Sport Leadership and Management department

AUT's highly ranked Sport Leadership and Management department has staff who have worldwide experience and close links with local, regional, national and international sporting bodies and events.

The Sport Leadership and Management department is part of sport and recreation at AUT.

Research in sport and recreation

We conduct both empirical and theoretically driven research in the areas of sport development, governance, event and facilities management, leadership, and sport marketing and sponsorship.

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Research associations

Our multi-disciplinary research team conducts high impact research related to applied physical performance.

Teigan Bond
Sophie Parker
Rebecca Valladares
Chynna Laughton
Shanee Kiriau

Contact us

Gaye Bryham
Head of Department
Sport Leadership and Management
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7739

gaye.bryham@aut.ac.nz

QS Subject Ranked

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Prof John Cronin
Kristen Spencer
Ameya Kagali
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor
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Rural communities grow top athletes
07 Apr, 2022
Research on elite New Zealand hockey players from small-town and rural areas has produced new evidence on what can help make a top athlete.
Prof John Cronin
Small weights strong impact
20 Jan, 2022
Moving with small weights increases your strength as effectively as lifting large loads, AUT professor John Cronin explains wearable resistance.
Kristen Spencer
Top play – it's all in the eyes
01 Dec, 2021
AUT research at the U21 Hockey World Cup taking place in India aims to improve player decision-making and provide more goal opportunities.
Ameya Kagali
Post-grad realises sports medicine dream
11 Oct, 2021
An AUT degree has enabled Dr Ameya Kagali to realise his dream of working with athletes, serving as chief medical officer to the Indian Paralympics team.
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor
Gender gap cut — sports club governance
04 Oct, 2021
Females in Kiwi sports clubs was a focus of this year's National Sport Club Survey, with some positive results, says AUT researcher Dr Mel Johnston.
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