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Dr Paul Gastin is Course Director for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Research Program Leader in Sports Science in the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science and an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist. Paul teaches in the area of applied sports science and coaching. Prior to returning to academia in 2007 he worked in performance sport in Australia and overseas over many years holding senior positions in leading organisations such as the Victorian Institute of Sport and UK Sport. Paul’s research and consultancy work centres on transferring theory into practise in areas including the monitoring of athlete responses to training and competition, assessment methods in sport to quantify load and movement, and talent and system development in sport.
Course Director: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Unit Chair HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1
Unit Chair HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2
Supervises 4 Honours students, 1 Masters and 4 PhD students
Dr Gastin’s research areas of interest include:
• Biopsychosocial monitoring of athlete responses to, and recovery from, training and competition
• Assessment of athlete load (e.g. GPS, accelerometers, heart rate, perceived exertion)
• Energy system contribution during high intensity exercise
• Athlete performance management and long term athlete development
• Coach effectiveness and career pathways in exercise and sports science
Exercise and Sport Science Australia
(Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist)
Sports Medicine Australia
Course Director for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Research Program Leader – Sports Science, Centre for Exercise and Sports Science
Deakin Sport Alliance working party
Marketing and Partnerships working party, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
1. Gastin, PB., Bennett, G., Cook, J. (2011). Time-motion analysis of training and competition demands in varying age levels of adolescent Australian football. Oral presentation. 7th World Congress on Science and Football, Nagoya, Japan.
2. Gastin PB. (2011). FFA Performance Management Diaries. Oral presentation. My Football Career: Career Development Advisors Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
3. Gastin PB & Williams K. (2010). Accuracy of 1Hz versus 5Hz GPS devices to measure movement patterns in team sport activities. Oral poster presentation. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia.
4. Netto K, Gastin PB, Tran J, Aisbett B. (2010). Validity of GPS Housed Accelerometer Data in Running and Cutting. Oral presentation. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Australia.
5. Tran J, Netto K, Aisbett B, Gastin PB. (2010). Validation of accelerometer data for measuring impacts during jumping and landing tasks. Oral presentation. International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, New York, USA.
6. Gastin PB, Fahrner B, Meyer D, Robinson D. (2009). Faster players slower to recover after training and competition, with possible adverse effects on football performance. Oral presentation. 14th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Oslo, Norway.
7. Henderson B, Gastin PB, Cook J & Kidgell D. (2009). Quantification of training load in elite junior Australian football players. Poster. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, Australia.
8. Conley M, Gastin PB, Brown H, Shaw C. Heart rate biofeedback fails to enhance children’s ability to identify time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Oral presentation. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, Australia.
9. Fahrner B, Gastin PB, Cook J, Huntsman E, Meyer D & Robinson D. (2009). The effect of weekly training load on game day performance is influenced by repeat speed in elite Australian Rules football players. Poster. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Hamilton Island, Australia.
10. Gastin PB, Meyer D, Robinson D. (2009). Perceptions of wellness over a competitive season in AFL football players. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Hamilton Island, Australia