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Dr Koulla Parpa

LECTURER IN SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, COURSE LEADER OF MSC SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE AND DEPUTY COURSE LEADER OF BSC (HONS) SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE


KParpa@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694035

Qualifications

PhD Exercise Science (University of Arkansas, 2008)

MSc Exercise Science (University of Arkansas, 2004)

BSc Kinesiology with Specialization in Physiotherapy (Semmelweis University, 2001)

Graduate Certificate in Educational Statistics and Research (University of Arkansas, 2008)

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2017)

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2020) PR181612

 

Specialization

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics

 

Employment Track

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, UCLan Cyprus (2014 – Present)

Lecturer at the University of Nicosia, Departments of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Biology and Sports Science (2011 – 2014)

Lecturer at Intecollege – Larnaca (2013 – 2014)

Health and Wellness Program Coordinator, Intern supervisor, University of Arkansas (2004 – 2010)

 

Research Interests

Maximal aerobic power in various sports, the effect of transition period on sports performance, isokinetic and EMG assessments in soccer players of different divisions.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader of MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and Deputy Course Leader of BSc Sport and Exercise Science (2020 – Present)
  • Deputy Course Leader of MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences (2018 – 2020)
  • Course Leader of BSc Sport and Exercise Science (2014 – 2020)

 

  • Module Leadership/Delivery: Introduction to Biology, Sports Biomechanics, Applied Anatomy for Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Advanced Methods in Performance Assessment and Conditioning, Research Methods for Sports, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

 

Selected Publications

  • Koulla Parpa & Marcos Michaelides (2017). Peak Isokinetic Torques of Football Players Participating in Different Levels in Cyprus and Lower Limb Asymmetries. Journal of Sports Science (5): 250-255. doi: 10.17265/2332-7839/2017.05.003.
  • Parpa, K., & Michaelides, M. (2018). Differences in anthropometric measures and performance profiles between Cypriot and foreign players participating in first division in Cyprus. International Journal of Sport, Exercise and Health Research, 2(2):106-110.
  • Parpa, K., & Michaelides, M. (2020). The effect of transition period on performance parameters in elite female soccer players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1(8):528-532. doi: 10.1055/a-1103-2038.
  • Parpa, K, Michaelides, M, Ioannou, Christopher. Peak torques of quadriceps and hamstring muscles of soccer players participating in different levels in Cyprus and detection of lower limb asymmetries. ECSS 2017, MetropolisRuhr, Germany.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M., Nikolaou, S., Zacharia, A. Differences in performance parameters between Cypriot and foreign players participating in first division in Cyprus. ECSS 2018, Dublin.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M. The effect of transition period on the anthropometric and performance parameters in elite female soccer players. ECSS 2019, Prague.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M Peak torques and hamstring to quadriceps ratio in professional soccer, futsal and basketball players, International conference of Sports Science, Vienna, Austria, 2016
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M Age-related differences in Countermovement Vertical Jump in basketball players 13-18 Years Old: comparison with elite basketball players International conference of Sports Science, Malmo, Sweden, 2015
  • Parpa, K.Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Older Women with Diabetes. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Cincinnati, USA, 2011
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M., Hadjicharalambous, M. Peak torques of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles of professional soccer players participating in different levels. International conference of Sports Science, Liverpool, July 2011.
  • Parpa, Koulla ; Michaelides, Marcos A.; and Brown, Barry Interval Training and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions, 2009

 

Selected Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • Parpa, K, Michaelides, M, Ioannou, Christopher. Peak torques of quadriceps and hamstring muscles of soccer players participating in different levels in Cyprus and detection of lower limb asymmetries. ECSS 2017, MetropolisRuhr, Germany.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M., Nikolaou, S., Zacharia, A. Differences in performance parameters between Cypriot and foreign players participating in first division in Cyprus. ECSS 2018, Dublin.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M. The effect of transition period on the anthropometric and performance parameters in elite female soccer players. ECSS 2019, Prague.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M Peak torques and hamstring to quadriceps ratio in professional soccer, futsal and basketball players, International conference of Sports Science, Vienna, Austria, 2016.
  • BeACTIVE conference presentation: Women and Exercise, 2015.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M Age-related differences in Countermovement Vertical Jump in basketball players 13-18 Years Old: comparison with elite basketball players International conference of Sports Science, Malmo, Sweden, 2015.
  • Parpa, K.Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training on Older Women with Diabetes. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Cincinnati, USA, 2011.
  • Parpa, K., Michaelides, M., Hadjicharalambous, M. Peak torques of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles of professional soccer players participating in different levels. International conference of Sports Science, Liverpool, July 2011.
  • Parpa, Koulla M.; Michaelides, Marcos A.; and Brown, Barry Interval Training and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Abstract Submissions, 2009.

 

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Personal grant from the Ministry of Energy, Commerce Industry and Tourism (34.000 Euro), Support the development of a Physiotherapy and Ergophysiology Center in Larnaca, Cyprus, 2013

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Cyprus representative in the management committee of COST Action TD 1304, 2017