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Associate Professor Vince Kelly
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - IPTM
Discipline *
Human Movement and Sports Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

  • Accredited High Performance Manager (AHPM)
  • Accredited Sport Scientist – Level 2 (ASpSL2)
  • Committee Member – Qld State Chapter (2017 – present)
  • Organising Committee Member – 2019 Innovation & Practice Forum
  • Committee Member – ASpS & AHPM Professional Standards Review (2108)

National Rugby League (NRL)

  • Committee Member – Rugby League Research Committee

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

  • Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Performance, Exercise and Sport Nutrition Supplementation, Strength and Power Training, Fatigue and Recovery in Athletes, Monitoring Performance and Training Load, Team Sport Physiology, Fitness Testing and Training, Football, Rugby League and Rugby Union

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


Dr Vince Kelly has over 20 years’ experience in elite sport working in high performance, sport science and strength and conditioning roles with professional football teams, the Queensland Academy of Sport and individual athletes.

Dr Kelly currently supervises a number of postgraduate students examining a wide variety of sport science and strength and conditioning projects.

His areas of research interest include quantification and management of athlete training load, fatigue and recovery in athletes, the neuromuscular and hormonal adaptations to exercise, high intensity interval trainign, strength and power development, ergogenic aids and sport nutrition supplementation, sport analytics, virtual reality, and strength and conditioning in high performance sport.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Vince Kelly.


Undergraduate units coordinated currently by Dr Kelly

  • Strength and Conditioning (XNB379)
  • Exercise Conditioning (XNB280)
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Dr Kelly has consulted to the following organisations: National Rugby League, World Rugby, Football Federation Australia, Qld Firebirds, Netball Qld, AFL Qld, Softball Qld, Ski Racing Australia, NSW Police, Air Service Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

High Performance Sport 

  • 2018-2016: Performance Science Consultant, Brisbane Broncos
  • 2016-2009: High Performance Manager, UQ Sport Academy
  • 2012-2009: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Softball Qld
  • 2009-2006: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • 2006-2005: Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach, Rugby Australia/Western Force
  • 2005-2004: High Performance Manager,  Fiji Rugby
  • 2004-2002: Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach, Auckland Rugby
  • 2002-2000: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Qld Academy of Sport

Academic Experience

  • 2018-current: Honorary Senior Fellow,  School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland
  • 2009-2018: Lecturer  School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland
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  • My students have gone on to have leadership positions with

    National Sporting Organisations

    National Rugby League, Cricket Australia, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Squash Australia, Paralympics Australia

    Institutes of Sport

    Queensland Academy of Sport, Tasmanian Institute of Sport,

    NRL Teams

    Brisbane Broncos, Penrith Panthers, Newcastle Knights, North Queensland Cowboys, St George-Illawarra Dragons

    AFL Teams

    Brisbane Lions, Melbourne Football Club, Geelong Cats,

    Super Rugby Teams

    Queensland Reds, Western Force, Auckland Blues,

    State Sporting Organisations

    Queensland Firebirds, Queensland Cricket, Queensland Rugby League, Baseball Queensland, Softball Queensland, Hockey Queensland and Rowing Queensland

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)