Professor David Jenkins - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Professor David Jenkins

BA (Hons) Bachelor Degree Wales, PGCE Postgraduate Cert/Postgraduate Diploma Wales, MSc (Exercise Physiology) Lough., PhD (Exercise Physiology) Qld., PGDipHumNutr Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition Deakin 

  • Professor, Sport and Exercise Science
  • School of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Discipline Lead, Sport and Exercise Sciences
+61 7 5456 5905
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Sunshine Coast
Professor David Jenkins

Professor Jenkins graduated with a PhD from The University of Queensland in 1990. Since then, as a full time teaching and research academic, he has been awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding undergraduate teaching, published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, has been the lead investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Grant and graduated, as principal advisor, 24 PhD students.

Research areas

  • high intensity intermittent training
  • sprint physiology
  • exercise for cancer survivors
  • nutrition for recovery from exercise
  • training adaptations

Teaching areas

  • Execise Physiology
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Exercise Management for Chronic Disease

Professor Jenkins's primary research interest is the physiology of sprint and repeated high intensity exercise. His work has involved basic science in muscle physiology and translating laboratory findings into practice with athletes and clinical populations, most recently with cancer survivors.

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