Science & Research

Due to my past and ongoing activities and involvements in projects, my interests are widely spread across fields in sport sciences and include:

  • Biomechanics and movement analyses
  • Dual Career in the EU (within and across national borders)
  • Philosophy, psychology, personality, and mind-set (especially in relation to non-competitive martial arts applications)
  • Health measures (the easier to apply, the more interesting to me)
  • Martial arts (especially practicability and performance determining factors)

 

The following section contains 1) recent and current projects, 2) future project ideas, 3) awards, and 4) a list of my publications.

 

Projects (recent/current)

"AMiD"

Duration: 01/2018-12/2020

Role: Project Coordinator

This EU-project addresses Dual Career and athlete migration within the EU. The partnership consists of the University of Salzburg taking the lead plus four universities and seven organisations from six different European countries. It was accepted for funding in July 2017, and kicked-off in January 2018.

"WINNER"

Duration: 09/2014-02/2017

Role: Young Researcher

This EU-project contributed to the facilitation and standardisation of Dual Career measures across EU countries by having developed, tested, and delivered the WINNER study model. As one of five international partners, the University of Salzburg was responsible for quality assurance.

Start of the project: 10/2013

Ph.D. Salzburg

Duration: since 11/2015

Role: Ph.D. student

Motion analyses and training science; using kinematic, kinetic, and neuronal methods; investigating Volleyball spike-jumps, identifying sex-dependent techniqual and coordinative characteristics, and testing sex-specific training interventions; under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Herbert Wagner; Department of Sports Science and Kinesiology (University of Salzburg)

Cane + Ellipticals

Duration: 07/2013+02/2014

Role: Project Assistent

One biomechanical and one training scientific project commissioned by Cybex International, Inc., USA; implemented at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation (University of Birmingham); both under Dr. François-Xavier Li. My contributions: Overall methodological concept, test design, implementation of tests, and supervision of two undergraduated students.

Future project ideas

SEQUENCING

Research knows so little about motion sequencing concepts other than proximal-to-distal. Recently, I published a study on a comparison between two sequencing concepts. But plenty of ideas related to this topic remain untouched; there is so much more to explore and to share.

COLD TRAINING

Studies reported effects of cold showers on health, vitality, and well-being. But some extraordinary individuals and methods reveal spectacular impacts on the human physiology. Partly investigated, some effects are scientifically confirmed, lacking knowledge to optimise measures.

DAILY EXERCISE

So many ways to challenge ourselves physically (='training') while doing our daily work and activities. There are possibilities to perform regular tasks in a way that they become 'training' without much more time effort.

NEW IDEAS

Do you have projects you want to share and collaborate on? Please contact me.

Awards

02/2016:   Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements, University of Salzburg

09/2015:   2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (Young Investigator Award), EAS 2015, Amsterdam

Publications

Journals & Books

Congress presentations (as first author only)

Philosophy in Oriental Martial Arts and its Practical Relevance for Fight Application
Presentation at the annual conference of Martial Arts and Martial Sports 2018 of the German Society of Sport Science in Ghent, Belgium (November, 2018).
Original video record of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv8G5xGJmPQ
Fuchs Harlander_2018_Philosophy in Mart[...]
PDF-Dokument [2.7 MB]
European Student-Athletes' Experience and Perception on Migration in Dual Career: The AMiD Project
Presentation at the 15th European Athletes as Students Conference in Coimbra, Portugal (September, 2018).
Fuchs et al._2018_AMiD project.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.3 MB]
Movement Characteristics Determining Volleyball Spike Jump Performance in Females
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Dublin, Ireland (July, 2018).
Fuchs et al._2018_Determinants of Volley[...]
PDF-Dokument [2.0 MB]
Is the reduced spike jump performance in elite female volleyball players determined only by sex differences in anatomy, strength and power?
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Vienna, Austria (July, 2016).
Video record of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlGpVCzINmI
Fuchs et al_2016_Sex dependent differenc[...]
PDF-Dokument [1'017.6 KB]
European student-athletes’ perceptions on dual career outcomes and services: Insights from the "Facilitating Higher Education for Athletes - WINNER Education Model" LLP project
Presentation at the 12th European Athletes as Students Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands (September, 2015), made the 2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (young investigator award).
Original video record of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjnCeoTfmc
Fuchs et al_2015_European student-athlet[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.8 MB]
Kinematischer Vergleich zweier Faustschlagkonzepte vor geschlechterabhängigem Anwendungshintergrund [Kinematic comparison of two different punching concepts considering gender-related application]
Presentation at the Menschen im Zweikampf - Kampfkunst und Kampfsport in Forschung und Lehre 2014 in Ludwigsburg, Germany (October, 2014).
Fuchs et al_2014_Kinematischer Vergleich[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.6 MB]

Others

since 01/2018: Reviewer for the Journal of Human Kinetics

Philip X. Fuchs         University of Salzburg, Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein, Austria         philip.fuchs@sbg.ac.at         +43 (0)680 2459 225