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Professor Stephen Bird

Professor Stephen Bird
Name Stephen Bird
Position Professor (Sport and Exercise Science)
Section School of Health and Medical Sciences
Office P212A
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6340
Extension 6340
Email
Qualifications BHumMov(ExSc) Charles Sturt , BHumMov(Hons) Charles Sturt , PhD Charles Sturt

  • Exercise Physiology ( 110602 )
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition ( 111101 )
  • Human Movement and Sports Science ( 110600 )
  • Exercise Physiology ( 420702 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )
  • Sport And Exercise Nutrition ( 321006 )
  • Nutrition And Dietetics ( 321000 )

Prof Bird’s current research examines the many disciplines of "performance science" related to the application of strength and conditioning methods, nutritional supplementation and sports science technology on health and athletic performance.

Current projects:
1) Basketball New Zealand female athlete health
2) Pupillometry: A novel strategy to determine preparedness in professional basketball
3) Sleep in the NBA: Current issues and possible solutions
4) Physical preparation strategies in the NBA: Underpinning factors

Potential graduate students interested in any of the following projects should email or phone:
1) Passive heat maintenance and on-court performance in professional male basketball players
2) Post-activation potentiation on power profiles in professional women basketball players
3) Vitamin D status of Women’s National Basketball League players from tropical and non-tropical environment
4) Nutritional supplementation for performance: nutrient timing, multi-nutrient supplementation, immune function


Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association
Exercise and Sports Science Australia
Nutrition Society of Australia


International Journal of Strength & Conditioning, Editor-in-Chief
Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Advisory Panel - Academic Member 2007 -
Applied Sports Science Research Grants Review Board Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) 2011 - 2013
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant Peer Review External Assessor 2010 - 2012
Expert Panel, Curriculum Renewal in Exercise and Sports Science Project Funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) 2009 - 2010
South African Medical Research Council Grants Review Board External Assessor 2007 - 2009


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning
SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation


15 Years


Associate Head of School - Allied Heath
Program Director, Master of Strength & Conditioning


  • Exercise Physiology ( 110602 )
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition ( 111101 )
  • Exercise Physiology ( 420702 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )
  • Sport And Exercise Nutrition ( 321006 )
  • Nutrition And Dietetics ( 321000 )