Sarah-Kate Millar

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Senior Lecturer

Email: sarahkate.millar@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0160-9753

Fields of research:

  • Human Information Behaviour
  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Human Movement and Sports Science Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Higher Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

Professional activities:

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Travel assistance for bidding to host the 38th ISBS conference, Tourism New Zealand (2016)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Verhoeff, W., Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A., & Cronin, J. (2020). Coaching the power clean: A constraints-led approach. Strength and Conditioning Journal. doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000508

  • Otte, F. W., Millar, S. -K., & Klatt, S. (2019). Skill training periodization in “specialist” sports coaching—An introduction of the “PoST” framework for skill development. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 1. doi:10.3389/fspor.2019.00061

  • Otte, F. W., Millar, S. -K., & Klatt, S. (2019). How does the modern football goalkeeper train? - An exploration of expert goalkeeper coaches' skill training approaches.. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.1643202

  • Shultz, S. P., Millar, S. -K., Fink, P., Hébert-Losier, K., Handsfield, G., Sheerin, K., . . . Clarke, J. (2019). Improving engagement with biomechanics: Student perspectives and a professional development initiative.. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 141(12). doi:10.1115/1.4044782

  • Walters, S., Duncan, S., McPhee, J., Atkins, D., & Millar, S. -K. (2018). 'Real Play Families': A New Zealand Case Study. International Journal of Play, 7(1). doi:10.1080/21594937.2018.1436674

  • Oldham, A., & Millar. (2017). Go Faster Stripes Really Can Make You Go Faster. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(1).

  • Walters, S., Beattie, R., Oldham, A. R. H., & Millar, S. K. (2017). Attrition in school rowing in New Zealand: A qualitative descriptive study. The Qualitative Report, 22(10). Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss10/18/

  • Millar, S-K.., walters, S., & Oldham, A.R.H.. (2017). Understanding Attrition in School Rowing in New Zealand: The Perspectives of Adolescent Athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

  • Millar, S. K., Oldham, A. R. H., Renshaw, I., & Hopkins, W. G. (2017). Athlete and coach agreement: Identifying successful performance. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 12(6). doi:10.1177/1747954117738886

  • Walters, S. R., Beattie, R., Millar, S. -K., & Oldham, A. R. H. (2016). Understanding attrition in school rowing in New Zealand: The perspectives of adolescent athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

  • Millar, S., & Oldham, RH. (2016). Optimising repeated interceptive performance using contrasting
    visual textures in Olympic rowing: A case study. Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain and Culture, 12(2). doi:10.7790/sa.v12i2.440

  • Millar, S., Oldham, A. R. H., McDonnell, L., & Hume, P. A. (2016). The effect of a novel foot-stretcher on 500-m rowing performance. Journal of Sports Sciences.

  • Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A. R. H., Hume, P. A., & Renshaw, I. (2015). Using rowers’ perceptions of on-water stroke success to evaluate sculling catch efficiency variables via a boat instrumentation system. Sports, 3(4). doi:10.3390/sports3040335

  • Millar, S., Oldham, A. R. H., Hume, P. A., & Renshaw, I. (2015). Using rowers’ perceptions of on-water stroke success to evaluate sculling catch efficiency variables via a boat instrumentation system. Sports, 3(4). doi:10.3390/sports3040335

  • Millar, S. -K. (2015). Athlete and coach agreement on successful rowing performance. OarSport Magazine, March.

  • Beattie, R., Walters, S. R., Millar, S. -K., & Oldham, A. R. H. (2015). The experiences of adolescents rowing in New Zealand: An insight into the influences on attrition in school rowing. New Zealand Coach. Retrieved from http://www.socialmail.com/emails/nz-coach-april-2015/5226632/nz-coach-april-2015

  • Millar, S. -K. (2014). Timing in rowing – what makes a boat go fast?. Oar Sport, September.

  • Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A. R. H., & Renshaw I. (2013). Interpersonal, intrapersonal, extrapersonal? Qualitatively investigating coordinative couplings between rowers in Olympic sculling. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 17(3). Retrieved from http://www.societyforchaostheory.org/

  • Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A. R. H., & Renshaw, I. (2012). Interpersonal coupling in rowing: The mediating role of the environment. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34(supplement).

  • Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A., & Donovan, M. (2011). Coaches' self-awareness of timing, nature and intent of verbal instructions to athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 6(4). Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Millar, S. -K., & Oldham, T. (2009). Who is the most coached rower in an Eight?. OarSport, 74(Oct). Retrieved from http://www.rowingnz.com/Article.aspx?Mode=1&ID=3543

Conference contributions

  • Millar, S. -K. (2019). Skill training periodisation in ‘specialist’ sports coaching – a framework to help guide coaches. In Third Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition. Helsinki: Kisakallio, University of Jyväskylä and the Research Institute for Olympic Sports.. Retrieved from https://www.kisakallio.fi/

  • Keung, S., Millar, S., Ioane, J., & Kidman, L. (2019). Psychosocial development shared by Māori and Pasifika young men in Rugby League. In 34th Annual Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference. Portland: Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2019). Representative effects from a longer-term and deeper analysis of key constraints in two performance environments: A Senior Physical Education change in teaching practice and High-Performance Rowing. In Transforming Lives: How applied scientific research on skill acquisition and talent development can enhance the quality of learning experiences in sport and physical education programmes. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallum University. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVvCV51bsurV01CMB2nWk5Q.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2019). Investigation of student engagement with online resources: Ompact on success and characteristics of cohorts. In 30th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference. Keele. Retrieved from https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/programmes-events/conferences/NETCon19#Ethos

  • Millar, S. -K., Reid, D., & Keeley, L. (2019). Forces applied in ergometer and on-water rowing - A non representatitve environment. In V. Bunc, & E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Book of abstracts of the 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (pp. 468). Prague. Retrieved from https://www.stk-sport.co.uk/

  • Millar, S. -K., Reid, D., & McDonnell, L. (2018). The differences in spinal kinematics and loading in high performance female rowers during ergometer and on water rowing. In ISBS Proceedings Archive Vol. 36 (pp. 486-489). Auckland. Retrieved from https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/103

  • Wilson, M., Hogg, L., Millar, S. -K., & Walters, S. R. (2017). Pathways to the Paralympic Games: Sporting journeys of New Zealand Para athletes with a limb deficiency. In Vista: International Paralympic Committee. Toronto. Retrieved from https://www.paralympic.org/

  • Oldham, A., Millar, S. K., & Bowes, M. (2017). TGFU is to Constraints as recipes are to cooking; what are the differences, and potential benefits of using a constraints led approach.. In Past, Present and Future: Physical Education, Health Education and Education Outdoors. PENZ National Conference 2017. Tauranga NZ..

  • Walters, S., Duncan, S., McPhee, J., Atkins, D., & Millar, S. -K. (2017). Real Play Families: A New Zealand case study. In 20th IPA Triennial World Conference. Calgary, Alberta. Retrieved from http://canada2017.ipaworld.org/program/conference-schedule/

  • Millar, S. K., Reid, D., McDonnell, L., Lee, J., & Kim, S. (2017). Elite rowers apply different forces between stationary and sliding ergometers, & on-water rowing. In International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings (pp. 388-391). Cologne. Retrieved from https://dshs-koeln.sciebo.de/index.php/s/CamALh9yXz0k6Vt#pdfviewer

  • Millar, S. -K., Bowes, M., & Cleaver, M. (2016). Why go contemporary? Skill Acquisition as Non-Linear Pedagogy. In PENZ. Palmerston North Boys High School. Retrieved from http://penz.org.nz/conference-presentations/

  • Millar, S. K., Hume, P. A., & McDonnell, L. (2016). Does a modified foot-stretcher improve 500-m on-water and ergometer rowing performance time and comfort?. In 34th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport (pp. 855-858). Tsukubo. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/issue/view/127

  • Millar, S. (2016). Does Every Lift Need to be the Same? Movement Variability and Learning. In SPRINZ Conference. Auckland. Retrieved from https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/conferences

  • Millar, S. (2016). Developing Skillful Athletes. In SPRINZ Pre-Conference in Talent Development. Auckland: https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/conferences.

  • Millar, S. (2016). Student Investigator Session #2
    Chair of session. In Sport and Exercise Science NZ Conference. Cambridge.

  • Millar, S., & Oldham, A. (2016). 'Go faster' stripes really can make you go faster. In 2016 SESNZ Conference. Cambridge. Retrieved from http://www.stuff.co.nz/

  • Millar, S. (2016). Developing skillful athletes for Representative Coaches. In Capital Coaching Conference. Wellington.

  • Millar, S. (2016). Skill acquisition for Foundation Coaches. In Capital Coaching Conference. Wellington.

  • Millar, S. K., Hume, P. A., & McDonnell, L. (2016). Does a modified foot-stretcher improve 500-m on-water and ergometer rowing performance time and comfort?. In 34th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport (2016) (pp. 855-858). Tsukuba: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/issue/view/127

  • Millar, S., & Verhoeff, W. (2015). Skill Acquisition; A constraints-led approach to the power clean. In SPRINZ Strength and Conditioning. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. (2015). Skill acquisition; a constraints-led approach to the power clean. In SPRINZ Youth Athlete Development. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K., Oldham, A. R. H., & Renshaw, I. (2014). Velocity matching and interception: The catching problem in rowing. In 10th Conference of the Australian Society for Cognitive Science. Melbourne. Retrieved from http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/2014-aus-cognitive-science/

  • Beattie, R., Walters, S. R., & Millar, S. -K. (2014). The experiences of adolescents rowing in New Zealand: An insight into the influences on attrition in school rowing. In Rowing New Zealand Annual Conference. Karapiro.

  • Oldham, A. R., Millar, S. -K., Renshaw, I., & Hume, P. A. (2014). Co-ordinative couplings between rowers in Olympic sculling. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference. Wellington: Sports Medicine New Zealand.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2013). Establishing extra-personal coordination in expert level single sculling. In Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group Conference (ASARG) 2013. Sydney.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Extrapersonal coordination; Expert level single sculling. In Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group meeting. Sydney.

  • Millar, S. K., & Atkins, D. (2010). Backyard Games: The fun, the thrill, the key skills, it all starts here. In Backyard Legends Conference. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2010). Youth Sport Coaches are not accurate in their awareness of verbal instructions they utilise with their athletes. .

  • Millar, S. K. (2008). What coaches say. In Rowing New Zealand Coaches Conference. Wellington.

  • Millar, S. K. (2008). Establishing Effective Communication. In Sykes Racing 2008 Rowing Australia Coaches Conference. Gold Coast.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2008). Coaches are not accurate in their awarness of what verbal instructions they utilise with thier athletes. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference Programme and Collected Abstracts (pp. 86). : Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.

Reports

  • Ali, J., Lucas, P., Walters, S., & Millar, S. (2018). Good Sports Parent Insights Case Study: Report to Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation.

  • Duncan, S., McPhee, J., Walters, S. R., Atkins, D., & Millar, S. -K. (2015). Real play families: Executive report. Auckland, New Zealand: Human Potential Centre, AUT University.

Theses

  • Millar, S. (2014). Interpersonal and extrapersonal coordination in high performance rowing. (AUT University, Auckland). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/7560

Oral presentations

  • Millar, S. -K. (2019). The coach-researcher nexus. Amsterdam.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2019). The coach-researcher nexus. Cologne.

  • Millar, S. (2017). Skill learning; some key principles. Lake Karapiro, Cambridge.

  • Millar, S. (2017). ELITE ROWERS APPLY DIFFERENT FORCES BETWEEN STATIONARY AND SLIDING ERGOMETERS, & ON-WATER ROWING. Cologne, Germany.

  • Millar, S. (2017). Skill acquisition in rowing - what are the forces showing us?. LAKE KARAPIRO, CAMBRIDGE. Retrieved from http://www.rowingnz.kiwi/Attachment?Action=Download&Attachment_id=468

  • Millar, S., & oldham, A. (2016). Go faster stripes do make you go faster. Cambridge, NZ.

  • Hume, P., Iwamoto, S., King, D., Millar, S., Zinn, C., & Harrison, C. (2016). Sport science and medicine support for New Zealand’s elite athletes. Tokyo, Japan.

  • Millar, S. (2016). DOES A MODIFIED FOOT-STRETCHER IMPROVE 500-M ON-WATER AND ERGOMETER ROWING PERFORMANCE TIME AND COMFORT?. Tsukuba University, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Millar, S. (2015). How do we learn sports skills. North Shore, Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2014). Skill Acquisition. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2014). Skill Acquisition for Netball NZ development coaches. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2013). Interpersonal & Extrapersonal Coordination In High-Performance Rowing..

  • Millar, S. -K. (2013). Velocity matching in rowing.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2013). Sport and Human Movement in New Zealand: Trends and Current Issues..

  • Millar, S. -K. (2013). Interpersonal & Extrapersonal Coordination In High-Performance Rowing.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Athlete and coach agreement.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Coach and Rower agreement.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Understanding key perceptual variables utilised in successful rowing..

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Rowing NZ coach development Framework. Twizel rowing course.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). Canoe NZ Coaching Conference 2012. Lake Pupuke, North Shore. Auckland.

  • Millar, S. -K. (2012). New Zealand Rowing Coach Development Framework. Lake Karapiro.

  • Millar, S. (2008). Integrating Mental Skills Practice into Coaching. North Shore, Auckland.

  • Millar, S. (2008). The role of the coach and the New Zealand Coach Approach.

Other outputs

  • Millar, S. -K. (2015). Rigging: the impact on boat speed: A case study of a male U18 sculle. In Oar Sport - Official magazine of New Zealand rowing (Iss. 98). Rowing New Zealand.

  • Millar, S. K., & Oldham, T. (2009). Who is the most coached rower in an 8+?. In Oarsport (Iss. Winter).