Dr. Craig Duncan

Dr. Craig Duncan

Director & Co-Founder

As one of the World’s leading performance scientists, Dr. Craig Duncan’s innovative and holistic approach to performance management has enabled high-performance teams and individuals to achieve outstanding success. With over 25 years experience in the sporting arena, Craig is a highly qualified performance scientist who has worked extensively as a strength and conditioning coach, performance analyst and high-performance manager.

In the academic sphere, Craig developed and implemented postgraduate courses in Performance science and performance analysis His own qualifications include PhD in Exercise and Sports Science, Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Bachelor of Human Movement Science. He also has completed study in psychology and psychotherapy.

Dr. Craig is also a highly sought-after presenter where he focuses on motivating people to maximise their potential through the management of key variables that impact on performance. In 2014, Craig was recognised as Australia’s Sport Scientist of the Year.

Fabian Ehrmann

Fabian Ehrmann has worked for PIA since its inception and is our principle sports scientist. Fabian has taken lead roles with many of our clients, including NSW Rugby League and Football Federation Australia. Fabian completed a BSc in Sports Science at the University of Greenwich in England, where he graduated with first class honours in 2013. He has over five years of experience working with professional sporting teams and has published research on the use of GPS technology to prevent injuries in elite soccer. Fabian is currently completing his Masters of High Performance Sport at the Australian Catholic University.

Dr Bassam Moses

Dr Moses graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and a Bachelor of Science. He has completed fellowships with the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Moses completed training as a specialist in the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine in 2015 through the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians. He has practiced at multiple sports medicine clinics in Sydney & Melbourne.

Dr Moses is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL Club & Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club and NSW State of Origin Team.

Michael Baker

Associate Professor Michael Baker is one of Australia’s leading exercise scientists whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine, lifestyle and behaviour change as a means to improve quality of life. He is currently the Head of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle, and has adjunct appointments with the Australian Catholic University, the University of Sydney, and Edith Cowan University.

Dr Baker has previously consulted to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), and a number of Australian Universities. He has held a number of positions with the national peak body for exercise science, Exercise and Sport Science Australia, including Chair of the national Exercise Science Advisory Group where he benchmarked the standards for university curriculum, the requirements for university accreditation in exercise science and exercise physiology, and wrote the Scope of Practice for Exercise Scientists.

Dr Baker has published extensively in the area of exercise and chronic disease including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference presentations, reports, three text books, and book chapters.

Ranell Hobson

Ranell Hobson

Ranell has a Master’s degree in Sport Coaching and a Bachelor degree in Sport Science and Coaching. Ranell’s specialisation is in strength, speed and Sprint mechanics, maximising athletic movement to decrease injury and improve efficiency in players. Ranell has over a 20 years of strength and conditioning coaching experience.

An award-winning teacher and presenter Ranell delivers workshops and courses in maximising athletic performance through efficient function and sport speed mechanics. Ranell has run workshops for coaches and physiotherapists throughout the world.

Michael Noetel

Michael Noetel

Michael has been working in Sport and Performance Psychology for almost 10 years. Since finishing his masters, he has worked with coaches and players from the NRL, AFL, and other top Australian sports. He has also worked with leading executives from the wealth and financial services industries. He has presented seminars, workshops and lectures for up to 500 people at a time. As a result, Michael has received awards as both a sport psychologist and an educator. He focuses on translating science into concrete, actionable insights that promote success.

Dr Justine Stynes

Dr Justine Stynes is a registered Psychologist (Sport & Exercise Psychology endorsed), with demonstrated experience in working with elite athletes, aspiring junior athletes, and coaches. Justine has worked within a high performance team for a bench mark event, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and with individual athletes in preparation for other major events (National tournaments and the Olympics). Her focus is on the health and wellbeing of the athlete and coaches as a means to achieving maximal performance. Justine uses the evidence to apply best practice when providing psychological based strategies for enhancing individual preparation and performance.

Business Development


Director & Co-Founder

With over 15 years’ experience in corporate, government, vocational education and training, Donna is a highly experienced capability and performance professional who has demonstrated agility, resilience and advanced capabilities in business development. With outstanding skills and experience in both change and project management, she provides the strategic influence and direction required to support PIA and its activities. Donna is committed to ongoing research and professional development to provide PIA with the competitive advantage to achieve and maintain its position as a market pioneer. Donna has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration.

Tony Newham

Tony is a corporate executive with over fifteen years’ experience working in senior roles in some of Australia’s leading companies including National Australia Bank, Aussie Home Loans, Ernst & Young and TAFE NSW. Tony’s career has focused on working in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions.

In addition Tony has held non-executive company directorships for Variety The Children’s Charity and Triathlon Australia. The three and a half years that Tony was a Director of Triathlon Australia resulted in a step change in the level the professionalism of the organisation including improving the capability of the board and executive team.

Tony has a passion for high performance that was founded in the time that he competed in triathlons including completing four Ironmans and continues today in his marathon racing having now completed over ten marathons.

Tony adds value to PIA by providing business related advice as to how the company can be managed to sustainably best meet the needs of its clients.


Isabella is completing a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie University. Isabella has an extensive sporting background and has represented at State, National and International level in multiple sports. Isabella is PIA’s administration manager.

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