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Postgraduate students

SPESES Post Grad 2021

PhD

Patrick Boudreau image 2020Patrick Boudreau-Alguire

Sport Psychology
Topic: An integrated model of flow and clutch optimal psychological states in adventure recreation
Supervisors: Professor Ken Hodge (SPESES), Associate Professor Susan Houge Mackenzie (Tourism)
Email patrick.boudreau@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


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


Chelsea Cunningham imageChelsea Cunningham

Māori Physical Education and Health
Topic:
Heretaunga ararau: Reconnecting to whakapapa
Supervisors: Anne-Marie Jackson, Huiti Hakopa, Richard Walter
Email chelsea.cunningham@postgrad.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


Bethany Geckle

Cultural Studies, Sport History / Sociology
Topic:
Heteronormativity and the Cultural Interrelations of the Skateboarding and Drag Networks
Supervisors: Doug Booth, Sally Shaw, Rosemary Overell (Media, Film and Communication)
Email gecbe728@student.otago.ac.nz


Travis Gibbons image 2021Travis Gibbons

Environmental physiology
Topic: 
Breathing and the brain in extreme environments
Supervisors: Jim Cotter, Phil Ainslie (School of Health and Exercise Science – University of British Columbia – Okanagan), Kate Thomas (Department of Surgical Sciences – University of Otago), Luke Wilson (Department of Medicine – University of Otago)
Email travis.gibbons@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Ben_HanaraBenjamin Hanara

Topic: Whaia te ahuatanga ā Māuitikitiki-ā-Taranga – Developing a Māori philosophy of the human form
Supervisors: Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips
Email hanbe084@student.otago.ac.nz


Damon Lillis image 2021Damon Lillis

Topic: Benefits, costs, and outcomes of hosting the Women's Rugby, Cricket, and Football World Cups in Aotearoa
Supervisors: Associate Professor Mike Sam, Professor Steve Jackson
Email damon.lillis@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Ngahuia Mita thumbNgahuia Mita

Topic: Investigate the Tairāwhiti (East Coast) philosophy of voyaging: Examining how the Tairāwhiti waka contributes to community health outcomes
Supervisors: Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson, Hauiti Hakopa
Email mitng408@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


Corey PerrettCorey Perrett

Biomechanics
Topic:
The effects of fatigue on spine motion in cricket fast bowlers
Supervisors: Peter Lamb, Melanie Bussey
Email perco181@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


Terina RauretiTerina Raureti

Topic: Tangaroa Ara Rau: Whānau connections and water
Supervisors: Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips, Professor Chris Button
Email raute422@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


Troy Ruhe imageTroy Ruhe

Physical Activity and Health
Topic:
‘The Niu Movement’ – The Effectiveness and Acceptability of Circuit Based Exercise in Pacific Islands Communities
Supervisors: Lynnette Jones, Faafetai Sopoaga (University of Otago- Preventative Medicine), Debra Waters (University of Otago-Physio)
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

Samuel Baxter

Topic: Circuit based resistance training effect on physical strength and body composition in breast cancer survivors.
Supervisor: Associate Professor Lynnette Jones
Email baxsa653@student.otago.ac.nz


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


Emma Jones image 2021Emma Jones

Topic: To what extent does muscle temperature determine its perfusion during exercise and recovery?
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter, Dr Kate Thomas (DSM, Surgical Sciences)
Email jonem814@student.otago.ac.nz


Bianca Koper

Topic:
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Email kopbi050@student.otago.ac.nz


Marc Murray

Topic:
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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


John Purnell image 2021John Purnell

Topic: The recommended training/performance physiological guidelines (e.g., max HR of 220 - age) are not appropriate for ageing competitive recreational athletes. To investigate these issues and propose applicable alternatives.
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter
Email john.purnell@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Rawhiri Raureti image 2021Rawiri Ratahi

Topic: Revitalisation of Whai (Māori string patterns)
Supervisor: Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson, Dr Chanel Phillips
Email ratra604@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


Tiarna Stothers image 2021Tiarna Stothers

Topic: Does exercise training provided cross adaptation to physiological resilience and pain tolerance?
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter, Dr Kate Thomas (DSM, Surgical Sciences)
Email stoti921@student.otago.ac.nz


William White

Topic: Localised fatigue and the myotatic reflex
Supervisor: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Dr Daniel Ribeirto (Physiotherapy)
Email whiwi688@student.otago.ac.nz


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Honours

Kane CockerKane Cocker

Topic: Determining fitness requirements for using non-powered surf rescue equipment
Supervisors: Professor Chris Button, Professor Jim Cotter
Email cokan630@student.otago.ac.nz


Nic DanielsNicholas Daniels

Topic:
Supervisor: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer
Email danni191@student.otago.ac.nz


Joshua Furjes-Crawshaw

Topic:
Supervisor: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer
Email furjo134@student.otago.ac.nz


Jake GawnJake Gawn

Topic:
Supervisor: Dr Peter Lamb
Email gawja328@student.otago.ac.nz


Elliott JenkinsElliott Jenkins

Topic: Delineating the impact of ambient heat (air temperature) from that of humidity for endurance exercise
Supervisor: Professor Jim Cotter
Email jenel450@student.otago.ac.nz


Georgia ShinnGeorgia Shinn

Topic: Diagnosis, treatment and health profiles of breast cancer survivors referred to the EXPINKT programme
Supervisor: Associate Professor Lynnette Jones
Email shige937@student.otago.ac.nz


Nicole SpriggsNicole Spriggs

Topic:
Supervisors: Associate Professor Melanie Bussey, Dr Rebekah Blakemore
Email sprni013@student.otago.ac.nz


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