Staff Profile

Associate Professor Darren Morton

School:School of Education and Science
Position:Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 4980 2161
Fax:(02) 4980 2219
Qualifications:BEd (UB), MAppSc (UB), PhD (UoN), AAESS, ASMS
Research:Lifestyle interventions targeting chronic disease.

Exercise-related transient abdominal pain (the "stitch").
About:Dr Darren Morton is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Business and Science. He has a PhD in human physiology and is passionate about the emerging field of lifestyle medicine. Darren is one of the key presenters for a worldwide lifestyle intervention called CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) and is researching the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions targeting chronic disease through the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale. He has been lecturing at Avondale since 1994.

Darren also has a research interest in the exercise-related abdominal pain, commonly referred to as “stitch,” and is considered the world authority on the condition. Stemming from this and other post-doctoral research, Darren has served as a consultant to commercial bodies, helping in the development of hydration beverages.

Darren has delivered hundreds of presentations on lifestyle-related topics to academic, educational, corporate and community groups throughout Australia and the world. He is passionate about empowering others to live more.

In his free time, Darren enjoys family time, hang gliding and triathlon.
Select Publications:Morton D, Callister, R. (2014). Exercise-related Transient Abdominal Pain (ETAP). Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0245-z.

Morton D, Rankin P, Kent L, Dysinger W. (2014). The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP): History, evaluation and outcomes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. DOI:10.1177/1559827614531391.

Morton, D.P. & Callister, R. (2000). Characteristics and etiology of Exercise-related Transient Abdominal Pain. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 32(2): 432-438.

For a list of publications, visit Darren Morton publications