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Prof Candice Christie

Professor Candice Christie (HoD)

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e-mail: c.christie@ru.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0)46 603 8470

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Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
Rhodes University                                                                             
P.O. Box 94, 6140 Grahamstown, South Africa.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Biography

Professor Candice Christie is Head of Department: Human Kinetics and Ergonomics at Rhodes University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Movement Studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 1994, and her BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (Biokinetics) degree from the University of Cape Town in 1995. She then worked for a number of years at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa before coming to Rhodes University in 1999. Here she obtained her MSc and PhD degrees and her Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education. She is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist and has attracted funding through the NRFs Competitive Fund for Rated Researchers, the Medical Research Council of South Africa and Rhodes University. Her research interests are specifically related to exercise interventions for cardiovascular health promotion in female populations and understanding fatigue mechanisms in intermittent sports such as cricket.

National Research Foundation (NRF) Rated Researcher: C2

Papers published in refereed journals: 

Uys M, Bassett S, Draper CE, Micklesfield L, Moneyki A, de Villiers A, Lambert EV, Byrne J, Christie C, Faber M, van Gent M, Harbron J, Joseph L, Khan T, Krog S, Kruger S, McQuaide K, McVeigh J, Meiring J, Meltzer S, de Milander M, Mphake N, Naidoo N, Naidoo R, Pienaar A, Puoane T, Tomaz S, Walter C and Watson E (2016). Results from South Africa’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13 (Suppl 2), S265-S273.

Goble D and Christie CJ (2016). Cognitive, Physical and Physiological Responses of School Boy Cricketers during a 30-Over Batting Simulation. Journal of Sports Sciences. Impact Factor: 2.246.

Pote L and Christie CJ (2016). Physiological responses of batsmen scoring a simulated one day international century. South African Journal of Sports Medicine.

Pote L and Christie CJ (2016). Strength and conditioning practices of cricket coaches at school boy and university level in South Africa. Journal of Strength and Conditioning. Impact Factor: 2.08.

Pote L and Christie CJ (2015). Selected physiological, perceptual and performance responses during a simulated one day international century. European Journal of Sports Science. Impact Factor: 1.550.

Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2015).Adherence and retention to a supervised resistance training programme in previously sedentary post-menopausal women: a prospective case study. BMC Public Health. 15: 236-244. Impact Factor: 2.32

Pote L and Christie CJ (2014). Physiological and perceptual demands of high intensity sprinting between the wickets. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 (6): 1375-1382.Impact Factor: 0.93.

Draper CE, Basset S, de Villiers A, Bartels C, Blomkamp Y, Micklesfield L, Kruger S, Monyeki A, Puoane T, Naidoo R, Dugmore H, Walter C, Naidoo N, Bacon J, McQuaide K, Josephs L, Christie C, Uys M and Lambert EV (2014). Results from South Africa’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 (Suppl 1), S98-S104. Impact Factor: 1.95.

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.

Crymble T, Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2013). Changes in morphology and strength following an eight week resistance training programme in post-menopausal women: a pilot investigation. Ergonomics SA, 25(2): 32-49.

Lauren HE Gillis, Timothy Olds, Grant Tomkinson, Carla Moreira, Candice Christie, Claudia Nigg, Ester Cerin, Esther Van Sluijs, Gareth Stratton, Ian Janssen, Jeremy Dorovolomo, John Reilly, Jorge Mota, Kashef Zayed, Kent Kawalski, Lars Bo Anderson, Manuel Carrizosa, Mark Tremblay, Michael Chia, Mike Hamlin, Non Thomas, Ralph Maddison, Stuart Biddle, Trish Gorely, Vincent Onywera and Willem Van Mechelen (2013). Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: a global perspective using a twin-panel Delphi. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 (112): 2-8.Impact Factor: 3.828

Christie CJ (2012). Straightforward yet effective Ergonomics Collaborations in South Africa. Ergonomics in Design, 20 (4): 39-42.

Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2011). Resistance training and changes to plasma lipoproteins in post-menopausal women: a pilot study.  The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 23 (2): 40-44.

Christie CJ and Wolfe AM (2011). Impact of ceiling restriction and lifting barriers on selected physiological and perceptual responses. Journal of Work, 38 (3): 225-234. Impact Factor: 0.521

Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2011). Excellent work place quality: questionable socio-economics. Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X, (II). 133-140 (ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X).

Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2011). Aging or chronic disease: which is the real culprit? Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X, (II). 41-46 (ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X).

Jackson LM and Christie CJ (2011). Physical inactivity and cardiovascular risk in black males and females forming an urban working population. Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X, (II). 53-60 (ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X).

Christie CJ (2010). Improving the energy and fluid balance of workers involved in harvesting tasks. Occupational Ergonomics, 9 (3): 6-12.

 Christie CJ and Ingram Lock B (2009). Impact of training status on maximal oxygen uptake criteria attainment during running. The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 21 (1): 19-22.

Christie CJ (2008). Relationship between energy intake and expenditure during harvesting tasks. Occupational Ergonomics, 8 (1): 1-10.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and King GA (2008). Energy cost of batting during a simulated cricket work bout. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11 (6): 581-584.

Christie CJ and King GA (2008). Heart rate and perceived strain during batting in a warm and cool environment. International Journal of Fitness, 4 (1): 33-38.

Christie CJ, Langton M, Todd AI, Hutchings J and Elliott AB (2008). Energy requirements and perceived body discomfort of the various sub tasks of manual sugar cane harvesting: A Pilot study. Ergonomics SA, 20 (2): 26-33.

Todd AI, Bennett AI and Christie CJ (2007). Physical implications of prolonged sitting in a confined posture – A literature review. Ergonomics SA, 19 (2): 7-21.

Christie CJ and Scott PA (2005). Comparison of maximal aerobic capacity during running and lifting activities. Ergonomics SA, 17 (1): 41-49.

Christie CJ and Scott PA (2005). Metabolic responses of South African soldiers during simulated marching with sixteen combinations of speed and backpack load. Military Medicine,170 (7): 69-76. Impact Factor: 1.061

Scott PA and Christie CJ (2004). An indirect assessment of energy expenditure of manual labourers in situ. South African Journal of Science, 100 (11/12): 694-698. Impact Factor: 0.056

Scott PA and Christie CJ (2004). ‘Optimal’ speed-load combinations for military manoeuvres. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 33: 63-68. Impact Factor: 1.290

King GA, Christie CJ and Todd AI (2002). Effect of protective gear on skin temperature responses and sweat loss during cricket batting activity. The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 9 (2): 30-35.

Christie CJ (2001). Consideration of the effect of nutritional status and disease patterns on the work output amongst Black South African workers involved in manual materials handling (MMH) tasks. Ergonomics SA, 13(1): 23-32.

Christie CJ and Todd AI (2001). Enhancing military efficiency: A South African perspective. Ergonomics SA, 13 (2): 10-17.

Scott PA and Christie C (2000). Cardiac responses under diverse combinations of marching speed and backpack load. Ergonomics SA, 12 (1): 49-60.

Goedecke JH, Christie C, Wilson G, Dennis SC, Noakes TD, Hopkins WG and Lambert EV (1999). Metabolic adaptations to a high-fat diet in endurance cyclists. Metabolism, 48 (12): 1509-1517. Impact Factor: 2.772

Papers published in conference proceedings:

Christie CJ and Armstrong S (2012). Evidence of pacing during repeated shuttle sprints. 17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences, 6-9 July, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Eds: Meeusen R, Duchateau J, Roelands B, Klaas M, De Gues B, Baudry S & Tsolakidis T. Book of Abstracts. ISBN: 978-90902686-8-2.

Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (2011). The effect of progressive resistance training on the plasma lipoproteins in post-menopausal women. Medical Research Council Annual Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 21-22 November.

Christie CJ (2011). Physical and perceptual demands of batting in cricket. 14th Biennial South African Sports Medicine Association Conference, 18-20 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kelly JE and Christie CJ (2009). Factors affecting the compliance of post-menopausal women over the course of a 24 week progressive resistance training programme. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14 - 17 October, Brisbane, Australia.

Christie CJ (2009). Ergonomics in the South African Context. Invited Keynote speaker. 13th Biennial International Conference of the Sports Medicine Association of South Africa, 21-23 October, Durban, South Africa.

Joiner AJ and Christie CJ (2009). A longitudinal analysis of training load, mood state and performance changes during training for the Ironman. 13th Biennial South African Sports Medicine Association Conference, 21-23 October, Durban, South Africa.

Brown L and Christie CJ (2009). Isokinetic strength changes associated with the intermittent nature of rugby union player. 13th Biennial South African Sports Medicine Association Conference, 21-23 October, Durban, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Puziliewz M (2009). Impact of training status on maximal oxygen uptake criteria attainment during cycling. 14th Annual European College of Sports Science Congress, 24-27 June, Oslo, Norway.

Christie CJ (2009). Manual work within the South African context: Task and Worker consideration. 48th International Conference on Occupational Risk Management, 25-28 August, Central Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. 

Christie CJ and Pengelly R (2011). Does heart rate feedback influence ratings of perceived effort and performance time during competitive cycling? 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences, 6-9 July, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Book of Abstracts. ISBN: 978-09568903-0-6.

Kirkland M and Christie CJ (2011). Alterations in lower extremity muscle function during squash play. 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences, 6-9 July, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Book of Abstracts. ISBN: 978-09568903-0-6.

Christie CJ, Barford G and Sheppard B (2011). Concentric and eccentric strength changes in the lower limb musculature following repeated sprints between the wickets. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Science and Medicine in Cricket, 31 March – 01 April 2011, Chandigarh, India.

Christie CJ, Pote L and Sheppard B (2011). Changes in physiological and perceptual responses over time during a simulated high scoring batting work bout. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Science and Medicine in Cricket, 31 March – 01 April 2011, Chandigarh, India.

Kelly JE and Christie CJ (2010). Post-menopausal cardiovascular health: a Review. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2-5 November, Port Douglas, Australia.

Cannon MJ and Christie CJ (2010).  Impact of clothing and protective gear on physiological, perceptual and performance responses during simulated rugby activity. 4th Clinical Sports Medicine Conference, 13-15 October, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sheppard B and Christie CJ (2010). A comparison of intermittent and continuous cycling training on the cardiovascular health of post-menopausal women. 4th Clinical Sports Medicine Conference, 13-15 October, Cape Town, South Africa.

Jackson LM and Christie CJ (2010). A comparison of perceived versus actual cardiovascular disease risk in black urban males and females. 4th Clinical Sports Medicine Conference, 13-15 October, Cape Town, South Africa.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and Brock R (2008). A comparison of the physiological and perceptual responses to preferred and non-preferred shoulder canoe carriage. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 - 18 October, Hamilton Island, Australia.

Kelly JA and Christie CJ (2008). Time course of effects of resistance training on blood lipid profiles of post-menopausal women. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 - 18 October, Hamilton Island, Australia.

Kelly JA and Christie CJ (2007). A pilot study comparing the effect of either aerobic or resistance training on blood lipid profile. 12th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association, 14 – 16 November, Pretoria, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Thorneycroft K (2007). Morphological and physical fitness characteristics of pre-adolescents in a ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ school in South Africa. Sixth National Physical Activity Conference (as part of the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport), 13 - 16 October, Adelaide, Australia.

Christie CJ and Jackson L (2007). A comparison of the risk factors for coronary heart disease in two male population groups in the Eastern Cape. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 21 – 22 June, Durban, South Africa.

Wolfe AM and Christie CJ (2007). Physiological cost of lifting in restricted work environments. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 21 – 22 June, Durban, South Africa.

Christie CJ, Scott PA and James G (2006). Physical workloads imposed on chainsaw operators in South African forestry. Proceedings of the XVIth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 9 – 14 July 2006, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Christie CJ and Todd AI (2006). Assessing manual materials handling tasks: physiological and biomechanical considerations. Proceedings of the Congress of the National Institute for occupation health and the South African society of occupational medicine, 7-8 August, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Todd AI and Christie CJ (2006). Manual materials handling: The task and the human operator. Proceedings of the Congress of the National Institute for occupation health and the South African society of occupational medicine, 7-8 August, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Scott PA (2005). Physiological and perceptual responses of female debarkers during forestry work. Third International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics, September, 2005.

Christie CJ, Forbes MJ and Wolfe A (2005). Possible use of heart rate to predict oxygen consumption during moderate intensity lifting. Third International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics, September, 2005.

Scott PA, Christie CJ and Renz, MC (2004). Two ‘Micro’ IDC Field Investigations requiring ‘Macro” interventions. Proceedings: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, 20 – 24 September 2004, New Orleans, USA.

Scott PA and Christie CJ (2004). A Preliminary field assessment of the energy expenditure of forestry workers in South Africa. Proceedings: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, 20 – 24 September 2004, New Orleans, USA.

Christie CJ and Renz M (2003). Body composition and coronary heart disease risk in male and female Xhosa workers in South Africa. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and Southworth S (2003). The impact of dehydration on heart rate responses and cognitive functioning. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Scott PA, Todd AI, Christie CJ and James J (2003). Examples and benefits of “low cost” interventions in IDCs. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and King GA (2003). Metabolic cost of batting during a simulated cricket work bout. Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket, 5-9 February 2003, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Todd AI, Scott PA, King GA and Christie CJ (2003). Correlation of heart rate and rating of perceived exertion during simulated batting. Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket, 5-9 February 2003, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Christie CJ (2002). Relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure during manual work in South Africa. Third International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics, 15 September – 15 October.

Christie CJ (2001). The impact of nutritional status and disease patterns on work output amongst South African workers involved in manual materials handling (MMH) tasks. Presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 17 and 18 May 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Todd AI (2001). A multidisciplinary review of factors which need to be considered in order to enhance military efficiency in South Africa. Presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 17 and 18 May 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

King GA and Christie CJ (2001). Effect of protective gear on peripheral body temperature responses and sweat loss during cricket activity. Presented at the 9th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association, 6-8 September 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Papers presented at international/national conferences:

Christie CJ, Todd AI and King GA (2003). Metabolic cost of batting during a simulated cricket work bout. 2nd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket, 5-9 February 2003, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Renz M (2003). Body composition and coronary heart disease risk in male and female Xhosa workers in South Africa. Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and Southworth S (2003). The impact of dehydration on heart rate responses and cognitive functioning. Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Scott PA, Todd AI, Christie CJ and James J (2003). Examples and benefits of “low cost” interventions in IDCs. Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 24-29 August 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Christie CJ (2001). The impact of nutritional status and disease patterns on work output amongst South African workers involved in manual materials handling (MMH) tasks. 8th Biennial Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 17 and 18 May 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Christie CJ and Todd AI (2001). A multidisciplinary review of factors which need to be considered in order to enhance military efficiency in South Africa. 8th Biennial Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 17 and 18 May 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Editorial/reviewing:

Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ergonomics SA from January 2010 - current

Co-editor of the journal Ergonomics SA from July 2006 – 2010

Member of the Editorial Board, Occupational Ergonomics – 2010 - current

Consulting editor for the International Journal of Fitness from July 2006 – current

Subject editor for the South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation (2009).

International reviewer for the IEA Liberty/Mutual Medal in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association (2010, 2011, 2012)

Reviewed for the journal Occupational Ergonomics (2010, 2011, 2012)

Reviewed for the journal Applied Ergonomics (2010, 2011)

Reviewed for the journal African Journal of Biotechnology (2010)

Reviewed for the Journal of Sports Sciences (2007, 2012)

Reviewed for the journal, Ergonomics (2008, 2011, 2012)

Reviewed for the journal, International Journal of Fitness (2006-2010)

Reviewed for the journal, South African Journal of Sports Medicine (2009)

Reviewed for the journal, SA Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation (2009)

Reviewed for the National Research Foundation (NRF) for rating of researchers (2009, 2011, 2012)

Member of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Health Panel to collate funding reviews and allocate funds – 2011 and 2012.

Papers currently in press:

Pote L and Christie CJ (in press). Perceptually mediated fatigue during batting in cricket: is there a link with physiological responses? International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.

Crymble T, Viljoen JE and Christie CJ (in press). Changes in morphology and strength following an eight week resistance training programme in post-menopausal women: a pilot investigation. Ergonomics SA.

Christie CJ, Meyer F, James G and Apud E (in press). The contribution of ergonomics to the forestry industry in developing countries. In: PA Scott (ed.). Ergonomics in developing regions: Needs and Applications. Taylor and Francis.

Christie CJ and Wolfe AM (in press). Impact of ceiling restriction and lifting barriers on selected physiological and perceptual responses. Work,

Papers currently under review:

Kirkland M and Christie CJ (under review). Decrements in muscle function as a result of squash play. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Barford GC and Christie CJ (under review). Selected musculoskeletal and physiological responses of batsmen following repeated sprints between the wickets. Science and Medicine in Sports and Exercise.

Christie CJ (under review). Improving the energy and fluid balance of workers involved in harvesting tasks: A follow up. Occupational Ergonomics.

Books published:

Gobel M, Christie CJ, Zschernack S, Todd AI and Mattison M (eds.) (2011). Organizational Design and Management-X (I and II). ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X.

Chapters published in books:

Christie CJ (2012). The physical demands of batting and fast bowling during cricket. In: Zaslav KR (ed.). Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries. InTech (ISBN 979-953-307-096-3). 

Christie CJ, Meyer F, James G and Apud E (2009). The contribution of ergonomics to the forestry industry in developing countries. In: PA Scott (ed.). Ergonomics in developing regions: Needs and Applications. Taylor and Francis.

 Armstrong S (2012). Evidence of pacing during repeated shuttle sprints. 17th Annual Congress of the European

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