2016 ACT Sport Symposium

Dr Peter Peeling

Dr Peter Peeling received his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2009, which investigated exercise-induced mechanisms relevant to iron deficiency in endurance athletes.  Peter Peeling

This work highlighted the potential influence of the iron-regulatory hormone known as hepcidin on iron metabolism. Subsequently, Peter has worked as an applied sports physiologist in the National Institute Network, at first with the Australian Hockey team (The Kookaburras) leading into the Beijing Olympic games, and then with the Western Australian Institute of Sport throughout the London Olympic campaign. During this time, Peter was involved in the daily training environment of many athlete’s competing at a National and International level, providing advice in association with a multi-disciplinary team of other professional (i.e. biomechanists, psychologists and nutritionists) on aspects of training programming, recovery, nutrition and ergogenic aids.

Currently, Peter works at the University of Western Australia, in the School of Sports Science, where he teaches courses in Sports Physiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, and Advanced Exercise Physiology at a 3rd and 4th year level. Additionally, Peter supervises a number of graduate research students in areas such as; iron metabolism in athletes; training methodologies for enhanced athlete adaptation; and the efficacy of various ergogenic aids on athletic performance.

Key research includes Iron metabolism in athletes; Inflammatory and haemolytic responses to endurance exercise; Ergogenic aids and athletic performance.


This Symposium is jointly presented by SMA ACT & AIS and will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2016.