Prof Robert U Newton

Profess Robert Newton

Professor Robert Newton is the Professor of Exercise Medicine at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.  He is also a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow.

Prior to this appointment, Professor Newton was Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory, at Ball State University in Indiana.  He has also worked at the Pennsylvania State University as a visiting research fellow in the Center for Sports Medicine. Current major research directions include: assessment and development of maximal strength and power, muscle architecture and musculotendinous stiffness, athlete load monitoring, muscle, fat and bone composition of athletes. Professor Newton is also pursuing research into exercise medicine for the management of cancer and treatment side effects.

Professor Newton is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the NSCA, Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2004 he was awarded Outstanding Sports Scientist of the Year by the NSCA. In 2018 the Cancer Council of Western Australian bestowed the Career Achievement Award and in 2019 he was named Western Australia’s Scientist of the Year. He has published over 800 scientific papers including 400 refereed scientific articles, two books, 16 book chapters and has a current h-Index of 75 with his work being cited over 19,000 times. His research has attracted over $38Million in competitive research funding.

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Professor Newton has an extensive track record of research and consultancy in the assessment and development of neuromuscular performance in particular maximal strength and power. He has been a consultant to many professional teams and sporting organisations including Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, Indianapolis Colts, England Rugby, Manchester United, English and Australian Institutes of Sport and Surfing Australia. In 2012 Professor Newton was appointed to the Advisory Board of Nike SPARQ. Full details are provided in Professor Newton’s Curriculum Vitae.

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Latest book

Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications

Marco Cardinale (Editor), Robert Newton (Editor), Kazunori Nosaka (Editor)
December 2010, ©2011