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

    A biomechanical comparison of conventional classifications of bowling action-types in junior fast bowlers

    Schaefer, A., Ferdinands, R. E. D., O’Dwyer, N. & Edwards, S., 12 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Sports Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Association between obesity and omega-3 status in healthy young women

    Young, I. E., Parker, H. M., Cook, R. L., O’dwyer, N. J., Garg, M. L., Steinbeck, K. S., Cheng, H. L., Donges, C., Franklin, J. L. & O’connor, H. T., 20 May 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, p. 1-10 10 p., 1480.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    3MT thesis Award

    Meredith, Sophie (Recipient), 2017


  • ACE World Teachers Day Award - Course

    Dionigi, Rylee (Recipient), 27 Oct 2017

    Prize: Award

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference/Symposium
    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation

    STEM 2020 on Demand

    Eleanor Stuart (Invited speaker), , Andrew Hagan (Invited speaker), , Scott Sleap (Organiser), , Tim Kitchen (Invited speaker), , Peter Thew (Invited speaker), , Sir Ken Robinson (Keynote speaker), , Nigel Urwin (Participant), , Lisa Harvey-Smith (Keynote speaker), , Kerry Mann (Invited speaker), , Jordan Nguyen (Keynote speaker), , Johnathan Hewis (Invited speaker), , Felicity Furey (Keynote speaker), , Alan Finkel (Keynote speaker), , Jenine Beekhuyzen (Keynote speaker), , Karl Kruszelnicki (Keynote speaker), , Suzy Urbaniak (Keynote speaker), & Adam Spencer (Keynote speaker)

    27 Apr 202027 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumAcademic

    Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference

    Chelsea Litchfield (Speaker)

    22 Nov 2018

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