Lecturer, College of Sport & Exercise Science, Victoria University

Andre is a Lecturer in Clinical Exercise and Sports Nutrition and Research Associate with the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University. Prior to joining Victoria University, Andre completed an undergraduate degree and Honours degrees encompassing molecular biology, health sciences, and sport and exercise. Andre’s PhD research looked at the impact of post-exercise protein-leucine ingestion on subsequent endurance exercise performance and systemic and skeletal muscle responses associated with recovery and adaptation. He has worked previously with the New Zealand Academy of Sport (now High Performance Sport NZ) training age-grade up to senior athletes at club through to elite (national representative, Olympian) level.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Education

  • 2007 
    Massey University, Wellington, NZ, Bachelor of Health Science (Sport & Exercise)
  • 2003 
    Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Bachelor of Cell Bioscience (Honours)
  • 2002 
    Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, Bachelor of Science (Genetics, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

Publications

  • 2013
    Effect of post-exercise protein-leucine feeding on neutrophil function, immunomodulatory plasma metabolites and cortisol during a 6-day block of intense cycling, European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • 2012
    A protein-leucine supplement increases BCAA and nitrogen turnover but not performance, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise