Exercise and Sports Science

Dr Jack Cannon

BSocSci(Hons), GradDipEd, PhD, MESSA, AEP

Head of Discipline (Exercise & Sports Science), Senior Lecturer in Motor Control and Learning
Building 1431 Room 1.28

Jack Cannon joined CSU in 2005 after completing his PhD examining the neuromuscular mechanisms contributing to age-related changes in strength and the effect of resistance training. Prior to this, he worked in schools teaching secondary PDHPE, Western Institute of TAFE delivering modules in Fitness, and as a sessional academic at CSU in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health. He is currently the Discipline Leader for Exercise Physiology and Acting Associate Head of School.

Dr Cannon's research examines the neuromuscular mechanisms contributing to exercise performance and the development of fatigue in a variety of context, including ageing, resistance training, self-paced exercise, nutritional supplementation, and more recently cancer survivorship. The conceptual framework that guides this research is based around  investigating the contributions of central nervous system regulation versus peripheral muscle fatigue on exercise performance. This research is strengthened by his expertise in LabVIEW™ and MatLAB™ software, which he uses to build high-level customised data acquisition and analysis systems.

Professional Certifications

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
  • Medicare provider.
  • Radiation licence to use dual X-ray absorptiometry.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Dr Cannon's contribution to teaching includes the co-ordination and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, including:

  • skill acquisition,
  • exercise for special populations,
  • sensory-motor integration and rehabilitation,
  • pathophysiology of chronic conditions.

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