Head of Sport Science – Victoria University & Melbourne Victory Football Academy
Fabio is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Physiology and Chair of the Master of Sports Science (Football Performance). He is also Head of Academy Performance and Sport Science at Melbourne Victory FC.
He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Milan, Italy, and has also studied at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), and the University of Verona (Italy). He joined Victoria University in 2008 as a PhD student, funded by the prestigious Endeavour Europe Award.
In 2011 Fabio was a recipient of a Joao Havelange Research Scholarship, awarded by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES).
Fabio has obtained close to $100,000 in external research funding as Chief Investigator, including grants from FIFA and UEFA, and contributed as associate investigator to ISEAL receiving $850,000 funding, primarily from FIFA and Football Federation Victoria.