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John Owen Osborne


Project Leader (FENDURA project), Associate Professor (Exercise Physiology) & Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Project leader for The Female Endurance Athlete (FENDURA) project and Associate Professor at the School of Sports Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Researching female-specific aspects, such as the effect of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives, to improve and optimize the performance and health of female athletes.


  • Karianne Hagerupsen, Sigurd Pedersen, Nicoline Bastiansen Giller, Nora Kristine Thomassen, Kim Arne Heitmann, Edvard Hamnvik Sagelv et al.:
    Comparison of resistance training using barbell half squats and trap bar deadlifts on maximal strength, power performance, and lean mass in recreationally active females: an eight-week randomised trial
    BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation 31. May 2024 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • David N. Borg, Franco M. Impellizzeri, Samantha J. Borg, Kate P. Hutchins, Ian B. Stewart, Tamara Jones et al.:
    Meta-analysis prediction intervals are under reported in sport and exercise medicine
    Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2024 DOI
  • Madison Taylor, John Owen Osborne, Virginia De Martin Topranin, Tina Pettersen Engseth, Guro Strøm Solli, Ditta Valsdottir et al.:
    Menstrual Cycle Phase has no Influence on Performance-Determining Variables in Endurance-Trained Athletes: The FENDURA Project
    Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2024 DOI
  • John Owen Osborne, J. Tallent, O. Girard, P.W. Marshall, D. Kidgell, R. Buhmann :
    Neuromuscular electrical stimulation during maximal voluntary contraction: a Delphi survey with expert consensus
    European Journal of Applied Physiology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Edvard Hamnvik Sagelv, Andrea Casolo, Anne Elise Eggen, Kim Arne Heitmann, Kristoffer Robin Johansen, Maja-Lisa Løchen et al.:
    Females display lower risk of myocardial infarction from higher estimated cardiorespiratory fitness than males. The Tromsø Study 1994-2014
    Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (MCP:IQ&O) 2023 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Hanne Cesilie Staff, Guro Strøm Solli, John Owen Osborne, Øyvind Bucher Sandbakk :
    Long-Term Development of Training Characteristics and Performance-Determining Factors in Elite/International and World-Class Endurance Athletes: A Scoping Review
    Sports Medicine 31. March 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • John Owen Osborne, Guro Strøm Solli, Tina Pettersen Engseth, Boye Welde, Bente Morseth, Dionne Adriana Noordhof et al.:
    Annual Volume and Distribution of Physical Training in Norwegian Female Cross-Country Skiers and Biathletes: A Comparison Between Sports, Competition Levels, and Age Categories-The FENDURA Project
    International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) 2023 PROSJEKT / ARKIV / DOI
  • John Owen Osborne, Geoffrey Minett, Ian Stewart, Stewart Trost, Christopher Drovandi, Joseph Costello et al.:
    Evidence that heat acclimation training may alter sleep and incidental activity
    European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Erik P Andersson, Thomas Leonhard Stöggl, Philipp Bach, John Owen Osborne :
    The effect of exercise hyperpnea on gross efficiency and anaerobic capacity estimates during a 3-min cycle time trial
    Journal of applied physiology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • John Owen Osborne, Ian Stewart, David Borg, Kenneth Beagley, Robert Buhmann, Geoffrey Minett :
    Short-term heat acclimation preserves knee extensor torque but does not improve 20 km self-paced cycling performance in the heat
    European Journal of Applied Physiology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • David Borg, John Owen Osborne, Sean Tweedy, Johanna Liljedahl, Carla Nooijen :
    Bicycling and Tricycling Road Race Performance in International Para-Cycling Events between 2011 and 2019
    American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2021 DOI
  • Boye Welde, J. Mikhail Kellawan, Rebecca D. Larson, Bente Morseth, John Owen Osborne, Øyvind Bucher Sandbakk :
    Editorial: The physiology of the female athlete—performance, health, and recovery
    Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • John Owen Osborne :
    FENDURA: The Female Endurance Athlete
    2023 DATA
  • John Owen Osborne, Madison Taylor, Boye Welde, Bente Morseth, Erik P Andersson, Ole Martin Fuskevåg et al.:
    The effect of serum hormone concentrations on double poling sprint and countermovement jump performance: The Female Endurance Athlete (FENDURA) project
    2023
  • Madison Taylor, John Owen Osborne, Virginia De Martin Topranin, Tina Pettersen Engseth, Guro Strøm Solli, Ditta Valsdottir et al.:
    The influence of menstrual cycle phase on physiological endurance performance-determining variables in endurance-trained athletes
    2023
  • Dionne Adriana Noordhof, Madison Taylor, Virginia De Martin Topranin, Tina Pettersen Engseth, Øyvind Bucher Sandbakk, John Owen Osborne :
    The prevalence of menstrual disturbances in female endurance athletes: the influence of performance level and comparison of methodologies.
    2023
  • John Owen Osborne, Boye Welde :
    The Female Endurance Athlete (FENDURA): describing the bone health of female endurance athletes.
    2023
  • John Owen Osborne, Erik P Andersson, Boye Welde, Sigurd Pedersen, Svein Arne Pettersen :
    Does Menstrual Cycle Phase Affect Physical Performance Of Female Team Handball Athletes? A comparison between different hormonal-contraceptive users and non-users.
    2023
  • John Owen Osborne :
    Overview of the FENDURA project and descriptive training of Norwegian female cross-country skiers and biathletes
    2022
  • John Owen Osborne :
    Current and future direction of FENDURA post-doctoral research.
    2022
  • John Owen Osborne :
    Gi idrettsutøverne nok mat: betydningen av tilstrekkelig næringsinntak når du trener
    2022
  • Øyvind Bucher Sandbakk, John Owen Osborne, Tina Pettersen Engseth :
    Kan kunnskap om mensen bidra til at flere kvinner lykkes i toppidretten?
    13. December 2022
  • John Owen Osborne, Erik P Andersson, Tina Pettersen Engseth, Bente Morseth, Boye Welde, Øyvind Sandbakk et al.:
    Annual training characteristics of competitive Norwegian female cross-country skiers and biathletes: the FENDURA project
    2022 PROSJEKT
  • John Owen Osborne :
    FENDURA - purpose, objectives and outcomes (May 2022)
    2022
  • John Owen Osborne, Erik P Andersson :
    FENDURA - Postdoctoral Research Projects
    2021
  • Ellen Kathrine Bludd, Tina Pettersen Engseth, John Osborne, Boye Welde :
    Kan trening lagt opp etter menstruasjonssyklus gi bedre prestasjon?
    08. March 2021 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT
  • John Osborne, Ian Stewart, David Borg, Kenneth Beagley, Robert Buhmann, Geoffrey Minett :
    Short-term heat acclimation preserves knee extensor torque but does not improve 20 km self-paced cycling performance in the heat.

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    Research interests

    • Female athletes and physiology;
    • Influence of hormonal contraceptives on exercise performance;
    • Environmental exercise physiology;
    • Low energy availability, menstrual function, bone health, and REDs;
    • Neuromuscular performance and fatigue (central and peripheral);
    • Sports nutrition and supplementation.

    Teaching

    • IDR-1143: Sports Medicine and Sports Nutrition
    • IDR-2350: Exercise Physiology and Training 1
    • ERN-2008: Nutrition, Health and Disease (Eating disorders in sport)
    • IDR-2353 Physical activity for prevention and rehabilitation
    • IDR-3901 [Masters]: Masters Thesis in Exercise Science
    • IDR-3914 [Masters]: Analysis of physical activity and sport performance
    • IDR-3920 [Masters]: Scientific theory, quantiative statistics and research methods 2