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Assoc Prof. Stuart Cormack Name: Assoc Prof. Stuart Cormack
Associate Professor
Phone
+613 9953 3133
Fax
+613 9953 3095
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (VIC)
Location
Melbourne
Building 403 - The Daniel Mannix Building (8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 1-Room 403.1.26
Biographical Information

Stuart has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Exercise Science at ACU since April 2012. Prior to commencing this role, he spent 14 years working in the Australian Football League including 8 years as the Fitness Coach at the West Coast Eagles highlighted by 2 Grand Final appearances and winning the 2006 AFL Premiership. In addition, Stuart spent 4 years as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport where he worked with a number of elite athletes in a variety of team and individual sports preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Stuart received his PhD from Edith Cowan University and is actively involved in applied sports science research including supervision of a number of post-graduate students. Stuart is also a Level 3 Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Life Member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals, co-authored several book chapters and regularly presents at sports science and coaching conferences in addition to providing consultancy support to organisations including the International Cricket Council and Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. Stuart has an interest in all areas of athletic preparation with a particular focus on monitoring training load and fatigue in elite athletes and the impact of this on performance. 

Publications

McGuigan, M; Cormack, Stuart J.; Gill, Nicholas D. (In press). Strength and power profiling of athletes:Selecting tests and how to use the information for program design. J Str Cond (IF=1.795)

Mooney, M., Cormack, S., O'Brien, B., Morgan, W., & McGuigan, M. (In press). Impact of Neuromuscular Fatigue on Match Exercise Intensity and Performance in Elite Australian Football. J Strength Cond Res

Cormack, S., Smith, R., Mooney, M., Young, W., & O'Brien, B. (2013). Accelerometer Load as a Measure of Activity Profile in Different Standards of Netball Match Play. International journal of sports physiology and performance. (IF = 2.247)

Cormack, S. J., Mooney, M. M., Morgan, W., & McGuigan, M. R. (2013). Influence of Neuromuscular Fatigue on Accelerometer Load in Elite Australian Football Players. Int J Sp Physiol and Perf. (IF = 2.247)

Mooney, M., Cormack, S., O'Brien, B., & Coutts, A. J. (2012). Does Physical Capacity and Interchange Rest Periods Influence the Match Exercise Intensity Profile in Australian Football? International journal of sports physiology and performance. (IF = 2.247)

Jennings, D., Cormack, S. J., Coutts, A. J., & Aughey, R. J. (2012). GPS Analysis of an International Field Hockey Tournament. Int J Sp Physiol and Perf, 7(3), 224. (IF = 2.247)

Jennings, D., Cormack, S., Aughey, R. J., & Coutts, A. J. (2012). International Hockey Players Perform More High Speed Running Than National Level Counterparts. J Strength Cond Res, 26(4), 947-952. (IF=1.795)

Mooney, M., O'Brien, B., Cormack, S., Coutts, A. J., Berry, J., & Young, W. (2011). The relationship between physical capacity and match performance in elite Australian Football: A mediation approach. J Sci Med Sport, 14, 447-452. (IF= 2.899)

Young, W., Cormack, S., & Crichton, M. (2011). Which jump variables should be used to assess explosive leg muscle function? Int J Sp Physiol and Perf, 6(1). (IF = 2.247)

Brewer, C., Dawson, B., Heasman, J., Stewart, G., & Cormack, S. (2010). Movement pattern comparisons in elite (AFL) and sub-elite (WAFL) Australian football games using GPS. J Sci Med Sport, 13, 618-623. (IF = 2.899)

Jennings, D., Cormack, S., Coutts, A. J., Boyd J., L., & Aughey, R. J. (2010). Variability of GPS Units for Measuring Distance in Team Sport Movements. Int J Sp Physiol and Perf, 5, 565-569.

Jennings, D., Cormack, S., Coutts, A. J., Boyd, L., & Aughie, R. (2010). The Validity and Reliability of GPS for Measuring Distance in Team Sport Specific Running Patterns. Int J Sp Physiol and Perf, 5, 328-341. (IF = 2.247)

McClean, B. D., Coutts, A. J., Kelly, V., McGuigan, M. R., & Cormack, S. (2010). Neuromuscular, Endocrine and Perceptual Fatigue Responses During Different Length Between-Match Microcycles in Professional Rugby League Players. Int J Sp Physiol and Perf, 5, 367-383. (IF = 2.247)

McGuigan, M., Cormack, S., & Newton, R. (2009). Long-Term Power Performance of Elite Australian Rules Football Players. J Strength Cond Res, 23(1), 26-32. (IF=1.795)

Cormack, S. J., Newton, R. U., & McGuigan, M. R. (2008). Neuromuscular and Endocrine Responses to an Elite Australian Rules Football Match. Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf, 3, 359-374. (IF = 2.247)

Cormack, S. J., Newton, R. U., McGuigan, M. R., & Cormie, P. (2008). Neuromuscular and Endocrine Responses in Elite Players During an Australian Rules Football Season. Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf, 3, 439-453. (IF = 2.247)

Cormack, S. J., Newton, R. U., McGuigan, M. R., & Doyle, T. L. A. (2008). Reliability of Measures Obtained During Single and Repeated Countermovment Jumps. Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf, 3, 131-144. (IF = 2.247)

Sheppard, J. M., Cormack, S., Taylor, K., & McGuigan, M. R. (2008). Assessing the force-velocity characteristics of the leg extensors in well trained athletes: the incremental load power profile. J Str Cond Res, 22(4), 1320-1326. (IF=1.795)

Young, W., Russell, A., Burge, P., Clarke, A., Cormack, S., & Stewart, G. (2008). The Use of Sprint Tests for Assessment of Speed Qualities of Elite Australian Rules footballers. Int J of Sports Physiol and Perf, 3, 199-206. (IF = 2.247)

Richmond, L. K., Dawson, B., Stewart, G., Cormack, S., Hillman, D. R., & Eastwood, P. R. (2007). The effect of interstate travel on the sleep patterns and performance of elite Australian Rules footballers. J Sci Med Sport, 10, 252-258. (IF= 2.899)

Young, W., Newton, R., Doyle, T., Chapman, D., Cormack, S., Stewart, G., & Dawson, B. (2005). Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of starters and non-starters and playing positions in elite Australian Rules Football: a case study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(3), 333-345. (IF= 2.899)

 

Cormack, S. (2001). The Effect of Regular Travel on Periodisation: Challenges Faced by the West Coast Eagles Football Club. Strength and Conditioning Coach, 9(4), 19-24. (IF = NA)

 

Book Chapters

Pyne, D. B., & Cormack, S. J. (2012). Protocols for the Physiological Assessment of Australian Football Players. In C. J. Gore & R. K. Tanner (Eds.), Physiological Tests For Elite Athletes, Second Edition (2 ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

McGuigan, M. R., Sheppard, J. M., Cormack, S. J., & Taylor, K.-L. (2012). Strength and Power Assessment Protocols. In C. J. Gore & R. K. Tanner (Eds.), Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes, Second Edition (2 ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

McGuigan, M. R., & Cormack, S. J. (2011). Biochemical Monitoring in Strength and Conditioning. In M. Cardinale, R. Newton & K. Nosaka (Eds.), Strength and Conditioning - Biological Principles and Practical Applications (pp. 305-311). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

 

 

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