Dr Martyn Beaven
Qualifications: PhD, BSc(Tech) Chemistry
Personal Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7NONKd4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
Originally from Rotorua, Martyn Beaven is a lecturer in Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato based at the Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga. Martyn completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Waikato and worked at Plant and Food Research in Hamilton before moving into post-graduate studies in sports science and a PhD with the NZ Rugby Union. Following his PhD, Martyn completed a 2-year post-doc in Östersund, Sweden at the National Winter Sport Research Centre. Martyn then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to take up a position as Lead Physiologist at the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory before being recruited to head the Strength & Conditioning Division of the Malaysian National Sports Institute. Martyn has extensive experience working with a range of sports spanning from development athletes right through to Olympic and Paralympic medallists and World Record holders.
Martyn returned to New Zealand in 2016 to take up a role at the University of Waikato. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles with the majority of these papers relating to the physiology of recovery, strength training, and caffeine to enhance performance. Martyn also has a special interest in the non-image forming effect of light of human health and well-being. Martyn maintains numerous international collaborations, including researchers in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, France, Wales, UK, and Malaysia. He currently is involved in the supervision of 14 post-graduate students.
Current Postgraduate supervisions
Cpt. Dave Edgar, PhD: Physical Performance and Recovery in the NZ Defence Force (Chief supervisor).
Angus Teece, PhD: Sleep and Recovery in Elite Rugby Union Athletes (Chief supervisor)
Charlie Pugh, PhD: Enhancing Intermittent Exercise Performance in Highly-trained Cyclists with the use of Blood Flow Restriction (Chief supervisor).
Stephen Fenemor, PhD: Heat Management Strategies in Elite Rugby Sevens (Chief supervisor).
Tim Rogers, PhD: The Effect of Off-feet Conditioning on Alactic Performance in Open Skill Invasion Sport Athletes (Chief supervisor).
Charlie Roberts, PhD: Recovery Nutrition in Rugby Union Players
Christian Chavarro, PhD: Injury Incidence, Aetiology, and Prevention Model in Rugby Union Players
Conor McNeill, PhD: Development and Application of an Eccentric Force-Velocity Profile in Well-Trained Athletes
Francesco Sella, PhD: Maximising Physical Performance in Female Rugby Sevens Athletes
Koen Wintershoven, PhD: Analysis of Training and Match Demands in Rugby Union: Large and Small Sided Game Formats for Youth and Senior Rugby Union Players
Steven Finlayson, MHSHP
Cameron Olsen, MHSHP
Brenna Holfcroft, MHSHP
Vishal Patel, Grad. Diploma
Completed Postgraduate supervisions
Dr. Shannon O'Donnell, PhD: Sleep and Exercise in Elite Female Athletes
Dr. Francisco Tavares, PhD: The Use of Cold Water Immersion in Elite Rugby Union Athletes
Rebecca Atkins, MHSHP
LauraLee Murray, MHSHP
Rohan Kandoi, MSc (Co-supervision with the Waikato Institute of Technology)
Jako Bekker, MSc (Co-supervision with the Waikato Institute of Technology)
Angshumita Deka, Grad. Diploma
Edgar, D. T., Beaven, C. M., Gill, N. D., & Driller, M. W. (2022). Under pressure: The chronic effects of lower-body compression garment use during a 6-week military training course. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(7), 3912. doi:10.3390/ijerph19073912
Chavarro‐Nieto, C., Beaven, M., Gill, N., & Hébert‐losier, K. (2022). Reliability of repeated isometric neck strength in Rugby Union players using a load cell device. Sensors, 22(8). doi:10.3390/s22082872
Teichmann, J., Hébert-Losier, K., Tan, R., Lem, H. W., Khanum, S., Subramaniam, A., . . . Beaven, C. M. (2022). Reactive strength as a metric for informing return-to-sport decisions: A case-control study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 31(1), 47-52. doi:10.1123/jsr.2020-0408
Driller, M., Suppiah, H., Gastin, P. B., & Beaven, C. M. (2021). Questionnaire-Derived Sleep Habits and Academic Achievement in First Year University Students. Clocks & Sleep, 4(1), 1-7. doi:10.3390/clockssleep4010001
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Recovery, Blue light, Mouth Rinse