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

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Applied sports science
  • Athlete Wearable Technology
  • Monitoring training load
  • Exercise physiology

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Samuel Howe

Dr Sam Howe is a Lecturer (PhD) and research fellow with the Institute for Health and Sport (IHeS) and First Year College at Victoria University.

He coordinates and teaches into human physiology, exercise physiology and resistance training units.

His research investigates the applications of wearable technology (GPS & accelerometers namely) in collision-based team sports. Sam previously 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. He is also involved in several learning and teaching related research investigations.

Previous honours research focused on the effects of Beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists with the Sports Performance Optimization Research Team (SPORT) - University of Tasmania.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 2011
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University, Australia, 2021

Key publications

Year Citation
2022 Howe, S. T., Aughey, R. J., Hopkins, W. G., & Stewart, A. M. (220501). Modeling Professional Rugby Union Peak Intensity-Duration Relationships Using a Power Law. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 17(5), (780-786).

doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2021-0337

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

Available for media queries

Other supervision of research students

Having recently completed his PhD (2020), Sam has completed his higher degree by research supervisor training and is now available to co-supervise HDR honours, masters and PhD students.

Teaching activities & experience

Dr Sam Howe coordinates and teaches human and exercise physiology and resistance training units 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 Victoria Universities innovative block teaching model at national and international conferences (e.g. STARS conference) and has published in learning and teaching literature on graduate employability.

Sam's outstanding learning and teaching practices have been acknowledged with both individual and team Vice Chancellor’s citations for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2019). He was also awarded a highly competitive professional development scholarship on behalf of the then Chancellor George Pappas and the First Year College to attend the 2019 AVID Summer Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2020 - Present
Lecturer (Level B)
First Year College, Victoria University
Jan 2020 - Present
Research Fellow
Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Academic Teaching Scholar (Level A)
First Year College, Victoria University
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Sessional Tutor & Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Sessional Tutor & Lecturer
University of Tasmania
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2020 -
Present
Lecturer (Level B)
First Year College, Victoria University
Jan 2020 -
Present
Research Fellow
Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2019
Academic Teaching Scholar (Level A)
First Year College, Victoria University
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2017
Sessional Tutor & Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 2011 -
Dec 2013
Sessional Tutor & Lecturer
University of Tasmania
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Awards

Year Award
2019

Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) - Individual Award - Victoria University

2019

Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) - Team Award - https://www.vu.edu.au/vc-awards

2019

George Pappas First Year College AVID Scholarship - Victoria University

2016

Young Investigator Award - European College of Sport Science

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Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2019

University Staff Well-Being: Fitting your own Oxygen Mask First

Dr Sam Howe was invited to present on a plenary panel at the STARS 2019 conference, held in Melbourne Australia. https://unistars.org/papers/STARS2019.pdf

Media appearances

24th September 2015

Brains not brawn is the key to success in international rugby

Article published in The Conversation during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.