Attending the University of Otago in New Zealand, Alistair completed a two-year honours degree in Sport and Exercises Sciences concurrently with his undergraduate degree specialising in whey protein supplementation. Following this, with a passion for research, Alistair completed a PhD at the University of Queensland in the Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences School under the supervision of Professor Jeff Coombes in 2019. Alistair’s program of research primarily involved exercise biochemistry and physiology for both healthy and chronic disease populations. He has substantial experience in designing and conducting large scale, multi-site, international clinical trials, including nutraceutical supplementation studies, genetic and protein work in muscle tissue and blood samples. Alistair’s interests in research cross many different areas involved in both exercise and non-exercise disciplines.

Currently, Alistair’s research is investigating biomarkers of disease, oxidative stress, redox health, blood flow restriction training, nutraceutical interventions, genetic markers of disease, muscle cell respiration, point of care device reliability, and the impact of exercise intensity on biomarkers of disease. Recently, he was invited to spend time as an invited researcher at the University of Freiburg, Germany to investigate collagen peptides and resistance exercise.

Alistair’s latest position is as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Queensland. His area of focus is the effects of COVID-19 in national and international Indigenous communities as well as urban Indigenous health.