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Dr Dan Dwyer is Deputy Course Director and Campus Coordinator for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science on the Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong. Dan teaches an introductory Sport Science unit and two Applied Sport Science units in the second and third year of the course. He has previously taught Sport Science at the University of Tasmania and the University of Newcastle. More recently, Dan worked at the Victorian Institute of Sport as a Sport Scientist. Dan has published research on a variety of Sport Science topics but is particularly interested in improving the measurement of performance, performance analysis and performance enhancement in cycling.
Deputy Course Director: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Campus Chair HSE101 Principles of Exercise & Sports Science
Campus Chair HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1
Campus Chair HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2
Supervises various Honours and Higher Degree Research students
Danís research interests centre on the adaptation of existing technology and exploiting emerging technology, to evaluate aspects of sports performance that provide new information that can be used to enhance performance. Dan has used this approach in a variety of ways soccer, cycling and rowing. His primary interest is in cycling - monitoring load and modelling performance, and evaluating pedalling technique.
Dan also collaborates with a group of researchers who use machine learning to interrogate databases of sports results to reveal winning patterns of performance and to provide support when making strategic and tactical decisions.
Dan has coached a variety of athletes, but presently coaches some elite cyclists.
Dwyer, D. 2011. World record times in track cycling Ė The importance of allowing for changes in environmental conditions. Oral. ECSS, Liverpool.
Dwyer, D., Sanders, N., Stefano, D. & Pruscino, C. 2009. The Usefulness of the Game Ready ô vest for pre-cooling. Oral. Australian Sports Commission, Applied Physiology Conference, AIS, Canberra.
Dwyer, D. 2009. The hidden effect of normal changes in barometric pressure and humidity on track cycling pursuit performance. Oral. Australian Sports Commission, Applied Physiology Conference, AIS, Canberra.
Dwyer, D., Clark, A. & Janse de Jonge, X. 2008. The Physiological Demands of Professional Soccer - A Comparison of Time-motion Analyses in the Australian and Danish Leagues. Oral. Football Australasia Conference, Melbourne
Dwyer, D. & Gabbett, T. 2008. GPS technology in sport. Instigator, presenter and chairperson. Football Australasia Conference, Melbourne
Dwyer, D. & Gabbett, T. 2007. Standard velocity ranges for walking, jogging, running and sprinting in elite female soccer players. Oral. Australian Conference for Science and Medicine in Sport, Adelaide
Dwyer, D. 2004. The Physical Activity Levels of Children. Mini Keynote. Australian Council for Health and Physical Education and Recreation, Tasmanian State Conference.
Dwyer, D. & Rosso, D. 2003. Caffeine increases sprint performance after prolonged exercise in trained cyclists. Oral. Australian Conference for Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra
Dwyer, D. 2003. A critique of the current method and suggested standard method of determining VO2max from raw VO2 data. Poster. Australian Conference for Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra
Dwyer, D. 2003. The effect of pedometer feedback on adherence to a walking exercise program . Premierís Physical Activity Council Conference, Hobart