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

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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Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon

Obesity prevention, promoting child and adolescent physical activity, reducing sitting in school and home, sedentary behaviour and health.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio

Professor Robin Daly

Exercise, nutrition (protein, vitamin D, calcium, multi-nutrient supplementation), ageing, chronic disease, musculoskeletal health, osteoporosis, falls and sarcopenia, cognitive function, type 2 diabetes, clinical trials.

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Professor Russell Keast

Taste, flavour, sensory, hedonics, food choice, fat, carbohydrate, food, nutrition.

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Professor Mark Lawrence

Food policy, folate fortification.

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Professor Caryl Nowson

Salt, blood pressure, diet, ageing.

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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

Creatine metabolism and pregnancy. Creatine supplementation and pregnancy.

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Professor Tony Worsley

Nutrition education in secondary schools. Food literacy of family food gatekeepers. Social marketing of healthy meal repertoires. Asia-Pacific Families and Food survey. Impacts of the nutrition transition on families in the Asia-Pacific region. Public concerns about the food supply.

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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

How we can make the spine healthier.

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Associate Professor Karen Campbell

Behavioural, social and environmental influences on nutrition in children and adolescents.

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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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Associate Professor Kylie Hesketh

Obesity prevention and promotion of healthy eating, physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours in children 0–12 years.

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Associate Professor Sarah McNaughton

Nutritional epidemiology, dietary assessment, nutrition promotion, dietary patterns, eating patterns, nutritional status, chronic disease prevention, ageing.

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Associate Professor Lynn Riddell

Iron, zinc, young adults, food habits.

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Associate Professor Glenn Wadley

Impacts of physical activity and the nutritional environments during early life on later adult health. Investigation of exercise and antioxidant therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis (synthesis) following exercise.

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Dr Jason Bonacci

Dr Amelia Carr

Applied physiology and ergogenic aids.

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Dr Paul Della Gatta

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 Steve Fraser

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 Karen Lamb

Dr Severine Lamon

Dr Rachel Laws

Dr Gie Liem

Sensory science, children's food choice.

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Dr Ralph Maddison

Exercise, health behaviours and disease prevention.

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Dr Catherine Milte

Dr Nicky Ridgers

Dr Chris Shaw

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

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Dr Wei-Peng Teo

Dr Susan Torres

Dr Julia Walsh

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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