H-Index: 21 (Google Scholar), 17 (Web of Science), 17 (Scopus)

48 papers published in peer-reviewed journals


  1. Farhani F, Rajabi H, Negaresh R, Ali A, Sadegh A and Baker J (2019). Reliability and Validity of a Novel Futsal Special Performance Test: Designed As a Skills and Anaerobic Performance Test. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (in press)
  2. Southward K, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ, Badenhorst C and Ali A (2018). The role of genetics in moderating the inter-individual differences in the ergogenicity of caffeine for endurance exercise. Nutrients 10, 1352; doi:10.3390/nu10101352
  3. Ali A, Starck C, Wham C, Wolber F, Dickens M, Thunders M, Thomas J, O’Keeffe K and Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ (2018). The highs and lows of caffeine intake in New Zealand children. Journal of Caffeine Research. DOI: 10.1089/caff.2017.0035
  4. Southward K, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ and Ali A (2018). The effect of acute caffeine ingestion on endurance performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine doi.org/10.1007/s40279-018-0939-8
  5. Lee DCW, Khaw K, Lee SWY, Ali A, Sheridan SE and Wong SHS (2018). Haemodynamic responses of wearing low-pressure sports compression tights during an orthostatic challenge in healthy individuals. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.12.004
  6. Kung SM, Fink PW, Legg SJ, Ali A and Shultz, SP (2017). What factors determine the preferred gait transition speed in humans? A review of the triggering mechanisms. Human Movement Science 57: 1-12. doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2017.10.023
  7. Stanaway L, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ, Page RA, Ali A (2017). Performance and Health Benefits of Dietary Nitrate Supplementation in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Nutrients 9(11), 1171; doi:10.3390/nu9111171
  8. Naser N, Macadam P, and Ali A (2017). Physiology and performance in futsal: A review. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness 15: 76-80 DOI 10.1016/j.jesf.2017.09.001
  9. Wham C, Rowe K, Ali A and Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ (2017). Influences of caffeine consumption among adult New Zealanders: a qualitative study. Journal of Caffeine Research. 7 (4). https://doi.org/10.1089/jcr.2017.0020
  10. Rutherfurd KJ, Starck C, Dulson DK and Ali A (2017). Salivary diagnostic markers in males and females during rest and exercise. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition. 14:27 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-017-0185-8
  11. Calvo-Marin J, Torrealba G, Campbell M, Ali A, Gaboury J, Chen-KU CH (2017). Effect of insulin therapy and dietary adjustments on performance during simulated soccer tests in people with type 1 diabetes: study protocol for a randomized, cross-over, double-blinded, controlled trial. Trials 18:338. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2078-1
  12. McLachlan C, Smith J, McLaughlin T, Ali A, Conlon C and Foster S (2017). Development of Teachers’ Knowledge and Skills in Implementing a Physical Education Curriculum: A New Zealand Early Childhood Intervention Study. International Journal of Early Childhood Education. DOI: 10.1007/s13158-017-0190-8
  13. Ali A, Pigou D, Clarke L and McLachlan C (2017). Literature review on motor skill and physical activity in preschool children in New Zealand. Advances in Physical Education 7(1): 10-26
  14. Ali A, Yoo M, Moss C, Wilkinson A, and Breier BH (2017). Effect of mouth rinsing and ingestion of carbohydrate solutions on mood and perceptual responses during exercise. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 14:4 DOI: 10.1186/s12970-016-0161-8
  15. Lee YJ, Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ and Ali A (2017). Effect of carbohydrate ingestion during cycling exercise on affective valence and activation in recreational exercisers. Journal of Sports Sciences DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1306651
  16. Ali A, O’Donnell J, Foskett A and Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ (2016). The influence of caffeine on strength and power performance in female games players. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 13: 46 DOI 10.1186/s12970-016-0157-4
  17. Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ and Ali A (2016). Caffeine use in the 21st century: A review. Jacobs Journal of Food and Nutrition 3(1): 023
  18. Ali A, Yoo M, Moss C and Breier BH (2016). Carbohydrate ingestion improves exercise performance but mouth rinsing has no effect. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 13: 19
  19. Atan SA, Foskett A and Ali A (2016). Motion analysis of match play in New Zealand U13 to U15 age-group soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30(9): 2416-2423
  20. Naser N and Ali A (2016). A Descriptive-Comparative Study of Performance Characteristics in Futsal Players of Different Levels. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (18): 1707-1715
  21. Ali A,  O’Donnell J, von Hurst P, Foskett A, Holland S, Starck C and Rutherfurd-Markwick KJ (2015). Caffeine ingestion enhances perceptual responses during intermittent exercise in female team-game players. Journal of Sports Sciences 34(4): 330-341
  22. Ali A, O’Donnell J, Starck C and Rutherfurd-Markwick K (2015). The effect of caffeine ingestion during evening exercise on subsequent sleep quality in females. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(06): 433-439
  23. Atan SA, Foskett A and Ali A (2014). Special Populations: Issues and Considerations in Youth Soccer Match Analysis. International Journal of Sports Science 4(3): 103-114
  24. Rawstorn J, Maddison R, Ali A, Foskett A and Gant N (2014). Rapid Directional Change Degrades GPS Distance Measurement Validity during Intermittent Intensity Running. PLOS One 9(4): e93693
  25. Le Moal E, Rue O, Ali A, Ben Abderrahman A, Hammami MA, Ben Ounis O, Kebsi W and Zouhal H (2014). Validation of the Loughborough Soccer Passing Test in young soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 28 (5): 1418-26
  26. Ali A, Foskett A and Gant N (2014). Measuring intermittent exercise performance using shuttle running. Journal of Sports Sciences 32(7): 601-609.
  27. Ben Ounis O, Ben Abderrahman A, Chamari K, Ali A, Ben Brahim M, Hammouda A, Ali Hammami M, and Zouhal A (2013). Association of short-passing ability with athletic performances in youth soccer players. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine 4(1): 41-48
  28. Ali A and Williams C (2013). Isokinetic & isometric muscle function in soccer: Effect of exercise & dehydration. Journal of Sports Sciences 31(8): 907-916.
  29. Huijgen BCH, Elferink-Gemser MT, Ali A and Visscher (2013). Soccer skill development in talented players. International Journal of Sports Medicine 34(08): 720-726
  30. Ali A, Duizer L, Foster K, Grigor J and Wei W (2011). Changes in sensory perception of sports drinks when consumed pre, during and post exercise. Physiology and Behavior 102 (5): 437-443
  31. Thomson JS, Ali A and Rowlands DS (2011). Leucine-protein supplemented recovery feeding enhances subsequent cycling performance. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 36 (2): 242-253
  32. Ali A. Measuring soccer skill performance: A review (2011). Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 21 (2): 170-183
  33. Ali A, Gardiner R, Gant N and Foskett A (2011). Fluid balance, thermoregulation and passing skill performance in female soccer players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 21 (3): 437-445
  34. Ali A, Creasy R and Edge J (2011). The effect of graduated compression stockings on running performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 25 (5): 1385-1392
  35. Ali A, Creasy R and Edge J (2010). Physiological effects of wearing graduated compression stockings during running. European Journal of Applied Physiology 109: 1017-1025
  36. Crooks C, Cross F, Wall C and Ali A (2010). Effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on respiratory mucosal defences in swimmers. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20: 224-235.
  37. Gant N, Ali A and Foskett A (2010). The influence of caffeine and carbohydrate co-ingestion on simulated soccer performance. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20: 191-197.
  38. Ali A and Williams C (2009). Carbohydrate ingestion and soccer skill performance during prolonged intermittent exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27: 1499-1508.
  39. Foskett A, Ali A and Gant N (2009). Caffeine enhances cognitive function and skill performance during simulated soccer activity. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19: 410-423
  40. Ali A, Foskett A and Gant N (2008). Validation of a soccer skill test for use with females.International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29: 917-921
  41. O’Brien KS, Hunter J, Kypri K and Ali A (2008). Gender equality in University sportspeople’s drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27 (6): 659-665
  42. Ali A, Williams C, Nicholas CW and Foskett A (2007). The influence of carbohydrate-electrolyte ingestion on soccer skill performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39 (11): 1969-1976
  43. Ali A, Williams C, Hulse MA, Strudwick A, Reddin J, Howarth L, Eldred JE, Hirst M and McGregor SJ (2007). Reliability and validity of two tests of soccer skill. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (13): 1461-1470
  44. Backhouse SH, Ali A, Biddle SJH and Williams, C (2007). Carbohydrate ingestion during prolonged high-intensity intermittent exercise: impact on affect and perceived exertion.Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17 (5): 605-610
  45. Ali A, Snow BG and Caine, MP (2007). Graduated compression stockings: Physiological and perceptual responses during and following exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (4): 413-419
  46. O’Brien KS, Ali A, Cotter J, O’Shea R and Stannard S (2007). Hazardous drinking in New Zealand sportspeople: Level of sporting participation and drinking motives. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42: 376-382
  47. Leiper JB, Nicholas CW, Ali A, Williams C and Maughan RJ (2005). The effect of intermittent high-intensity running on gastric emptying of fluids in man. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37 (2): 240-247
  48. Bishop NC, Gleeson M, Nicholas CW and Ali, A (2002). Influence of carbohydrate supplementation on plasma cytokine and neutrophil degranulation responses to high intensity intermittent exercise. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 12: 145-56