Tim has published over 200 scientific articles that have direct application to high performance sport. His consultancy extends across a wide range of sports, including: Football (Soccer), Basketball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Handball, Australian Football, and Cricket. His expertise includes using training information to predict ‘preventable’ injuries, skill acquisition, game-specific training, and analysing the physical demands of match-play. Some of his sport-specific publications are provided below:

 

     Workloads and Injury

Gabbett, H.T., Windt, J., and Gabbett, T.J. (2018). Cost-benefit analysis underlies training decisions in elite sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (in press).

Malone, S., Owen, A., Mendes, B., Hughes, B., Collins, K., and Gabbett, T.J. (2017). High-speed running and sprinting as an injury risk factor in soccer: Can well-developed physical qualities reduce the risk? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (in press).

Bourdon, P.C., Cardinale, M., Murray, A., Gastin, P., Kellmann, M., Varley, M.C., Gabbett, T.J., Coutts, A.J., Burgess, D.J., Gregson, W., Cable, N.T. (2017). Monitoring athlete training loads: Consensus statement. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12:S2161-S2170.

Windt, J., Zumbo, B., Sporer, B., MacDonald, K., and Gabbett, T.J. (2017). Why might workload spikes cause injuries, and which athletes are at higher risk? Deciphering mediators and moderators in workload—injury investigations. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:993-994.

Gabbett, T.J., and Whiteley, R. (2017). Two training-load paradoxes: can we work harder and smarter, can physical preparation and medical be team-mates? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12:S250-S254.

Malone, S., Roe, M., Doran, D., Gabbett, T.J., and Collins, K. (2017). High chronic training loads and exposure to bouts of maximal velocity running reduce injury risk in Gaelic football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20:250-254.

Malone, S., Owen, A., Newton, M., Mendes, B., Collins, K., and Gabbett, T.J. (2017). The acute:chronic workload ratio in relation to injury risk in professional soccer. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20:561-565.

Murray, N.B., Gabbett, T.J., Townshend, A.D., and Blanch, P. (2017). Calculating acute:chronic workload ratios using exponentially weighted moving averages provides a more sensitive indicator of injury likelihood than rolling averages. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:749-754.

Malone, S., Roe, M., Doran, D.A, Gabbett, T.J., and Collins, K.D. (2017). Aerobic fitness and playing experience protect against spikes in workload: the role of the acute:chronic workload ratio on injury risk in elite Gaelic football. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12:393-401.

Quarrie, K., Lambert, M., Mellalieu, S., Gabbett, T.J., Gray, A., Hennessy, L., Stadelmann, J., Fuller, C., Gill, N., Blackie, J., Kemp, S., Cook, C., Nicol, R., and Raftery, M. (2017). Managing player workload in rugby union. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:421-427.

Murray, N.B., Gabbett, T.J., Townshend, A.D., Hulin, B.T., and McLellan, C.P. (2017). Individual and combined effects of acute and chronic running loads on injury risk in elite Australian footballers. Scandinavian Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 27:990-998.

Nassis, G.P. and Gabbett, T.J. (2017). Is workload associated with injuries and performance in elite football? A call for action. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:486-487.

Windt, J. and Gabbett, T.J. (2016). How do training and competition workloads relate to injury? The workload—injury aetiology model. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:428-435.

Gabbett, T.J., Kennelly, S., Sheehan, J., Hawkins, R., Milsom, J., King, E., Whiteley, R., and Ekstrand, J. (2016). If overuse injury is a “training load error” should undertraining be viewed the same way? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:1017-1018.

Schwellnus, M., Soligard, T., Alonso, J., Bahr, R., Clarsen, B., Dijkstra, P., Gabbett, T.J., Gleeson, M., Hägglund, M., Hutchinson, M.R., Janse Van Rensburg, C., Khan, K., Meeusen, R., Orchard, J.W., Pluim, B.M., Raftery, M., Erdener, U., Budgett, R., and Engebretsen, L. (2016). International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on load in sports and the risk of illness: How much is too much? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:1043-1052.

Soligard, T., Schwellnus, M., Alonso, J., Bahr, R., Clarsen, B., Dijkstra, P., Gabbett, T.J., Gleeson, M., Hägglund, M., Hutchinson, M.R., Janse Van Rensburg, C., Khan, K., Meeusen, R., Orchard, J.W., Pluim, B.M., Raftery, M., Erdener, U., Budgett, R., and Engebretsen, L. (2016). International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of injury: how much is too much? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:1030-1041.

Gabbett, T.J., Hulin, B.T., Blanch, P., and Whiteley, R. (2016). High training loads alone do not cause sports injuries: how you get there is the real issue. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:444-445.

Gabbett, T.J. (2016). The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:273-280.

Blanch, P. and Gabbett, T.J. (2016). Has the athlete trained enough to return to play safely? The acute:chronic workload ratio permits clinicians to quantify a player’s risk of subsequent injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:471-475.

Hulin, B.T., Gabbett, T.J., Caputi, P., Lawson, D., and Sampson, J.A. (2016). The acute:chronic workload ratio predicts injury: high chronic workload may decrease injury risk in elite rugby league players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:231-236.

Hulin, B.T., Gabbett, T.J., Caputi, P., Lawson, D.W., and Sampson, J.A. (2016). Low chronic workload and the acute:chronic workload ratio are more predictive of injury than between-match recovery time: A two-season prospective cohort study in elite rugby league players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:1008-1012.

Hulin, B.T., Gabbett, T.J., Blanch, P., Chapman, P., Bailey, D., and Orchard, J.W. (2014). Spikes in acute workload are associated with increased injury risk in elite cricket fast bowlers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (in press).

Colby, M., Dawson, B., Heasman, J., Rogalski, B., and Gabbett, T.J. (2014). Relationship between accelerometer and GPS-derived running loads and injury risk in elite Australian footballers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press).

Rogalski, B., Dawson, B., Heasman, J., and Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Training and game loads and injury risk in elite Australian footballers.Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16:499-503.

Ullah, S., Gabbett, T.J., and Finch, C.F. (2013). Statistical modeling for recurrent events: An application to sports injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (in press).

Gabbett, T.J., Ullah, S., and Finch, C.F. (2012). Identifying risk factors for contact injury in professional rugby league players – application of a Frailty model for recurrent injury. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,15:496-504.

Gabbett, T.J., Ullah, S., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2012). Skill qualities as risk factors for injury in professional rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30:1421-1427.

Gabbett, T.J. and Ullah, S. (2012). Relationship between running loads and soft-tissue injury in elite team sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,26:953-960.

Gabbett, T.J., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2011). Physical collisions and injury in professional rugby league match-play. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,14:210-215.

Gabbett, T.J. and Jenkins, D.G. (2011). Relationship between training load and injury in professional rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,14:204-209.

Gabbett, T.J. (2010). The development and application of an injury prediction model for non-contact, soft-tissue injuries in elite collision sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,24:2593-2603.

Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., and Abernethy, B. (2010). Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,13:578-583.

Gabbett, T.J. and Godbolt, R.J.B. (2010). Training injuries in professional rugby league. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,24:1948-1953.

Killen, N.M., Gabbett, T.J.,and Jenkins, D.G. (2010). Training loads and incidence of injury during the pre-season in professional rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,24:2079-2084.

Gabbett, T.J. and Domrow, N. (2007). Relationships between training load, injury, and fitness in sub-elite collision sport athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences,25:1507-1519.

Gabbett, T.J. and Domrow, N. (2005). Risk factors for injury in sub-elite rugby league players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 33:428-434.

Gabbett, T.J. (2004). Reductions in pre-season training loads reduce training injury rates in rugby league players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38:743-749.

Gabbett, T.J. (2004). Incidence of injury in junior and senior rugby league players. Sports Medicine,34:849-859.

Gabbett, T.J. (2004). Influence of training and match intensity on injuries in rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences,22:409-417.

Research

Source: Rugby Scientists, http://rugbyscientists.com/2015/02/20/research-in-rugby-growing-exponentially-rugby-researchs-top-15/

 

     Athlete Monitoring

Gabbett, T.J., Nassis, G.P., Oetter, E., Pretorius, J., Johnston, N., Medina, D., Rodas, G., Myslinski, T., Howells, D., Beard, A., Ryan, A. (2017). The athlete monitoring cycle: A practical guide to interpreting and applying training monitoring data. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51:1451-1452.

McNamara, D.J., Gabbett, T.J., Blanch, P., and Kelly, L. (2017). The relationship between wearable microtechnology device variables and cricket fast bowling intensity. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, (in press).

Hulin, B.T., Gabbett, T.J., Johnston R., and Jenkins, D.G. (2017). Wearable microtechnology can accurately identify collision events during professional rugby league match-play. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20:638-642.

Black, G.M., Gabbett, T.J., Cole, M.H., and Naughton, G. (2016). Monitoring workload in throwing-dominant sports: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 46:1503-1516.

McNamara, D.J., Gabbett, T.J., Naughton, G., and Orchard, J.W. (2016). How submarine and guided missile technology can help reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50:962-963.

Chambers, R., Gabbett, T.J., Cole, M.H., and Beard, A. (2015). The use of wearable microsensors to quantify sport-specific movements: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 45:1065-1081.

steeden Rugby League

Gabbett, T.J. (2014). Physical, technical and tactical factors affect final ladder position in semi-professional rugby league. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, (in press).

Gabbett, T.J., Polley, C., Dwyer, D., Kearney, S., and Corvo, A. (2014). Influence of field position and phase of play on the physical demands of match-play in professional rugby league forwards. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (in press).

Black, G.M. and Gabbett, T.J. (2014). Match intensity and pacing strategies in rugby league: An examination of whole-game and interchange players, and winning and losing teams. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press).

Gabbett, T.J. (2014). Influence of playing standard on the physical demands of junior rugby league tournament match-play. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, (in press).

Johnston, R.D., Gabbett, T.J., and Jenkins, D.G. (2013). Influence of an intensified competition on fatigue and match performance in junior rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,16:460-465.

Gabbett, T.J. and Seibold, A. (2013). Relationship between tests of physical qualities, team selection, and physical match performance in semi-professional rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,27:3259-3265.

Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Activity and recovery cycles of National Rugby League matches involving higher- and lower-ranked teams. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,27:1623-1628.

Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Influence of the opposing team on the physical demands of elite rugby league match-play. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,27:1629-1635.

Gabbett, T.J., Stein, J.G., Kemp, J.G., and Lorenzen, C. (2013). Relationship between tests of physical qualities and physical match performance in elite rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,27:1539-1545.

Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Influence of playing standard on the physical demands of professional rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences,31:1125-1138.

Gabbett, T.J. (2012). Sprinting patterns of National Rugby League competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,26:121-130.

Gabbett, T.J., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2012). Physical demands of professional rugby league training and competition using microtechnology. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport,15:80-86.

  Rugby Union

Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Gabbett, T., and Newton, R. (2014). Long-term training induced changes in sprinting speed and sprint momentum in elite rugby union players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press).

Granatelli, G., Gabbett, T.J., Briotti, G., Padulo, J., Buglione, A., D’Ottavio, S., and Ruscello, B. (2014). Match analysis and temporal patterns of fatigue in Rugby Sevens. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press).

Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Quantifying the physical demands of collision sports: Does microsensor technology measure what it claims to measure? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,27:2319-2322.

Austin, D., Gabbett, T., and Jenkins, D. (2011). The physical demands of Super 14 rugby union. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14:259-263.

Austin, D., Gabbett, T., and Jenkins, D. (2011). Repeated high-intensity exercise in professional rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences,29:1105-1112.

Sheppard, J.M., Barker, M., and Gabbett, T.J. (2008). Training agility in elite rugby players: A case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning,16:15-19.

 Australian Football

Colby, M., Dawson, B., Heasman, J., Rogalski, B., and Gabbett, T.J. (2014). Relationship between accelerometer and GPS-derived running loads and injury risk in elite Australian footballers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press).

LeRossignol, P., Gabbett, T.J., Comerford, D., and Stanton, W. (2014). Repeated-sprint ability and team selection in Australian football league players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, (in press).

Rogalski, B., Dawson, B., Heasman, J., and Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Training and game loads and injury risk in elite Australian footballers.Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16:499-503.

Cricket

Hulin, B.T., Gabbett, T.J., Blanch, P., Chapman, P., Bailey, D., and Orchard, J.W. (2014). Spikes in acute workload are associated with increased injury risk in elite cricket fast bowlers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (in press).

McNamara, D.J., Gabbett, T.J., Naughton, G., Farhart, P., and Chapman, P. (2013). Physical preparation and competition workloads and fatigue responses of elite junior cricket players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance,8:517-526.

  Basketball

Khlifa, R., Aouadi, R., Shephard, R., Souhaiel Chelly, M., Hermassi, S., and Gabbett, T.J. (2013). Effects of a shoot training program with a reduced hoop diameter rim on free-throw kinematics and accuracy in young basketball players. Journal of Sports Sciences,31:497-504.

Khlifa, R., Aouadi, R., Hermassi, S., Souhaiel Chelly, M., Jlid, C., and Gabbett, T.J. (2012). Kinematic adjustments in the basketball free throw performed with a reduced hoop diameter rim.International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 7:371-381.

Gabbett, T., Sheppard, J., Pritchard-Peschek, K., Leveritt, M., and Aldred, M. (2008). Influence of closed skill and open skill warm ups on the performance of speed, change of direction speed, vertical jump, and reactive agility in team sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22:1413-1415.

Football (Soccer)

Varley, M.C., Gabbett, T.J., and Aughey, R.J. (2014). Activity profiles of professional soccer, rugby league, and Australian football match-play.Journal of Sports Sciences, (in press).

Zubillaga, A., Gabbett, T.J., Fradua, L., Ruiz-Ruiz, C., Caro, O., and Ervilla, R. (2013). Influence of ball position on playing space in Spanish elite women’s football match-play. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8:713-722.

Gabbett, T.J., Wiig, H., and Spencer, M. (2013). Repeated high-intensity running and sprinting in elite Women’s soccer competition.International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8:130-138.

Gabbett, T. and Mulvey, M. (2008). Time-motion analysis of small-sided training games and competition in elite Women’s football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22:543-552.

Gabbett, T.J., Carius, J., and Mulvey, M. (2008). Does improved decision-making ability reduce the physiological demands of game-based activities in field sport athletes? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,22:2027-2035.

Volleyball

Aouadi, R., Chedly Jlid, M., Khlifa, R., Hermassi, S., Chelly, S., van den Tillar, R., and Gabbett, T. (2012). Association of anthropometric qualities with vertical jump performance in elite male volleyball players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness,52:11-17.

Sheppard, J.M., Gabbett, T.J., and Reeberg Stanganelli, L.C. (2009). An analysis of playing positions in elite mens’ volleyball: consideration for competition demands and physiological characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,23:1858-1866.

Marques, M.C., van den Tillaar, R., Gabbett, T.J., Machado Reis, V., and Jose Gonzalez-Badillo, J. (2009). In-season physical fitness qualities of professional volleyball players: Determination of positional differences. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,23:1106-1111.

Sheppard, J.M., Gabbett, T.J., Borgeaud, R. (2008). Training repeated effort ability in national team male volleyball players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance,3:397-400.

Sheppard, J.M., Cronin, J., Gabbett, T.J., McGuigan, M.R., Etxebarria, N., and Newton, R.U. (2008). Relative importance of strength, power, and anthropometric measures to jump performance of elite volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,22:758-765.

Gabbett, T.J. (2008). Do skill-based conditioning games offer a specific training stimulus for junior elite volleyball players? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22:509-517.

Sheppard, J.M., Gabbett, T., Taylor, K., Dorman, J., Libidew, A.J., and Borguead, R. (2007). The development of a repeated-effort test for elite men’s volleyball (abstract). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,21: E28.

Gabbett, T., Georgieff, B., and Domrow, N. (2007). The use of physiological, anthropometric, and skill data to predict selection in a talent-identified junior volleyball squad. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25:1337-1344.

Sheppard, J.M., Gabbett, T., Taylor, K., Dorman, J., Libidew, A.J., and Borguead, R. (2007). The development of a repeated-effort test for elite men’s volleyball. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2:292-304.

Gabbett, T. and Georgieff, B. (2007). Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of Australian junior national, state, and novice volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21:902-908.

Gabbett, T.J. and Georgieff, B. (2006). The development of a standardized skill assessment for junior volleyball players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1:95-107.

Gabbett, T., Georgieff, B., Anderson, S., Cotton, B., Savovic, D., and Nicholson, L. (2006). Changes in skill and physical fitness following training in talent-identified volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20:29-35.

 Handball

Hermassi, S., Gabbett, T.J., Ingebrigtsen, J., van den Tillar, R., Souhaiel Chelly, M., and Chamari, K. (2014). Effects of a short-term in-season plyometric training program on repeated-sprint ability, leg power and jump performance of elite handball players.International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, (in press).

Hermassi, S., Gabbett, T.J., Spencer, M., Souhaiel-Chelly, M., Khalifa, R., and Chamari, K. (2014). Relationship between explosive performance measurements of the lower limb and repeated shuttle-sprint ability in elite adolescent handball players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, (in press).

Skill Acquisition and Decision-Making

Gabbett, T.J. and Abernethy, B. (2013). Expert-novice differences in the anticipatory skill of rugby league players. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology,2:138-155.

Gabbett, T.J. and Abernethy, B. (2012). Dual-task assessment of a sporting skill: influence of task complexity and relationship with competitive performances. Journal of Sports Sciences,30:1735-1745.

Gabbett, T.J, Abernethy, B., and Jenkins, D.G. (2012). Influence of field size on the physiological and skill demands of small-sided games in junior and senior rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,26:487-491.

Gabbett, T.J., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2012). Influence of wrestling on the physiological and skill demands of small-sided games. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,26:113-120.

Gabbett, T.J., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2011). Relationships between physiological, anthropometric, and skill qualities and playing performance in professional rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences,29:1655-1664.

Gabbett, T.J., Jenkins, D.G., and Abernethy, B. (2011). Relative importance of physiological, anthropometric, and skill qualities to team selection in professional rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences,29:1453-1461.

Gabbett, T. and Masters, R. (2011). Challenges and solutions when applying implicit motor learning theory in a high performance sport environment: examples from rugby league. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching,6:567-575.

Gabbett, T., Wake, M., and Abernethy, B. (2011). Use of dual-task methodology for skill assessment and development: examples from rugby league. Journal of Sports Sciences,29:7-18.

Gabbett, T. (2010). Use of sport science evidence in a National Rugby League judiciary case. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching,5:137-141.

Gabbett, T.J. (2008). Influence of fatigue on tackling technique in rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22:625-632.

Gabbett, T., Rubinoff, M., Thorburn, L., and Farrow, D. (2007). Testing and training anticipation skills in softball fielders. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 2:15-24.

             Game-Based Training

Gabbett, T., Jenkins, D., and Abernethy, B. (2009). Game-based training for improving skill and physical fitness in team sport athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching,4:273-283.

Farrow, D., Pyne, D., and Gabbett, T. (2008). A comparative analysis of the skill and physiological demands of open and closed training drills in Australian Football. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching,3:485-495.

Gabbett, T.J. (2008). Do skill-based conditioning games offer a specific training stimulus for junior elite volleyball players? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22:509-517.

Gabbett, T.J. (2006). Skill-based conditioning games as an alternative to traditional conditioning for rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20:309-315.