Photo of Justin Keogh
  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Sports performance enhancement; exercise for older adults and age-related conditions including cancer and pathological tremor

  • 3477 Citations
  • 34 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

I am an exercise scientist and behavioural researcher with a strong research and translation interest in the benefits of exercise, particularly resistance training, in offsetting treatment, and sacropenia-related effects in cancer survivors and older adults, respectively, and in improving athletic performance.

My sports science research has concentrated on activities such as rugby union, powerlifting, sprinting, golf and strongman and now Australian rules football and swimming. I am also becoming particularly interested in female athletes, particularly with respect to how strength conditioning and movement competency may reduce their elevated risk of lower limb injury.

Of particular relevance to older adults including cancer patients and survivors, I am interested in ways in which exercise and nutritional interventions may maintain or improve body composition, physical function, and quality of life and reduce cancer progression. Over the last 10 years, I have also become very interested in the barriers, facilitators and motives that older adults and cancer survivors have in performing healthy behaviours, including physical activity. Such research has involved quantitative and qualitative components.

I am a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, and the Australian Association of Gerontology. I also currently serve on the Exercise and Sport Science Australia's Sports Science Advisory Group, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association's Conference Committee and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Sarcopenia and Frailty Research's Sarcopenia Diagnosis Task Force Committee.

Statement for HDR students

I am most interested in working with HDR students in following three main areas:

* Sport science projects with a strength and conditioning or motor learning focus. Recent projects include alternative training approaches such as strongman, BMX gate starts; strength and conditioning and skill acquisition in Australian rules football; kettlebells and hamstring assessments with an instrumented Nordic hamstring device.

* Sarcopenia prevalence, risk factors, consequences and interventions. These studies have mainly been conducted in aged care, but also in community dwelling older adults apparently healthy or accessing home and community care. Gait speed and sarcopenia within these cohorts has been a major focus; along with the potential benefits of progressive resistance and balance training.

* Cancer and other chronic conditions with an interest in using exercise, and perhaps dietary interventions, to improve overall cancer survivorship including health, function and quality of life. Quantitative and qualitative approaches are used in both the sarcopenia and cancer lines of research.



Education/Academic qualification

Exercise and Sport Science, PhD, Griffith University Queensland

Award Date: 26 Aug 2006

External positions

Adjunct Associate Prof, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

15 Mar 2019 → …

Adjunct Associate Prof, Auckland University of Technology

2012 → …

Fellowship, Australian Association of Gerontology

2012 → …

Fellowship, International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

2012 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast

2012 → …

Auckland University of Technology

Jul 2002Aug 2011

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Justin Keogh is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 6 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Addressing the needs of cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nekhlyudov, L., Duijts, S., Hudson, S. V., Jones, J. M., Keogh, J., Love, B., Lustberg, M., Smith, K. C., Tevaarwerk, A., Yu, X. & Feuerstein, M., 25 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 14, 5, p. 601-606 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    A systematic review of the biomechanical research methods used in strongman studies

    Hindle, B. R., Lorimer, A., Winwood, P. & Keogh, J. W. L., 2 Jan 2020, In : Sports Biomechanics. 19, 1, p. 90-119 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    51 Downloads (Pure)

    Contextual factors influencing the characteristics of female football players

    Griffin, J., Horan, S., Keogh, J., Dodd, K., Andreatta, M. & Minahan, C., 30 Jul 2020, In : The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Correction to: The biomechanics and applications of strongman exercises: a systematic review

    Hindle, B. R., Lorimer, A., Winwood, P. & Keogh, J. W. L., 1 Dec 2020, In : Sports Medicine - Open. 6, 1, 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 42 Downloads (Pure)

    COVID-19 and Social Isolation: A Case for Why Home-Based Resistance Training Is Needed to Maintain Musculoskeletal and Psychosocial Health for Older Adults

    Marcos-Pardo, P. J., Espeso-García, A., López-Vivancos, A., Abelleira Lamela, T. & Keogh, J. W. L., 14 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Exercise and Nutrition for Skeletal Health in Prostate Cancer

    Justin Keogh (Examiner)


    Activity: ExaminationThesis Examination

    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (Journal)

    Justin Keogh (Editor) & Anna Lorimer (Editor)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workGuest Editor

    Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (Journal)

    Justin Keogh (Reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workGuest Editor

    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (Journal)

    Justin Keogh (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workGuest Editor

    External HDR Supervision - James A. Ross

    Justin Keogh (Supervisor)


    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesExternal HDR Supervision

    Press / Media

    Australian Strength and Conditioning Association podcast #37

    Justin Keogh


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Grigg puts science on fast track

    Justin Keogh & Josie Grigg


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Kettlebell training could be key to fall prevention: Bond University study

    Justin Keogh & Neil Meigh


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research


    Justin Keogh, Benjamin Hindle & Anna Lorimer


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research