Curriculum Vitae

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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis title: "Monitoring training loads and athlete wellness: relationships with rowing performance"
Deakin University, Australia
PhD conferred October 2015

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (First Class Honours)

Thesis title: "Validation of accelerometer data in field team sport activities"
Deakin University, Australia
Degree conferred April 2010

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Major: Exercise Physiology
Deakin University, Australia
Degree conferred April 2009

Professional Employment & Work Experience

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Research Fellow

Geelong Cats Football Club & Deakin University, Australia     |     2015-present
At Geelong, my role is to establish and drive a program of applied research to enhance athlete and coach performance in Australian football, working in concert with staff from all disciplines within the Football Department. At Deakin, I am a researcher within the Centre for Sport Research, with interests in elite athlete preparation and performance, load monitoring, sports analytics, and wearable technology. I teach research methods and statistics to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

RECENT ROLES

Online Marketing Coordinator

Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing, North Balwyn, Australia     |     2010-2015
My key responsibilities revolve around establishing, maintaining, and refining our online client communications and marketing strategies. We use Web 2.0 tools and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, blogging, video tutorials, and email campaigns to communicate with existing gym members and prospective clients.

Sessional Instructor & Guest Lecturer

Deakin University, Australia     |     2009, 2011-2014
I have taught undergraduate anatomy, biomechanics, sports physiology, exercise programming, and applied sports science.

Research Assistant & Casual Academic

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia     |     2011-2015
As a research assistant, my responsibilities have included completing ethics applications, recruiting participants, processing data, conducting statistical analysis, and helping researchers to optimise their information management processes. As a casual academic, I have consulted with academics regarding their use of social media and mobile devices in teaching and research.

Mentor & Sports Science Consultant

BioLAB: The Victorian Bioscience Education Centre, Belmont, Australia     |     2011-2015
I provide discipline-specific expertise to complement the delivery of BioLAB's "Metabolic Madness" program to high school students. Using team-teaching in located and virtual learning environments, we involve students in fitness tests to teach core principles of physiology, actively involving the students as "sports scientists for a day". I provide additional assistance and sports science expertise to help refine other physiology and biomechanics programs delivered at BioLAB.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Corrective Exercise Practitioner, Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing (2008-2011)
Research Assistant, Deakin Motion.Lab, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University (2009)
Retail Sales Assistant, The Athlete's Foot (2006-2008)

Academic Publications

2017

Lalor, B.J., Halson, S.L., Tran, J., Kemp, J.G., & Cormack, S.J. (2017). Competition sleep is not compromised compared to habitual in elite Australian footballers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Advance online publication. doi ​10.1123/ijspp.2016-0776
Robertson, S., Kremer, P., Aisbett, B., Tran, J., & Cerin, E. (2017). Consensus on measurement properties and feasibility of performance tests for the exercise and sport sciences: a Delphi study. Sports Medicine - Open, 3(2). doi: 10.1186/s40798-016-0071-y​ (free full text)

2015

Larsen, B., Snow, R., Vincent, G., Tran, J., Wolkow, A., & Aisbett, B. (2015). Multiple days of heat exposure on firefighters' work performance and physiology. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0136413. (free full text)
Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C., & Gastin, P.B. (2015). Profiling the training practices and performances of elite rowers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(5), 572–580. (link)
Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C. & Gastin, P.B. (2015). Convergent validity of a novel method for quantifying rowing training loads. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(3), 268–275. (link)
​Vincent, G., Ferguson, S.A., Larsen, B., Wolkow, A., Tran, J., & Aisbett, B. (2015). Sleep restriction during simulated wildfire suppression: effect on physical task performance. PLoS ONE, 10(1), e0115329. (free full text)

2014

Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C. & Gastin, P.B. (2014). Development and implementation of a novel measure for quantifying training loads in rowing: the T2minute method. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(4), 1172–1180. (link)
Tran, J., Finch, C.F., & Marino, N. (Eds.) (2014). Sports medicine's future: harnessing digital technology & embracing implementation science [Special Issue]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(8). (link)
Tran, J. & Finch, C.F. (2014). Are implementation science advances and digital technology developments important in sports medicine?  Sports Medicine Australia thinks so! British Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(8), 675–676. (free full text)

2010

Tran, J., Netto, K., Aisbett, B., & Gastin, P.B. (2010). Validation of accelerometer data for measuring impacts during jumping and landing tasks. In R. Jensen, W. Ebben, E. Petushek, C. Richter, & K Roemer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Congress. Paper presented at International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, 19–23 July. (full text)

Conference Proceedings & Presentations

2016

​Lalor, B., Tran, J., Halson, S., Kemp, J., & Cormack, S. (2016). Impact of match start time and days to match compared to habitual sleep characteristics of elite Australian football players. Presented at 2016 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Conference, 4–6 November 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
​Cant, O., Tran, J., Menaspà, M., Drew, M.K., & Gastin, P.B. (2016). Predicting illness and injury risk in elite female water polo: Is there an optimal way to calculate acute-chronic workload ratio? Presented at the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia Conference, 12–15 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
​Tran, J., Maloney, M., Chan, V., Porter, C., & Humberstone, C. (2016). Anthropometry, fitness, sensorimotor skills, and performance of developing junior taekwondo athletes. Presented at the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia Conference, 12–15 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
Gallo, T., Cormack, S.J., Gabbett, T.J., Tran, J., & Lorenzen, C.H. (2016). ​The influence of internal load measures and athlete self-reported wellness on match performance in Australian football. Presented at the 2nd Aspire Academy Sport Science Conference, 23–25 February 2016, Doha, Qatar. (video)

2015

Tran, J. (2015). Using new media and social networks to foster inter-disciplinary communication and public engagement in science. Presented at Research Bazaar 2015, 16–18 February 2015, Melbourne, Australia.

2014

Tran, J. (2014). Predictive modelling: Pitfalls and possibilities. Presented at the 2014 Applied Physiology Conference for the National Institute Network, 10–11 November 2014, Canberra, Australia.
Tran, J. (2014). Sketching it out: How doodling communicates science. Presented at Deakin Scholars Week, 20–24 Oct 2014, multiple locations in Victoria, Australia. (slides)
Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J., Gastin, P.B. (2014). Wellness responses of successful and unsuccessful rowers throughout one season. Presented at the 10th Research Degree Symposium of the Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, 5 September 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
Vincent, G., Ferguson, S.A., Tran, J., & Aisbett, B. (2014). Fighting fires and fatigue: effect of 4-hours sleep deprivation on firefighter physical performance during simulated bushfire suppression. Presented at SLEEP 2014: the 28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 31 May–4 June 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA. (link; see abstract #0216)
Vincent, G., Ferguson, S.A., Tran, J., & Aisbett, B. (2014). Fighting fires and fatigue: Sleep deprivation during simulated bushfire suppression. Presented at the 6th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference, 10–12 April 2014, Adelaide, Australia.
Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J. & Gastin, P.B. (2014). Training distress, motivation, and burnout: Comparing wellness responses of successful and unsuccessful rowers throughout one competitive season. Presented at the 6th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference, 10–12 April 2014, Adelaide, Australia. (link to video)

2013

Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J., & Gastin, P.B. (2013). Relationships between motivation and burnout in sub-elite rowers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(Suppl.), e50. (link)
Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C., & Gastin, P.B. (2013). Training characteristics of elite Australian rowers: training volume, loading patterns, and training variety. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(Suppl.), e94. (link)
Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J., & Gastin, P. B. (2013). Wellness factors that distinguish responders and non-responders to training in rowing. Presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 26–29 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

2012

Tran, J., Main, L.C., & Aisbett, B. (2012). Curate, promote, network, mentor: Using Web 2.0 tools to guide postgraduate students and support researchers in training. Presented at the Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2012, 15–16 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia. (slides)
Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J. & Gastin, P.B. (2012). A novel measure of rowing training: Design, implementation, and evaluation. Presented at the 9th Annual Research Degree Symposium of the Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, 9 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C. & Gastin, P.B. (2012). The design and implementation of a novel method for quantifying training loads in elite rowing: The T2minute method. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(Suppl.), S226–S227. (link)
Tran, J., Main, L.C., Rice, A.J. & Gastin, P.B. (2012). Accuracy of the T2minute method for measuring elite rowing training. In R. Meeusen, J. Duchatteau, B. Roelands, B. De Geus, S. Baudry, & E. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Paper presented at the European College of Sport Science Congress, Bruges, Belgium, 4–7 July. (link)

2011

Larsen, B., Aisbett, B., Lord, C., Neesham-Smith, D., Tran, J., Vincs, K., Martin, J., Vu, S., & Netto, K. (2011). Military body armour: Friend or foe? Presented at the 8th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, 28–29 November 2011, Canberra, Australia.
Tran, J., Rice, A.J., Main, L.C., & Gastin, P.B. (2011). Measuring training and its effects on elite rowing performance. Presented at the 8th Annual Research Degree Symposium of the Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, 26 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Netto, K., Tran, J., Gastin, P.B., & Aisbett, B. (2010). Validity of GPS housed accelerometer data in running and cutting. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(Suppl.), e37. (link)

Scholarships & Awards

Australian Postgraduate Award

November 2010–March 2014
Full scholarship for PhD candidature

University of Western Australia Poster Award - Sports Science (Finalist)

Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference 2014
Shortlisted for the work titled: "Training distress, motivation, and burnout: comparing wellness responses of successful and unsuccessful rowers throughout one competitive season"

Affiliations

European College of Sport Science

Student member 2012​–2014

Sports Medicine Australia

Student member 2012–2015
Full member 2015​–

Deakin University Sports Studies Club

Inaugural President 2008
Staff membership 2012