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Professor Ken Kazunori Nosaka

Director of Exercise and Sports Science: Ken is the Director of Exercise and Sports Science in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. 

Background

  • May 1995: Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science), Yokohama City University Medical School,
  • Yokohama, Japan
  • March 1983: Master of Education (Exercise Science and Physical Education), Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • March 1981: Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • June 2016 – Present: Director of Exercise and Sports Science, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
  • January 2016 – Present: Professor, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
  • December 2008 – December 2015: Professor, School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Postgraduate Course Coordinator for Exercise and Sports Science (2007 – 2014), Research Degree Coordinator of School of Exercise and Health Sciences (2012 – 2015)
  • December 2008 – February 2013: Director of Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR), Edith Cowan University
  • April 2004 – November 2008: Associate Professor, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
  • April 2001 – March 2004: Associate Professor, Exercise and Sports Science, Graduate School of Integrated Science, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
  • April 2000 – March 2001: Visiting researcher, School of Biomedical and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University
  • April 1997 – March 2001: Associate Professor, Exercise and Sports Science, Department of Environmental Science, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
  • April 1995 – March 1997: Lecturer, Exercise and Sports Science, Department of Environmental Science, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
  • October 1984 – March 1995: Assistant, Institute of Sports Medicine, Department of Liberal Arts, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
  • March 1989 – March 1991: Visiting Researcher, Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Professional Associations

  • European College of Sport Science
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society

Awards and Recognition

  • 2008 – Vice-Chancellor’s Award “Excellence in Research Supervision”
  • 2008 – ECU Faculty of Computing, Health and Science Executive Dean’s Award
  • 2012 – Vice-Chancellor’s Award “Excellence in Research”
  • 2013 – Most highly-cited researcher over the past five years
  • 2014 – Most highly-cited researcher over the past five years

Research Areas and Interests

  • Mechanisms of muscle pain induced after exercise
  • Characteristics of muscle damage induced by eccentric exercise
  • The repeated bout effect that attenuates the magnitude of muscle damage induced by single eccentric exercise bout
  • Effects of eccentric exercise training on health and disease prevention
  • Effects of exercise on health, fitness and anti-ageing
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