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Disaster Resilience

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08.29.14

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Murphy, B. G.S. Anderson, R. Bowles and R. Cox. Planning for disaster resilience in rural, remote and coastal communities: Moving from thought to action. Journal of Emergency Management. 12(2): 105-120, 2014. Disaster resilience is the cornerstone of effective emergency management across all phases of a disaster from preparedness through response and recovery. To support community […]

Use of social networking in education

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08.29.14

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Dogoriti E, Pange J, Anderson G, (2014) “The use of social networking and learning management systems in English language teaching in higher education”, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 31(4): 254 – 263  Purpose: The use of web-enhanced teaching of the English as a foreign language in higher education in Greece is addressed in this case study which […]

Computer-assisted simulation training

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08.29.14

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Söderström T, Åström J, Anderson G, Bowles R, (2014) “A framework for the design of computer-assisted simulation training for complex police situations”, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 31( 4): 242 – 253   Purpose:  The purpose of this paper is to report progress concerning the design of a computer-assisted simulation training (CAST) platform for developing decision-making skills […]

Comparison of EMG activity during stable and unstable push-up protocols

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04.18.14

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This experiment examined muscle activation measured using electromyography (EMG) during a standardized push-up performed on stable and unstable surfaces. Fifteen highly trained participants performed four push-ups: standard (hands and feet on the floor), either the hands or feet on an unstable surface (single instability), and with both hands and feet on unstable surfaces (dual instability). […]

CPR Skill Retention of First Aid Attendants

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04.18.14

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Introduction: Immediate resuscitation is necessary in order to achieve conscious survival for persons who have lost airways or pulses. However, current literature suggests that even in medically-trained personnel, CPR skills are forgotten shortly after certification. Hypothesis/Problem: The purpose of this study was to determine the CPR skill and knowledge decay in those who are paid […]

Personal Training

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12.28.11

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Anderson GS, Elliott B, Woods N.The Canadian Personal Training Survey JEPonline 2010;13(5):19-28. This study examined variability in service provision, knowledge and beliefs of Canadian personal trainers across levels of certification and education. It has re-appeared in several newspapers across Canada recently preparing people for their annual New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, getting fit etc. […]

Anderson appointed Dean of Applied Research

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10.24.11

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Dr. Anderson has recently been appointed Dean, Applied Research at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He has been actively involved in occupational physiology, working primarily with police and law enforcement agencies and replaces retired Dean, Dr. Carol Amaratunga, who will continue her relationship with JIBC as a Research Associate Emerita. The Justice Institute of […]

Police Officer Back Health

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04.16.11

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Anderson et al. (2011) The Journal of Criminal Justice Research 2(1) The purpose of this study was to examine the extent of, and factors related to, lower back pain (LBP) in municipal police officers. Officers (n=30) completed a multi-categorical questionnaire investigating factors associated with LBP, and the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. Of the 21 officers returning […]

First Aid Skill Retention

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04.16.11

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 Anderson et al. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2011, 19:11 Recent literature states that many necessary skills of CPR and first aid are forgotten shortly after certification. The purpose of this study was to determine the skill and knowledge decay in first aid in those who are paid to respond to emergency […]

The Science of Warning Lights

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01.26.11

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Anderson and Plecas, Journal of Criminal Justice Research. 1(2), 1-10, 2010. Literature would support the uniform use of warning lights on vehicles that require motorist to perform similar actions. Familiarity of warning light colour and colour combinations, the vehicles that use each, and the response expected allows for an automated response by a driver when […]