Karl Dodd

Optimising systemic controls for the prevention of child sexual abuse in soccer in Australia.

Karl Dodd is a current PhD Candidate, undertaking his thesis on “Optimising systemic controls for the prevention of child sexual abuse in soccer in Australia”. Karl has been an adjunct at the University of Sunshine Coast since 2019 and has collaborated in numerous research projects with the centre. Karl has a background as a professional soccer player and a coach for over 22 years both domestically and internationally. Karl also has a background in Exercise Science (MExerSc (S&C), BHMSc (Psych)) and holds a Professional Diploma in coaching in soccer.

Research areas: performance analysis, exercise science, and extending system ergonomics methods into sporting domains and coaching science.

For more information, contact Karl on karl.dodd@research.usc.edu.au

Publications

Dodd, K., & Newans, T. Talent Identification for soccer: Physiological aspects. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2018; 21 (10), 1073-1078

Newans, T., Bellinger, P., Dodd, K., & Minahan, C.  Modelling the Acceleration and Deceleration Profile of Elite-Level Soccer Players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019, 40(5), pp. 331-335

Mclean, S., Salmon, P., Gorman, A., Dodd, K., & Solomon, C. Integrating communication and passing networks in football using social network analysis. Science and Medicine in Football, 2019, 3(1), pp.29-35

Mclean, S., Salmon, P., Gorman, A., Dodd, K., & Solomon, C. The communication and passing contributions of playing positions in a professional soccer team. Journal of Human Kinetics, 2021, 77(1), pp. 223-234

Griffin, J., Larsen, B., Horan, S., Keogh, J., Dodd, K., Andreatta, M., & Minahan, C. Women’s Football: An examination of factors that influence movement patterns. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020, 34(8), pp. 2384-2393

Griffin, J., Horan, S., Keogh, J., Dodd, K., Andreatta, M., & Minahan, C. Contextual factors influencing the characteristics of female football players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2021, 61(2), pp. 218-232

McLean, S., Read, G., Hulme, A., Dodd, K., Gorman, A., Solomon, C., & Salmon, P. Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Using systems archetypes to understand common and recurring issues in sport coaching. Frontiers in Sport and Active Living, 2019, 1(49), pp.1-12

Fischer, E., McDonough, E., Dodd, K., & Thiel, D. An assessment of mediolateral knee and ankle acceleration as an indicator of fatigue. Journal of Fitness Research. 2016, 5, pp.22-24

Dodd, K., & Newans, T. Olympic lifting and plyometrics in youth athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 2017, 25(7), pp. 86-91

Salmon, P.M., McLean, S., Dodd, K., Stevens, N. (2020). Round and round and up and down we go again: Using causal loop diagrams to model football club performance. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport: Applications and Future Directions. CRC press 

Technical Reports:

  • East Asian Football Federation U15 boys technical report – 2018
  • East Asian Football Federation round 1. Matao technical report – 2018
  • Asian Football Confederation Championship qualifying round technical report U16 – 2019
  • Asian Football Confederation Championship qualifying round technical report U19 – 2019
  • Joint Asian Football Confederation / World Cup qualifying round 1 + 2 technical report 2019-2020
  • Guam Football Association Status Report: Male national team program 2018, 2019, 2020