Dr Simon Sostaric
PhD., BAppSc., AEP., AES
Dr Simon Sostaric is a distinguished exercise physiologist, sports scientist and researcher. He holds a physiology doctorate (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) & is the founder and director of Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic - a private practice specialising in patient healthcare; sports performance; biomedical research; and industry healthcare. He has practiced for 25 years, including multi-year periods in the USA, Europe, and Japan. Formidable skills include:
- developing & validating scientific innovation in healthcare and human performance
- integrating robust results driven concepts across multiple industries
- bridging the gap between research and progressive practical application
Clinically, Simon specialises in exercise rehabilitation; fatigue; metabolic disorders; cardiovascular disease, autoimmune & hormonal disorders. His research expertise includes; mechanisms of fatigue; overtraining syndrome; muscle damage; systemic inflammation; metabolic & electrolyte disturbances; heat and hypoxic physiology. Dr Sostaric’s research outcomes have been presented internationally, and published in high impact factor peer reviewed journals.
Dr Sostaric has accomplished an international track record in many sports, including, but not limited to: endurance running; triathlon; cycling; football; adventure sports; extreme sports and motor racing (Formula 1; motoGP; World Endurance; GP2; GP3; British F4; Euro Cup 2.0; Australian F4; American Superbike; World Superbike). He is regularly engaged by professional sporting organisations, institutions and athletes - to provide expertise in leadership, innovation, and ethical best practice.
Dr Sostaric consults monthly in Sydney, and international locations by request; primarily UK; Europe; UAE; SE Asia; USA.
2017 External Collaborations
- RMIT University: Research consultant / co-investigator: "Effects of fluid temperature modification on cognitive and physiological performance in extreme heat".
- Swinburne University of Technology: Course advisory committee member, Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
- Australian Triathlete Magazine: Sport science and performance editorials
- Exercise & Sports Science Australia
- Sports Science Advisory Group - Exercise & Sport Science Australia
- Sports Medicine Australia
- American College of Sports Medicine
- International Society of Exercise & Immunology
- International Interest Group - Potassium, Sodium & the Function of Heart and Muscle
- Australian Strength & Conditioning Association