Megan Louise Rhys Ross


Contact categoryStaff (past)
Job titleResearch Manager, Sports Nutrition
Research instituteCentre for Exercise and Nutrition
Faculty of Health Sciences

Research outputs

The Impact of a Short-Term Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Biomarkers of Intestinal Epithelial Integrity and Gastrointestinal Symptoms
McKay, Alannah Kelli Anique, Wallett, Alice M., McKune, Andrew, Periard, Julien, Saunders, Philo, Whitfield, Jamie, Tee, Nicolin, Heikura, Ida, Ross, Megan Louise Rhys, Sharma, Avish P., Costa, Ricardo J.S. and Burke, Louise Mary. (2023). The Impact of a Short-Term Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Biomarkers of Intestinal Epithelial Integrity and Gastrointestinal Symptoms. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 33(6), pp. 305-315. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2023-0009

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Short severe energy restriction with refueling reduces body mass without altering training-associated performance improvement
Burke, Louise M., Whitfield, Jamie, Ross, Megan L., Tee, Nicolin, Sharma, Avish P., King, Andy K., Heikura, Ida A., Morabito, Aimee and McKay, Alannah K. A.. (2023). Short severe energy restriction with refueling reduces body mass without altering training-associated performance improvement. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 55(8), pp. 1487-1498. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003169

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A menthol-enhanced “cooling” energy gel does not influence laboratory time trial performance in trained runners
Vogel, Roxanne M., Varone, Nicole, Clark, Cayla, Ramirez, Kyndall, Ross, Megan L. R., Swann, Christian and Stevens, Christopher J.. (2023). A menthol-enhanced “cooling” energy gel does not influence laboratory time trial performance in trained runners. Nutrients. 15(15), p. Article 3379. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15153379

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The impact of acute calcium intake on bone turnover markers during a training day in elite male rowers
Lundy, Bronwen, McKay, Alannah K. A., Fensham, Nikita, Tee, Nicolin, Anderson, Bryce, Morabito, Aimee, Ross, Megan L. R., Sim, Marc, Ackerman, Kathryn E. and Burke, Louise M.. (2023). The impact of acute calcium intake on bone turnover markers during a training day in elite male rowers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 55(1), pp. 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000003022

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Athlete perceptions of flavored, menthol-enhanced energy gels ingested prior to endurance exercise in the heat
Vogel, Roxanne M., Ross, Megan L. R., Swann, Christian, Rothwell, Jessica E. and Stevens, Christopher J.. (2022). Athlete perceptions of flavored, menthol-enhanced energy gels ingested prior to endurance exercise in the heat. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 19(1), pp. 580-592. https://doi.org/10.1080/15502783.2022.2117995

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Short-term very high carbohydrate diet and gut-training have minor effects on gastrointestinal status and performance in highly trained endurance athletes
King, Andrew J., Etxebarria, Naroa, Ross, Megan L., Garvican-Lewis, Laura, Heikura, Ida A., McKay, Alannah K. A., Tee, Nicolin, Forbes, Sara F., Beard, Nicole A., Saunders, Philo U., Sharma, Avish P., Gaskell, Stephanie K., Costa, Ricardo J. S. and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Short-term very high carbohydrate diet and gut-training have minor effects on gastrointestinal status and performance in highly trained endurance athletes. Nutrients. 14(9), p. Article 1929. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091929

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Sequential submaximal training in elite male rowers does not result in amplified increases in interleukin-6 or hepcidin
Fensham, Nikita C., McKay, Alannah K. A., Tee, Nicolin, Lundy, Bronwen, Anderson, Bryce, Morabito, Aimee, Ross, Megan L. R. and Burke, Louise M.. (2022). Sequential submaximal training in elite male rowers does not result in amplified increases in interleukin-6 or hepcidin. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 32(3), pp. 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0263

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The hyperhydration potential of sodium bicarbonate and sodium citrate
Siegler, Jason C., Carr, Amelia J., Jardine, William T., Convit, Lilia, Cross, Rebecca, Chapman, Dale, Burke, Louise M. and Ross, Megan. (2022). The hyperhydration potential of sodium bicarbonate and sodium citrate. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 32(2), pp. 74-81. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2021-0179

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Neither beetroot juice supplementation nor increased carbohydrate oxidation enhance economy of prolonged exercise in elite race walkers
Burke, Louise M., Hall, Rebecca, Heikura, Ida A., Ross, Megan L., Tee, Nicolin, Kent, Georgina L., Whitfield, Jamie, Forbes, Sara F., Sharma, Avish P., Jones, Andrew M., Peeling, Peter, Blackwell, Jamie R., Mujika, Iñigo, Mackay, Karen, Kozior, Marta, Vallance, Brent and McKay, Alannah K. A.. (2021). Neither beetroot juice supplementation nor increased carbohydrate oxidation enhance economy of prolonged exercise in elite race walkers. Nutrients. 13(8), p. Article 2767. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082767

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Energetics in elite race walkers
Etxebarria, Naroa, Spratford, Wayne, Iriberri, Jon, Ross, Meg, Gomez-Ezeiza, Josu and Pyne, David. (2022). Energetics in elite race walkers. European Journal of Sport Science. 22(8), pp. 1149-1155. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1948615

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The validity of ultrasound technology in providing an indirect estimate of muscle glycogen concentrations is equivocal
Bone, Julia L., Ross, Megan L., Tomcik, Kristyen A., Jeacocke, Nikki A., McKay, Alannah K. A. and Burke, Louise M.. (2021). The validity of ultrasound technology in providing an indirect estimate of muscle glycogen concentrations is equivocal. Nutrients. 13(7), p. Article 2371. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072371

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Sports Dietitians Australia Position Statement: Nutrition for Exercise in Hot Environments
Alan J McCubbin, Bethanie A Allanson, Joanne N Caldwell Odgers, Michelle M Cort, Ricardo J S Costa, Gregory R. Cox, Siobhan Crawshay, Ben Desbrow, Eliza G Freney, Stephanie K Gaskell, David Hughes, Chris Irwin, Ollie Jay, Benita Lalor, Meg Ross, Gregory Shaw, Julien Periard and Louise Burke. (2020). Sports Dietitians Australia Position Statement: Nutrition for Exercise in Hot Environments. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 30(1), pp. 83-98. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2019-0300

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Crisis of confidence averted : Impairment of exercise economy and performance in elite race walkers by ketogenic low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet is reproducible
Burke, Louise M., Sharma, Avish P., Heikura, Ida A., Forbes, Sara F., Holloway, Melissa, McKay, Alannah K. A., Bone, Julia L., Leckey, Jill J., Welvaert, Marijke and Ross, Megan L.. (2020). Crisis of confidence averted : Impairment of exercise economy and performance in elite race walkers by ketogenic low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet is reproducible. PLoS ONE. 15(6), pp. 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234027

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Core temperature responses to elite racewalking competition 
Stevens, Christopher John, Ross, Megan L., Périard, Julien D., Vallance, Brent S. and Burke, Louise M.. (2020). Core temperature responses to elite racewalking competition . International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 15(6), pp. 892-895. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0397

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Sustained Exposure to High Carbohydrate Availability Does Not Influence Iron-Regulatory Responses in Elite Endurance Athletes
McKay, A., Peeling, P., Pyne, D.B., Tee, N., Welveart, M., Heikura, I., Sharma, A.P., Whitfield, J., Ross, M., van Swelm, R.P.L., Laarakkers, C.M. and Burke, L.. (2021). Sustained Exposure to High Carbohydrate Availability Does Not Influence Iron-Regulatory Responses in Elite Endurance Athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 31(2), pp. 101-108. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2020-0224

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Quinine ingestion during the latter stages of a 3,000-m time trial fails to improve cycling performance
Etxebarria, Naroa, Clark, Brad, Ross, Megan L., Hui, Timothy,, Goecke, Roland, Rattray, Ben and Burke, Louise, M.. (2021). Quinine ingestion during the latter stages of a 3,000-m time trial fails to improve cycling performance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 31(1), pp. 9-12. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSNEM.2020-0265

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Development of a "cooling" menthol energy gel for endurance athletes : Effect of menthol concentration on acceptability and preferences
Stevens, Christopher J., Ross, Megan L. R. and Vogel, Roxanne M.. (2021). Development of a "cooling" menthol energy gel for endurance athletes : Effect of menthol concentration on acceptability and preferences. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 31(1), pp. 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSNEM.2020-0190

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Chronic pantothenic acid supplementation does not affect muscle coenzyme A content or cycling performance
Whitfield, Jamie, Harris, Roger C., Broad, Elizabeth M., Patterson, Alison K., Ross, Megan L. R., Shaw, Gregory, Spriet, Lawrence L. and Burke, Louise M.. (2021). Chronic pantothenic acid supplementation does not affect muscle coenzyme A content or cycling performance. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 46(3), pp. 280-283. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0692

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Postexercise hot-water immersion does not further enhance heat adaptation or performance in endurance athletes training in a hot environment
Stevens, Christopher J., Ross, Megan L. R., Carr, Amelia J., Vallance, Brent, Best, Russ, Urwin, Charles, Periard, Julien D. and Burke, Louise. (2021). Postexercise hot-water immersion does not further enhance heat adaptation or performance in endurance athletes training in a hot environment. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 16(4), pp. 480-488. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0114

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Adaptation to Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet is rapid but impairs endurance exercise metabolism and performance despite enhanced glycogen availability
Burke, Louise M., Whitfield, Jamie, Heikura, Ida A., Ross, Megan L. R., Tee, Nicolin, Forbes, Sara F., Hall, Rebecca, McKay, Alannah K. A., Wallett, Alice M. and Sharma, Avish P.. (2021). Adaptation to Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet is rapid but impairs endurance exercise metabolism and performance despite enhanced glycogen availability. Journal of Physiology. 599(3), pp. 771-790. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP280221

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Menthol as an ergogenic aid for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic games : An expert-led consensus statement using the modified Delphi method
Barwood, M. J., Gibson, O. R., Gillis, D. J., Jeffries, O., Morris, N. B., Pearce, J., Ross, M. L., Stevens, C., Rinaldi, K., Kounalakis, S. N., Riera, F., Mündel, T., Waldron, M. and Best, R.. (2020). Menthol as an ergogenic aid for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic games : An expert-led consensus statement using the modified Delphi method. Sports Medicine. 50(10), pp. 1709-1727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01313-9

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Ingesting a bitter solution: The sweet touch to increasing short-term cycling performance
Etxebarria, Naroa, Ross, Megan L., Clark, Brad and Burke, Louise M.. (2019). Ingesting a bitter solution: The sweet touch to increasing short-term cycling performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 14(6), pp. 727 - 732. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2018-0554

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The effects of dietary pattern during intensified training on stool microbiota of elite race walkers
Murtaza, Nida, Burke, Louise M., Vlahovich, Nicole, Charlesson, Bronwen, O'Neill, Hayley M., Ross, Megan L., Campbell, Katrina L., Krause, Lutz and Morrison, Mark. (2019). The effects of dietary pattern during intensified training on stool microbiota of elite race walkers. Nutrients. 11(2), pp. 1 - 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11020261

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Analysis of the effects of dietary pattern on the oral microbiome of elite endurance athletes
Murtaza, Nida, Burke, Louise M., Vlahovich, Nicole, Charlesson, Bronwen, O'Neill, Hayley M., Ross, Megan L., Campbell, Katrina L., Krause, Lutz and Morrison, Mark. (2019). Analysis of the effects of dietary pattern on the oral microbiome of elite endurance athletes. Nutrients. 11(3), pp. 1 - 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11030614

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Effects of creatine and carbohydrate loading on cycling time trial performance
Tomcik, Kristyen A., Camera, Donny, Bone, Julia L. L., Ross, Meg, Jeacocke, N. A., Tachtsis, Bill, Senden, Joan M., Van Loon, Luc, Hawley, John and Burke, Louise. (2018). Effects of creatine and carbohydrate loading on cycling time trial performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50(1), pp. 141 - 150. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001401

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Ketone diester ingestion impairs time-trial performance in professional cyclists
Leckey, Jill J., Ross, Megan L., Quod, Marc, Hawley, John A. and Burke, Louise M.. (2017). Ketone diester ingestion impairs time-trial performance in professional cyclists. Frontiers in Physiology. 8(OCT), pp. 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2017.00806

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Factors influencing the post-exercise hepcidin-25 response in elite athletes
Peeling, P., McKay, Alannah K.A., Pyne, David, Guelfi, Kym J., McCormick, Rachel H., Laarakkers, Coby M., Swinkels, Dorine W., Garvican, L. A., Ross, Meg, Sharma, Avish P., Leckey, Jill and Burke, Louise. (2017). Factors influencing the post-exercise hepcidin-25 response in elite athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 117(6), pp. 1233 - 1239. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3611-3

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Vitamin C-enriched gelatin supplementation before intermittent activity augments collagen synthesis
Shaw, Greg, Lee-Barthel, Ann, Ross, Meg, Wang, Bing H. and Baar, Keith. (2017). Vitamin C-enriched gelatin supplementation before intermittent activity augments collagen synthesis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 105(1), pp. 136 - 143. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.116.138594

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Manipulation of muscle creatine and glycogen changes DXA estimates of body composition
Bone, Julia L., Ross, Megan L., Tomcik, Kristyen A., Jeacocke, Nikki A., Hopkins, Will G. and Burke, Louise M.. (2017). Manipulation of muscle creatine and glycogen changes DXA estimates of body composition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49(5), pp. 1029-1035. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001174

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Fluid Balance, Carbohydrate Ingestion, and Body Temperature During Men's Stage-Race Cycling in Temperate Environmental Conditions
Ross, Megan, Stephens, Brian, Abbiss, Chris, Martin, David, Laursen, Paul and Burke, Louise. (2014). Fluid Balance, Carbohydrate Ingestion, and Body Temperature During Men's Stage-Race Cycling in Temperate Environmental Conditions. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 9(3), pp. 575 - 582. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSPP.2012-0369

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Variability of Measurements of Sweat Sodium Using the Regional Absorbent-Patch Method
Dziedzic, Christine, Ross, Megan, Slater, Gary and Burke, Louise. (2014). Variability of Measurements of Sweat Sodium Using the Regional Absorbent-Patch Method. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 9(5), pp. 832 - 838. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2013-0480

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Single and combined effects of betroot juice and caffeine supplementation on cycling time trial performance
Lane, Stephen, Hawley, John, Desbrow, Ben, Jones, Andrew, Blackwell, James, Ross, Megan, Zemski, Adam and Burke, Louise. (2014). Single and combined effects of betroot juice and caffeine supplementation on cycling time trial performance. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 39(9), pp. 1050 - 1057. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2013-0336

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Dairy-Based Preexercise Meal Does Not Affect Gut Comfort or Time-Trial Performance in Female Cyclists
Haakonssen, Eric, Ross, Megan, Cato, Louise, Nana, Alisa, Knight, Emma, Jenkins, David, Martin, David and Burke, Louise. (2014). Dairy-Based Preexercise Meal Does Not Affect Gut Comfort or Time-Trial Performance in Female Cyclists. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 24(5), pp. 553 - 558. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0069

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The distribution of pace adopted by cyclists during a cross-country mountain bike world championships
Abbiss, Chris R., Ross, Megan L. R., Garvican, Laura A., Ross, Neil, Pottgiesser, Torben, Gregory, John and Martin, David T.. (2013). The distribution of pace adopted by cyclists during a cross-country mountain bike world championships. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(7), pp. 787-794. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.751118

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Precooling methods and their effects on athletic performance : A systematic review and practical applications
Ross, M, Abbiss, Chris, Laursen, P, Martin, D and Burke, Louise. (2013). Precooling methods and their effects on athletic performance : A systematic review and practical applications. Sports Medicine: reviews of applied medicine and science in sport and exercise. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-012-0014-9

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Timing and distribution of protein ingestion during prolonged recovery from resistance exercise alters myofibrillar protein synthesis
Areta, José, Burke, Louise, Ross, M, Camera, Donny, West, D, Broad, E, Jeacocke, N, Moore, Daniel, Stellingwerff, T and Phillips, S. (2013). Timing and distribution of protein ingestion during prolonged recovery from resistance exercise alters myofibrillar protein synthesis. The Journal of Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.244897

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Preexercise aminoacidemia and muscle protein synthesis after resistance exercise
Burke, Louise, Hawley, John, Ross, M, Moore, Daniel, Phillips, S, Slater, G, Stellingwerff, T, Tipton, K, Garnham, A and Coffey, Vernon. (2012). Preexercise aminoacidemia and muscle protein synthesis after resistance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44(10), pp. 1968 - 1977. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825d28fa

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Effects of lowering body temperature via hyperhydration, with and without glycerol ingestion and practical precooling on cycling time trial performance in hot and humid conditions
Ross, M, Jeacocke, N, Laursen, P, Martin, D, Abbiss, Chris and Burke, Louise. (2012). Effects of lowering body temperature via hyperhydration, with and without glycerol ingestion and practical precooling on cycling time trial performance in hot and humid conditions. International Society of Sports Nutrition. 9(55), pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/1550-2783-9-55

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Novel precooling strategy enhances time trial cycling in the heat
Ross, M, Garvican, L, Jeacocke, N, Laursen, P, Abbiss, Chris, Martin, D and Burke, Louise. (2011). Novel precooling strategy enhances time trial cycling in the heat. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43(1), pp. 123 - 133. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e93210

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Cytokine responses to carbohydrate ingestion during recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury
Ross, M, Halson, Shona, Suzuki, K, Garnham, A, Hawley, John, Cameron-Smith, David and Peake, J. (2010). Cytokine responses to carbohydrate ingestion during recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research. 30(5), pp. 329 - 337. https://doi.org/10.1089/jir.2009.0079

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