After serving five years as Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter (2005-2010), Professor Roger Eston was appointed as Head of the School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide in Spring 2011. He has held posts at the University of Liverpool (1983-1994); Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992) and Bangor University (1994-2004), where he also served as Head of School between 1999-2004. Roger obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Birmingham in 1978, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Springfield College, USA in 1979 and 1983, respectively.
Roger has edited the highly acclaimed, two-volume ‘Eston and Reilly’ Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manuals (3rd Editions) and authored over 170 papers on perceived exertion, exercise-induced muscle damage, body composition, paediatric exercise science and assessment of energy expenditure and physical activity. He frequently referees for international journals and grant awarding agencies and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sports Sciences, Pediatric Exercise Science and the Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. He has served on the Medical Research Council‘s College of Experts and the Health Research Board. He has supervised 24 PhDs; 31 MSc students, and externally examined 30 PhDs. Other external examining duties include the MSc Sports Science at John Moores University (JMU) 1993 - 1998; BSc Exercise and Nutrition Science, University of Greenwich 1993 - 1998; Diploma in Science and Football, 1994-1998; BSc Sports and Exercise Sciences, University of Exeter, 1999; BSc Sports, Coaching and Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2002 to 2006; BSc Exercise and Health, University of Hong Kong, 2007 – 2010.
Roger was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2010. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Honorary Professor of The University of Exeter, Honorary Research Fellow of Baptist University, Hong Kong, member of the Physiological Society, American College of Sports Medicine, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise and Medicine and the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Roger was consultant physiologist to the British Figure Skating Team between 1999-2002 and until recently was a member of the RFU’s Young Player Development Pathway Working Group, which has proposed new guidelines for children’s game. Outside of academia (now he’s finally finished playing rugby) he likes to relax by playing basketball, swimming, bike riding, golf and spending time with his family.