Study Overview

Study Program(s): Bachelor of Human Movement Science (Honours); Doctor of Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering & Health)

Study Mode: On campus

Study Level: Research Higher Degree

Study Campus: Rockhampton

Graduation Year: 2011

Aaron Scanlan

Aaron Scanlan

Following graduation from my initial degree, I had many prospective career options and decided to undertake Honours. I really enjoyed investigating the effects of pressure garments and greatly developed my research knowledge and skills. I was inspired to pursue postgraduate study and completed my PhD in 2011. During my doctoral studies, I quantified the activity demands of male basketball games, working with professional and semi-professional basketball teams. I used the data to develop the Basketball Exercise Simulation Test (BEST), which has been extensively used in industry and research settings. I was then appointed as a full-time Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Sciences at CQUniversity in 2012.

Since this time I have been able to share my passion for exercise and sport science, teaching many bright, enthusiastic, diligent students at Central Queensland University. I have also continued my applied sport research, establishing the Human Exercise and Training (HEAT) Laboratory. My research interests primarily involve the quantification of game and training demands, assessing training and recovery interventions, monitoring physiological responses, and the development of fitness and performance assessment techniques in basketball and other team sports.