Dr Mia Schaumberg

Research Fellow

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
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Mia Schaumberg is an Associate Lecturer and doctoral researcher within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Her PhD thesis investigates the exercise implications of oral contraceptive use in active women. Mia’s research interests include female athlete health, hormonal responses to exercise training, menstrual cycle physiology, menstrual dysfunction, bone health and nutrition.

Her research is grounded by strong physiological concepts, including maximal aerobic capacity, exercise threshold and pulmonary and muscular oxygen uptake kinetics and cardiovascular kinetics in response to moderate and heavy exercise and high-intensity interval training.

The value of Mia’s research has achieved recognition through national and international conference presentations and awards, an invited book chapter, and selection into the International Olympic Academy in 2011. In addition, Mia has successfully supervised seven research Honours students and numerous international research students.

Research Interests

  • The influence of oral contraceptive use on adaptation to exercise training
  • Exogenous hormones, menstrual cycle physiology and menstrual dysfunction in active women
  • Prevalence of oral contraceptive use and other hormonal contraception in active women and female athletes
  • Oral contraceptive use for menstrual manipulation
  • Exercise implications of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women


  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Hons), The University of Queensland


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