Dr Brad Aisbett

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Teaching And Learning, Exercise And Sport Science)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 2000
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2006
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2010

Contact

brad.aisbett@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46474

Research interests

Dr Aisbetts research group is focussed on promoting and preserving the health, safety, and wellbeing of emergency service workers. The groups current research, supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council through the Bushfire Co-Operative Research Centre focuses on job‐specific fitness, fatigue, hydration and nutrition, and cardiovascular health of Australias firefighters.

Affiliations

Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Sciences Academic
National Strength and Conditioning Association
 

Teaching interests

Unit Chair HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription
Unit Chair HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum
Supervises four PhD students and two Honours students

 

Conferences

Invited Speaker - Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer Conference, Launceston, July 19th-20th, 2008. Invited Keynote Speaker - Queensland Fire & Rescue Services, Rural Operations Volunteer Conference, Surfair Resort, Marcoola Bay, April 11th-12th, 2008. Phillips M, Payne W, Nichols D & Aisbett B (2008). International Bushfire Research Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, September 1st-3rd. Phillips M, Abbiss CR, Payne W, Nichols D & Aisbett B (2008). International Bushfire Research Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, September 1st-3rd. Raines J, Abbiss CR, Nichols D, Snow R, & Aisbett B (2008). International Bushfire Research Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, September 1st-3rd. Phillips M, Raines J, McConell GK, Nichols D, & Aisbett B (2008). American College of Sports Medicine 55th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 28th-31st. Phillips M, Raines J, McConell GK, Nichols D, & Aisbett B (2008). Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Annual Conference, Fitzroy, Victoria, March 27th-30th.

Professional activities

Dr Aisbett is deputy co-ordinator for Higher Degrees by Research program within the school.

He is also a reviewer for the following journals: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, and Journal of Physiological Sciences.

Awards

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence 2010

Commendations for Excellence in Teaching 2009 - 2012

Publications

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2016

Whole-body vibration and occupational physical performance: a review

Robert Savage, Dr Daniel Billing, Alistair Furnell, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 181-197, International archives of occupational and environmental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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The impact of sleep restriction while performing simulated physical firefighting work on cortisol and heart rate responses

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr John Reynolds, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Luana Main

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 461-475, International archives of occupational and environmental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Predicting physiological capacity of human load carriage - a review

Mr Jace Drain, Dr Daniel Billing, Mr Daniel NEESHAM-SMITH, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 85-94, Applied ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The injury profile of an Australian specialist policing unit

Miss Brianna Larsen, Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr Aaron Silk

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Sound the alarm: health and safety risks associated with alarm response for salaried and retained metropolitan firefighters

Jessica Paterson, Dr Brad Aisbett, Prof Sally Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 174-181, Safety science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Acute psychophysiological relationships between mood, inflammatory and cortisol changes in response to simulated physical firefighting work and sleep restriction

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Brad Aisbett, A/Prof John Reynolds, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Luana Main

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-180, Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, Berlin, Germany, C1

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The acute physiological stress response to an emergency alarm and mobilization during the day and at night

Miss Sarah Hall, Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr Jamie Tait, Dr Anne Turner, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Luana Main

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 150-156, Noise & health, Mumbai, India, C1

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On-call work: to sleep or not to sleep? It depends

Prof Sally Ferguson, Jessica Paterson, Miss Sarah Hall, Sarah M. Jay, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 678-684, Chronobiology international, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Sleep quantity and quality is not compromised during planned burn shifts of less than 12 h

Miss Grace Vincent, Dr Brad Aisbett, Miss Sarah Hall, Prof Sally Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 657-666, Chronobiology international, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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The effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks

Mr Gavin Lenton, Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr Daniel NEESHAM-SMITH, Alvaro Carvajal, Dr Kevin Netto

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 806-812, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2015

Sleeping at work: not all about location, location, location

Sarah M. Jay, Dr Brad Aisbett, Ms Madeline Sprajcer, Prof Sally Ferguson

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 59-66, Sleep medicine reviews, Paris, France, C1

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Fluid intake, hydration, work physiology of wildfire fighters working in the heat over consecutive days

Ms Jennifer Kate Raines, Prof Rod Snow, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 554-565, Annals of occupational hygiene, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions: A review among emergency service personnel

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Luana Main

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 183-208, International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health, Warsaw, Poland, C1

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The impact of sleep restriction and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory stress responses

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Prof Sally Ferguson, Miss Grace Vincent, Miss Brianna Larsen, Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Luana Main

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Multiple days of heat exposure on firefighters' work performance and physiology

Miss Brianna Larsen, Prof Rod Snow, Miss Grace Vincent, Miss Jacqueline Tran, Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Effect of heat on firefighters' work performance and physiology

Miss Brianna Larsen, Prof Rod Snow, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 1-8, Journal of thermal biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Simulated firefighting task performance and physiology under very hot conditions

Miss Brianna Larsen, Prof Rod Snow, Michael Williams-Bell, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 1-9, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Oxygen uptake and heart rate during simulated wildfire suppression tasks performed by Australian rural firefighters

Mr Matthew Phillips, Warren R. Payne, Dr Kevin Netto, Shane Cramer, Mr David Nichols, Dr Glenn McConell, Cara Lord, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, Occupational medicine & health affairs, Los Angeles, Calif., C1

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Frequency, intensity, time and type of tasks performed during wildfire suppression

Mr Matthew Phillips, Dr Kevin Netto, Warren R. Payne, Mr David Nichols, Cara Lord, Neil Brooksbank, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-9, Occupational medicine & health affairs, Los Angeles, Calif., C1

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Influence of pacing on reliability of middle-distance cycling performance

Dr Brad Aisbett, Peter Le Rossignol, Dr Glenn McConell, A/Prof Damien Jolley, Chris R. Abbiss, Prof Rod Snow

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 3-8, Journal of science and cycling, Pulianas-Granada, Spain, C1

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Relationships between inflammatory cytokine and cortisol responses in firefighters exposed to simulated wildfire suppression work and sleep restriction

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Brad Aisbett, A/Prof John Reynolds, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Luana Main

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Physiological reports, London, Eng., C1

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Fighting fire and fatigue: sleep quantity and quality during multi-day wildfire suppression

Miss Grace Vincent, Dr Brad Aisbett, Miss Sarah Hall, Prof Sally Ferguson

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 932-940, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2014

Trunk postures and upper-body muscle activation during physically demanding wildfire suppression tasks

Mr Daniel NEESHAM-SMITH, Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Kevin Netto

(2014), Vol. 57, pp. 86-92, Ergonomics, Oxford, UK, C1

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Coronary heart disease risk in volunteer firefighters in Victoria, Australia

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Kevin Netto, Peter Langridge, Jeff Green, Mr David Nichols, Michael Sergeant, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 112-120, Archives of environmental and occupational health, Abingdon , Eng., C1

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Firefighter feedback during active cooling: A useful tool for heat stress management?

Mr Robbie Savage, Miss Cara Lord, Miss Brianna Larsen, Tegan Knight, Peter Langridge, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 46, pp. 65-71, Journal of Thermal Biology, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1

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Task-specific effects of modular body armor.

Miss Brianna Larsen, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 179, pp. 428-434, Military Medicine, Bethesda, Md, United States, C1

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2013

Muscle activation during the Pack Hike test and a critical wildfire fighting task

Dr Kevin Netto, Miss Cara Lord, Dr Aaron Petersen, Mr James Janssen, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 274-277, Applied ergonomics, Doetinchem, Netherlands, C1

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The effect of prescribed fluid consumption on physiology and work behavior of wildfire fighters

Ms Jennifer Kate Raines, Prof Rod Snow, Dr Aaron Petersen, Jack T. Harvey, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 404-413, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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Validity of an upper-body-mounted accelerometer to measure peak vertical and resultant force during running and change-of-direction tasks

Mr Daniel Wundersitz, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett, A/Prof Paul Gastin

(2013), Vol. 12, pp. 403-412, Sports Biomechanics, Oxford, Eng., C1

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A survey to identify physically demanding tasks performed during storm damage operations by Australian State Emergency Services personnel

Miss Brianna Larsen, Tony Graham, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 128-133, Applied ergonomics, London, UK, C1

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The effectiveness of health interventions in cardiovascular risk reduction among emergency service personnel

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 86, pp. 245-260, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Cardiovascular risk screening of volunteer firefighters

Mr Alexander Wolkow, Dr Kevin Netto, Peter Langridge, Jeff Green, Mr David Nichols, Michael Sergeant, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), pp. 170-184, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, Perth, W.A., E1-1

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Assessing the validity of tympanic temperature to predict core temperature of firefighters in different environmental conditions

Peter Langridge, Miss Anna Ruzic, Miss Brianna Larsen, Cara Lord, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2013), pp. 150-159, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, Perth, W.A., E1-1

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2012

Pre-shift fluid intake: effect on physiology work and drinking during emergency wildfire fighting

Ms Jennifer Kate Raines, Prof Rod Snow, Dr Aaron Petersen, Jack T. Harvey, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 532-540, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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Predicting neck pain in Royal Australian Air Force fighter pilots

Mr Bennett Tucker, Dr Kevin Netto, Gregory Hampson, Brett Oppermann, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 177, pp. 444-450, Miltary medicine, Bethesda, Md., C1

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Performance score variation between days at Australian national and Olympic women's artistic gymnastics competition

Elizabeth J. Bradshaw, Patria Hume, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 193-201, Journal of sports sciences, Oxon, England, C1

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Identification of physically demanding tasks performed during bushfire suppression by Australian rural firefighters

Mr Matthew Phillips, Warren R. Payne, Miss Cara Lord, Dr Kevin Netto, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 435-441, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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Validating 'fit for duty' tests for Australian volunteer fire fighters suppressing bushfires

Miss Cara Lord, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Aaron Petersen, Mr David Nichols, Mr Jace Drain, Mr Matthew Phillips, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 191-197, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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'Awake, smoky and hot' : providing an evidence-base for managing the risks associated with occupational stressors encountered by wildland firefighters

Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr Alexander Wolkow, Ms Madeline Sprajcer, Prof Sally Ferguson

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 916-925, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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Subjective job task analyses for physically demanding occupations : what is best practice?

Miss Brianna Larsen, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 55, pp. 1266-1277, Ergonomics, Essex, England, C1

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Curate, promote, network, mentor: using Web 2.0 tools to guide postgraduate students and support researchers in training

Miss Jacqueline Tran, Dr Luana Main, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2012), pp. 1-1, Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

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2011

Design of a valid simulation for researching physical, physiological and cognitive performance in volunteer firefighters during bushfire deployment.

Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Brad Aisbett, Sarah M. Jay, Ms Katrina Onus, Miss Cara Lord, Ms Madeline Sprajcer, Matthew J. W. Thomas

(2011), pp. 196-204, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day, East Melbourne, Vic., E1

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Pack hike test finishing time for Australian firefighters : pass rates and correlates of performance

Mr Matthew Phillips, Dr Aaron Petersen, Chris R. Abbiss, Dr Kevin Netto, Warren R. Payne, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 411-418, Applied ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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The effect of body armor on performance, thermal stress, and exertion : a critical review

Miss Brianna Larsen, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 176, pp. 1265-1273, Military medicine : international journal of A M S U S, Bethesda, Md., C1

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Management of neck injury in Royal Australian Air Force fast jet aircrew

Dr Kevin Netto, Gregory Hampson, Brett Oppermann, Greg Carstairs, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 176, pp. 106-109, Military medicine, Bethesda, Md., C1

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2010

Neck strength recovery after a single bout of specific strengthening exercise

Dr Kevin Netto, Greg Carstairs, Dr Dawson Kidgell, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 75-80, Physical therapy in sport, New York, N.Y., C1

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Validation of accelerometer data for measuring impacts during jumping and landing tasks

Miss Jacqueline Tran, Dr Kevin Netto, Dr Brad Aisbett, A/Prof Paul Gastin

(2010), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010), Konstanz, Germany, E1

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Reliability and variability of day-to-day vault training measures in artistic gymnastics

Elizabeth J. Bradshaw, Patria Hume, Mark Calton, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 79-97, Sports biomechanics, Oxfordshire, England, C1

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Validity and relevance of the pack hike wildland firefighter work capacity test: a review

Dr Aaron Petersen, Warren R. Payne, Mr Matthew Phillips, Dr Kevin Netto, Mr David Nichols, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 1276-1285, Ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

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2009

Reliability of a gymnastics vaulting feedback system

Elizabeth J. Bradshaw, Patria Hume, Mark Calton, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2009), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2009), Konstanz, Germany, E1-1

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Influence of all-out and fast start on 5 min cycling time trial performance

Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Peter Le Rossignol, G McConell, Chris R. Abbiss, Prof Rod Snow

(2009), Vol. 41, pp. 1965-1971, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Baltimore, Md., C1-1

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Effects of starting strategy on 5-min cycling time-trial performance

Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Peter Le Rossignol, G McConell, Chris R. Abbiss, Prof Rod Snow

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 1201-1209, Journal of sports sciences, London, England, C1

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2007

Fighting fatigue whilst fighting bushfire : an overview of factors contributing to firefighter fatigue during bushfire suppression

Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr David Nichols

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 31-39, The Australian journal of emergency management, Mt. Macedon, Vic., C1-1

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Fighting with fire : how bushfire suppression can impact on fire fighters' health

Dr Brad Aisbett, Mr Matthew Phillips, Michael Sargeant, Barry Gilbert, Mr David Nichols

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 994-997, Australian family physician, South Melbourne, Vic, C1-1

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2006

Visual guidance during competition performance and run-through training in long jumping

Elizabeth J. Bradshaw, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 1-14, Sports biomechanics, Oxfordshire, England, C1-1

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2004

Visual regulation during competition long jumps and run-throughs

Elizabeth J. Bradshaw, Dr Brad Aisbett

(2004), pp. 233-236, ISBS 2004 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Ottawa, Canada, E1-1

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2003

The influence of pacing during 6-minute supra-maximal cycle ergometer performance

Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Peter Le Rossignol, William (Tony) Sparrow

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 187-198, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1

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Estimating the total energy demand for supra-maximal exercise using the VO2-power regression from an incremental exercise test

Dr Brad Aisbett, Dr Peter Le Rossignol

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 343-347, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

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