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Postgraduate Publication and Best Paper Awards

Date Released: Fri, 16 October 2015 13:10 +0200

Representing HKE were Jonathan Davy, Lee Pote, Rob Jones (PhD candidates) and Travis Steenekamp, Ethan Berndt and Ben Ryan (MSc scholars). Mr Andrew Todd and Professor Candice Christie were invited to attend as co-authors on the papers or as supervisors to the candidates.

HKE 2nd highest posgraduate publication numbers

HKE congratulates each candidate - especially as this productivity has placed HKE second after Chemistry in postgraduate publication numbers this year. Lee Pote was the only postgraduate honoured at this ceremony who has authored or co-authored two publications in a 12 month period.


Lee Pote with Dr Sizwe Mabizela.

Lee's Publications:

Pote L and Christie CJ. Physiological and perceptual demands of high intensity sprinting between the wickets in cricket.  International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. Impact Factor: 0.93.  Volume 9, Number 6, 2014

Pote L and Christie CJ (in press). Selected physiological, perceptual and performance responses during a simulated one day international century in European Journal of Sports Science.


Rob and Ben's Publication:

Jones R, Ryan, B and Todd AI (2015). Muscle fatigue induced by a soccer match-play simulation in amateur Black South African players. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Rob Jones and Ben Ryan


Travis Steenekamp and Ethan Berndt received awards at the Biokinetics Association of South Africa's "Life Through Movement" conference in late 2014, and were subsequently published in the Journal of Community Health Sciences:

Berndt EJ and Christie CJ (2014). The efficacy of interventions aimed at reducing the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in athletes following the performance of strenuous, intense prolonged exercise – a Systematic Review. Journal for Community Health Sciences, 9; 1, 34-44.

 Steenekamp, T. & Davy, J. (2014). The effects of partial sleep restriction on biomechanical, physiological, and perceptual responses during an early morning treadmill run. Journal for Community Health Sciences, 9; 1, 21-33.

Travis Steenekamp and Ethan Berndt with the Vice Chancellor


Jonathan Davy was honoured for his Best Paper award at the recent Human Factors and Aviation conference which was held in Cape Town (see news article).

Jonathan Davy with Dr Mabizela


CONGRATULATIONS to each candidate and their co-authors/supervisors!