Research Completed

This section includes abstracts of completed and published research. This section encourages the submission of a wide range of research publication types from conference PowerPoint presentations to peer-reviewed journal articles and including publications in draft and in press.


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Managing Learning Journeys in Active Movement: Developing theories of change in professional development and change  (2007)

Hanin Hussain

This thesis explores two problems: (1) how early childhood teachers can manage professional development and change in their own settings, and (2) how to create a thesis. Both facets of the thesis... read more

Obesity and its determinants in girls from five ethnic groups  (2008)

Elizabeth Duncan

In light of alarming rises in the prevalence of obesity worldwide, tackling the obesity ‘epidemic’ is now a national health priority in many countries. Increasingly, population measures... read more

Sodium lactate infusion during a cycling time-trial does not increase lactate concentration or decrease performance  (2009)

Darren Ellis

The aim of this study was to determine whether an exogenous sodium lactate infusion increases blood lactate concentration and decreases performance during a 20-km time-trial. Highly trained male... read more

Pedometers and Text Messaging to Increase Physical Activity: Randomized controlled trial of adolescents with type 1 diabetes  (2009)

Kirsty H Newton

OBJECTIVE: To assess whether pedometers and text messaging increase physical activity in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A 12-week randomized controlled trial was... read more

Serum Myostatin as a Biomarker of the Restoration of Disused Skeletal Muscle  (2006)

Heather K Smith

We evaluated the validity and biological meaningfulness of the measurement of myostatin protein in blood using surface plasmon resonance (SPR), with regard to its potential use in the monitoring of... read more

Optimisation of Performance in Alpine Ski Racing with Fusion Motion Capture  (2009)

Matthew Andrew Dalhousie Brodie

Fusion Motion Capture (FMC), a wearable motion capture system was developed, and applied to the optimisation of athlete performance in alpine ski racing. In what may be a world first, the... read more

“Bite – Size Exercise” – Effectiveness of reducing exercise bout duration  (2009)

Stephen Brown

The aim of this investigation is to see if shorter Bite-Size bouts of exercise, throughout the day, can offer comparable benefits to those ascribed to a single longer duration bout. The exercise... read more

Life as a Carded Athlete  (2008)

Christina Ryan

This research project aimed to explore the perceptions, experiences and identities of individuals within New Zealand’s carded athlete population. In order to achieve this goal 17 carded... read more

Gene Expression, Muscle Damage, and Anabolic Signalling during Recovery from Prolonged High-Intensity Cycling: Effect of Protein-Enriched Recovery Formulation  (2008)

David Rowlands

The ingestion of high protein-carbohydrate feedings following hard endurance exercise was previously seen to enhance subsequent cycling performance. However, the expression of selected mRNA species... read more

Energy Supply in the Mystery Zone: Enhancing Performance in Events Lasting 1-5 Minutes  (2008)

Craig Palmer

The first purpose of this project was to quantify the reliability, validity and the energy system breakdown of a lab based 4000 m cycling time trial. The second purpose was to examine performance... read more

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