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Professor David Gerrard

PositionEmeritus Professor
DepartmentsDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin), Office of the Dean (Dunedin)
QualificationsCNZM OBE MB ChB(Otago) FACSP
Research summaryLipid and Diabetes

Research

  • Prevention and treatment of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Adipocyte function and Insulin resistance
  • Lipid disorders and CVD
  • Endothelial function and endocrine regulation
  • Diabetes Epidemiology and health outcomes

Publications

Handelsman, D. J., Matsumoto, A. M., & Gerrard, D. F. (2017). Doping status of DHEA treatment for female athletes with adrenal insufficiency. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 27(1), 78-85. doi: 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000300

Osborne, H., Anderson, L., Burt, P., Young, M., & Gerrard, D. (2016). Australasian College of Sports Physicians—position statement: The place of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell therapies in sport and exercise medicine. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1237-1244. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095711

Cotter, J., Bradford, C., Lucas, S., Gerrard, D., Thomas, K., & Button, C. (2016). Immersing in thermal extremes: Hazards and opportunities. New Zealand Physical Educator, 49(1), 29-31.

Mountjoy, M., Junge, A., Benjamen, S., Boyd, K., Diop, M., Gerrard, D., … Verhagen, E. (2015). Competing with injuries: Injuries prior to and during the 15th FINA World Championships 2013 (aquatics). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 37-43. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093991

Curtis, A., Gerrard, D., Burt, P., & Osborne, H. (2015). Drug misuse in sport: A New Zealand perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1426). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Authored Book - Research

Gerrard, D. F. (2001). Get Up and Go - A Guide to Fitness and Health. Dunedin: Hyndman Publishing, 64p.

Gerrard, D. F. (1999). The Young Athelete - Children and Physical Activity. Dunedin: Sports Medicine New Zealand, 50p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Mountjoy, M., & Gerrard, D. (2011). Preserving and promoting health in the aquatic athlete. In L. Seifert, D. Chollet & I. Mujika (Eds.), World book of swimming: From science to performance. (pp. 499-511). New York: Nova Science.

Gerrard, D. F. (2009). Playing foreign policy games: States, drugs and other Olympian vices. In S. J. Jackson & S. Haigh (Eds.), Sport and foreign policy in a globalizing world. (pp. 111-118). London: Routledge.

Gerrard, D. F. (2005). Medical issues related to swimming. In J. M. Stager & D. A. Tanner (Eds.), Handbook of sports medicine and science: Swimming. (2nd ed.) (pp. 115-127). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

Gerrard, D. F. (2001). The physicians viewpoint. In J. Crossman (Ed.), Coping with Sports Injuries: Psychological Strategies for Rehabilitation. (pp. 51-62). New York: Oxford University Press.

Gerrard, D. F. (2000). Preventing and managing injuries. In A. McKenzie, K. Hodge & G. Sleivert (Eds.), Smart Training for Rugby. (pp. 195-210). Auckland: Reed Publishers.

Rehrer, N. J., & Gerrard, D. F. (2000). Gastrointestinal function and exercise. In R. J. Maughan (Ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: Nutrition in Sport. (pp. 241-255). London: Blackwell Science Ltd.

Gerrard, D. F. (1997). The effects of training at high altitude. In K. Fields & P. Fricker (Eds.), Medical problems in athletes. (pp. 270-275). Sydney, Australia: Blackwell Science Inc.

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Journal - Research Article

Handelsman, D. J., Matsumoto, A. M., & Gerrard, D. F. (2017). Doping status of DHEA treatment for female athletes with adrenal insufficiency. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 27(1), 78-85. doi: 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000300

Osborne, H., Anderson, L., Burt, P., Young, M., & Gerrard, D. (2016). Australasian College of Sports Physicians—position statement: The place of mesenchymal stem/stromal cell therapies in sport and exercise medicine. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1237-1244. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095711

Mountjoy, M., Junge, A., Benjamen, S., Boyd, K., Diop, M., Gerrard, D., … Verhagen, E. (2015). Competing with injuries: Injuries prior to and during the 15th FINA World Championships 2013 (aquatics). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 37-43. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093991

Curtis, A., Gerrard, D., Burt, P., & Osborne, H. (2015). Drug misuse in sport: A New Zealand perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1426). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bradford, C. D., Lucas, S. J. E., Gerrard, D. F., & Cotter, J. D. (2015). Swimming in warm water is ineffective in heat acclimation and is non-ergogenic for swimmers. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 25 (Suppl. 1), 277-286. doi: 10.1111/sms.12351

Towns, C. R., & Gerrard, D. F. (2014). A fool's game: Blood doping in sport. Performance Enhancement & Health, 3(1), 54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.peh.2014.11.001

Hodge, K., Hargreaves, E. A., Gerrard, D., & Lonsdale, C. (2013). Psychological mechanisms underlying doping attitudes in sport: Motivation and moral disengagement. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35(4), 419-432.

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Carter, P. J., Goulding, A., Gerrard, D. F., & Taylor, B. J. (2011). Changes in fat mass and fat-free mass during the adiposity rebound: FLAME study. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6(2-2), e243-e251. doi: 10.3109/17477166.2010.549488

Mountjoy, M., Junge, A., Alonso, J. M., Engebretsen, L., Dragan, I., Gerrard, D., … Dvorak, J. (2010). Sports injuries and illnesses in the 2009 FINA World Championships (Aquatics). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(7), 522-527. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.071720

Cleland, J. A., Abbott, J. H., Kidd, M. O., Stockwell, S., Cheney, S., Gerrard, D. F., & Flynn, T. W. (2009). Manual physical therapy and exercise versus electrophysical agents and exercise in the management of plantar heel pain: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 39(8), 573-585. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2009.3036

Perez, D., Rudland, J. R., Wilson, H., Roberton, G., Gerrard, D., & Wheatley, A. (2009). The revised 'Early Learning in Medicine' curriculum at the University of Otago: Focusing on students, patients, and community. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1292). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1292/3540/content.pdf

Taylor, R. W., Murdoch, L., Carter, P., Gerrard, D. F., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, B. J. (2009). Longitudinal study of physical activity and inactivity in preschoolers: The FLAME study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(1), 96-102. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181849d81

Oldham, J. M., Osepchook, C. C., Jeanplong, F., Falconer, S. J., Matthews, K. G., Conaglen, J. V., Gerrard, D. F., … McMahon, C. D. (2009). The decrease in mature myostatin protein in male skeletal muscle is developmentally regulated by growth hormone. Journal of Physiology, 587(3), 669-677. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2008.161521

Gerrard, D. F. (2008). Playing foreign policy games: States, drugs and other Olympian vices. Sport in Society, 11(4), 459-466. doi: 10.1080/17430430802019391

Bradford, C. D., Cotter, J. D., Thorburn, M. S., Walker, R. J., & Gerrard, D. F. (2007). Exercise can be pyrogenic in humans. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology, 292, R143-R149. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00926.2005

Helge, J. W., Rehrer, N. J., Pilegaard, H., Manning, P., Lucas, S. J. E., Gerrard, D. F., & Cotter, J. D. (2007). Increased fat oxidation and regulation of metabolic genes with ultraendurance exercise. Acta Physiologica, 191, 77-86.

King, D. A., Gabbett, T. J., Dreyer, C., & Gerrard, D. F. (2006). Incidence of injuries in the New Zealand national rugby league sevens tournament. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 9(1-2), 110-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2005.09.001

Gerrard, D. F. (2005). Drug misuse in modern sport: Are cheats still winning? New Zealand Family Physician, 32(1), 7-10.

Anderson, L. C., & Gerrard, D. F. (2005). Ethical issues concerning New Zealand sports doctors. Journal of Medical Ethics, 31(2), 88-92.

Baker, J., Cotter, J. D., Gerrard, D. F., Bell, M. L., & Walker, R. J. (2005). Effects of indomethacin and celecoxib on renal function in athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(5), 712-717.

Peake, J. M., Gerrard, D. F., & Griffin, J. F. T. (2003). Plasma zinc and immune markers in running in response to a moderate increase in training volume. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 24, 212-216.

Sleivert, G., Burke, V., Palmer, C., Walmsley, A., Gerrard, D., Haines, S. R., & Littlejohn, R. (2003). The effects of deer antler velvet extract or powder supplementation on aerobic power, erythropoiesis, and muscular strength and endurance characteristics. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 13(3), 251-265.

Gerrard, D. F. (1999). Open water swimming: Particular medical problems. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 18(2), 337-347. doi: 10.1016/S0278-5919(05)70149-6

Bird, Y. N., Waller, A. E., Marshall, S. W., Alsop, J. C., Chalmers, D. J., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). The New Zealand Rugby Injury and Performance Project: Epidemiology of a season of rugby injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(4), 319-325. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.32.4.319

Jones, L. M., Goulding, A., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). DEXA: a practical and accurate tool to demonstrate total and regional bone loss, lean tissue loss and fat mass gain in paraplegia. Spinal Cord, 36, 637-640.

Gerrard, D. F., & Doyle, T. C. A. (1998). Sacral pain in an athlete; an unusual site for stress fracture. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 8, 59-61.

Miyahara, M., Sleivert, G. G., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). The relationship of strength and muscle balance to shoulder pain. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 19, 210-214.

Gerrard, D. F. (1998). Renal abuse from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents in sport. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111(1062), 107-108.

Gerrard, D. F. (1998). The use of padding in rugby union: an overview. Sports Medicine, 25(5), 329-332.

Hume, P. A., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). Effectiveness of external ankle support: bracing and taping in rugby union. Sports Medicine, 25(5), 285-312.

Gerrard, D. F. (1998). External knee support in rugby union: effectiveness of bracing and taping. Sports Medicine, 25(5), 313-317.

Bird, Y. N., Waller, A. E., Marshall, S. W., Alsop, J. C., Chalmers, D. J., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). The New Zealand Rugby Injury and Performance Project: V. Epidemiology of a season of rugby injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 319-325.

Gerrard, D. F. (1997). The Atlanta Olympics, 100 years of partnership in performance. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 25(2), 27-29.

Gerrard, D. F. (1996). Drug misuse by athletes/what the GP needs to know. New Ethicals, 33(3), 9-15.

Gerrard, D. F. (1996). Drug use in sport/editorial. New Ethicals, 33(1), 7.

Walker, R. J., Fawcett, J. P., Flannery, E. M., & Gerrard, D. F. (1994). Indomethacin potentiates the exercise-induced reduction of renal haemodynamics in athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 26(11), 1302-1306.

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Journal - Research Other

Cotter, J., Bradford, C., Lucas, S., Gerrard, D., Thomas, K., & Button, C. (2016). Immersing in thermal extremes: Hazards and opportunities. New Zealand Physical Educator, 49(1), 29-31.

Gerrard, D. (2015). Drug misuse in sport: A historical perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1426). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gerrard, D. (2008). Drug misuse in sport: What the future holds [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1278). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1278/3157/content.pdf

Mountjoy, M., Armstrong, N., Bizzini, L., Blimkie, C., Evans, J., Gerrard, D., … Van Mechelen, W. (2008). IOC consensus statement: "training the elite child athlete". British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42, 163-164. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.044016

Mountjoy, M., Armstrong, N., Bizzini, L., Blimkie, C., Evans, J., Gerrard, D., … Van Mechelen, W. (2008). IOC consensus statement on training the elite child athlete. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 18, 122-123.

Gerrard, D. F. (2007). [Commentary on Blood tests in tired elite athletes: Expectations of athletes, coaches and sport science/sports medicine staff]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(1), 44. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2006.030999

Gerrard, D. (2007). [Commentary on Lung abscess in a professional rugby player: An illustration of overtraining syndrome?]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41, 698.

Gerrard, D. F. (2006). [Commentary on Clinical utility of blood tests in elite athletes with short term fatigue]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(6), 544. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2006.026617

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