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Dr Wendy O'Brien PhD

Assistant Lecturer

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 2136494
    Location: Sports Lab, Rec Centre building
    Campus: East Precinct, Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2018)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Exercise Physiology (110602): Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Medical And Health Sciences (110000)

Keywords

Physical activity

Body composition

Sport and exercise nutrition

Exercise physiology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

O’Brien, WJ., Rauff, EL., Shultz, SP., Sloughter, M., Fink, PW., Breier, B., . . . Kruger, R. (2022). Replacing Sedentary Time with Physically Active Behaviour Predicts Improved Body Composition and Metabolic Health Outcomes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(14)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
Darroch, P., O’brien, WJ., Mazahery, H., & Wham, C. (2022). Sarcopenia Prevalence and Risk Factors among Residents in Aged Care<sup>†</sup>. Nutrients. 14(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Brien, W., Wham, C.
Faulkner, J., O’brien, WJ., Stuart, B., Stoner, L., Batten, J., Wadsworth, D., . . . Lambrick, D. (2022). Physical Activity, Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults within and during the Easing of COVID‐19 Restrictions, in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
O’brien, WJ., Badenhorst, CE., Draper, N., Basu, A., Elliot, CA., Hamlin, MJ., . . . Faulkner, J. (2021). Physical activity, mental health and wellbeing during the first covid-19 containment in new zealand: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(22)
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
Beck, KL., von Hurst, PR., O'Brien, WJ., & Badenhorst, CE. (2021). Micronutrients and athletic performance: A review. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 158
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., Beck, K., O'Brien, W., Von Hurst, P.
Slater, J., Kruger, R., Douwes, J., O’Brien, WJ., Corbin, M., Miles-Chan, JL., . . . Breier, BH. (2021). Objectively Measured Physical Activity Is Associated With Body Composition and Metabolic Profiles of Pacific and New Zealand European Women With Different Metabolic Disease Risks. Frontiers in Physiology. 12
[Journal article]Authored by: Corbin, M., Douwes, J., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
Ali, A., Mehta, S., Starck, C., Wong, M., O'Brien, WJ., Haswell, C., . . . Ahmed Nasef, N. (2021). Effect of SunGold Kiwifruit and Vitamin C Consumption on Ameliorating Exercise-Induced Stress Response in Women. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 65(10)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N., Ali, A., McNabb, W., O'Brien, W., Rutherfurd, K., Wong, M.
Badenhorst, CE., Goto, K., O’Brien, WJ., & Sims, S. (2021). Iron status in athletic females, a shift in perspective on an old paradigm. Journal of Sports Sciences. 39(14), 1565-1575
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
Faulkner, J., O'Brien, WJ., McGrane, B., Wadsworth, D., Batten, J., Askew, CD., . . . Lambrick, D. (2021). Physical activity, mental health and well-being of adults during initial COVID-19 containment strategies: A multi-country cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 24(4), 320-326
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
Faulkner, J., O'Brien, WJ., McGrane, B., Wadsworth, D., Batten, J., Askew, CD., . . . Lambrick, D. (2021). Physical activity, mental health and well-being of adults during initial COVID-19 containment strategies: A multi-country cross-sectional analysis. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT. 24(4), 320-326
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
Beale, C., Rauff, EL., O’brien, WJ., Shultz, SP., Fink, PW., & Kruger, R. (2020). Are all sedentary behaviors equal? An examination of sedentary behavior and associations with indicators of disease risk factors in women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
O'Brien, WJ., Shultz, SP., Firestone, RT., George, L., & Kruger, R. (2019). Ethnic-specific suggestions for physical activity based on existing recreational physical activity preferences of New Zealand women. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43(5), 443-450
[Journal article]Authored by: Firestone, R., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
Badenhorst, CE., Black, KE., & O'Brien, WJ. (2019). Hepcidin as a prospective individualized biomarker for individuals at risk of low energy availability. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 29(6), 671-681
[Journal article]Authored by: Badenhorst, C., O'Brien, W.
O’Brien, WJ., Shultz, SP., Firestone, RT., George, L., Breier, BH., & Kruger, R. (2017). Exploring the challenges in obtaining physical activity data from women using hip-worn accelerometers. European Journal of Sport Science. 17(7), 922-930
[Journal article]Authored by: Firestone, R., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
Swift, RJ., Shultz, SP., Von Hurst, PR., O'Brien, WJ., Beck, KL., Conlon, CA., . . . Kruger, R. (2016). Is meeting the physical activity guidelines associated with lower body fat in young, normal weight, premenopausal women?. Journal of fitness Research. 5(2), 18-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W., Von Hurst, P.
Casale, M., von Hurst, PR., Beck, KL., Shultz, S., Kruger, MC., O’Brien, W., . . . Kruger, R. (2016). Lean mass and body fat percentage are contradictory predictors of bone mineral density in pre-menopausal Pacific Island women. Nutrients. 8(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Kruger, M., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W., Von Hurst, P.
Kruger, R., Shultz, SP., McNaughton, SA., Russell, AP., Firestone, RT., George, L., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2015). Predictors and risks of body fat profiles in young New Zealand European, Māori and Pacific women: study protocol for the women’s EXPLORE study. SpringerPlus. 4(1), 1-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Conlon, C., Firestone, R., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W., Von Hurst, P.
O'Brien, WJ., Stannard, SR., Clarke, JA., & Rowlands, DS. (2013). Fructose-maltodextrin ratio governs exogenous and other cho oxidation and performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(9), 1814-1824
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Brien, W., Rowlands, D.
O'Brien, WJ., & Rowlands, DS. (2011). Fructose-maltodextrin ratio in a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution differentially affects exogenous carbohydrate oxidation rate, gut comfort, and performance. American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 300(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: O'Brien, W., Rowlands, D.

Conference

Slater, J., Kruger, R., Renall, N., Richter, M., Corbin, M., O'Brien, W., . . . Breier, B. (2018, November). Physical Activity and Metabolic Health in New Zealand European and Pacific Women from the Promise Study. Presented at New Zealand Nutrition Society Conference 2018. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corbin, M., Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.Contributed to by: Kruger, R.
O'Brien, WJ., Shultz, SP., Breier, BH., & Kruger, R.Do New Zealand Women's Age and Ethnicity Contribute to Achieving Physical Activity Guidelines?. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 49 (5)(pp. 922 - 922). 0195-9131.
[Conference]Authored by: Kruger, R., O'Brien, W.
O'Brien, WJ., & Rowlands, DS. (2012). The Fructose: Maltodextrin Ratio In A Sports Drink Differentially Affects Exogenous-Carbohydrate Oxidation, Gut Comfort And Performance. In JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE Vol. 27 (pp. 597 - 598). : SPRINGER
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: O'Brien, W., Rowlands, D.
O'Brien, WJ., & Rowlands, DS. (2011). The Fructose: Maltodextrin Ratio In A Sports Drink Differentially Affects Exogenous-Carbohydrate Oxidation, Gut Comfort And Performance.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: O'Brien, W., Rowlands, D.