About Me

Jacquie Tran, sport scientist Hi there, my name is Jacquie Tran. I’m an Australian sport scientist, with interests across research and applied sport domains. I am an unabashed generalist. My expertise areas including athlete preparation, performance assessment, load monitoring, athlete well-being, statistical modelling, data visualisation, and sports technology. I am currently working as a Research Fellow in a joint appointment with Deakin University and the Geelong Cats Football Club (Australian Football League).

This blog (formerly known as ‘The High Performance PhD’) began as a place for me to reflect on my experiences as I progressed through the victories and trials of completing my PhD in applied sports physiology. Having graduated in 2015, I decided to rename the blog to ‘Hidden Labours’. My intent now is to share my observations and experiences working as a sport scientist in elite and sub-elite sport. Specifically, I hope this blog helps to illuminate some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into supporting athletes so they can develop and perform at their best.

If you’d like to know more about me, I am all over the internets.  A good place to start is my website: http://www.jacquietran.com. Want to get in touch with me directly? Send me an email – jac [at] jacquietran.com – or hit me up on Twitter (@jacquietran).


  1. Hi Jacquie
    My name is Ben and I am a PhD student at the University of Cape Town. My research is also in the field of high performance, specifically monitoring the responses of cyclists to training load.
    I am curious about how the national sporting federations work in Australia. Would it be possible to open an email discussion on this topic with you?
    I know you work within Rowing and I would like to know, among other things, is if you have one specialist centre for testing, or if there is a standardised testing protocol, which can be performed at any accredited centre using validated and reliable equipment.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

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