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Jose M. Saavedra, Professor

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Sport Science 
Phone:5996343 
Email:saavedraru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/saavedra

Curriculum Vitae

Academic information
BSc, Sport Sciences. University La Coruña (Spain). 1994.
PhD, Sport Sciences. University La Coruña (Spain). 2002
 
Previous activities
Coach of Swimming Team. Club Natacion Coruña. 1 year
Technical Director of Aquatic Centre (Head Coach). Club Fluvial de Lugo. 7 years
Head Coach of Swimming Team. Club Natacion Plasencia. 3 years
Head of Evaluation Team in early stage of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation. 2 years.
Faculty of Sports Sciences. University of Extremadura. 15 years
 
Student Supervision
PhD Thesis: 4, MSc Thesis: 8, BSc Thesis: 4
 
Research projects
I have participated as the principal investigator and investigator in 12 research project with a total of financial of 213,452 euros
 
Papers in journals with impact factor (JCR)
(i) Sport performance & Coaching and (ii) Physical activity & health
 
(i) Sport performance & Coaching 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., Madera, J., Mansilla, M., García-Hermoso, A. (2014). Comparison of game-related statistics in men´s international championships between winning and losing teams according to margin of victory. Collegium Antropologicum, 38: 901-907.  Impact Factor: 0.609 Journal 47 of 81 (Anthropology); Science Edition-2013.
 
Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Escalante, Y., Dominguez, A.M., Arellano, R., Navarro, F. (2014). Relationship between exchange block time in swim starts and final performance in relay races in international championships. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32: 1783-1789. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.920099. Impact Factor: 2.095; Journal 21 of 81 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Escalante, Y., Arellano, R., Navarro, F., Dominguez, A.M., Saavedra, J.M. (2013). Relationship between final performance and block times with the traditional and the new starting platforms in International Swimming Championship 50-m and 100-m freestyle events. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12: 698-706. Impact Factor: 0.898; Journal 56 of 81 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2013.
 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., García-Hermoso, A., Domínguez, A.M. (2013). Training volume and performance in young Spanish national and international level swimmers. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 35:163-172. Impact factor: 0.125; Journal 82 of 92 (Social Sciences Interdisciplinary); Social Science Edition-2013.
 
Morais J.E., Saavedra, J.M., Costa, M.J., Silva, A.J., Marinho, D.A., Barbosa, T.M. (2013). Tracking young talented swimmers: follow-up of performance and its biomechanical determinant factors. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 15: 129-138. DOI: 10.5277/abb130316. Impact factor: 0.979; Journal 64 of 74 (Biophysics); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Dávila-Romero, C., Saavedra, J.M. (2013). Discriminatory power of game-related statistics in 14-15 year age group male volleyball according to set. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 116: 132-143. doi: 10.2466/03.30.PMS.116.1.132-143. Impact factor: 0.521; Journal 80 of 83 (Psychology experimental); Social Science Edition-2013.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., Tella, V., Mansilla, M., García-Hermoso, A., Dominguez, A.M. (2013). Differences and discriminatory power of water polo game-related statistics in men in International Championships and their relationship with the phase of the competition. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27:893-901. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318260ed85. Impact factor: 1.858; Journal 29 of 81 (Sports Sciences); Science Edition-2013.
 
Dávila-Romero, C., García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra, J.M. (2012). Discriminatory power of final game actions volleyball in formative stages. International Journal of Medicine and Science of Physical Activity and Sport, 12:745-755 (http://cdeporte.rediris.es/revista/revista48/artpoder328.htm). Impact Factor: 0.205; Journal 81 of 84 (Sports Sciences); Science Edition-2012.
 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., García-Hermoso, A., Arellano, R., Navarro, F. (2012). A twelve-year analysis of pacing strategies in 200 m and 400 m individual medley in international swimming competitions. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26: 3289–3296.  doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318248aed5. Impact factor: 1.795; Journal 31 of 84 (Sports Sciences); Science Edition-2012.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., Tella, V., Mansilla, M., García-Hermoso, A., Dominguez, A.M. (2012). Water polo game-related statistics in Women´s International Championships: Differences and discriminatory power. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11: 475-482. Impact Factor: 0.885; Journal 55 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2012.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M. (2012). Swimming and aquatic activities: state of the art.Journal of Human Kinetics, 32: 5-7. doi: 10.2478/v10078-012-0018-4. Impact Factor: 0.458; Journal 71 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2012.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., Mansilla, M., Tella, V. (2011). Discriminatory power of water polo game-related statistics in 2008 Olympic Games. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29: 291-298. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2010.532230. Impact Factor: 1.931; Journal 28 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2011).
 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., Rodríguez, F.A. (2010). A multivariate analysis of performance in young swimmers. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22: 135-151. Impact Factor: 1.127; Journal 43 of 79 (Sport Sciences); Journal 63 of 94 (Pediatrics); Journal 66 of 77 (Physiology); Science Edition-2010.
 
Silva, A.J., Costa, A.M., Oliveira, P.M., Reis, V.M., Saavedra, J.M., Perl, J., Marinho, D.A. (2007). The use of neural network technology to model swimming performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6: 117-125. Impact Factor: 0.290; Journal 58 of 72 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2007.
 
Moreno, F.J., Saavedra, J.M., Sabido, R. Luis, V., Reina, R. (2006). Visual search strategies of experienced and non-experienced swimming coaches. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103: 861-872. Impact Factor: 0.333; Journal 69 of 70 (Psychology experimental); Social Edition-2006.
 
(ii) Physical activity & health 
García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y. (2015, in press).  Effects of exercise on functional aerobic capacity in adults with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Impact Factor: 1.014; Journal 45 of 63 (Rehabilitation); Journal 42 of 67 (Orthopedics); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Carmona-López, M.I., Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y. (2014). Physical exercise, detraining and lipid profile in obese children: a systematic review. Archivos Argetinos de Pediatria, 112:519-525. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2014.eng.519 Impact factor: 0.291; 112 of 117 (Pediatrics); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., Sánchez-López, M., Martínez-Vizcaíno, V. (2014). Endocrinology and adolescence: Aerobic exercise reduces insulin resistance markers in obese youth: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Endocrinology, 171: 163-171. doi: 10.1530/EJE-14-0291. Impact factor: 3.686; 41 of 123 (Endocrinology & Metabolism); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra J.M., Escalante, Y., Dominguez A.M. (2014). Effect of a long-term physical exercise program and/or diet on metabolic syndrome in obese boys. Nutricion Hospitalaria, 30: 94-103. doi: 10.3305/nh.2014.30.1.7448. Impact factor: 1.250; Journal 62 of 78 (Nutrition and Dietetics); Science Edition-2013.
 
Saavedra, J.M. (2014). Obesity – a risk factor or a disease. What can exercise do for obese children? Indian Journal of Medical Research, 139: 661-662. Impact factor: 1,661; 59 of 150 (Medicine, General & Internal) and 79 of 121 (Medicine, Research & Experimental); Science Edition-2013.
 
Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Escalante, Y., Dominguez A.M. (2014). Self-determined motivation, physical exercise and diet in obese children: A three-year follow-up study International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 14: 195-201. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2013.12.001. Impact factor: 2.915; 22 of 111 (Psychology Clinical); Social Science Edition-2013.
 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., Dominguez, A.M., García-Hermoso, A., Hernández-Mocholí, M.A. (2014). Prediction of correlates of daily physical activity in Spanish children aged 8-9 years. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 24:e213-e219. doi: DOI: 10.1111/sms.12144. Impact factor: 3.174; Journal 8 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2013.
 
Escalante, Y., Backx, K., Saavedra, J.M. (2014). Relationship between break-time physical activity, age, and sex in a rural Primary Schools, Wales, UK. Journal of Human Kinetics, 40: 227-234. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2014-0024.Impact factor: 0.698; Journal 61 of 81 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2013.
 
Escalante, Y., García-Hermoso, A., Backx, K., Saavedra, J.M. (2014). Playground designs to increase physical activity levels during school recess: A systematic review. Health Education and Behavior, 41: 138-144. doi:10.1177/1090198113490725Impact factor: 1.825; Journal 45 of 136 (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health); Social Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra J.M., Escalante, Y., Dominguez A.M. (2014). Effects in obese boys of a long-term program of physical exercise with and without diet after six months of detraining. World Journal of Pediatrics,10: 38-45. doi:10.1007/s12519-014-0451-7. Impact factor: 1.048; Journal 80 of 117 (Pediatrics); Science Edition-2013.
 
García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra J.M., Escalante, Y. (2013). Effects of exercise on resting blood pressure in obese children: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Obesity Reviews 14:919-928. doi: 10.1111/obr.12054. Impact factor: 7.859; Journal 7 of 123 (Endocrinology & Metabolism); Science Edition-2013.
 
Escalante, Y., Backx, K., Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Domínguez, A.M. (2012). Play area and physical activity in recess in primary schools. Kinesiology, 42:123-129. Impact Factor: 0.405; Journal 74 of 84 (Sports Sciences) and 56 of 63 (Rehabilitation); Science Edition-2012.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Dominguez, A.M. (2012).  Improvement of the lipid profile with exercise in obese children: A systematic review.  Preventive Medicine, 54: 293-301. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.02.006. Impact factor: 3.496, Journal 19 of 158 (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health) and 20 of 151 (Medicine, General & Internal), Science Edition-2012.
 
Escalante, Y., Backx, K., Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Domínguez, A.M. (2011). Relationship between daily physical activity, recess physical activity, age and sex in scholar of Primary School, Spain. Revista Española de Salud Pública, 85: 481-489. Impact Factor: 0.706; Journal 107 of 131 (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health); Social Sciences Edition-2011.
 
Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A. Escalante, Y. (2011). Effects of exercise and/or diet programs on kinanthopometric and metabolic parameters in obese children: A pilot study. Journal of Human Kinetics, 29: 67-78. doi: 10.2478/v10078-011-0041-x. Impact Factor: 0.329; Journal 73 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2011.
 
Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Escalante, Y. (2011). Improvement of aerobic fitness in obese children: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6: 169-175. doi: 10.3109/17477166.2011.579975. Impact Factor: 2.986; Journal 12 of 113 (Pediatrics); Science Edition-2011. 
 
Escalante, Y., García-Hermoso, A., Saavedra, J.M. (2011). Effects of exercise on functional aerobic capacity in lower limb osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14:190-198. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.004. Impact Factor: 3.034; Journal 8 of 84 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2011.
 
Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., García-Hermoso, A., Silva, A.J., Barbosa, T.M. (2010).  Physical exercise and reduction of pain in adults with lower limb osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 23: 175-186. doi: 10.3233/BMR20100267. Impact Factor: 0.172; Journal 39 of 43 (Rehabilitation); Journal  54 of 61 (Orthopedics); Science Edition-2010.
 
Ortega, E., Garcia, J.J., Bote, M.E., Martín-Cordero, L., Escalante, Y., Saavedra, J.M., Northoff, H., Giraldo, E. (2009). Exercise in fibromyalgia and related inflammatory disorders: Known and effects and unknown chances. Exercise Immunology Review, 15: 24-65. Impact Factor: 2.357; Journal 11 of 72 (Sport Sciences); Journal 79 of 128 (Immunology); Science Edition-2009.
 
Saavedra, J.M., Torres, S., Caro, B., Escalante, Y., De la Cruz, E., Duran, M.J., Rodriguez F.A. (2008). Relationship between health-related fitness and educational and income levels in Spanish women. Public Health, 122: 794-800. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2007.07.017. Impact Factor: 1.204; Journal 46 of 76 (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health); Social Edition-2008.
 
Saavedra, J.M., De la Cruz, E., Escalante, Y., Rodriguez F.A. (2007). Influence of a medium-impact aquaerobic program on health-related quality of life and fitness level in healthy adult females. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 47: 468-474. Impact Factor: 0.514; Journal 51 of 72 (Sport Sciences); Science Edition-2007.
 
Books and Chapter
Saavedra, J.M., Garcia, A., Escalante, Y., Dominguez, A.M. y De la Cruz, E. (2007). Aquatic activities program and arthritis [Spanish]. In: S. Llana & P. Perez (Eds.) Swimming and aquatic activities (pp.341-354). Valencia (Spain): Marfil
 
Saavedra, J.M., Escalante, Y., De la Cruz, E., Dominguez, A.M., Garcia, A. & Rodriguez, F.A. (2007). Aquaerobics, physical fitness and quality of life [Spanish]. In: S. Llana & P. Perez (Eds.) Swimming and aquatic activities (pp.355-368). Valencia (Spain): Marfil.
 
Saavedra, J.M. & Mansilla, M. (2007). The physical fitness in children and young [Spanish]. In: F. Guillen & Bara, M. (Coord). Psychology of coach (pp.277-304). Sevilla (Spain): Wanceulen.
 
Saavedra, J.M., Pino, J., Torres, S., Caro, B., Escalante Y. & Duran, M.J. (2006). Relationship between the physical fitness and health in rural women [Spanish]. Sevilla (Spain): Wanceulen.
 
Conference and congress contributions
I had participated with more 120 studies in different conference and congress in: Canada, Finland, France, Greece, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
 
Guest Editor and Editorial Board (only Journals with Impact Factor)
I was Guest Editor of (i) Special Issue “Swimming and aquatic activities” in Journal of Human Kinetics and (ii) Special Issue “Physical Activity, Exercise and Aging” in Current Aging Science. Also, I am member of Editorial Board of (i) Journal of Human Kinetics and (ii) TheScientificWorldJOURNAL.
 
Peer Reviewer (only Journals with Impact Factor)
Applied Research in Quality of Life, Collegium Antropologicum, European Physical Education Review, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, Journal of Human Kinetics, Journal of Sport Sciences, Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, Kinesiology, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Exercise Science, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Public Health, Spanish Journal of Public Health.

RU teaching record

2019-3E-720-PERFPerformance Analysis in Sports
2019-1E-720-PERFPerformance Analysis in Sports
2019-1E-713-ENVISport Coaching and Environmental Factors in Coaching
2019-1E-899-THESMasters Thesis
2019-1E-712-TPMEExercise Physiology and Measurements
2018-3E-716-PTTRPhilosophy and theory of training
2018-3E-899-THESMasters Thesis
2018-2E-899-THESMasters Thesis
2018-1E-713-ENVISport Coaching and Environmental Factors in Coaching
2018-1E-899-THESMasters Thesis
2018-1E-712-TPMEExercise Physiology and Measurements
2017-3E-720-PERFPerformance Analysis in Sports
2017-3E-716-PTTRPhilosophy and theory of training
2017-3E-513-RANNResearch
2017-1E-713-ENVISport Coaching and Environmental Factors in Coaching
2017-1E-712-TPMEExercise Physiology and Measurements
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