YM Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin (Dr.)
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Deputy Dean ( Academic )
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EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2011 - 2015      :    Doctor of Philosophy (Sport Biomechanics and Strength Conditioning)
                              Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
                              Liverpool, United Kingdom

 2004 - 2005    :    Master of Health Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
                              University of Sydney
                              New South Wales, Australia

 2000 - 2002     :    Bachelor of Sport Science (Hons.)
                              Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
                              Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia

 1996 - 1998     :    Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management
                               UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia

 

HIGHLIGHTED PUBLICATIONS

 Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J (2017). Effects of treadmill versus overground soccer match simulation on muscle strength markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.238

Barreira P, Nedergaard N, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J (2016). Mechanical Player Load TM using trunk mounted accelerometry in football: Is it a reliable, task- and player-specific observation? Journal of Sports Sciences, doi: 10.1080/02640414.2016.1229015

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankley SP, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (2015). Effects of treadmill versus overground soccer match simulations on biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in side cutting. Journal of Sports Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.990491

Sankey, SP, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Robinson MA, Malfait B, Deschamps K, Verschueren S., . . . Vanrenterghem J. (2015). How reliable are knee kinematics and kinetics during side-cutting manoeuvres? Gait and Posture, doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.03.014

Bossuyt F, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (2015). The utility of a high-intensity exercise protocol to prospectively assess ACL injury risk. International Journal of Sports Medicine, doi:10.1055/s-0035-1555930

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey, SP, Bossuyt F, Drust, B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (2015). Anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during soccer match-play: does half time re-warm up affect muscular or biomechanical markers? Journal of Athletic Training, Special Section: ACL Research Retreat VII: An Update on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk Factor Identification, Screening, and Prevention, March 19–21, 2015, Greensboro, NC (vol. 50, no. 10)

Bradburn H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA (2014). Impact from ACL deficiency on dynamic balance mechanisms in side-cutting manoeuvres during simulated match-play. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, (vol. 46, p. 812) 

Malfait B, Sankey SP, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Deschamps K, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA, Staes F, Verschueren S. (2014). How reliable are lower-limb kinematics and kinetics during a drop vertical jump? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(4), 678-685

 

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS 

Book

Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin, Hashbullah Ismail, Hosni Hasan, Syed Shahbudin Syed Omar and Noorazam  Abdul Razak (2011). Perlaziman fizikal bolasepak (Physical conditioning in football). Malaysia: UiTM Publication Center (UPENA).

Chapters in Book

Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin, Syed Shahbudin Syed Omar and Zulkifli Kadir (2009). Physical conditioning. In Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed National Coaching Module: Sport Science Level 1. Malaysia: McGraw-Hill.

 

ORAL PRESENTATION

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankley SP, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Sept, 2016). Gender differences in biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during simulated soccer match-play. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise. Melaka, Malaysia (Best Oral Presentation Award).

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey S, Bossuyt F, Gore S, Drust B, Robinson MA & Vanrenterghem J. (Nov, 2015). Biomechanical and Muscle Strength Risk Markers of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Soccer: The Influence of Match Related Fatigue. Paper presented at the 1st ASEAN Sport Medicine Conference. Puchong, Malaysia (Second Runner-Up Best Oral Presentation Award).

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Sankey S, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Oct, 2015). Does a multidirectional soccer match simulation affects muscle strength and biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in female players? Paper presented at the International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise. Georgetown, Malaysia.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey, S, Bossuyt F, Drust, B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (May, 2015). Evaluating markers of ACL injury risk during simulated soccer match-play: A biomechanical and isokinetic investigation. Paper presented at the 8th World Congress on Science and Football. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey, S, Bossuyt F, Drust, B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Mar, 2015). Anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during soccer match-play: does half time re-warm up affect muscular or biomechanical markers. Paper presented at the ACL Retreat 2015. North Carolina, United States.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Scanlon E, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Jul, 2014). The effects of soccer match simulation on functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio and knee joint moments in side cutting. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Amsterdam, Netherland.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Scanlon E, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Apr, 2014). The effects of soccer match simulation on functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio and knee joint moments in side cutting. Paper presented at the British Association of Sports and Exercise Science: Biomechanic Interest Group Meeting. Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey S, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Aug, 2013). Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effect on hamstring and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side-cutting. Paper presented at the XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Scanlon E, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Jun, 2013). Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effects on hamstrings and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side cutting. Paper presented at the LJMU Faculty of Science Research Seminar and Poster Day. Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. (Best Paper Prize Winner).

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey S, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Jun, 2013). Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effects on hamstrings and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side cutting. Paper presented at the British Association of Sports and Exercise Science: Biomechanic Interest Group Meeting. University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad (Oct, 2011). Issues and challenges in periodization. Paper presented at the International Conference of Sport Science and Recreation. Selangor. Malaysia.

 

 POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Bachik MA, Hamdan M, Hasan H, Karim Z, Ismail H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad (Sept, 2016). Acute effect of plyometric based postactivation potentiation on sprint performance in recreationally trained soccer players. Poster session presented at the 3rd International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise. Melaka, Malaysia.

Wahab SA, Ampofo-Boateng K, Mohd Sharif SA, Othman SIR, Abdul Aziz R, Ismail H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad (Nov, 2015). The prevalence of injuries in Malaysia elite track and field athletes. Poster session presented at the 1st ASEAN Sport Medicine Conference. Puchong, Malaysia.

Wahab SA, Ampofo-Boateng K, Mohd Sharif SA, Othman IR, Abdul Aziz R, Ismail H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad (Oct, 2015). Injury profiles in Malaysia elite and backup elite athletes. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise. Georgetown, Malaysia.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey SP, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Bossuyt F, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (Jul, 2015). Does a half time re-warm up influence the markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during multi-directional simulated soccer match-play? Poster session presented at the XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland.

Bradburn H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA (Oct, 2014). Impact from ACL deficiency on dynamic balance mechanisms in side-cutting manoeuvres during simulated match-play. Poster session presented at the Southwest Chapter 32nd Annual Meeting. American College of Sports Medicine. California, USA.

Robinson MA, Sankey S, Malfait B, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Deschamps K, Staes F, Verschueren S, Vanrenterghem J. (Aug, 2013). The reliability of biomechanical analysis in dynamic side-cutting tasks. Poster session presented at the XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil.

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Coordinates the following unit of study:

2015 – present      :      Biomechanics of Human Performance (Postgraduate)
                                     Physical Fitness and Wellness (Undergraduate)
                                     Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, UiTM

2006 – present      :      Physical Conditioning, Fitness and Wellness, Exercise Physiology
                                     (Undergraduate)
                                     Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, UiTM

 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISION

PhD (Main Supervision)

2018                :           Muhammad Bin Hamdan, The effect of prolonged simulated soccer
                                    match-play on biomechanical markers of ACL injury risk: A statistical parametric study (in-preparation).

                                    Mohd Asri Bin Mat Daud, The effects of high intensity fatigue simulation on landing mechanics, functional stability and
                                    muscle strength imbalance markers of ACL injury risk (in-preparation). 

                                    Fatin Farhana Marzuki. The effects of high intensity fatigue simulation on neuromuscular markers of ACL injury risk: A statistical
                                    parametric study (in-preparation).

2017                :           Mohammad Nor Aliff Bin Nordin, The effects of simulated match-
                                     play on soccer skills performance in youth players (in-preparation).


PhD (CO-Supervision)

2016                :           Saiful Adli Bin Bukry, The effect of fatigue on strength, dynamic
                                    balance, and biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament
                                    injury risk in youth soccer players (in-preparation).

                                    Alzamani Bin Mohammad Idrose, The effects of music on
                                    psychophysiological responses among mountain climbers (in-preparation).

 

Master by Research (Main Supervision)

 2018                :           Mohamad Azraie Bin Mohd Faozi. The effects of FIFA 11+ injury
                                     prevention program on markers of hamstrings injury risk (in-preparation).

 2017                :           Faizal Bin Ishak, A comparison of linear and block periodized
                                     strength training programs in recreationally trained athletes (in-preparation).

 2016                :           Muhammad Bin Hamdan, The effect of prolonged simulated soccer
                                     match-play on dominant and non-dominant knee and hip extension angles during side-cutting maneuvers (completed).

                                     Siti Norfariza Binti Mohd Noh, Effects of high intensity soccer
                                     specific fatigue protocol on biomechanical markers of ACL injury risk (in-preparation).

 
Master by Research (Co-Supervision)

 2017                :           Syafiqa Binti Ruslan, Aerobic exercise interventions for Type-2
                                     Diabetes Mellitus patients (in-preparation).

                                     Mohamad Faleeq Bin Sisir, Resistance training interventions for Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus patients (in-preparation).

 2016                :           Dina Asmadi Bin Masor. A comparison of periodization models on muscular strength (completed).

 
Master by Coursework (Main Supervision)

2017                :           Fatin Farhana Marzuki, Gender differences in lower extremity
                                    landing mechanics after fatigue simulation (completed).

                                    Nur Fariza Binti Abu Seman, The effects of soccer match-play
                                    simulation on functional stability (in-preparation).

                                    Su’Aidah Binti Alias, Does half-time re-warm up influence functional stability? (in-preparation).

                                    Muhammad Asyraf Fakhan Bin Abd Aziz, High intensity simulated
                                    soccer fatigue influences on functional HQ ratio (in-preparation).

                                    Fazila Azreen Binti Fadzil, High intensity simulated soccer fatigue
                                    influences on conventional HQ ratio (in-preparation).

                                    Mohammad Nor Aliff Bin Nordin, Acute post activation potentiation
                                    of vertical jump and 10-m sprint performance using combine heavy resistance and plyometric exercise (completed).

 2016                :          Mohd Asri Bin Mat Daud, The effects of fatigue on Landing Error
                                    Scoring System in recreational trained female (completed).

                                    As Nuur Asyhera Binti Asleh, High intensity fatigue protocol influences on dominant and non-dominant knee
                                    kinematics during  landing task (completed).

                                   Aizuddin Bin Mohamed Mansor, The effects of acute fatigue on sagittal plane knee and hip extension
                                   angles during landing (completed).

 

RESERCH GRANTS

Multi, Inter and Trans-discipline (MITRA) (2017). Resistance training enhancement of selected sport performance characteristics among university based elite athletes, RM20000.

LESTARI UiTM (2017). Effects of high intensity soccer specific fatigue protocol on biomechanical markers of ACL injury risk, RM20000.

LESTARI UiTM (2017). The effect of compression socks on running performance among endurance runners, RM20000.

LJMU Postgraduate Travel Grant 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Amsterdam, Netherland (2014), £350.

LJMU Postgraduate Travel Grant XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil (2013), £300.

UiTM-MOE Football Center of Excellence (2011). Selected physiological profile of elite university football players, RM16500.

UiTM-MOE Football Center of Excellence (2011).Cardiac responses in ECG testing among elite university football players, RM23000.

UiTM Excellent Fund (2010). The potential in endurance sports among highlanders of Mount Kinabalu, RM20000.

Malaysia Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (2008). Coping and mental strategies used by Malaysian elite mountain climbers in Mount Everest, RM15000.

Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) and Research Management Institute, UiTM (2008). Acute mountain sickness (AMS) among Malaysian climbers during Mount Everest expedition, RM76000.

UiTM - Perhilitan Taman Negara (2008). Physical fitness assessment for talent identification among indigenous children of Kuala Tahan, RM12000.

 

PATERN AND INNOVATION

Raja Azidin RM Firhad. Multidirectional overground simulated soccer match play. UiTM Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition (2017) – Bronze.

Hosni Hasan, Hashbullah Ismail, Wan Faizal Iskandar and Raja Azidin RM Firhad. Adjustable header training tool. UiTM Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition (2017) – Silver.

Hosni Hasan, Hashbullah Ismail and Raja Azidin RM Firhad. Top corner penalty kick test. UiTM Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition (2010).

 

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS

Functional ACL Rehabilitation: Patient-Focused Continuum of Care (17th September 2017). UiTM, Malaysia

Science and Football Conference (30th April 2014). London Superdome, United Kingdom.

Football Performance and Injury Conference (16th March 2014). Leicester City Football
Training Ground, Leicester, United Kingdom.

Qualisys Motion Capture System Workshop (25th October 2013). LJMU, United Kingdom.

3is Teaching and Learning Modules (Accredited route 2013 - 2014). LJMU, United Kingdom.

European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC) Gait Course (2nd – 7th September 2013). University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Biodex Isokinetic Workshop (17th October 2012). Human Performance Lab, St George Park, United Kingdom.

 

INVITED SPEAKER

April 2018                    :     Injury Prevention and Return to Play: The UiTM FC Approach
                                          UPSI Strength and Conditioning Conference
                                          Organized by Faculty of Sport Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris  
                                          Education University

 March 2018                :     Changes in Markers of ACL Injury Risk during Fatigue: A  
                                          Biomechanical and Isokinetic Investigation with Rehabilitation Implications
                                          2nd ASEAN Sport Medicine Conference
                                          Organized by Malaysian Association of Sport Medicine

Jan 2018                     :      The Role of Eccentric Strength Training for Injury Prevention
                                          Malaysia Strength and Conditioning Colloquium
                                          Organized by Malaysia Strength Conditioning Association and Sport
                                          Centre, University Malaya

Dis 2017                      :     Sport Science Application in Soccer: The UiTM FC Approach 
                                           4th International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise
                                          Organized by Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education

Oct 2008                      :      Application of Resistance Training for Peak Performance
                                            Sport Science Seminar
                                            Organized by Malaysia National Institute of Sports

 July 2008                     :     Controversies in Physical Conditioning
                                            International Sport Science Research Workshop
                                            Organized by Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, UiTM

 

INDUSTRY RELATED PROFESIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Aug 2017                     :    Technical Support Officer (Football)
                                          Technical Study Group, SEA Games 2017

Nov 2015 – Present      :    Head of Sport Science and Performance
                                           UiTM-Ministry of Education Football Academy
                                           UiTM Football Club (Malaysia Premier League 2016 - 2018)

Nov 2015 – Present      :    Head of Strength and Conditioning Coach
                                           UiTM Football Club (Malaysia Premier League 2016 - 2018)

Aug 2015 – Dec 2015   :    Committee Member
                                           Task Force for the Assessment of the National Team                   
                                           Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

Aug 2012 – July 2015   :    Laboratory Support Officer
                                           LJMU Football Exchange Programme with Professional Teams (Liverpool FC, Liverpool Academy FC, Tranmere Rover FC
                                           and England Women FA) – Biomechanics (3D Kinetics and Kinematics) and Muscle Strength (Isokinetic Dynamometer) for
                                           Pre-Season, and Injury Screening/Return to Play Assessment

Oct 2012 – present       :    Fitness Coach
                                           LJMU Football Club (1st Team)
                                           British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) League 2013/2014

May 2011 – Jun 2011    :     Fitness Coach
                                            Royal Malaysian Polo Association
                                            Federations of International Polo World Cup Qualifier 2011

Jun 2009 – Dec 2009    :    Fitness Coach
                                           Laos Football Federation
                                           SEA games 2009, Vientiane

 

PROFESIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Malaysia Strength and Conditioning Association
Member, Football Coaches Association of Malaysia
Member, Malaysia Association of Sport Medicine

 

COACHING CERTIFICATE

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ‘C’ Coaching Certificate, 2015.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Award for Sport Figure, UiTM 2016
Award for Sport Figure (Alumni), UiTM 2015
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom 2014.
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Sport Science, UiTM 2008.


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