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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 2019

Resistance Training
Hot Temperature
Heart Rate

Differences in Physiological Responses During Rowing and Cycle Ergometry in Elite Male Rowers

Lindenthaler, J. R., Rice, A. J., Versey, N. G., MCKUNE, A. & WELVAERT, M. 2018 In : Frontiers in Physiology. 9, p. 1-10 10 p., 1010

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise Test
Upper Extremity
Open Access
Waist Circumference
Control Groups

Do Short-Term Exercise Interventions Improve Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children?

van Biljon, A., McKune, A. J., DuBose, K. D., Kolanisi, U. & Semple, S. J. Dec 2018 In : Journal of Pediatrics. 203, p. 325-329 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Rate
Waist-Hip Ratio
Abdominal Obesity
Waist Circumference