David Bentley, PhD

Job Title: 
Sport Physiologist
Sport Physiology

PhD, University of Bath




David has been involved in sports science and coaching for 20 years in Australia and Europe. David worked with the English sports system and completed a PhD in 2003 at the University of Bath, high performance centre, surrounding triathlon and physiological assessment of endurance athletes. Since that time, he has gathered a broad range of experiences in sports coaching, training and performance analysis in athletes ranging from Olympians to aspiring junior athletes in swimming, triathlon and other endurance sports. His coaching outcomes in triathlon have led to success at world championship level. David has a strong academic and applied sport science background having developed specialist experiences in areas resistance training for endurance performance; simulated and actual altitude training periodization; ergogenic aids including antioxidant and sodium bicarbonate supplementation/ pre-cooling in hot conditions. David has been the assistant editor of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport since 2007.

Professional Affiliations: 

College of Kinesiology Ontario

Research Interests: 
  • Applied Science of Swimming and Triathlon
  • Simulated and Actual Hypoxia
  • Diet and Exercise Interactions on Skeletal Muscle Adaptation
  • Concurrent Training
  • Cross Training Transfer