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Julien Périard is a Research Professor and Deputy Director of the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). He is also the 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 where he uses an integrative research approach to examine the physiological mechanisms that mediate health and performance in the heat and at altitude.

Over the last decade Prof 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 exercising in hot environmental conditions and using exercise to maintain or improve resilience to rising global temperatures.

Prof Périard has worked with both amateur and professional athletes from various disciplines, along with National and International Federations (e.g. FIFA and World Triathlon). He has authored over 120 research publications and book chapters, including a textbook on Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise and an invited review in Physiol Rev. He has also presented at more than 75 international conferences. Prof 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 Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, and Sports Medicine Australia.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Health Sciences - Environmental Physiology, University of Sydney

Award Date: 7 Mar 2011

Master, Arts - Human Kinecits, University of Ottawa

Award Date: 24 May 2003

Bachelor, Education, University of Ottawa

Award Date: 24 May 2000

Bachelor, Science - Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

Award Date: 25 May 1999


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