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Dr Koulla Parpa

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


KParpa@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24 69 40 35

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)

Employment Track

Lecturer of Sports and Exercise Science MSc program, UCLan Cyprus (2018-now)

Lecturer and course leader of Sport and Exercise Science, UCLan Cyprus (2014-now)

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

Lecturer at Intecollege-Larnaca (2013-2014)

 

Research Interests

Exercise and disease prevention, HRV and diabetes, isokinetic and EMG assessments in soccer players.

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Co-Creator and Lecturer of an MSc in Sports Science (with emphasis in Rehabilitation, 2018).
  • Course Leader, BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science (2014)
  • Modules Taught: 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. The effect of transition period on performance parameters in elite female soccer players. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Under review (2019).

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.

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

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