Dr Stuart Cormack - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


I commenced with the School of Exercise Science in 2012 after 18 years in elite sport where I held various positions including as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport and Fitness Coach at the West Coast Eagles Football Club. Whilst working for West Coast I completed my PhD at Edith Cowan University.

During my time in elite sport I have been heavily involved in applied sports science research, particularly in team sports.I have an interest in all aspects of performance.


Phone :3133 (Melbourne)
Email :Stuart.Cormack@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Applied Sport Science ; Magnitudes Based Statistics ; Monitoring Training Load & Fatigue ;

Methods Expertise

Applied Sports Performance ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

  • A Conceptual Model of Physical Performance in Australian Football (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Current Projects

  • GPS Analysis of Elite Level Hockey (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Selected Publications


"Is Train As You Play The Way To Go?"., in From Research to Practice 2012; Gold Coast, Australia: Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Does physical capacity and interchange rest periods influence the match exercise intensity profile in Australian football, in Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2012;in press

GPS analysis of international field hockey tournament, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Impact of Neuromuscular Fatigue on Match Exercise Intensity and Performance in Elite Australian Football., in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, in press


Load and Fatigue Monitoring in the Australian Football League., in 7th World Congress on Science and Football, Nagoya, Japan

The relationship between physical capacity and match performance in elite Australian football: A mediation approach., in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2011, 14(5), 447-452.


Neuromuscular, Endocrine and Perceptual Fatigue Responses During Different Length Between-Match Microcycles in Professional Rugby League Players., in Int J Sp Physiol and Perf. 2010;5:367-83

The validity and reliability of GPS units for measuring distance in team sport specific running patterns, in Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 5:328-341

Movement pattern comparisons in elite (AFL) and sub-elite (WAFL) Australian football games using GPS., in J Sci Med Sport. 2010;13:618-23. Epub 2010.


Reliability of Measures Obtained During Single and Repeated Countermovement Jumps., in Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf. 2008;3:131-44.

Neuromuscular and Endocrine Responses to an Elite Australian Rules Football Match, in Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf. 2008;3:359-74

Neuromuscular and Endocrine Responses in Elite Players During an Australian Rules Football Season., in Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf. 2008;3:439-53.