Dr Peter Maulder
Dr. Peter Maulder is a Principal Academic Staff Member in the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance (CSSHP) and has been part of the Wintec community since 2008.
Peter is the Centre’s Research Leader, the Biomechanics teaching and learning facilitator at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and leader of the Wintec Zone 2 Research Group in Youth Athlete Development, and the Centre’s Athletic Development HUB.
As an active researcher for more than a decade, Peter has had research published in many internationally peer reviewed sport science journals and presented at international and national conferences. He is regularly invited to act as an external reviewer for international journals and as an external examiner of Masters’ thesis research from institutes internationally and nationally.
What really gets Peter’s wheels spinning is the contribution he gets to make to his student’s research journey and the delivery of meaningful outcomes to community partners and stakeholders. Of the many Centre Postgraduate Honours and Masters Students he has supervised, nearly all received first class or distinction outcomes from external examiners. A reasonable number of these students have also had their research published in internationally and nationally peer reviewed sport science journals.
Through Peter’s research associate role with AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) he is part of a collaborative national and international supervisory team of two PhD candidates investigating appropriate age and physical maturation training and injury prevention strategies in youth individuals. Both candidates are international students from the United States of America on scholarship for three years and based at St John’s College and Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Hamilton. Peter has placed a number of his Wintec postgraduate research students to work collaboratively within this high school environment, which aligns with the vision of the Wintec Zone 2 Research Group on Youth Athlete Development.
At an individual level Peter has become part of an international research network consisting of the forerunners and thought leaders globally in youth athlete development, which has revitalised his passion and energy for research. This revitalisation has led to many connections with industry to enable the vision of ‘athleticism for all’ which means big things are about to happen with the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance and the Community locally, regionally, nationally and globally.