Advancements and progressions in greyhound racing: a professional and personal trajectory

Payne, Richard Michael (2016) Advancements and progressions in greyhound racing: a professional and personal trajectory. [Doctorate by Public Works]

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Abstract

The context of these works is in relation to my work within the world of regulated greyhound racing within the United Kingdom, and represents a progression from my earliest interests in biomechanics and statistical analysis, through the development of this knowledge and the acquisition of new skills as the research progressed. It details my roles within disease control, research into exercise-associated sudden death, and the links with other research threads that stemmed from the first projects involved with the physics of wet sand tracks. I hope to show that my love of science, not just an acceptance but an enquiring methodology, has resulted in my progression through a variety of issues and as a result made a major contribution to the greyhound world. The links I make stem from my need to keep ideas separate, yet at the same time use the links so that I can jump from one line of investigation to another. The expansion of knowledge resulting from wet sand track investigations has enabled a much better understanding of the natural and applied processes involved in maintaining wet sand tracks, and also paved the way for a critical analysis of the interaction of greyhounds’ feet with the running surface.

Item Type: Doctorate by Public Works
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
B. > Doctorates by Public Works
Item ID: 19047
Depositing User: Users 3197 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 03:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19047

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