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Phil Hamdorf

Dr Phil Hamdorf has a Doctor of Philosophy within the field of exercise science specialising in cardiorespiratory training amongst older adults.

Dr Hamdorf is past President, Secretary and a Fellow of ESSA. He is a Fellow and Past President of Sports Medicine Australia (SA Chapter) and earned a Churchill Fellowship to examine older adult programs within the USA, England, Canada and Finland.
Dr Hamdorf is past Chairperson of the NUCAP Committee and was directly involved in the early development of NUCAP and standards for accreditation of Exercise Physiologists within ESSA.

As Chief Exercise Physiologist for the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr Hamdorf founded the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing which has gone on to become one of Australia’s finest rehabilitation centres specialising in the provision of older adult programs and services.

Dr Hamdorf has an extensive history in sports administration working as Executive Director of the Office for Recreation and Sport, South Australian Government, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Physical Education Ltd and now as Executive Director – Sport Development in the New South Wales Government’s Office of Sport.