Professor David Bishop
BHMS Ed Hons PhD (QLD)
Research Leader, Sport, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living
In the three years prior to the Sydney Olympics, Professor Bishop worked as a sport scientist at the Western Australian Institute of Sport. He has also been employed by the Fremantle Football Club as a sport-science consultant.
Professor Bishop has more than 150 published papers, 200 abstracts, and six book chapters in the area of human movement and sport science. He has also been an invited speaker at 30 international conferences.
He has been awarded the "Young Investigator Award (Biophysical Sciences)" and the "Best Paper" prize at Sports Medicine Australia and Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) conferences.
Professor Bishop is also the past president and current director (Sport Science) of ESSA, and assistant editor of The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSaMS).
His research areas are:
- sport science (performance)
- exercise biochemistry (ion regulation)
- exercise physiology (adaptations to training)
- muscle physiology (mitochondrial respiration)
- molecular biology (gene regulation with exercise)
- neurophysiology (fatigue)
Fabio R. Serpiello, Michael J. McKenna, David J. Bishop, Robert J. Aughey, David Cameron-Smith, Nigel K. Stepto. (2012). Repeated sprints alter signalling related to mitochondrial biogenesis in humans. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44(5): 827–834.
Thomas, C., Bishop, D.J., Lambert, K., Mercier, J. Brooks, G.A. (2012). Effects of acute and chronic exercise on sarcolemmal MCT1 and MCT content in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Physiology. 302 R1-R14
Little, J.P., Safdar, A., Bishop, D.J., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Gibala, M.J. (2011). An acute bout of high-intensity interval training increases the nuclear abundance of PGC-1? and activates mitochondrial biogenesis in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Physiology. 300 (6): 1303-1310.
Bishop, D.J. Girard, Olivier, Mendez-Villanueva, Alberto. (2011). Repeated-Sprint Ability Part II: Recommendations for training. Sports Medicine. 41(9): 741-756. (IF = 5.1).
Girard, Olivier, Mendez-Villanueva, Alberto, Bishop, D.J. (2011). Repeated-Sprint Ability Part I: Factors limiting performance. Sports Medicine. 41:1-22.
Research outputs and inputs
150 journal articles, 6 book chapters, 200 conference abstracts. Scopus: total citations 2500 (H-index: 29)
30 international and national conferences
Postgraduate research students and fellows
13 PhD, 8 Masters, 20 honours, 7 Postdoctoral fellows
- ANZ-Mason Foundation, $87,000
- Giuseppe Giusto Scaligero, $90,000
- French Ministry of Sport $40,000
- Australian Football League $13,000
- UWA Research Grants Scheme $72,000
- American College of Sports Medicine $8,000
- Gatorade Sport Science Grants (multiple)
- Victoria University Grants (multiple)
Other Major Research Achievements
Organised inaugural International Team Sport Conference, Verona, Italy, 2008.
- Research Leader, Sport, Institute of Sport, exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Areas of expertise
- Effects of training on mitochondria (the energy producers in our cells)
- Effects of “lactic acid” on performance and adaptations to training
- Optimising team sport performance
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