Mr Rob Merrells
PhD candidate, BSc, Grad Dip Sc.
Phone: 9433 0213
Rob is a lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science, coordinator of the practicum units for the undergraduate sport science program and oversees the Staff fitness program within the School of Health Sciences.
Rob has over 15 years experience in the Sports Science industry previously working in a clinical role with the Institute of Sports Medicine and the Western Australian Institute of Sport. He has a strong interest in endurance sports, particularly cycling, and continues to coach elite athletes in an number of disciplines.
He is currently completing his PhD entitled “Aetiology of high intensity exercise induced nausea”. But also has a strong research interest in the area of training physiology and endurance performance.
Human Growth and Development
Research expertise and supervision
Changes in gastrointestinal blood flow following sprint exercise
Immune function in endurance athletes
Quantification of training load
Journal articles and proceedings
Duffield, R., Edge, J., Merrells, R., Hawke, E., Barnes, M., Simcock, D. and Gill, N. (2008). The effects of compression garments on intermittent exercise performance and recovery on consecutive days. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 3, 454-468
Member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia