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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

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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 (2014 Impact factor: 2.2)

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 (2014 Impact factor 2.7)

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 (2014 Impact factor 2.4)

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) (2014 Impact factor 3.9)

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 (2014 Impact factor 3.9)

 

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.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey S, Bossuyt F, Gore S, Drust B, Robinson MA & Vanrenterghem J. (2015). Biomechanical and Muscle Strength Risk Markers of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Soccer: The Influence of Match Related Fatigue. 1st ASEAN Sport Medicine Conference. Puchong, Malaysia.

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

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

Wahab SA, Ampofo-Boateng K, Mohd Sharif SA, Othman IR, Abdul Aziz R, Ismail H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad (2015). Injury profiles in Malaysia elite and backup elite athletes. 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. (2015). Does a half time re-warm up influence the markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during multi-directional simulated soccer match-play? XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland.

Sankey, SP, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Bradburn H, Taibo OG, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J (2015). Effects of 45-minute soccer match simulation on balance mechanisms for single-leg hop landing in healthy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed females. XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland.

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. XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland.

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

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey, S, 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 marker. ACL Retreat 2015. North Carolina, United States.

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

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

Vanrenterghem J, Malfait B, Sankey S, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Deschamps K, Robinson MA, Staes F, Verschueren S. (2013). Does the reliability of knee joint kinematics and kinetics of drop jumping affect its relevance as a clinical assessment? XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil.

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

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. Southwest Chapter 32nd Annual Meeting. American College of Sports Medicine. California, USA.

Hosni Hasan, Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin, Wan Faizal Iskandar and Hashbullah Ismail (2011). The effect of contextual interference on dribbling and shooting among young male footballers. 4th Asian Football Confederation Conference on Science and Football Medicine. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wan Faizal Iskandar, Hosni Hasan, Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin and Hashbullah Ismail (2011). The influence of game location on psychological states among Malaysian league footballers. 7th World Congress on Science and Football. Nagoya, Japan.

Hosni Hasan, Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin and Hashbullah Ismail (2010). Preventive methods of low back pain. International Conference on Science and Social Research. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hashbullah Ismail, Hosni Hasan and Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin (2010). The effects of warm-up and no warm-up on sprint performance. International Conference on Science and Social Research. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey S, Bossuyt F, Gore S, Drust B, Robinson MA & Vanrenterghem J. (2015). Biomechanical and Muscle Strength Risk Markers of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Soccer: The Influence of Match Related Fatigue. 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. (2015). Does a multidirectional soccer match simulation affects muscle strength and biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in female players? International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise. Georgetown, Malaysia.

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

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Sankey, S, 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. ACL Retreat 2015. North Carolina, United States.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Scanlon E, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (2014). The effects of soccer match simulation on functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio and knee joint moments in side cutting. 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. (11th April 2014). The effects of soccer match simulation on functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio and knee joint moments in side cutting. 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. (8th August 2013). Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effect on hamstring and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side-cutting. XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Pykett J, Scanlon E, Bradburn H, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. (12th June 2013). Treadmill versus overground soccer-specific fatigue: the effects on hamstrings and quadriceps strength and frontal plane peak knee joint moments in side cutting. 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. (4th 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. British Association of Sports and Exercise Science: Biomechanic Interest Group Meeting. University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Raja Azidin RM Firhad (5th Oct 2011). Issues and challenges in periodization. International Conference of Sport Science and Recreation. Selangor. Malaysia.

 

 POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Wahab SA, Ampofo-Boateng K, Mohd Sharif SA, Othman SIR, Abdul Aziz R, Ismail H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad (2015). The prevalence of injuries in Malaysia elite track and field athletes. 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 (2015). Injury profiles in Malaysia elite and backup elite athletes. 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. (2015). Does a half time re-warm up influence the markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during multi-directional simulated soccer match-play? XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, Scotland.

Robinson MA, Sankey S, Malfait B, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Deschamps K, Staes F, Verschueren S, Vanrenterghem J. (8th Aug 2013). The reliability of biomechanical analysis in dynamic side-cutting tasks. XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Natal, Brazil.

Bradburn H, Raja Azidin RM Firhad, Cabeza-Ruiz R, Vanrenterghem J, Robinson MA (18th Oct 2014). Impact from ACL deficiency on dynamic balance mechanisms in side-cutting manoeuvres during simulated match-play. Southwest Chapter 32nd Annual Meeting. American College of Sports Medicine. California, USA.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Nov 2017 – present       :   Deputy Dean ( Academic )

Nov 2015 – present       :    Head of Sport Science Support

                                            UiTM Football Club

                                            Malaysia Premier League 2016

 Nov 2015 – present       :    Head of Strength and Conditioning

                                            UiTM Football Club

                                            Malaysia Premier League 2016

 Aug 2015 – present       :    Committee Member

                                            Task Force for the Assessment of the National Team                   

                                            Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

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

 

Area of Interest

  • Sport Biomechanics and Strength Conditioning

Awards

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

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