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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.
- Dysfunctions in the stress-response, inflammation and bioenergetic systems in mental illness: Targets for exercise and nutrition interventions?
- Immune/Inflammatory responses to exercise
- Monitoring disease, health and adaptation to exercise using non-invasive methods e.g. heart rate variability, salivary biomarkers, Ethylene trace gas deterction, skin autofluorescence
- Strategies to reduce severity of and enhance recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage
- Understanding lipolysis in response to exercise and nutrition interventions using the microdialysis technique
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/08/23 → 1/08/25
Evaluation of Aquacore™ and PowerTubes to enhance strength, power, and stability, in recreationally active athletes
15/03/23 → 15/12/23
THESleep Project: The effect of green tea amino acid L-Theanine formulation on reduction of stress and improvements in sleep (THESLeep Project)
7/03/23 → 16/03/24
27/02/23 → 27/02/26
INSPIRE: Improving the physical health of young Australians living in the community, who have experienced early onset psychosis or are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis, through an interdisciplinary, lifestyle intervention
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
Metabolically Healthy Overweight and Obesity, Transition to Metabolically Unhealthy Status and Cognitive Function : Results from the Framingham Offspring StudyKouvari, M., M. D’Cunha, N., Tsiampalis, T., Zec, M., Sergi, D., Travica, N., Marx, W., McKune, A. J., Panagiotakos, D. B. & Naumovski, N., 5 Mar 2023, In: Nutrients. 15, 5, p. 1-10 10 p., 1289.
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The Impact of a Short-Term Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Biomarkers of Intestinal Epithelial Integrity and Gastrointestinal SymptomsMcKay, A. K. A., Wallett, A. M., McKune, A. J., Périard, J. D., Saunders, P., Whitfield, J., Tee, N., Heikura, I. A., Ross, M. L. R., Sharma, A. P., Costa, R. J. S. & Burke, L. M., 11 Aug 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. p. 1-11 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Training and Competition Loads in Women's Rugby Sevens Athletes: Are There Implications for Cardiovascular Health?Napoli, L., Semple, S. & McKune, A. J., Sept 2023, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 18, 9, p. 894-900 7 p.
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Acute pre-exercise hydrogen rich water intake does not improve running performance at maximal aerobic speed in trained track and field runners: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studyValenta, M., Botek, M., Krejčí, J., McKune, A., Sládečková, B., Neuls, F., Bajgar, R. & Klimešová, I., 20 Dec 2022, In: PLoS One. p. 1-14 14 p., e0279307.
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Game Day Preparation for Team Sports: A Delphi Study With Expert ConsensusMason, B. R. J., Pumpa, K. L., Mckune, A. J., Gill, N. D. & Ball, N. B., 1 May 2022, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36, 5, p. 1345-1352 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review