School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences - Research

Centre for Exercise and Sports Science


The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science (C-ESS) was formed in March 2011 and brings together researchers in sports science, clinical exercise science, occupational exercise science and neuromuscular control and learning. C-ESS is funded in 2011 under the Faculty Research Group Scheme and currently comprises 11 researchers (all in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences), overseen by an C-ESS Executive Group (Professor Steve Selig, Dr Brad Aisbett and Dr Paul Gastin). In addition, there is an internal advisory group (Professor Rod Snow, Professor Jo Salmon and Professor Rob Daly). The objectives of C-ESS in 2011 are to build research capacity for individuals and groups by

  • accelerating track records in terms of the quantity and quality of publications
  • developing strategies to attract, retain and support the development of research students
  • establishing a formal mentoring system for Early Career Researchers and an internal peer review system for evaluating research outputs including publications and grants and
  • establishing a management structure for C-ESS.


In 2012 and beyond, C-ESS aims to use these gains to continue accelerations in track records in order to

  • develop international profiles in the four research areas
  • increase the potential for external competitive grant success and funding for postdocs and research fellows and
  • enhance its chance of future Strategic Research Centre status.




sport science

finishing first


C-ESS Executive Group

Prof Steve Selig
Dr Brad Aisbett
Dr Paul Gastin

Advisory Board members

Prof Rod Snow
Prof Jo Salmon
Prof Robin Daly

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th March 2014