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Research Student Members

High Performance Sport

Exercise Regulation (Pacing)

  • Michael Davies - Pacing & Environmental Physiology. APA funded PhD candidate & AIS Scholarship, Prof. KG Thompson, Dr B Clark, Dr L Garvican, Prof. C Gore.
  • Pete Ibbott - Exercise regulation in strength and conditioning practice. Masters by Research, Prof. KG Thompson, Assoc. Prof. N Ball.

Improving Training Methods & Coaching Practice

  • Avish Sharma - Training load quantification in endurance sports - prescribing optimal training during heat and altitude exposure for best performance. PhD Candidate & AIS Scholarship, Prof. KG Thompson, Dr L Garvican, Dr A Eastwood, Dr P Saunders.
  • Craig Appaneal Social networks and motivational climate of elite athletes. PhD Candidate, Prof. K Hassmen, Dr R Keegan.
  • Jamie Youngson - Doing the basics well: Optimising the coaching process in Olympic sports. Masters by Research, Prof. K Lyons, Dr R Keegan, Prof. KG Thompson.
  • Kirsten Everett - Understanding and quantifying accumulated anaerobic fatigue; implications for athlete programming and the adaptive response. PhD Candidate & AIS Scholarship, Assoc. Prof. N Ball, Dr D Chapman, Assoc Prof. A McKune, Dr Xanne Janse de Jonge.
  • Lachlan Mitchell - Training load management in elite swimmers. APA funded PhD candidate & AIS Scholarship, Assoc. Prof. B Rattray, Prof. KG Thompson, Prof. D Pyne, Dr P Saunders.
  • Luke Gallagher - Application of video based technologies to assess athletic development. Masters by Research, Assoc. Prof N Ball, Prof. K Lyons, Dr P Graham-Smith.
  • Peta Forsyth - The effects of pre-cooling on thermoregulation and performance in athletes with a spinal cord injury. PhD Candidate & AIS Scholarship, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Prof. KG Thompson, Dr J Vaille.
  • Rachel Gale - Short-term heat training to enhance physical performance of team sport athletes. PhD Candidate & AIS Scholarship, Dr N Etxebarria, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Prof. D Pyne.
  • Steven Bingley - Application of popular body-weight exercises in a combat sport population. Masters by Research, Dr J Witchalls, Assoc. Prof. A McKune, Dr B McGrath, Dr C Humberstone.
  • Kathleen Miles - Sleep and sport-specific performance recovery in female team sports athletes. APA funded PhD candidate, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Dr B Clark, Dr J Miller, Dr P Fowler.
  • William Mason - The effects of velocity-based training on athletic performance measures and physical preparedness in team sport athletes. PhD Candidate, Assoc. Prof. N Ball, Assoc. Prof. McKune.
  • Umut Dogan - Resilience, mindfulness and competitive performance in elite athletes. PhD Candidate, Dr R Keegan, Prof. K Hassmen, Dr K Peterson, Dr R Appaneal, Dr M Sarkar.
  • Katie McGibbon - Achieving marginal gains: Perfecting the pacing strategies of Australian swimmers. PhD Candidate, Prof. K Thompson, Dr M Shephard, Dr M Osbourne, Prof. D Pyne.
  • Rhiannon Campbell - Taking the guesswork out of managing training load in gymnastics: Using inertial measurement units to develop a load catalogue for men's and woman's artistic gymnastics. PhD Candidate, Dr W Spratford, Assoc. Prof. N Ball, Dr E Bradshaw.
  • Hamish Jeacocke - Performance analysis in support of coach learning: Exploring coaches approaches to strategy and tactics in invasive games. PhD Candidate, Dr R Keegan, Dr PJ Copeman, Prof. K Lyons.
  • James White - Understanding the drivers of engagement and disengagement in participation sport. Dr A Beaton, D O Scott.
  • Margot Rogers - Energy availability and the prevention of injury and illness in elite female athletes. Dr G Waddington, Mr M Drew, Prof. L Burke,  Dr N Vlahovich.

Occupational Performance Science

  • Emily McLeod - Psycho-social resilience in supporting military decision making under stress. PhD Candidate, Dr R Keegan, Prof. D Pyne, Assoc. Prof. B Rattray, Dr K Peterson, Dr R Appaneal, Dr E Aidman, Ms K Martin.
  • Julian Suitor - The influence of intermittent fasting on health and physical performance in tactical athletes/populations. Masters by Research, Assoc. Prof. B Rattray, Assoc. Prof. A McKune.

Sport Management and Administration

  • Charles Mountifield - Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Advocacy, public policy and the sustainability of community sport. PhD Candidate, Dr A Beaton, Dr A Edwards.
  • Robin Poke - A sociocultural history of Australian rowing. PhD Candidate, Prof. K Lyons, Dr A Edwards, Dr A Beaton.
  • Stirling Sharpe - Understanding the processes of disengagement for rugby fans. PhD Candidate, Dr O Scott, Dr A Beaton.
  • Brendan Sainsbury - The effect of lower limb stiffness on athlete change of direction performance and its trainability. PhD candidate, Dr N Ball, Dr W Spratford, Dr S Nimphius.

Rugby & Football 

  • Philip Lyristakis - Measurement of energy expenditure during and after resistance exercise: Validity and reliability of a heart rate based method in adolescents. Masters by Research, Assoc Prof. A McKune, Assoc. Prof. N Ball.
  • Michael Sydney - Quantifying workloads of elite youth soccer players in training and matches. Masters by Research, Dr J Mara, Assoc. Prof. N Ball.
  • Daniel O'Brien - To establish if using HRV is a viable option to assess neuromuscular fatigue in well trained, elite level rugby union players. Masters by Research, Assoc. Prof. A McKune, Assoc. Prof. N Ball.

Sports and Exercise Medicine

  • Kylie Holt - Pathoanatomy of an elite swimmer's shoulder. PhD Candidate, Prof. G Waddington, Dr R Adams, Mr P Blanch, Dr C Boettcher.
  • Damian Raper - Normative ground reaction force data on the AlterG treadmill. Masters by Research, Prof. G Waddington, Dr J Witchalls.
  • Joe Northey - Physical activity and cognitive function in older adults. PhD Candidate, Assoc. Prof. B Rattray, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Ms Disa Smee, Prof. N Cherbuin, Prof. K Anstey.
  • Joshua Sebbens - Mental health literacy in Australian elite sport: Program development and evaluation. PhD Candidate, Dr R Keegan, Dr D Crisp, Dr K Peterson, Dr R Appaneal, Prof. K Hassmen.
  • Kellie Toohey - Moderate versus high intensity exercise: Effects on cardio-metabolic disease risk factors in cancer survivors. PhD Candidate, Dr S Semple, Prof. L Arnolda, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Dr J Cooke.
  • Lisa Elkington - Balance assessment in the diagnosis & monitoring of sports related concussion. PhD Candidate, Prof. G Waddington, Dr J Witchalls, Dr R Kohler, Dr G Lovell, Dr WA McDonald.
  • Wayne Haynes - Postural stability and perception of vertical in relation to academic performance and physical activity in primary school children. PhD Candidate, Prof. G Waddington, Dr R Adams, Prof. R Fitzgerald.
  • Alice Wallett - Athlete immune and inflammatory responses to heat training and exercise stress. APA PhD Candidate, Prof. D Pyne, Assoc. Prof. A McKune, Dr P Saunders.
  • Clare Quinlan - Physical activity and cognitive function in middle-aged adults. APA PhD Candidate, Assoc. Prof. B Rattray, Dr D Smee, Prof N Cherbuin, Mr J Northey.
  • Joanna Gray - The effect of exercise on acute and late-onset cardiotoxicity. PhD Candidate, Dr S Semple, Assoc. Prof. A McKune, Mrs K Toohey.
  • Erin Smyth - Prevention of injuries in pre-elite (adolescents) athletes. PhD Candidate, Prof. G Waddington, Dr P Newman, Mr M Drew.
  • Nan Yang - Ankle proprioception: Measurement issues and effects of age and rehabilitation. PhD Candidate, Prof. G Waddington, Dr R Adams, Dr J Han.
  • Emily Burgess - Adherence to lifestyle interventions in obese adults. PhD Candidate, Assoc. Prof. K Pumpa, Prof. K Hassmen, Prof. K Fallon, Prof. P Dugdale, Dr. R Keegan.
  • Richard Fryer - The specific and relative influence of social agents on 'motivational atmosphere' across multiple performance contexts. PhD Candidate, Dr R Keegan, Prof. G Moyle, Prof. K Hassmen.
  • Andrea Miller - Do measures of performance predict risk of shoulder injury in elite water polo players. PhD Candidate, Dr J Witchalls, Prof. G Waddington, Dr R Adams, Dr K Evans, Ms M Toomey.
  • Mark Stokes - Do measures of proprioception and other intrinsic factors predict injury risk and performance success in elite sport. PhD Candidate, Dr J Witchalls, Prof. G Waddington, Dr R Adams, Dr K Evans, Ms M Toomey.
  • James Wallace - Neck pain in high performance jet aircrew. PhD candidate. Dr P Newman, Dr W Spratford, Dr P Osmotherly, D T Gabbett.

Sport Design and Technology

  • Finn Marsland - Cross-country skiing performance analysis using micro-sensors. PhD Candidate, Prof. Gordon Waddington, Dr Dale Chapman, Prof. K Lyons,  Dr J Anson. 
  • Paul Perkins - Can a modified, low-risk form of competitive boxing (Boxtag) achieve significant community uptake? PhD Candidate, Prof. A Hahn, Prof. K Lyons, Dr R Keegan.

Physical Literacy and Activity

  • Lennon Wicks - The development of specific object control eye-hand coordination from pre-to post-pubescence and its relationships with adolescent physical activity and obesity. PhD Candidate, Prof. R Telford, Dr S Semple, Dr A Edwards.