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Head of School, Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Professor Roger Eston was appointed as Head of the School of Health Sciences in Spring 2011. He has held posts at the University of Liverpool (1983-1994); Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992), Bangor University (1994-2004) and Exeter University (2004-2011). He served 5-year terms as Head of School at Bangor and Exeter. Roger obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Birmingham in 1978, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Springfield College, USA in 1979 and 1983, respectively.

Roger has edited the highly acclaimed, two-volume ‘Eston and Reilly’ Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manuals (3rd Editions) and authored over 170 papers on perceived exertion, exercise-induced muscle damage, body composition, paediatric exercise science and assessment of energy expenditure and physical activity, which collectively have been cited over 3100 times in the scientific literature since 1996 (H Index 31, Scopus 2012).


  • 2011–present
    Head of School : Health Sciences , University of South Australia


  • 2010 
    Higher Education Academy, UK, National Teaching Fellowship