Sierra Keung

Kaiako (Lecturer)

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext. 6834


Links webpages:


  • BA – Brigham Young University of Hawaii
  • MS – Brigham Young University
  • PhD – Auckland University of Technology


  • Ngāti Maniapoto; Ngāi Tāmanuhiri; Rongowhakaata
  • Professional Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS)
  • Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Teaching Areas

Coaching Pedagogy, Coach Development, Athlete Development, Youth Sport Development

Research Areas

Māori and Pasifika athlete welfare and mental wellbeing; Psychosocial aspect of Talent Development; Youth Sport (for) Development

Current Research Projects

  • Exploring athlete pathways: Players, barriers and facilitators of talent development within Rugby League in New Zealand (co-investigator)
  • The role of secondary school sport academy relative to youth development (co-investigator)
  • NZR Concussion management strategy (co-investigator)
  • NZR Navigating 2 Worlds (mentor)


  • Te taha hinengaro: Psychosocial development through the eyes of Māori and Pasifika junior rugby league players (Executive Summary Report - April 2019)