Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Honours) - Southern Cross University, Lismore 

Bachelor of Health Science - Griffith University, Gold Coast 

Ph.D. (Exercise Science)- Griffith University, Gold Coast 

Associate Professor Justin Keogh originally trained as an exercise and sports scientist
with a strong research and translation interest in the benefits of exercise, particularly
resistance training in improving muscular function and athletic performance. This
research has focused on power sports such as powerlifting, rugby, sprinting, golf and
more recently strongman. His clinical research is focused on quantifying the treatment-
and sacropenic-related side-effects in cancer survivors and older adults, respectively.
This research is now focusing on those living in residential aged care or those with
prostate cancer; and in using exercise and nutritional interventions to improve their
health, physical function and quality of life. Since 2008, he has led projects examining
the barriers, facilitators and motives that cancer survivors and older adults have in
performing physical activity and how being physical activity is considered important in
their everyday lives. Such research has involved quantitative and qualitative components.

Cancer and Physical Activity

Falling through the cracks: New zealand prostate cancer survivors’ experiences and views regarding PSA testing (with Asmita Patel, Roderick D. MacLeod, and Jonathan Masters), New Zealand Medical Journal (2014)

The lived experience of physically active older prostate cancer survivors on androgen deprivation therapy (with Valerie Wright-St Clair and Wanda Malcolm), The Aging Male (2013)


Quantitative assessment of quality of life in New Zealand prostate cancer survivors: the effect of androgen deprivation therapy (with C U. Krägeloh, D Shepherd, C Ryan, S Osborne, J Masters, and R D. MacLeod), Journal of Cancer Research and Therapy (2013)


Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity in men with prostate cancer: Possible influence of androgen deprivation therapy (with Asmita Patel, R D. MacLeod, and J Masters), European Journal of Cancer Care (2013)

Older Adults and Physical Activity

Book Shelf [Review of the book Exercise for frail elders (2nd ed)], Australasian Journal on Ageing (2014)


Objective benefits, participant perceptions and retention rates of a New Zealand community-based, older-adult exercise programme (with John Rice, Denise Taylor, and Andrew Kilding), Journal of Primary Health Care (2014)

Objective and subjective benefits of a community-based, older adult multi-component exercise programme (with John Rice, Denise Taylor, and Andrew Kilding), Journal of Primary Health Care (2014)


General practitioner's views on the role of pedometers in health promotion (with Asmita Patel, Gregory S. Kolt, and Grant M. Schofield), Journal of Primary Health Care (2014)

Community integration following traumatic brain injury: A systematic review of the clinical implications of measurement and service provision for older adults (with Linda Ritchie, Valerie Wright-St Clair, and Marion Gray), Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2014)

Exercise and Sports Biomechanics

A biomechanical analysis of the farmers walk, and comparison with the deadlift and unloaded walk. (with Paul W. Winwood, John B. Cronin, and Scott Brown), International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching (2014)

How coaches use strongman implements in strength and conditioning practice (with Paul W. Winwood, John B. Cronin, Mike Dudson, and Nicholas Gill), International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching (2014)

Regression models of sprint, vertical jump, and change of direction performance (with Paul A. Swinton, Ray Lloyd, Ioannis Agouris, and Arthur D. Stewart), Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2014)

Practical applications of biomechanical principles in resistance training: Neuromuscular factors and relationships (with Jason Lake and Paul A. Swinton), Journal of Fitness Research (2014)

Retrospective injury epidemiology of strongman athletes (with Paul W. Winwood, Patricia A. Hume, and John B. Cronin), The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2014)

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Dance mobility: a somatic and dance programme for older adults in New Zealand (with Felicity Molloy, Jean Krampe, and Azucena Guzmán), Body, movement and dance in psychotherapy (2015)


The impact of an inpatient hospital admission on patients’ physical functioning and quality of life in the oncology setting (with Andrew Murnane, Fiona Magat, Bond University, Marie Coulombe, Sharni Patchell, and Allan Abbott), Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (2015)

Strongman vs. traditional resistance training effects on muscular function and performance (with Paul W. Winwood, John B. Cronin, Logan Posthumus, Steven Finlayson, and Nicholas Gill), Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2015)

Benefits and Barriers of Cancer Practitioners Discussing Physical Activity with their Cancer Patients (with Alicia Olsen, MIke Climstein, Sally Sargeant, and Lynette Jones), Journal of cancer education (2015)