Professor Nosaka obtained his PhD in 1996 from Yokohama City University Medical School (Japan) for the topic of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage and adaptation. He worked in Japan for nearly 20 years before relocating to Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2004. He spent two years (1989-1991) in the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) as a visiting research fellow, worked under Dr. Priscilla M. Clarkson who was a renowned researcher of exercise-induced muscle damage. In 2000, Professor Nosaka had a sabbatical year at ECU and produced 7 peer reviewed journal articles, which gave him an opportunity to apply for a position at ECU. He commenced at ECU in April 2004 as Associate Professor, initially on a fixed 3-year contract, but this became an ongoing position in 2006 as a result of his significant research outputs. He was promoted to Professor in December 2009. Over the past 11 years, his core responsibilities include coordinating postgraduate and Honours programs, directing the Center for Exercise and Sports Science Research, and supervising postgraduate students. He has supervised 15 PhD, 12 Masters by Research students and one Honours student to completion at ECU, and is currently supervising 7 PhD and 3 Masters by Research students.
Professor Nosaka has been investigating eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage and adaptation from various aspects for nearly 25 years. His research skills include muscle function and contractile property assessments, electrical stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, B-mode ultrasonography, electromyography, near-infrared spectroscopy, blood analyses, histology, and other physiological measures often used in exercise and sports science research (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, neuromuscular function measures). He is familiar with statistical analyses, and regularly advices postgraduate research students and his colleagues study design. He published more than 15 peer reviewed journal articles per year in the last 5 years.