• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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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 2019

A comparison of medical encounters of older and younger athletes participating at major games

Brown, M., Reaburn, P. R. J. & Constantinou, M., Oct 2019, p. 98.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Open Access
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
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Effects of combined strength and sprint training on lean mass, strength, power and sprint performance in masters road cyclists

Del Vecchio, L., Stanton, R., Reaburn, P., Macgregor, C., Meerkin, J., Villegas, J. & Korhonen, M. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33, 1, p. 66-79 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Resistance Training
Lower Extremity
Athletic Performance

Insight into the exercise advice pregnant women receive from their medical practitioners

Hayman, M. J., Reaburn, P., Alley, S. J. & Short, C. E., 1 Jun 2019, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 27, 3, p. 264-265 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pregnant Women
Health Services Accessibility

Masters athletes take longer to recover from high intensity exercise than training- matched younger athletes. Does increased protein intake enhance recovery?

Reaburn, P. R. J., Doering, T. M. & Borges, N. R., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, Suppl 2, p. S32-S33 2 p., O36.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Muscle Proteins

Medication and dietary supplement use in masters athletes; prevalence and safety

Chalmers, J., Halar, F., O'Connor, H., Prvan, T., Climstein, M., Stuart-Smith, W., Reaburn, P. R. J. & Gifford, J., Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentationResearch

Open Access
Dietary Supplements

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Exercise is medicine: exercise science knows it, medicine yet to embrace it!

Peter Reaburn (Speaker), Justin Keogh (Speaker), Mark Morgan (Speaker)
16 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Maximising Health and Performance in the masters Athlete

Peter Reaburn (Speaker)
15 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Bond University Issues Statement on Staying Active for Life

Peter R J Reaburn


1 item of Media coverage

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The experts were wrong about exercising in old age

Peter R J Reaburn


3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Theory to practice

Peter R J Reaburn


1 item of Media coverage

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Does your body really start falling apart in your 30s?

Peter R J Reaburn


3 items of Media coverage

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Endurance sports studied

Peter R J Reaburn


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment