Senior Lecturer Rudi Meir AssocDipSptSc(NRCAE), BAppSc(CCAE), MA(Deakin) General Research Interests: * Sponsorship and marketing issues in professional sport franchises. * Brand development and merchandising in professional sport. * Managing the coaching/training environment. * Thermoregulation and fluid status. Current Research Projects (with possibility of supervising research students): * Estimated body temperature and body mass changes in recreational and competitive surfers. * Factors influencing squat performance between genders, and taller and shorter individuals. * The efficacy of a workplace resilience intervention on employees during times of organisational change. * Adolescent athlete attitudes toward performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). * Non-formal learning engagement strategies in sport science education.
Coach perceptions of performance enhancement in adolescence: the sport drug control model for adolescent athletes (with Adam R. Nicholls, John L. Perry, Andrew R. Levy, Leigh Jones, Timothy Baghurst, Colin Sanctuary, and Mark A. Thompson), Performance Enhancement & Health (2015)
Aim: We qualitatively explored the Sport Drug Control Model (SDCM; Donovan, Eggar, Kapernick, & Mendoza,...
Self-reported sun protection strategies among Australian surfers: are they heeding the message? (with Shi Zhou, Margaret I. Rolfe, Wendy L. Gilleard, and Rosanne A. Coutts), New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine (2015)
To establish the current sun protection strategies of Australian surfers and the incidence of...
Assessing response time reliability in a simple 1-v-1 defensive scenario relevant to rugby football (with Ryan Holding and Shi Zhou), Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning (2014)
As the definition of agility has been constantly evolving throughout the literature, so too has...
Impact of the two-handed rugby ball carry on change of direction speed and reactive agility: implications for sport specific testing (with Ryan Holding and Jamie Hetherington), International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching (2014)
The primary aim of this research was to determine if the two-handed ball carry impacted...
Responding to change in the sporting environment: a brief review of recent agility testing and training research (with Ryan C. Holding and Shi Zhou), Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (2014)
The ability to display high levels of speed whilst changing direction is of vital importance...
Pricing in sport marketing (with Dave Arthur), The marketing of sports (2007)
Tribalism: attracting fans in a fragmented market, International cases in the business of sports (2007)
Tribalism, team brand loyalty, team brand value and personal/group identity in professional Rugby football, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2009)
Tribalism is an axiomatic characteristic of sport consumerism yet there does not appear to have...
The effect of jersey type on thermoregulatory responses during exercise in a warm humid environment (Thesis), PhD thesis Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic. (1992)
The thermoregulatory responses of subjects wearing two different forms of rugby league jersey, one with...
Impact of restricting nasal breathing on physiological responses during a simple sports conditioning drill (with Guanggoa Zhao, Shi Zhou, Rosalind Beavers, and Allan Davie), 2011 International Conference on Applied Strength Conditioning (2011)
Effect of short-term use of testosterone enanthate on personality and mood in healthy young males (with Rosanne A. Coutts, Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), American College of Sport Medicine Annual Meeting, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 38, supplement 5 (2006)
Supported by notions that supplementation enhances mental, physical and sexual powers steroid users focus on...
Natural killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after six weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in healthy young males (with Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik, Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Rosanne A. Coutts, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), American College of Sport Medicine annual meeting, Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 38, supplement 5 (2006)
Natural Killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after 6 weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in health young males (with Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik, Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Rosanne A. Coutts, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), Program & abstracts: Promoting innovation, measuring success: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Dec. 2005, supplement v.8, no. 4 (2005)