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Activity and Sports Nutrition

The sports nutrition and exercise metabolism research group comprises a core group of researchers conducting field, laboratory and survey-based research into the effects of nutrition on sports performance as well as the interaction of food and physical activity on health. Post-graduate research is an important part of our activities with students researching elite and non-elite athletes throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.

Staff are involved in both physical activity, nutrition and health interactions outcomes over the lifespan and the role nutrition has on sports performance in both elite and non-elite athletes.

Staff involved in this field include:
Dr Tracy Perry
Dr Katherine Black
• Rebecca Cooke
Dr Rachel Brown

The sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism group have a dedicated clinic located in the department of Human Nutrition for all their laboratory based studies. Read more on the Sports Nutrition Research Facilities.