Scott Talpey

Phone: (03) 53276638
Position: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Exercise and Sport Science: Strength and Conditioning


  • PhD Human Movement and Sport Science – Federation University Australia
  • MSc Exercise Science: Human Performance- Southern Connecticut State University (USA)
  • BSc Physical Education – Springfield College (USA)

Teaching areas

  • Physical preparation for sport
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Coaching

Professional associations

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Research interests

  • Physical preparation for sport
  • Sports injury Prevention
  • Sports Coaching

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed articles

Young W, Talpey S, Bartlett R, Lewis M, Mundy S, Smyth A, Welsh T. Development of muscle mass: how much is optimum for performance? Strength and Conditioning Journal, In-Press.

Talpey SW, Axtell R, Gardner E, James L. Changes in lower body muscular performance following a season on NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse. Sports. 7(1), 2019.

Bromley S, Drew M, Talpey S, McIntosh A, Finch CF. Collecting Health and Exposure Data in Australian Olympic Combat Sports: Feasibility Study Utilizing an Electronic System. JMIR – Human Factors 5(4); e27, 2018

Bromley S, Drew M, McIntosh A, Talpey SW. Rating of perceived exertion is a stable and appropriate measure of workload in Judo. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 21; 1008-1012, 2018.

Young W. Duthie G. James L. Talpey S. Benton D. Kilfoyle A. Gradual vs Maximal Acceleration: Their Influence on the Prescription of Speed Sprinting in Team Sport Athletes. Sports 6; 2-8, 2018.

Freeman B, Young W, Talpey S, Smyth A, Pane C, Carlon T. The effects of Sprint Training and the Nordic Hamstring Exercise on eccentric hamstring strength and sprint performance in adolescent athletes. International Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (In-press -Accepted April 2018).

Bromley S, Drew M, Talpey SW, McIntosh A, Finch CF. A Systematic Review of Epidemiological Research into Injury and Illness in Olympic Combat Sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine 52;8-16. 2017.

Talpey SW, Siesmaa E. Sports Injury Prevention: The Role of the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 39(3), 2017.

Finch CF, Talpey SW, Bradshaw A, Soligard T, Engebretsen L. Research priorities of international sporting federations and the IOC research centers. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. 2016.

Talpey SW, Young W, Saunders N. Is nine-weeks of complex training effective for improving lower body strength, explosive muscle function, sprint and jumping performance? International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching 11(5); 736-745, 2016. doi:10.1177/1747954116667112

Talpey SW, Bani-Mustafa, Finch CF. Sport-specific factors predicting player retention in junior cricket. European Journal of Sport Science 17(3); 264-270. 2016.

Talpey SW, Young W, Beseler B. The influence of instructions on selected jump squat variables. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30(9); 2508-2513, 2016

Talpey SW, Siesmaa E, White P, Finch CF. Weekly training and competitive load of junior level community cricket players. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine Education and Research (Science and Medicine in Cricket Special Issue). 49(4): 164-167, 2015.

Young W, Miller I, Talpey S. Physical qualities predict change of direction speed but not defensive agility in Australian Rules football. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (29)1, 2015

Young W, Talpey SW, Feros S, O’Grady M, Radford C. Lower body exercise selection across the force-velocity continuum to enhance sprinting performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 23(3); 39-42. 2015.

Talpey SW, Young W, Twomey D, Doyle T, Elliot B, Lloyd D, Finch CF. Acceleration change of direction speed and agility profile of adult community level Australian football players. Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning 22(5); 176-178, 2014.

Young W, Grace S, Talpey SW. Association between leg power and sprinting technique with 20-m sprint performance in elite junior Australian football players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 9(5); 1153-1160, 2014.

Talpey SW, Young W, Saunders N. The acute effects of conventional, complex and contrast protocols on lower body power. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(2); 361-366, 2014.

Grants (last 5 years)

Talpey S & Donaldson A. 2015. Australian Football League Research Board. Attitudes, knowledge and behaviours of community coaches in relation to lower limb injury prevention.  Awarded: $23,000.