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Awards

The organising committee of the 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference and Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice are dedicated to establishing new Young Investigator (YIA), Early Career Researcher (ECR), Practitioner and Poster awards.

Nominations for the awards are now closed. For full eligibility and judging criteria, please click here.
To download a printable version of the finalists for all awards, please click here.

Award Categories

Aspire Academy Young Investigator AwardsAC logo

Programming:

Sports Science: Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:00pm – 12:30pm and 2:30pm – 3:30pm in Hall A
Exercise Science & Health: Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:00pm – 12:30pm and 2:30pm – 3:30pm in Hall E and Hall BC

Finalists:

Sports Science:
190 Wing Yin Lau: Changes in fascia and muscle pain threshold after eccentric contractions
325 Christopher Brandner: Time courses of strength and muscle thickness adaptations following 8 weeks of blood flow restriction strength training
224 Caroline Robertson: The EEG response to incremental exercise to exhaustion in relation to ventilatory parameters
225 Tamara Woolley: The effect of spatial manupulation on goalkeepers’ anticipation of a penalty kick in soccer
254 James Broatch: The benefits of post-exercise cold-water immersion are not greater than the placebo effect
352 Michael Leung: M1 plasticity is not differentially modulated by skill and strength training

Exercise Science & Health:
134 Bradley Wall: Exercise as medicine: reducing treatment toxicities in prostate cancer patients
136 Rachel Climie: Exercise-induced albuminuria is a manifestation of exercise aortic reservoir function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
137 Rachel Climie: Type 2 diabetes mellitus modifies the assocaiton between abdominal obesity and brain atrophy
183 Ashlee Hendy: Getting stronger without training: the role of non-invasive brain stimulation and cross-education
199 Glenn Stewart: Exercise-Echocardiography for the assessment of ventricular strain and torsion following a 60-min high-intensity cycling race
209 Adam Trewin: Post exercise attenuation of mitochondrial respiration and elevated hydrogen peroxide emission in permeablised skeletal muscle of obese men
248 Simon Rosenbaum: Exercise augmentation compared to usual care for posttraumatic stress disorder. A randomised controlled trail: Results from the reap trail
308 Amy Mendham: A 12 week sports-based exercise program for sedentary indigenous Australian men improves clinical risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus
316 Fausto Antonio Panizzolo: Gait mechanics in chronic heart failure: New insights into exercise capacity
317 Kassia Weston: Importance of exercise training in maintaining improvements in diastolic function in patients with chronic kidney disease: A two-year randomized control trial
324 Calum Downie: Differences in first step recovery from an induced fall in older adults with knee osteoarthritis
348 Howard Carter: Cardiovascular responses to water immersion in humans: Impact on cerebral perfusion

Prizes:

Sports Science: 1st prize $4,000; 2nd prize $1,000
Exercise Science & Health: 1st prize $4,000; 2nd prize $1,000

Early Career Researcher AwardsAC logo

Programming:

Sports Science: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:00am – 12:30pm in Hall D
Exercise Science & Health: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:00am – 12:30pm in Hall BC

Finalists:

Sports Science:
147 Peter Peeling: Iron status and the hepcidin response to exercise: Implications for athletes
250 Aaron Scanlan: Reactive agility tests using light- and opponent-based stimuli assess different qualities in court-based team sports
255  Laura Garvican-Lewis: Haemodilution in both sea level and altitude natives during a two week cycle race at moderate altitude
286 Joseph Costello: Physiological tolerance times while wearing explosive ordnance disposal and chemical protective equipment in simulated environments
323 Jonathan Bartlett: The effects of single and multiple bouts of soccer-specific training on PGC-1α, AMPK, and p38MAPK in human skeletal muscle
326 Angela Spence: Is there an “Athlete’s artery”? Characterising arterial phenotype in elite athletes

Exercise Science & Health:
143 Rachel Duckham: Effects of history of amenorrhoea on cortical bone mass, structure and its distribution in retired elite gymnasts
159 Karen Kendall: The effect of hip muscle strengthening on pain and disability for individuals with non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
163 Dawson Kidgell: Ipsilateral motor cortical responses to TMS following short-term unilateral eccentric and concentric strength training
234 Tina Skinner: Physical and psychosocial health of prostate cancer survivors improves after only four individualised exercise physiology sessions
242 Ashleigh Smith: The influence of a single short period of aerobic exercise on intracortical excitability and neuroplasticity
282 Vincent Dalbo: Lack of Reality – positive perceptions of health in the presence of disease

Prizes:

Sports Science: 1st prize $4,000; 2nd prize $1,000
Exercise Science & Health: 1st prize $4,000; 2nd prize $1,000

University of South Australia Practitioner AwardUni SA Logo PNG

Programming:

Oral: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 11:00am – 12:30pm in Hall E
Poster: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 12:30pm – 1:00pm in the Exhibition Hall

Finalists:

116 Danielle Pirera: Bringing self-worth to exercise and motivation
118 Danielle Pirera: Are we training too hard? A new marker of exercise intensity
125 Wayne Dite: A dose response exercise study for stroke survivors with impaired mobility
184 Simon Sostaric: Persisting with extended periods of fatigue & undiagnosed medical conditions in pursuit of exercise performance: A case report
201 Simon Sostaric: Physical activity management in a patient suffering co-existing brugada syndrome & type 2 diabetes: A case report
202 Chad Timmermans: Exercise physiology and intensive gait training for children with cerebral palsy. Case analysis of four children
259 Tanya Lewis: Could this be a case of the male athlete triad? A case study
262 Nicole Marlow: Exercise & Sports Science Australia’s outcome measures for exercise physiologists: Ensuring evidence-based practice
274 David Hill: The Prevalence of lower back pain in unemployed Australian jobseekers
277 Simone Robinson: Effectiveness of a 8 week circuit based exercise program on those with a neurological condition
279 Andrew Murnane: Effects of a structured exercise program on pre-operative optimisation prior to major cancer surgery
292 Jessica Seater: Why Weight? A multidisciplinary approach to healthy weight management
347 Adam Scott & Katie Williams: Non-physician led exercise stress testing is a feasible and effective practice in low to intermediate risk patients with chest pain
351 Katie-Jane Brickwood: The strength2strength Tasmania exercise treatment program – A snapshot of the preliminary data
373 Thomas Denton: Isometric hip strength in individuals with hip joint pain

Prizes:

1st prize $4,000; 2nd prize $1,000

University of Western Australia Poster Award for Sports ScienceUWA-BlockJPEG

Programming:

Oral: Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:00pm – 12:30pm and 2:30pm – 3:30pm in Hall D
Poster: Friday, 11 April 2014 at 12:30pm – 1:00pm in the Exhibition Hall

Finalists:

128 Kazunori Nosaka: Muscle length changes during eccentric contractions determine the magnitude of muscle damage
151  Jo Vaile: Effect of lower limb compression on blood flow and performance in elite wheelchair rugby athletes
197  Jacqueline Tran: Training distress, motivation, and burnout: comparing wellness responses of successful and unsuccessful rowers throughout one competitive season
269  Llion Roberts: Cold water immersion reduces adaptation to chronic strength training
216  Joshua Denham: Altered leukocyte microrna-21 and -210 abundance after 4 weeks of sprint interval training (SIT)
241 Tom EatonRepeat-sprint performance in team-sport athletes: Role for protein and caffeine
310 Joel Fuller: The effect of a lightweight racing shoe on 5km running performance, running economy and biomechanics in trained runners
318 David Bishop: 14 days of normobaric hypoxia increases mitochondrial respiration in humans
328  Elisa Robey: Effect of high-intensity evening exercise on subsequent sleep
329  Trevor Allen: Factors influencing muscle damage from isometric exercise
342  Brendan Scott: Physical performance and perception of effort, fatigue and soreness during high-intensity resistance exercise in hypoxia
358  Aaron Coutts: Effects of high-intensity interval training in concurrent heat and normobaric hypoxia on physiological and performance adaptations
360  Jack Cannon: Effect of multinutrient supplementation during acute resistance exercise on torque production and neural drive in strength-trained athletes
370  Phillip Melville: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging investigation of the alpha angle and cam-type femoroacetabular impingement in high-performance male water polo players
381 Gabriel Trajano: The effect of intermittent vs. continuous passive muscle stretch on plantarflexor rapid force production

Prizes:

1st prize $2,000; 2nd prize $500

University of Queensland Poster AwardUQ Poster Award for Exercise Science & Health

Programming:

Oral: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 4:00pm – 5:30pm in Hall BC
Poster: Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 5:30pm – 6:00pm in the Exhibition Hall

Finalists:

133 Rhenan Nealon: The effect of 28 days of beta-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and  insulin sensitivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomised, double-blind and placebo-controlled pilot trial
150 Alicia Goodwill: Transcranial direct current stimulation enhances the cross-transfer of motor performance in older adults
169 Ilaria Croci: Fat oxidation over a range of exercise intensities: Fitness versus fatness
186 David Mizrahi: An exercise intervention during chemotherapy for women with recurrent ovarian cancer: A feasibility study
191 Jenny Gianoudis: Effects of a multi-modal exercise program incorporating high velocity resistance training on bone density, muscle function and falls in older adults
207 Christopher Shaw: A 10 week high intensity interval training intervention improves cardiovascular, metabolic and psychological health in sedentary individuals
222 Itamar Levinger: The effects of acute exercise on bone turnover markers and insulin sensitivity in obese men
251 Meegan Walker: Blood flow during low intensity exercise in peripheral arterial disease
280 Mia Schaumberg: Does oral contraceptive use influence adaptation to high intensity interval training in recreationally-active women?
293 Shelley Keating: Effect of exercise training dose on liver fat in overweight adults
294 Louise Naylor: Impact of exercise training on glycaemic control in adolescents with type 2 diabetes
315 Sian Williams: The benefit of a home based strength training for children with cerebral palsy
320 Kathrin Freyler: Postural neuromuscular and kinematic responses following perturbation in monopedal stance: Effect of direction, amplitude and velocity of the perturbation
357 Alistair Mallard: The effect of a 12 week high intensity interval training or moderate intensity exercise training on oxidative stress and inflammatory biomarkers in type 2 diabetic patients
366 Joyce Ramos: High intensity interval training reverses Metabolic Syndrome 

Prizes:

1st prize $2,000; 2nd prize $500

Aspire Academy Internship AwardAC logo

In addition to the YIA and ECR prizes described, Aspire Academy will fund a position for one intern to live and work in Qatar for one month (accommodation and travel included).

 

 

ESSA & MeECSSLogo_as_JPGExercise & Sports Science Australia and European College of Sports Science Research Exchange Award

This award will be presented for the best presentation by a young scientist (e.g. PhD or Masters Student, post-doc) in exercise and sports science.

The ESSA/ECSS Research Exchange provides the opportunity for the candidate who is awarded the winning presentation the chance to attend the annual European College of Sport Science Conference (ECSS)*. The exchange package will allow the candidate the opportunity to:

  • Display their poster presentation in a prominent position in the poster area of the ECSS conference;
  • Reserve a dedicated 5-minute period within the conference program to present the awarded poster and answer questions