19 June 2012
Expert comment on eating for Olympic gold
RMIT University's Professor John Hawley is available for expert comment on the links between nutrition and sporting success.
Professor Hawley is the Head of the Exercise Metabolism Group in RMIT's School of Medical Sciences and an authority on how diet and training interventions affect athletic performance and how we react to exercise and nutrient interventions.
- How important is eating the right food in Olympic preparation?
- Do different sports require different diets?
- How do the diets of athletes change before the Games and during competition?
- What are the physical effects of ergogenic aids such as caffeine, sports drinks and other performance enhancers?
Professor Hawley has published more than 190 peer-reviewed scientific papers and written more than 80 articles for technical journals.
He has written and edited three textbooks on exercise physiology, and authored numerous book chapters for sports medicine and exercise biochemistry texts.
Published papers have included "Fat and carbohydrate for exercise", "Training for performance: Insights from molecular biology" and "Promoting training adaptations through nutritional interventions".
Professor Hawley is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a member of the American Physiological Society, Australian Institute of Sport Research and Ethics Committee and the Australian Diabetes Society.
He is an editorial board member for leading journals including Sports Medicine, The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and The International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance.
Professor Hawley is available for interview.
For interviews: Professor John Hawley, (03) 9925 7353 or 0408 089 959.
For general media enquiries: RMIT University, Marketing and Communications, GosiaKaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.