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 ISRRNZ 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 in collaboration with her colleagues 91 journal articles, 51 edited articles, 4 book chapters, 141 abstracts or full papers in conference proceedings, 196 technical reports, a TV/video series on human potential, and educational CDs and resources for SportSmart and coach education programmes. She has supervised 16 PhD and 8 Masters theses students to completion and she currently is supervising 8 PhD and 3 Masters theses students.
Current Research Projects:
Current PhD student projects (*=primary supervisor):
- Kelly Sheerin* (2013-2015): The use of mobile feedback to reduce the risk of stress injury and improve running performance through changes in gait mechanics.
- Scott Brown: Risk factors for ACL injuries in rugby: influence of gender, leg dominance and previous injury during cutting maneuvers.
- Doug King (2012-2014): Sports-related concussions in New Zealand: Costs, incidence, assessment, identification, knowledge and management. This is Doug's second PhD.
- Lisa McDonnell* (2008-2011): Canoe racing biomechanics instrumentation and feedback.
- Stephen Hollings* (2009-2012): The successful transition from elite junior athlete to elite senior athlete: Implications for athlete retention and the design of junior development programmes.
- Sarah-Kate Millar: Instability to stability: understanding key movement couplings in multiple rower boats
- Anna Lorimer*: Injury in triathletes: what are the risk factors and possible mechanism of Achilles tendon injuries in triathletes and how can they be prevented?
Current Masters Students Projects:
- Stephen Kara: The incidence of rugby union injuries in a professional environment: how dangerous is this game?
- Erin Bowerman (2012-2013): Differences in maturation, growth, and lower extremity alignment between injured and uninjured classical Australian Ballet School dancers [mentor supervisor].
- Paul Davey (2012-2013): Over-the-head or from-the-side - does the position of the paramedic performing the external chest compression influence the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation? A simulation study [mentor supervisor].
- 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.
Post Graduate Completions - PhD
- Boris Bacic (2011-2012): Automated assessment of tennis swing performance: Transfer of qualitative analysis to machine learning and back to coaching feedback.
- Chris Whatman* (2006-2011): Physiotherapy screening of lower limb function.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bobbie Wilcox (2007-2010): Classification of player performance in netball using cluster analysis.
- Jennifer Hewit (2007-2010): Assessing and developing agility in netball players.
- 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.
- Doug King* (2008-2010): Injuries in rugby league: Incidence, dominance, influences and return to play decisions.
- Jennifer Coker* (2007-2010): Using a boat instrumentation system to measure and improve elite rowing technique and set-up for on-water rowing performance.
- Simon Pearson (2004-2009): Biomechanics and conditioning for performance enhancement in grinding.
- Simon Gianotti* (2004-2009): A framework for implementation of national sports injury prevention programmes.
- 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 stimulated altitute 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.
Post Graduate Completions - Masters
- Kelly Sheerin* (2009-2012): The variability of potential lower limb clinical and gait measures for injury risk assessment in young athletes.
- 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.
- 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
- Karoline Cheung
- Clara Soper
- Daniel Vogel
2011, 2012 and latest journal publications only listed - for a full list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. Link to free full text.
- 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.
- Hewit, J., Cronin, J., & Hume, P. (2012). Multidirectional leg asymmetry assessment in sport. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(1), 82-86.
- Hewit, J. K., Cronin, J. B., & Hume, P. A. (2012). Asymmetry in multi-directional jumping tasks. Physical Therapy in Sport.
- 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.
- Hollings, S., Hume, P. A., & Hopkins, W. (2012). The CD Performance Progression Tool. New Studies in Athletics, 27(3), 71-79.
- 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.
- McDonnell, L. K., Hume, P. A., & Nolte, V. (2012). An observational model for biomechanical assessment of sprint kayaking technique [10.1080/14763141.2012.724701]. Sports Biomechanics, 11(4), 507-523.
- 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.
- 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.
- Whatman, C., Hume, P., & Hing, W. (2012). Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests in young athletes - Are they reliable and valid? [10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.06.001]. Physical Therapy in Sport.
- Whatman, C., Hume, P., & Hing, W. (2012). The reliability and validity of physiotherapist visual rating of dynamic pelvis and knee alignment in young athletes [10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.07.001]. Phys Ther Sport.
- 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.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. L. (2011). Effects of saddle height on pedal force effectiveness. Procedia Engineering 13, 51-55.
- Bini, R. R., Hume, P. A., & Croft, J. L. (2011). Effects of bicycle saddle height on knee injury risk and cycling performance. Sports Medicine, 41(6), 463-476.
- Hewit, J., Cronin, J. C., Button, C., & Hume, P. A. (2011). Understanding deceleration in sport. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33(11), 47-52.
- 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.
- Hollings, S., Hopkins, W. G., & Hume, P. A. (2011). Environmental and venue-related factors affecting performances of elite male track athletes. European Journal of Sport Sciences.DOI:10.1080/17461391.2011.552640
- Hollings, S. & Hume, P. A. (2011). Performance of New Zealand and Australian World Junior championships competitors to senior representation. New Studies in Athletics, 25(2), 65-77
- King, D., Hume, P., 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(4), 287-291.
- 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.
- 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.
- Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. (2011). Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests - are they reliable and related to jogging? Physical Therapy in Sport, 12, 22-29.
- Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. A. (2011). Physiotherapist agreement when visually rating movement quality during lower extremity functional screening tests. Physical Therapy in Sport.
- Williams, S., Hume, P. A., & Kara, S. (2011). A review of football injuries on third and fourth generation artificial turfs compared with natural turf. Sport Medicine, 41(11), 903-923.
- Williams, S., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Sheerin, K. (2011). Kinesio taping in treatment and prevention of sports injuries: A meta-analysis of the evidence for its effectiveness. Sports Medicine.
- 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