Exercise and Sports Science

Professor Francesco Marino

PhD, MEd(Merit), BPE, SpecCertClinRes (Neuro), AES, AEP, ESSAF

Professor of Exercise Science
Building 1431 Room 2.23

Frank undertook his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia and has a Master of Education (Merit)  from the University of Sydney. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Charles Sturt University and a Specialist Certificate in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne. His main area of research is Human thermoregulation and fatigue. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, South Africa, and the University of Verona, Italy. More recently he was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Cambridge USA. He is on the Editorial Board of several international Journals including the Journal of Thermal Biology. Frank has also published over 110 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and numerous conference presentations. Most recently, Frank published a book titled Human Fatigue: Evolution, Health & Performance. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Spitfire Memorial Fellowship by the Governor General.

Frank’s main area of teaching is in the field of human physiology, specifically thermoregulation and fatigue. He also teaches critical thinking and research methods in the undergraduate program.

Frank’s current interests lie in human evolutionary biology and its relationship to human performance, health and fatigue. In particular, the evolution of thermoregulation and how humans are adapted for endurance.

Frank is on the editorial board of several international journals and is a member of the Physiological Society. He is also a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Selected readings:

Marino, F. E. (2019). Human Fatigue: evolution, health and performance. London: Routledge.

Goodman, S. P. J., Moreland, A. T., & Marino, F. E. (2019). The effect of active hypohydration on cognitive function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiology & Behavior, 204, 297-308. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.03.008

Hartmann, T., Marino, F., & Duffield, R. (2019). Tobacco smoking and acute exercise on immune-inflammatory responses among relative short and longer smoking histories. Cytokine.

Goodman, S. P. J., Moreland, A. T., & Marino, F. E. (2019). Maintaining euhydration preserves cognitive performance, but is not superior to hypohydration. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. doi:10.1007/s41465-019-00123-w

Marino, F. E. (2018). The influence of thermal inputs on brain regulation of exercise: An evolutionary perspective. Progress in Brain Research, 240, 269-289. doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.07.005

Robertson, C. V., & Marino, F. E. (2017). Cerebral responses to exercise and the influence of heat stress in human fatigue. Journal of Thermal Biology, 63, 10-15. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.10.001

Robertson, C. V., Immink, M. A., & Marino, F. E. (2016). Exogenous cortisol administration; effects on risk taking behavior, exercise performance, and physiological and neurophysiological responses. Frontiers in Physiology, 7, 640. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00640

Onus, K., Cannon, J., Liberts, L., & Marino, F. E. (2016). Acute effects of a dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor on neuromuscular performance following self-paced exercise in cool and hot environments. Journal of Thermal Biology, 60, 60-69. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.06.003

Marino, F. E. (2014). If only I were paramecium too! A case for the complex, intelligent system of anticipatory regulation in fatigue. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2(4), 185-201. doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.957038

Girard, D., Marino, F. E., & Cannon, J. (2014). Evidence for reduced neuromuscular function in men with a history of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Clinical Physiology & Functional Imaging, 34(3), 209-217. doi:10.1111/cpf.12084

Marino, F. E. (2011). The critical limiting temperature and selective brain cooling: neuroprotection during exercise.  International Journal of Hyperthermia,  27(6), 582-590. doi:10.3109/02656736.2011.589096

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