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Professor in Exercise Science, James Cook University

Professor Anthony Leicht is an experienced academic who has been involved in teaching, administrative, accreditation and research activities within the fields of sport and exercise science, and cardiovascular physiology for the past 25 years.

He is the Academic Head of Sport and Exercise Science and Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at James Cook University. He currently teaches 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students and has published >300 teaching/research outputs. He has been an invited reviewer for >60 international journals and numerous national/international funding agencies.

He is a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. the European College of Sport Science and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). He has been a SMA member since 2000 and is currently a longstanding Associate Editor of SMA’s Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.


  • 2024–2024
    Professor, James Cook University
  • 2010–2023
    Associate Professor, James Cook University