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.

More about our research

Research associations

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

Chynna Laughton
Shanee Kiriau
Sophie Parker
Teigan Bond
Mel Johnston

Contact us

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

gaye.bryham@aut.ac.nz

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Ameya Kagali
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor
Patria Hume and Hannah Wyatt
Heat chamber
Dr Adam and Dr Dan
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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.
Patria Hume and Hannah Wyatt
AUT experts solve All Blacks red card
13 Sep, 2021
AUT sport scientists pivotal in red card dismissal for All Black.
Heat chamber
Feeling the Tokyo Heat
15 Apr, 2021
Top Kiwi athletes training for the Olympics under AUT’s Professor Andrew Kilding and other sport scientists.
Dr Adam and Dr Dan
AUT expertise behind Emirates Team NZ
25 Mar, 2021
AUT researchers Dr Dan Plews and Dr Adam Storey played an integral part in the New Zealand syndicate’s resounding success in retaining the America's Cup.
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