Our Team

Dr Shona Halson

Dr Shona Halson
Name: Dr Shona Halson
Position/Title: Head of Discipline
Academic Qualifications PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery.

Conduct applied research to evaluate techniques to reduce fatigue and increase recovery.

Professional Interests:

Fatigue
Recovery
Overtraining
Monitoring training load
Endocrine function



Dr Jo Vaile

Jo Vaile
Name: Dr Jo Vaile
Position/Title: Senior Recovery Physiologist
Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Waikato, NZ)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with Honours (Waikato, NZ)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery.

Conduct applied research to evaluate techniques to reduce fatigue and enhance recovery in high performance athletes.

Professional Interests:

Recovery strategies
Fatigue
Performance enhancing strategies Thermoregulation
Adaptations to training
Muscle damage.



Dr Nathan Versey

Nathan Versey
Name: Dr Nathan Versey
Position/Title: Recovery Physiologist
Academic Qualifications

PhD (Exercise Physiology)(University of Western Australia)

B.Appl.Sci. with Honours (Exercise and Sport Science) (University of Sydney)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery

Conduct applied research to evaluate techniques to reduce fatigue and enhance recovery in high performance athletes

Professional Interests:

Recovery strategies (hydrotherapy)

Fatigue

Monitoring fatigue and training load

Sleep in athletes
Endurance performance

Thermoregulation

Blood flow measurement



Laura Juliff

Name:

Laura Juliff

Position/Title:

PhD Scholar in Performance Recovery/ Physiology

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Edith Cowan University)

Bachelor of Exercise and Rehabilitation (Edith Cowan University)

Bachelor Exercise and Sports Science with Honours- Topic: Contrast Showers in sport (Murdoch University)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Conduct practical recovery sessions for a variety of athletes

AIS Netball Physiologist

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery.

Assist and conduct applied recovery research

Collect and analyse physiological data.

Professional Interests:

Enhancing Recovery

Sleep in athletes

Team sport physiology

Monitoring fatigue and training load

Recovery strategies (hydrotherapy, contrast showers, sleep)


Jess Stephens

Name:

Jess Stephens

Position/Title:

PhD Scholar in Performance Recovery

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)(University of Ballarat)

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (Human Movement)(University of Ballarat)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Conduct practical recovery sessions for a variety of athletes

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery

Assist and conduct applied recovery research

 

Professional Interests:

Enhancing Recovery

Enhancing hydrotherapy strategies

Monitoring fatigue and training load

Adaptations to training


Ned Brophy-Williams

Name:

Ned Brophy-Williams

Position/Title:

PhD Scholar in Performance Recovery

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Exercise and Health Science)(The University of Western Australia)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Conduct applied research to evaluate techniques to reduce fatigue and enhance recovery in high performance athletes, with a focus on compression

Provide advice and assistance to minimise fatigue and maximise recovery

Provide physiological assistance for the AIS Swim Team

 

Professional Interests:

Team sport physiology and recovery

Recovery strategies

Ergogenic aids in sports performance


Dean Oakman

Dean Oakman
Name: Dean Oakman
Position/Title: Program Manager
Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science/Ecology (University of Canberra)

Bachelor of Applied Science/Sports Administration (University of Canberra)

Duties/Responsibilities:

Manage the AIS Recovery Centre

Manage the financial operations of the recovery program

Coordinate the National Recovery Network

In conjunction with the Head of Discipline provide strategic direction to the program

Manage the program sponsorship agreement with 2XU


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