About

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.

Interests
Research
  • 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
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 28+ research outputs authored by Dr Melissa Crowe from 2001 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Australian Defence Organisation - Contract Research

Australian Defence Force Heat Tolerance Testing

Indicative Funding
$18,000
Summary
This agreement will enable Dr Melissa Crowe and associated staff of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at JCU to provide heat tolerance testing for member of the Australian Defence Force who may have suffered heat stroke in accordance with policy from the Australian Defence Force Joint Health Command.
Investigators
Melissa Crowe in collaboration with Wade Sinclair (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Keywords
Heat; Heat Intolerance; Exercise; Heat Stroke
Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

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.

Current
  • Translation of a Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention into a Regional Rehabilitation Service (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Role of Traditional Food and Lifestyle Interventions in Reducing Modifiable Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Australian Indigenous Communities. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • First Responder and Pre-Hospital Treatment of Decompression Sickness (DCS): Oxygen Delivery and Retrieval Considerations (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Association and Predictive Value of Circulating Leucocytes with Cardovascular Outcomes in Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (Masters , Primary Advisor)
Completed
  • An Investigation into the Use and Effectiveness of Post-Exercise Recovery Protocols for Team Sport (2017, PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 39.251, Medical 1 (Townsville campus)
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