Naroa Etxebarria


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Dr Naroa Etxebarria is an Associate Professor and Discipline lead for Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra. Dr Etxebarria is an ESSA accredited sport scientists with a background in applied sports physiology. Dr Etxebarria developed her applied sport scientist skills during her time at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) as a postgraduate scholar, and at the English Institute of Sport as a physiologist for British Triathlon. Naroa has current research collaborations with the AIS, AusTriathlon, QAS, NSWIS, and Australian Sailing and is supervising a number of Doctoral programs:

Melissa Crunkhorn: Impact of injury and illness on performance in triathletes to inform prevention priorities

Nicole Pearce: Training and performance health of developing and elite female triathletes 

Penny Slater: Relative Energy Deficiency in sport (REDs)- education of female triathletes and coaches of female triathletes

Michael Pengelly: Iron deficiency and its implications for sports performance in female athletes

Davide Mondin: Load and training response monitoring systems for the individualization of training prescriptions in female athletes

Molly Highfield: Challenges and opportunities experienced by female sailors: from athlete development to Olympic performance

Claire Buechel: Dietary approaches for refeeding after chronic energy restriction in athletes

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Physiology and Performance of Cycling and Running during Olympic Distance Triathlon, Loughborough University


Award Date: 12 Jul 2013


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