Dr Jonathon Weakley - School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Dr Jonathon Weakley is a lecturer in strength and conditioning at Australian Catholic University and an Associate Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University. His research focus is on the development of strength, power, speed, and muscular development of athletes. Prior to becoming a lecturer at ACU, Jonathon attended the University of Otago, the University of Wollongong, Edith Cowan University, and Leeds Beckett University. Following his PhD, Jonathon completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Leeds Beckett University.


Phone : (Brisbane)
Email :jonathon.weakley@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Resistance training ; Strength and Conditioning ; Power development ; Velocity-based training ; Sports nutrition ; Strength Training ; Human performance ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Application of velocity loss thresholds during free-weight resistance training: Responses and reproducibility of perceptual, metabolic, and neuromuscular outcomes, in Journal of Sports Sciences

Velocity-Based Training: From Theory to Application, in Strength and Conditioning Journal


The effects of 10%, 20%, and 30% velocity loss thresholds on kinetic, kinematic, and repetition characteristics during the barbell back squat., in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

The Effects of Augmented Feedback on Sprint, Jump, and Strength Adaptations in Rugby Union Players Following a Four Week Training Programme, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Assessment of the load-velocity profile in the free-weight prone bench pull exercise through different velocity variables and regression models, in PLOS One


Bigger, stronger, faster, fitter: the differences in physical qualities of school and academy rugby union players, in Journal of Sports Sciences

The appropriateness of training exposures for match-play preparation in adolescent schoolboy and academy rugby union players, in Journal of Sports Sciences

Jump Training in Rugby Union Players: Barbell or Hexagonal Bar?, in Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research

Show Me, Tell Me, Encourage Me: The Effect of Different Forms of Feedback on Resistance Training Performance, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


The effects of traditional, superset, and tri-set resistance training structures on perceived intensity and physiological responses, in European Journal of Applied Physiology

The effects of superset configuration on kinetic, kinematic, and perceived exertion in the barbell bench press, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Visual feedback attenuates mean concentric barbell velocity loss, and improves motivation, competitiveness, and perceived workload in male adolescent athletes, in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research