AUT - Nigel Harris

AUT

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
  • Chair of Executive, Fitness NZ
  • Head Judge, NZ Fitness Industry Awards

Teaching Areas:

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

Research areas:

  • Resistance training
  • High intensity training

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:

  • 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:

Conferences (a recent selection only):

  • Farley, O. R. L., Harris, N. K., & Kilding, A. E. (2011, 17-18 November). Conditioning for competitive surf athletes. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the SPRINZ Strength and Conditioning Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Harris, N. K. (2011, 19-20 November). Recovery Options. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Get NZ Active Conference, Auckland, NZ.Harris, N., Godfrey, A., Cronin, J., & Jidovtseff, B. (2010). Rubber-based resistance and the bench press exercise: Force and power outputs. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Strength Training.
  • Jidovsteff, B., Cronin, J., Harris, N., & Quievre, J. (2010, August). Mechanical comparison of eight vertical jump exercises. Paper presented at the Computer Methods in  Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, France.
  • Jidovtseff, B., Bruls, O., Tubez, F., Monfort, L., Harris, N., & Cronin, J. B. (2010). Using interia measurement unit (IMU) for exercise analysis. Paper presented at the International Conference in Strength Training.
  • Jidovtseff, B., Harris, N., Cronin, J. B., & Quievre, J. (2010). Relevance of acceleration and gravity power profiling for training prescription. Paper presented at the International Conference in Strength Training.
  • Quievre, J., Cronin, J., Harris, N., & Jidovtseff, B. (2010, September). Acceleration and gravity power: a concept for understanding total power output. Paper presented at the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, France.
  • Winwood, P., Keogh, J., & Harris, N. (2010). Strength and kinanthropometric correlates and determinants of strongman competition performance. Paper presented at the Sports medicine and science conference New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Winwood, P., Keogh, J., & Harris, N. (2010). Strength and conditioning practices of strongmen competitors. Paper presented at the Sports medicine and science conference New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Peer Reviewed Articles (a recent selection only):

  • Farley, O. R. L., Harris, N. K., & Kilding, A. E. (2011). Physiological demands of competitive surfing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published ahead of print.
  • Farley, O. R. L., Harris, N. K., & Kilding, A. E. (2011). Anaerobic and aerobic profiling of competitive surfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published ahead of print.
  • Jidovsteff, B., Harris, N. K., Crielaard, J. M., & Cronin, J. B. (2011). Using the load-velocity relationship for 1RM prediction. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(1), 267-270.
  • Lenetsky, S., & Harris, N. K. (2011). The Mixed Martial Arts athlete: a physiological profile. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Ahead of print. doi:10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182389f00
  • Winwood, P. W., Keogh, J. W. L., & Harris, N. K. (2011). The strength and conditioning practices of strongman competitors. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 25(11), 3118-3128.Harris, N. K., Cronin, J., Taylor, K., Boris, J., & Sheppard, J. (2010). Understanding position transducer technology for strength and conditioning practitioners. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32(4), 66-79.
  • Harris, N. K., Cronin, J. B., Hopkins, W. G., & Hansen, K. T. (2010). Inter-relationships between machine squat-jump strength, force, power and 10 m sprint times in trained sportsmen. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 50(1), 37-42.

Magazine Articles:

  • Harris, N. (2010). Politically Correct. Fitnesslife, 46, 52-54.
  • Harris, N. (2010). Urban Athlete. Fitnesslife, 47, 110-113.
  • Harris, N. (2008, July). Home Sweet Home. Fitnesslife magazine, 37, 104-106.
  • Harris, N. (2008, January). Stretching the imagination. Fitnesslife, 34, 112-115. 
  • Harris, N. (2007). Man power. Fitnesslife, 30, 52-54.
  • Harris, N. (2007). Time line. Fitnesslife, 31, 98-100.
  • Harris, N. (2007). Who's the fittest of them all? Fitnesslife, 32.

Awards:

  • 2009 Emerging Researcher Award, School of Sport and Recreation
  • 2007 Emerging Researcher Award, School of Sport and Recreation and ISSRNZ

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