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): * Factors influencing the consumer decision making process when purchasing season tickets. * The packaging of a match day entertainment as a strategy for increasing consumer satisfaction. * Estimated body temperature and body mass changes in professional rugby league players. * Comparison of fitness profiles of professional rugby union and rugby league players. * Acute effects of different training methods on 40 metre sprint performance.
The acute effect of mouth only breathing on time to completion, heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, blood lactate and ventilatory measures during a high-intensity shuttle run (with Guang-Gao Zhao, Shi Zhou, Rosalind Beavers, and Allan Davie), Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2014)
This study investigated the effect of restricting nasal breathing during a series of 20 meter...
The use of 3D motion capture to assess back squat technique wearing different footwear: a preliminary investigation (with John W. Whitting, Ryan Holding, and Zachary Crowley-McHattan), Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning (2013)
An investigation of surf participation and injury prevalence in Australian surfers: a self-reported retrospective analysis (with Shi Zhou, Margaret I. Rolfe, Wendy L. Gilleard, and Rosanne A. Coutts), New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine (2012)
Aim: To establish the prevalence and type of injuries sustained by Australian surfers in a...
The seven step approach to the application of sport science in English professional rugby league: practical considerations in strength and conditioning (with Colin E. Sanctuary and Ian Sadler), International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching (2012)
This article examines the training and competition loads performed with a full-time professional rugby league...
Training for and competing in sevens rugby: practical considerations from experience in the International Rugby Board World Series, Strength & Conditioning Journal (2012)
The International Olympic Committee voted to include 'Rugby Sevens' in the summer Olympics in 2016....
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)