Dr James Broatch
Dr Broatch currently holds a joint appointment as Research Fellow within the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
James received his PhD from Victoria University where he examined the effects of post-exercise cold-water immersion on skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise.
His current role is to conduct applied and mechanistic research to evaluate the effects of compression garments on recovery and exercise performance.
Refereed journal articles
Broatch, J. R., Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J. (2017). Cold-water immersion following sprint interval training does not alter endurance signaling pathways or training adaptations in human skeletal muscle. American Journal of Physiology, 313(4), R372-R384.
Christiansen, D., Murphy, R. M., Broatch, J. R., Bangsbo J., McKenna, M. J., Kuang, J., Bishop, D. J. (2017). Post-exercise cold-water immersion increases Na+,K+-ATPase α2-isoform mRNA content in parallel with elevated Sp1 expression in human skeletal muscle. bioRxiv.
Christiansen, D., Murphy, R. M., Broatch, J. R., Bangsbo J., McKenna, M. J., Bishop, D. J. (2017). Regulation of Na+,K+-ATPase isoforms and phospholemman (FXYD1) in skeletal muscle fibre types by exercise training and cold-water immersion in men. bioRxiv.
Argus, C., Broatch, J. R., Petersen, A. C., Polman, R., Bishop, D. J., Halson, S. (2017). Cold-Water Immersion and Contrast Water Therapy: No Improvement of Short-Term Recovery After Resistance Training, IJSPP, 12(7), 886-892
Broatch, J., Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J. (2014). Postexercise cold-water immersion benefits are not greater than the placebo effect. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(11), 2139-47.
Broatch, J., Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J. (2014) 'Post-exercise cold-water immersion benefits are not greater than the placebo effect', Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Broatch, J., Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J. (2014) 'Post-exercise cold-water immersion activates acute PHF20 and p53 signalling in human skeletal muscle', Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
Broatch, J., Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J (2015) 'Regular cold-water immersion after high-intensity interval training does not hinder the adaptive response in human skeletal muscle', European Congress of Sports Science (ECSS) Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
Postgraduate research supervision
Co-supervision of 2 Honours students
- Principal supervision of 1 PhD student
- Co-supervision of 1 PhD student
Broatch, J. Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J (2011) ESSA Applied Sports Science Research Grant - $10,000
Broatch, J. Petersen, A., Bishop, D. J (2014) Young Investigator Award, ESSA Conference, Adelaide - $1,000
2016 – Present: Conducting research for Australian Institute of Sport and their industry partner/sponsor 2XU.
Appearances in the media
Broatch, J., (2014). Ice bath after exercise? The benefits might be in your head. The Conversation.
Sport Science (Research Program) at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living
Physiology Department, Australian Institute of Sport
Areas of expertise
- Recovery Physiology
- Exercise physiology
- Muscle Biochemistry