Julien Periard

Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20032022
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Biography

Dr. Périard is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and former Head of Research Operations for the Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre at Aspetar, Qatar. His scientific expertise lies in the area of environmental physiology (i.e. heat and altitude) where he uses an integrative research approach to examine the physiological mechanisms that mediate health and performance.

Over the last decade Dr. Périard has studied the pathways via which fatigue develops during prolonged exercise in the heat, along with strategies to mitigate its influence. The focus of his current research is on developing extreme heat policies for safely conducting physical activity in hot environmental conditions. He is also developing a heat therapy intervention to enhance motor control in sarcopenic individuals in order to mitigate the risk of falls.

Dr. Périard is currently supervising 8 higher degree by research students in various phases of their Honours and PhD degrees, and has guided 2 PhD candidates to completion. He has worked with both amateur and professional athletes from various disciplines, along with National and International Federations (e.g. FIFA, IAAF, ITF, ITU and UCI). He has authored over 65 research publications and book chapters, including a textbook on Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise. He has also presented at more than 60 international conferences. Dr. Périard is an Associate Editor for Front Physiol and has served as Guest Editor for the Br J Sports Med and 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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Master, University of Ottawa

Bachelor, University of Ottawa

Bachelor, University of Ottawa

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2003 2019

Cycling in the Heat

PERIARD, J. & Racinais, S., 2019, Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise: Thermophysiology of Health and Performance. Périard, J. D. & Racinais, S. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 245-262 18 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

heat
roads
sports
fever
mountains

Does passive heat acclimation impact the athlete's heart continuum?

Wilson, M. G., Périard, J. D., Adamuz, C., Farooq, A., Watt, V. & Racinais, S., 2019, In : European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Acclimatization
Athletes
Hot Temperature
Exercise
Physiological Adaptation

Heat Acclimation

Racinais, S., Sawka, M. N., Daanen, H. A. M. & PERIARD, J., 2019, Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise: Thermophysiology of Health and Performance. Périard, J. D. & Racinais, S. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 159-178 20 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

acclimation
heat
exercise
sweating
skin temperature

Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise

PERIARD, J. (ed.) & Racinais, S. (ed.), 6 Mar 2019, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 296 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

Sports
Health
Hot Temperature
Physiology
Neurology

Hyperoxia enhances self-paced exercise performance to a greater extent in cool than hot conditions

Périard, J. D., Houtkamp, D., Bright, F., Daanen, H., Abbiss, C. R., Thompson, K. G. & Clark, B., Sep 2019, In : Experimental Physiology. 104, 9, p. 1398-1407 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hyperoxia
Hot Temperature
Air
Muscles
Respiration