Dr Shona Halson - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

I commenced at ACU in 2018 after 16 years at the Australian Institute of Sport. my interest areas include recovery, sleep, fatigue and travel and I have over 100 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. I was responsible for Recovery services for the Australian Olympic Team for 3 Olympic Games and am an Associate Editor for IJSPP.


Phone :0422 224 491 (Brisbane)
Email :shona.halson@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Sleep, Recovery, Travel, Fatigue ;

Methods Expertise

Sleep monitoring, performance testing ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Nutrition for Travel: From Jet lag To Catering, in Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.

Sleep Monitoring in Athletes: Motivation, Methods, Miscalculations and Why it Matters., in Sports Medicine


Recovery and Performance in Sport: Consensus Statement., in IJSPP

An Integrated, Multifactorial Approach to Periodization for Optimal Performance in Individual and Team Sports., in IJSPP

Lower Limb Sports Compression Garments Improve Muscle Blood Flow and Exercise Performance During Repeated-Sprint Cycling., in IJSPP

Effect of Body Composition on Physiological Responses to Cold-Water Immersion and the Recovery of Exercise Performance., in IJSPP


Sleep, sport, and the brain., in Progress in Brain Research


Monitoring training load to understand fatigue in athletes., in Sports Medicince


Does overtraining exist? An analysis of overreaching and overtraining research., in Sports Medicine