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Professor, Strength and Conditioning, Auckland University of Technology

John is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning within the Sports Performance Research Institute of New Zealand (SPRINZ), School of Sport and Recreation, at AUT University. SPRINZ is the number one Performance Based Research Fund rated sport research institute in New Zealand.

John’s personal research interests are in human movement research particularly around the strengthening of muscle, these themes spanning developmental to high performance sport. Of particular interest is the applications of wearable resistance to sporting performance and injury prevention. A recent area of research interest is in sport technology especially in the out-of-lab applications of inertial sensors.

John currently supervises 9 PhD and 4 Masters student. John has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 30 PhD (20 as primary supervisor) and 30 Masters (20 as primary supervisor) students to completion. According to ResearchGate (RG) he has a research profile score of 45.57, which is higher than 97.5% of the 15 million members. John’s h-index is 76 (Google Scholar - GS), i10-index 245 (GS), had over 575,000 reads (~3,100 per week - RG), and over 19,700 citations (GS).


  • –present
    Professor, Strength and Conditioning, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2002 
    Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, PhD