Pregnant runner

Pregnant runners' pain varies

15 Apr, 2024
A new study has found key differences in the pain of pregnant runners, depending on whether they’ve previously had children.

Right response to on-field racism

22 Jun, 2023
AUT sports lecturer Dr Dion Enari who has researched racism in sport said the All White’s display of solidarity against racism was "heart warming".
Lesley Ferkins

Lesley Ferkins honoured by SMAANZ

18 Nov, 2022
Professor Lesley Ferkins has been named the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Distinguished Service Award winner.
Prof John Cronin

Small weights strong impact

20 Jan, 2022
Moving with small weights increases your strength as effectively as lifting large loads, AUT professor John Cronin explains wearable resistance.
AUT postgraduate student and firefighter Josh Darby

A firefighter wellbeing project

16 Nov, 2021
Firefighter and AUT student, Josh Darby, is part of a core team leading a $500,000 project to improve the psychological wellbeing of firefighters.
Patria Hume and Hannah Wyatt

AUT experts solve All Blacks red card

13 Sep, 2021
AUT sport scientists pivotal in red card dismissal for All Black.
Heat chamber

Feeling the Tokyo Heat

15 Apr, 2021
Top Kiwi athletes training for the Olympics under AUT’s Professor Andrew Kilding and other sport scientists.

Is running good for your knees?

01 Nov, 2020
A new study from the University of Maryland has found that running could actually be good for your knees.
Sustainable food

Students focus on sustainable food

27 Oct, 2020
Around 50 students within the School of Sport and Recreation spent Semester 1 thinking, writing and studying food and nutrition.
Girls playing netball

Sport clubs face COVID financial pain

09 Oct, 2020
Sports clubs connected to NZ’s most traditional codes report being “hit hard” by the impact of COVID-19 according to the 2020 National Sport Club Survey.
School sport on TV

School sport on TV takes a toll

29 Sep, 2020
A deal to televise and live stream more secondary school sports has attracted significant debate.
Healthy homework works

How screen time impacts children

03 Sep, 2020
A Melbourne-led study has found heavy TV and computer use impacts children's academic results.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Diversity lacking in sports management

21 Jul, 2020
Researchers are calling for the cultural and ethnic diversity of athletes to be reflected in management and governance roles of all sporting codes.
Patria Hume

Changing rugby to reduce head injuries

17 Jul, 2020
Medical researchers are urging World Rugby to try reducing on-field player numbers in a bid to reduce injuries.
NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment

AUT study prompts new rugby role

08 Jul, 2020
Former All Black Eroni Clarke is NZ Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager on referral of AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute NZ (SPRINZ).
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Pasifika overlooked in rugby leadership

24 Dec, 2019
Study shows that a lack of understanding of Pacific Island culture and fear of failure prevent Pasifika players from becoming involved in rugby leadership.
Healthy homework works

Healthy homework works

16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Five questions: Professor Lesley Ferkins

13 Sep, 2019
We asked Professor Lesley Ferkins five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
ATH partnership release

AUT sports science delivers in the US

03 Sep, 2019
AUT pioneers US programmes with Texas-based Athlete Training and Health
AUT Millennium front

Student success: From the NHL to AUT

12 Jul, 2019
The reputation of AUT’s Sports Performance Research Institute led Paul Goodman to travel to NZ to undertake his PhD in post-concussion brain function.
AUT group at the ISBNPA conference

AUT to co-host ISBNPA conference in 2020

26 Jun, 2019
Staff from the School of Sport and Recreation have helped win the bid to host a conference dedicated to behavioural nutrition and physical activity.
Adjunct Professor David Howman

Adjunct Professor on ethics commission

08 Mar, 2019
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has appointed AUT Adjunct Professor of Sports Leadership and Management David Howman to its Ethics Commission.
Preparing athletes for success

Preparing athletes for success

25 Jan, 2019
Dr Deborah Dulson is one of the researchers at SPRINZ involved in innovative projects aimed at giving elite athletes an edge by keeping them healthy.

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