Alan has a long history of involvement in the sports industry, having worked for 27 years at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where he held a series of positions including Head of Physiology, inaugural Head of Performance Research and, eventually, AIS Chief Scientist.
Since leaving the AIS toward the end of 2011, he has taken up part-time roles not only with UC-RISE but also with several other organisations. He is the Leader of the Queensland Academy of Sport Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research. He is also an Adjunct Professor at SABEL Labs of the Griffith University School of Engineering and the Victoria University College of Engineering and Science, and and an Emeritus Professor at the AIS.
Allan has 95 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a further 30 in the applied sports science and coaching literature. He has also authored or co-authored 12 book chapters.
Over the years, Allan’s contribution to sport and sports science has been recognised through a number of awards, including an Australian Sports Medal and an Order of Australia Medal from the Australian Government.