Dr Spencer Roberts



Lecturer, Human Physiology


Faculty of Health


School of Exer & Nutr Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 68837


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Evening Whey Protein Intake, Rich in Tryptophan, and Sleep in Elite Male Australian Rules Football Players on Training and Nontraining Days

Cassandra Ferguson, Brad Aisbett, Michele Lastella, Spencer Roberts, Dominique Condo

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 82-88, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Sleep of recruits throughout basic military training and its relationships with stress, recovery, and fatigue

S Bulmer, B Aisbett, J Drain, S Roberts, P Gastin, J Tait, L Main

(2022), pp. 1-12, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Does game-day circadian misalignment or environmental temperature influence team performance in the Australian Football League? An examination of historical data

S Roberts, S Bowe, L Evans, J Tran, S Warmington

(2022), Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Understanding the sleep of ultra-marathon swimmers: Guidance for coaches and swimmers

I Dunican, E Perry, M Gemma, E Nesci, S Roberts

(2022), International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, C1

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Nutrient intake, meal timing and sleep in elite male Australian football players

E Falkenberg, B Aisbett, M Lastella, S Roberts, D Condo

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 7-12, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

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The sleep of elite australian rules footballers during preseason: A comparison of men and women

S Roberts, E Falkenberg, A Stevens, B Aisbett, M Lastella, D Condo

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 641-646, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Monitoring stress and allostatic load in first responders and tactical operators using heart rate variability: a systematic review

S Corrigan, S Roberts, S Warmington, J Drain, L Main

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 1-16, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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Monitoring Effects of Sleep Extension and Restriction on Endurance Performance Using Heart Rate Indices

Spencer Roberts, Brad Aisbett, Wei-Peng Teo, Stuart Warmington

(2021), Vol. Publish Ahead of Print, pp. 1-9, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, C1

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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, pp. 1-11, Sports Medicine - Open, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Sleep duration and quality are associated with nutrient intake in elite female athletes

D Condo, M Lastella, B Aisbett, A Stevens, S Roberts

(2021), pp. 1-6, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Sleep in Cystic Fibrosis Youth: A Bi‐Directional Relationship?

Melitta McNarry, Daniel Stevens, Michelle Stone, Spencer Roberts, Sarah Hall, Kelly Mackintosh

(2020), Pediatric Pulmonology, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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Effects of training and competition on the sleep of elite athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Spencer Roberts, Wei-Peng Teo, Stuart Warmington

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 1-11, British journal of sports medicine, London, Eng., C1

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Extended sleep maintains endurance performance better than normal or restricted sleep

Spencer Roberts, Wei-Peng Teo, Brad Aisbett, Stuart Warmington

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 2516-2523, Medicine & science in sports & exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Effects of total sleep deprivation on endurance cycling performance and heart rate indices used for monitoring athlete readiness

Spencer Roberts, Wei-Peng Teo, Brad Aisbett, Stuart Warmington

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 2691-2701, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Light exercise heart rate on-kinetics: a comparison of data fitted with sigmoidal and exponential functions and the impact of fitness and exercise intensity

K Trounson, S Roberts, A Balloch, S Warmington

(2017), Vol. 5, Physiological reports, Bethesda, Md., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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

Ultra Sports Science Foundation Grant Program

  • 2019: $4,493


No completed student supervisions to report