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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Prediction of acute mountain sickness and sleep apnea in subjects travelling to and training at altitude  (2010)

Mike Hamlin

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a debilitating health problem that affects a number of subjects when ascending to high altitude. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, lethargy, fatigue and... read more

Increased blood pH but not performance with sodium bicarbonate supplementation in elite rugby union players  (2010)

Sonya Cameron

 Purpose: This study investigated the effect of ingesting 0.3 g/kg body weight (BW) of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on physiological responses, gastrointestinal (GI) tolerability, and sprint... read more

Effects of acute nutritional interventions on athletic performance  (2010)

Tom Vandenbogaerde

There have been few studies of the effects of nutritional strategies in training and competition settings in elite athletes. This thesis represents four studies that were performed to investigate the... read more

Living the lift line: a phenomenological study of the lived experience of skiing  (2013)

Kerensa Clark

This study considers and explores the lived experience of skiing through a phenomenological approach and seeks to gain a deeper understanding into the meaning skiing may hold in the lifeworlds of... read more

Effects of lowering body temperature via hyperhydration, with and without glycerol ingestion and practical precooling on cycling time trial performance in hot and humid conditions  (2012)

Megan L R Ross

Background Hypohydration and hyperthermia are factors that may contribute to fatigue and impairment of endurance performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of... read more

Visual Search Strategies of Cricket Batsmen  (2009)

James Croft

In the course of an innings, cricket batsmen may have to intercept a ball bowled to them at a range of different speeds. We sought to investigate: 1. Whether the eye movement strategy was determined... read more

Assessment of nutritional knowledge and food skills in talented adolescent athletes  (2010)

Sarah Burkhart

There is very limited research on the nutrition knowledge and food skills of elite athletes in New Zealand. Adolescent athletes are moving through an important physiological stage of life, as well as... read more

The effects of sleep deprivation on muscle recovery and performance in athletes  (2009)

Johann Edge

Many sports require athletes to perform high-intensity exercise with short recovery periods between events and/or training. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of sleep deprivation... read more

Optimising the quality of interval training in distance runners: Comparison of perceptual inter-repetition recovery techniques with standardised temporal and heart rate methods  (2008)

Andrew Edwards

The aims of the study were to examine the validity of the new 7-point Perceptual Recovery (PR) scale for well-trained male runners during interval training, examine the test-retest reliability of... read more

Energy Expenditure and Enjoyment During Nintendo┬« Wii Active Video Games: How do they compare to other sedentary and physical activities?  (2009)

Kate White

Children are becoming more inactive and are spending a significant proportion of their time participating in screen-time sedentary behaviours. Active video games may provide an opportunity to turn... read more

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