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Associate Professor Matthew Barnes PhD, BSc(Hons)

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Deputy Head of School

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition


Contact details

  • Ph: 06 3569099 ext 83822
    Location: PTC 1.31, Practical Teaching Complex
    Campus: Turitea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Massey University (2009)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Alcohol and sports performance
  • Skeletal muscle recovery
  • Resistance exercise
  • Sports performance


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)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 4

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 0 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Douglas King - Doctor of Philosophy
    Physiological demands and the incidence of injury in an amateur women’s rugby union team in New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Emma O'Connor - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dietary antioxidants and the efficiency of oxygen transport and uptake during endurance exercise
  • 2018 - Yanita McLeay - Doctor of Philosophy
    The physiological effects of nutritional thiol supplementation
  • 2017 - William O'Connor - Doctor of Philosophy
    Metabolic Flexibility and Endurance Performance

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