Exercise Science, Sport and Health

  • Australia

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research at the school aligns with he causes and manifestations of fatigue in the context of physical activity. That is, why does fatigue happen during physical activity and what forms does it take? The aim is to produce research that places it at the leading edge of worldwide scholarship concerning the theoretical understanding of fatigue. There are obvious reasons why fatigue is an important concern in the area of sports performance but fatigue is also of interest to those who study physical activity for well being. This is because fatigue limits and constrains the types and amount of physical activity that people want and feel able to do. In addition, fatigue is an important consideration in the study of certain disease states such multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and metabolic syndrome because physical activity is known to improve related symptoms and quality of life for people suffering these conditions. Staff of the school conduct research in a variety of physical activity related sub-disciplines, addressing a variety of research questions. Some of these relate to fatigue. For example, Professor Marino is doing research into thermo-regulation to explain the role of heat production in fatigue onset. Likewise, other staff members (Dr Dionigi, Dr Cannon) study forms of exercise prescription that lead to improved musculo-skeletal capacity amongst older people. This work sheds light on how we can help to delay muscular fatigue amongst older people, thus improving their physical independence and quality of life.

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    Research Output

  • Australian surfers' awareness of 'surfer's ear'

    Simas, V., Hing, W., Pope, R. & Climstein, M., 2020, In : BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. 6, 1, p. e000641

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Exercise supervision is important for cardiometabolic health improvements: a 16-week randomized controlled trial.

    Hunter, J., Gordon, B., Bird, S. & Benson, A., 01 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34, 3, p. 866-877 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    3MT thesis Award

    Sophie Meredith (Recipient), 2017


  • ACE World Teachers Day Award - Course

    Rylee Dionigi (Recipient), 27 Oct 2017

    Prize: Award

  • ACE World Teachers' Day Award - Individual

    Rylee Dionigi (Recipient), 27 Oct 2017

    Prize: Award

  • Activities

    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation

    Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference

    Chelsea Litchfield (Speaker)
    22 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Press / Media

    Learning from women's lived experiences in AFL leadership

    Kelsey Richards


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Chelsea Litchfield

    Chelsea Litchfield


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media