Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE)
Dr. Périard is a Research Professor and Deputy Director at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE), where he leads the Environmental Physiology Research Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and former Head of Research Operations for the Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre at Aspetar, Qatar. His scientific expertise lies in the area of environmental physiology where he uses an integrative research approach to examine the physiological mechanisms that mediate health and performance. Over the last decade Dr. Périard has studied fatigue during prolonged exercise in the heat, along with strategies to mitigate the influence of heat stress such as heat acclimation. He has worked with both amateur and professional athletes from various disciplines, along with National and International Federations (e.g. World Athletics, World Triathlon and UCI). He has authored over 85 research publications and book chapters, including a textbook on Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise. He has also presented at more than 60 international conferences. Dr. Périard is an Associate Editor for Front Physiol and has served as Guest Editor for the Br J Sports Med and Scan J Sci Med Sport.
University of Canberra