Find a supervisorWe have more than 50 research degree supervisors to choose from at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Take a look at their research specialisations to find the right supervisor for you. Feel free to contact your shortlist of supervisors directly to discuss your research.
Our research degree supervisors
Alfred Deakin Professor Kylie Ball
Promoting physical activity, promoting healthy eating, promoting healthy weight. Preventing obesity. Behaviour change. Behavioural epidemiology. Disadvantaged groups; low SES. Socioeconomic inequalities. Women.
Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford
Obesity prevention and behavioural epidemiology of food/exercise.
Alfred Deakin Professor Jo Salmon
Obesity prevention, promoting child and adolescent physical activity, reducing sitting in school and home, sedentary behaviour and health.
Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Timperio
Professor Karen Campbell
Behavioural, social and environmental influences on nutrition in children and adolescents.
Professor Robin Daly
Exercise, nutrition (protein, vitamin D, calcium, multi-nutrient supplementation), ageing, chronic disease, musculoskeletal health, osteoporosis, falls and sarcopenia, cognitive function, type 2 diabetes, clinical trials.
Professor Russell Keast
Taste, flavour, sensory, hedonics, food choice, fat, carbohydrate, food, nutrition.
Professor Mark Lawrence
Food policy, folate fortification.
Professor Ralph Maddison
Exercise, health behaviours and disease prevention.
Professor Caryl Nowson
Salt, blood pressure, diet, ageing.
Professor Lynn Riddell
Iron, zinc, young adults, food habits.
Professor Aaron Russell
Identifying molecular factors influencing the adaptation to endurance and resistance exercise in healthy, ageing and diseased populations.
Professor Rod Snow
Creatine metabolism and pregnancy. Creatine supplementation and pregnancy.
Professor Tony Worsley
Nutrition education in secondary schools. Food literacy of family food gatekeepers. Social marketing of healthy meal repertoires. Asia-Pacific Families and Food survey. Impacts of the nutrition transition on families in the Asia-Pacific region. Public concerns about the food supply.
Associate Professor Brad Aisbett
Using exercise science research to enable workplaces to promote and preserve the health and safety of workers in physically demanding occupations (e.g. civilian and military emergency services).
Associate Professor Daniel Belavy
How we can make the spine healthier.
Associate Professor Clinton Bruce
Associate Professor Steve Fraser
Associate Professor Kylie Hesketh
Obesity prevention and promotion of healthy eating, physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours in children 0–12 years.
Associate Professor Michelle Keske
Associate Professor Sarah McNaughton
Nutritional epidemiology, dietary assessment, nutrition promotion, dietary patterns, eating patterns, nutritional status, chronic disease prevention, ageing.
Associate Professor Glenn Wadley
Impacts of physical activity and the nutritional environments during early life on later adult health. Investigation of exercise and antioxidant therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis (synthesis) following exercise.
Dr Jason Bonacci
Dr Lyndall Bruce
Dr Amelia Carr
Applied physiology and ergogenic aids.
Dr Paul Della Gatta
Dr Eric Drinkwater
Dr Dan Dwyer
Development and use of technology to measure sports performance. Use of data analytics to identify predictors of performance and assist strategic decision making by athletes and coaches.
Dr Kirsten Howlett
Carbohydrate metabolism, exercise, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes.
Dr Peter Kremer
Sport, exercise, mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Severine Lamon
Dr Rachel Laws
Dr Gie Liem
Sensory science, children's food choice.
Dr Catherine Milte
Dr Nicky Ridgers
Dr Natalie Saunders
Dr Chris Shaw
Glucose and lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle. Exercise interventions, and immunofluorescence microscopy techniques.
Dr Wei-Peng Teo
Dr Lukar Thompson
Dr Susan Torres
Dr Anne Turner
Dr Julia Walsh
Dr Stuart Warmington
Understanding blood flow restriction exercise and its application to improve skeletal muscle health in athletes, rehabilitation, chronic disease and the ageing community.
Monitoring and examining the physiology of sleep and recovery for athlete health, performance and training.