Dr Meg Ross - Centre for Exercise and Nutrition (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Meg is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Exercise and Nutrition Research Group in the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. She has published over 35 scientific manuscripts and is an Associate Editor for the Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement specialty section of the Frontiers in Sports and Active living Journal. Meg has over 20 years experience working with sport science and sports medicine practitioners, athletes and coaches in the Australian High Performance System. Meg has hosted over 10 PhD students at the Australian Institute of Sport, mentoring them through ambitious research projects conducted towards their PhD studies. Her research interests focus on human physiology for sports performance, through greater understanding of thermoregulation, precooling, endurance exercise performance, sports nutrition and molecular biology aspects. Meg's career goals include: 1) developing excellent knowledge and relevant skills in physiology and exercise science, 2) providing novel and practical innovations to benefit human health and physical performance through investigative, mechanistic and applied research, and 3) promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all Australians.


Phone :+61 405 417 607 (Canberra)
Email :meg.ross@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Sports Performance ; Thermoregulation ; Thermal and Perceptual cooling ; Endurance Exercise ; Sports nutrition ;

Methods Expertise

Applied Sports Performance ; Large-scale Clinical Research Coordination ; Phlebotomy ; Anthropometry ; Molecular techniques ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

  • Menthol as an ergogenic aid for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games: an expert led consensus statement using the modified Delphi method (PhD) (Co-investigator)
  • Low carbohydrate, high fat diet impairs exercise economy and negates the performance benefit from intensified training in elite race walkers (Funded Grant) (Co-Supervisor)
  • Timing and distribution of protein ingestion during prolonged recovery from resistance exercise alters myofibrillar protein synthesis (PhD) (Associate Supervisor)
  • Precooling methods and their effects on athletic performance (PhD) (Chief Investigator)
  • Novel precooling strategy enhances time trial cycling in the heat. (PhD) (Chief Investigator)

Selected Publications