Katie McGibbon

Katie McGibbon

PhD Scholar/Performance Scientist (Physiology) at the Queensland Academy of Sport and University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE)


Katie McGibbon is an applied physiologist and researcher from the UK with 4 years’ experience working in high performance sport, specializing in swimming. She is currently completing an applied PhD based in Brisbane, Australia examining the pacing strategies of elite Australian swimmers and has recently published a systematic review on the topic of pacing in swimming in Sports Medicine.

Katie has competed internationally for Wales in the sport of basketball, but since moving to Australia has taken up triathlon and is currently training for her first Olympic distance triathlon next year.


Formerly Exercise Physiologist at National Ice Skating Association (NISA) supporting Great Britain ice dancers in the lead up to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 (2015-2018)

Formerly Performance Scientist at Swim Wales in the lead up to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (2015-2017)

Formerly Junior Performance Scientist at Scottish Swimming and the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport (2014-2015)


MSc Exercise Physiology, Loughborough University, United Kingdom (2013)

BSc Sport and Exercise Science, University of Bath, United Kingdom (2012)


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