PhD Student Profile

John Lea

John Lea

PhD Student

School: School of Human and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury

Project Title

'An exploration into the role and relevance of RPE in isometric exercise training.'

Profile summary

There is currently a gap in the literature around the reliability and validity of rating of perceived exertion (RPE) as a measure of effort and intensity during isometric exercise. Building on the work already conducted with this department into isometric exercise, I am undertaking a research project to explore the use of RPE during different modes of isometric exercise including: Maximal continuous incremental tests, single bouts at different exercise intensities and multiple bout training sessions at a set intensity.


Following on from a degree in Sport and Exercise Science I went on to undertake aMasters by Research in Physiology and Biomechanics. During this time, I came across the opportunity to become a University Instructor at Canterbury Christchurch University and at the same time complete a PhD part time. While I am still very much at the beginning of this experience, I am enjoying the opportunity to increasing my understanding of sport and exercise science research; while interacting and sharing my current knowledge with the students.  

You can read more about my research on Research Gate.


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