Dr Daniel Hackett

BExSc ACU, MHSc (Honours) Sydney, PhD Sydney
Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science

Telephone +61 2 9351 9294
Fax +61 2 9351 9204

Website Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Research Team

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Biographical details

Daniel was awarded his PhD (University of Sydney) titled 'Training Practices, Respiratory Muscle Performance and Assessing of Resistance Training Effort in Bodybuilders' in April 2013. He is an early career researcher in the initial phase of establishing his research profile, building collaborative relationships and a research environment. While Daniel's PhD was focused on exercise responses to both aerobic and resistance exercise in apparently healthy individuals (i.e. bodybuilders and endurance athletes), his current research is focused towards exercise response in patients with chronic and complex diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease).

Research interests

  • Physical Activity
  • Resistance Exercise
  • Risk Factor Reduction
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Bodybuilding

Daniel is a member of the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition research team:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/exercise-physiology/index.shtml

Teaching and supervision

Daniel coordinates and teaches numerous undergraduate and postgraduate units of study within the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science. These units include exercise health and disease, exercise and rehabilitation, professional practice, and clinical case studies in exercise science. Daniel's teaching style relies heavily on research-led teaching and employs a style which aims to promote deep learning and critical evaluation. He is currently looking for students to supervise who are interested in research focused towards resistance exercise responses and adaptations in healthy individuals (e.g. athletes such as bodybuilders) or patients with cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Current projects

Daniel is currently involved in collaborative research within and outside of the university.

One clinical trial with Dr Nathan Johnson (University of Sydney) and the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders investigating the effects of exercise on liver fat reduction in patients with pre-diabetes.

Two clinical trials with Professor Sharon Kilbreath and the Breast Cancer Research Group within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and University of Queensland.

Associations

  • Academic Member Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)

Selected grants

2013

  • Pilot study of progressive resistance training for sedentary adults with Charcot-Marie-Tooth; Fiatarone Singh M, Burns J, Fornusek C, Hackett D; Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association of Australia (CMTAA)/Research Support.
  • Investigating dietary intake of body builders; O'Connor H, Hackett D; Sports Dietitians Australia/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Respiratory muscle adaptations: a comparison between bodybuilders and endurance athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53(2), 139-145.
  • Hackett, D., Chow, C. (2013). The Valsalva Maneuver: Its Effect on Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Safety Issues During Resistance Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(8), 2338-2345. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Training practices and ergogenic aids used by male bodybuilders. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(6), 1609-1617. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Halaki, M., Chow, C. (2012). A novel scale to assess resistance-exercise effort. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(13), 1405-1413. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Exercise and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 57(1), 157-166. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2012). High-volume resistance training session acutely diminishes respiratory muscle strength. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 26-30.

2013

  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Respiratory muscle adaptations: a comparison between bodybuilders and endurance athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53(2), 139-145.
  • Hackett, D., Chow, C. (2013). The Valsalva Maneuver: Its Effect on Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Safety Issues During Resistance Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(8), 2338-2345. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2013). Training practices and ergogenic aids used by male bodybuilders. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(6), 1609-1617. [More Information]

2012

  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Halaki, M., Chow, C. (2012). A novel scale to assess resistance-exercise effort. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(13), 1405-1413. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Hackett, D., George, J., Johnson, N. (2012). Exercise and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 57(1), 157-166. [More Information]
  • Hackett, D., Johnson, N., Chow, C. (2012). High-volume resistance training session acutely diminishes respiratory muscle strength. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 11, 26-30.

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