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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.


Exercise and sports science

Professor Aaron Russell

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

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Associate Professor Daniel Belavy

Can exercise type impact on intervertebral disc health?

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Dr Paul Della Gatta

Skeletal muscle growth, regeneration and function.

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Dr Amelia Carr

Applied physiology and ergogenic aids.

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Dr 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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Dr Stuart Warmington

Blood flow restriction exercise for muscle health in athletes, rehabilitation and the ageing community and physiological monitoring of exercise recovery for athlete health, performance and training.

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Dr Peter Kremer

Sport, exercise, mental health and wellbeing.

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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 Helen Brown

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

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Nutrition and physical activity

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Alfred Deakin Professor Kylie Ball

Physical activity and body weight – behavioural, biological and epidemiology determinant.

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Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford

Obesity prevention and behavioural epidemiology of food/exercise.

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Professor Robin Daly

The role of exercise, calcium, vitamin D and protein for preventing chronic diseases, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls and diabetes, clinical and community intervention trials.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon

Physical activity: measurement (accelerometers), predictors, children, adults, sedentary behaviour, choice and health outcomes.

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Professor Tony Worsley

Baby Boomer project, fruit and vegetable policies and promotion, examination of Australian meal repertoires, acceptability of integrated pest management by Australian consumers, food knowledge skills required by consumers, Web 2.0 approaches to nutrition promotion.

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Professor Mark Lawrence

Food policy, folate fortification.

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Professor Anna Timperio

Child and adolescent physical activity and eating behaviours, social and environmental influence.

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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 patterns and chronic disease.

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Dr 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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Nutrition and physical activity

Geelong Waterfront and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses

Associate Professor Karen Campbell

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

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Dr Kirsten Howlett

Understanding the physiological, cellular and molecular responses to exercise, beneficial effects of exercise on skeletal muscle insulin action.

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Professor Caryl Nowson

Osteoporosis and calcium, hypertension and salt intake, twin studies.

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Food science

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Professor Tony Worsley

Baby Boomer project, fruit and vegetable policies and promotion, examination of Australian meal repertoires, acceptability of integrated pest management by Australian consumers, food knowledge skills required by consumers, Web 2.0 approaches to nutrition promotion.

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Professor Russell Keast

Sensory evaluation, taste and novel flavours.

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Associate Professor Lynn Riddell

Fruit, vegetables and exercise, weight control strategies and cardiovascular disease.

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Dr Gie Liem

Sensory science, children's food choice.

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Medicine and biotechnology

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Professor Rod Snow

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

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Professor Aaron Russell

Mitochondrial development during exercise/disease, musculoskeletal health, muscle atrophy/hypertrophy.

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Medicine and biotechnology

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Professor Caryl Nowson

Nutrition related to hypertension and bone health.

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