Ep 109: The Science of Recovery, with the Deputy Director of SPRINT at ACU, Dr. Shona Halson
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we had Dr. Shona Halson with us. Professor Shona Halson from ACU’s School of Behavioural and Health Sciences has been a mainstay of Australia’s high-performance sports network. Vikas and Dr. Halson talk all about recovery science and the importance of sleep in this episode.
Dr. Halson was the Head Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport from 2002 to 2018 and has been a part of three Olympic campaigns with the Australian Olympic Committee. Professor Halson was named one of Exercise and Sport Science Australia’s three Female Leaders in Exercise and Sports Science on International Women’s Day 2019. Her research focuses on recovery, fatigue, and sleep and she has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters. Shona has a particular interest in maximizing recovery and monitoring and improving sleep in elite athletes. Shona is an Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, is co-chair of Exercise and Sport Science Australia’s (ESSA) Research to Practice 2020/2021 Conference, and is a member of ESSA’s Research Committee. Shona also provides consultancy services to the Australian Open Tennis Tournament and Nike as part of the Nike Performance Council and she is a trusted advisor to countless elite teams and athletes both in Australia and internationally.
About the host
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)