Dr Trevor Clark

Dr Trevor Clark

Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

Academic Board

Executive Management Group

BA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Trevor Clark is currently Associate Dean, Specialisations overseeing Sport, Events, Property, Hospitality and Tourism subjects. He is also on the Senior Academic Team and is Associate Dean for the Executive Management Team at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

Dr Clark played professional rugby league in England for 12 years during the 80’ and 90’s, also completing Honors’ and Masters’ degrees in Sport & Exercise Science from Leeds Beckett University. He also holds a PhD from Massey University focused on Sport and Health.

He started his academic career at the Waikato Institute of Technology in his hometown of Hamilton, NZ as a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology. He was persuaded to return to professional rugby league as Head of Performance with the NZ Warriors in the NRL for 3 seasons before once again transitioning back into academia.

Dr Clark has built a career around sport, leadership and high-performance environments. His collective experiences over the past 35 years have led him to many countries, opportunities and experiences. He brings a wealth of knowledge to ICMS from a practitioner, educator and research perspective, and his depth of experience in the field of high-performance provides the perfect platform for him to utilise these skills in his daily work environment.

Dr Clark holds a BA (Hons) degree in Human Movement from Leeds Beckett University UK; Masters’ degree in Sport & Exercise Science also from LBU; and a Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Memberships

Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Level 3 Elite Coach

Exercise & Sport Science Australia – Level 2 Sport Science, Exercise Science, and High-Performance Manager.

Publications

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trevor_Clark10
Peer reviewed journal publications
King, D., Hume, P., Cummins, C., Pearce, A., Clark, T., Foskett, M., & Barnes, M. (2019). Match and Training Injuries in Women’s Rugby Union: A Systematic Review of Published Studies. Sports Medicine (2019) 49:1559–1574
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01151-4

King, D., Hume, P., Hardaker, N., Cummins, C., Pearce, A, & Clark, T. (2019). Traumatic brain injuries in New Zealand: National Insurance (Accident Compensation Corporation) claims from 2012 to 2016. Journal of the Neurological Sciences; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2019.01.049

King, D., Hume, P., Hardaker, N., Cummins, C., Clark, T., Pearce, A. & Gissane, C. (2019). Female rugby union injuries in New Zealand: A review of five years of Accident Compensation Corporation moderate to severe claims and costs. Journal of Science Medicine Sports. 22 (2019) 532-537

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C., & Clark, T. (2018). Impacts to the head in a premier one domestic netball team measured with a wireless head impact sensor over a domestic competition season: An exploratory analysis. Journal of Neurological Neurosurgery, 2018. In print

King, D., Cummins, C., Hume, P., Clark, T. & Pearce, A. (2018). Physical demands of amateur senior domestic rugby union players over one round of competition matches in New Zealand assessed using heart rate and movement analysis. Submitted to International Journal of Sports Science Medicine, 2018. 2(3): 66-71

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C., Clark, T. & Cummins, C. (2018). Injuries in a senior amateur rugby union team over two competition seasons resulted in a ratio of 1:5 witnessed to unwitnessed concussions. NZ Journal Sports Medicine. 2018. 45(1):22-33

King, D., Cummins, C., Hume, P. & Clark, T. (2018). Physical demands of amateur domestic and representative netball in one season in New Zealand assessed using heart rate and movement analysis. J Strength Cond Res. 2018. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002605

King, D., Hume, P., Hardaker, N., Cummins, C., Gissane, C. & Clark, T. (2018). Sports related injuries in New Zealand: National insurance (Accident Compensation Corporation) claims for five sporting codes from 2012 to 2016. Br J Sports Med. 2018. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098533

King, D., Hume, P. Cummins, C., Clark, T. & Gissane, C. (2018). Concussion incidence for two levels of senior amateur rugby league in New Zealand, 2008-2011. Sports Med Rehabilitation J. 2018. 3(1):1026

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C. & Clark, T. (2018). Measurement of head impacts in a senior amateur rugby league team with an instrumented patch: An exploratory analysis. ARC J Res Sports Med 2018. 2(1):9-20

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C., Kieser, D., Clark, T. (2018). Head impact exposure from match participation in women’s rugby league over one season of domestic competition. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Vol. 21, Issue. 2: 139-146.

Cummins, C., King, D, & Clark, T. (2018). Injuries in New Zealand amateur rugby league matches by positional groups. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine. 44 (2), p 66-70.

Clark, T., & King, D. (2017). Incidence of training injuries in a New Zealand amateur rugby league team over three consecutive years. Australian Journal Strength Conditioning 25(7); 26-32.

King, D., Clark, T., Kellmann, M., & Hume, P. (2017). Stress and recovery changes of injured and non-injured amateur representative rugby league players over a competition season. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine 43-2 p57-63

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C., Cummins, C., Clark, T. (2017). Measurement of head impacts in a senior amateur rugby league team with an instrumented patch: Exploratory Analysis. ARC Journal of Research in Sports Medicine Volume 2, Issue 1, PP 9-20

Hume, P., Quarrie, K., Carlson L., King, D., Bradshaw, E., Le Flao, E., Alderson, J., Theadom, A., Lopez, V., Lewis, G., Hind, K., Entwistle, L., Brughelli, M., Gissane, C., Clark, T. (2017). Can we reduce injury risk in rugby codes? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20S (2017) 1. doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.370

King, DA., Hecimovich, M., Clark, TN., & Gissane, C. (2017). Measurement of the head impacts in a sub-elite Australian Rules football team with an instrumented patch: An exploratory analysis. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, May 1–12. DOI: 10.1177/1747954117710512

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C. & Clark, TN. (2017). Semi-Professional Rugby League Players have Higher Concussion Risk than Professional or Amateur Participants: A Pooled Analysis. Sports Medicine 47: 197. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0576-z

King, D., Hume, P., Gissane, C. & Clark, TN. (2017). Head impacts in a junior rugby league team measured with a wireless head impact sensor: An exploratory analysis. Journal Neurosurgery: Paediatrics. doi: 10.3171/2016.7.PEDS1684

King, D., & Hume, P., Gissane, C., & Clark, TN. (2016). Similar head impact acceleration measured using instrumented ear patches in a junior rugby union team during matches in comparison with other sports. Journal Neurosurgery: Paediatrics 18(1):65-72

King, DA., Hume, PA., Gissane, C., Brughelli, M., & Clark, TN. (2016). The influence of head impact threshold for reporting data in contact and collision sports: Consensus needed. Sports Medicine 6:151-16

King, D., Gissane, C., Clark, T. (2014) Concussion in amateur rugby league players in New Zealand: A review of player concussion history. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine :8–13

King, D., Gissane, C., & Clark, T. (2013). Concussion in amateur rugby league players in New Zealand: A review of player concussion history. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(2), 64-69.

King, D., & Clark, T. (2012) Injuries in amateur representative rugby league over three years. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine 39 (2):48–51

King, D., Clark, T., Gissane, C. (2012) Use of a rapid visual screening tool for the assessment of concussion in amateur rugby league: A pilot study, Journal Neurological Science, Doi:10.1016/j.jns.2012.05.049

King, D., Hume, P. & Clark, T. (2012) Nature of Tackles That Result in Injury in Professional Rugby League. Research in Sports Medicine, 20:86–104

King, DA., Clark, TN., & Gissane, C. (2012). Use of a rapid visual screening tool for the assessment of concussion in amateur rugby league: a pilot study Journal Neurological Science 320(1-2); 16-21.

King DA., & Clark TN. (2012). Injuries in amateur representative rugby league over three years. New Zealand Journal Sports Medicine 39(2):48-51.

King, DA., Hume, PA. & Clark, TN. (2012). Nature of impacts that result in injury in professional rugby league. Research Sports Medicine 20(2): 87-105

King, D., Hume, P., Gianotti, S., & Clark, T. (2011) Neck, back and spine injuries in amateur rugby league: A review of nine years of Accident Compensation Corporation injury entitlement claims and costs. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 14, 126–129

King, D., Clark, T., Kellmann, M. (2010) Changes in stress and recovery as a result of participating in a premier rugby league representative competition. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 2010; 5(2):223-237

King, D., Hume, P. & Clark, T. (2010) Video analysis of tackles in professional rugby league matches by player position, tackle height and tackle location. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport 10(3):241-25

King, D., Hume, P. & Clark, T. (2010) Player perspectives on return to play after match or training injury in amateur rugby league. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine Vol 37 No 2 2010.

King, D., Hume, P., Gianotti, S., & Clark, T (2010) A Retrospective Review Over 1999 to 2007 of Head, Shoulder and Knee Soft Tissue and Fracture-Dislocation Injuries and Associated Costs for Rugby League in New Zealand. International Journal Sports Medicine 31: 1 – 5

International Conference Presentations

Clark, T (2020) ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Clark, T (2019) ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Course, Inspire Institute, Bellary, Karnataka, India.

Clark, T & Boyle, D. (2018) From the Classroom to the Coal Face and Back. The ASCA International Conference. 9-11th November 2018, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Australia.

Clark, T (2018) Key-Note Speaker – Importance of Nutrition for Sport Performance: A Case Study of rugby league and rugby union. Kenyan Nutrition & Dietetics Institute 1st International Conference 21st to 25th May 2018, Pwani University, Kenya.

Clark, T (2018) What health changes occur in Māori males after retirement from playing rugby league? 3rd World Congress on Public Health & Nutrition, London, UK

Clark, T., & King, D (2016) Sport Concussion Look A-Head Project Workshop: Cardiff Sport & Exercise Medicine Society, Cardiff University, UK.

Clark, T (2014) Hui Whakapiripiri HRC Maori Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Clark, T., & King, D (2011) Concussions in Amateur Rugby League: A 3-year prospective study. Sport & Exercise Science NZ National Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Clark, T (2010) Smoking and Health in Maori. National Maori Nursing Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Research Grant

Clark, T – Health Research Council New Zealand, Maori PhD Scholarship ($150,000) Wellington, New Zealand.

Reviewer

2016-current ESSA Professional Development Programs

2015-current Journal of Sport