Research in sport and recreation

Ranked in the top 50 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.

AUT Millennium website

John Cronin
Mark Orams
Elaine Rush
Grant Schofield
Professor Erica Hinckson
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack
Balls and rackets on AstroTurf
Grant Schofield and the sugar conspiracy
Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger
Professor Erica Hinckson
Five questions: Professor Erica Hinckson
21 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor of Physical Activity and the Environment Erica Hinckson five questions at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack
ISBS honours AUT Vice Chancellor
12 Sep, 2018
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack’s championing of sports science has been honoured with the Inaugural ISBS 2018 Conference President’s Award.
Balls and rackets on AstroTurf
Sports scientists gathering at AUT
06 Sep, 2018
More than 570 sports scientists, athletes, technology partners and teachers will descend upon Auckland for the 2018 ISBS conference.
Grant Schofield and the sugar conspiracy
The Sugar Conspiracy
16 May, 2018
Experts advocate plan to reverse type 2 diabetes epidemic within three years.
Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger
New book sheds light on fasting
20 Apr, 2018
We’re fatter and sicker than ever before – and according to a new book, the answer to this modern scourge could lie in the age-old practice of fasting.
Iain Cleland
Wataru Hiramatsu
Samuel McKenzie
Erin Bowerman
Scott Brown