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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Sport Beyond School  (2012)

University of Auckland

Sport Beyond School is an Active Communities project primarily funded by Sport New Zealand, being piloted over three years (2013-2015) at the University of Auckland. The aim of the project is to... read more

Improvement of fundamental movement skills through support and mentorship of class room teachers  (2011)

Brooke Mitchell

  Project Energize, a multicomponent through-school programme aims to improve the overall health and reducing weight gain of Waikato primary school children by increasing their physical... read more

The Role of the Board Chair  (2014)

Sally Rae

A short new resource aimed at those currently chairing boards or interested in taking up the challenge. A companion volume to the Nine Steps to Good governance it covers chairs at all stages of... read more

Coach Development: Never stop learning!  (2013)

Lynn Kidman

Lynn Kidman (AUT) and Dawn Penney (University of Waikato) review Sport New Zealand’s highly regarded Coach Accelerator Programme. They find it reinforces the belief that the most effective... read more

Auckland: Sport and Recreation Strategic Action Plan  (2014)

Auckland Council

The focus of the Sport and Recreation Strategic Action Plan (SARSAP) is to get Aucklanders more active, more often. We developed the plan with Auckland’s sport and recreation sector and we... read more

Promoting and supporting coaches’ professional learning: Developing a Community of Practice  (2014)

Lynn Kidman

This paper directs attention to coaches’ professional learning. It arises from a threeyear project in Aotearoa New Zealand that has evaluated a professional development programme designed... read more

Career Performance Trajectories of Olympic Swimmers: Benchmarks for Talent Development  (2014)

Sian Allen

The age-related progression of elite athletes to their career-best performances can provide benchmarks for talent development. The purpose of this study was to model career performance trajectories... read more

Employee recreation in New Zealand: a pilot study  (1990)

Rosaleen M Ward

This study investigates executive and employee attitudes towards employee recreation. A mail survey was conducted among 11 private sector companies in Christchurch. The issues examined include the... read more

Is Junk Food Promoted Through Sport?  (2014)

Mary-Ann Carter

Energy-dense diets are associated with obesity, a major public health problem. High participation rates in sport suggest sports settings may be an ideal environment to influence food choices and... read more

The implications of best practice event management when applied to small-scale local events  (2010)

Sven Damm

Event management is a ubiquitous word in modern society. The word is used for small business breakfasts, large corporate shows and also for big international sport events, such as the Olympic Games... read more

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