Dr Nigel Harris

Nigesmallsept

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science

Phone: 09 921 9999 x 7301

Email: nigel.harris@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT-Millennium Campus

Links to relevant web pages:
Human Potential Centre

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • NZ REPs registered exercise professional

Teaching Areas:

  • Responses and adaptations to exercise
  • Resistance training
  • Applied exercise science

Research Summary:

Dr Harris' research activities are centred on the assessment and improvement of metabolic health through exercise, with an emphasis on resistance training and high intensity intermittent exercise.  The additive effects of such exercise with a nutritional approach emphasising whole food that is nutrient dense, low in refined carbohydrate, and high in healthy fats and protein is an additional area of research interest.

Current Research Projects:

  • Physiological and affective responses to resistance training and high intensity intermittent training in early adolescents. (Funded research)
  • The effects of combined high intensity intermittent training and resistance training on the metabolic health of low-active adolescents (PhD student primary supervision)
  • The effects of combined high intensity intermittent training, resistance training and whole food, low carbohydrate, high fat nutrition on the metabolic health of diabetic and pre-diabetic adults (PhD student primary supervision)
  • The effects of eccentric resistance training on the metabolic health, strength and functional capacity of older adults (PhD student primary supervision)
  • The physiological responses to strongman training (Masters student primary supervision)
  • The effects of low carbohydrate, high fat nutrition on the metabolic health of children (Health Research Council).

Publications:

(recent selection only)

Harris, N., Dulson, D., Logan, G., Warbrick, I., Merien, F., & Lubans, D. (2016). Acute responses to resistance and high intensity interval training in adolescents. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Harris, N., Woulfe, C. J., Wood, M., Dulson, D., Gluchowski, A., & Keogh, J. (2016). The acute physiological responses to strongman training compared to traditional
strength training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(5), 1397-1408.
Logan, G. R. M., & Harris, N. (2016). Response. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(10), 2072.
Logan, G., Harris, N., Duncan, S., Hinckson, E., & Schofield, G. (2016). Exploring the relationship between adolescent physical activity and anthropometric parameters. Sport Sciences for Health, 1-4.
Logan, G. R. M., Duncan, S., Harris, N., Hinckson, E. A., & Schofield, G. (2016). Adolescent physical activity levels: Discrepancies with accelerometer data analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-7.
Logan, G. R. M., Harris, N., Duncan, S., Plank, L. D., Merien, F., & Schofield, G. (2016). Low-active male adolescents: A dose response to high-intensity interval training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(3), 481-490.
Logan, G. R., Harris, N., Duncan, S., & Schofield, G. (2014). A review of adolescent high-intensity interval training. Sports Medicine, 44(8), 1071-1085. doi:10.1007/s40279-014-0187-5
Wood, M., & Harris, N. (2015). How I treat: Healthy living. NZ Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2), 80-81.
Gluchowski, A., Harris, N., Dulson, D., & Cronin, J. (2015). Chronic eccentric exercise and the older adult. Sports Medicine, 45(10), 1413-1430.
Woulfe, C., Harris, N., Keogh, J., & Wood, M. (2014). The physiology of strongman training. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36(6), 84-95.
Bowerman, EA., Whatman, C., Harris, N. K., & Bradshaw, E. (2015). A review of the risk factors for lower extremity overuse injuries in young elite female ballet dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 19(2), 51-56.
Bowerman, E., Whatman, C. S., Harris, N., & Bradshaw, E. (2014). Reliability of 2D lower extremity alignment measures in elite adolescent ballet dancers. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(2), 70-73.
Bowerman, E., Whatman, C., Harris, N., Bradshaw, E., & Karin, J. (2014). Are maturation, growth and lower extremity alignment associated with overuse injury in elite adolescent ballet dancers?. Phys Ther Sport, 15(4), 234-241.
Harris, N. K., Dalleck, L., Wood, M., & Gacsal, S. (2015). The New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (NZ REPs). New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1413), 77-78.


Last updated: 29-Nov-2016 1.36pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.