Faculty of Health

Dr Marc Sim

Phone: (03) 5327 9004
Email: m.sim@federation.edu.au
Room: P931
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Exercise and health science

Qualifications

  • PhD: The University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours (Sport Science, Exercise and Health): The University of Western Australia

Teaching areas

  • Nutrition for health
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sport physiology

Professional associations

  • European College of Sport Science
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning

Grants

Research grants

Sim, M. (2011) Influence of exercise modality and intensity on post-exercise inflammation and hepcidin levels. Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Applied Sports Science Research Grant, Lead Investigator ($10, 000).

Sim M, Dawson B, Peeling P. (2014) Effect of supplementary tart cherry juice on sleep quality, recovery and next day performance in elite waterpolo players. Australian Institute of Sport High Performance in Sport Research Fund, Lead Investigator ($9,354).

Binnie M, Sim M, Dawson B, Peeling P. (2014) Influence of ischemic preconditioning on repeated 1000 m kayak efforts. Australian Institute of Sport High Performance in Sport Research Fund, Co-Investigator ($13,000).

Peeling P, Badenhorst C, Sim M, Cox G, Dawson B. (2015) Ironing out the problem: Can a carbohydrate rich diet enhance iron metabolism in athletes? Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Applied Sports Science Research Grant, Co-Investigator ($15, 000).

Awards

Bruce and Betty Green Science Prize, The University of Western Australia, 2010.

Edith Cowan University Platinum Prize, Australian Society for Medical Research Symposium. For the oral presentation entitled: ‘Effect of exercise modality and intensity on post-exercise interleukin-6 and hepcidin levels’, 2012.

The University of Western Australia Deans List Award for the Doctoral Thesis: ‘Effect of exercise on inflammation, hepcidin regulation and iron metabolism’, 2015.

Valedictorian, The University of Western Australia, Graduation ceremony held March 2015.

Research interests

  • Iron regulation and inflammation in athletes
  • Recovery strategies in high performance sport
  • Nutritional supplements to enhance performance

Publications

1. Sim M, Dawson B, Landers G, Wiegerinck E, Swinkels D, Townsend M, Trinder D, Peeling P. (2012) Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance running on post-exercise inflammation and hepcidin levels. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(5), 1889-1998.

2. Peeling P, Fulton S, Sim M, White J. (2012) The effect of supplemental oxygen, water immersion or massage therapy on post-exercise inflammation, perceptual recovery, and next day performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(4), 968-975.

3. Sim M, Dawson B, Landers G, Wiegerinck E, Swinkels D, Trinder D, Peeling P. (2013) Effect of exercise modality and intensity on post-exercise interleukin-6 and hepcidin levels. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(2), 178-186.

4. Sim M, Dawson B, Landers G, Trinder D, Peeling P. (2013). Iron regulation in athletes: exploring the menstrual cycle and effects of different exercise modalities on hepcidin production. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 24(2), 177-187.

5. Spence A, Sim M, Landers G, Peeling P. (2013) A comparison of caffeine versus pseudoephedrine on cycling time-trial performance. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 507-512.

6. Badenhorst CE, Dawson B, Goodman C, Sim M, Cox GR, Gore CJ, Tjalsma H, Swinkels DW, Peeling P. (2014) Influence of post-exercise hypoxic exposure on hepcidin response in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology 114(5):951-959.

7. Sim M, Dawson B, Landers G, Swinkels DW, Tjalsma H, Wiegerinck E, Trinder D, Peeling P. (2014). A seven day running training period increases basal urinary hepcidin levels as compared to cycling. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11, 14.

8. Peeling P, Sim M, Badenhorst CE, Dawson B, Govus AD, Abbiss CR, Swinkels DW, Trinder D. (2014) Iron status and the acute post-exercise hepcidin response in athletes. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e93002.

9. Sim M, Dawson B, Landers G, Swinkels DW, Tjalsma H, Yeap BB, Trinder D, Peeling P. (2015). Oral contraception does not alter typical post-exercise interleukin-6 and hepcidin levels in females. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(1), 8-12.

Book chapters

1. Sim M, Dawson B, Peeling P, Trinder D. (2013). Encyclopedia of exercise medicine in health and disease. In F. C. Mooren (1st Ed.), Sports Anemia. Springer, New York, USA.

State government commissioned reports

1. Dawson B, Sim M. (2010) Thermoregulatory responses of firefighters wearing various protective clothing ensembles during work in warm (indoor) conditions. Report commissioned by the Fire and Emergency Service of Australia (WA).