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Researcher: Kitic, C (Dr Cecilia Kitic)

Fields of Research

Exercise Physiology
Human Movement and Sports Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Nephrology and Urology
Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Immunology
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Preventive Medicine
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Basic Pharmacology
Haematology
Clinical Sciences
Medical Physiology
Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicine and Treatments
Educational Technology and Computing
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Anaesthesiology
Higher Education
Transplantation Immunology
Nutritional Physiology
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Medical and Health Sciences
Central Nervous System
Systems Physiology
Health and Community Services
Food Engineering

Research Objectives

Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Nutrition
Health
Urogenital System and Disorders
Immune System and Allergy
Health Related to Ageing
Diabetes
Organised Sports
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Occupational Health
Blood Disorders
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Cancer and Related Disorders
Personnel
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Preventive Medicine
Emerging Defence Technologies
Command, Control and Communications

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of cycling performance ability in cyclists versus triathletes; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2002
A comparison of the cycling performance of cyclists and triathletes; Journal of Sports Sciences
A Pilot Study: Bovine Colostrum Supplementation and Hormonal and Autonomic Responses to Competitive Cycling; The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
A review of the pharmacobiotic regulation of gastrointestinal inflammation by probiotics, commensal bacteria and prebiotics; Inflammopharmacology: Experimental and Clinical Studies
A-Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic acids for health and performance - part 10; British Journal of Sports Medicine
Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Acute protease supplementation effects on muscle damage and recovery across consecutive days of cycle racing; European Journal of Sport Science
Assessing the real world effectiveness of the Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEALTM) program; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Athletes and Gluten-Free Diets: Exploring the popularly, experiences and beliefs of this diet in non-coeliac athletes; 2013 Sports Dietitians Australia Conference
Biliverdin attenuates LPS-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in whole human blood; The FASEB Journal
BITıs 7th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST); BITıs 7th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST)
Bovine Colostrum Modulates Cytokine Production in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Stimulated with Lipopolysaccharide and Phytohemagglutinin; American College of Sports Medicine 53rd Annual Meeting
Bovine Colostrum Modulates Cytokine Production in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Stimulated with Lipopolysaccharide and Phytohemagglutinin; Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research
Bovine Colostrum Supplementation and Exercise Performance: Potential mechanisms; Sports Medicine
Case Study: Utilizing a Low FODMAP Diet to Combat Exercise-Induced Gastrointestinal Symptoms; International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism
Chapter 2: Blood Analysis; ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment
Circulating adiponectin concentration and body composition are altered in response to high-intensity interval training; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein during training reduces training stress and enhances subsequent exercise performance; Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Colostrum; Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health: An A-Z Guide
Combined carbohydrate and protein ingestion during Australian Rules football matches and training sessions does not reduce fatigue or accelerate recovery throughout a week-long junior tournament; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Commercial Hype Versus Reality: Our Current Scientific Understanding of Gluten and Athletic Performance; Current sports medicine reports
Comparison of 3km time-trial and 20m shuttle run test in the determination of maximal aerobic speed for aerobic endurance training; Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning (Online)
Comparison of Four Commonly used Immunosuppressants on Vascular Function; European Renal Association XLV Congress
Confounding compression: the effects of posture, sizing and garment type on measured interface pressure in sports compression clothing; Journal of Sports Sciences
Connecting with physiology: Using LabTutor to engage student learning in different disciplines; HERDSA 2012
Consecutive Days of High Intensity Training and its Effect on Markers of Oxidative Stress in Highly Trained Cyclists; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2003
Consensus Statement Immunonutrition and Exercise; Exercise immunology review
Does short-duration heat exposure at a matched cardiovascular intensity improve intermittent running performance in a cool environment?; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Effect of caffeine on cycling time-trial performance in the heat; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Effect of chronic Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) ingestion on systolic blood pressure, body weight, blood lipids, haematological profile and in vitro vascular function in adult male rats; ASCEPT '10
Effect of compression socks worn between repeated maximal running bouts; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Effect of tocopherol on atherosclerosis, vascular function, and inflammation in apolipoprotein E knockout mice with subtotal nephrectomy; Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Effect of whole-body mild-cold exposure on arterial stiffness and central haemodynamics: a randomised, cross-over trial in healthy men and women; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Effects of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Exercise Performance and Immune Parameters; American College of Sports Medicine 54th Annual Meeting
Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune variables in highly trained cyclists; Journal of Applied Physiology
Effects of Carbohydrate and Protein Coingestion during Endurance Exercise on Subsequent same day Exercise Performance; European College of Sports Science Congress
Effects of probiotics supplementation on gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation and exercise performance in the heat; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Endogenous tetrapyrroles influence leukocyte responses to lipopolysaccharide in human blood: pre-clinical evidence demonstrating the anti-inflammatory potential of biliverdin; Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Energy Balance During an Ultraendurance Mountain Bike Relay Race in Female Cyclists; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2003
Evaluating the Kikuhime pressure monitor for use with sports compression clothing; Sports Engineering
Exploring the popularity, experiences and beliefs surrounding gluten-free diets in non-coeliac athletes; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Exploring the popularity, experiences and beliefs surrounding gluten-free diets in non-coeliac athletes; Sports Medicine Australia Conference
Food avoidance in athletes: FODMAP foods on the list; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Gut Health and Exercise Performance: The Potential of Probiotics; BioCeuticals Research Symposium
Hypolipidaemic effect of crude extract from Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) in healthy rats; Food and Chemical Toxicology
Immune Response to Exercise in the Heat Following a Period of Probiotics Supplementation; European College of Sports Science Congress
In vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory activity of Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) extract; Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Influence of high-intensity interval training on adaptations in well-trained cyclists; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Interval training program optimization in highly trained endurance cyclists; Medicine and Sciences in Sports and Exericse
Is self-reporting workplace activity worthwhile? Validity and reliability of occupational sitting and physical activity questionnaire in desk-based workers; Bmc Public Health
Low exercise blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: Systematic review and meta-analysis; Atherosclerosis
No effects of a short-term gluten-free diet on performance in nonceliac athletes; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Nutritional compounds influence tissue factor expression and inflammation of chronic kidney disease patients in vitro; Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences
Nutritional Supplements for Immune Function and Exercise Performance; BioCeuticals Research Symposium
Personal Protective Clothing for Structural Fire-Fighting: Review of the Literature
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Engaging older adults in physical activity; Islands of Ageing: 43rd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Engaging older adults in physical activity; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010
Physical activity and healthy ageing: Enhancing regular participation; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
Physiological responses to repeated bouts of high-intensity ultraendurance cycling--a field study case report; Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia
Probiotics for Illness Prevention and Improved Exercise Performance; Exercise & Sports Science Australia
Reduction in resting plasma granulysin as a marker of increased training load; Exercise Immunology Review
Relationship between laboratory measured variables and heart rate during an ultraendurance triathlon; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2002
Relationship between laboratory-measured variables and heart rate during an ultra-endurance triathlon; Journal of Sports Sciences
Reproducibility of a laboratory-based 40-km cycle time trial on a stationary wind-trainer in highly trained cyclists; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2002
Reproducibility of a laboratory-based 40-km cycle time-trial on a stationary wind-trainer in highly trained cyclists; International Journal of Sports Medicine
Reproducibility of the cycling time to exhaustion at VO2 peak in highly trained cyclists; Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology
Systematic review: exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome - implications for health and intestinal disease; Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Temporal aspects of the VO2 response at the power output associated with VO2peak in well trained cyclists--implications for interval training prescription; Research quarterly for exercise and sport
The acute effects of green tea and carbohydrate coingestion on systemic inflammation and oxidative stress during sprint cycling; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
The effect of β-alanine supplementation on isokinetic force and cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
The effect of a caffeinated mouth rinse on endurance cycling time trial performance; International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism
The effect of Beta-Alanine supplementation on isokinetic force and cycling performance in highly trained cyclists; International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
The effect of combined β-Alanine and NaHCO3 supplementation on cycling performance; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
The effect of combined β-alanine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
The effect of consecutive days of exercise on markers of oxidative stress; Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
The effect of high intensity interval training in state-level rowers; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008 National Conference. Science and Nutrition in Exercise and Sport. From Research to Practice
The effects of high-intensity interval training in well-trained rowers; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
The effects of immunosuppressants on vascular function, systemic oxidative stress and inflammation in rats; Transplant International
The implementation of LabTutor® teaching systems in physiology practical classes; Teaching Matters 2010
The influence of bovine colostrum supplementation on exercise performance in highly trained cyclists; British Journal of Sports Medicine
The influence of short-term high-intensity interval on endurance performance in highly trained endurance athletes; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport 2002
The reliability of a 30-s sprint test on the Wattbike cycle ergometer; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
The reliability of a laboratory-based 4km cycle time trial on a Wahoo KICKR power trainer; Journal of Science and Cycling
The reliability of strength tests performed in elevated shoulder positions using a hand-held dynamometer; Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Validity of power settings of the Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Voluntary exercise decreases atherosclerosis in nephrectomised ApoE knockout mice; PLoS One
We should know better – high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace; The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference

Research Projects

2009 R1 - American Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2009; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Accurate and Reliable Measurement of Metabolism in Exercise and Nutrition Research; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Does Time of Day Influence Pacing Selection in a 4 km Time Trial?; Sports Medicine Australia - Tasmania Branch (SMA)
Effect of Acute Climatic Changes on Blood Pressure, Blood Vessel Function and Blood Clotting in Type II Diabetes; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Effects of carbohydrate and protein coingestion during AFL competition on fatigue, recovery and game performance; Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA)
European College of Sports Science Congress (6 to 9 July 2011) and International Society of Exercise & Immunology Symposium (10 to 12 July 2011) UK - (May 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exercise is Medicine: delivering group exercise for chronic disease; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Exercise Physiology in Practice: Development of an Evidence Based Practice Network; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Impact of dietary gluten on gastrointestinal distress and overall well-being in non-coeliac athletes; Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA)
Investigating the effects of compression clothing on performance and recovery - Scholarship N Brophy-Williams; Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
Podiums are better than pulmonary thromboembolisms? Health risks associated with prolonged travel in athletes; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Premature Cell Ageing and its Role in Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Cardiovascular Disease; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Probiotics and Their Ability to Reduce Exertional Heat Illness; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The effects of gluten-free diets on performance in non-coeliac athletes. ; Sports Medicine Australia - Tasmania Branch (SMA)
The Influence of Nutritional Supplements on Inflammatory Markers and Tissue Factor in Chronic Kidney Disease; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Dual force plate diagnostics in athletic populations
Enhancing performance and recovery in elite athletes
Personal Protective Clothing (PCC) Trial
The effects of a gluten-free diet in non-coeliac athletes: a pilot study

Research Candidate Supervision

Analysis of Elite Athletes Sports Performance Following Transmeridian Long-Haul Travel to Reduce Negative Effects and Examination of Haematological Health Risks as a
Diet and Inflammation- Gluten Free Diet in Non-celiac Athletes and Exercise Performance
Effect of heat acclimation on performance in cooler environments
Enhancing Performance and Recovery in Elite Athletes
Haemodynamic Responses to Climate Variations in Healthy Individuals and those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Long Haul Travel and the Effect on Athletic Performance
Physical Activity and Healthy Ageing- A Mixed Methods Study of the Factors Influencing Older People's Physical Activity Decisions and Behaviours
Practical Use of Compression Garments for Exercise Recovery
The Comparison of Force Measurements and Ratios Around the Shoulder in Swimmers with and wihtout Shoulder Pain