Dale Lovell, PhD

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Sports Science
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Read Interview With Dale Lovell

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Dr Dale Lovell is currently serving as Senior Lecturer in Sports Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.  Dr Dale Lovell's interests are in the development of strength, power and speed for individual athletes and team sports. These interests stem from his performances as a national representative in 800-metre athletics, rugby union and more recently powerlifting. Dr. Lovell has been able to use the latest sport science technology together with practical strength and conditioning principles to develop programs that have enabled athletes to maximise their sporting performances. His research also includes the utilisation of exercise physiology and strength and conditioning components to improve the health and physical ability of special populations, in particular older Australians.

Research Interest

Dr Lovell's research interests include strength and power training, Individual and team speed development, Anaerobic and aerobic conditioning.  


1. What makes an article top quality? 

Response: Well researched, new knowledge, easy to read (sentence structure, grammar etc), real world application.

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response:No but I believe certain journals do attract specific kinds of research and article content.

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: Well defined parameters, coverage of most of the significant articles/information pertaining to the topic, evidence based position.

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?

Response: Originality, quality of the research methods and interpretation of results, topic of interest, practical implications.

5. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?

Response: Research with elite teams and athletes with the results having meaningful real world application.

6. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?

Response: Would like to see more collaboration within sporting teams/organizations to improve outcomes for athletes.

7. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: I cannot objectively answer this - I know that many of the manuscripts I reviewed have little practical applications or the applications are very narrow in scope.

8. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?

Response: Well established researchers in area of expertise reviewing manuscripts with specific guidelines as per the journals requirements.

9. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?

Response: More recent up to date knowledge, more specificity in topics of interest, potential for collaboration with similar researchers.

10. How do you differentiate of Athletic Enhancement JAE) with other journals in the field?

Response: Quick manuscript turn around, practical implications of research, applied sports science, implications for elite and non-elite populations.

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