PhD candidate in Sport Science, Victoria University

Sam Howe is currently a PhD candidate at Victoria University (Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living) and an assistant sport scientist with the Melbourne Rebels rugby union team.

His doctoral research is titled: "Monitoring training load to understand fitness, fatigue and performance in professional rugby union athletes."

Howe has a Bachelor of Exercise Science with Honours and his previous research investigated the effects of two common sport supplements (beta-alanine and sodium bicarbonate) on cycling performance with the Sports Performance Optimization Research Team (SPORT) at the University of Tasmania.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    PhD candidate in Sport Science, Victoria University, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Exercise Science, Honours
  • 2010 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Exercise Science

Publications

  • 2013
    The effect of β-alanine supplementation on isokinetic force and cycling performance in highly-trained cyclists,
  • 2012
    The effect of combined β-Alanine and NaHCO3 supplementation on cycling performance,
  • 2012
    The effects of NaHCO3 and NaCl loading on hematocrit and high-intensity cycling performance,