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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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

  • 3346 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
19992020

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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 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, 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

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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. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (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

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    14 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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    Effects of 4 Weeks of Active Exergames Training on Muscular Fitness in Elderly Women

    Gallardo-Meza, C., Simon, K., Bustamante-Ara, N., Ramirez-Campillo, R., García-Pinillos, F., Keogh, J. W. L. & Izquierdo, M., 28 May 2020, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Effects of jump training on jumping performance of handball players: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

    Ramirez-Campillo, R., Alvarez, C., Garcia-Hermoso, A., Keogh, J. W. L., García-Pinillos, F., Pereira, L. A. & Loturco, I., 3 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (Journal)

    Justin Keogh (Editor), Anna Lorimer (Editor)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workGuest Editor

    Exercise and Nutrition for Skeletal Health in Prostate Cancer

    Justin Keogh (Examiner)
    2020

    Activity: ExaminationThesis Examination

    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)
    20192020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workGuest Editor

    Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (External organisation)

    Justin Keogh (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

    Press / Media

    Australian Strength and Conditioning Association podcast #37

    Justin Keogh

    25/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Grigg puts science on fast track

    Justin Keogh & Josie Grigg

    28/03/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

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

    Justin Keogh & Neil Meigh

    26/02/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    ‘STRONGMAN’ NO LONGER JUST FOR THE BOYS

    Justin Keogh, Benjamin Hindle & Anna Lorimer

    20/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Student theses

    A biomechanical analysis of the BMX SX gate start.

    Author: Grigg, J., 12 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor), Orr, R. M. (Supervisor) & Haakonssen, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    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

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    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

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

    Author: Fien, S., 13 Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Keogh, J. W. L. (Supervisor), Climstein, M. (Supervisor) & Henwood, T. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    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

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