Dr Melissa Crowe has over 15 years experience teaching and researching the issues of exercise in hot and humid environments and drugs and supplements in sport. More recently Melissa has also developed an interest in the recruitment, retention and support of higher degree research students. In her role as Associate Dean of Research Education Melissa has designed and implemented the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences Cohort Doctoral Studies program. This program has been designed to enhance the support of research students by providing peer support, academic mentoring and research training opportunites.

Melissa has current links with the Australian Defence Force and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). These links have included joint research and research consultancies exploring military issues based on deployment to hot and/or humid environments. Melissa is currently the main national provider for heat tolerance testing for the Australian Defence Force. Melissa also performs heat tolerance testing for private companies or citizens when required. Past research collaborations and consultancies based on exercise in hot and humid conditions include the Fire and Rescue Authority, QLD Nickel, NQ Cowboys, and the former NQ Fury.

Melissa's other main area of expertise is the effects of drugs and supplements on exercise performance. Melissa has conducted research into caffeine, HMB, sodium citrate, branched chain amino acids and sports drinks. Her interest in these substances continue along with current interests in antioxidant supplements and their effects on exercise performance and recovery.

  • RM8301: Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • RM8302: Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine (Level 8; CNS & TSV)
  • Drugs and supplements in sport; Exercise under hot and humid conditions; Acclimatisation to heat and humidity; Occupational heat stress; Antioxidants, exercise performance and recovery; Cold water immersion recovery
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 47+ research outputs authored by Dr Melissa Crowe from 2001 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Enhancing Physical Activity: Exploring Referal Pathways Between General Practitioners and Exercise Physiologists. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Role of Climatic, Genetic and Physiological Factors Influencing Susceptibility to heat Illness (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • First Responder and Pre-Hospital Treatment of Decompression Sickness (DCS): Oxygen Delivery and Retrieval Considerations (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Exploring Medical Professionals' Motivation to Undertake Research in Tropical North Queensland (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Hydrotherapy as a Treatment Regimen for Patients with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Aquired Weakness (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Physiotherapy for Patients with Persisting COVID-19 Complications: Development of a long Covid Rehabilitation Program (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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