Professor Patria Hume
Director, Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
Phone: 921 9999 ext. 7306
Private Bag 92006
Internal Mail Code P-1
Links to relevant web pages:
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand
Patria's professorial profile at AUT University
PhD (Otago), MSc (Hons) (Auckland), BSc (Auckland), PGCert (USA), ISAK 4, NZG Coaching Diploma
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Executive for the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) (2006-2009) and Sports Medicine New Zealand (2004-2009). Patria was previously a Director of Sport Science New Zealand (1996-2002), New Zealand Gymnastics (1999-2004) and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (1996-2007)
- Medical Advisory Board New Zealand Rugby League
- International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Level 4 anthropometry accreditation
- External reviewer for journals such as: Sports Biomechanics; Applied Biomechanics; International Journal of Epidemiology; Physical Therapy in Sport Journal; Sports Medicine New Zealand Journal; New Zealand Coach Journal; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport etc
- Consulting and research advice for a variety of national sports organisations including Rowing, Gymnastics, Netball, Hockey, Rugby League
- Human movement studies
- Advanced human movement
- Applied human movement studies
- Sports injury biomechanics: lower limb injuries; landing injuries; external ankle supports; running mechanics
- Sports biomechanics: rowing; kayaking, netball, rugby league, rugby
- Sport injury prevention: SportSmart; coach education; gymnastics
- Sport injury epidemiology: survey design and analysis; netball; rugby league; hockey; soccer; league; touch; basketball
- Sport anthropometry: rowing; gymnastics; powerlifting; league; hockey; sailing
- Equipment testing
- Sports technology
How do we help athletes improve their human performance and achieve the Olympic ideals of “Citius, Altius, Fortius - Faster, Higher, Stronger”? Professor Hume collaborates with her postgraduate students and international colleagues in sports performance biomechanics, sports injury biomechanics, sports anthropometry and sports injury prevention. Novel solutions have emerged to address coaches’ questions. Examples include the gymnastics vaulting feedback system, rowing technique analysis using boat instrumentation and the AUT goggles training system, netball shooting analysis, grinding biomechanics of Team New Zealand sailors, shin guard and mouthguard impact testing, the Sydney 2000 Olympics anthropometry project, and the ACC SportSmart injury prevention programme.
Patria was SPRINZ Director from its inception until 2008. Patria’s research focuses on improving sport performance using sports biomechanics and sports anthropometry, and focuses on reducing sporting injuries by investigating injury mechanisms and injury prevention methods. She has provided applied biomechanics research and consultancy to a variety of national organisations, teams and athletes focusing on research with New Zealand Gymnastics, Rowing New Zealand, and Netball New Zealand. Patria received an International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sport in 2002, and a New Zealand Gymnastics 20 year service award in 2005, in recognition of her sports science research and service for New Zealand Gymnastics.
Patria has published 433 research outputs: 126 journal articles, 51 edited articles, 11 book chapters, 124 abstracts or full papers in conference proceedings, 147 technical reports, a TV/video series on human potential, and educational CDs and resources for SportSmart and coach education programmes. Patria has supervised 20 PhD and 11 Masters theses students to completion and she currently is supervising 5 PhD thesis students. Topics have ranged from injury prevention strategies for rugby league such as instruments mouth guards and ear patches, to the cause and possible prevention of Achilles tendon injuries in triathletes, to finding ways to improve performance in defence personnel via 3D body scanning and ergonomics approaches.
Current Research Projects:
PhD candidates (*=primary supervisor)
- Kelly Sheerin* (2013-2018): The use of mobile feedback to reduce the risk of stress injury and improve running performance through changes in gait mechanics.
- Scott Brown (2013-2016): Does lower-extremity symmetry matter for athletic performance in rugby?
- Doug King #2 (2012-2015): Sports-related concussions in New Zealand amateur rugby union and rugby league: Identification, assessment, and impact forces involved.
- Stephven Kolose* (2014-2017): NZDF Anthropometry Survey (NZDFAS): Variations in kinanthropometry and implications for the New Zealand Defence Force.
- Victor Lopez* (2014-2017): Injuries in American Rugby Union Sevens and its growth in an IRB strategic market: Incidence, influences, tackles and return to play decisions.
- Anna Lorimer* (2010-2014): Evaluating stiffness of the lower limb ‘springs’ as a multifactorial measure of achilles tendon injury risk in triathletes.
- Stephen Hollings* (2009-2014):The transition from elite junior athlete to successful senior athlete – implications for athletics high performance programmes.
- Sarah-Kate Millar (2009-2014): Interpersonal and extrapersonal coordination in high performance rowing.
- Lisa McDonnell* (2007-2013): The effect of stroke rate on performance in flat-water sprint kayaking.
- Boris Bacic (2011-2012): Automated assessment of tennis swing performance: Transfer of qualitative analysis to machine learning and back to coaching feedback.
- Rodrigo Bini* (2009-2012): The effects of cycle saddle position on knee joint load of injured and uninjured athletes: Implications for performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
- Matthew Kritz (2007-2011): Movement Competency Assessment Battery (MCAB): Development and evaluation of kinematic procedures for valid and reliable estimation of faulty movement patterns in athletes.
- Chris Whatman* (2006-2011): Physiotherapy screening of lower limb function.
- Doug King #1* (2008-2010): Injuries in rugby league: Incidence, dominance, influences and return to play decisions.
- Bobbie Wilcox (2007-2010): Classification of player performance in netball using cluster analysis.
- Peter Maulder* (2006-2010): The association of joint coupling variability and muscle stiffness with lower limb injury occurrence: Biomechanical musculoskeletal markers of lower limb function and health.
- Jennifer Coker* (2007-2010): Using a boat instrumentation system to measure and improve elite rowing technique and set-up for on-water rowing performance.
- Jennifer Hewit (2007-2010): Assessing and developing agility in netball players.
- Simon Gianotti* (2004-2009): The FREED framework for community sports injury prevention implementation in New Zealand.
- Simon Pearson* (2004-2009): Biomechanics and conditioning for performance enhancement in grinding.
- Ken Quarrie (2002-2008): Epidemiology and prevention of rugby injuries in New Zealand.
- Ian Renshaw* (2004-2005): Perception in cricket.
- Clara Soper* (2001-2004): The effect of foot stretcher angle on rowing performance.
- Erica Hinckson (2001-2004): Effect of simulated altitude exposure on sea-level performance.
- Pornratshanee Weerapong* (2001-2004): Pre-exercise strategies: The effects of warm-up, stretching and massage on severity of muscle damage and performance.
Masters candidates (*= primary supervisor)
- Paul Davey (2013-2014): The effect of paramedic position on external chest compression quality: A simulation study.
- Erin Bowerman (2012-2013): Risk factors for overuse injury in elite adolescent ballet dancers.
- Stephen Kara* (2010-2013): Injuries in professional rugby union: A study of five years of injury data with training loads and travel as co-variates.
- Mark Jones (2010-2011): Understanding the influence of perceived risk on decision making for participation in outdoor education activities in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.
- Kelly Sheerin* (2009-2012): The variability of potential lower limb clinical and gait measures for injury risk assessment in young athletes.
- Mel Henderson* (2002-2004): Biomechanical comparison of netball shooting technique: A six-week jump training intervention.
- Simon Pearson* (2001-2003): Power output of America's Cup grinders can be improved with a biomechanical technique intervention.
- Glen Joe (1999-2000): Development of a simple mathematical model to determine quadriceps force production in patellofemoral pain subjects.
- Karoline Cheung* (2002-2003): Kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic adaptations following an ankle sprain injury: An explanation for chronic instability?
- Clara Soper* (1997-1999): Kinematic and kinetic assessment of the triathlon running phase: The effects of fatigue and stretching.
- Daniel Vogel* (1996-1997): Comparison of pre- and post-surgery lower limb function for anterior cruciate ligament injured patients.
- Kinanthropmetry archive project.
- Long term athlete development project.
- Badminton anthropometry project.
- Zephyr ShoePod and Bioharness projects.
- Bradshaw gymnastics vaulting system.
- Impact forces in gymnastics with different surfaces.
- Injury-prediction measures of neuromuscular control and valgus loading of the knee – validating field-based techniques to enable large-scale screening programs.
2011-2014 latest journal publications only listed - for a full list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lorimer, A. V., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Achilles tendon injury risk factors associated with running. Sports Medicine.
- King, D., Brughelli, M., Hume, P., & Gissane, C. (2014). Assessment, management and knowledge of sport-related concussion: Systematic review. Sports Medicine.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. (2014). Cyclists and triathletes have different body positions on the bicycle. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(S1), S109-S115.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., Lanferdini, F. J., & Vaz, M. A. (2014). Effects of body positions on the saddle on pedalling technique for cyclists and triathletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(S1), S413-S420.
- Bini, R. R., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Effects of saddle height on knee forces of recreational cyclists with and without knee pain. International SportMed Journal, 15(2), 188-199.
- Brown, S. R., Brughelli, M., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Knee mechanics during planned and unplanned sidestepping: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine.
- Hollings, S. C., Hume, P. A., & Hopkins, W. G. (2014). Relative-age effect on competition outcomes at the World Youth and World Junior Athletics Championships. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(S1), S456-S461.
- Winwood, P. W., Hume, P. A., Cronin, J. B., & Keogh, J. W. L. (2014). Retrospective injury epidemiology of strongman athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(1), 28-42.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Kilding, A. E. (2014). Saddle height effects on pedal forces, joint mechanical work and kinematics of cyclists and triathletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 14(1), 44-52.
- King, D., Gissane, C., Brughelli, M., Hume, P. A., & Harawira, J. (2014). Sport-related concussions in New Zealand: A review of 10years of Accident Compensation Corporation moderate to severe claims and costs. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(3), 250-255.
- Theadom, A., Starkey, N. J., Dowell, T., Hume, P. A., Kahan, M., McPherson, K., . . . Feigin, V. (2014). Sports-related brain injury in the general population: An epidemiological study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
- Hollings, S. C., Mallett, C. J., & Hume, P. A. (2014). The transition from elite junior track-and-field athlete to successful senior athlete: Why some do, why others don't. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(3), 457-471.
- McDonnell, L. K., Hume, P. A., & Nolte, V. (2013). A deterministic model based on evidence for the associations between kinematic variables and sprint kayak performance. Sports Biomechanics, 12(3), 205-220.
- Bini, R. R., & Hume, P. A. (2013). Between-day reliability of pedal forces for cyclists during an incremental cycling test to exhaustion. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21(3), 203-209.
- King, D., Brughelli, M., Hume, P., & Gissane, C. (2013). Concussions in amateur rugby union identified with the use of a rapid visual screening tool. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 326(1-2), 59-63.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., Lanferdini, F. J., & Vaz, M. A. (2013). Effects of moving forward or backward on the saddle on knee joint forces during cycling. Physical Therapy in Sport, 14(1), 23-27.
- Bini, R. R., & Hume, P. A. (2013). Effects of workload and pedalling cadence on knee forces in competitive cyclists. Sports Biomechanics, 12(2), 93-107.
- Hewit, J. K., Cronin, J. B., & Hume, P. A. (2013). Kinematic factors affecting fast and slow straight and change-of-direction acceleration times. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(1), 69-75.
- Whatman, C., Hume, P., & Hing, W. (2013). Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests in young athletes - Are they reliable and valid? Physical Therapy in Sport, 14(2), 87-93.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., Croft, J., & Kilding, A. (2013). Pedal force effectiveness in cycling: A review of constraints and training effects. Journal of Science and Cycling, 2(1), 11-24.
- Iwamoto, S., Fukubayashi, T., & Hume, P. (2013). Pelvic rotation and lower extremity motion with two different front foot directions in the tennis backhand groundstroke. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12(2), 339-345.
- McDonnell, L. K., Hume, P. A., & Nolte, V. (2013). Place time consistency and stroke rates required for success in K1 200-m sprint kayaking elite competition. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13(1), 38-50.
- King, D., Gissane, C., Brughelli, M., Hume, P. A., & Harawira, J. (2013). Sport-related concussions in New Zealand: A review of 10 years of Accident Compensation Corporation moderate to severe claims and costs. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
- Hollings, S., Hume, P. A., & Hopkins, W. (2013). The CD Performance Progression Tool. New Studies in Athletics, 27(3), 71-79.
- Whatman, C., Hume, P., & Hing, W. (2013). The reliability and validity of physiotherapist visual rating of dynamic pelvis and knee alignment in young athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 14(3), 168-174.
- McDonnell, L. K., Hume, P. A., & Nolte, V. (2012). An observational model for biomechanical assessment of sprint kayaking technique. Sports Biomechanics, 11(4), 507-523.
- Hewit, J. K., Cronin, J. B., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Asymmetry in multi-directional jumping tasks. Physical Therapy in Sport.
- Bradshaw, E. J., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Biomechanical approaches to identify and quantify injury mechanisms and risk factors in women's artistic gymnastics. Sports Biomechanics, 11(3), 324-341.
- Whatman, C. S., Hume, P., & Hing, W. (2012). Can 2D video be used to screen dynamic lower extremity alignment in young athletes? New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(2), 43-47.
- Sheerin, K. R., Hume, P. A., & Whatman, C. (2012). Effects of a lower limb functional exercise programme aimed at minimising knee valgus angle on running kinematics in youth athletes. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(4), 250-254.
- Hollings, S. C., Hopkins, W. G., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Environmental and venue-related factors affecting the performance of elite male track athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 12(3), 201-206.
- Keogh, J. W. L., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Evidence for biomechanics and motor learning research improving golf performance. Sports Biomechanics, 11(2), 288-309.
- Hewit, J., Cronin, J., & Hume, P. (2012). Multidirectional leg asymmetry assessment in sport. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(1), 82-86.
- Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. (2012). Physiotherapist agreement when visually rating movement quality during lower extremity functional screening tests. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(2), 87-96.
- Hewit, J. K., Cronin, J. B., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Understanding change of direction performance: A technical analysis of a 180° aerial catch and turn task. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 7(3), 503-514.
- Hewit, J. K., Cronin, J. B., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Understanding change of direction performance: A technical analysis of a 180°ground-based turn and sprint task. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 7(3), 493-501.
- Williams, S., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Sheerin, K. (2012). Kinesio taping in treatment and prevention of sports injuries: A meta-analysis of the evidence for its effectiveness. Sports Medicine, 42(2), 153-164.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Cerviri, A. (2011). A comparison of cycling SRM crank and strain gauge instrumented pedal measures of peak torque, crank angle at peak torque and power output. Procedia Engineering, 13, 56-61.
- King, D., Hume, P. A., Gianotti, S., & Clark, T. (2011). A retrospective review over 1999 to 2007 of head, shoulder and knee soft tissue and fracture dislocation injuries and associated costs for rugby league in New Zealand. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 287-291.
- Williams, S., Hume, P. A., & Kara, S. (2011). A review of football injuries on third and fourth generation artificial turfs compared with natural turf. Sports Medicine, 41(11), 903-923.
- Hing, W. A., Lopes, J., Hume, P. A., & Reid, D. A. (2011). Comparison of multimodal physiotherapy and "R.I.C.E." self treatment for early management of ankle sprains. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(1), 13-19.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. L. (2011). Effects of saddle height on pedal force effectiveness. Procedia Engineering, 13, 51-55.
- Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. A. (2011). Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests - Are they reliable and related to jogging? Physical Therapy in Sport, 12(1), 22-29.
- King, D. A., Hume, P. A., Gianotti, S., & Clark, T. (2011). Neck back and spine injuries in amateur rugby league: A review of nine years of Accident Compensation Corporation injury entitlement claims and costs. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(2), 126-129.
- McDonnell, L. K., Hume, P. A., & Nolte, V. (2011). Rib stress fractures among rowers: Definition, epidemiology, mechanisms, risk factors and effectiveness of injury prevention strategies. Sports Medicine, 41(11), 883-901.
- King, D. A., Hume, P. A., & Clark, T. (2011). The effect of player positional groups on the nature of tackles that result in tackle-related injuries in professional rugby league matches. Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness, 51(3), 435-443.
- Hewit, J., Cronin, J., Button, C., & Hume, P. (2011). Understanding deceleration in sport. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33(1), 47-52.
- 2010 Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Only 20 members as at 07 08 2010 when appointed.
- 2009 Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award
- 2008 Academic Challenge Award overall category winner and health category winner
- 2006 Invited speaker Fourth Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference, Malaysian Institute of Sport
- 2005 New Zealand Gymnastics 20 year service award
- 2005 Invited speaker 1st World Sports Injury Prevention Congress
- 2003 Invited speaker International Society of Biomechanics Conference
- 2002 International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sport
- 1999 Invited speaker International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference
- 1994-96 ACC Post-doctoral Overseas Research Fellowship
- 1992-93 Ross Fellow, Knox College
- 1990-93 Otago University Targeted Research Scholarship, University of Otago
- 1986 Senior prize in Psychology, University of Auckland
- 1986 Blue in Rhythmic gymnastics, University of Auckland