Research Projects in Progress

Projects on-going:

  • Concussions and impact studies for rugby code - Dr Doug King
  • Head gear impact studies - Dr Elizabeth Bradshaw
  • Psychology and social aspects of New Zealand League Academy players - Dr Sarah-Kate Miller
  • World Rugby/NZR/AUT NZ RugbyHealth project - Professor Patria Hume et al.
  • AUT SRIF RCRG expansion programme - Associate Professor Lesley Ferkins et al.
    - Pacific Island Experiences and Contribution to Non-Playing Rugby - Ferkins et al.
  • UK Rugby Health study - Dr Karen Hind et al.
  • Neuromuscular function and musculoskeletal health in retired rugby players - Ian Entwistle
  • Neck strength and spine an neck injury prevention in rugby union and league - Mike Hopkinson
  • Keoi University Rugby and Blues Rugby research project - Dr Sayumi Iwamoto et al.
  • Meaning and sensemaking in high performance sport - John Paul Alder
  • U.S. Rugby 7's injury - Dr Victor Lopez Jr
  • Lower-extremity symmetry and ACL injury - Dr Scott Borwn
  • RuFIT study - Dr Ralph Maddison
  • Wearable resistance training - Kim Simperingham
  • Japan rugby codes research presentations - Professor Patria Hume et al.

Research questions for projects to be developed:

  • Are the All Black's a traffic hazard? Motor vehicle accidents before and after All Blacks games?
  • Does violence against women (VAW) increase after an All Blacks game?