After completing his PhD in exercise physiology at Southern Cross University, Lismore in 2004, Glen Deakin joined the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science (ISES) in 2005 as the Cairns Campus Coordinator when ISES commenced operations in Cairns.  

  • SP1001: Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise (Level 1; TSV)
  • SP3011: Sports Training and Rehabilitation (Level 3; TSV)
  • Concurrent training for endurance athletes – the time course of physiological recovery between/following strength and/or endurance training sessions.
  • Heat stress and physical activity – co-inventor of the CoolMeTM vest, a disposable personal cooling device designed to limit the effects of heat stress during physical activity and speed recovery.
  • Strength training and conditioning responses and adaptations in various team and individual sports.
  • 2011 to 2013 - Senior Lecturer, Institute of Sport and Exercise Science (James Cook University, Cairns)
  • 2005 to 2011 - Cairns Campus Coordinator, Lecturer and Laboratory Manager, Institute of Sport and Exercise Science (James Cook University, Cairns)
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  • 2011 - Finalist (CoolMeTM vest) – DuPont Awards, Melbourne.
  • 2010 - Winner (CoolMeTM vest) – Topical Innovation Awards, Cairns
  • 2010 - Certificate of Recognition, Australian College of Educators Townsville Regional Group. Deakin, G.B. “For outstanding contribution to Sport and Exercise Science teaching and learning within the Cairns community and beyond”.
  • 2010 - Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Commissioners award - in recognition of "commitment, dedication and initiative to the development of the 'CoolMe vest' investing in the health and wellbeing of Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Personnel".
  • 2010 - Winner - The New Inventors, Episode 15 (12th May on ABC Television) for CoolMeTM vest invention
  • 2009 - James Cook University Award for Excellence in the category of Innovative and Creative Achievements in partnership with other organizations, as a member of a team
  • 2009 - Winner - University of Queensland Business School Enterprize competition for GRW Industries (CoolMeTM vest project)
  • 2009 - Inaugural Winner - Uniquest Trailblazer research and innovation competition for CoolMeTM vest invention
  • 2009 - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 2000 - Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) - Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • 2000 - American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1998 - Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 1997 - Triathlon Australia
  • 1993 - Australian Fitness Network

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  • The impact of variable resistance on movement during the barbell back squat (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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