Find a supervisor

We have more than 50 research-degree supervisors to choose from at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. 

Take a look at their research specialisations to find the right supervisor for you. 

Feel free to contact your shortlist of supervisors directly to discuss your research.

Our research-degree supervisors


Dr Ralph Maddison

Exercise, health behaviours and disease prevention.

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Professor Aaron Russell

Identifying molecular factors influencing the adaptation to endurance and resistance exercise in healthy, ageing and diseased populations.

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Professor Rod Snow

Muscle metabolism during exercise – gender and age effects, muscle exercise performance, metabolism and fatigue.

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Associate Professor Brad Aisbett

Using exercise science research to enable workplaces to promote and preserve the health and safety of workers in physically demanding occupations (e.g. civilian and military emergency services).

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Associate Professor Daniel Belavy

Exercise and back pain. How we can make the spine healthier.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Kylie Ball

Promoting physical activity, promoting healthy eating, promoting healthy weight. Preventing obesity. Behaviour change. Behavioural epidemiology. Disadvantaged groups; low SES. Socioeconomic inequalities. Women.

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Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford

Obesity prevention and behavioural epidemiology of food/exercise.

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Associate Professor Clinton Bruce

Regulation of glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle and liver in health and disease, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, the role of lipids in regulating skeletal muscle function, glucose and lipid fluxes, protein synthesis and mitochondrial biogenesis.

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Associate Professor Paul Gastin

Athlete monitoring and performance management, workload and performance analysis, training methodology, energy system contributions to exercise, evaluation of high performance programs.

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Dr Helen Brown

Investigating influences on children and youth’s physical activity, including sport.

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Dr Amelia Carr

Applied physiology and ergogenic aids.

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Dr Paul Della Gatta

Muscle metabolism in health and disease

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Dr Anne Turner

Physiology and endocrinology of stress and the impact of stress on human health. Hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis and sympatho-adrenal medullary system responses to stress.

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Dr Stuart Warmington

Understanding blood flow restriction exercise and its application to improve skeletal muscle health in athletes, rehabilitation, chronic disease and the ageing community.
Monitoring and examining the physiology of sleep and recovery for athlete health, performance and training.

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Dr Dan Dwyer

Development and use of technology to measure sports performance. Use of data analytics to identify predictors of performance and assist strategic decision making by athletes and coaches.

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Dr Kirsten Howlett

Carbohydrate metabolism, exercise, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes.

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Dr Peter Kremer

Sport, exercise, mental health and wellbeing.

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Dr Chris Shaw

Glucose and lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle. Exercise interventions, and immunofluorescence microscopy techniques.

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