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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Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences
Sports Social Sciences
Hot Temperature Medicine & Life Sciences
Resistance Training Medicine & Life Sciences
athlete Social Sciences
Fatigue Medicine & Life Sciences
Football Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Active exercise interventions improve gross motor function of ambulant/semi-ambulant children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review

Clutterbuck, G., Auld, M. & Johnston, L., 08 May 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 41, 10, p. 1131-1151 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cerebral Palsy
Motor Activity
Equine-Assisted Therapy
Open Access
working woman
1 Citation (Scopus)

Caution using data from triaxial accelerometers housed in player tracking units during running

Edwards, S., White, S., Humphreys, S., Robergs, R. & O’Dwyer, N., 03 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 7, p. 810-818 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies


ACE World Teachers Day Award - Course

Rylee Dionigi (Recipient), 27 Oct 2017

Prize: Award

award ceremony
sports science
teaching program

ACE World Teachers' Day Award - Individual

Rylee Dionigi (Recipient), 27 Oct 2017

Prize: Award

award ceremony
university teacher

Best Colloquium Abstract

Kirsty Smith (Recipient), Janelle Wheat (Recipient), Janelle Thomas (Recipient), Jayden Hunter (Recipient), Sandy MacQuarrie (Recipient), Sam Sheridan (Recipient) & Richard High (Recipient), 16 Aug 2017


Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Media, money and fame in women’s sport in Australia?

Chelsea Litchfield (Speaker)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Why is pregnancy like cycling the Tour de France?

Frank Marino


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

SportWhy is pregnancy like cycling the Tour de France? Ask your body

Frank Marino


4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Why is pregnancy like cycling the Tour de France? Ask your body

Frank Marino


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media