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.

AUT Millennium

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

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John Cronin
Erica Hinckson
Grant Schofield
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Patria Hume
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Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush
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Enhancing urban regeneration
15 Sep, 2020
A research team has secured $7.95m to quantify the societal impact of major urban regeneration projects currently taking place across the country.
Patria Hume
The lasting impacts of rugby injuries
17 Jul, 2020
A UK study of former rugby players shows they continue to suffer a high ‘injury load’ after retirement from the sport.
HRC grants for three AUT researchers
02 Jul, 2020
AUT researchers working on stroke, exercise science and traumatic brain injury research have received Health Research Council grants.
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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.
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Tuesday 29 Sep, 5:30pm - Thursday 1 Oct, 7pm
Lesley Sommerfield
Josh McGeown
Chloe McKenzie
Erika Ikeda
Matthew Kritz

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