Professor Justin Kemp - School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


1. Diversity and plasticity of skeletal muscle: muscle structure and function in disease, fibre type transition.
2. Physical activity and chronic disease: metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma.
3. Nutritional/ergogenic strategies for elite sports performance.
4. Applied sports science and performance.


Phone :(03) 9953 3031 (Melbourne)
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Diversity and Plasticity of Skeletal Muscle ; Fibre Type Transition ; Muscle ; Skeleton ; Disease ; Muscle Physiology ; Physical Activity ; Chronic Disease ; Obesity ; Cardiovascular Disease ; Nutritional Strategies ; Ergogenic Strategies ; Elite ; Sports Performance ; Exercise ; Muscle Structure and Function in Disease ;

Methods Expertise

Muscle physiology and biochemistry ; Performance testing and interventions ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • The Neuromuscular Fatigue Response of Team-Sport Performance (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Cardiometabolic and behavioural risk factors in young overweight women identified with simple anthropometric measures. , in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport


The effect of exercise-induced muscle damage on shock dissipation during treadmill running, in Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science (Print)

Year-to-year variability in haemoglobin mass response to two altitude training camps. , in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Endurance and sprint benefits of high-intensity and supramaximal interval training, in European Journal of Sport Science

Physiological and performance responses to a pre-season altitude training camp in elite team sport athletes. , in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

The inter-day reliability of ankle, knee, leg, and vertical musculoskeletal stiffness during hopping, jumping and over-ground running, in Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Examining the influence of acute instructional approaches on the decision-making performance of experienced team field sport players, in Journal of Sports Sciences

Relationship between tests of physical qualities and physical match performance in elite rugby league players. , in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research


Influence of sodium bicarbonate on performance and hydration in lightweight rowing, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Classifying training drills based on movement demands in Australian Football, in International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching

Total plasma fatty acid responses to maximal incremental exercise after caffeine ingestion., in Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness


Morphological and biochemical alterations of skeletal muscles from the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse, in International Journal of Obesity (print version)

Caffeine and performance in clay target shooting, in Journal of Sports Sciences (print version)


E-C coupling and contractile characteristics of mechanically skinned single fibres from young rate during rapid growth and maturation, in Pflugers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology


It's True: Sport Stinks, in Allen & Unwin Publishing

Why Dick Fosbury Flopped, in Allen & Unwin Publishing

Why Dick Fosbury Flopped: And Answers to Other Big Sporting Questions

It's True! Sport Stinks


Effects of Physical Conditioning on Children & Adolescents with Asthma, in Sports Medicine


Fitness and Physical Activity in Children with Asthma, in Sports Medicine


Run Like You Stole Something, in Allen & Unwin Publishing

Run Like You Stole Something


The effect of strength training and reduced training on rotator cuff musculature, in Clinical Biomechanics

Ca2+-activation characteristics of single fibres from chemically skinned rat muscle incubated with glucose-6-phosphate, in Pfl??gers Archiv


Acid-base regulation and control of ventilation in human pregnancy, in Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Effect of creatine supplementation on sprint performance and muscle metabolism, in Journal of Applied Physiology


Acid-base regulation after maximal exercise testing in late gestation, in Journal of Applied Physiology