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Professor Ian Stewart

Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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Name
Professor Ian Stewart
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Human Movement and Sports Science
Phone
+61 7 3138 6118
Fax
+61 7 3138 6030
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of British Columbia), Master of Science in Human Kinetics (University of British Columbia), BPhEd (Hons) (University of Otago)

Professional memberships
and associations

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise and Sport Science Australia

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Member, American College of Sports Medicine

 

Keywords

Environmental, Exercise and Occupational Physiology, Heat Stress/Strain, Dehydration, Mining, Security, Military, Police, Emergency Responders, Temperature Regulation, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Apnea, hypoxia, altitude, Sport Science

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Prof Stewart’s doctoral degree was conferred from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) in May 2002, where he was awarded a University Graduate Fellowship and was twice an Academic All-Canadian. He was appointed as a lecturer to the School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology in 2002 and subsequently promoted to senior lecturer in 2008, associate professor in 2012 and full professor in 2017. An inaugural member of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) working across the Human Health and Wellbeing and Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation domains. Prof Stewart’s research has two major focuses: environmental/occupational physiology, and clinical exercise physiology. Within these major areas, he undertakes laboratory investigations and applied field work. The laboratory work is centred on the human response to environmental stressors which includes extreme heat and humidity, and reduced oxygen/blood flow (hypoxia, apnea and ischemia). The field work is applied in nature, with the use and development of telecommunications and computing technology to improve health care delivery, and to monitor physiological signals for health maintenance and injury prevention. As an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP, Exercise and Sport Science Australia) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA), he has provided exercise prescription expertise to numerous research projects targeting prevention, as well as rehabilitation for chronic disease populations. The environmental/occupational physiology research area has seen Prof Stewart lead investigations related to environmental heat stress. This work has involved working with mining and security industries as well as police/military organisations in Australia and the USA. This work has seen the development of national operating procedures in the area of heat stress management, as well as multiple reports to industry and government organisations. He has also served as an expert witness in industrial court cases. Prof Stewart has been successful in obtaining in excess of $7.5 million of competitive grant funding; internationally (Department of Defence, USA), nationally (NHMRC, Research Support for National Security, DSTO, CBR Counterterrorism, ARC-Linkage, Department of Health and Ageing, Asthma Foundation, Heart Foundation) and through industry partnerships. He has published 3 invited book chapters and 62 referred journal articles. These publications are in international journals, predominantly ranked in the top 5 of the Sport Science discipline or in the parent disciplines of Medicine or Physiology. The quality of the articles is highlighted by in excess of 1300 citations and an H-index of 18 (Google Scholar, July 2017). He has had 17 completions (6 PhD, 1 MPhil, 4 MSc, 6 Hons (all 1st class)), and is currently supervising 11 PhD students. All students have progressed successfully through the recognised academic milestones and have gone on to significant destinations including academic, government and medical positions, highlighted by awarding of the 2011 Queensland Rhodes Scholar to Dr Amanda Rojek.

This information has been contributed by Professor Ian Stewart.

Teaching

Teaching highlights

Undergraduate unit coordinator

XNB373 Exercise Physiology II Lecturer XNB373 Exercise Physiology II XNB380 Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Disorders

This information has been contributed by Professor Ian Stewart.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Using Thermal Clothing to Reduce Heart Failure Morbidity During Winter
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
100568
Start year
2015
Keywords
Health Services; Heart Failure; Public Health; Winter
Title
Heat Exposure Risk Management for Operational Command (HERO)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
IP11-0001
Start year
2011
Keywords
Bomb; Cognition; Heat Strain; Personal Protective Equipment; Temperature Regulation
Title
Using Conversational Computer Technology to Improve Diabetes Management: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
443214
Start year
2007
Keywords
Behavioural Intervention; Secondary Prevention; Type 2 Diabetes; Automated Telephone System; Chronic Diseases
Title
Development and evaluation of a remote monitoring system and its application to cardiac rehabilitation and occupational health
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0562608
Start year
2006
Keywords
Remote monitoring Biomechanics Occupational health Cardiac rehabilitation Telemedicine Workload

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Reducing Heat Strain During Work in Protective Clothing
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Geoffrey Minett, Dr Matthew J Maley
  • The Effect of Dietary Manipulation on Water Retention and Hydration Status
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Ms Kelly Stewart
  • O2 cost of hyperpnea and mechanisms of dyspnea caused by breathing through external dead space with restricted lung inflation
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Professor Nuala Byrne
  • Manipulating Perception to Alter Expectation and Enhance Self-Paced Exercise in the Heat
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Geoffrey Minett
  • Gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation and central fatigue during exercise in the heat
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Geoffrey Minett, Professor Kenneth Beagley
  • Examining the role and efficacy of implementing customised subjective self-report questionnaires in monitoring the athlete training response
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Geoffrey Minett
  • Environmental and contextual effects of exercise training on sleep quality and quantity.
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Geoffrey Minett
  • Towards a Better Understanding of Skeletal Muscle Microvasculature in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Askew, Dr Simon Green
  • Investigating the Relationships between Safety Climate and Safety Performance of Retrofitting works
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Bo Xia, Dr Carol Hon
  • New methods for conducting zone measurement and quantifying room air variation in indirect calorimetry
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Rob Robergs

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)