Dr Michael Leveritt

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition & Diet

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
michael.leveritt@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67768

Overview

Michael Leveritt conducts research in nutrition and exercise science which contributes to a better understanding of how individuals and groups can make better food choices to improve health and exercise performance.

Michael Leveritt is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Human Movement Studies. He is an accredited practising dietitian and has a PhD in exercise physiology. Michael is currently the program convenor for UQ’s Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences degree and also teaches students in the Master of Dietetics Studies program. He has broad research interests covering nutrition and exercise science. He is particularly interested in understanding how nutrition and exercise training can be most effectively used to enhance sport and exercise performance. In addition, his research also contributes to understanding how individuals and groups with, or at risk of, chronic disease can be best supported by health professionals to make positive lifestyle behaviour changes. Michael has co-authored over 85 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and over 100 national and international conference abstracts. He has previously served an Associate Editor for Nutrition and Dietetics which is the peer-reviewed journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Dietitians New Zealand.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Griffith University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kelly, Vincent , Wellington, Brandon and Leveritt, Michael D. (2016). The effect of caffeine on repeat high intensity effort ability in rugby league players. In: Conference Proceedings. ESSA Research to practice 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (165). 14-16 April 2016.

  • Skinner, Tina L., Desbrow, Ben, Schaumberg, Mia A., Osborne, John, Grant, Gary D., Anoopkumar-Dukie, Sheilandra and Leveritt, Michael D. (2014). Does Sex Mediate the Effects of Caffeine on Endurance Cycling Performance?. In: Abstracts - 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Atlanta GA, United States, (740-741). 01-04 April 2014. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000451261.25810.f8

  • Desbrow, Ben, Cecchin, Dannii, Jones, Ashleigh, Irwin, Chris and Leveritt, Michael (2014). Further Manipulations To The Alcohol And Sodium Content Of Beer For Post Exercise Rehydration. In: Abstracts - 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Atlanta GA, United States, (397-398). 01-04 April 2014. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000451176.35426.88

  • Holland, Justin, Ray, Michelle, Irwin, Chris, Skinner, Tina, Leveritt, Michael and Desbrow, Ben (2014). Tear Osmolarity Is Not A Valid Measure Of Hydration Status In The Field. In: Abstracts - 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Atlanta, GA United States, (272-272). 1-4 April 2014. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000451148.16126.b4

  • Kelly, V. G., Jenkins, D. G., Leveritt, M. D., Brennan, C. T. and Slater, G. J. (2013). Evaluation of the prevalence, knowledge and attitudes relating to β-alanine use among athletics. In: ISSSMC 2013 Conference Abstracts. International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference (ISSSMC 2013), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, (11-11). 21-23 August 2013. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093073.35

  • Kelly, V. G., Jenkins, D. G., Leveritt, M. D. and Slater, G. J. (2013). β-alanine supplementation and side effects; influence of body composition. In: ISSSMC 2013 Conference Abstracts. International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference (ISSSMC 2013), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, (17-17). 21-23 August 2013. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093073.53

  • Jansen, Sarah, Irwin, Christopher, Leveritt, Michael and Desbrow, Ben (2012). Are All Milks Equal? Comparing The Rehydration Potential Of Popular Milk Based Beverages.. In: Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012. 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, (579-579). 29 May-2 June 2012. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000417529.22755.ed

  • Irwin, Chris, Goodwin, Alison, Leveritt, Michael, Davey, Andrew K. and Desbrow, Ben (2012). Exercise-Induced Dehydration Has No Effect on Alcohol Pharmacokinetics but Influences Willingness to Drive. In: Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012. 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, (859-859). 29 May-2 June 2012. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000417529.22755.ed

  • Leveritt, Michael D., Quinlivan, Alannah, Irwin, Chris, Grant, Gary D., Dukie, Sheilandra and Desbrow, Ben (2012). Red Bull Energy Drink and Anhydrous Caffeine have Similar Benefits for Cycling Time Trial Performance. In: Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012. 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. ACSM 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, (722-722). 29 May-2 June 2012. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000417529.22755.ed

  • Reeves, A., Sosnowski, K., White, H., Leveritt, M. and Desbrow, B. (2010). Multi-disciplinary evaluation of an intensive care unit enteral feeding algorithm. In: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. , , (A18-A18). .

  • Desbrow, Ben, Irwin, Chris, Ellis, Aleshia, O'Keeffe, Brooke, Grant, Gary and Leveritt, Michael (2010). Caffeine Withdrawal and High Intensity Endurance Cycling Performance. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 57th Annual Meeting of the American-College-Sports-Medicine/Inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Baltimore Md, (106-106). Jun 05, 2010.

  • Leveritt, Michael, Roberts, Shelley, Grant, Gary, Dukie, Shailendra and Desbrow, Ben (2010). The Effects Of Prior Exercise And Protein Co-ingestion On The Glycemic Response To Carbohydrate. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 57th Annual Meeting of the American-College-Sports-Medicine/Inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Baltimore Md, (776-777). Jun 05, 2010.

  • Skinner, T., Folling, J., Leveritt, M., Coombes, J., Taaffe, D. and Jenkins, D. (2010). Effect of a high carbohydrate meal on serum caffeine concentrations following caffeine ingestion. In: 2010 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Program and Abstracts. Hot Topics in the Tropics, Port Douglas, Qld, (e8-e9). 3-6 November, 2010.

  • Skinner, T., Gaulke, S., Leveritt, M., Coombes, J., Taaffe, D. and Jenkins, D. (2009). Differences in plasma caffeine appearance rates between and within subjects following caffeine ingestion. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (e28-e28). 14-17 October, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2009.10.057

  • Skinner, T., Jenkins, D., Leveritt, M. and Coombes, J. (2009). The effects of caffeine on 2000 metre rowing performance. In: 2008 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: Program and Abstracts. Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (ACSMS) 2008, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia, (s71-s71). 16-18 October 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2008.12.169

  • Simjanovic, M., Hooper, S., Leveritt, M., Kellmann, M. and Rynne, S. (2009). The use and perceived effectiveness of recovery modalities and monitoring techniques in elite sport. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: 2008 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: Program and Abstracts. 2008 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Hamilton Island, Qld, Australia, (S22-S22). 16-18 October, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2008.12.057

  • Stanley, J., Peake, J. and Leveritt, M. (2009). Thermoregulatory responses to an ice-slush beverage and subsequent endurance exercise performance in the heat. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement) Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, (29). 14-17 October, 2009.

  • Burke, Louise M., Allanson, Bethanie A., Laing, Alison K., Cook, Katherine, Desbrow, Ben, Leveritt, Michael, Stofan, John and Shi, Xiaocai (2008). Hydration Practices Of Elite Male Team Athletes During Training Sessions. In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. , , (S389-S389). . doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000322659.59003.62

  • Simjanovic, M., Hooper, S., Leveritt, M. and Kellmann, M. (2008). Recovery techniques in high performance sport. In: 2008 Sports Medicine Annual State Conference (Queensland branch), Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia, (). 24 May, 2008.

  • Leveritt, M. D., Begum, G. and Cunliffe, A. (2006). Carnosine supplementation does not improve high intensity exercise performance. In: C. Finch, Supplement to Journal of Science and Medicine and in Sport: 2006 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Sports medicine in paradise: Perspectives from the Pacific, Yanuca, Fiji, (7). 19-21 October, 2006.

  • Begum, G., Cunliffe, A., Leveritt, M., Esgate, A., Franklin, M. and Chowdrey, C. (2005). Effect of basic and advanced formulation carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks. on physical and mental performance during high-intensity intermittent exercise. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. , , (52A-52A). .

  • Paddon-Jones, D., Abernethy, P. J., Leveritt, M., McEniery, M. T. and Lonergan, A. (1999). Structural and functional adaptations to chronic eccentric exercise: The influence of contraction velocity. In: Book of Abstracts - Fifth IOC World Congress. Fifth IOC World Congress, Sydney, (6). 31 Oct-5 Nov, 1999.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor