Dr. Hugh Fullagar

Dr. Hugh Fullagar

Lecturer in the Sport and Exercise Science Discipline Group within the University of Technology's Faculty of Health


Dr Fullagar is a lecturer in sport and exercise science. His research is focused on evidence-based methods to improve performance and reduce injury in sport, with a specific focus on better understanding the relationship between fatigue, recovery (most notably sleep), injury and training load. Hugh acquired his international PhD at the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence within Saarland University, Germany under the supervision of Professor Tim Meyer (National Football Team Doctor of the World Champions, Germany) in collaboration with UTS Associate Professor Rob Duffield and Professor Aaron Coutts in 2017. In Germany Hugh also worked in both an applied and research setting as part of a sports science team which was responsible for servicing various European soccer clubs, Olympic athletes and the German Football Federation. Most recently prior to joining UTS, Hugh was with the Oakland Raiders (National Football League, USA) as a strength and conditioning assistant and performance analyst. Prior to entering the NFL, Hugh was the sport science coordinator with the University of Oregon Football Program. Hugh is also an accredited exercise scientist and sports scientist (ESSA) and accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCA). Hugh was also recently named the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Sport Scientist of the Year for 2017. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed research articles and contributed to several scientific conferences around the world.


February 2018 – present Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
2017 – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Performance Analyst (Player Performance Enhancement) at Oakland Raiders (National Football League; NFL), Alameda, CA, USA.
2015-2017 – Sport Science Coordinator (Oregon Football) at University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.
2013-2015 – Sport Science Support at the Institute of Sport and Preventive Medicine (F.I.F.A Medical Centre of Excellence), Saarbrucken, Germany


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