Dr Naroa Etxebarria is the course convenor for the Master of High Performance - Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Canberra. Naroa has a PhD in 'Physiology and Performance of Cycling and Running during Olympic Distance Triathlon'. Naroa has held positions in elite athlete support as a postgraduate scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport, discipline of physiology (2006-2007) and as a full-time physiologist for British Triathlon at the English Institute of Sport (2007-2009). She has supported other national teams such as the Spanish track-cycling team and Triathlon Australia and has taught at the University of Canberra for 4 years.
Dr Naroa Etxebarria teaches and convenes in Biochemistry of Exercise and a few postgraduate level units focusing on high performance Sport. Naroa supervises PhD and honours students at the University of Canberra in projects relating to physiology and sports performance enhancement.
Naroa's research has focused on the development, evaluation and application of endurance sport and exercise science to inform coaching practice and sports science support to achieve a performance impact. Naroa's research topics include: short-term heat acclimation, characterisation of sport demands, training strategies to improve endurance performance, physiological responses under race demands.