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Human Potential Research Group

Academic Staff

Research Staff

Sports Kinesiology Injury Prevention and Performance Research Group

Sport Leadership and Management Research Group

Sports Physiology and Nutrition Research Group

Strength and Conditioning and Sports Technology Research Group

Youth Development Research Group

Sports Coaching Sub-Group - Sports Performance Analysis

Senior Research Fellow

SPRINZ Adjunct Professors

Adjunct Professors are external individuals who have expertise consistent with the needs of the University and who contribute meaningfully to a teaching and/or research programme.They provide global expertise through national and international research linkages.

SPRINZ Research Associates

Research Associates are appointed to help improve research capability and capacity for the faculty and to promote cooperation with external researchers in affiliated disciplines. Contribution is usually via research project collaboration and/or postgraduate supervision and/or teaching/workshop/seminar provision. Research Associates are researchers from other universities and organisations who are actively involved in research within the faculty and who acknowledge they are an AUT Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Research Associate in their joint publications and communications.

  • Associate Professor Thor Besier, University of Auckland
  • Dr Rodrigo Bini, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Dr Frank Bourgeois ll, Athlete Training and Health, USA
  • Dr Liz Bradshaw, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Dr Mike Brown, Royal NZ Coastguard Boating Education Ltd
  • Dr Scott Brown, University of Michigan
  • Mr. Isaac Carlson, Accident Compensation Corporation, NZ
  • Associate Professor Anis Chaouachi, National Center of Medicine and Science in Sports, Tunisia
  • Dr Bret Contreras, B.C Athletics, US
  • Matthew Cross, Fédération Française de Ski, Annecy, France
  • Professor Lance Dalleck, Western State Colorado University, USA
  • Associate Professor Justin Fernandez, University of Auckland
  • Dr Mark Fulcher, Axis Sports Medicine Specialists and New Zealand Football
  • Dr Paul Gamble, Fortius Sport & Health, Canada
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Gill, University of Waikato
  • Dr Bruce Hamilton, High Performance Sport NZ
  • Dr David Hedlund, St John’s University New York
  • Dr Stephen Hollings, AUT Alumni
  • Dr Lucy Hone, Director - New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience
  • Professor Sayumi Iwamoto, Toyo University, Japan
  • Ms Helen Kilding, NZ Defence Force
  • Mr Doug King, Hutt Valley District Health Board, NZ
  • Dr Seth Lenetsky, Canadian Institute of Sport
  • Dr Rhodri Lloyd, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales
  • Dr Anna Lorimer, Bond University,
  • Dr Peter Maulder, Wintec (Waikato University of Technology), NZ
  • Jody McGowan, Kinetics Physiotherapy (Senior Physiotherapist), NZ Rugby (Research Assistant)
  • Professor Jean-Benoit Morin, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius, Edith Cowan University
  • Assistant Professor Volker Nolte, Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr Ian O’Boyle, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Senior Associate Jonathan Oliver, Westpoint
  • Dr Ken Quarrie, NZ Rugby Union
  • Dr Justin Richards, Sport New Zealand and University of Sydney
  • Dr Katie Rowe, Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr Michael Rumpf, Self Employed
  • Professor David Shilbury, Deakin University, Australia
  • Dr Sarah Shultz, Seattle University, USA
  • Dr Stacy Sims, University of Waikato, NZ
  • Dr Denny Wells, Logemas Pty Ltd
  • Dr Paul Winwood, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

SPRINZ Community Associates

Community Associate are generally people from community organisations who may not be active researchers but are assisting with projects within the FHES.

  • Dr Henry Duncan