journal article
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, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

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, London, England, C1-1

journal article

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, Auckland, N.Z., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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

Department of Industry

  • 2016: $21,548

Load and Injury risk in distance athletes

Dr Jason Bonacci, Ms Danielle Anne Trowell

AIS Grant - Research - Australian Institute Sport

  • 2019: $5,318
  • 2018: $4,918
  • 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

AFL Grant - Research - Australian Football League

  • 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

POD Active Pty Ltd

  • 2015: $49,800

Proof of Concept Validation: Connections for Knee Brace Design

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

POD Active Pty Ltd

  • 2017: $8,277

Design and Development of Athletic Apparel with respect to Biomechanics

A/Prof Paul Collins, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Jason Bonacci, Dr Samantha Hoffmann

Lululemon Athletica - Canada

  • 2018: $25,000
  • 2017: $15,000

Exploring the scope to inform feasibility of a clinic based Patellofemoral pain (PFP) intervention to improve clinical outcomes.

Dr Jason Bonacci, Miss Natalie Mazzella, A/Prof Natalie Saunders

The Trustee for TM Cole Trust

  • 2022: $6,214

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

Danielle Anne Trowell

Thesis entitled: Biomechanics and Adaptations of Strength Training Exercises in Distance Runners

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

Associate Supervisor
2021

Ryan Laurence Worn

Thesis entitled: Pedalling technique and performance in timed endurance cycling events

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

2016

Aaron Samuel 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 Examination of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) through smartphone technology.

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