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Staff listing

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Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Brad Aisbett has been the Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences since 2020. Brad joined the school in 2008. During his time within the school, he has served as Higher Degrees by Research Director; Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning); and Deputy Head of School. He has chaired Exercise and Sport Science Practicum, Exercise Prescription, and Research Training units in either undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Outside of the school, Brad has served as Deputy Chair of University Teaching and Learning Committee and currently chairs Deakin's Heads of Departments and School Committee. Brad has dedicated his research career to human performance optimisation, with a particular focus on individuals in physically demanding and safety-critical occupations such as emergency and military services. His specific expertise includes the analysis of physical work demands, workers’ heat stress and hydration, stress, sleep and fatigue; and development of job specific fitness tests. To date, he has worked in partnership with more than 25 organisations, spanning the civilian and military emergency services, contributing to their policy and procedures on workers' health, safety, and selection

Exercise and nutrition are increasingly in the spotlight – and for good reason. Developments in this area, often from Deakin, regularly lead to improved public health and enhanced sporting performance. You can also rest assured you're learning at the cutting edge: we're the #1 sport science school in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Professor Brad Aisbett

Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Key contacts

Professor Brad Aisbett, Head of School

Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio, Deputy Head of School, Deputy Director IPAN

Elissa Turnbull, School Manager

Kylie Bellesini, Deputy School Manager, Co-Director, Deakin Sport Performance Hub

Professor Aaron Russell, Associate Head of School, International

Dr Lyndell Bruce, Associate Head of School, Partnerships

Associate Professor Stuart Warmington, Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning – Exercise and Sport Science

Associate Professor Alison Booth, Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning – Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Professor Clinton Bruce, Associate Head of School, Research

Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon, Director IPAN

Professor Michelle Keske, Deputy Director IPAN

Associate Professor Natalie Saunders, Co-Director Deakin Sport Performance Hub

Professor Russell Keast, Discipline Leader, Food Innovation

Course directors

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Senior Lecturer, Course Director, Undergraduate Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (H343, D333, D394)

Dr Katie Lacy, Senior Lecturer, Course Director, Undergraduate Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences (H315,H318)

Dr Aaron Fox, Senior Lecturer, Honours Coordinator, Bachelor of Nutrition Science and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Associate Professor Kristy Bolton, Course Director, Postgraduate Human Nutrition and Master of Nutrition and Population Health

Associate Professor Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Course Director, Graduate Certificate Health Research Practice

Dr Clint Miller, Senior Lecturer, Course Director, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Dr Alison Spence, Senior Lecturer, Course Director, Master of Dietetics

Dr Dan Dwyer, Senior Lecturer, Course Director, Postgraduate Applied Sports Science

Associate Professor David Scott, Associate Professor (Research), Director of Higher Degree by Research

Our people

Academic

Professor Brad Aisbett, Head of School

Dr Giselle Allsopp, Lecturer, Human Physiology

Zoe Avner, Lecturer, Sport Coaching

Dr Andrew Betik, Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science (Lifespan)

Dr Kristy Bolton, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition Sciences

Dr Jason Bonacci, Senior Lecturer

Dr Alison Booth, Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning – Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Liz Bradshaw, Senior Lecturer, Biomechanics

Dr David Broadbent, Lecturer, Sport Coaching

Dr Helen Brown, Senior Lecturer, Sport Coaching and Physical Activity

Dr Lyndell Bruce, Senior Lecturer, Sports Science

Dr Alissa Burnett, Lecturer, Nutrition Science

Dr Amelia Carr, Senior Lecturer, Sport science; sport nutrition; sport physiology; physical performance

Troy Castricum, Lecturer, Applied Exercise and Sport Science

Kathryn Cirone, Lecturer, Population Nutrition

Dr Dominique Condo, Senior Lecturer, Sport Nutrition

Louise Conway, Associate Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Practice

Dr Andrew Costanzo, Lecturer, Food and Nutrition

Dr Dan Dias, Senior Lecturer, Food Science

Dr Katherine Downing, Lecturer, Physical Activity and Health

Dr Jeremy Drake, Lecturer, Nutrition Sciences

Dr Eric Drinkwater, Senior Lecturer, Sports Science

Dr Dan Dwyer, Senior Lecturer, Applied Exercise and Sports Science

Dr Simon Feros, Lecturer, Functional Anatomy/Strength and Conditioning Sciences

Dr Aaron Fox, Senior Lecturer, Applied Sport Science

Associate Professor Steve Fraser, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology

Dr Jackson Fyfe, Senior Lecturer, Strength and Conditioning Sciences

Dr Shirani Gamlath, Lecturer

Dr Carley Grimes, Senior Lecturer, Population Nutrition

Dr Sarah Hall, Associate Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science (Practicum)

Dr Lee Hamilton, Lecturer, Exercise Physiology across the Lifespan

Mr Jack Harper, Associate Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Practice

Dr Ashlee Hendy, Lecturer, Motor Learning

Mr Declan Hennessy, Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

Mr Kris Hinck, Lecturer, Applied Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Samantha Hoffman, Lecturer, Applied Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Kirsten Howlett, Senior Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

Dr Snehal Jadhav, Lecturer, Food Safety

Dr Gunveen Kaur, Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences

Ms Jessica Kempler, Lecturer, Food and Nutrition

Dr Claire Kenneally-Dabrowski, Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Ajam Khokhar, Lecturer, Nutrition Science

Dr Katie Lacy, Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Science

Dr Amelia Lee, Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Penelope Love, Senior Lecturer, Community and Public Health Nutrition

Associate Professor Luana Main, Associate Professor

Dr Claire Margerison, Senior Lecturer

Dr Shaun Mason, Lecturer, Nutrition Science

Jennifer McCann, Lecturer

Dr Clint Miller, Senior Lecturer

Dr Catherine Milte, Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences

Dr Niamh Mundell, Senior Lecturer

Dr Janandani Nanayakkara, Lecturer, Community and Public Health Nutrition

Ee Ling Ng, Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Jodie Palmer, Associate Lecturer, Exercise and Sports Science

Dr Spencer Roberts, Lecturer, Human Physiology

Helena Rodi, Lecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics

Professor Aaron Russell, Professor and Associate Head of School, International

Dr Georgie Russell, Senior Lecturer, Food Innovation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Natalie Saunders, Associate Professor

Dr Christopher Shaw, Senior Lecturer, Exercise Physiology

Dr Rhiannon Snipe, Lecturer, Sport Nutrition

Dr Alison Spence, Senior Lecturer

Ryan Surace, Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics

Brittany Swelam, Lecturer, Physical Activity and Health

Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Senior Lecturer

Dr Jamie Tait, Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Sze Yen Tan, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition Sciences

Dr Danielle Trowell, Lecturer, Sport Science

Dr Anne Turner, Senior Lecturer

Dr Paige van der Pligt, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Kris Veugelers, Associate Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science (Practicum)

Dr Cara Walker, Teaching Scholar, Exercise and Sport Science

Dr Anthony Walsh, Lecturer, Physical Activity and Health

Dr Stuart Warmington, Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning – Exercise and Sport Science

Kate Wingrove, Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Craig Wright, Senior Lecturer

Dr Christopher Young, Lecturer

Research

Dr Gavin Abbott, Senior Research Fellow

Dr Megan Adam, Research Fellow, INFANT Project Manager

Dr Lauren Arundell, ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow

Dr Brenton Baguley, Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Research Fellow

Dr Phillip Baker, ARC Future Fellow

Nicole Biggs, Associate Research Fellow

Professor Lucinda Black, Professor

Barbara Vitorino Alencar Brayner, Research Fellow

Professor Clinton Bruce, Associate Head of School, Research

Professor Karen Campbell, Professor

Elysha Chua, Research Fellow and Project Coordinator

Dr Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, Research Fellow

Professor Robin Daly, Chair in Exercise and Ageing

Dr Paddy Dempsey, NHMRC Early Career fellow

Belinda De Ross, Associate Research Fellow

Jacqueline Della Gatta, Project Manager, Research Fellow Grade 2

Amanda Dickson, Research Assistant

Dr Suzanne Dixon-Suen, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Felicity Dunlop, Research Fellow

Professor David Dunstan, Head, Baker Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes and Chair, Lifestyle and Diabetes

Dr Kidane Gebremariam, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Elena George, Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jenny Gianoudis, Research Fellow, Project Manager

Anthea Gregoriou, INFANT State wide Implementation Coordinator

Professor Kylie Hesketh, Professor, Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow

Dr Jeew Hettiarachchi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Danielle Hiam, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Zoya Huschtscha, Research Fellow

Associate Professor Shariful Islam, Associate Professor

Dr Paul Jansons, Research Fellow

Professor Russell Keast, Professor and Discipline Leader, Food Innovation

Associate Professor Michelle Keske, Associate Professor, Physiology and Metabolism

Clinical Associate Professor Nicole Kiss, Clinical Associate Professor

Dr Harriet Koorts, Senior Research Fellow

Dr Konsita Kuswara, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sam Lai, Associate Research Fellow

Associate Professor Severine Lamon, ARC Future Fellow

Dr Natalie Lander, Senior Research Fellow

Professor Mark Lawrence, Professor

Associate Professor Rachel Laws, Associate Professor, Public Health Nutrition

Dr Rebecca Leech, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Elizabeth Lehman, Associate Research Fellow, Project Manager

Simone Lewin, Project Manager, Associate Research Fellow

Associate Professor Gie Liem, Associate Professor

Dr Rebecca Lindberg, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Katherine Livingstone, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Dr Venurs Loh, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Justine Lomas, Research Fellow

Dr Jiani Ma, Research Fellow

Dr Helen Macpherson, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Professor Ralph Maddison, Professor in Physical Activity and Disease Prevention

Kathy McConnell, INFANT Statewide Implementation Coordinator

Alfred Deakin Professor Sarah McNaughton, Alfred Deakin Professor

Jakub Mesinovic, Associate Research Fellow

Jennifer Mouchacca, Project Manager, Research Fellow

Dr Yada Nolvachai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jessica Orr, Research Fellow

Dr Lucas Orssatto, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Lewan Parker, NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellow

Dr Susan Paudel Subedi, Executive Dean Health Research Fellow

Dr Priscila Pereira Machado, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Professor Judi Porter, Professor, Dietetics

Dr Jonathan Rawstorn, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Professor Jo Salmon, Alfred Deakin Professor and Director, Institute for Physical Activity

Dr Ahrathy Selathurai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Associate Professor David Scott, Associate Professor (Research)

Savannah Simmons, Research Assistant

Alice Sims, Research Assistant

Dr Lena Stephens, Research Fellow

Dr Teketo Tegegne, Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Megan Teychenne, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio, Alfred Deakin Professor and Deputy Head of School

Associate Professor Susan Torres, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Jenny Veitch, Associate Professor

Dr Simone Verswijveren, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Barbara Vitorino Alencar Brayner, Research Fellow

Professor Glenn Wadley, Associate Head of School, Research

Dr Kim Way, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Michael Wheeler, Executive Dean Health Research Fellow

Dr Yuxin Zhang, Research Fellow, Digital Health

Dr Jazzmin Zheng, Senior Research Fellow

Honorary

Alfred Deakin Professor Kylie Ball, Emeritus Professor

Professor Daniel Belavy, Honorary Professor

Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, Emeritus Professor

Dr Christine Delisle Nystrom, Honorary Fellow

Dr Jill Hnatiuk, Honorary Fellow

Associate Professor Javad Koohsari, Honorary Associate Professor

Dr Peter Kremer, Honorary Fellow

Professor Caryl Nowson, Emeritus Professor

Adjunct Professor David Parkin, Honorary Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor Nicky Ridgers, Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Robert Shellie, Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Gary Slater, Honorary Associate Professor

Professor Rod Snow, Emeritus Professor

Dr Jason Talevski, Honorary Fellow

Dr Vina Tan, Honorary Fellow

Dr Wei-Peng Teo, Honorary Fellow

Associate Professor Lukar Thornton, Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Julie Woods, Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor

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