David Bishop is Professor of Sport at Victoria University and has more than 25 years experience as a researcher and applied sport scientist working with elite athletes. He is the inaugural Research Leader at VU’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) in Melbourne. In this role, he oversees world-class research into improving the sporting performance of individual athletes and teams. His own research area is team-sport performance, particularly repeated-sprint ability (RSA), the optimisation of training, and the effects of muscle pH on performance and fatigue. This internationally renowned work has yielded more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and 6 book chapters in the area of sport science.
In the three years prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Professor Bishop worked with Australian hockey, water polo, netball, beach volleyball and kayak teams. He has also consulted with professional teams such as the Fremantle Football Club, and is the past president of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).