Rachel McCormick recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Western Australia in Perth and is affiliated with the Research Centre at the Western Australian Institute of Sport, where she currently works. Her research interests are centered on the relationship between iron metabolism and endurance exercise, with the goal of translating their interaction into practical strategies of iron supplementation for athletes.
Peter received his PhD from the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he investigated the impact of exercise on various mechanisms associated to iron deficiency in endurance athletes. This work highlighted the influence of exercise-induced inflammation on the transient increase of the hormone, hepcidin, which plays a regulatory role in controlling dietary iron absorption in the gut. Over the decade that followed this work, Peter has continued to explore the impact of exercise on iron metabolism, with a focus on practical strategies that can optimise iron stores in active populations. Currently, Peter is the Director of Research at the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), where he oversees the WA High Performance Sport Research Centre. Additionally, Peter holds a teaching and research role at UWA, in the School of Human Sciences, where he teaches courses in applied sports physiology, and supervises several graduate student research programs.
McCormick, R., Sim, M., Dawson, B., & Peeling, P. (2020). Refining Treatment Strategies for Iron Deficient Athletes. Sports Medicine, 1-13.
Sim, M., Garvican-Lewis, L. A., Cox, G. R., Govus, A., McKay, A. K., Stellingwerff, T., & Peeling, P. (2019). Iron considerations for the athlete: A narrative review. European journal of applied physiology, 119(7), 1463-1478.
McCormick, R., Moretti, D., McKay, A. K., Laarakkers, C. M., Vanswelm, R., Trinder, D., … & Dawson, B. (2019). The Impact of Morning versus Afternoon Exercise on Iron Absorption in Athletes. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 51(10), 2147-2155.
Hall, R., Peeling, P., Nemeth, E., Bergland, D., McCluskey, W. T., & Stellingwerff, T. (2019). Single versus split dose of iron optimizes hemoglobin mass gains at 2106 m altitude. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(4), 751-759.
McCormick, R., Dawson, B., Sim, M., Lester, L., Goodman, C., & Peeling, P. (2020). The Effectiveness of Transdermal Iron Patches in Athletes With Suboptimal Iron Status (Part 1). International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 1(aop), 1-6.
Stellingwerff, T., Peeling, P., Garvican-Lewis, L. A., Hall, R., Koivisto, A. E., Heikura, I. A., & Burke, L. M. (2019). Nutrition and altitude: strategies to enhance adaptation, improve performance and maintain health: a narrative review. Sports Medicine, 1-16.