Professor Human Performance, School of Sport & Recreation; Member, Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ); Associate Member, National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN); Director SPRINZ J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Clinic & Archive; Member Centre for eHealth
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext. 7306
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Links to relevant web pages:
Patria’s professorial profile at AUT University
Body composition clinic
Sports injury prevention
Rugby Codes Research Group
GymSports Research Group
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ)
PhD (Otago), MSc (Hons) (Auckland), BSc (Auckland), PGCert (USA), ISAK 4, NZG Coaching Diploma
Memberships and Affiliations:
- 2015-current Associate Editor for the ‘Training, injury prevention and biomechanics’ section of BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
- 2015-current Editorial Board of Sports journal http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sports.
- 2014-current Editorial Board of Sports Medicine Open journal
- 2007-current Editorial Board Sports Medicine
- Patria has previously been a Director of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) (2006-2009), Sports Medicine New Zealand (2004-2009), Sport Science New Zealand (1996-2002), New Zealand Gymnastics (1999-2004) and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (1996-1997, 1999-2007)
- Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
- Medical Advisory Board New Zealand Rugby League
- International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Level 4 anthropometry accreditation
- International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
- International Society of Biomechanics
- Sports Medicine Australia
- Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand
- Sports Medicine New Zealand
- 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.
- Journal editorial board membership: Currently Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Open, Sports. Previously Sports Biomechanics
- Consulting and research advice for a variety of national sports organisations including Rowing, Gymnastics, Netball, Hockey, Rugby League
- International 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
Professor Patria Hume is Professor of Human Performance in the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ). Patria is Director of the AUT J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Clinic and Archive and is a founding member of the SPRINZ Sports Kinesiology Injury Prevention and Performance (SKIPP) group, the Rugby Codes Research Group, the GymSport Research Group, and the Triathlon Research Group. She is an active associate member of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences, and the AUT Centre for eHealth.
Patria was the inaugural Director of SPRINZ from 2000-2009 (taking a break due to her kidney transplant), then 2012 until she became Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences from 2013 to 2015.
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 and using sports epidemiology analyses. Patria’s research focuses on rugby union, rugby league, rowing, gymnastics, and triathlon.
Patria received the 2016 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Geoffrey Dyson Award. This is the most prestigious award of ISBS because it is a recognition of individuals who embody and carry out the primary purposes of the Society.
Novel solutions as a result of Patria’s collaborative research 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, shinguard and mouthguard impact testing. Patria was lead researcher for the Sydney 2000 Olympics anthropometry project, the 2014-2015 projects for World Rugby on long term player health outcomes including the effects of concussion, and on player protective equipment and prosthetic devices and hearing aid development for rugby. She led the development of the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) SportSmart injury prevention programme in 1999 and in 2014/15 provided a national review of this injury prevention programme.
Patria has 598 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, full papers in conference proceedings, or technical reports. She has supervised 22 PhD students and 11 Masters theses students to completion and is currently supervising five PhD 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.
Patria has a PhD in Biomechanics (Otago), MSc (Hons) with a double major in Sports Physiology and Sports Psychology (Auckland), BSc with a double major in Physiology and Psychology (Auckland), Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology (Rollins School of Public Health), Criterion Certification in Anthropometry (ISAK level 4), and ISAK Certification in Photoscopic Anthropometry. Patria had post doctorate studies 1994-1996 in sports injury biomechanics and sports injury prevention at the University of Calgary, in Zurich at ETHZ and at the University of Wollongong.
Current Research Projects:
PhD candidates (*=primary supervisor)
- Scott Brown (2013-2016): Does lower-extremity symmetry matter for athletic performance in rugby?
- 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.
- Ian Entwistle (2015-2018): Neuromuscular function and musculoskeletal health in retired rugby players [Leeds Beckett University, UK with Dr Karen Hind, and Dr Lisa Gannon, and Dr Peter Francis].
- Enroa Le Flao (2016-2018): Head impacts and neck strength in female rugby players - risk factors for concussion.
- Miriam Kiptui (2016-2018): Safer running through RunSmart: a nationwide injury prevention programme for running in Kenya.
- Doug King #2 (2012-2015): Sports-related concussions in New Zealand amateur rugby union and rugby league: Identification, assessment, and impact forces involved.
- 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.
2012-2015 latest journal publications only listed - for a full list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feigin, V., Krishnamurthi, K., Bhattacharjee, R., Parmar, P., Theadom, A., Hussein, P., . . . Tobias, M. (2015). A new strategy to reduce global burden of Stroke. Stroke.
- Kung, S. M., Fink, P. A., Hume, P. A., & Shultz, S. P. (2015). Kinematic and kinetic differences between barefoot and shod walking in children. Footwear Science.
- Sakai, H., & Hume, P. A. (2015). Physical activity guidelines for and the present state of health promotion: A Comparison of New Zealand and Japan. Bulletin of the Seikei University, 34.
- King, D., Gissane, C., Hume, P. A., & Flaws, M. (2015). The King-Devick test was useful in management of concussion in amateur rugby union and rugby league in New Zealand. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 351(1-2), 58-64.
- Parmar, P., Krishnamurthi, R., Ikram, M. A., Hofman, A., Mirza, S. S., Varakin, Y., . . . Stroke RiskometerTM Collaboration Writing Group. (2015). The Stroke Riskometer(TM) App: Validation of a data collection tool and stroke risk predictor. International Journal of Stroke, 10(2), 231-244.
- Lorimer, A. V., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Achilles tendon injury risk factors associated with running. Sports Medicine, 44(10), 1459-1472.
- Hollings, S., Hopkins, W., & Hume, P. (2014). Age at peak performance of successful track & field athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(4), 651-661.
- Bini, R. R., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Assessment of bilateral asymmetry in cycling using a commercial instrumented crank system and instrumented pedals. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9(5), 876-881.
- King, D., Brughelli, M., Hume, P., & Gissane, C. (2014). Assessment, management and knowledge of sport-related concussion: Systematic review. Sports Medicine.
- Hume, P. A., Carlson, I., & Hardaker, N. (2014). Concussion guidelines introduction: Safeguarding against concussion harm - launch of the ACC Sport Concussion Guidelines. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2), 61-66.
- 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.
- King, D., Hume, P. A., Brughelli, M., & Gissane, C. (2014). Instrumented mouthguard acceleration analyses for head impacts in amateur Rugby Union players over a season of matches. American Journal of Sports Medicine.
- 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.
- Whatman, C. S., Hume, P. A., & Hing, W. (2012). Visual rating of dynamic pelvis and knee alignment in young athletes - can you believe what you see? In New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine 39(2), 76.
- 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.
- 2016 University Medal
- 2016 ISBS Geoffrey Dyson award for best international biomechanist
- 2014 NZ Innovators award for the Stroke riskometer project
- 2012 Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences award for emerging research team (SPRINZ SKIPP)
- 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
- 2005 New Zealand Gymnastics 20 year service award
- 2002 International Olympic Committee Diploma for contribution to Olympic sport
- 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