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

Publications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Firefighter?s acute inflammatory response to wildfire suppression

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

(2019), pp. 1-15, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Baltimore, Md., C1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, Mr Spencer Roberts

  • 2019: $4,493

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
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