Exercise science

Strong exercise physiology research expertise underpins the exercise science research reputation of the school. Staff publish their research in highly regarded, peer-reviewed, international journals. 

Current research topics include:

  • Behavioural and physiological control of thermoregulation
  • Metabolic consequences of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage
  • Mechanisms behind the ergogenic properties of acute whole body vibration
  • Physical fitness and body composition as predictors of diabetes risk in young Māori men
  • Nicotine, caffeine and pseudoephedrine as ergogenic aids in endurance exercise
  • Nutritional factors which affect autonomic control of the cardiovascular system

The biomechanics of cycling is also an area of interest within the school. Current research includes examining sources of power production in cycling, and how the sources are affected by changes in position and technique.  

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