Our Team

HPL Team

Our qualified staff can help you get the most out of using the High Performance Lab.

Bobby Newport

Bobby Newport

Academic Leader/Senior Lecturer

As a tutor in the NorthTec Sport and Recreation department I have a passion for education and life long learning. My subject expertise includes outdoor education, sociology and skill acquisition and I have recently completed a Masters thesis in the area of youth sport. Starting my career in education as a physical education and health teacher in secondary schools, I believe that a holistic approach is essential to the development of our young people.

Kelly McCallum

Kelly McCallum

Lecturer

Kelly’s sporting career began with water polo before progressing to rugby and she has been a lecturer in the Sport and Recreation environment for the past 15 years. Her degree in Kinesiology and Education from the University of British Columbia has led her to teach and coach in schools in many countries, and she has been lecturing at NorthTec since 2014 where she now specialises in leadership and high performance. Kelly is also a lecturer at AUT, plus she works for the Police Department.

Kelly McCallum is currently doing her PhD at AUT. Her research focuses on emotional intelligence and sport leadership.

Mary Clark

Mary Clark

Tutor

Mary holds a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Physical Education from West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom. With over 16 years’ experience in the education sector, Mary has taught sport to primary, secondary, and tertiary students in England, Spain, and New Zealand. For the last 8 years she has been lecturing at NorthTec in the Sport and Recreation Department.

Mary aims to create an inclusive, interactive and collaborate learning environment which provides students with hands on experience. Her approach is flexible, with the spectrum of teaching styles utilised to ensure students maximise their full potential. Mary’s experience as a yoga instructor and qualified massage therapist has contributed to her holistic approach to lecturing. She is qualified to teach yoga, pranayama, and relaxation techniques to adults.