Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Resistance training
  • Eccentrics and quasi-isometrics
  • Mechanisms of exercise recovery and adaptation
  • Muscle protein synthesis and mTOR signalling
  • Protein and amino acid metabolism

Not available to supervise research students

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About André Nelson

André moved to Melbourne from Wellington, New Zealand in 2010.

Prior to joining VU, André completed an undergraduate degree and Honours degree encompassing molecular biology, and health, sport, and exercise sciences. He completed his PhD in 2014. 

His current research interests include youth athletic development (specifically, youth resistance training); and muscle molecular and performance adaptations to resistance training and variations, such as eccentrics and quasi-isometrics, and training in the heat.

André's PhD research looked at the impact of post-exercise protein-leucine ingestion on subsequent endurance exercise performance and systemic and skeletal muscle responses associated with recovery and adaptation.

André has more than 15 years experience teaching and supervising students in nutrition, biological and exercise/sport science streams in New Zealand and here at VU.

In his previous role with the New Zealand Academy of Sport (now High Performance Sport NZ) he trained age-grade up to senior athletes at club through to elite (national representative, Olympian) level.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Massey University (Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa), New Zealand, 2014
  • BSc (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington (Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui), New Zealand, 2003
  • BHSc, Massey University (Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa), New Zealand, 2008

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Hanson, E. D., Nelson, A. R., West, D. WD., Violet, J., O'Keefe, L., Phillips, S. M., & Hayes, A. (160501). Role of Testosterone on Muscle Protein Syntheis during Prostate Cancer Treatment Paper presented at MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 358-359).

doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486086.07429.41

2014 Rowlands, D. S., Nelson, A. R., Phillips, S. M., Faulkner, J. A., Clarke, J., Burd, N. A., Moore, D., & Stellingwerff, T. (140501). Protein-Leucine Fed Dose Effects on Muscle Protein Synthesis after Endurance Exercise Paper presented at MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 98-99).

doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000493466.37730.42

2011 Nelson, A. R., Phillips, S. M., Stellingwerff, T., Bruce, S., Breton, I., Thorimbert, A., Guy, P. A., Clarke, J., Broadbent, S., & Rowlands, D. S. (110501). Effects Of Leucine-Enriched Protein Supplementation On Subsequent Performance And Metabolism Following High-Intensity Cycling Paper presented at MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE (pp. 136-136).

doi: 10.1249/01.MSS.0000403079.39646.cc

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Project Schedule 33: HEAT: Heat effects on adaptations to resistance training.
From: Australian Institute of Sport
Investigators: Dr Jonathan Bartlett, Dr Aaron Petersen, Prof David Bishop
For period: 2016-2017
$22,222

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.