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February 2016 - August 2019
- PhD Student
- Gained experience in survey development and piloting, a range of research methods, including quantitative (cross sectional, longitudinal, and randomized control trial) and qualitative (thematic analysis) methods.
January 2011 - April 2020
South Metropolitan TAFE
- Teaching Certificate and Diploma level fitness and sport courses, using both face-to-face, and online teaching methods. Also involved in mentoring other staff in the use of learning management systems, and the preparation of classroom resources.
January 2011 - June 2021
South Metropolitan TAFE
The use of non-academic sources of health information is popular among both the public and exercise professionals. However, the quality of this information varies and without the application of critical thinking skills, may lead to misconceptions forming. This research aimed to compare the knowledge, presence of misconceptions, and critical thinkin...
Personal trainers are a popular source of exercise guidance for the public but have been shown to have fundamental errors in their knowledge, and hold misconceptions about some exercise and nutritional concepts. Critical thinking skills have been found to relate inversely to misconceptions in other populations but this has not been examined in pers...
Misconceptions of exercise science and nutrition information have been identified in exercise science students and professionals. However misconceptions have not been examined in vocational education (VET) students, or VET qualified personal trainers, and little is known about the relationship between misconceptions, knowledge, and critical thinkin...
Misconceptions are persistent beliefs that contradict the accepted scientific views, impacting how subsequent information is interpreted. Research to date has not examined the sources, or prevalence of, fundamental exercise science misconceptions in higher education (HE) or vocational education (VET) students. Both HE and VET educators were intervi...
Reporting sub-elite pre-season and in-season training loads, and injury rates, in sub-elite Australian Rules Football.
The use of pseudoephedrine (PSE) as a nasal decongestant is widespread, as it causes vasoconstriction in the respiratory tract. Side effects include elevated heart rate and systolic blood pressure, and it has been suggested that PSE could be performance enhancing. Results to date are equivocal, with PSE showing mild performance enhancing effects in...
This study investigated the influence of dehydration on urinary levels of pseudoephedrine (PSE) after prolonged repeated effort activity. Fourteen athletes performed a simulated team game circuit (STGC) outdoors over 120 min under three different hydration protocols: hydrated (HYD), dehydrated (DHY) and dehydrated + post-exercise fluid bolus (BOL)....
To assess the prevalence of simple exercise misconceptions in students, the public, and exercise professionals. And to assess whether an online critical thinking intervention can reduce the prevalence of these misconceptions in personal trainers.