Teaching & Research
Darren enjoys teaching all areas of Sports Therapy and is currently teaching on a range of Sports Therapy modules from Academic Study Skills to Peripheral and Spinal Manual Therapy. He has taught on every module across the Sports Therapy degree and assists with the development of modules and assessments.
Darren is currently undertaking a variety of research projects within Sports Therapy, Sports Biomechanics and Learning and Teaching. His main focus is currently exploring the application of forces within manual therapy techniques (from a clinical, and learning and teaching perspective) and methods of quantifying the efficacy of these forces.
Peer reviewed journal articles:
Cooper, D., Bevins, J. and Corbett, M. (2018) The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Repurposing of a Peripheral Gaming Device for the Acquisition of Forces Applied to a Hydraulic Treatment Plinth. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 36. pp. 87-91. ISSN 2468-7812
Houten, D. and Cooper, D. (2017) How Does Cryotherapy Effect Ankle Proprioception in Healthy Individuals?Somatosensory and Motor Research, 34 (3). pp. 158-171. ISSN Print 0899-0220 Online 1369-1651
Cooper, D., Higgins, S. and Beckmann, N. (2017) Online Instructional Videos as a Complimentary Method of Teaching Practical Rehabilitation Skills for Groups and Individuals. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 45 (4). pp. 546-560. ISSN 0047-2395 Online: 1541-3810
Cooper, D. and Higgins, S. (2015) The Effectiveness of Online Instructional Videos in the Acquisition and Demonstration of Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor Rehabilitation Skills. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46 (4). pp. 768-779. ISSN 1467-8535
Cooper, D. (2018) Medical Issues in Basketball. In: The Science of Basketball. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 143-155. ISBN Paperback: 978-1138701540; Hardback: 978-1138701533
Conference or workshop items:
Hope, H. and Cooper, D. (2018) Working With Vulnerable Students to Maximise Engagement and Achievement at Level 6. In: FACE 2018: Transformative Higher Education – Access, Inclusion and Lifelong Learning, 4th - 6th July 2018, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)
Hope, H. and Cooper, D. (2018) Working With Vulnerable Students to Maximise Engagement and Achievement at Level 6. In: The University of Worcester Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2018, 13th - 14th June 2018, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)
Cooper, D. (2015) The Effectiveness of Instructional Video in the Acquisition of Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor Skills in Practical Sports Therapy Rehabilitation. In: HEA Social Sciences Conference, 3-4 December 2015, The Studio, Manchester. (Unpublished)
Cooper, D. (2010) Student Evaluation of Instructor-Made Interactive Videos for Teaching and Reinforcing the Acquisition of Practical Skills. In: 3Rivers Consortium Conference, March 2010, Sunderland University. (Unpublished)
Cooper, D. (2010) Student Evaluation of Instructor-Made Interactive Videos for Teaching and Reinforcing the Acquisition of Practical Skills. In: University of Teesside 10th Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, 3rd February 2010, Teesside University. (Unpublished)
Wright, M., Cooper, D. , Harrison, C., Cooley, D. and Fleming, L. (2009) From Injury to Record Breaking Performance: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Sports Science Support to an Elite Ultra Distance Runner. In: First International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference, 20th – 22nd August 2009, Newcastle upon Tyne