Prof Stephen Bird


Prof Stephen Bird
NameProf Stephen Bird
Email Addressstephen.bird@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Sport and Exercise Science)
QualificationsBHumMov(ExSc) Charles Sturt, BHumMov(Hons) Charles Sturt, PhD Charles Sturt
DepartmentSchool of Health and Medical Sciences
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5607-3829
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Biography

Professor Stephen Bird is Program Director for the Master of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Southern Queensland. A world leading performance scientist, Stephen has led the integration of performance science support for sport’s elite in high-performance programs across five counties, attending two Olympic Games and experiencing the ultimate high of Olympic Gold. Having been a member of ESSA since 2002, Stephen was the inaugural recipient of the ESSA Medal in 2006, with his initial research characterising the independent and combined effects of carbohydrate / essential amino acid ingestion during acute and chronic resistance training. These works identified biochemical nutrient-sensing interactions and molecular regulation of muscle growth and reported an alternative mechanism in the regulation of muscle growth, termed the ‘anti-catabolic effect’, which may favour the conservation of myofibrillar protein. Since then, Stephen’s career in academia and sports science has taken him all around the world. He has worked with professional teams in the NRL, NBL, and WNBL, and attended major international sporting events including Commonwealth and Olympic Games, FIBA Asia Cup, Rugby League World Cup, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and World Championships. In 2021, Stephen was the Senior Performance Advisor for the NSW Swifts (Suncorp Super Netball Champions) and is currently Basketball New Zealand Performance Team Lead for the Paris Olympic cycle, where he continues to research health and performance optimisation in elite female athletes.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Professor (Sport and Exercise Science)University of Southern Queensland2022
Associate Professor in Sports and Exercise ScienceUniversity of Southern Queensland20202022

Expertise

Prof Bird’s current research examines the many disciplines of "performance science" related to the application of strength and conditioning methods, nutritional supplementation and sports science technology on health and athletic performance.

Current projects:

1) Basketball New Zealand female athlete health

2) Pupillometry: A novel strategy to determine preparedness in professional basketball

3) Sleep in the NBA: Current issues and possible solutions

4) Physical preparation strategies in the NBA: Underpinning factors

Potential graduate students interested in any of the following projects should email or phone:

1) Passive heat maintenance and on-court performance in professional male basketball players

2) Post-activation potentiation on power profiles in professional women basketball players

3) Vitamin D status of Women’s National Basketball League players from tropical and non-tropical environment

4) Nutritional supplementation for performance: nutrient timing, multi-nutrient supplementation, immune function

Teaching

SES5102 Sports Nutrition and Supplementation for Health and Performance

SES5106 Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Athletes

SES6202 Monitoring Athlete Workload, Health & Performance

SES6205 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Athletes

Fields of Research

  • 321006. Sport and exercise nutrition
  • 420702. Exercise physiology

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association
Exercise and Sports Science Australia
Nutrition Society of Australia
BHumMov(ExSc)
Charles Sturt
2002
BHumMov(Hons)
Charles Sturt
2003
PhD
Charles Sturt
2007

Supervision Interests

Passive heat maintenance and on-court performance in professional male basketball players

Post-activation potentiation on power profiles in professional women basketball players

Vitamin D status of Women’s National Basketball League players from tropical and non-tropical environment

Nutritional supplementation for performance: nutrient timing, multi-nutrient supplementation, immune function

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Anthropometric and performance characteristics of college football playersPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Training and performance of basketball players: Current practice and future optionsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Investigating levels of operational preparedness in paramedic personnel through pupillometry, ocular biofeedback measures and autonomic nervous system biomarkers following fatiguing stimuliPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
The value of load monitoring for determining positive and negative outcomes in professional footballAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
. Tendon symptomology and jump force characteristics in basketball playersPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Melatonin-rich foods: A novel nutritional strategy to optimise sleepPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Investigating levels of operational preparedness in paramedic personnel through pupillometry, ocular biofeedback measures and autonomic nervous system biomarkers following fatiguing stimuli.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Prevalence and associations between patellar tendon symptomology, movement quality, and physical performance characteristics in professional and collegiate court-sport athletes.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Do the Different Phases of the Menstrual Cycle Influence Maximal Strength in Female Team Sport AthletesPrincipal SupervisorMasters2020
The role of educational theory in the future development of Paramedicine as a professionPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2018
The Value of load monitoring for determining positive and negative outcomes in professional Football.Associate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Effectiveness of exercise in Systemic lupus erythematosusAssociateDoctoral2023
An evidence-base for novel fatigue monitoring strategies in professional basketballAssociateDoctoral2023
Exercise for people with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Systemic SclerosisAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
New Colombo Plan Mobility AwardStudent Mobility Award to allow UniSQ Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate students to undertake semester-based work-integrated learning placement. Partnership with the Pacific Nations - Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport.2022
New Colombo Plan Mobility AwardStudent Mobility Award to allow JCU Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate students to undertake semester-based work-integrated learning placement. Partnership with the Pacific Nations - Papua New Guinea Sport Foundation2018
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2022Prime Minister’s Support Team Scholarship AwardHigh Performance Sport New Zealand
2016Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and ChangeJames Cook University
2006ESSA Medal (Inaugural recipient) Exercise and Sports Science Australia
2015Life Membership AwardWestern Region Academy of Sport
2005Graduate Research AwardNational Strength and Conditioning Association
2004Scholar AwardInternational Society for Chronobiology

Artificial Intelligence in the Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: Implications and Advances for Speech–Language Pathologists

Girardi, Anna M., Cardell, Elizabeth A. and Bird, Stephen P.. 2023. "Artificial Intelligence in the Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: Implications and Advances for Speech–Language Pathologists ." Big Data and Cognitive Computing. 7 (4). https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc7040178

BFR upper body resistance training & isometrics increases barbell velocity and power output: a case study

Gaviglio, Chris and Bird, Stephen P.. 2023. "BFR upper body resistance training & isometrics increases barbell velocity and power output: a case study." 2023 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 04 Nov 2023 Australia.

Monitoring female athlete wellbeing during international basketball competition: A case study from the 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

Bird, Stephen P., Parsons-Smith, Renée L. and Terry, Peter C.. 2023. "Monitoring female athlete wellbeing during international basketball competition: A case study from the 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup." 2023 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 04 Nov 2023 Australia.

Culture Counts: Creating buy-in for strength and conditioning coaches

Bird, Stephen. 2023. "Culture Counts: Creating buy-in for strength and conditioning coaches." Current trends in strength and conditioning. Philippines 12 - 12 Aug 2023

An Investigation of Surface EMG Shorts-Derived Training Load during Treadmill Running

Ashcroft, Kurtis, Robinson, Tony, Condell, Joan, Penpraze, Victoria, White, Andrew and Bird, Stephen P.. 2023. "An Investigation of Surface EMG Shorts-Derived Training Load during Treadmill Running." Sensors. 23 (15). https://doi.org/10.3390/s23156998

Effectiveness of Eccentric Overload Training in Basketball Players: A Systematic Review

Younes-Egana, Omar, Mielgo-Ayuso, Juan, Stojanovic, Marko D. M., Bird, Stephen P. and Calleja Gonzalez, Julio. 2023. "Effectiveness of Eccentric Overload Training in Basketball Players: A Systematic Review ." Journal of Human Kinetics. 88, p. 243–257. https://doi.org/10.5114/jhk/167469

Pupillometry as a new window to player fatigue? A glimpse inside the eyes of a Euro Cup Women’s Basketball team

Huyghe, Thomas, Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio, Bird, Stephen P. and Alcaraz, Pedro E.. 2024. "Pupillometry as a new window to player fatigue? A glimpse inside the eyes of a Euro Cup Women’s Basketball team." Biology of Sport. 41 (1), pp. 3-15. https://doi.org/10.5114/biolsport.2024.125590

Curcumin reduce creatine kinase (CK) levels without decreasing malondialdehyde (MDA) levels after 24 hours of high-intensity physical exercise

Kusnanik, Nining Widyah, Ayubi, Novadri, Herawati, Lilik, Jatmiko, Tutur, Muin, Abd. and Bird, Stephen P.. 2023. "Curcumin reduce creatine kinase (CK) levels without decreasing malondialdehyde (MDA) levels after 24 hours of high-intensity physical exercise." Retos. 48, pp. 878-882. https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v48.96966

Telehealth-supervised exercise in systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study

Frade, Stephanie, O'Neill, Sean, Walsh, Samantha, Campbell, Chloe, Greene, David, Bird, Stephen P. and Cameron, Melainie. 2023. "Telehealth-supervised exercise in systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study." Lupus. 32 (4), pp. 508-520. https://doi.org/10.1177/09612033231157073

A commentary of factors related to player availability and its influence on performance in elite team sports

Calleja-González, Julio, Mallo, Javier, Cos, Francesc, Sampaio, Jaime, Jones, Margaret T., Marqués-Jiménez, Diego, Mielgo-Ayuso, Juan, Freitas, Tomás T., Alcaraz, Pedro E., Vilamitjana, Javier, Ibañez, Sergio J., Cuzzolin, Francesco, Terrados, Nicolás, Bird, Stephen P., Zubillaga, Asier, Huyghe, Thomas, Jukic, Igor, Lorenzo, Alberto, Loturco, Irineu, ..., Lago-Peñas, Carlos. 2023. "A commentary of factors related to player availability and its influence on performance in elite team sports." Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 4, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.1077934

Let’s Play Ball: COVID-19 Graduated Return to Play Guidlelines

Bird, Stephen P., Bouaaphone, Anousith, Osborne, Hamish, Downer, Mel and McLellan, Chris. 2022. "Let’s Play Ball: COVID-19 Graduated Return to Play Guidlelines." British Journal of Sports Medicine.

How Sleep Affects Recovery and Performance in Basketball: A Systematic Review

Ochoa-Lacar, Javier, Singh, Meeta, Bird, Stephen P., Charest, Jonathan, Huyghe, Thomas and Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio. 2022. "How Sleep Affects Recovery and Performance in Basketball: A Systematic Review." Brain Sciences. 12 (11), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12111570

Food and nutrition for enhancing muscle mass and performance

Bird, Stephen P.. 2022. "Food and nutrition for enhancing muscle mass and performance." 2nd IPB International Conference on Nutrition and Food (ICNF 2022). Bogor, Indonesia 17 - 18 Nov 2022 Bogor, Indonesia.

Acceptability, Compliance, and Safety of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cachectic Participants Continuing Compassionate Access in the ACCeRT Clinical Study

Rogers, Elaine S., Sasidharan, Rita, Sequeira, Graeme M., Wood, Matthew R., Bird, Stephen P., Keogh, Justin W. L., Arroll, Bruce, Stewart, Joanna and MacLeod, Roderick D.. 2022. "Acceptability, Compliance, and Safety of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cachectic Participants Continuing Compassionate Access in the ACCeRT Clinical Study." Journal of Health Science and Medical Research. 40 (3), pp. 335-347. https://doi.org/10.31584/jhsmr.2021842

The underpinning factors of NBA game-play performance: a systematic review (2001-2020)

Huyghe, Thomas, Alcaraz, Pedro E., Calleja Gonzalez, Julio and Bird, Stephen P.. 2022. "The underpinning factors of NBA game-play performance: a systematic review (2001-2020)." The Physician and Sportsmedicine. 50 (2), pp. 94-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/00913847.2021.1896957

Sleep and Athletes

Singh, Meeta, Bird, Stephen P., Charest, Jonathan and Workings, Michael. 2022. "Sleep and Athletes." Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 30 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otsm.2022.150897

From the ESSA Medal to Olympic Gold: Journey of a Sports Scientist

Bird, Stephen P.. 2022. "From the ESSA Medal to Olympic Gold: Journey of a Sports Scientist." Exercise and Sport Science Australia Virtual Conference: Research to Practice. Hamilton, Australia 19 - 21 May 2022 Hamilton, Australia.

Movement Competency Screens Can Be Reliable In Clinical Practice By A Single Rater Using The Composite Score

Mann, Kerry J., O'Dwyer, Nicholas, Bruton, Michaela R., Bird, Stephen P. and Edwards, Suzi. 2022. "Movement Competency Screens Can Be Reliable In Clinical Practice By A Single Rater Using The Composite Score." International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 17 (4), pp. 593-604.

Basketball New Zealand Infographic: six daily habits to assist junior athletes promote recovery and performance

Cox, Kylie and Bird, Stephen P.. 2022. Basketball New Zealand Infographic: six daily habits to assist junior athletes promote recovery and performance. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

A single online education session improves menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive knowledge in elite female basketball players and their support staff

Larsen, B., Minahan, C., McLay-Cooke, R., Cox, K. and Bird, S.. 2022. "A single online education session improves menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive knowledge in elite female basketball players and their support staff." New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine. 49 (1), pp. 16-22.

The Recovery Umbrella in the World of Elite Sport: Do Not Forget the Coaching and Performance Staff

Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio, Bird, Stephen P., Huyghe, Thomas, Jukic, Igor, Cuzzolin, Francesco, Cos, Francesco, Marques-Jimenez, Diego, Milanovic, Luka, Sampaio, Jaime, Lopez-Laval, Isaac, Ostojic, Sergej M., Jones, Margaret T., Alcaraz, Pedro E., Schelling, Xavi, Delextrat, Anne, Singh, Meeta, Charest, Jonathan, Freitas, Tomas T., Ronda, Lorena Torres, ..., McLellan, Chris. 2021. "The Recovery Umbrella in the World of Elite Sport: Do Not Forget the Coaching and Performance Staff." Sports. 9 (12), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports9120169

Isokinetic strength and power of female field hockey players

Kusnanik, Nining W., Wijaya, Fransisca J. M., Wulandari, Fifit Y. and Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Isokinetic strength and power of female field hockey players." International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering (IJCSE 2021). Surabaya, Indonesia 14 Oct 2021 Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.013

Exploring the power clean

Huyghe, Thomas, Goriss, Brent, DeLosAngeles, Ernest and Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Exploring the power clean." International Journal of Strength and Conditioning. 1, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.95

Managing multiple athletes in the weight room: session planning for large groups

Bird, Stephen P., Corcoran, Glenn and Martin, Rick. 2021. "Managing multiple athletes in the weight room: session planning for large groups." 2021 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning . Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Nov 2021 Australia.

Are you game ready?

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Are you game ready?" Toowoomba Grammar School Rugby Newsletter. 17 July 2021 (1), pp. 3-4.

Sleep within the NBA bubble: the impact of COVID on sleep & mental health [Blog post]

Bird, Stephen P., Singh, Meeta, Charest, Jonathan, Huyghe, Thomas and Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio. 2021. "Sleep within the NBA bubble: the impact of COVID on sleep & mental health [Blog post]." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 16 June 2021.

Sports science: recovery in basketball

Bird, Stephen P. and Mihajlovic, Mladen. 2021. "Sports science: recovery in basketball." EuroLeague Players' Association (ELPA) Performance International Congress 2021. Hamburg, Frankfurt 29 May 2021

Remuneration Guidelines for Strength and Conditioning Coaches within Universities in the United Kingdom: International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) Position Statement

Langford, Andrew, Flannagan, Aden and Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Remuneration Guidelines for Strength and Conditioning Coaches within Universities in the United Kingdom: International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) Position Statement." International Journal of Strength and Conditioning. 1 (1), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.60

From the National Basketball Association to the National Hockey League: a parallel problem exists

Singh, Meeta, Bird, Stephen P., Charest, Jonathan, Huyghe, Thomas and Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio. 2021. "From the National Basketball Association to the National Hockey League: a parallel problem exists." The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 17 (4), pp. 863-864. https://doi.org/10.5664/JCSM.9124

The role of performance science in athlete health and wellbeing

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "The role of performance science in athlete health and wellbeing." Ipswich Jets Athlete Wellbeing Day (2021). Ipswich, Australia 28 Feb 2021

Basketball New Zealand infographic: how performance science technology can impact the coaching process

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. Basketball New Zealand infographic: how performance science technology can impact the coaching process. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Impact of COVID-19 on Athlete Mental Health – Strategies to Promote Emotional Wellness

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Impact of COVID-19 on Athlete Mental Health – Strategies to Promote Emotional Wellness." International Journal of Strength and Conditioning. 1 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.v1i1.33

Sports science: Game ready warm-up

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "Sports science: Game ready warm-up." Basketball NSW Huddle Up Newsletter. 5 (February), pp. 6-7.

Urgent wake up call for the National Basketball Association

Singh, Meeta, Bird, Stephen, Charest, Jonathan, Huyghe, Thomas and Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio. 2021. "Urgent wake up call for the National Basketball Association." The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 17 (2), pp. 243-248. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.8938

The Importance of In-Season Strength and Power Training in Football Athletes: A Brief Review and Recommendations

Yu, Liang, Altieri, Claudio, Bird, Stephen P., Corcoran, Glenn and Jiuxiang, Gao. 2021. "The Importance of In-Season Strength and Power Training in Football Athletes: A Brief Review and Recommendations." International Journal of Strength and Conditioning. 1 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.47206/ijsc.vi0.23

How Can Technology Impact the Coaching Process and The Importance of Assessments in Performance Programs?

Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. "How Can Technology Impact the Coaching Process and The Importance of Assessments in Performance Programs?" 4th Annual Basketball New Zealand National Coaches Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand 22 - 24 Jan 2021

Basketball New Zealand infographic: female athlete health - Part 2: hormonal contraceptives: what are the options?

Larsen, Brianna and Bird, Stephen P.. 2021. Basketball New Zealand infographic: female athlete health - Part 2: hormonal contraceptives: what are the options? Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

On-field conditioning for large groups: the forgotten aspect in strength and conditioning

Bird, Stephen P. and Corcoran, Glenn. 2020. "On-field conditioning for large groups: the forgotten aspect in strength and conditioning." 2020 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning. Gold Coast, Australia 19 - 21 Nov 2020 Beenleigh, QLD, Australia.

Basketball New Zealand infographic: female athlete health - understanding your menstrual cycle: what’s normal, what’s not?

Larsen, Brianna and Bird, Stephen. 2020. Basketball New Zealand infographic: female athlete health - understanding your menstrual cycle: what’s normal, what’s not? Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Basketball New Zealand infographic: immune health: avoiding infection and maintaining immune health in athletes

Bird, Stephen P.. 2020. Basketball New Zealand infographic: immune health: avoiding infection and maintaining immune health in athletes. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Updated protocol and guest participant results from the ACCeRT clinical study

Rogers, Elaine S., Sasidharan, Rita, Sequeira, Graeme M., Wood, Matthew R., Bird, Stephen P., Keogh, Justin W.L., Arroll, Bruce, Stewart, Joanna and MacLeod, Roderick D.. 2020. "Updated protocol and guest participant results from the ACCeRT clinical study." Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences. 7 (1), pp. 10-21.

Nutritional knowledge of youth academy athletes

Bird, Stephen P. and Rushton, Benjamin D.. 2020. "Nutritional knowledge of youth academy athletes." BMC Nutrition. 6, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-020-00360-9

When winning matters: lessons learned from sport's elite

Beveridge, Rob and Bird, Stephen P.. Salmon, James (ed.) 2020. When winning matters: lessons learned from sport's elite. Diamond Creek, Victoria Australia. Ultimate World Publishing.

Season suspension and summer extension: Unique opportunity for professional team-sport athletes and support staff during and following the COVID-19 crisis

Huyghe, Thomas G., Bird, Stephen P., Calleja-Gonzalez, Julio and Alcaraz, Pedro E.. 2020. "Season suspension and summer extension: Unique opportunity for professional team-sport athletes and support staff during and following the COVID-19 crisis." Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 2 (98). https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2020.00098

Podcasts as an eLearning educational tool

Bird, Stephen P.. 2020. "Podcasts as an eLearning educational tool." University of Southern Queensland 25th Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Group Research Symposium: Uncertain times: Adaptability in the areas of work, study and research. Online 24 Jun 2020

Basketball New Zealand COVID-19 return to training and competition framework: guidelines for safe return to training and competition for coaches and players

King, Leonard, Osborne, Hamish, Bird, Stephen P. and Huyghe, Thomas. 2020. Basketball New Zealand COVID-19 return to training and competition framework: guidelines for safe return to training and competition for coaches and players. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Welcome to the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association Journal: publishing research with a view to the future

Bird, Stephen P.. 2020. "Welcome to the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association Journal: publishing research with a view to the future." International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. 1 (1).

Bridging the gap: why strength and conditioning practitioners and researchers should collaborate

Langford, Andrew and Bird, Stephen P.. 2020. "Bridging the gap: why strength and conditioning practitioners and researchers should collaborate." International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. 1 (1).

A multi-targeted treatment approch to cancer cachexia: Auckland's Cancer Cachexia evaluating Resistance Training (ACCeRT) trial

Rogers, Elaine S., Sasidharan, Rita, Sequeira, Graeme M., Wood, Matthew R., Bird, Stephen P., Keogh, Justin W.L., Arroll, Bruce, Stewart, Joanna and MacLeod, Roderick D.. 2020. "A multi-targeted treatment approch to cancer cachexia: Auckland's Cancer Cachexia evaluating Resistance Training (ACCeRT) trial." JCSM Rapid Communications. 3 (1), pp. 11-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/rco2.10

Basketball New Zealand guidelines: safe return to training for players in preparation for a condensed National Basketball League season following Covid-19 restrictions

Bird, Stephen P., Osborne, Hamish, King, Leonard, Belles, Lidia, Nolan, Emily and McLellan, Chris. 2020. "Basketball New Zealand guidelines: safe return to training for players in preparation for a condensed National Basketball League season following Covid-19 restrictions." New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine. 47 (1), pp. 49-53.

Basketball New Zealand infographic: return to training 50-30-20-10 rule [for basketball players]

Bird, Stephen and Donaghy, Michael. 2020. Basketball New Zealand infographic: return to training 50-30-20-10 rule [for basketball players]. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Basketball New Zealand infographic: recovery points checklist

Bird, Stephen and Donaghy, Michael. 2020. Basketball New Zealand infographic: recovery points checklist. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

Basketball New Zealand infographic: recovery benefits

Bird, Stephen and Donaghy, Michael. 2020. Basketball New Zealand infographic: recovery benefits. Wellington, New Zealand. Basketball New Zealand.

National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit 2019 – Chicago in Review

Bird, Stephen, Huyghe, Thomas and DeLosAngeles, Ernest. 2019. "National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) Performance Summit 2019 – Chicago in Review." NSCA Coach. 6 (4), pp. 18-29.

Effect of Reactive Agility Training Drills on Speed and Agility in Indonesian University Students

Kusnanik, Nining W., Widiyanto, Wahyu E. and Bird, Stephen P.. 2019. "Effect of Reactive Agility Training Drills on Speed and Agility in Indonesian University Students." Journal of Social Sciences Research. 5 (8), pp. 1272-1275.

Foam Rolling as a Recovery Tool Following Eccentric Exercise: Potential Mechanisms Underpinning Changes in Jump Performance

Drinkwater, Eric J., Latella, Christopher, Wilsmore, Christopher, Bird, Stephen P. and Skein, Melissa. 2019. "Foam Rolling as a Recovery Tool Following Eccentric Exercise: Potential Mechanisms Underpinning Changes in Jump Performance." Frontiers in Physiology. 10, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00768

Current issues affecting strength and conditioning coaches: professional standards, coaching structures, mentorships and remuneration guidelines

Bird, Stephen P. and Mitchell, John. 2019. "Current issues affecting strength and conditioning coaches: professional standards, coaching structures, mentorships and remuneration guidelines." Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 27 (5), pp. 33-37.

Movement demands and running intensities of semi-professional rugby league players in a 9’s tournament

Inglis, Paul and Bird, Stephen P.. 2017. "Movement demands and running intensities of semi-professional rugby league players in a 9’s tournament." Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 16 (1), pp. 22-26.

Resistance training for children and youth: a position stand from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) (Original publication 2007, updated March 2017)

Wilson, Greg, Bird, Stephen P., O'Connor, Donna and Jones, Julian. 2017. Resistance training for children and youth: a position stand from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) (Original publication 2007, updated March 2017). Helensvale, Queensland, Australia. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.

The role of the trunk control in athletic performance of a reactive change-of-direction task

Edwards, Suzi, Austin, Aaron and Bird, Stephen P.. 2017. "The role of the trunk control in athletic performance of a reactive change-of-direction task." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (1), pp. 126-139. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001488