Dr Jeremiah Peiffer
Ph.D.

Deputy Dean - Exercise Science

About me

I am currently working in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science as a Senior Lecturer of Exercise Science. Within this capacity I teach both introductory exercise physiology and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Additionally, I supervise a number of Honours, Masters, and PhD students who are undertaking research in various areas ranging from intervals training in elite athletes to the influence of exercise on chronic disease.

My own research interest is focused both in the area of sports performance and exercise and chronic disease.

Teaching area

  • Unit Coordinator and content development for: CHI226 (Exercise Physiology I; 2nd year Sports Science, Exercise Physiology, and Education students), CHI452 (CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation; 4th year Exercise Physiology students), CHI469 (Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology; 4th year Exercise Physiology students) and CHI390 (Exercise Physiology Practicum; 3rd year Sports Science and Exercise Physiology students)
  • Academic Supervisor for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Sports Science and Exercise Physiology students
  • Chair of Higher Degrees by Research for Exercise Science

	

Research areas

My current research interests are:

  • High intensity exercise in elite athletes
  • High intensity exercise in chronic disease
  • The influence of exercise on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The influence of environmental stress (i.e. heat) on performance in both athletes and the industrial sector
  • Sleep and athletic performance
  • The use of novel techniques to detect changes in the human blood profile

Current projects

My current research projects include:

“Optimising sleep in elite athletes: a look into bio- and neuro- feedback” – Miss Laura Juliff (PhD candidate)

“The use of metabolomics to exam the human blood profile” – Mr. Nathan Lawler (PhD candidate)

Physiological responses to ‘all-out’ and even- paced cycling intervals” - Miss Emma Zadow (Honours)

Cardiovascular response to intermittent high intensity double- and single-legged cycling” – Miss Nikky Gordon (Honours)

“Pacing strategies during various distance triathalon” – Mr. Sam Goh (PhD candidate)

“Influence of inflammatory markers in diabetes” – Mr. Aaron Raman (PhD candidate)

“The relationship between physical activity, cognition and Alzheimer’s disease-related blood and neuroimaging biomarkers” – Miss Belinda Brown (PhD candidate)

“The use of a novel cooling vest during pre-game warm up in Football”

 

 

Awards and grants

(2011 – 2013)   McCusker Foundation Early Career Support Funding ($20,000 per annum for three years)

 (2010)  Murdoch University Research Capacity Fund ($9,700AU); Title: “The use of metabolomics to develop a global metabolic profile to detect illegal performance enhancing substances”

(2010/2011)  BHP Billiton limited ($52,000); Title: “Investigating thermal stress in above ground iron ore processing staff”

(2008)  Awarded the Edith Cowan University Young Investigators Grant ($14,500AU); Title: “Attenuating fatigue during team sport using a cold water immersion intervention”

 (2008) Awarded a Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG) for Edith Cowan University ($82,316 AU).

PhD Positions

We are currently looking for an interested PhD student to examine various aspects of human performance and health in Masters aged cyclists starting February, 2015. This PhD will be supervised by Dr. Jeremiah Peiffer (Murdoch University), Dr. Chris Abbiss (Edith Cowan University) and Professor Jeanick Brisswalter (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis).  This PhD will be primarily located at Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia ; however, some travel may be possible.

Interested students are urged to contact Dr. Jeremiah Peiffer at. j.peiffer@murdoch.edu.au.

Scholarships are available and necessary

Only applicants who are eligible and able to secure an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship (Domestic) or International students able to receive either an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or Murdoch International Postgraduate Scholarship (MIPS) will be considered.

 Application and Scholarship information can be found at;

http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Research-and-Development/Resources-for-students/Future-research-students/Admission-and-scholarships/

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Miss Laura Juliff– PhD candidate. Thesis: Optimising sleep in elite athletes: a look into bio- and neuro- feedback 

Miss Belinda Brown – PhD submitted for marking (2012). Thesis: The relationship between physical activity, cognition and Alzheimer’s disease-related blood and neuroimaging biomarkers

Mr Nathan Lawler – PhD candidate. Thesis: The use of metabolomics to exam the human blood profile

Mr Aaron Raman – PhD candidate. Thesis: Influence of inflammatory markers in diabetes

Mr Sam Goh – PhD candidate. Thesis: Pacing strategies during various distance triathalon

 

 

Publications

Journals

  • Choo, H., Nosaka, K., Peiffer, J., Yeo, C., Abbiss, C., (2017), Reliability of laser doppler, near-infrared spectroscopy and doppler ultrasound for peripheral blood flow measurements during and after exercise in the heat, Journal of Sports Sciences, 35, 17, pages 1715 - 1723.
  • Marston, K., Newton, M., Brown, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Bird, S., Martins, R., Peiffer, J., (2017), Intense resistance exercise increases peripheral brain-derived neurotrophic factor, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, , pages 899 - 903.
  • Lawler, N., Abbiss, C., Raman, A., Fairchild, T., Maker, G., Trengove, R., Peiffer, J., (2017), Blood Removal Influences Pacing During a 4-Minute Cycling Time Trial., International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, , , pages -.
  • Adams, C., Peiffer, J., (2017), Neither internal nor external nasal dilation improves cycling 20-km time trial performance, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, 2017, pages 415 - 419.
  • Scott, B., Slattery, K., Sculley, D., Smith, S., Peiffer, J., Dascombe, B., (2017), Acute physiological and perceptual responses to high-load resistance exercise in hypoxia, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, , , pages -.
  • Marston, K., Peiffer, J., Newton, M., Scott, B., (2016), A comparison of traditional and novel metrics to quantify resistance training. Scientific Reports, Scientific Reports, 7, 5606, pages -.
  • Rembach, A., Martins, R., Rainey-Smith, S., Masters, C., Ames, D., Rowe, C., Peiffer, J., (2016), High content, multi-parameter analyses in buccal cells to identify alzheimers disease, Current Alzheimer Research, 13, 7, pages 787 - 799.
  • Wall, B., Peiffer, J., Losco, B., Hebert, J., (2016), The effect of manual therapy on pulmonary function in healthy adults, Scientific Reports, 6, , pages -.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Sultana, F., Bernard, T., Brisswalter, J., (2016), Comparison of the influence of age on cycling efficiency and the energy cost of running in well-trained triathletes, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116, 1, pages 195 - 201.
  • Juliff, L., Halson, S., Peiffer, J., (2016), Understanding sleep disturbance in athletes prior to importantcompetitions, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18, 1, pages 13 - 18.
  • Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., Meeusen, R., Skorski, S., (2015), Role of Ratings of Perceived Exertion during Self-Paced Exercise: What are We Actually Measuring?, Sports Medicine: reviews of applied medicine and science in sport and exercise, 45, 9, pages 1235 - 1243.
  • Wall, B., Watson, G., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Siegel, R., Laursen, P., (2015), Current hydration guidelines are erroneous: dehydration does not impair exercise performance in the heat, British Journal of Sports Medicine, , , pages -.
  • Wu, S., Peiffer, J., Brisswalter, J., Nosaka, K., Lau, W., Abbiss, C., (2015), Pacing strategies during the swim, cycle and run disciplines of sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman triathlons, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115, 5, pages 1147 - 1154.
  • Zadow, E., Gordon, N., Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., (2015), Pacing, the missing piece of the puzzle to high-intensity interval training, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36, 3, pages 215 - 219.
  • Menaspa, P., Quod, M., Martin, D., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., (2015), Physical Demands of Sprinting in Professional Road Cycling, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36, 13, pages 1058 - 1062.
  • Hecimovich, M., Peiffer, J., Harbaugh, A., (2014), Development and psychometric evaluation of a post exercise exhaustion scale utilising the Rasch measurement model, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 6, pages 569 - 579.
  • Wu, S., Peiffer, J., Brisswalter, J., Lau, W., Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C., (2014), Influence of race distance and biological sex on age-related declines in triathlon performance Part A, Journal of Science and Cycling, 3, 1, pages 41 - 47.
  • Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Burnham, S., Laws, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Villemagne, V., Taddei, K., Bush, A., Ellis, A., Macaulay, S., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Masters, C., Maruff, P., Martins, R., (2014), Influence of BDNF Val66Met on the relationship between physical activity and brain volume, Neurology, 83, 15, pages 1345 - 1352.
  • Wu, S., Peiffer, J., Brisswalter, J., Lau, W., Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C., (2014), Influence of race distance and biological sex on age-related declines in triathlon performance. Part B, Journal of Science and Cycling, 3, 1, pages 48 - 54.
  • Juliff, L., Halson, S., Bonetti, D., Driller, M., Peiffer, J., (2014), Influence of contrast shower and water immersion on recovery in elite netballers, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28, 8, pages 2353 - 2358.
  • Wu, S., Peiffer, J., Brisswalter, J., Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C., (2014), Factors influencing pacing in triathlon, Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 5, , pages 223 - 234.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., (2013), Thermal stress in North Western Australian iron ore mining staff, Annals of occupational hygiene, 57, 4, pages 519 - 527.
  • Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Martins, R., (2013), Multiple effects of physical activity on molecular and cognitive signs of brain aging: can exercise slow neurodegeneration and delay Alzheimer's disease?, Molecular Psychiatry, 18, 8, pages 864 - 874.
  • Duffield, R., McCall, A., Coutts, A., Peiffer, J., (2012), Hydration, sweat and thermoregulatory responses to professional football training in the heat, Journal of Sports Sciences, 30, 10, pages 957 - 965.
  • Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Sohrabi, H., Mondal, A., Gupta, V., Rainey-Smith, S., Taddei, K., Burnham, S., Ellis, K., Szoeke, C., Masters, C., Ames, D., Rowe, C., Martins, R., (2012), Intense physical activity is associated with cognitive performance in the elderly, Translational Research: the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine, 2, , pages -.
  • Burns, J., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Watson, G., Burnett, A., Laursen, P., (2012), Effects of short-term training with uncoupled cranks in trained cyclists, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7, 2, pages 113 - 120.
  • Brown, B., Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Taddei, K., Lui, J., Laws, S., Gupta, V., Taddei, T., Ward, V., Rodrigues, M., Burnham, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Villemagne, V., Bush, A., Ellis, K., Masters, C., Ames, D., Macaulay, S., Szoeke, C., Rowe, C., Martins, R., (2012), Physical activity and amyloid- plasma and brain levels: results from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing, Molecular Psychiatry, 18, 8, pages 875 - 881.
  • Buchheit, M., Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., Laursen, P., (2012), Performance and physiological responses during a sprint interval training session: Relationships with muscle oxygenation and pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112, 2, pages 767 - 779.
  • Abbiss, C., Karagounis, L., Laursen, P., Peiffer, J., Martin, D., Hawley, J., Fatehee, N., Martin, J., (2011), Single-leg cycle training is superior to double-leg cycling in improving the oxidative potential and metabolic profile of trained skeletal muscle, Journal of Applied Physiology, 110, 5, pages 1248 - 1255.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., (2011), Influence of environmental temperature on 40 km cycling time-trial performance, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 6, 2, pages 208 - 220.
  • Peiffer, J., Losco, B., (2011), Reliability/validity of the fortius trainer, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 5, pages 353 - 356.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., (2010), The influence of elliptical chainrings on 10 km cycling time trial performance, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 5, 4, pages 459 - 468.
  • Peiffer, J., Galvao, D., Gibbs, Z., Smith, K., Turner, D., Foster, J., Martins, R., Newton, R., (2010), Strength and functional characteristics of men and women 65 years and older, Rejuvenation Research, 13, 1, pages 75 - 82.
  • Chapman, D., Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Laursen, P., (2007), A Descriptive Profile of Western Australian Male Paramedics., Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care, 5, 1, pages -.
  • Peiffer, J., Abbiss, C., Laursen, P., Nosaka, K., (2007), Reliability of femoral blood vessel diameter measurement by B-mode ultrasonography, Journal of Exercise Physiology, 8, 5, pages -.
  • Abbiss, C., Peiffer, J., Netto, K., Laursen, P., (2006), Reliability of surface EMG measurements of the quadriceps during maximal isometric contractions following water immersion., Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 10, 4, pages -.
  • Peiffer, J., Quintana, R., Parker, D., (2005), The influence of graded exercise test selection on Pmax and a subsequent single interval bout., Journal of Exercise Physiology, 8, 5, pages -.