Dr Timothy Fairchild
BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science. I received my BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and completed my PhD in carbohydrate metabolism at the same institution. I have worked in private industry as a consultant and have taught on a casual basis within the College and University level since 1998. Prior to taking up a full-time faculty appointment at Murdoch University, I spent three and a half years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at Syracuse University, New York. I am a member of the Western Australian committee for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as well as the Australian Society for Medical Research. My area of specialisation is metabolism, specifically carbohydrate metabolism.

Teaching area

I coordinate and teach the following units:

  • Exercise Physiology (CHI227)
  • Strength and Conditioning (CHI225)
  • Metabolic Rehabilitation (CHI551)
  • Exercise Physiology Practicum (CHI570)

Research areas

My research relates to the therapeutic interventions for the treatment and prevention of obesity and obesity-related morbidities including type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. This research explores the physiological responses to changes in diet and exercise habits, as well as investigating potential pharmaceutical interventions for these conditions. This research is conducted in collaboration with other research groups at Murdoch University as well as external collaborators at Syracuse University (New York), University of Missouri, Notre Dame University (Australia) and the University of Western Australia.

Research Snapshot

Current projects

Current projects include:

  1. Exploring the interaction between appetite and exercise
  2. Assessing novel pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of Obesity and obesity-related morbidities
  3. Exploring metabolic predictors of fatigue; with the aim of developing novel interventions 

 

Awards and grants

Current Research Support

  1. NIH. 1R21DK084467-01 Meal Frequency/Composition Effects on Insulin Resistance in Obese Individuals, US$200,041; 2010-2012 (Role: Consultant; Lead-PI: Jill Kanaley).
  2. McCusker Charitable Research Foundation. Prevention and management of obesity and obesity-related morbidities. $60,000; 2011-2013 (Role: PI)

 Completed Research Support

  1. Australian Postgraduate Award. Glycogen resynthesis during recovery from high intensity exercise. $59500; 1998-2002 (Role: PhD student).
  2. The Gerontology Center, Syracuse University, Age-associated changes in postprandial carbohydrate metabolism. $4,000; 5/2006-5/2007 (Role: PI).
  3. School of Education, Syracuse University, Fructose Induced hyperuricemia. $1,500; 4/2007-8/2007 (Role: PI).
  4. iLearn Program in The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, The conjugation of Vitamin B12 as an oral delivery mechanism for PYY3-36. $1,600; 7/2006 (Role: Co-PI).
  5. Kaufman Entrepreneurship. The development of oral insulin, $20,000; 2008 (Role: Co-Investigator; Lead-PI: Robert Doyle).
  6. Molecular Insight; Targeting peptides for the oral delivery system. $10,000 2008 (Role: Co-Investigator; Lead-PI: RobertDoyle).
  7. BioSym Pharmaceuticals; Improving the delivery of oral peptides, Stage 1: $20,000 (completed); Stage 2: $60,000 (Role: Co-Investigator; Lead-PI: RobertDoyle)
  8. Syracuse University. The delivery of peptides by oral administration. $30,000 (Role: P.I.).
  9. Gatorade. Fructose induced changes in metabolic and cardiovascular parameters. $5,400; 2007-2009 (Role: PI).
  10. Serum Institute. Oral delivery of peptides and proteins, $250,000; 2008-2010 (Role: Consultant; Lead-PI: RobertDoyle).
  11. American Physiological Society. Research Career Enhancement Award. $4000; 2009 (Role P.I.)
  12. Murdoch University Strategic Research Fund. Delivering proteins non-invasively. $20,000; 2009-2011 (Role: PI)

Events and speaking engagements

Scientific Conference Presentations: Regional, National and International

  1. Fairchild, T.J., A. Armstrong, A. Rao and P.A. Fournier. Glycogen resynthesis post high-intensity exercise: The role of fibre type. The Combined Biological Sciences Meeting, Rendezvous Observation City Hotel,Perth,Australia, 2000.
  2. Fairchild, T.J. and P.A. Fournier.  The effect of active recovery on the resynthesis of muscle glycogen following short-term continuous high intensity exercise.  Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Burswood International Resort Casino,Perth,Australia, 2001.
  3. Fairchild, T.J. and P.A. Fournier.  Determination of glycogen using the periodic acid-Schiff stain: Artifact of muscle preparation.  Exercise, Muscle and Metabolism Conference,Melbourne,Australia, 2003.
  4. Fairchild, T.J., L.D.M.C.B. Ferreira and P.A. Fournier. Relative contributions of lactate glyconeogenesis and Cori Cycle to muscle glycogen repletion post-exercise using [1-13C]glucose. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine,Harrisburg,PA, 2005.
  5. Fairchild, T.J., L.D.M.C.B. Ferreira and P.A. Fournier. Relative contributions of lactate glyconeogenesis and Cori Cycle to muscle glycogen repletion post-exercise using [1-13C]glucose. National Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, 2006.
  6. Fairchild, T.J., L.D.M.C.B. Ferreira and P.A. Fournier. Relative contributions of lactate glyconeogenesis and Cori Cycle to muscle glycogen repletion post-exercise using [1-13C]glucose. National Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, 2006.
  7. Yong C., T.J. Fairchild, A. Singh and P.A. Fournier.  Effect of Glycogen Levels on Post-exercise Muscle Glycogen Repletion in the Absence of Food.  Combined Biological Sciences Meting,Perth,Australia, 2006.
  8. Heckert, AY., R.L. Schneider, K.L. Beachler, J. Szarek, J. Albert, A. Derooij, H.H. Bundy, C. Rogen, C. Campbell, W. Drew, T.J. Fairchild, J.A. Kanaley, S.C. Collier.  Volume has small effect on excess post exercise oxygen consumption when comparing 3 vs. 15 sets of resistance exercise. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine,Harrisburg,PA, 2006.
  9. 9.      Winslow, J.D. and Fairchild, T.J. Implementation of Core Strengthening and the Reduction of Lower Back and Groin Injuries in Division I Male Soccer Players. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.
  10. 10.  Platto, M.B. and Fairchild, T.J. Implementing a Mandatory Rule Change in Intercollegiate Field Hockey to Reduce the Rate of Facial and Eye Injuries. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.
  11. 11.  Pallone, A. and Fairchild T.J. Multiple practice sessions and the prevalence of illness in intercollegiate athletics. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.
  12. Keynote Presentation: Fairchild, T.J. Fructose induced Diabetes: Fact or Fiction? Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine,Harrisburg,PA, 2007.
  13. Holmstrup, M., Owens, C., Fairchild, T.J., Kanaley, J. Diurnal variations in Insulin levels. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, American College of Sports Medicine,Harrisburg,PA, 2007.
  14. Petrus, A., Votherms, A., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R. P. Vitamin B12 as a Carrier of Insulin. 9th International Inorganic Chemistry Conference, European Chemical Society, Vienna,Austria, 2007.
  15. 18.  Alexander, N, Fairchild, TJ. Does Cryotherapy have a negative effect on balance? Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2008.
  16. Fuller, B., Fairchild, TJ. Case Report: Repair and Rehabilitation of uncommon injuries in NCAA Division 1 Footballers. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2008.
  17. Payaggapandha, J., Fairchild TJ. The effect of stretching on specific performance variables: Static versus PNF stretching. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2008.
  18. Sauve, A, M. Holmstrup and T.J. Fairchild. Fructose induced vasodilation: Metabolite and Hemodynamic Mechanisms. Integrative Biology of Exercise: American Physiological Society, Hilton Head,South Carolina, 2008.
  19. Ploutz-Snyder, L., S Cook, T. Fairchild, K. Hackney, V. Frechette and R. Ploutz-Snyder. Muscle volume decreases with whole body dehydration. Integrative Biology of Exercise: American Physiological Society, Hilton Head,South Carolina, 2008.
  20. Sauve, A, M. Holmstrup, Doyle, R.P. and T.J. Fairchild. Fructose induced vasodilation: Metabolite and Hemodynamic Mechanisms. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2008.
  21. Bidwell, A, B Yazel, D Davin, T.J. Fairchild, JA. Kanaley. The Effect Of Yoga Therapy On Improving Quality Of Life In Asthmatics. National Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2009.
  22. Kelleher, A.R., T.J. Fairchild, and S. Keslacy. Diabetes-induced hyperglycemia is associated with inhibition of insulin pathway without NF- B-p65 activation in skeletal muscle. FASEB J. 2009 23:990.27
  23. Chaney, K. and Fairchild, T.J. The effect of HIVAMAT therapy on the rate of recovery from contusions in athletes. Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.
  24. Kostyun, K. and Fairchild, T.J. Retrospective Look into the Evolution of Therapeutic Modalities and Exercise for a Division I Intercollegiate Football Team in Respect to Time Loss Due to Injury Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.
  25. Buck, M. and Fairchild, T.J. Prevalence of Staphylococcal bacteria carriers in Division I University Athletes Mayfest, Syracuse University, 2007.

 

Invited Presentations:

  1. Department of Chemistry, SyracuseUniversity. The role of PYY3-36 in appetite suppression: Impact of conjugation, September, 2008.
  2. Hamilton College, New York. The role of exercise in health: What we know and what we should do, October, 2008.
  3. Department of Biochemistry, StateUniversityof New York: Geneseo. The development of oral insulin: Impact and feasibility, October 2008.
  4. Physician Rounds, Joslin Diabetes Center. Efficacy of Oral insulin, November, 2007.
  5. Molecular Biology and Biological Sciences, Yale University. Resynthesis of Muscle glycogen following high intensity exercise, July, 2007.
  6. Department of Exercise Science, SyracuseUniversity. Oral Insulin delivery, April, 2007.
  7. Department of Chemistry, SyracuseUniversity. The role of NMR in Glycogen research, March, 2007.
  8. Department of Exercise Science, SyracuseUniversity. Current research activities, February, 2007.
  9. Department of Exercise Science, SyracuseUniversity. Fructose Induced Diabetes, November, 2006.
  10. Center for Demography and Economics of Aging, MaxwellSchool, SyracuseUniversity– Age-associated variance in fructose metabolism, October, 2006.
  11. Department of Kinesiology, Universityof Massachusetts– Glycogen resynthesis, September, 2006.
  12. Department of Chemistry, SyracuseUniversity– The role of chemistry in exercise science, March, 2006.
  13. Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science, Universityof Western Australia– Glycogen resynthesis post high-intensity exercise, April 2005.

Professional and community service

Committee Member (Internal to University):

  1. School Research Committee (Chair)
  2. School Board
  3. School Curriculum Committee
  4. Events and Short Courses Committee

Committee Member (External to University):

  1. Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  2. Australian Society for Medical Research

Professional Member:

  1. American college of Sports Medicine
  2. American Physiological Society

Consultant:

  1. City of Cockburn
  2. Eat, Play Live program

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Current PhD

  1. Mr Aaron Sim (Co-supervisor; located at the UWA)
  2. Ms Behnaz Shahtahmassebi (Murdoch University)
  3. Ms Amy Bidwell (PhD Committee; Syracuse University)

Current Honours

  1. Mr Samuel Mist

Previous/Completed Students

  1. Mr Michael Holmstrup (PhD Committee; Syracuse University, 2012)
  2. Ms Peta Kelly (Honours; The UWA, 2010)
  3. Mr Michael Holmstrup (Masters Committee; Syracuse University, 2009
  4. Shannon Byrne: The effect of caffeine consumption on Pulse Wave Velocity, 2007 (MSc. Thesis Committee (Research); Syracuse University)
  5. Brian Weil: The effect of smoking and Exercise on Reactive Hyperemia, 2007 (MSc. Thesis Committee (Research); Syracuse University).
  6. Amy Bidwell: The implementation of Yoga as a means to reduce incidence of Asthma attacks, 2007 (MSc. Thesis Committee (Research); Syracuse University).
  7. Melissa Tobin: Therapeutic horsemanship on blood pressure in individuals with Cerebral Palsy, 2007 (MSc. Thesis Committee (Research); Syracuse University).
  8. 2005-2007: Masters Internship
    1. Michael Buck: Internship, Athletic Training
    2. Kyle Kostyum: Internship, Athletic Training
    3. Kathleen Chaney: Internship, Athletic Training  
    4. Catherine Wade: Internship, Sports Coaching (Assistant Soccer Coach)
    5. Adam Pallone: Internship, Athletic Training
    6. Jeffrey Winslow: Internship, Athletic Training
    7. Micaiah Platto: Internship, Athletic Training
  9. 2006-2008
    1. Benjamin Fuller: Internship, Athletic Training
    2. Nicole Alexander: Internship, Athletic Training
    3. Jill Payaggapandha: Internship, Athletic Training
  10. 2007-2009
    1. Serg Monasterski: Internship, Athletic Training
    2. John Cortes: Internship, Athletic Training
    3. Samantha Schmalz: Internship, Athletic Training
    4. Scott Braid: Internship, Athletic Training
    5. Kristin Lawson: Internship, Athletic Training
    6. Colin McGowan: Internship, Athletic Training
    7. Geoff Steinbacher: Internship, Athletic Training
    8. Kathleen Beachler: Internship, Strength and Conditioning

Publications

Journals

  • 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 -.
  • Shahtahmassebi, B., Hebert, J., Hecimovich, M., Fairchild, T., (2017), Associations between trunk muscle morphology, strength and function in older adults, Scientific Reports, , , pages -.
  • Teo, Y., Newton, M., Newton, R., Dempsey, A., Fairchild, T., (2016), COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SHORT-TERM VERTICAL JUMP VS. WEIGHTLIFTING PROGRAM ON ATHLETIC POWER DEVELOPMENT, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30, 10, pages 2741 - 2748.
  • Fairchild, T., Dillon, P., Curtis, C., Dempsey, A., (2016), Glucose ingestion does not improve maximal isokinetic force, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30, 1, pages 194 - 199.
  • Fairchild, T., Klakk, H., Andersen, L., Wedderkopp, N., (2016), Exploring the Relationship between Adiposity and Fitness in Young Children, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48, 9, pages 1708 - 1714.
  • Ng, I., Fairchild, T., Greene, W., Hoyne, G., (2016), Preferential Mobilization and Egress of Type 1 and Type 3 Innate Lymphocytes in Response to Exercise and Hypoxia, Immunome Research, 12, 2, pages 1 - 8.
  • Sim, A., Wallman, K., Fairchild, T., Guelfi, K., (2015), Effects of high-intensity intermittent exercise training on appetite regulation, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47, 11, pages 2441 - 2449.
  • Kanaley, J., Heden, T., Liu, Y., Fairchild, T., (2014), Alteration of postprandial glucose and insulin concentrations with meal frequency and composition, The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 112, 9, pages 1484 - 1493.
  • Shahtahmassebi, B., Hebert, J., Stomski, N., Hecimovich, M., Fairchild, T., (2014), The Effect of Exercise Training on Lower Trunk Muscle Morphology, Sports Medicine: reviews of applied medicine and science in sport and exercise, 44, 10, pages 1439 - 1458.
  • Holmstrup, M., Fairchild, T., Keslacy, S., Weinstock, R., Kanaley, J., (2014), Multiple short bouts of exercise over 12-h period reduce glucose excursions more than an energy-matched single bout of exercise, Metabolism-Clinical And Experimental, 63, 4, pages 510 - 519.
  • Kanaley, J., Heden, T., Liu, Y., Whaley-Connell, A., Chockalingam, A., Dellsperger, K., Fairchild, T., (2014), Short-term aerobic exercise training increases postprandial pancreatic polypeptide but not peptide YY concentrations in obese individuals, International Journal of Obesity, 38, 2, pages 266 - 271.
  • Bidwell, A., Fairchild, T., Redmond, J., Wang, L., Keslacy, S., Kanaley, J., (2014), Physical Activity Offsets the Negative Effects of a High-Fructose Diet, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46, 11, pages 2091 - 2098.
  • Sim, A., Wallman, K., Fairchild, T., Guelfi, K., (2014), High-intensity intermittent exercise attenuates ad-libitum energy intake, International Journal of Obesity, 38, 3, pages 417 - 422.
  • Holmstrup, M., Bidwell, A., Fairchild, T., (2014), Body Image Does Not Predict Caloric Estimation Accuracy, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 29, 1, pages 15 - 21.
  • Bidwell, A., Fairchild, T., Wang, L., Keslacy, S., Kanaley, J., (2014), Effect of increased physical activity on fructose-induced glycemic response in healthy individuals, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68, 9, pages 1048 - 1054.
  • Holmstrup, M., Fairchild, T., Keslacy, S., Weinstock, R., Kanaley, J., (2013), Satiety, But Not Total PYY, Is Increased with Continuous and Intermittent Exercise, Obesity, 21, 10, pages 2014 - 2020.
  • Heden, T., Liu, Y., Sims, L., Kearney, M., Whaley-Connell, A., Chockalingam, A., Dellsperger, K., Fairchild, T., Kanaley, J., (2013), Liquid meal composition, postprandial satiety hormones, and perceived appetite and satiety in obese women during acute caloric restriction, European Journal Of Endocrinology, 168, 4, pages 593 - 600.
  • Kelly, P., Guelfi, K., Wallman, K., Fairchild, T., (2012), Mild Dehydration Does Not Reduce Postexercise Appetite or Energy Intake, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44, 3, pages 516 - 524.
  • Clardy-James, S., Allis, D., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2012), Examining the effects of vitamin B-12 conjugation on the biological activity of insulin: a molecular dynamic and in vivo oral uptake investigation, MedChemComm, 3, 9, pages 1054 - 1058.
  • Hackney, K., Cook, S., Fairchild, T., Ploutz-Snyder, L., (2012), Skeletal muscle volume following dehydration induced by exercise in heat, Extreme Physiology & Medicine, 1, , pages 1 - 9.
  • Bidwell, A., Yazel, B., Davin, D., Fairchild, T., Kanaley, J., (2012), Yoga training improves quality of life in women with asthma, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine: research on paradigm, practice, and policy, 18, 8, pages 749 - 755.
  • Fazen, C., Valentin, D., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2011), Oral Delivery of the Appetite Suppressing Peptide hPYY(3-36) through the Vitamin B-12 Uptake Pathway, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 54, 24, pages 8707 - 8711.
  • Balaguera-Cortes, L., Wallman, K., Fairchild, T., Guelfi, K., (2011), Energy intake and appetite-related hormones following acute aerobic and resistance exercise, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 36, 6, pages 958 - 966.
  • Clardy-James, S., Allis, D., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2011), Vitamin B-12 in drug delivery: breaking through the barriers to a B-12 bioconjugate pharmaceutical, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 8, 1, pages 127 - 140.
  • Allis, D., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2010), The binding of vitamin B12 to transcobalamin(II); structural considerations for bioconjugate design--a molecular dynamics study, Molecular Biosystems, 6, 9, pages 1611 - 1618.
  • Bidwell, A., Holmstrup, M., Doyle, R., Fairchild, T., (2010), Assessment of endothelial function and blood metabolite status following acute ingestion of a fructose-containing beverage, Acta Physiologica (Online), 200, 1, pages 35 - 43.
  • Duffield, R., Fairchild, T., (2009), The use of mixed-method, part-body pre-cooling procedures for team-sport athletes training in the heat., Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23, 9, pages 2524 - 2532.
  • Petrus, A., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2009), Exploring the implications of vitamin B12 conjugation to insulin on insulin receptor binding., ChemMedChem, 4, 3, pages 421 - 426.
  • Holmstrup, M., Fairchild, T., (2008), Caloric estimation bias of realistic meal and beverage portions, Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 23, 3, pages 234 - 243.
  • Holmstrup, M., Fairchild, T., Smith, J., (2008), Relationship of Habitual Meal Frequency and Body Composition in Middle-Aged Males, Journal of Applied Nutrition, 55, 3, pages -.
  • Petrus, A., Fairchild, T., Doyle, R., (2007), Vitamin B12 as a carrier for the oral delivery of insulin., ChemMedChem, 2, 12, pages 1717 - 1721.
  • Fournier, P., Fairchild, T., Brau, L., (2004), Post-exercise muscle glycogen repletion in the extreme: effect of food absence and active recovery, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 3, , pages 139 - 146.
  • Fairchild, T., Fournier, P., (2004), Glycogen determination using Periodic Acid-Schiff: Artifact of muscle preparation, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36, , pages 2053 - 2058.
  • Fairchild, T., Fournier, P., (2003), Glycogen synthesis in muscle fibers during active recovery from intense exercise., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35, , pages 595 - 602.
  • Fairchild, T., Bussau, V., Fournier, P., Steele, P., Rao, A., (2002), Carbohydrate loading in human muscle: an improved 1 day protocol, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 87, 3, pages 290 - 295.
  • Fairchild, T., Fournier, P., Brau, L., Ferreira, L., Raja, G., James, A., Palmer, T., (2002), Glycogen resynthesis in the absence of food ingestion during recovery from moderate or high intensity physical activity: Novel insights from rat to human studies., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 133, , pages 755 - 763.
  • Fairchild, T., Fletcher, S., Steele, P., Goodman, C., Dawson, B., Fournier, P., (2002), Rapid carbohydrate loading after a short bout of near maximal-intensity exercise, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34, , pages 980 - 986.

Research Snapshot