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Dr Justin Keogh

Associate Dean - Research

Associate Professor

Level 5, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226

Professional biography

Justin Keogh is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine. Associate Professor Keogh is a highly-respected educator and researcher, who is intimately involved with our two key national organisations, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) as well as the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA). He is an Accredited Sport Scientist with ESSA (ASpSc2) and an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with ASCA (Level II - Professional). His research achievements in the area of geriatric exercise prescription and sports biomechanics/strength and conditioning have been acknowledged by Fellowships with the Australian Association of Gerontology and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport. He currently supervises 8 PhD and 1 Masters of Research students, across a variety of sports including AFL, BMX, swimming and strongman as well as the potential applications of kettlebell training for older adult health and well-being. He is currently on the editorial board for a number of journals including Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Sport Science and Medicine as well as Sports Biomechanics. Justin retains a lifelong passion for competitive sport, especially the football and strength sport codes. He is a former national champion in powerlifting and strongman. His favourite strongman events were the truck pull and farmers walk, with his personal best farmers walk of 150 kg per hand for 20 m, still a national record in the under 90 kg class (held in conjunction with Darren Lang). After retiring from strongman in 2015, he began playing Masters Australian Rules Football in the South East Queensland league. This transition from a strength sport to a team-based sport requiring high levels of endurance has been a perfect case study of applying theories of motor learning and exercise prescription to practice. Justin’s personal interest include AFL, strongman, playing poker, sampling craft beers and whiskeys, reading fiction and biographies and spending time with his family, especially watching his daughters practice their jujitsu, Ninja Warrior and gymnastics.

Teaching expertise

Biomechanics, motor control and learning

Teaching awards

  • Finalist, Practice Award category for the 2018 Sustainable Health Care Awards, 2018
  • Senior Researcher Award, School of Sport and Recreation, AUT University, New Zealand 2010
  • Emerging Researcher Award, School of Sport and Recreation, AUT University, New Zealand 2010

Professional admissions

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (2014-Present)
  • Australasian Skill Acquisition Network (2015-Present)
  • Australian Association of Gerontology (2011-Present)
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (2015-Present)
  • International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (2002-Present)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (1997-Present)


  • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Honours) Southern Cross University, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Health Science Griffith University, Gold Coast
  • Doctor of Philosophy Griffith University, Gold Coast
  • Foundations of University Learning and Teaching Bond University