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Dr Justin Keogh  

BHMS(Hons), BHSc, PhD,

Dr Justin Keogh
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 54487
+61 7 559 54487
Closest Fax Number
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From overseas:

7 559 54480
+61 7 559 54480
Building Level: 5
Building: 18. Bond Institute of Health and Sport
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Dr Keogh’s is an exercise and sport scientist whose teaching and research spans the areas of biomechanics, motor control and learning as well as strength and conditioning. His research focuses on understanding the acute stresses, and the chronic adaptations resulting from a range of physical activities, particularly resistance training and more recently dance and aquatic exercise.
The older adult research has focused on understanding the causes/correlates of the age-related decline in functional independence and quality of life, the benefits of a variety of physical activities such as resistance training and dancing for improving physical function and quality of life as well as barriers and motives to physical activity.
His consultancy has involved New Zealand Academy of Sport, Paralympics New Zealand as well as a number of older adult active ageing groups. He is also on the Editorial Board of four peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.
Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Honours) - Southern Cross University, Lismore
Bachelor of Health Science - Griffith University, Gold Coast
- Griffith University, Gold Coast
Professional admission & memberships

International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Australian Association of Gerontology

Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group

Australian & New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group

Other professional appointments

Board of Directors - International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

Associate Editor - Journal of Cancer Survivorship

Research interests & research expertise

Dr Keogh’s research focuses on understanding the acute stresses, and the chronic adaptations resulting from a range of physical activities for athletic populations and older adults; and older adults’ motives and barriers to continual participation. His sports science research has concentrated on rugby union, powerlifting, sprinting, golf and strongman. His older adult research involves community-dwelling and residential care elders as well as those with chronic conditions especially cancer.

Recent research grants

Univers Foundation (Japan)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Justin Keogh
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Feasibility and benefits of group-based exercise in residential aged care adults: A pilot study for the GrACE programme
  • Clinical importance of assessing walking speed in older adults in general practice
  • The acute potentiating effects of heavy sled pulls on sprint performance
  • The acute physiological responses to strongman training compared to traditional stength training
  • The psychometric viability of measures of functional performance commonly employed for older adults with dementia: A systematic review of measurement properties protocol
  • Comparisons of eccentric knee flexor strength and asymmetries across elite, sub-elite and school level cricket players
  • Neuromuscular performance of elite rugby union players and relationships with salivary hormones
  • Perceptions towards aqua-based exercise among older adults with osteoarthritis who have discontinued participation in this exercise mode
  • Impact of resistance training on sarcopenia in nursing care facilities: A pilot study
  • A biomechanical analysis of the strongman log lift and comparison with weightlifting’s clean and jerk