Researcher profile for Phil Handcock
PhD (Otago), MSc (Alberta), BPhEd(Otago), GDTE (Otago Polytechnic)
Phil is proudly a physical educator, interested and inquisitive in almost anything to do with exercise and sport. Having worked in exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and community exercise prescription he has since enjoyed a 30 year career in academia as a teacher/practitioner/researcher. A well published researcher, Phil has undertaken contract and grant research using a wide range of research methodologies. He reviews regularly for a number of academic publications and is currently editing a special edition on injury prevention and management. Phil is a highly experienced and enthusiastic postgraduate supervisor with particular research interests in exercise rehabilitation, return to play decision making, professional competence of exercise professionals, making physical activity sustainable, and concussion management and student life. Within Otago Polytechnic’s Institute of Sport Exercise & Health, Phil teaches across the postgraduate programme and continues to welcome and supervise Masters and Doctoral students.
Cassidy, T., Handcock, P., Gearity, Burrows, L. (2020) Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching: Bridging the Biophysical, Pedagogical and Sociocultural Foundations of Practice. Routledge, ISBN 9781138301825.
Steﬀensen, L., Handcock, P. (2020) Concussion: Tertiary student experiences. Exercise and Mental Health Symposium , Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, Otago Polytechnic, Online July 3.
Handcock, P., Cassidy, T. & Gearity, B. T. (2020) Harmony in my practice, conﬂicts in my head: Values squeeze and job satisfaction in strength and conditioning coaches. National Strength & Conditioning Association National Conference & Exhibition, e-Poster 9 July, 2020.
Sullivan, S. J., Handcock, P., & Jackson, D. S. (2019). (2019) Does the purchase of a mobility scooter alter physical activity levels in older adults? Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Advance online publication.
Handcock, P. & Cassidy, T. (2019) The Strength and Conditioning Coach: Breaking Free From Signature Pedagogies. SESNZ Conference, 27th-29th November 2019, Massey University, Palmerston North. Abstract to be published The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science (ISSN 2703-240X) Volume 3 issue 3.
Cassidy, T. & Handcock, P. (2019) Returning to play: what does this have to do with ethics? 12TH ICCE Global Coach Conference 24 - 30 October 2019, Tokyo.
Salmon, D. M., Sullivan, S. J., Handcock, P., Rehrer, N. J., & Niven, B. (2018) Neck strength and self-reported neck dysfunction: What is the impact of a season of rugby union? Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness, 58(7-8), 1078-1089.
Salmon, D. M., Handcock, P. J., Sullivan, S. J., Rehrer, N. J., & Niven, B. E. (2018) Can neck strength be measured using a single maximal contraction in a simulated contact position? Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 32(8), 2166-2173.
Stadnyk, A. M. J., Rehrer, N. J., Handcock, P. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., & Cotter, J. D. (2018) No clear benefit of muscle heating on hypertrophy and strength with resistance training. Temperature, 5(2), 175-183.
Handcock, P. (2017) Can neck strength be measured using a single maximal contraction in a simulated contact position? Journal of strength and conditioning research
Handcock, P. J. (2017) Fit to serve: Contemporary expectations of physical fitness in law enforcement. In C. M. Wong (Ed.), Police: Global perceptions, performance and ethical challenges. (pp. 31-83). Nova Science.
Cassidy, T., & Handcock, P. (2017). (2017) Rugby strength and conditioning: Knowing where we come from helps us to know where we need to go. Proceedings of the World in Union (New Zealand) Conference. (pp. 19). Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/events/the-world-in-union-conference-2017/the-world-in-union-conference-2017.cfm
Handcock, P., & Cassidy, T. (2017) Rugby injury: A conspiracy of pain. Proceedings of the World in Union (New Zealand) Conference. (pp. 19). Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/events/the-world-in-union-conference-2017/the-world-in-union-conference-2017.cfm
Handcock, P., Gearity, B., Cassidy, T., & Burrows, L. (2017). (2017) When the student is ready, the teacher will appear: The conflicted strength and conditioning coach? Proceedings of the 11th International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coach Conference. Retrieved from https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/global-coach-conference
Cassidy, T., Handcock, P., Burrows, L., & Gearity, B. (2017) Starting a conversation: Exploring the pedagogical, social and cultural foundations of strength and conditioning coaching. Proceedings of the 11th International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coach Conference. Retrieved from https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/global-coach-conference