Profile image of Amelia Carr

Dr Amelia Carr

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

amelia.carr@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17309

Biography

My primary research interest is in physical performance, and the physiological implications of nutritional and training interventions. My recent research has focused on the performance effects and physiological adaptations associated with nutritional supplementation, heat acclimation and altitude training in elite athletes, and has been conducted in collaboration with National Sporting Organisations, professional sporting clubs, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and international collaborators. Prior to my role at Deakin, I was based at the AIS for five years, and worked as an applied sport scientist for the Department of Defence.

Read more on Amelia's profile

Knowledge areas

Sport science; sport nutrition; sport physiology; physical performance.

Awards

European College of Sport Science; Applied Sport Science Award (2015).

Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program, funded research visit to China (2019).

Deakin University Centre for Sport Research Early-Mid-Career Researcher of the Year (2017).

Deakin University 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthy Deakin, awarded to the Women in Sport and Exercise Hub.

Visiting Post-Doctoral Deakin University Researcher, Mid Sweden University and the Swedish Winter Sport Research Centre, funded research visit to Sweden (2016).
 

Publications

Filter by

2024

Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as a potential treatment for reducing dysmenorrhoea pain: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis

R Snipe, B Brelis, C Kappas, J Young, L Eishold, J Chui, M Vatvani, G Nigro, D Hamilton, L Convit, A Carr, D Condo

(2024), Vol. 81, pp. 94-106, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1

journal article

Auditing the Representation of Females Versus Males in Heat Adaptation Research

Monica Kelly, Ella Smith, Harry Brown, William Jardine, Lilia Convit, Steven Bowe, Dominique Condo, Joshua Guy, Louise Burke, Julien Périard, Rhiannon Snipe, Rodney Snow, Amelia Carr

(2024), pp. 1-11, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, United States, C1

journal article

Carbohydrate Oral Rinsing, Cycling Performance and Individual Complex Carbohydrate Taste Sensitivity

C Hartley, A Carr, S Roberts, W Bredie, R Keast

(2024), Vol. 16, Nutrients, C1

journal article
2023

A Comparison of Sodium Citrate and Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion: Blood Alkalosis and Gastrointestinal Symptoms

C Urwin, R Snow, D Condo, R Snipe, G Wadley, L Convit, A Carr

(2023), Vol. 33, pp. 1-10, International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, United States, C1

journal article

Heat Adaptation for Females: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Physiological Adaptations and Exercise Performance in the Heat

M Kelly, S Bowe, W Jardine, D Condo, J Guy, R Snow, A Carr

(2023), Vol. 53, pp. 1395-1421, Sports Medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The Effect of Pre-Exercise Hyperhydration on Exercise Performance, Physiological Outcomes and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: A Systematic Review

William Jardine, Brad Aisbett, Monica Kelly, Louise Burke, Megan Ross, Dominique Condo, Julien Périard, Amelia Carr

(2023), Sports Medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Comprehensive preparation strategies for a world-class endurance athlete competing in major international competitions in hot environmental conditions: A case study

A Carr, A Sharma, M Ross, B Vallance

(2023), pp. 1-16, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Use of Buffers in Specific Contexts: Highly Trained Female Athletes, Extreme Environments and Combined Buffering Agents-A Narrative Review

A Carr, A McKay, L Burke, E Smith, C Urwin, L Convit, W Jardine, M Kelly, B Saunders

(2023), pp. 1-24, Sports Medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2022

The Hyperhydration Potential of Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Citrate

J Siegler, A Carr, W Jardine, L Convit, R Cross, D Chapman, L Burke, M Ross

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 74-81, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Maltodextrin-Based Carbohydrate Oral Rinsing and Exercise Performance: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

C Hartley, A Carr, S Bowe, W Bredie, R Keast

(2022), pp. 1-30, Sports Medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Competing in Hot Conditions at the Tokyo Olympic Games: Preparation Strategies Used by Australian Race Walkers

A Carr, B Vallance, J Rothwell, A Rea, L Burke, J Guy

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, Frontiers in Physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Sex differences among endurance athletes in the pre-race relationships between sleep, and perceived stress and recovery

S Roberts, L Main, D Condo, A Carr, W Jardine, C Urwin, L Convit, S Rahman, R Snipe

(2022), Vol. 40, pp. 1542-1551, Journal of Sports Sciences, England, C1

journal article
2021

Factors influencing blood alkalosis and other physiological responses, gastrointestinal symptoms, and exercise performance following sodium citrate supplementation: A review

C Urwin, R Snow, D Condo, R Snipe, G Wadley, A Carr

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 168-186, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, United States, C1

journal article

Effects of a short-term "fat adaptation with carbohydrate restoration" diet on metabolic responses and exercise performance in well-trained runners

K Che, J Qiu, L Yi, M Zou, Z Li, A Carr, R Snipe, D Benardot

(2021), Vol. 13, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Postexercise hot-water immersion does not further enhance heat adaptation or performance in endurance athletes training in a hot environment

C Stevens, M Ross, A Carr, B Vallance, R Best, C Urwin, J Périard, L Burke

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 480-488, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, United States, C1

journal article

Does varying the ingestion period of sodium citrate influence blood alkalosis and gastrointestinal symptoms?

C Urwini, R Snow, L Orellana, D Condo, G Wadley, A Carr

(2021), Vol. 16, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

The Relationship Between Psychological Stress and Anxiety with Gastrointestinal Symptoms Before and During a 56 km Ultramarathon Running Race

C Urwin, L Main, A Mikocka-Walus, D Skvarc, S Roberts, D Condo, A Carr, L Convit, W Jardine, S Rahman, R Snipe

(2021), Vol. 7, Sports Medicine - Open, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2020

The risk of low energy availability in Chinese elite and recreational female aesthetic sports athletes

K Meng, J Qiu, D Benardot, A Carr, L Yi, J Wang, Y Liang

(2020), Vol. 17, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article

Protein requirements of pre-menopausal female athletes: Systematic literature review

D Mercer, L Convit, D Condo, A Carr, D Hamilton, G Slater, R Snipe

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-20, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Altitude and heat training in preparation for competitions in the heat: A case study

A Carr, P Saunders, L Garvican-Lewis, B Vallance

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1344-1348, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Hanover, PA, C1

journal article
2019

Nutritional intake in elite cross-country skiers during two days of training and competition

Amelia Carr, Kerry McGawley, Andrew Govus, Erik Andersson, Oliver Shannon, Stig Mattsson, Anna Melin

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 273-281, International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Nutritional intake in Australian football players: sports nutrition knowledge and macronutrient and micronutrient intake

Rachel Lohman, Amelia Carr, Dominique Condo

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 289-296, International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Training to compete at altitude: natural altitude or simulated live high: train low?

Amelia Carr, Laura Garvican-Lewis, Brent Vallance, Andrew Drake, Philo Saunders, Clare Humberstone, Christopher Gore

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 509-517, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Nutritional intake, sports nutrition knowledge and energy availability in female Australian rules football players

D Condo, R Lohman, M Kelly, A Carr

(2019), Vol. 11, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Sodium citrate ingestion protocol impacts induced alkalosis, gastrointestinal symptoms, and palatability

C Urwin, R Snow, L Orellana, D Condo, G Wadley, A Carr

(2019), Vol. 7, Physiological Reports, United States, C1

journal article
2018

Chronic ketogenic low carbohydrate high fat diet has minimal effects on acid-base status in elite athletes

A Carr, A Sharma, M Ross, M Welvaert, G Slater, L Burke

(2018), Vol. 10, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments

K Middleton, A Carr

(2017), Vol. 59, pp. 27-33, Applied Ergonomics, England, C1

journal article
2016

Induced alkalosis and gastrointestinal symptoms after sodium citrate ingestion: A dose-response investigation

C Urwin, D Dwyer, A Carr

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 542-548, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, United States, C1

journal article

Developing physical and physiological employment standards: translation of job analysis findings to assessments and performance standards - a systematic review

B Beck, D Billing, A Carr

(2016), Vol. 56, pp. 9-16, International journal of industrial ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2015

Increased hypoxic dose after training at low altitude with 9h per night at 3000m normobaric hypoxia

A Carr, P Saunders, B Vallance, L Garvican-Lewis, C Gore

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 776-782, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Turkey, C1

journal article
2012

Reliability and effect of sodium bicarbonate : buffering and 2000-m rowing performance

A Carr, G Slater, C Gore, B Dawson, L Burke

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 152-160, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Il., C1-1

journal article
2011

Induced alkalosis and caffeine supplementation : effects on 2,000-m rowing performance

A Carr, C Gore, B Dawson

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 357-364, International journal of sport nutrition & exercise metabolism, Champaign, Il., C1-1

journal article

Effects of acute alkalosis and acidosis on performance

A Carr, W Hopkins, C Gore

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 801-814, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Effect of sodium bicarbonate on [HCO3 -], pH, and gastrointestinal symptoms

A Carr, G Slater, C Gore, B Dawson, L Burke

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 189-195, International journal of sport nutrition & exercise metabolism, Champaign, Il., C1-1

journal article
2008

Effect of caffeine supplementation on repeated sprint running performance

A Carr, B Dawson, C Goodman, B Lay

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 472-478, Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, Turin, Italy, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Implementation of preparation strategies for Australian athletes preparing to compete in hot environmental conditions

Dr Amelia Carr, A/Prof Helen Brown, Dr Avish Sharma, Dr Nicola Bullock, Jessica Rothwell

AIS Grant - Research - Australian Institute of Sport

  • 2023: $48,110

Menstruation matters for participation in sport and active recreation

Dr Rhiannon Snipe, A/Prof Helen Brown, Dr Amelia Carr, A/Prof Luana Main, Dr Lyndell Bruce, A/Prof Severine Lamon

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (Vic)

  • 2024: $22,432

Industry and Other Funding

Idrefjall Sprint Study - Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

Dr Amelia Carr

Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

  • 2016: $14,772

Investigation of novel factors that potentially contribute to pre-competition sleep disturbance and gastrointestinal symptoms during an ultra-marathon race

Dr Rhiannon Snipe, Dr Dominique Condo, Dr Amelia Carr, A/Prof Luana Main, Dr Spencer Roberts

Ultra Sports Science Foundation Grant Program

  • 2019: $4,493

AFAC Managing Heat Stress and Hydration in Emergency Safe Work Guidelines.

Dr Rhiannon Snipe, Dr Amelia Carr

Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd (AFAC)

  • 2022: $8,937

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Expert Panel (XP) - Buffers: Perspectives on use in isolation or combination for physicaal performance in males and females.''

Dr Amelia Carr

Fleishman-Hillard Inc

  • 2023: $3,589
  • 2022: $3,736

Athletics Australia Knowledge Translation Project

A/Prof Helen Brown, Dr Amelia Carr

Athletics Australia

  • 2023: $22,727

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Charles Urwin

Thesis entitled: Physiological and Gastrointestinal Responses to Ingestion of Sodium Citrate

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2020

Cara Jane Walker

Thesis entitled: Design and Development of a Physical Readiness Test for Tanker-Based Firefighters

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Brianna Larsen

Thesis entitled: Simulated Self-Paced Wildfire Suppression Work in Different Thermal Conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences