Peter Reaburn is the Professor and Head of Exercise and Sport Science at Bond University who practises what he preaches. Peter is an active researcher focused on health, performance, and successful aging in master’s athletes. He has published or edited five books, authored, or co-authored with his postgraduate students over 100 peer-reviewed papers and supervised 25 postgraduate research theses to completion. Peter is an award-winning University educator having won University and national teaching awards and citations for both undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision.
Peter has been invited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) to run professional development workshops on health and performance in aging athletes and is regularly invited to speak and comment on health and performance matters related to healthy aging.
Peter is a master’s athlete with a passionate belief in the value of Exercise as Medicine. He has won national titles in masters swimming, surf lifesaving and triathlon as a master’s athlete including placing 7th in his age group at the Hawaii Ironman after qualifying through winning his age group (50-54 years) at the Australian Ironman in 2005. He was the founder of Miami Masters Swimming Club and continues to swim 3-4 times a week for health and performance reasons. In 2017 he won a gold medal in the Rescue Tube event at the national surf lifesaving championships. In 2018 he won the 60-69 years “Big Swim” ocean swim in Sydney and in 2019 was a member of the Miami Masters 240+ team men’s 4 x 100m freestyle team that broke the national record. He is married with two daughters aged 25 and 29 years. He currently swims, cycles, walks, and jogs for health. He enjoys reading Australian military and convict history as well Gerald Seymour and Stephen Leather novels.