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Dr Chris Abbiss

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5740, Email: c.abbiss@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.3103
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5740  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5036  
Email: c.abbiss@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.3103  

 

Research Areas and Interests

Dr Abbiss’ research interests centre on applied human physiology and exercise performance, with a focus on cycling, fatigue, thermoregulation, pacing strategies, training modalities and recovery. He is actively researching the effects of various training techniques on fatigue, physiological adaptations and performance in elite cycling. In addition, Dr Abbiss also works with industry partners examining fatigue, hydration, immune function and recovery in occupations exposed to heat stress (i.e. fire-fighters and miners).

  • Exercise physiology
  • Cycling performance
  • Pacing strategies
  • Hyperthermia and thermoregulation
  • Recovery from exercise
  • Training adaptation

Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University .
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy facilities ? Advancing cutting-edge chemical, biological, energy and materials research in Western Australia,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,666,000.
  • Manipulating Mother Nature: A new model using heat and hypoxic exposure to fast track physiological adaption in elite athletes and gain the competitive edge,  Australian Institute of Sport,  The Big Idea Fund,  2013 - 2014,  $65,384.
  • Modelling Performance in High Performance Cyclists,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation,  CSIRO - Fellowship,  2008 - 2010,  $365,519.
  • The influence of exercise on the metabolic profile: discovering biomarkers associated with the development and treament of chronic disease,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011,  $18,326.
  • The Effects of Acute Hypoxic Training on Post-Exercise Iron Status, Inflammatory Cytokine and Hepcidin Levels in Well-Trained Male Endurance Runners,  Australian Institute of Sport,  High Performance Sport Research Fund,  2013 - 2014,  $20,556.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Peiffer, JJ., Abbiss, C., (2011), Respiratory and Cardiovascular Physiology. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 63-75, West Sussex, UK.

Journal Articles

  • Govus, A., Abbiss, C., Garvican-Lewis, L., (2014), Acute Hypoxic Exercise Does Not Alter Post-Exercise Iron Metabolism in Moderately-Trained Endurance Athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Abdullah, M., Abbiss, C., Lipski, M., Buchheit, M., Watson, G., (2013), Muscle Oxygenation and Blood Volume Reliability during Continuous and Intermittent Running. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(7), 637-645, Germany.
  • Abdullah, M., Watson, G., Lipski, M., Abbiss, C., (2013), Influence of postexercise cooling on muscle oxygenation and blood volume changes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , 45(5), 876-882, USA, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31827e13a2..
  • Menaspa', P., Abbiss, C., Martin, D., (2013), Performance Analysis of a World-Class Sprinter During Cycling Grand Tours. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8(3), 336-340, United States.
  • Farley, O., Coyne, J., Secomb, J., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Sheppard, J., Abbiss, C., (2013), Comparison of the 400 metre time endurance surf paddle between elite competitive surfers, competitive surfers and recreational surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(2), 125-127, Australia.
  • Peiffer, JJ., Abbiss, C., (2013), Thermal Stress in North Western Australian Iron Ore Mining Staff. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 57(4), 519-527, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1093/annhyg/mes084.
  • Menaspa', P., Quod, M., Martin, D., Victor, J., Abbiss, C., (2013), Physiological demands of road sprinting in professional and U23 cycling. A pilot study. Journal of Science and Cycling, 2(2), 35-39, Spain.
  • Ross, M., Abbiss, C., Laursen, P., Martin, D., Burke, L., (2013), Precooling methods and their effects on athletic performance. Sports Medicine, 43(3), 207?225, New Zealand.
  • Abbiss, C., Ross, M., Garvican, L., Ross, N., Pottgiesser, T., Gregory, J., Martin, D., (2013), The distribution of pace adopted by cyclists during a cross-country mountain bike World Championships. Journal of Sports Science, 31(7), 787-794, London, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.751118.
  • Abbiss, C., Menaspa', P., Villerius, V., Martin, D., (2013), Distribution of power output when establishing a breakaway in cycling. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8(4), 452-455, United States.
  • Abbiss, C., Ross, M., Garvican, L., Ross, N., Potgiesser, T., Gregory, J., Martin, D., (2012), The distribution of pace adopted by cyclists during a cross-country mountain bike World Championships. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(7), 787-794, London, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.751118.
  • Burns, J., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Burnett, A., Laursen, P., (2012), Effects of Short-Term Training With Uncoupled Cranks in Trained Cyclists. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(2), 113-120, United States.
  • Ross, M., Jeacocke, N., Laursen, P., Martin, D., Abbiss, C., Burke, L., (2012), Effects of lowering body temperature via hyperhydration, with and without glycerol ingestion and practical precooling on cycling time trial performance in hot and humid conditions. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 17(9), art. no. 55 .
  • Brisswalter, J., Bouhlel, E., Falola, JM., Abbiss, C., Vallier, JM., Hauswirth, C., (2011), Effects of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Middle-Distance Running Performance in Well-Trained Runners. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 21(5), 422-427, DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e3182293891.
  • Ross, M., Garvican, LA., Jeacocke, NA., Laursen, P., Abbiss, C., Martin, DT., Burke, LM., (2011), Novel precooling strategy enhances time trial cycling in the heat. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(1), 123-133, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e93210.
  • Le Meur, Y., Bernard, T., Dorel, S., Abbiss, C., Honnorat, G., Brisswalter, J., Hausswirth, C., (2011), Relationships between triathlon performance and pacing strategy during the run in an international competition. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 6(2), 183-194, United States.
  • Buchheit, M., Abbiss, C., Peiffer, JJ., Laursen, P., (2011), Performance and physiological responses during a sprint interval training session: relationships with muscle oxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(2), 767-799, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-2021-1.
  • Phillips, M., Petersen, A., Abbiss, C., Netto, K., Payne, W., Nichols, D., Aisbett, B., (2011), Pack Hike Test finishing time for Australian firefighters: Pass rates and correlates of performance. Applied Ergonomics, 42(3), 411-418, DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2010.08.020.
  • Peiffer, JJ., Abbiss, C., (2011), Influence of Environmental Temperature on 40 km Cycling Time-Trial Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 6(2), 208-220, United States.
  • Sultana, F., Abbiss, C., Louis, J., Bernard, T., Hausswirth, C., Brisswalter, J., (2011), Age-related changes in cardio-respiratory responses and muscular performance following an Olympic triathlon in well-trained triathletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(4), 1549-1556, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-2115-9.
  • Abbiss, C., Karagounis, LG., Laursen, P., Peiffer, JJ., Martin, DT., Hawley, JA., Fatehee, N., Martin, JC., (2011), Single-leg cycle training is superior to double-leg cycling in improving the oxidative potential and metabolic profile of trained skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 110(5), 1248-1255, Bethesda, USA, DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01247.2010.
  • Le Meur, Y., Hausswirth, C., Abbiss, C., Baup, Y., Dorel, S., (2010), Performance factors in the new combined event of modern pentathlon. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(10), 1111-1116, London, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2010.497816.
  • Abbiss, C., Straker, L., Quod, M., Martin, D., Laursen, P., (2010), Examining pacing profiles in elite female road cyclists using exposure variation analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(6), 437?442, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.047787.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., (2010), The Influence of Elliptical Chainrings on 10 km Cycling Time Trial Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 5(4), 459-468, United States.
  • Ross, M., Garvican, L., Jeacocke, N., Laursen, P., Abbiss, C., Martin, D., Burke, L., (2010), Novel Precooling Strategy Enhances Time Trial Cycling in the Heat. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 43(1), 123-133, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e93210.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2010), Effect of cold water immersion on repeated 1 km cycling performance in the heat. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(1), 112-116, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.08.003.
  • Abbiss, C., Burnett, A., Nosaka, K., Green, JP., Foster, J., Laursen, P., (2010), Effect of hot versus cold climates on power output, muscle activation, and perceived fatigue during a dynamic 100-km cycling trial. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(2), 117-125 , London, DOI: 10.1080/02640410903406216.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2010), Effect of cold water immersion on repeated 1-km cycling performance in the heat. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(1), 112-116, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.08.003.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2010), Effect of a 5 min cold water immersion recovery on exercise performance in the heat. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(6), 461-465, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.048173.
  • Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Wall, B., Suzuki, K., Laursen, P., (2010), Recovery following an Ironman triathlon: A case study. European Journal of Sport Science, 10(3), 159-165, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/17461390903426642.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Nosaka, K., Peake, J., Laursen, P., (2009), Effect of cold water immersion after exercise in the heat on muscle function, body temperatures, and vessel diameter. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(1), 91-96, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2007.10.011.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2009), Effect of a 5 min cold water immersion recovery on exercise performance in the heat. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Epub(Epub), Epub, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England.
  • Buchheit, M., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Laursen, P., (2009), Effect of cold water immersion on postexercise parasympathetic reactivation. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 296(2), H421-H427 , Bethesda, MD, USA, DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.01017.2008.
  • Aisbett, B., Lerossignol, P., McConell, G., Abbiss, C., Snow, R., (2009), Influence of All-Out and Fast Start on 5-min Cycling Time Trial Performance. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 41(10), 1965?1971, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181a2aa78.
  • Laursen, P., Watson, G., Abbiss, C., Wall, B., Nosaka, K., (2009), Hyperthermic Fatigue Precedes a Rapid Reduction in Serum Sodium in an Ironman Triathlete: A Case Report. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 4(4), 533-537, United States.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2009), Effect of cold-water immersion duration on body temperature and muscle function. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(10), 987-993, London, DOI: 10.1080/02640410903207424.
  • Buchheit, M., Cormie, P., Abbiss, C., Ahmaidi, S., Nosaka, K., Laursen, P., (2009), Muscle deoxygenation during repeated sprint running: Effect of active vs. passive recovery. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(6), 418-425, Stutgart, DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1105933.
  • Aisbett, B., Lerossignol, P., McConell, G., Abbiss, C., Snow, R., (2009), Effects of Starting Strategy on 5-min Cycling Time-Trial Performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(11), 1201-1209 , London, DOI: 10.1080/02640410903114372.
  • Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., Laursen, P., (2009), Optimal cadence selection during cycling. International Sportmed Journal, 10(1), 1-15, South Africa.
  • Abbiss, C., Laursen, P., (2009), Do changes in heat storage mediate an anticipatory regulation of exercise intensity?. Journal of Applied Physiology, 107(2), 632-3, Bethesda, USA.
  • Abbiss, C., Quod, M., Levin, G., Martin, D., Laursen, P., (2009), Accuracy of the velotron ergometer and SRM power meter. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(2), 107-112, Germany, DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1103285.
  • Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., Wall, B., Martin, D., Laursen, P., (2009), Influence of starting strategy on time trial performance in the heat. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(3), 188-193, Germany, DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1104582.

Conference Publications

  • Farley, O., Coyne, J., Secomb, J., Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Sheppard, J., Abbiss, C., (2013), Comparison of the 400 metre time endurance surf paddle between elite competitive surfers, competitive surfers and recreational surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8-10 Nov 2013), 125-127, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Muscle Adaptations To Post-exercise Cooling.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Neuromuscular Fatigue Following A Singles Badminton Match.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Neuromuscular Fatigue And Biomechanical Alterations During High-intensity, Constant-load Cycling..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Practical Pre-cooling Strategies And Cycling Time Trial Performance..
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Peripheral Blood Flow Changes In Response To Post- Exercise Cold Water Immersion.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Acute Physiological Effects And Perceived Enjoyment Of A Single Bout Of Aerobic Interval And Continuous Moderate-intensity Cycling In Obese Individuals..
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