Research in sport and recreation

Ranked in the top 35 in the world, AUT is globally known for its leading sport and exercise science research. Our research covers sport and activity-related areas, as well as performance, nutrition, coaching and human potential.

We're proud to be the home of New Zealand's top sport and fitness facility, AUT Millennium, and the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) is New Zealand’s number one sports research institute.

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Our researchers work on key national projects at AUT Millennium, our world-class sports training and research facility.

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John Cronin
Grant Schofield
Erica Hinckson
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Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush
Professor Andrew Kilding
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Professor Lesley Ferkins
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Athletic immunity and sporting events
16 Mar, 2020
AUT PhD candidate Lauren Keaney has researched athletic immunity and strategies to stay well in the leadup to major sporting fixtures.
Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush
Feeding local population vs food exports
30 Jan, 2020
AUT study shows that food insecurity may be linked to nutritional disparity in global food trade, with high-quality exports and nutrient-poor imports.
Professor Andrew Kilding
Five questions: Professor Andrew Kilding
20 Nov, 2019
We asked Professor Andrew Kilding five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Healthy homework works
16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
Professor Lesley Ferkins
Five questions: Professor Lesley Ferkins
13 Sep, 2019
We asked Professor Lesley Ferkins five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Lesley Sommerfield
Josh McGeown
Wataru Hiramatsu
Samuel McKenzie
Chloe McKenzie