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Dr Oliver Barley


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5321
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.393  

Dr Oliver Barley is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. His role includes teaching sports science units, supervising higher degree by research students and conducting high-quality research. His research focuses on exercise physiology and/or combat sports.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Exercise physiology
  • Combat sports
  • Hydration
  • Thermal stress
  • Performance testing


  • Doctor of Philosphy, Edith Cowan University, 2019.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science), Edith Cowan University, 2016.
  • Bachelor of Science Major ESSA Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University, 2013.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Mavropalias, G., Calapre, L., Morici, M., Koeda, T., Poon, W., Barley, O., Gray, E., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K. (2021). Changes in plasma hydroxyproline and plasma cell‑free DNA concentrations after higher‑ versus lower‑intensity eccentric cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology, epub ahead of print(Jan), 11p..

Journal Articles

  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Abbiss, C. (2020). Reviewing the current methods of assessing hydration in athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 17(1), Article number 52.
  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Mavropalias, G., Abbiss, C. (2020). The Influence of Heat Acclimation and Hypohydration on Post-Weight-Loss Exercise Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15(2), 213-221.
  • Amatori, S., Barley, O., Gobbi, E., Vergoni, D., Carraro, A., Baldari, C., Guidetti, L., Rocchi, M., Perroni, F., Davide, S. (2020). Factors influencing weight loss practices in Italian boxers: A cluster analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), Article number 8727.
  • Mavropalias, G., Koeda, T., Barley, O., Poon, W., Fisher, A., Blazevich, T., Nosaka, K. (2020). Comparison between high‑ and low‑intensity eccentric cycling of equal mechanical work for muscle damage and the repeated bout effect. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(5), 1015-1025.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Blazevich, T., Abbiss, C. (2018). Acute dehydration impairs endurance without modulating neuromuscular function. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(NOV), Article number 1562.
  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Abbiss, C. (2018). Weight Loss Strategies in Combat Sports and Concerning Habits in Mixed Martial Arts. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(7), 933-939.
  • Barley, O., Iredale, F., Chapman, D., Hopper, A., Abbiss, C. (2018). Repeat Effort Performance is Reduced 24 Hours After Acute Dehydration in Mixed Martial Arts Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(9), 2555-2561.

Journal Articles

  • Hopper, A., Haff, E., Barley, O., Joyce, C., Lloyd, R., Haff, G. (2017). Neuromuscular training improves movement competency and physical performance measures in 11-13 year old female netball athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(5), 1165-1176.

Research Projects

  • Understanding and Addressing Illness, Injury and Weight-Cutting in Combat Sports, Combat Sports Commission, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2021 ‑ 2026, $105,000.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Understanding Physical and Physiological Characteristics of Mixed Martial Arts Athletes
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