Timothy Lathlean

Timothy Lathlean

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Lathlean’s research focuses around musculoskeletal and neuromuscular health and how this impacts on performance. He is interested in the effects of load on musculoskeletal injury as well as athlete availability and preparedness and the role this plays on performance. His PhD focused on the epidemiology of sports injury in elite junior team sport, where he carried out a prospective longitudinal study with 562 male football players across 9 under-18 clubs. Dr Lathlean’s research focuses on development pathways in elite team sport, from an ecological as well as individual athlete perspective and how environmental physiology (altitude and heat training) can impact on the athletic population. Dr Lathlean is currently collaborating with a range of practitioners, focusing on male and female team sport, particularly in relation to injury. Clinically, Dr Lathlean is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), helping patients prevent and manage chronic disease as well as helping to identify, prevent and manage injury through appropriate strength and conditioning. After being invited to several post-polio syndrome conferences, Dr Lathlean has maintained an active interest in post-polio syndrome, as an expert of exercise-based interventions for this population and maintains several active collaborators with medical and allied health practitioners in the field of neuromuscular research.

Technical expertise: Dr Lathlean has expertise in project management across observational studies as well as secondary research. He is skilled in piloting of various health-based interventions and has proficiency in both sports-based and health-based technologies.

Dr Lathlean is currently available for potential HDR projects within the areas of exercise physiology, sports performance and neuromuscular health.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - 2022 Adjunct Lecturer, Discipline of Exercise and Sports Science University of New England
    2021 - 2024 Adjunct Lecturer, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award ECR Sports Science Award (Finalist) Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference 2021 Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2017 Monash University Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Injury Epidemiology/ Biostatistics/Sports Medicine), Monash Injury Research In
    2009 - 2012 Flinders University Australia Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) ESSA: Exercise and Sports Science Australia, member of the National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions
    Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) ESSA: Exercise and Sports Science Australia, member of the National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions
  • Research Interests

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Environmental Physiology University of New England Master of Science (Research) Master Mr Graeme Bonato
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Collective Movement Analysis University of New England Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Mr Hayden Koudela

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