Julien Periard

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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 2013 2022

Research Output 2003 2020

Physiological Requirements of the Different Distances of Triathlon

Sharma, A. & Periard, J., 2020, Triathlon Medicine. Migliorini, S. (ed.). Springer, p. 5-17 13 p. (Triathlon Medicine).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Olympic Games

Predisposing Factors for Exertional Heat Illness

Pryor, L., Periard, J. & Pryor, R., 2020, Exertional Heat Illness: A Clinical and Evidence-Based Guide. Adams, W. & Jardine, J. (eds.). United States: Springer, p. 29-57 29 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Hot Temperature

Sports Dietitians Australia Position Statement: Nutrition for Exercise in Hot Environments

McCubbin, A. J., Allanson, B. A., Caldwell Odgers, J. N., Cort, M. M., Costa, R. J. S., Cox, G. R., Crawshay, S. T., Desbrow, B., Freney, E. G., Gaskell, S. K., Hughes, D., Irwin, C., Jay, O., Lalor, B. J., Ross, M. L. R., Shaw, G., Périard, J. D. & Burke, L. M., 31 Dec 2020, In : International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hot Temperature

Altitude exposure as a training & iron overload management strategy post leukemia

Serpell, B. G., Freeman, S., Ritchie, D., Choi, P., Périard, J. D. & Sharma, A. P., 6 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iron Overload
Reticulocyte Count
6 Citations (Scopus)

Core temperature up to 41.5 degrees C during the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in the heat

Racinais, S., Moussay, S., Nichols, D., Travers, G., Belfekih, T., Schumacher, Y. O. & Periard, J. D., Apr 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 7, p. 426-429 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle