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Dr Justin Keogh   FAAG, FISBS

BHMS(Hons), BHSc, PhD,

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


Title
Associate Professor

Department
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Telephone
Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

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

7 559 54480
+61 7 559 54480
Location
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. This research has focused on a range of strength and power sports including rugby union, powerlifting and strongman and more recently Australian rules football.

The older adult research has focused on understanding the prevalence and consequences of sarcopenia (the age-related decline in muscle mass, strength and physical performance) in older adults living in, or risk of entering into residential aged care. A primary focus of this work is on better understanding the determinants of gait (walking) speed and in developing exercise interventions to improve gait speed and therefore functional independence and quality of life. A part of this older adult Research focus is also on better understanding the barriers, facilitators and motives older adults may have 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 several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, PeerJ and the Journal of Cancer survivorship.
Qualifications
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

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association

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

Publications
Justin Keogh
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • External kinetics of the kettlebell snatch in amateur lifters
  • Is home-based, high-intensity interval training cycling feasible and safe for patients with knee osteoarthritis? Study Protocol for a randomized pilot study
  • Psychometric viability of measures of functional performance commonly used for people with dementia: A systematic review of measurement properties.
  • Perception and responses to different forms of aqua-based exercise among older adults with osteoarthritis
  • Biological movement variability during the golf swing
  • The Effect of biological movement variability on the performance of the golf swing in high- and low- handicapped players
  • A cross-sectional comparison of quality of life between physically active and underactive older men with prostate cancer
  • Effects of two neuromuscular training programs on running biomechanics with load carriage: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
  • Advances in rehabilitation and assistive robots for restoring limb function in persons with movement disorders
  • Examining evidence based resistance plus balance training in community-dwelling older adults with complex health care needs: Trial protocol for the Muscling Up Against Disability project.