Dr Luana Main

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Western Australia, 2010
Bachelor of Science, Univ. of Western Australia, 2005

Professional activities

Invited Presentations

Main L.C. (2019) Soldier performance management: monitoring and modelling of load, adaptation and performance. HPRnet Symposium, Canberra, Australia, 20-21 November.

Main L.C. (2019) Soldier performance management: Load monitoring in tactical contexts and lessons learnt, ASCA, Gold Coast, Australia, 7-10 November.

Main L.C. (2018) Soldier performance management: monitoring and modelling of load, adaptation and performance. HPRnet Symposium, Perth, Australia, 28 November.

Main L.C. (2018) Stress: the good, the bad, the ugly and what to do about it. EMV July Staff forum. Melbourne, Australia, 19 July.

Main, L.C. (2010). The Multi-Component Training Distress Scale for Monitoring Athletes’ Health and Wellbeing. Paper presented by L Main at the Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket 2010, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Publications

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2020

Firefighter?s acute inflammatory response to wildfire suppression

Luana Main, Alexander Wolkow, Jamie Tait, Paul Della Gatta, Jenni Raines, Rodney Snow, Brad Aisbett

(2020), Vol. 62, pp. 145-148, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

Construct validity and reliability of the talent development environment questionnaire in caribbean youth track and field athletes

C Thomas, G Abbott, P Gastin, L Main

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Randomised trial of general strength and conditioning versus motor control and manual therapy for chronic low back pain on physical and self-report outcomes

Scott Tagliaferri, Clint Miller, Jon Ford, Andrew Hanhe, Luana Main, Timo Rantalainen, David Connell, Katherine Simson, Patrick Owen, Daniel Belavy

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 1-17, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Impact of the talent development environment on the wellbeing and burnout of Caribbean youth track and field athletes

C Thomas, P Gastin, G Abbott, L Main

(2020), pp. 1-14, European Journal of Sport Science, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Resistance training and skeletal muscle protein metabolism in eumenorrheic females: implications for researchers and practitioners

O Knowles, B Aisbett, L Main, E Drinkwater, L Orellana, S Lamon

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 1637-1650, Sports medicine, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The inflammatory response to simulated day and night emergency alarm mobilisations

J Tait, B Aisbett, S Hall, L Main

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Associations between inflammatory and neurological markers with quality of life and well-being in older adults

J Tait, R Duckham, C Milte, L Main, R Daly

(2019), Vol. 125, pp. 1-7, Experimental gerontology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

General strength and conditioning versus motor control with manual therapy for improving depressive symptoms in chronic low back pain: A randomised feasibility trial

M Teychenne, K Lamb, L Main, C Miller, A Hahne, J Ford, S Rosenbaum, D Belavy

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Examining the mental well-being of Australian sport coaches

F Carson, M Malakellis, J Walsh, L Main, P Kremer

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-12, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Factors influencing the early development of world-class Caribbean track and field athletes: a qualitative investigation.

Candice Thomas, Timothy Chambers, Luana Main, Paul Gastin

(2019), Vol. 18, pp. 758-771, Journal of sports science and medicine, Bursa, Turkey, C1

journal article
2018

High performance coaches' mental health and wellbeing: applying the areas of work life model

F Carson, Julia Walsh, Luana Main, Peter Kremer

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 293-300, International sport coaching journal, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2017

Athlete self-report measures in research and practice: considerations for the discerning reader and fastidious practitioner

A Saw, M Kellmann, L Main, P Gastin

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 127-135, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign Ill., C1

journal article

Effect of heat exposure and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory and cortisol responses

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, S Jefferies, L Main

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 600-603, Annals of work exposures and health, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Optimising conservative management of chronic low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

K Simson, C Miller, J Ford, A Hahne, L Main, T Rantalainen, W-P Teo, M Teychenne, D Connell, G Trudel, G Zheng, G Thickbroom, D Belavy

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-13, Trials, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Athlete self-report measure use and associated psychological alterations

Anna Saw, Luana Main, Sam Robertson, Paul Gastin

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, Sports, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Quantifying the physiological stress response to simulated maritime pilotage tasks: the influence of task complexity and pilot experience

L Main, A Wolkow, T Chambers

(2017), Vol. 59, pp. 1078-1083, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article
2016

The impact of sleep restriction while performing simulated physical firefighting work on cortisol and heart rate responses

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 461-475, International archives of occupational and environmental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Monitoring the athlete training response: subjective self-reported measures trump commonly used objective measures: a systematic review

A Saw, L Main, P Gastin

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 1-13, British journal of sports medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Acute psychophysiological relationships between mood, inflammatory and cortisol changes in response to simulated physical firefighting work and sleep restriction

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-180, Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The acute physiological stress response to an emergency alarm and mobilization during the day and at night

S Hall, B Aisbett, J Tait, A Turner, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 150-156, Noise & health, Mumbai, India, C1

journal article

Utility of the multi-component training distress scale to monitor swimmers during periods of training overload

L Main, S Warmington, E Korn, P Gastin

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 269-280, Research in sports medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Psychophysiological relationships between a multi-component self-report measure of mood, stress and behavioural signs and symptoms, and physiological stress responses during a simulated firefighting deployment

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, S Ferguson, J Reynolds, L Main

(2016), Vol. 110, pp. 109-118, International journal of psychophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Health and well-being in maritime pilotage: Exploring the factors that matter.

T Chambers, L Main

(2016), pp. 1-8, Ergoship 2016: Shaping shipping for people. Maritime Human Factors Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2015

The role of a self-report measure in athlete preparation

A Saw, L Main, P Gastin

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 685-691, Journal of strength and conditioning research, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Profiling the training practices and performance of elite rowers

J Tran, A Rice, L Main, P Gastin

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 572-580, International journal of sports physiology and performance, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal article

Monitoring athletes through self-report: factors influencing implementation

A Saw, L Main, P Gastin

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 137-146, Journal of sports science and medicine, Bursa, Turkey, C1

journal article

Symptoms of fatigue and coping strategies in maritime pilotage

T Chambers, L Main

(2015), Vol. 66, pp. 43-48, International maritime health, Gdynia, Poland, C1

journal article

Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions: A review among emergency service personnel

A Wolkow, S Ferguson, B Aisbett, L Main

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 183-208, International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health, Warsaw, Poland, C1

journal article

The impact of sleep restriction and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory stress responses

A Wolkow, S Ferguson, G Vincent, B Larsen, B Aisbett, L Main

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Relationships between inflammatory cytokine and cortisol responses in firefighters exposed to simulated wildfire suppression work and sleep restriction

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Physiological reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Impact of sport context and support on the use of a self-report measure for athlete monitoring

A Saw, L Main, P Gastin

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 732-739, Journal of sports science & medicine, Bursa, Turkey, C1

journal article
2014

Validation of GPS and accelerometer technology in swimming

E Beanland, L Main, B Aisbett, P Gastin, K Netto

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 234-238, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

journal article

Training distress and performance readiness : laboratory and field validation of a brief self-report measure

J Grove, L Main, K Partridge, D Bishop, S Russell, L Ferguson

(2014), Vol. 24, pp. 483-490, Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, Malden, Mass., C1

journal article

Development and implementation of a novel measure for quantifying training loads in rowing : the T2minute method

J Tran, A Rice, L Main, P Gastin

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 1172-1180, Journal of strength and conditioning research, Philadelphia, PA, C1

journal article

Convergent validity of a novel method for quantifying rowing training loads

J Tran, A Rice, L Main, P Gastin

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 268-276, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article
2013

Stressors, recovery processes, and manifestations of training distress in dance.

J Grove, L Main, L Sharp

(2013), Vol. 17, pp. 70-78, Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, C1

journal article

Kinanthropometric differences between 1997 World championship junior elite and 2011 national junior elite triathletes

G Landers, K Ong, T Ackland, B Blanksby, L Main, D Smith

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 444-449, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2012

Overtraining or burnout: A training and psycho-behavioural case study

L Main, G Landers

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 23-31, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, C1

journal article

Curate, promote, network, mentor: using Web 2.0 tools to guide postgraduate students and support researchers in training

J Tran, L Main, B Aisbett

(2012), pp. 1-1, Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

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The stress of fire fighting - implications for long term health outcomes

L Main, J Raines, G Della, A Wolkow, R Snow, B Aisbett

(2012), pp. 160-169, AFAC & Bushfire CRC Conference Research Forum 2012 : Proceedings of the Bushfire CRC & AFAC Research Forum 2012, Perth, WA, E1-1

conference
2010

Relationship between inflammatory cytokines and self-report measures of training overload

L Main, B Dawson, K Heel, R Grove, G Landers, C Goodman

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 127-139, Research in sports medicine : an international journal, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Training patterns and negative health outcomes in triathlon: Longitudinal observations across a full competitive season

L Main, G Landers, J Grove, B Dawson, C Goodman

(2010), Vol. 50, pp. 475-785, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, C1-1

journal article
2009

A multi-component assessment model for monitoring training distress among athletes

L Main, J Grove

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 195-202, European journal of sport science, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

Impact of training on changes in perceived stress and cytokine production

L Main, B Dawson, R Grove, G Landers, C Goodman

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 112-123, Research in sports medicine : an international journal, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Cytokines and self-report measures of well-being in rowing

L Main, B Dawson, J Grove, G Landers

(2009), pp. 1-1, ISSP 2009 : 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress 2009, Marrakesh, Morocco, E1-1

conference

Training patterns and injury in triathlon

L Main, B Dawson, J Grove, G Landers

(2009), pp. 1-1, ISSP 2009 : 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress 2009, Marrakesh, Morocco, E1-1

conference

Effectiveness of a psychological skills training program for youth equestrian riders

T Chambers, L Main, A Mankad, J Longbottom, D Gucciardi, S Gordon

(2009), pp. 1-1, ISSP 2009 : 12th International Society of Sport Psychology World Congress 2009, Marrakesh, Morocco, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The interactions of sleep drprivation, physical work and stress

Dr Luana Main, Prof Sally Ferguson

  • 2014: $10,000
  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $10,000

Industry and Other Funding

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, Dr Luana Main, Dr Spencer Roberts

  • 2019: $4,493

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Candice Elaine Thomas

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of the Talent Development Environment of Caribbean Track and Field Athletes

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

2016

Alexander Wolkow

Thesis entitled: Sleep restriction across a simulated firefighting deployment: The impact on acute stress responses

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

Associate Supervisor
2018

Jamie Liam Tait

Thesis entitled: Effects of Dual-Task Functional Power Training on Cognitive Function, Well-Being and Inflammatory and Neurological Markers in Older Adults

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

2016

Anna Saw

Thesis entitled: Self-Report Measures in Athletic Preparation

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

2015

Jacqueline Tran

Thesis entitled: Monitoring training loads and athlete wellness: relationships with rowing performance

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