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Research funding
Supervising & teaching
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Performance enhancement in sport and in the general public
  • Musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation
  • Recovery in athletes
  • Elite and junior athlete development
  • Athletic performance monitoring

Available to supervise research students

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About George Elias

George has over 20 years of expertise in working in the area of strength and conditioning, including working with both athletic and non-athletic populations. This experience includes working with team sport and individual athletes:

  • at the professional level (Australian Football League, Soccer),
  • at the semi-professional level (Aussie rules, basketball, soccer, combat sports, golf)
  • as collegiate athletes in the North American collegiate system (Olympic wrestling, basketball, American football, soccer, ice/field hockey, track and field, swimming/diving.

He also has an extensive background working with non-athletes and injured populations

George is a qualified strength and conditioning coach (ASCA level 2) and is currently putting that to use and with a number of athletes and research projects.

His areas of research interest/expertise are:

  • Post Exercise athletic recovery
  • Athlete tracking and monitoring
  • Elite and junior athlete development
  • Injury tracking
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Performance enhancement for team sport and individual athletes.

Qualifications

  • Phd in Exercise Physiology, Victoria University, Australia, 2013
  • Masters in exercise rehabilitation, Ballarat University, Australia, 2004

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Pazit, L., Jeremy, D., Nancy, B., Michael, B., George, E., & Hill, K. D. (181101). Safety and feasibility of high speed resistance training with and without balance exercises for knee osteoarthritis: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Physical Therapy in Sport, 34 (154-163).

doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.10.001

2018 Esmaeili, A., Hopkins, W. G., Stewart, A. M., Elias, G. P., Lazarus, B. H., & Aughey, R. J. (180921). The individual and combined effects of multiple factors on the risk of soft tissue non-contact injuries in elite team sport athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(SEP),

doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01280

2018 Esmaeili, A., Stewart, A. M., Hopkins, W. G., Elias, G. P., Lazarus, B. H., Rowell, A. E., & Aughey, R. J. (180227). Normal variability of weekly musculoskeletal screening scores and the influence of training load across an Australian football league season. Frontiers in Physiology, 9(FEB),

doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00144

2017 Levinger, P., Dunn, J., Bifera, N., Butson, M., Elias, G., & Hill, K. D. (170818). High-speed resistance training and balance training for people with knee osteoarthritis to reduce falls risk: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1),

doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2129-7

2017 Esmaeili, A., Stewart, A. M., Hopkins, W. G., Elias, G. P., & Aughey, R. J. (170401). Effects of training load and leg dominance on achilles and patellar tendon structure. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12 (122-126).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0397

2016 Aughey, R. J., Elias, G. P., Esmaeili, A., Lazarus, B., & Stewart, A. M. (160201). Does the recent internal load and strain on players affect match outcome in elite Australian football?. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(2), (182-186).

doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.02.005

2013 Elias, G. P., Wyckelsma, V. L., Varley, M. C., McKenna, M. J., & Aughey, R. J. (130101). Effectiveness of water immersion on postmatch recovery in elite professional footballers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8(3), (243-253).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.8.3.243

2012 Varley, M. C., Elias, G. P., & Aughey, R. J. (120101). Current match-analysis techniques' underestimation of intense periods of high-velocity running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(2), (183-185).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.7.2.183

2012 Elias, G. P., Varley, M. C., Wyckelsma, V. L., McKenna, M. J., Minahan, C. L., & Aughey, R. J. (120101). Effects of water immersion on posttraining recovery in Australian footballers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(4), (357-366).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.7.4.357

2006 Young, W., Elias, G., & Power, J. (060901). Effects of static stretching volume and intensity on plantar flexor explosive force production and range of motion. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 46(3), (403-411).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

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

Currently supervised research students at VU

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

Careers

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