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Michael Pengelly

PhD Candidate, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise, University of Canberra

PhD cadidate at the University of Canberra with my project characteriaing the effects of iron deficiency on elite female rugby league performance accounting for the effects of covariates including menstruation and diet.

Graduate of a Master of Human Movement Science at CQU with my research examining the effect of chronotype on sport-specific performance among elite male basketball athletes. Graduate of a Master of Applied Sport Science at Deakin University in 2018 having completed my Bachelor at Victoria University in 2016. Six years of experience working within elite sport with principal duties revolving load monitoring, athlete monitoring, and performance analysis services. Currently working with Paralympics Australia as a Performance Analyst ad Research Assistant.


  • 2023–present
    Assistant researcher, University of Canberra


  • 2022 
    Central Queensland University, Master of Human Movement Science
  • 2018 
    Deakin University, Master of Applied Sports Science
  • 2016 
    Victoria University, Bachelor of Exercise (Sport Practice)


  • 2022
    Player chronotype does not affect shooting accuracy at different times of the day in a professional, male basketball team: a pilot study, Sleep Science
  • 2021
    Player chronotype does not affect in-game performance during the evening (> 18: 00 h) in professional male basketball players., Clocks & Sleep