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Postgraduate students

SPESES Post Grad 2021

PhD

Jessica Calverley

Pre-surgical physical activity (Pre-hab)
Topic:
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

Physiology, Water Safety
Topic:
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)
Email cokan630@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

Topic: Effectiveness evaluation of different types of Head and Neck restraint systems and cervical braces for concussion prevention in motorsports
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Dr Rebekah Blakemore
Email mirfa092@student.otago.ac.nz


Haewan Park image 2021Haewan Park

Topic: Political strategies to develop youth sport and sport for all through sport club system
Supervisors: Associate Professor Mike Sam, Professor Steve Jackson
Email parbr553@student.otago.ac.nz


Jamie ProutJamie Prout

Thermal physiology in humans
Topic:
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
Topic:
Neck strength and head accelerations in elite freestyle skiers and snowboarders
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Dr Peter Lamb, Dr Camerson Ross (Snow Sports New Zealand).
Email ruhtr795@student.otago.ac.nz


Emily Scott imageEmily Scott

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


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Masters

Tammy Bezuidenhoudt

Topic: SportsNZ COVID19 Budge: Bailout, recovery package or safety net?
Supervisor: Associate Professor Mike Sam
Email bezta158@student.otago.ac.nz


Tasha Burton image 2021Natasha Burton

Topic: Ki-O-Rahi for fitness
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter, Dr Chanel Phillips
Email burta060@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


Bianca Koper

Topic: Exploring ‘worst case scenario’ locomotion and contact workload in Super Rugby
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb, Dr Tiaki Brett Smith (Waikato)
Email kopbi050@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)


Marc Murray

Topic: Effects of protein supplementation on IGR-1 and training responses in females
Supervisor: A/Prof. Nancy Rehrer
Email murma055@student.otago.ac.nz


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: Exploring the use and effectiveness of tech-enabled training/recovery tools
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb


Ben Shepherd imageBen Shepherd

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


Te Kahurangi Skelton

Topic: TBC
Supervisor: A/Prof. Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips (Te Koronga)


Britt Smith

Topic:
Supervisor: A/Prof. Melanie Bussey


Gabby Trotter-Dunn 2022 imageGabrielle Trotter-Dunn

Topic:
Supervisor: Prof. Ken Hodge, Dr Rebekah Blakemore


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Master of Sport Development and Management

Sarah Hull

From Masterton, NZ
Previous degree:
BSc (SpDM)
Email hulsa802@student.otago.ac.nz


Nathan Kenah 2022 imageNathan Kenah

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


Alex Liu imageYiTing (Alex) Liu

From Bejing, China
Previous degree:
Overseas qualification
Email liuyi639@student.otago.ac.nz


Liam McHenry

From Dunedin, NZ
Previous degree:
BSc (SpDM)
Email mchli461@student.otago.ac.nz


Matthew Millward

From Te Aroha, NZ
Previous degree:
BSc (EXSS, SpDM)
Email milma516@student.otago.ac.nz


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Honours

Alyssa Best imageAlyssa Best

Topic: The effect of acute post exercise protein supplementation on recovery and training adaptations in untrained females
Supervisor: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer
Email besal336@student.otago.ac.nz


Ella Cameron-Smith imageElla Cameron-Smith

Topic: TBA
Supervisors: Dr Chanel Phillips (Te Koronga), Dr Tracy Perry (Sciences Division), Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer
Email camel679@student.otago.ac.nz


Maddie Connor imageMaddie Connor

Topic: The effect of acute exercise on anxiety, body awareness and interoception
Supervisors: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dr Olivia Harrison (Psychology)
Email conma763@student.otago.ac.nz


Alex Douglas imageAlex Douglas

Topic: TBA
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb
Email doual637@student.otago.ac.nz


Georgia Mitchell imageGeorgia Mitchell

Topic: The psychological impact of injury on return to sport
Supervisor: Professor Ken Hodge
Email mitge330@student.otago.ac.nz


Kate O'Reilly imageKate O’Reilly

Topic: Does repeated cold shock provide cross adaptation to cardiorespiratory function in hypoxia?
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter
Email oreka851@student.otago.ac.nz


Nick Parata imageNick Parata

Topic: He hauora te taonga – Using Kī-o-Rahi to assess the components of fitness
Supervisors: Professor Jim Cotter, Dr Chanel Phillips (Te Koronga)
Email parni750@student.otago.ac.nz


Nicole Porter imageNicole Porter

Topic: (Re) Constructing Yvette Williams
Supervisor: Associate Professor Mark Falcous
Email porni605@student.otago.ac.nz


Orla ScanlonOrla Scanlon image

Topic: The effect of an acute exercise bout on the heart rate variability and hypercapnic response of a moderately-anxious population
Supervisors: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves, Dr Olivia Harrison (Psychology)
Email scaor427@student.otago.ac.nz


Robert Sporke imageRobert Sporke

Topic: TBA
Supervisor: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey
Email sporo074@student.otago.ac.nz


Sienna Strachan imageSienna Strachan

Topic: The effect of emotive dance stimuli on the affective state and motor control of dancers
Supervisor: Dr Rebekah Blakemore
Email strsi535@student.otago.ac.nz


Clare Stubbs

Topic: Is time really a barrier, or just an excuse?
Supervisor: Associate Professor Elaine Hargreaves
Email stucl401@student.otago.ac.nz


Jack Wylie imageJack Wylie

Topic: Expected Goals in Football (Soccer)
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb
Email wylja838@student.otago.ac.nz


Joshua Wypych imageJoshua Wypych

Topic: Responses, adaption, and cross adaptation to brief cold water exposures
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter
Email wypjo553@student.otago.ac.nz

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