Health, Sport and Human Performance


This community houses research from the Te Huataki Waiora School of Health (HSHP) at the University of Waikato.

Collections in Health, Sport and Human Performance

  • Applying an ecological approach to practice design in American football: some case examples on best practice

    Yearby, Tyler; Myszka, Shawn; Roberts, William M.; Woods, Carl T.; Davids, Keith (Informa UK Limited, 2022)
    In this paper, we outline an ecological approach to practice design in American football to support coaches in helping players to coordinate skilled movement behaviours in dynamic performance environments. This approach ...
  • Anthropogenic impacts on the Glowworm Cave, Waitomo, New Zealand: a microclimate management approach

    Hendy, Chris H.; Merritt, David J.; Corkill, Shannon (University of South Florida Libraries, 2022)
    Waitomo Glowworm Cave is a highly visited cave where the highlight is viewing the bioluminescence display of a large colony of glowworms. The visitation levels result in the build-up of anthropogenic CO₂, to the extent ...
  • Understanding kava's impact on driver fitness [Poster]

    Aporosa, S. 'Apo' (2021)
    Kava is a culturally significant Pacific drink with similar effects to Benzodiazepine. Traditionally influenced kava use sessions last, on average, six hours in which attendees consume 3.6 litres each of the beverage kava, ...
  • An historical analysis of disability sport policy in Aotearoa New Zealand

    McBean, Catriona; Townsend, Robert C.; Petrie, Kirsten Culhane (Routledge, 2022)
    The role of central government in disability sport in Aotearoa New Zealand has never been reviewed in depth. In this paper, drawing on archival data we outline the evolution of disability sport policy, highlighting key ...
  • Multi-hazard analysis and mapping of coastal Tauranga in support of resilience planning

    Raynor, Steve C.; Boston, Megan (2021)
    High growth is increasingly forcing development of hazard prone land in the coastal city of Tauranga. A multi-hazard mapping tool developed to guide strategic growth planning in this natural hazard rich environment gives ...
  • The influence of asymptomatic hypermobility on unanticipated cutting biomechanics

    Hanzlíková, Ivana; Richards, Jim; Athens, Josie; Hébert-Losier, Kim (Sage Publications Inc, 2021)
    Background: Generalized joint hypermobility is an important risk factor for knee injuries, including to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Examining movement patterns specific to hypermobile individuals during ...
  • The 'DEEP' Landing Error Scoring System

    Hébert-Losier, Kim; Hanzlíková, Ivana; Zheng, Chen; Streeter, Lee; Mayo, Michael (MDPI, 2020)
    The Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) is an injury-risk screening tool used in sports; but scoring is time consuming, clinician-dependent, and generally inaccessible outside of elite sports. Our aim is to evidence that ...
  • Hamstrings injury incidence, risk factors, and prevention in Rugby Union players: a systematic review

    Chavarro-Nieto, Christian; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Gill, Nicholas D.; Hébert-Losier, Kim (Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2021)
    Background Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common injuries in Rugby Union, representing up to 15% of all injuries sustained. We aimed to systematically review and summarize the scientific literature that ...
  • Training During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of 12,526 Athletes from 142 Countries and Six Continents

    Washif, J.A.; Farooq, A.; Krug, I.; Pyne, D.B.; Verhagen, E.; Taylor, L.; Wong, D.P.; Mujika, I.; Cortis, C.; Haddad, M.; Ahmadian, O.; Al Jufaili, M.; Al-Horani, R.A.; Al-Mohannadi, A.S.; Aloui, A.; Ammar, A.; Arifi, F.; Aziz, A.R.; Batuev, M.; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Beneke, R.; Bici, A.; Bishnoi, P.; Bogwasi, L.; Bok, D.; Boukhris, O.; Boullosa, D.; Bragazzi, N.; Brito, J.; Palacios Cartagena, R.P.; Chaouachi, A.; Cheung, S.S.; Chtourou, H.; Cosma, G.; Debevec, T.; DeLang, M.D.; Dellal, A.; Donmez, G.; Driss, T.; Duque, J.D.P.; Eirale, C.; Elloumi, M.; Foster, C.; Franchini, E.; Fusco, A.; Galy, O.; Gastin, P.B.; Gill, N.; Girard, O.; Gregov, C.; Halson, S.; Hammouda, O.; Hanzlíková, Ivana; Hassanmirzaei, B.; Haugen, T.; Hébert-Losier, Kim; Munoz Helu, H.; Herrera-Valenzuela, T.; Hettinga, F.J.; Holtzhausen, L.; Hue, O.; Dello Iacono, A.; Ihalainen, J.K.; James, C.; van Rensburg, D.C.J.; Joseph, S.; Kamoun, K.; Khaled, M.; Khalladi, K.; Kim, K.J.; Kok, L.-Y.; MacMillan, L.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Matsunaga, R.; Memishi, S.; Millet, G.P.; Moussa-Chamari, I.; Musa, D.I.; Hoang, M.T.N.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Owen, A.; Padulo, J.; Pagaduan, J.C.; Perera, N.P.; Perez-Gomez, J.; Pillay, L.; Popa, A.; Pudasaini, A.; Rabbani, A.; Rahayu, T.; Romdhani, M.; Salamh, P.; Sarkar, A.-S.; Schillinger, A.; Seiler, S.; Setyawati, H.; Shrestha, N.; Suraya, F.; Tabben, M.; Trabelsi, K.; Urhausen, A.; Valtonen, M.; Weber, J.; Whiteley, R.; Zrane, A.; Zerguini, Y.; Zmijewski, P.; Sandbakk, O.; Ben Saad, H.; Chamari, K. (ADIS INT LTD, 2021)
    Objective Our objective was to explore the training-related knowledge, beliefs, and practices of athletes and the influence of lockdowns in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe ...
  • National Kava Forum Report : Moving kava forward in Australia

    Manikis, Nic; Imran, Ahmed; Bichard, Valerie; Aporosa, S. 'Apo' (Fair Canberra Inc, 2021)
    Manikis N, Imran A, Bichard V & Aporosa A (2021) National Kava Forum Report. Fair Canberra Inc Canberra.
  • Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava’s impact on driver fitness

    Aporosa, S. 'Apo' (2021)
    Kava (Piper methysticum) is a traditional and culturally significant Pacific Island beverage that produces soporific relaxant effects. Kava use is increasing in the Pacific islands, and among Pacific diasporic and non-Pacific ...
  • The relationship between y balance performance and hip strength in recreationally trained women

    Paz, Gabriel Andrade; Gualter Santana, Haroldo; Oliveira, Francine de; Brandão, Antônio Carlos Balbino; Santos Júnior, Victor dos; Miranda, Humberto; Hébert-Losier, Kim (Research, Society and Development, 2021)
    This study set one´s sight on the relationship between lower quarter y balance test (YBT-LQ) score with hip isometric strength with recreationally resistance-trained women. Utilizing dynamic balance as a screening tool for ...
  • Grounding our collective Talanoa, Enabling open conversations

    Fa'avae, David Taufui Mkiato; Hemi, Keakaokawai Varner; Aporosa, S. 'Apo' (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2021)
    As co-editors in this special issue of the Waikato Journal of Education (WJE), we share our talanoa thoughts and open conversations from the University of Waikato in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), a place and space that has a ...
  • Grounding Pacific practice: Fono at the fale and Veiqaraqaravi Vakavanua

    Aporosa, S. 'Apo'; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mkiato (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2021)
    Pacific practice is grounded in vanua and fonua, Fijian and Tongan terms encapsulating notions of land, culture and people. Fono at the Fale and Veiqaraqaravi Vakavanua are expressions of vanua and fonua cultural practice ...
  • Imua: reflections on imua, talanoa-vā and leadership in the ongoing strategic journey of a New Zealand university.

    Hemi, Keakaokawai Varner; Bulisala, Sianiti Nakabea; Aporosa, S. 'Apo'; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mkiato (Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, 2021)
    The appointment of the University of Waikato’s first Assistant Vice-Chancellor Pacific in February 2019 was an important milestone, not only recognising years of work and dedication by numerous Pacific and Māori staff, but ...
  • Distributed education enables distributed economic impact: the economic contribution of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to communities in Canada

    Hogenbirk, John C.; Robinson, David R.; Strasser, Roger P. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021)
    Background Medical schools with distributed or regional programs encourage people to live, work, and learn in communities that may be economically challenged. Local spending by the program, staff, teachers, and students ...
  • Evidence of variable performance responses to the Nike 4% shoe: Definitely not a game-changer for all recreational runners

    Hébert-Losier, Kim; Finlayson, Steven J.; Driller, Matthew W.; Dubois, Blaise; Esculier, Jean-Francois; Beaven, Christopher Martyn (Center for Open Science, 2020)
    Purpose: We compared running economy (RE) and 3-km time-trial (TT) performances of male recreational runners wearing the Nike Vaporfly 4% (NIKE), lightweight racing flats (FLAT), and their habitual footwear (OWN). Methods: ...
  • Sleep and performance during a preseason in elite rugby union athletes

    Teece, Angus R.; Argus, Christos K.; Gill, Nicholas D.; Beaven, Christopher Martyn; Dunican, Ian C.; Driller, Matthew W. (2021)
    BACKGROUND: Preseason training optimises adaptations in the physical qualities required in rugby union athletes. Sleep can be compromised during periods of intensified training. Therefore, we investigated the relationship ...
  • Infusing disability into coach education and development: a critical review and agenda for change

    Townsend, Robert C.; Huntley, Tabo D.; Cushion, Christopher J.; Culver, Diane (Taylor & Francis, 2021)
    Background: The training of coaches is considered central to sustaining and improving the quality of sports provision. In Parasport, coaches are recognised at the highest level of international sport policy as performing ...
  • Reflective conversations as a basis for sport coaches' learning: a theory-informed pedagogic design for educating reflective practitioners

    Stodter, Anna; Cope, Ed; Townsend, Robert C. (Taylor & Francis, 2021)
    There is a clear need to design more effective professional learning environments, particularly in sport coaching as a developing educational profession. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interplay between ...

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