Peter Reaburn


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 1533 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Professor and Head of Exercise & Sports Science within the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine.

As Head of the Program I am driven by three aims:

  • to ensure employment outcomes for Bond graduates of both the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Masters of Sports Science programs
  • to introduce both a work-integrated and career development learning framework to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • to strategically develop industry linkages to help achieve the first two aims

I won the CQ University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in 2012, as well as a national teaching award (Office of Learning and Teaching Citation) in 2013. Previously I was Head of CQ University’s Department of Health and Human Performance for seven years, and the only academic seconded into a major university auditing project (Australian Universities Quality Agency) for two years.

I currently supervise 5 PhD projects. I am on the editorial panel for the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and was a member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia's (ESSA) National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) Panel.

I retain a lifelong passion for competitive sport. I was a former national champion in surf lifesaving, and as a masters athlete, I won the National Ironman Triathlon Championship (50-54 years) in 2005.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport Science, PhD

External positions

Central Queensland University

1997Oct 2016

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Research Output 1998 2018

Age-related changes in physical and perceptual markers of recovery following high-intensity interval cycle exercise

Borges, N. R., Reaburn, P. R., Doering, T. M., Argus, C. K. & Driller, M. W., 29 May 2018, In : Experimental Aging Research. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anaerobic power and capacity in masters athletes

Reaburn, P. R. J., Doering, T. M. & Arezzolo, D., 2018, Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology . Norton, K. & Eston, R. (eds.). 4th ed. London: Routledge, p. 529-552 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Resistance Training
High-Intensity Interval Training

Testing a model of successful aging in a cohort of masters swimmers

Geard, D., Rebar, A. L., Reaburn, P. & Dionigi, R. A., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 26, 2, p. 183-193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self Report

An investigation into regional medical practitioners' knowledge of exercise during pregnancy guidelines

Hayman, M., Taranto, M., Reaburn, P., Alley, S. & Short, C. E., Dec 2017, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 25, 6, p. 382-383 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pregnant Women
Health Priorities

Autonomic cardiovascular modulation in masters and young cyclists following high-intensity interval training

Borges, N. R., Reaburn, P. R., Doering, T., Argus, C. K. & Driller, M. W., Apr 2017, In : Clinical Autonomic Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Heart Rate
High-Intensity Interval Training