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Dr. Périard is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and former Research Scientist and Head of Research Operations for the Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre at Aspetar. His scientific expertise lies in the area of environmental physiology. His integrative approach to research examines the physiological mechanisms that mediate health and performance in adverse environments (heat and altitude). He has worked with both amateur and professional athletes from various disciplines, along with National and International Federations and occupational work groups. He has published several book chapters, over 45 manuscripts, and has presented at international conferences, including the IOC World Conference on the Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, and the IOC Advanced Team Physician Course. Dr. Périard is an Associate Editor for Front Physiol and has served as Guest Editor for supplements issues in the Br J Sports Med and the Scan J Sci Med Sport. His research has been recognised by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, the Physiological Society, and the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science.

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2003 2018

Cerebrocortical activity during self-paced exercise in temperate, hot and hypoxic conditions

Periard, J. D., De Pauw, K., Zanow, F. & Racinais, S. Jan 2018 In : Acta Physiologica. 222, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., e12916

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Facial feature tracking: a psychophysiological measure to assess exercise intensity?

Miles, K. H., Clark, B., Périard, J. D., Goecke, R. & Thompson, K. G. 2018 In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 36, 8, p. 934-941 8 p.

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1 Citations

Heat Acclimation Decay and Re-Induction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Daanen, H. A. M., Racinais, S. & Périard, J. D. 2018 In : Sports Medicine. 48, 2, p. 409-430 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Work Rate during Self-paced Exercise is not Mediated by the Rate of Heat Storage

Friesen, B. J., Périard, J. D., Poirier, M. P., Lauzon, M., Blondin, D. P., Haman, F. & Kenny, G. P. 2018 In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50, 1, p. 159-168 9 p.

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Heat acclimation has a protective effect on the central but not peripheral nervous system

Racinais, S., Wilson, M. G., Gaoua, N. & Périard, J. D. 2017 In : Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 123, 4, p. 816-824 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle