• The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 3001 Citations
  • 30 h-Index

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Funding overview

RESEARCH GRANTS (Total: > $ 980,000) *$ = USD

• As lead principal investigator (LPI) (Total: $ 720,427)

6. Girard O, Mohammed I. (2017) The effect of ischemic pre-conditioning on the recovery from fatigue and plantar loading characteristics following simulated badminton match-play. Badminton World Federation ($ 10, 000)

5. Girard O, Fernandez-Fernandez J. (2017) Changes in explosive strength after badminton match play and relationships with injury. Badminton World Federation ($ 6, 500)

4. Girard O, Brocherie F, Rysman J, Wehrlin J, Millet GP. (2014) Live High – Train Low interspersed with repeated-sprint in hypoxia. Aspire Zone Foundation ($ 278, 619)

3. Girard O. (2011) Shedding light on the biomechanical manifestation of fatigue in hot and hypoxic environments. Qatar National Research Fund - 4th cycle of the National Priorities Research Program. ($ 193, 828)

2. Girard O, Racinais S, Banzet S, Chennaoui M, Koulmann N, Drogou C, Chalabi H. (2011) Utilisation of plasma biomarkers to detect and assess exercise-induced muscle damage. Aspire Zone Foundation – Research committee ($ 121, 480)

1.  Girard O, Racinais S, Gaoua N, Walsh A, Knez W, Grantham J. (2008) Living and working in a warm environment – Physiological adaptations and health implications. Aspetar - Internal funding ($ 110,000)

 As co-investigator (CO) (Total: $ 273,090) 

4. Scott BR, Girard O, Peiffer J, Adams M. (2019) Repeated sprint training with blood blow restriction: A novel; approach to improving fatigue tolerance? National Strength and Conditioning Association (2019 Young Investigator Grant) ($ 25,000)

3. Périard J, Pyne D, Bishop D, Girard O. (2017) Repeated sprinting in the heat as an innovative acclimation method for optimising performance in team-sport athletes. Australian Institute of Sport (High Performance Sports Research Fund) ($ 25,150) and Aspire Zone Foundation(Research committee 2017) ($ 25,150 (AIS) + $ 20,600 (AZF) = $ 45,750)

2. Périard J, Racinais S, Knez W, Girard O. (2012) Match-play tennis in the heat: A multidisciplinary evaluation of fatigue and hydration. Aspire Zone Foundation – Research committee ($ 90,840)

1. Racinais S, Girard O, Nybo L, Mohr M, Grantham J (2010). Playing football in hot environment. Aspire Zone Foundation – Research committee ($ 111,500)

Education/Academic qualification

Human Movement Sciences, PhD, Université de Montpellier


  • Sport and Recreation
  • Health
  • Neuromuscular fatigue
  • Hypoxia
  • Altitude training
  • Heat stress
  • Repeated sprint ability
  • Running mechanics
  • Cardio-metabolic health
  • Team and racket sports

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Research Output

Active Preconditioning With Blood Flow Restriction or/and Systemic Hypoxic Exposure Does Not Improve Repeated Sprint Cycling Performance

Aebi, M. R., Willis, S. J., Girard, O., Borrani, F. & Millet, G. P., 14 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 1393.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Acute Psychophysiological Responses to Cyclic Variation of Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure in Adults with Obesity

    Hobbins, L., Girard, O., Gaoua, N. & Hunter, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : High Altitude Medicine and Biology. 20, 3, p. 262-270 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Additive stress of normobaric hypoxic conditioning to improve body mass loss and cardiometabolic markers in individuals with overweight or obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Ramos-Campo, D. J., Girard, O., Pérez, A. & Rubio-Arias, J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Physiology and Behavior. 207, p. 28-40 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Heat stress impairs proprioception but not running mechanics

    Mtibaa, K., Zarrouk, N., Girard, O., Ryu, J. H., Hautier, C. & Racinais, S., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 12, p. 1361-1366 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Is live high-train low altitude training relevant for elite athletes? Flawed analysis from inaccurate data

    Millet, G. P., Chapman, R. F., Girard, O. & Brocherie, F., 1 Aug 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 15, p. 923-925 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    14 Citations (Scopus)


    European College of Sport Science

    Olivier Girard (Recipient), 1 Jun 2017

    Prize: Fellowship

  • Activities

    • 6 Editorial activity
    • 3 Membership of committee

    Exercise & Sports Science Australia (External organisation)

    Olivier Girard (Member)
    1 Feb 2020

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

    Exercise & Sports Science Australia (External organisation)

    Olivier Girard (Member)
    1 May 2019

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

    International Journal of Racket Sports Science (Journal)

    Olivier Girard (Member of editorial board)
    1 May 2019

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

    Exercise & Sports Science Australia (External organisation)

    Olivier Girard (Member)
    1 Nov 2018

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

    Frontiers in Sports and Active Living - Elite Sport and Performance Enhancement (Journal)

    Olivier Girard (Editor in chief)
    1 Oct 2018

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity