Nick Draper

ProfessorNick Draper

Physiology Lab G140 Kirkwood
Internal Phone: 93878

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Nick's research takes a primarily applied focus, most recently working on multi-centre and multi-disciplinary research projects. He is currently leading an international multi-centre trial of sport-specific measurement and evaluation for the sport of rock climbing ( He is also leading a $3M multi-disciplinary project, based in the UK, which takes a citywide approach to increasing physical activity levels. Currently Nick is supervising 10 PhD students whose research covers areas such as psychophysiology of rock climbing, movement analysis in rock climbing, the complex systems analysis in sport, novel strength and conditioning methods, coaching in martial arts (Nick hold a black belt 2nd Dan in Judo and coaching qualifications from UK and NZ) and physical activity promotion.

Recent Publications

  • Hamlin M., Draper PN. and Kathiravel Y. (2013) Sports and Exercise Medicine. lnTech.
  • Draper N. and Marshall H. (2012) Exercise physiology: For health and sports performance. Harlow: Pearson. 576pp.
  • Draper N. and Hodgson C. (2008) Adventure Sport Physiology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 450.
  • Draper PN. (2016) Climbing grades – systems and subjectivity. In Wolf P; Schweizer A; Seifert L (Ed.), Science of Climbing and MountaineeringRoutledge.
  • Hamlin MJ., Draper N. and Hellemans J. (2013) Real and simulated altitude training and performance. In Hamlin M; Kathiravel Y; Draper N (Ed.), Current Issues in Sports and Exercise Medicine: 205-229. Rijeka: InTech.