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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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2019-0092.
  • 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), 13,, DOI:
  • 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(52), 13,, DOI:
  • 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, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-020-04341-5.
  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Abbiss, C., (2019), The current state of weight-cutting in combat sports. Sports, 7(5), article no.123, DOI:
  • Barley, O., Chapman, D., Guppy, S., Abbiss, C., (2019), Considerations when assessing endurance in combat sport athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(March 2019), Article number 205, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00205.
  • 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, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0715.
  • 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, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002249.
  • 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, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01562.
  • 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, Philadelphia, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001794.
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