Grant is a lecturer with the College of Sport & Exercise Science at Victoria University.  After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Ballarat, Grant undertook a professional honours program at the Queensland Academy of Sport working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Diving team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.  He undertook one of the initial Sports Based PhD programs developed between the Australian Institute of Sport Physiology Department, the University of Queensland, and the Australian Rugby Union. 

Grant’s PhD thesis resulted in 8 peer reviewed Journal Publications investigating the Physiological and Game Requirements of Rugby Union.  Dr Duthie has since held positions in Athletic Development roles with Super Rugby teams (ACT Brumbies, NSW Waratahs), Top 14 Rugby teams (Stade Francais), and NRL teams (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Newcastle Knights, Melbourne Storm). His current research is investigating the peak intensities of competition to assist the implementation of tactical periodisation in team sports.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Scott, B.R., Duthie, G.M., Thornton, H.R., Dascombe, B.J.  (2016). Training monitoring for resistance exercise: theory and application.  Sports Medicine, in press

Delaney, J.A., Duthie, G.M., Thornton, H.R., Scott., T.J., Gay, D.,Dascombe, B.J.  (2016). Acceleration based running intensities of professional rugby league match-play.  International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, in press

Thornton, H.R., Delaney, J.A., Duthie, G.M., Scott, B.R., Chivers, W.J., Sanctuary, C.E., Dascombe, B.J.  (2015).  Predicting self-reported illness for professional team-sport athletes.  International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, in press

Delaney, J.A., Thornton, H.R., Scott, T.J., Ballard, D.A., Duthie, G.M., Wood, L.G., Dascombe, B.J.  (2015).  Validity of skinfold-based measures for tracking changes in body composition in professional Rugby League players, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, in press

Delaney, J.A., Scott., T.J., Thornton, H.R., Bennett, K.J.M., Gay, D., Duthie, G.M., Dascombe, B.J.  (2015).  Establishing duration specific running intensities from match-play analysis in rugby league.  International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(6), 725-731

Refereed chapters

Gabbett, T., Duthie, G. M. (2003). Protocols of the physiological assessment of rugby league players. In Physiological tests for elite athletes. 2nd Ed. Edited by R.K. Tanner and C.J. Gore. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Conference presentations

Dascombe, B.J., Delaney, J., Scott, T., Duthie, G., Ballard, D., Hickmans, J. Lockie, R.G. (2014) Determinants of change of direction ability in elite Rugby League players. 6th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

Dascombe, B.J., Scott, T., Delaney, J., Duthie, G., Ballard, D., Hickmans, J. Lockie, R.G. (2014). Effect of playing level on 30-15 intermittent fitness test performance in Rugby League. 6th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

Buchheit, M., Duthie, G. M., Said, A. (2009). Increasing recovery duration leads to greater performance despite higher blood lactate accumulation during repeated shuttle sprints. European College of Sports Science Congress.

Duthie, G. M., Pyne, D. B., Hahn, A. G., Livingstone, S., Hopkins, W. G. (2004). Monitoring changes in the lean mass of elite Rugby Union players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), S207-S208

Teaching responsibilities

Areas of expertise

  • Athletic performance development
  • GPS monitoring

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