SPESES Post Grad 2021


Eric Appiah image 120Eric Junior Appiah

Topic: Ethics of youth football development in West Africa: The synergy of policy and practice
Supervisor: Professor Steve Jackson, Associate Professor Mike Sam
Email apper863@student.otago.ac.nz

Jessica Calverley

Pre-surgical physical activity (Pre-hab)
Investigating motivations and best practice from practitioner to patient to aid in inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Supervisors: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dr Kate Thomas (DSM Surgical Services).
Email jessica.calverley@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Kane Cocker thumbKane Cocker

Environmental physiology, water safety
Individual differences in the immediate physiological and behavioural responses during cold-water immersion
Supervisors: Professor Chris Button, Professor Jim Cotter, Dr Tina van Duijn (UTS), Dr Luke Wilson (Medicine)
Email cokan630@student.otago.ac.nz

Maddie Connor image 120Maddie Connor

The effect of exercise on anxiety
Topic: The effect of chronic exercise on anxiety
Supervisor: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dr Olivia Harrison
Email conma763@student.otago.ac.nz

Tim Dawbin1Timothy Dawbin

Topic: The organisational landscape of youth sports
Supervisors: Associate Professor Mike Sam, Professor Steve Jackson
Email timothy.dawbin@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Raul Martin Gomez imageRaul Martin Gomez

Topic: Heart rate variability in endurance training
Supervisors: Dr Peter Lamb, Professor Jim Cotter
Email marra610@student.otago.ac.nz

Fateme MirzaeeFateme Mirzaee image

The effect of competitive motorsport experience on the association between oculomotor performance and neck muscle function during side impact perturbations
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Professor Chris Button, Associate Professor Yusuf Cakmak (Anatomy)
Email fateme.mirzaee@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Marc Murray thumbnailMarc Murray

Topic: Effect of mixed training and protein supplementation on total IGF-1 levels in untrained female adults
Supervisor: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer, Dr Lara Vlietstra
Email murma055@student.otago.ac.nz

Haewan Park image 2021Haewan Park

Topic: Maltreatment in sport: An institutional approach
Supervisors: Associate Professor Mike Sam, Professor Steve Jackson
Email haewan.park@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Jamie ProutJamie Prout

Thermal physiology in humans
Heat acclimation: How to apply it, how to dose it, and does it protect against cold or orthostasis?
Supervisors: Jim Cotter, Regis Lamberts (Dpt. of Physiology), Stacy Sims (University of Waikato), and Jo Corbett (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Email jamie.prout@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Brandon Rasman

Topic: Anticipation, cognition, and postural control in surfing outcomes
Supervisors: Chris Button, Jon Shemmell (UOO Wellington)
Email rasbr711@student.otago.ac.nz

Janelle Romanchuk image 2021Janelle Romanchuk

Injury prevention, biomechanics and concussion
Development, implementation, and evaluation of a head stabilisation intervention in female community rugby players
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Dr Peter Lamb and Dr Danielle Salmon (World Rugby)
Email janelle.romanchuk@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Emily Scott imageEmily Scott

School Health and Physical Education
Primary School Health and Physical Education: What Matters, and to Whom?
Supervisors: Lisette Burrows (Waikato University), Tania Cassidy
Email marem191@student.otago.ac.nz


Charlie Beaglehole imageCharlie Beaglehole

Topic:GPS in High Performance Team Sport
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb, Professor Jim Cotter
Email beach557@student.otago.ac.nz

Efe Celik

Topic: The effect of mental fatigue on swimming performance in competitive swimmers
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Associate Professor Yusuf Cakmak (Anatomy)
Email celef099@student.otago.ac.nz

Jessica Fuller 2022Jess Fuller

Topic: Comparing head kinematics and control in male and female football players during predictable and unpredictable side-on impacts
Supervisor: A/Prof. Melanie Bussey

Ieuan Leigh

Topic: Studentship with the blues, potentially looking at load metrics in the gym and comparing to the match day metrics gained from GPS
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb
Email leiie702@student.otago.ac.nz

Deacon Manu

Topic: Exploring the health/wellbeing of professional Pacific rugby players
Supervisor: A/Prof. Tania Cassidy, Dr Jeremy Hapeta (Te Koronga)

Hayden Nelson

Topic: Player workload in professor rugby
Supervisor: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Brett Smith (Waikato)
Email nelha109@student.otago.ac.nz

Georgia Scott image 2021Georgia Scott

Topic: Ethnicity, Gender and Nation in the Media Narrativization of Lydia Ko
Supervisor: Associate Professor Mark Falcous
Email scoge841@student.otago.ac.nz

Katrina Sharlott

Topic: Performance variability in trained and recreational triathlon swimmers with and without a wetsuit
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb, Professor Chris Button
Email shaka067@student.otago.ac.nz

Ben Shepherd imageBen Shepherd

Topic: Relating to Athlete Conditioning and Rehabilitation
Supervisor: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey
Email shebe890@student.otago.ac.nz

Britt Smith

Topic: Concussions in snow sport athletes
Supervisor: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey
Email smite074@student.otago.ac.nz

Gabby Trotter-Dunn 2022 imageGabrielle Trotter-Dunn

Topic: The effects of sport induced anxiety on muscle co-ordination, muscle activity and performance in a basketball free throw in an elite provincial representative
Supervisor: Professor Ken Hodge, Dr Peter Lamb
Email troga590@student.otago.ac.nz

Master of Sport Development and Management

Nathan Kenah 2022 imageNathan Kenah

From Rotorua, NZ
Previous degree:
BA (Sociology, SpDM)
Email kenna722@student.otago.ac.nz

BSc Honours in Sport, Exercise and Health

Joshua Allardice

Supervisor: Professor Ken Hodge
Email alljo091@student.otago.ac.nz

Madison Poingdestre

Supervisor: Associate Professor Mark Falcous
Email poima657@student.otago.ac.nz

Clara Scoons

Supervisor: Dr Lara Vlietstra
Email scocl138@student.otago.ac.nz

Tane Whitehead imageTane Whitehead

Topic: Is the Healthy Active Learning (HAL) initiative a sustainable approach for increasing physical activity outside of school?
Supervisor: Professor Chris Button
Email whita204@student.otago.ac.nz

Laura Woolf imageLaura Woolf

Supervisors: Dr Lara Vlietstra, Professor Jim Cotter
Email woola289@student.otago.ac.nz

PGDipSci in Sport, Exercise and Health

Katelyn McIntyre

Topic: Geriatric exercise classes in community-based settings
Supervisor: Dr Lara Vlietstra
Email mcika878@student.otago.ac.nz

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