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Biography

Andrew McKune is an Associate Professor in Strength and Conditioning at UC. Prior to taking up this role he held positions in Sport and Exercise Science at Tshwane University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He holds qualifications in sport & exercise science, medical science (physiology), strength and conditioning (CSCS) and a doctoral degree specialising in exercise immunology.

Andrew has published papers in scientific journals, has presented at international conferences and has worked with recreational and elite athletes in a sport science capacity.

Research Interests

  • Immune/Inflammatory responses to exercise
  • Illness and injury prevention strategies in rugby
  • Monitoring disease, health and adaptation to exercise using non-invasive methods e.g. heart rate variability, salivary biomarkers
  • Strategies to reduce severity of and enhance recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 1998 2019

A Mini-Review of Virtual Reality-Based Interventions to Promote Well-Being for People Living with Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

D'Cunha, N. M., Nguyen, D., Naumovski, N., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Frost, J. & Isbel, S., 20 May 2019, In : Gerontology. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Technology
Apathy
Quality of Life
Interpersonal Relations
Football
Probiotics
Salivary alpha-Amylases
Athletes
Randomized Controlled Trials

Cardiac autonomic function and its association with cardiometabolic disease risk factors in Black South African children

SEMPLE, S., MCKUNE, A., Van Biljon, A., D. DuBose, K. & Kolanisi, U., 1 Jul 2019, In : Autonomic Neuroscience. 219, p. 1-4 4 p., 219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HDL Cholesterol
Fasting
Autonomic Nervous System
LDL Cholesterol
Hip

Curcumin for Cognition: Is It Just Hype, Based on Current Data?

D'Cunha, N. M., Seddon, N., Mellor, D. D., Georgousopoulou, E. N., McKune, A. J., Panagiotakos, D. B., Kellett, J. & Naumovski, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.). 10, 1, p. 179-181 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Effects of Curcumin on Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Seddon, N., D’Cunha, N. M., Mellor, D. D., McKune, A. J., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Panagiotakos, D. B., Kellett, J. & Naumovski, N., Mar 2019, In : Exploratory Research and Hypothesis in Medicine. 4, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curcumin
Cognition
Randomized Controlled Trials
Placebos
Curcuma