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Conference Presentations:

Rudi Meir, Zac Crowley-McHattan, John Whitting and Sonja Coetzee. Is a digital smart phone App' a reliable and valid method for assessing ankle dorsiflexion ROM? The 2015 Gold Coast Health and Medical research Conference: Translational research for the prevention of chronic disease. The QT Gold Coast Resort, 1-2 December, 2016.

Meir R., Crowley-McHattan Z., Whitting J and Coetzee S. (Poster) Does shank to foot length ratio influence knee-to-wall ankle DROM performance? The 2016 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association international conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne, 4-6 November, 2016.

Hammer M., Meir R., Whitting J. and Crowley-McHattan Z. (Poster) Shod versus barefoot effects on force and power development during a conventional deadlift: A pilot study. The 2016 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association international conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne, 4-6 November, 2016.

Rudi Meir, Shi Zhou and Margaret Rolfe. The self-reported prevalence and treatment of sea ulcers among Australian surfers using a retrospective online survey. 2015 Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference: Translational Research for the Prevention of Chronic Disease, Mecure Gold Coast Resort, December 3-4th 2015.

Rudi Meir, Blake Duncan, Zachary Crowley-McHattan, Christian Gorrie and Jeremy Sheppard (Poster). Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink: Fluid loss in Australian recreational surfers. The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association 2015 International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Gold Coast, Queensland, 6-8th November, 2015. This poster received the ASCA's Senior Researcher award.

Meir, R., Wilson, G., Grant A., Carroll, J., Whitting, J. and Avila, C Use of an interactive, digital online weekly study guide as a non-formal teaching in sport and exercise science. The 12th annual conference of the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Melbourne, Victoria, 27-30th October, 2015.

Meir, R., Wilson, G. and Grant A. Facebook as a non-formal learning strategy: A case study in evolving learning paradigms. The 12th annual conference of the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Melbourne, Victoria, 27-30th October, 2015.

Whitting, J., Crowley-McHatten Z., Holding, R. & Meir R. Footwear effects during barbell back squat. (Poster) 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9). Wollongong, November 30th to December 2nd, 2014.

Holding, R., Meir, R., and Zhou, S. Assessing response time reliability in a simple 1-v-1 defensive scenario relevant to rugby football. (Poster) The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association 2014 International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne, Victoria, 7-9th November, 2014.

O’Reilly M. & Meir, R. Catching the wave of student engagement with Facebook. 21st Annual Association for Learning Technology Conference (altc2014), Riding giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave. Warwick, England, 1-3 September 2014.

Boyd, W., Meir, R. & Llyod D. Respect, risk and research engaging Indigenous participants. Australian Ethics Network Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 27-29 November, 2013.

Whitting, J., Meir, R., Holding, R. and Crowley, Z. The use of 3D motion capture to assess back squat technique wearing different footwear: A preliminary investigation. (Poster) The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association 2013 International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Melbourne, Victoria, 8-10th November, 2013.

Meir, R., Holding, R., Hetherington, J. and Rolfe, M. The impact of sport specific and generic visual stimulus on a reactive agility test while carrying a rugby ball. (Poster) The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association 2012 International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Gold Coast, Queensland, 9-11th November, 2012.

Beavers, R., Meir, R., Zhao, G., Zhou, S. and Davie, A. (2012) Does restriction of nasal breathing during a high intensity sports conditioning drill increase the training stress on athletes? 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update - "Research to Practice". Gold Coast, April 19-21st, 2012.

Meir, R., Zhao, G., Zhou, S., Beavers, R. and Davie, A. (2011) Impact of restricting nasal breathing on physiological responses during a simple sports conditioning drill. (Poster) The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, Gold Coast, November 11-13th, 2011.

Meir, R. (2010) The North Wales Project: The practical application of training principles and an exercise in compromise. Invited presentation to staff and students of the Leeds Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, 23rd March, 2010.

Meir, R. (2009) Training the visual system in rugby union players: A novel addition to the traditional training programme. Invited presentation: Simposio Virtual E Internacional: Jornadas Internacionales de Actualización en Fisiología del Entrenamiento. Groupo Sobre Entrenamiento: www.sobreentrenamiento.com

Booker, R., Beavers, R., Carroll, J. Coutts, R. & Meir, R. (2008) An intuitive leadership model: Blending lessons from sport and business. Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2008 – “Raising the bar: Promoting excellence in sport management. November 27-29, 2008, Perth, Western Australia.

Meir, R. (2008) Monitoring body mass changes during a rugby tournament: Practical considerations. Invited presentation: Simposio Virtual E Internacional de Hidratación, Nutrición Y Ayudas Ergogenicas. Groupo Sobre Entrenamiento: www.sobreentrenamiento.com

Weatherby, R.P. & Meir, R.A. (2006) Hitting a home run: Long-term injury consequences of baseball injuries. (Poster) The American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. May 31-June 3, 2006.

Deakin, G., Rogerson, S., Meir, R., Coutts, R., Zhou, S., Marshall-Gradisnik, S. & Weatherby R. P. (2006) Performance Enhancement and Urinary Detection After Short-term Testosterone Enanthate Use. (Poster) The American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. May 31-June 3, 2006.

Coutts, R., Rogerson, S., Deakin, G., Marshall-Gradisnik, S., Meir, R., Zhou, S. & Weatherby, R. (2006) Effect of short-term use of testosterone ethanate on personality and mood in healthy young males. (Poster) The American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. May 31-June 3, 2006.

Marshall-Gradisnik, S., Rogerson, S., Meir, R., Coutts, R. & Weatherby. R. (2005) Natural killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after 6 weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in healthy young males. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Melbourne, 13-16 October 2005. This paper won the John Sutton Award for Best Young Investigator (basic science).

Meir, R. (2004) Visual Fitness: Is it the neglected element of training for rugby league? The Rugby League Foundation National Conference, Lismore, October 18-22, 2004.

Noble-Jerks, J., Weatherby, R. &  Meir, R. (2004) You don’t get hurt playing cricket! Fact or fallacy? A study of the types of injuries sustained by cricket player position and their long-term consequences. The Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science inaugural conference: From research to practice. Brisbane, April 13-16, 2004.

Noble-Jerks, J., Weatherby, R.P., & Meir, R. (2003) Long-term consequences of sporting injuries to former cricketers. The Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: Taking the Barriers to Participation and Performance, Canberra, October 2003. Abstract published in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 6(4), 536.

Nobel-Jerks, J., Weatherby, R.P. & Meir, R. (2003) The incidence of skin cancer amongst retired cricket players. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra, October 2003.

Booker, R., Skinner, J., Meir, R. & Arthur, D. (2000) Assessing group work in university sport management programs: A review of innovative approaches. 6th Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Booker, R. & Meir, R. (2000) As Simple as ABC: Coaching Strategies using Management Techniques. Invited presentation: North Coast Academy of Sport Coaching Conference, Lennox Head.

Weatherby, R.P., Meir, R.A., Gilmour, D. & Lanfear, P.  (1999) Long Term Injury Consequences of Collision Sport: The Reported Impact on Players in Australia and England. Fifth IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences, Sydney.

Weatherby, R.P., Meir, R.A., McDonald, K.N. & Russell, R. (1998) Consequences of Participation in Professional Rugby League: A Question of Workers Compensation? Football Australasia: Reducing the Injury List, Melbourne.

Arthur, D., Booker, R., Meir, R., & Thatcher, I. (1997) Olympic Sponsor Awareness in Rural Australia. Third Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Albany, New Zealand.

Meir, R. & Arthur, D. (1996) The Effectiveness of Professional Rugby League as a Vehicle for Sponsor Recognition. The 2nd Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Lismore.

Yap, B.K., Kazlauskas, R., Johnston, A.R., Meir, R. & Weatherby R.P. (1996) Corticosteriod Responses to Stress Resulting From Exercise in a Warm Humid Environment. International Congress on Stress and Health, Sydney.

Booker, R., Meir, R. & Woods, T. (1995) Applying Management Strategies to Enhance Sporting Performance: A Case Study in Professional Rugby League. The Inaugural Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne.

Meir, R. & Davie, A. (1995) Thermoregulation in Rugby League. Invited presentation: Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 10th Biennial Conference: Exercise and Thermoregulation, Sydney.

Meir, R. (1994) The Application of Periodisation Principles to Professional Rugby League. First Australian Science in Football Congress, Melbourne.

Pryor, J. & Meir, R. (1994) Plyometric and Special Speed Training for the Modern Footballer. First Australian Science in Football Congress, Melbourne.

Arthur, D. & Meir, R. (1994) The Application of Specificity in Professional Rugby League via Time and Motion Analysis. First Australian Science in Football Congress, Melbourne.

Meir, R. (1993) The Application of Sport Science in Professional Rugby League. Invited presentation: 5th Annual Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Conference, Melbourne.

Meir, R. & Davie, A. (1990) Thermoregulatory responses of rugby league footballers playing in warm humid conditions. ASMF 27th National Annual Scientific Conference, Alice Springs.

Meir, R. & Lowdon, B.J. (1989) Recreational Surfing: Cardiac Frequencies and Estimated Energy Expenditure. International Surfing Sports Medicine Conference, The Bluff, Western Australia.

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