Emma Redding

Head of Dance Science

Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Laban Building
Creekside
London SE8 3DZ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Email: e.redding@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Emma Redding

Biography

Dr Emma Redding originally trained as a dancer and is now Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She wrote the first Master's degree in Dance Science and has since played a key role in developing dance science as a recognised field of study through her research and teaching internationally, as a founding partner of the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science and as member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

Emma teaches physiology and contemporary technique at Trinity Laban alongside her management and research work. She is one of the Principal Investigators of a large-scale musicians’ health study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Co-Investigator of a creativity and imagery study, in collaboration with Plymouth University and Coventry University.

Dance Science Promo video

Qualifications and Background

PhD City University
MSc Sports Science, University of Essex
BA Hons Dance Theatre, Laban

Outputs

Aujla, I.J. Jobbins, V. & Redding, E. (2017). Dance, Access and Inclusion: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, (2017) Ed.s Stephanie Burridge & Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Routledge U.K

Redding, E. & Geber-Handman, P. (2016). Dancer WellnessInternational Association for Dance Medicine and Science Textbook. Chapter 4, Conditioning for Dancers, Human Kinetics, Il. 

Araújo, L., Wasley, D., Perkins, R., Atkins, L., Redding, E., Ginsborg, J. & Williamon, A. (2017). Fit to Perform: An Investigation of Higher Education Music Students’ Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors toward Health. Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01558 

Brown, M.A. Howatson, G., Quin, E., Redding, E. & Stevens, E.J. (2017). Energy intake and energy expenditure of pre-professional female contemporary dancers. PLOS ONE Journal (Open Access).

Redding, E., Lefebvre Sell, N. and Curtis-Jones, A. (2016), The value of sharing practitioner wisdom in a learning and teaching context for training contemporary dancers in a Conservatoire, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 8: 2, pp. 219–34, doi: 10.1386/jdsp.8.2.219_1.

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Schwarz, J.F.A., Quested, E., Cumming, J., Aujla, I.J. & Redding, E. (2016) Within-and Between-Person Predictors of Disordered Eating Attitudes among Male and Female Dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Psychology of Sports & Exercise. DOI information: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.07.004. 

Beck, S., Wyon, M. & Redding, E. (2015). Physiological demands of contemporary dance: Systematic literature review. Frontiers in Psychology: Performance Science, ISSN: 1664-1078.

Aujla, I.A., Nordin-Bates, S.M., Redding. E. (2015). Multidisciplinary predictors of adherence to contemporary dance training: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Journal of Sports Science, 33(15). 

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Hill, A.P., Cumming, J., Aujla, I.J. & Redding, E. (2014). A Longitudinal Examination of the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Motivational Climate in Dance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36(4).

Steinberg, N., Aujla, A., Zeev, & Redding, E. (2014). Injuries among Talented Young Dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(03): 238-244.

Gruzelier, J.H., Thompson, T., Redding, E., Brandt, R. & Steffert, T. (2014). Application of alpha/theta neurofeedback and heart rate variability training to young contemporary dancers: State anxiety and creativity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 93(1); 105-111.

Riding McCabe, T., Ambegaonkar, J.P., Wyon, M. & Redding, E. (2014). Extension Neck Injury in Female DanceSport Competitors. International journal of Athletic Therapy & training.

Aujla, I.A., Nordin-Bates, S.M., PhD , Emma Redding. E. & Jobbins, V. (2014). Developing Talent among Young Dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 5(1): 15-30.

Walker, I.J., & Redding, E. (2014). The identification and development of talented young dancers with disabilities. Research in Dance Education (15)1.

Hutt, K. & Redding, E. (2014). The Effect of an Eyes-closed Dance-specific Training Program on Dynamic Balance in Elite Pre-professional Ballet Dancers: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 18(0).

McEldowney, K.M., Hopper, L.S., Etlin-Stein, H., Redding, E.(2013). Fatigue Effects on Quadriceps and Hamstrings Activation in Dancers Performing Drop Landings. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 17(3).

Riding McCabe, T., Wyon, M., Ambegaonkar, J.P. & Redding, E. (2013). A Bibliographic Review of Medicine and Science Research in DanceSport. Medical Problems in Performing Artists, 28(2).

Aujla, I. & Redding, E. Barriers to dance training for young people with disabilities. (2013). British Journal of Special Education 40(2).

Morrin, N. & Redding, E. (2013). Acute Effects of Warm-up Stretch Protocols on Balance, Vertical Jump Height, and Range of Motion in Dancers. Journal of Dance science and Medicine, 17(1).

Walker, I.J., & Redding, E. (2012). The identification and development of talented young dancers with disabilities. Research in Dance Education (13)2.

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Quested, E., Walker, I.J., & Redding, E. (2012). Climate change in the dance studio: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, 1(1), 3-16.

Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2012).  A mixed methods investigation of dropout among young talented dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 16(2), 65-73.

Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Redding, E. (2011). Talent characteristics in dance and age group differences: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. High Ability Studies, 22(1).

Connolly, MK., Quin, E. & Redding, E. (2011). Dance 4 your life: Exploring the health and well-being implications of a contemporary dance intervention for female adolescents. Research in Dance Education, (12)1.

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Walker, I.J., and Redding, E. (2011). Correlates of disordered eating attitudes among male and female young talented dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training research project. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Prevention and Treatment. (19)3.

Walker, I., Nordin-Bates, S.N. &Redding, E. (2010). Talent identification and development in dance: A review of the literature. Research in Dance Education, 11(3).  

Redding, E. (2010). Guest Editor for Special Issue of Journal of Dance science and Medicine 14(2). Irvine, S., Redding, E. & Rafferty, S. (2010). Dance Fitness. The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Bulletin for Teachers Resource Paper.

Redding E, Weller, P, Ehrenberg, S, Irvine, S, E Quin, Rafferty, S, Wyon, M & Cox, C. (2009). The development of a high intensity dance performance fitness test. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 13(1).

Redding, E. (2009). Testing for high intensity dance fitness. The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Bulletin for Teachers 2(1).

Redding, E. & Quested, E. (2006). When art meets science: An action research approach to improving professional dance teaching and learning using scientific methods. The International Learning Journal. 13(7). This paper won an International Award for Excellence in the area of Literacy and Education.

Wyon, M., Redding, E. (2005). Physiological monitoring of cardiorespiratory adaptations during rehearsal and performance of contemporary dance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 19(3).

Wyon, M.A., Abt, G., Redding, E, Head, A. and Sharp, N.C.C. (2004). Oxygen uptake during of modern dance class, rehearsal and performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 18(3).

Redding, E., Wyon, M., Shearman, J. & Doggart, L. (2004). Validity of using heart rate as a predictor of oxygen consumption in dance. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 8(3).

Redding, E. & Wyon, M. (2003). Standardised measurements for dance. Strengths and weaknesses of current methods for evaluating aerobic power of dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 7(1).

Lane, A.M., Hewston, R., Redding, E., & Whyte, G.P (2003). Mood changes following modern dance classes. Social Behaviour and Personality, 31.

Whyte, G., George, K., Redding, E., Wilson, M., Lane, S. & Firooze, S. (2003). Electrocardiography and echocardiography findings in contemporary dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 7(3).

Wyon, M., Redding, E., Abt, G., Head, A. & Sharp, C. (2003). Development, reliability and validity of a multi-stage dance specific fitness test (DAFT). Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 7(3).

Wyon, M., Head, A., Sharp, C. & Redding, E. (2002). The Cardiorespiratory responses to modern dance classes: Differences between university, graduate and professional classes. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 6(2).

Awards

The Dance Educator Award, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, 2017.

The Research Fellowship Award, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, 2015.

Wiekens, M. & Redding, E. (2010). The relationship between measures of contemporary dance performance and fitness. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham, UK. This paper won the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 2010. This paper won the student Research Award.

Yoo young, L., Redding, E., Quin, E., Irvine, S., Rafferty, S. (2010). Physiological responses to a one-year dance-specific fitness training programme among full-time university modern dance students. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham, UK. This poster won an IADMS research poster award.

Redding, E. Arts and Health Award 2010. Royal Society for Public Health in association with Canterbury Christ Church University. Special commendation for contributions to the field of Arts and Health Inequalities - Practice and Research.

Wiekens, M. & Redding, E. (2010). The relationship between measures of contemporary dance performance and fitness. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Student Research Award.

Quin, E., Redding, E., Weller, P. & Quested, E. (2007). The effect of a 10 week creative dance programme on the physiological and psychological status of young 11-14 year old school pupils: An experimental study (poster presentation - 1st prize winner). 

From cognition to conditioning - A one-day research forum on Dance Science. London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London UK (also published in conference proceedings).

Quin, E., Frazer, L. & Redding, E. (2007). The health benefits of creative dance: Improving children's physical and psychological wellbeing. Education and Health 25(2). This study was a finalist for the Times Higher Arts & Innovation Award for Excellence (2007).

Redding, E. & Quested, E. (2006). When art meets science: An action research approach to improving professional dance teaching and learning using scientific methods. The International Learning Journal. 13(7). This paper won an International Award for Excellence in the area of Literacy and Education.

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