• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

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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 and golf, strongman and now Australian rules football. 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 Board of Directors for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport;  the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Conference Committee and on Exercise and Sport Science Australia's Research 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

External positions

Adjunct Associate Prof, Auckland University of Technology

2012 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast

2012 → …

Auckland University of Technology

Jul 2002Aug 2011

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Research Output 1999 2018

A profile of health, lifestyle and training habits of 4720 Australian recreational runners-The case for promoting running for health benefits

Kozlovskaia, M., Vlahovich, N., Rathbone, E., Manzanero, S., Keogh, J. & Hughes, D. C., 31 Jan 2018, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 8 p.

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Can a single session of motor imagery promote motor learning of locomotion in older adults? A randomized controlled trial

Nicholson, V. P., Keogh, J. W. L. & Choy, N. L. L., 23 Apr 2018, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 13, p. 713-722 10 p.

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Effect of acute augmented feedback on between limb asymmetries and eccentric knee flexor strength during the Nordic hamstring exercise

Chalker, W. J., Shield, A. J., Opar, D. A., Rathbone, E. N. & Keogh, J. W. L., 7 Jun 2018, In : PEERJ. 2018, 6, 14 p., e4972.

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Engineering Improved Balance Confidence in Older Adults With Complex Health Care Needs: Learning From the Muscling Up Against Disability Study

Hetherington, S., Henwood, T., Swinton, P., Keogh, J., Gardiner, P., Tuckett, A. & Rouse, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 99, 8, p. 1525-1532 8 p.

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Quality of Life
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Influences on health-care practitioners' promotion of physical activity to their patients with prostate cancer: A qualitative study

Patel, A., Schofield, G. & Keogh, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Primary Health Care. 10, 1, p. 31-38 8 p.

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Open Access
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Student theses

Eccentric knee flexor strength and between limb strength asymmetries in cricket

Author: Chalker, W. J., 18 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor), Shield, A. J. (External person) (Supervisor) & Opar, D. A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Exploring how nurses and people with bowel disease discuss physical activity.

Author: Olsen, A., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Sargeant, S. J. E. (Supervisor), Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor) & White, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Gait performance and the benefits of exercise in adults living in residential aged care.

Author: Fien, S., 13 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Keogh, J. (Supervisor), (Supervisor)Henwood, T. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Performance analysis of the movement patterns and technical demands of international women's rugby sevens preparation training camps

Author: Griffin, J., 16 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor) & McLellan, C. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Effect of a Seven Week Exercise Program on Golf Swing Performance and Musculoskeletal Screening Scores

Author: Olivier, M., 10 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor), Horan, S. (External person) (Supervisor) & Evans, K. A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis