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Current Fitness Research includes:

Project description Researcher
Quantifying group exercise classes – comparing energy expenditure, steps, heart rates, and force data across four different group exercise classes. Aimee Harvey (PhD candidate)
Professor Brendan Burkett
Physical Literacy of school aged children – developing movement competency screening tools and interventions. Daniel Marshall (PhD candidate)
Professor Brendan Burkett
Is BodyPump an effective exercise option for adults aged over 55 years? Vaughan Nicholson (PhD student - Australian Fitness Network Scholarship
Professor Brendan Burkett
Swimming for people with disability: participation pathways and experience in Australia. Kate Murphy (PhD candidate - Swimming Australia Scholarship)
Professor Brendan Burkett

The effect of two exercise bouts on fat oxidation rates and post prandial or 24 hour glucose control in an insulin resistant population group.

Professor Brendan Burkett
Professor John Hawley
Dr Tony Boutagy
Dr Mark Holmes
Dr Gary Slater
Rachel Luff (Honours student)

Scapula kinematics in overhead pressing. Professor Brendan Burkett
To determine the type and scope of nutritional and lifestyle advice sought by every day Australians who utilise Exercise professionals and related services.

Professor Brendan Burkett
Dr Florin Oprescu
Dr Gary Slater

Nutritional knowledge of fitness industry personnel.

Professor Brendan Burkett
Dr Florin Oprescu
Dr Gary Slater


Analysis of physical measures related to training methods and techniques in flat water sprint kayak: a pilot study.
Professor Brendan Burkett
Dr Tony Rice - Australian Institute of Sport
Dr Gary Slater
Dr Mark Sayers
Dr Danielle Formosa
Understanding and enhancing performance of Oz Tag players and referees (Qld OzTag Scholarship). Professor Brendan Burkett
Dr Ross Pinder
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