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Professor Kevin Norton 

Position: Professor of Exercise Science Professor Kevin Norton
Division/Portfolio: Division of Health Sciences
School/Unit: School of Health Sciences
Group: SIHR HLS
Campus: City East Campus
Office: P6-10
Telephone: +61 8 830 21503
Fax:
Email: Kevin_dot_Norton_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Kevin.Norton


Kevin is a Professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences. His current research and teaching interests include exercise-induced changes to health risk factors, interventions to increase physical activity among adults, and limits to human performance in sport.


Teaching interests

  • Physiology of exercise
  • Physical activity for health
  • Game analysis for field-based sports including evolution of sports
  • Clinical exercise physiology and performance testing

I teach the following courses

HLTH 3018Applied Exercise Physiology
HLTH 5159Exercise Prescription and Testing for Chronic and Complex Conditions
(This course is not currently being taught)
HLTH 2006Exercise Physiology 1


Professional associations

Sports Medicine Australia [SMA]

American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM]

Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science [AAESS]

Fitness Australia [FA]


Qualifications

BEd(PE)Hons Flinders University of South Australia 1981

MA Flinders University of South Australia 1984

PhD The University of Georgia 1989

FACSM 1993

AEP 2007


Research interests

  • AFL football research on injury development and fitness conditioning
  • Intervention strategies to promote physical activity
  • Evolution of sports and performance
  • Pre-exercise screening and risk factor assessment
  • Exercise physiology
  • Limits of human physical performance

Research publications

BOOKS

Norton, K. & L. Norton. Pre-exercise screening: guide to the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system. Exercise and Sport Science Australia, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, ISBN 978-0-646-56771-6; 2012.

Glancy, A., LH Wong, KS Lee & K. Norton (2011). Sport Match: A computer-based program to identify sports for primary children. Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2009) The biology of exercise intensity I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805758-8-0 and 978-0-9805758-9-7

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2009) Sport search I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-0-3 and 978-0-9805759-1-0

Russell, K & Norton, K (2009) Body Image I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-6-5 and 978-0-9805759-8-9

Hehir, A & Norton, K (2009) Nutrition and physical activity I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-2-7 and 978-0-9805759-4-1

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Human energy systems I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-1-0 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Game analysis I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-3-4 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Biology of Speed I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-5-6 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K.I., & Olds, T.S. (Eds.). Anthropometrica. UNSW Press: Sydney, 1996. ISBN 0 86840 2230 (also translated to Spanish ISBN 987-95380-3-X)

Gore, C., T. Olds, L. Carter and K. Norton. Accreditation in anthropometry: a curriculum guide. Australian Sports Commission: Canberra, 1998. ISBN 0 642 26346 9

Olds, T. and K. Norton. Pre-exercise health screening guide. Human Kinetics: Champaign, Ill., 1999. ISBN 0 7360 0210 3

RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES

Norton L, K Norton and N Lewis. Adherence, compliance and health risk factor changes following short-term physical activity interventions, BioMed Research International article ID 929782, 2015.

Samuel Chalmers, Adrian Esterman, Roger Eston, K. Jane Bowering, Kevin Norton Short-Term Heat Acclimation Training Improves Physical Performance: A Systematic Review, and Exploration of Physiological Adaptations and Application for Team Sports. Sports Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s40279-014-0178-6, 2014.

Katherine Devonshire-Gill and K Norton Proportion of adults achieving sufficient physical activity increases in South Australia 1998 – 2010, Population Health Metrics 2013, 11 :23.

Hewitt A, K. Norton and K Lyons Opposition quality influences movement profiles of elite-level female soccer players during International competition. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2014; 32, 1874-1880.

Gomersall SR, K. Norton, C. Maher, C. English and TS Olds. In search of lost time: When people start an exercise program, where does the time come from? A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.JSAMS.2014.01.004

Wallace J, and K. Norton. Evolution of World Cup soccer final games 1966–2010: Game structure, speed and play patterns. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2014; 17(2):223-228.

Norton L, Norton K, and N Lewis. Exercise training improves fasting glucose control. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. Epub 2012; 3, 1-6.

Gomersall SR, C Maher, K Norton, J Dollman, G Tomkinson, A Esterman, C English, N Lewis and T Olds. Testing the activitystat hypothesis: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health Epub 2012 Oct 8;12(1):851.

Bahnert, A., K. Norton, and P. Lock. Association between post-game recovery protocols, physical and perceived recovery, and performance in elite AFL players, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16, 151-156, 2013.

Burgess, D., Naughton, G., and K. Norton. Quantifying the Gap Between Under 18 and Senior AFL Football: 2003-2009. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Epub 2011 Oct 12; 7(1):53-8.

Norton, L., Norton, K., Lewis, N., and J. Dollman. A comparison of two short-term intensive physical activity interventions: methodological considerations. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8:133-144, 2011.

Eastwood, A., Bourdon, P., Norton, K. Lewis, N., Snowden, K., C.J. Gore. No change in haemoglobin mass after 40 days of physical activity in previously untrained adults. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports Epub 2011 Apr 8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01310.x

Norton, K., L. Norton and D. Sadgrove. Position statement on physical activity and exercise intensity terminology Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13, 496-502, 2010.

Norton, K. and L. Norton. Automated external defibrillators in the Australian fitness industry Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11: 86-89, 2008.

Gent D. and K. Norton. Ageing has greater impact on anaerobic versus aerobic power in trained athletes. Journal of Sports Science. Epub 2012 Sep 13.

SOFTWARE PROGRAMS

Website for risk management in the fitness industry and interactive automated pre-exercise screening tool : http://fitnessriskmanagement.com.au/screening-tool

MovementScreen Pro: pre-exercise musculoskeletal screening and evaluation tool for the fitness industry. K. Norton, M. Martin and N Harten (2015). IPad App on Apple App store

HealthScreen Pro: Pre-exercise screening and health profiling software. K. Norton, L. Norton (2015). IPad App on Apple App store

K. Norton (2011). Sport Match: A computer-based program to identify sports for primary children. Ministry of Education, Singapore.

KEY TECHNICAL REPORTS

Norton, K. Modelling the interchange rules in the NRL and SL competitions. NRL and SL Commissioned Technical Report, 2015.

Norton, K. NAB pre-season competition 2013 with special reference to round 1 versus rounds 2-4 and trends 2003 - 2013. AFL Research Report 2013

Norton, K Changes in player density 2001 – 2012. AFL Research Report, 2012.

Norton, K. AFL Premiership season 2012, AFL Research Report, Adelaide, SA. 2012.

Norton, K. NAB pre-season competition 2012. AFL Research Report, 2012.

Australian pre-exercise screening tool. Exercise and Sport Science Australia, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, 2011.

Norton, K. Analysis of collisions in the 2011 AFL premiership season. AFL Research Report, 2011.

Norton, K. Modelling the effect of altering the interchange patterns in the AFL. AFL Research Report. 2010.

Norton, K. Review of the interchange rule in the AFL. AFL Research Report. 2009.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Exercise Science

  • Sports Physiology
  • Research areas outlined above

Research Degree Supervisor

I am currently supervising several PhD and honours research students




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