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Since 1981 and the establishment of the AIS, the Department of Physiology has provided high level scientific support to a wide range of AIS and National Team athletes

Physiology has developed a reputation for high quality applied research and invested in a very well-equipped scientific laboratory. The Department’s facilities include:

  • Haematology/ Biochemistry Laboratory that allows sophisticated screening of blood, saliva, sweat and urine to enable early detection of physiological abnormalities that could inhibit appropriate adaptation to training
  • Technical Workshop that allows specialised equipment to be designed and produced.  Technical accomplishments in recent years have included
    • Automated 'first-principles' system for respiratory gas analysis
    • 'State-of-the-art' treadmill control system
    • Rowing course calibration system
    • Cycle ergometer that matches the kinetic energy of road cycling
    • The BOC Altitude House that houses up to twelve athletes at a time to sleep, reside and/or train under conditions of simulated altitude.

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AIS Physiology 1980s

AIS Physiology 1990s

AIS Physiology 2000s

AIS Physiology 2010s


The AIS Alumni Network website includes athletes who were on AIS scholarship for at least two months consecutively. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information included is accurate and comprehensive.

Please contact us if you notice any errors or omissions.

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