Dr Nigel Harris

Nigesmallsept

NZ REPs Registered Exercise Professional , 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:
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • REPS registered exercise professional

Teaching Areas:

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

Research Summary:

Dr Harris' research activities are centered 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 preadolescents. (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:

     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.
     Patel, A., Williden, M., Zinn, C., Harris, N., Holdsworth-Perks, D., & Schofield, G. (2015). Pacific women’s experiences and views of participating in a novel dietary intervention for weight loss. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1409), 72-74.
     Lenetsky, S., Nates, R. J., Brughelli, M., & Harris, N. K. (2015). Is effective mass in combat sports punching above its weight?. Human Movement Science, 40, 89-97.
     Mothersole, G., Cronin, J. B., & Harris, N. K. (2014). Jump-landing program for females: Development of a systematic progression model. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36(4), 52-64.
     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.
     Logan, G. R., Harris, N., Duncan, S., & Schofield, G. (2014). A review of adolescent high-intensity interval training. Sports Medicine, 44(8), 1071-1085.
     Jidovtseff, B., Quievre, J., Harris, N. K., & Cronin, J. B. (2014). Influence of jumping strategy on kinetic and kinematic variables. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 54(2), 129-138.
     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.
     Manson, S. A., Brughelli, M., & Harris, N. K. (2014). Physiological characteristics of international female soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(2), 308-318.


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