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Professor Ian Stewart


  • Bio/Profile
  • Prof Stewart's doctoral degree was conferred from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) in May 2002, where he was awarded a University Graduate Fellowship and was twice an Academic All-Canadian. He was appointed as a lecturer to the School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology in 2002 and subsequently promoted to senior lecturer in 2008, associate professor in 2012 and full professor in 2017. Prof Stewart’s research has two major focuses: environmental/occupational physiology, and clinical exercise physiology. Within these major areas, he undertakes laboratory investigations and applied field work. The laboratory work is centred on the human response to environmental stressors which includes extreme heat and humidity, and reduced oxygen/blood flow (hypoxia, apnea and ischemia). The field work is applied in nature, with the use and development of telecommunications and computing technology to improve health care delivery, and to monitor physiological signals for health maintenance and injury prevention. As an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP, Exercise and Sport Science Australia) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA), he has provided exercise prescription expertise to numerous research projects targeting prevention, as well as rehabilitation for chronic disease populations. The environmental/occupational physiology research area has seen Prof Stewart lead investigations related to environmental heat stress. This work has involved working with mining and security industries as well as police/fire/military organisations in Australia and the USA