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Faculty of Health

Etxebarria, Dr Naroa

Ms. Naroa Etxebarria

Teaching Fellowship, Sport and Exercise Science

Faculty of Health

Bldg, Floor & Room: 12, C22
Telephone: (02) 6201 2613
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5615

  • Summary
  • Qualifications
  • Publications
  • Grants & Awards


Naroa Etxebarria is a teaching fellow in Sport Studies at the University of Canberra. Naroa has a PhD in ‘Physiology and Performance of Cycling and Running during Olympic Distance Triathlon’. Naroa has held positions in elite athlete support as a postgraduate scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport – discipline of physiology (2006-2007) and as a full-time physiologist for British Triathlon at the English Institute of Sport (2007-2009). She has supported other national teams such as the Spanish track-cycling team and Triathlon Australia and has taught at the University of Canberra for 4 years.

Areas of Teaching

Naroa Etxebarria teaches and convenes in Biochemistry of Exercise and other physiology and human Biochemistry related units. Naroa is a supervisor to honours students at the University of Canberra in projects relating to physiology and sports performance enhancement. 

Research Interests

Naroa's research has focused on the development, evaluation and application of endurance sport and exercise science to inform coaching practice and sports science support to achieve a performance impact (eg. Characterizing sport demands, training strategies to improve endurance performance, physiological responses under race demands).

Qualifications Obtained

• PhD in Sports Physiology and Performance
• MSc in Exercise Physiology
• BSc (Hons)

Recent Publications

Recent research outputs

  • Etxebarria N., Hunt EAJ., Ingham SA., Ferguson RA. (2013). Physiological assessment of isolated running does not directly replicate running capacity after triathlon-specific cycling. Journal of Sports Sciences. In press.
  • Etxebarria N., Anson JM., Pyne DB.,  Ferguson RA. (2013). Cycling attributes that Enhance Running Performance after the Cycle Section in Triathlon. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Jan 23, Epub, ahead of print.
  • Montgomery P., Green D., Etxebarria N., Pyne DB., Saunders PU., Minehan CL. (2009). Validation of heart rate monitor-based predictions of oxygen uptake and energy expenditure. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23(5):1489-1495.
  • Sheppard JM, Cronin JB, Gabbett TJ, McGuigan MR, Etxebarria N., Newton RU. (2008). Relative Importance of Strength, Power, and Anthropometric Measures to Jump Performance of Elite Volleyball Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(3): 758-65.

Recent national and international conference symposia presentations

  • Etxebarria, N., Anson, JA., Pyne, DB. and Ferguson, RA. One hour variable power cycling impairs subsequent run performance. Abstract submission to the 17th Annual ECSS international conference, Bruges, Belgium (2012).
  • Etxebarria, N., Hunt, JEA., Ingham, SA and Ferguson, RA. Physiological responses during 1 h constant and variable power cycling and subsequent submaximal running. Oral presentation at the 16th Annual ECSS international conference, Liverpool, UK (2011).
  • Etxebarria N., Gleeson M., Pearce M., Blair R., Shirreffs S. (2009). Validation of a 1-day maximal lactate steady-state protocol for running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 41(5):S546. ACSM, Indianapolis (2009).
  • Etxebarria, N., and Iriberri, J.. Effects of Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure in Endurance Sports. (Poster presentation). Endurance Sports Science Conference, Birmingham, UK (2006).
  • Bailey, DM., Pearce, M., Etxebarria, N., Jones, K. and Ingham, SA. Correlates of Performance in Triathlon; From Determination to Application (Abstract). EIS National Research Conference (2005).


  • Research scholarship from the English Institute of Sport PhD research, (GBR £ 2000).
  • Research collaboration grant with the Australian Institute of Sport, Physiology Department, (AUS $ 1000)
  • Research scholarship from the University of Canberra (NISS & Applied Science) in association with the Australian Institute of Sport, (AUS$ 7500)
  • Research grant from Loughborough University (School of Sport, Exercise and Health sicences), (GBR £ 3000).


  • Not applicable