Ross’ research

My current research interests include:

  1. The physiology of elite Kenyan distance runners
  2. The biomechanical study of the “skill” acquisition of barefoot running
  3. Fatigue and neuromuscular function in elite athletes with cerebral palsy
  4. Biomechanics and physiological characteristics of elite sprint kayakers
  5. Talent, training and sporting systems: How policy-makers, coaches and athletes should identify and manage talent for high performance success

My H-index is currently 15, and a full list of publications and citations can be found at this link, courtesy Google Scholar:

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Publications

Tucker, R, J Santos-Concejero, and M Collins (2013). The genetic basis for elite running performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 47(9): 545–549

Bath, D, L Turner, A Bosch, R Tucker, E Lambert, K Thompson, and A St Clair Gibson (2012). The effect of a second runner on pacing strategy and RPE during a running time trial. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Vol 7(1): 26–32

Tucker, R and M Collins (2012). Athletic performance and risk of injury:
can genes explain all?
Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol 17(1): 31–39

Tucker, R and M Collins (2012). What makes champions? A review of the relative contribution of genes and training to sporting success. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 46(8): 555–561

Albertus-Kajee, Y, R Tucker, W Derman, R Lamberts, and M Lambert (2011). Alternative methods of normalising EMG during running. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol 21(4): 579–586

Albertus-Kajee, Y, R Tucker, W Derman, and M Lambert (2010). Alternative methods of normalising EMG during cycling. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol 20(6): 1036–1043

Tucker, R and M Collins (2010). The science of sex verification and athletic performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Vol 5(2): 127–139

Noakes, T, T Hew-Butler, and R Tucker (2009). Environmental Sports Medicine. In: Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport, edited by M Schwellnus, 444. Wiley-Blackwell

Tucker, R and M Collins (2009). The science and management of sex verification in sport. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 21(4): 147–150

Dugas, J, U Oosthuizen, R Tucker, and T Noakes (2009). Rates of fluid ingestion alter pacing but not thermoregulatory responses during prolonged exercise in hot and humid conditions with appropriate convective cooling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 105(1): 69–80

Noakes, T, H Crewe, and R Tucker (2009). The Brain and Fatigue. In: Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport, edited by R Maughan, 340. Wiley-Blackwell

Tucker, R (2009). The anticipatory regulation of performance: the physiological basis for pacing strategies and the development of a perception-based model for exercise performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 43(6): 392–400

Tucker, R and T Noakes (2009). The physiological regulation of pacing strategy during exercise: a critical review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 43(6)

Noakes, T, J Dugas, L Dugas, R Tucker, J Oksa, J Dunn, B van der Merwe, J Dirker, K Porvari, and J Smolander (2009). Body temperatures during three long-distance polar swims in water of 0–3 °C. Journal of Thermal Biology, Vol 34(1): 23–31

Tucker, R (2008). Thermoregulation, Fatigue and Exercise Modality. In: Medicine and Sport Science, edited by F Marino, Vol 53, 26–38. Basel, Switzerland: Karger Publishers, Series: ‘Thermoregulation and Human Performance. Physiological and Biological Aspects’

Swart, J, R Tucker, R Lamberts, Y Albertus-Kajee, and M Lambert (2008). Potential causes of chronic anterior knee pain in a former winner of the Tour de France : case report. International SportMed Journal, Vol 9(4): 162–171

Noakes, T and R Tucker (2008). Do we really need a central governor to explain brain regulation of exercise performance? A response to the letter of Dr. Marcora. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 104(5): 933–935

Rae, D, G Knobel, T Mann, J Swart, R Tucker, and T Noakes (2008). Heatstroke during endurance exercise: is there evidence for excessive endothermy? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol 40(7): 1193–1204

Crewe, H, R Tucker, and T Noakes (2008). The rate of increase in rating of perceived exertion predicts the duration of exercise to fatigue at a fixed power output in different environmental conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 103(5): 569–577

Tucker, R, B Kayser, E Rae, L Raunch, A Bosch, and T Noakes (2007). Hyperoxia improves 20 km cycling time trial performance by increasing muscle activation levels while perceived exertion stays the same. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 101(6): 771–781

Tucker, R, T Marle, E Lambert, and T Noakes (2007). Reply from R. Tucker, T. Marle, E. V. Lambert and T. D. Noakes. Journal of Physiology, Vol 578(1): 373

Atkinson, G, O Peacock, A St Clair Gibson, and R Tucker (2007). Distribution of power output during cycling: impact and mechanisms. Sports Medicine, Vol 37(8): 647–667

Kriel, Y, D Hampson, E Lambert, R Tucker, Y Albertus, A Claassen, and A St Clair Gibson (2007). Visual stimulus deprivation and manipulation of auditory timing signals on pacing strategy. Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol 105(3 Pt 2): 1227–1241

Hew-Butler, T, K Sharwood, J Boulter, M Collins, R Tucker, J Dugas, R Shave, K George, T Cable, J Verbalis, and T Noakes (2007). Dysnatremia predicts a delayed recovery in collapsed ultramarathon runners. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Vol 17(4): 289–296

Tucker, R, M Lambert, and T Noakes (2006). An analysis of pacing strategies during men’s world-record performances in track athletics. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Vol 1(3): 233–245

St Clair Gibson, A, E Lambert, L Rauch, R Tucker, D Baden, C Foster, and T Noakes (2006). The role of information processing between the brain and peripheral physiological systems in pacing and perception of effort. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), Vol 36(8): 705–722

Tucker, R, T Marle, E Lambert, and T Noakes (2006). The rate of heat storage mediates an anticipatory reduction in exercise intensity during cycling at a fixed rating of perceived exertion. Journal of Physiology, Vol 574(Pt 3): 905–915

Tucker, R, A Bester, E Lambert, T Noakes, C Vaughan, and A St Clair Gibson (2006). Non-random fluctuations in power output during self-paced exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 40(11): 912–917

Tucker, R (2006). The regulation of exercise performance by a complex anticipatory system.

Dugas, J, U Oosthuizen, R Tucker, and T Noakes (2006). Drinking “ad libitum” optimises performance and physiological function during 80 km indoor cycling trials in hot and humid conditions with appropriate convective cooling: 1340: Board #4. May 2006. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 38(5), S176, Series: ‘Hypohydration and Performance’

Baden, D, T McLean, R Tucker, T Noakes, and A St Clair Gibson (2005). Effect of anticipation during unknown or unexpected exercise duration on rating of perceived exertion, affect, and physiological function. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 39(10): 742–746

Saunders, A, J Dugas, R Tucker, M Lambert, and T Noakes (2005). The effects of different air velocities on heat storage and body temperature in humans cycling in a hot, humid environment. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, Vol 183(3): 241–255

Albertus, Y, R Tucker, A St Clair Gibson, E Lambert, D Hampson, and T Noakes (2005). Effect of distance feedback on pacing strategy and perceived exertion during cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol 37(3): 461–468

Tucker, R, C Bolger, A Bester, C Vaughan, T Noakes, and A St Clair Gibson (2005). A novel mathematical model of pacing strategy during self-paced exercise: 530 Board #121 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. May 2005. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(5): S100-S101, Series: ‘Exercise Testing: Older Adults, General Testing, Acute Exercise Responses’

Tucker, R, L Rauch, Y Harley, and T Noakes (2004). Impaired exercise performance in the heat is associated with an anticipatory reduction in skeletal muscle recruitment. Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology, Vol 448(4): 422–430

Noakes, T and R Tucker (2004). Inverse relationship between VO2max and economy in world-class cyclists. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol 36(6): 1083–1084