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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 2003 2018

Open Access
Waist Circumference
Control Groups
1 Citations

Effect of long-term nutraceutical and dietary supplement use on cognition in the elderly: a 10-year systematic review of randomised controlled trials

D'Cunha, N. M., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Dadigamuwage, L., Kellett, J., Panagiotakos, D. B., Thomas, J., McKune, A. J., Mellor, D. D. & Naumovski, N. 14 Feb 2018 In : British Journal of Nutrition. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vitamin B Complex
Dietary Supplements
Randomized Controlled Trials
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
5 Citations
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Control Groups
Information Storage and Retrieval

Physical activity levels in urban-based south african learners: A cross-sectional study of 7 348 participants

Van Biljon, A., McKune, A. J., Dubose, K. D., Kolanisi, U. & Semple, S. J. 1 Feb 2018 In : South African Medical Journal. 108, 2, p. 126-131 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ethnic Groups
Chronic Disease
Population Growth
3 Citations

Systemic low-grade inflammation in post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

Speer, K., Upton, D., Semple, S. & McKune, A. 2018 In : Journal of Inflammation Research. 11, p. 111-121 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Chronic Disease
Acute-Phase Proteins