Sam is an Academic Teaching Scholar at Victoria University who coordinates and teaches human and exercise physiology within the First Year College.

He is passionate about helping students achieve their learning and career aspirations. He has a keen interest in the science of learning and has recently presented on VU’s innovative block teaching model at national conferences and published in learning and teaching literature on graduate employability.

Sam is in the final stages of his PhD studies at Victoria University within the Institute for Sport & Health (IHES). His doctoral research investigates the applications of wearable technology in collision-based team sports. Sam completed his doctoral research with the Melbourne Rebels (Super 18 Rugby union team) and the Melbourne Rising (National Rugby Championship team) being the sport scientist for both teams. World leading experts in their discipline fields, Professors Andrew Stewart, Robert Aughey and Will Hopkins supervise him.

Sam’s previous honours research focused on the effects of Beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists with the Sports Performance Optimization Research Team (SPORT) at the University of Tasmania.

Areas of expertise

  • Athlete Wearable Technology
  • Monitoring training load
  • Team sports
  • Sports Supplementation
  • Exercise physiology
 Samuel Howe

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 8342

Research grants

  • Australian Government’s National Centre for Longitudinal Data Scholarship ($1000).
  • The 4th IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems travel grant ($400).
  • Numerous internal funding conference travel grants from Victoria University (totalling ~$10000).

Publications

Refereed journal articles

  • Oraison, H., Konjarski, L., Howe, S.T. (2019). ‘Does University prepare students for employment? Alignment between graduate capabilities, accreditation requirements and industry employability criteria.’ Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, TEN-STARS Special Issue.
  • Howe, S.T., Aughey, R.J., Hopkins, W.G., Cavanagh, B.P, & Stewart, A.M. (2017). ‘Quantifying important differences in athlete movement during collision-based team sports: Accelerometers outperform Global Positioning Systems,’ IEEE Xplore, 1-4.
  •  Howe, S.T., Bellinger, P.M., Driller, M., Shing, C.M, & Fell, J.W. (2013). ‘The effect of β-alanine supplementation on isokinetic force and cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists’, International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23 (6) pp. 562-570.
  • Bellinger, P.M., Howe, S.T., Shing, C.M., & Fell, J.W. (2012) ‘The Effect of Combined β-Alanine and NaHCO3 Supplementation on Cycling Performance’, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44 (8) pp. 1545-1551.
  • Driller, M., Williams, A., Bellinger, P.M., Howe, S.T., & Fell, J.W. (2012). ‘The Effects of NaHCO3 and NaCl Loading on Hematocrit and High-Intensity Cycling Performance’, Journal of Exercise Physiology, 15 (1) pp. 47-56.

Conference presentations

  • Tangalakis, K., & Howe, S.T. (2018) Revolutionizing first year: an innovative block model to improve student engagement and success. Australian Physiological Society, 25-28th Nov 2018, Sydney NSW.
  • Tangalakis, K., & Howe, S.T. (2018) Revolutionising the first year in block mode. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Flinders University, 26-28th September 2018, p. 95, ISBN Number 978-0-9871834-7-7.
  • Howe, S.T., Aughey, R.J., Hopkins, W.G., Cavanagh, B., Stewart, A.M. (2017) ‘Quantifying important differences in athlete movement during collision-based team sports: Accelerometers outperform Global Positioning Systems.’ 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, March 28-30, Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Howe, S.T, Aughey, R.J., Hopkins, W.G., Cavanagh, B., Duthie, G., Stewart, A.M. (2016) ‘Quantifying the most intense periods of match-play in rugby union.’ 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science Book of Abstracts, 6-9th July 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Howe, S.T, Bellinger, P.M, Driller, M., Shing, C.M., & Fell, J.W. (2013). ‘The effect of β-alanine supplementation on isokinetic force and cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists.’ 5th Exercise and Sport Science Australia Conference, Research to Practice, 19-21st April 2012, Queensland, Australia.