FOSTERING EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS & EXERCISE THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
- To promote, encourage and develop the proper use of exercise science and technology to improve the exercise, sport and health performance of New Zealanders;
- To promote the importance of exercise for optimal sport performance and health;
- To educate persons involved in sport and exercise in the principles of sport and exercise science and their appropriate applications;
- To develop, promote and manage standards for individuals or agencies specialising in sport and exercise assessment and development programmes;
- To promote SESNZ and the role of sport science in New Zealand sport and to take the lead in developing a nationally coordinated approach to integrating sport science into sport at all levels.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Professor Nick Draper (Chair)
Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Development, University of Canterbury
Dr Matt Driller
Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Professor Rich Masters
Professor, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Professor Andrew Kilding
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) Professor - Exercise Physiology
Mr Mark Drury
University of Canterbury, Christchurch
University of Otago and University of Saskatchewan
Dr Lynnette Jones
Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
Current and recent (within last 5 years) research projects involve ongoing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the EXPINKT™ programme, investigation of the impact of chemotherapy on weight gain and metabolic syndrome in women diagnosed with primary breast cancer, and the use of circuit resistance training for patients and survivors of breast cancer. Dr Jones has established a significant collaboration with the Dunedin Hospital Oncology Department.
Dr Jones has expertise in coordinating exercise research with interventions looking at the effects and benefits of exercise in various sectors of the population, including spinal injured males, overweight and obese women, elderly individuals, and pre-diabetic women.
Life Membership may be granted at the AGM, on the recommendation of the Board, to a member who has given significant sustained service to SESNZ. There are currently two life members:
Dr Mike Marfell-Jones
Dr Alan Walmsley
Student Board Members
The Student Board is led by Shaun Owen who emmigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2016 from South Africa to take up a role as the Sport Scientist for the BNZ Crusaders and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union. In South Africa he studied through Stellenbosch University and was contracted as a Sport Scientist. Shaun completed a BSc (Honours) Sport Science majoring in Performance Sport and is currently undertaking his PhD in Sport Science. His primary focus is optimal load exposure and applying academic research in real-world environments.