Dr. Sacha Fulton

Accredited Sports Scientist | Athlete Preparation Specialist | Speaker | Workshop Facilitator | Performance Strategist | Wellness Coach | Trainer

Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Hi! I am Dr Sacha Fulton and this is my story.

For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about life – passionate about travel, driven to embark on challenges and adventures and committed to my studies and connecting with people. The truth is, there were numerous careers I could have embarked on but Sports Science seemed to fit the brief perfectly. I could combine my love of science, movement, sport and travel to assist athletes prepare for events and have some incredible adventures along the way.

I look at all life’s challenges and I can see how essential preparation is. Sometimes we want to take short cuts and as humans we are inherently lazy, however those who go onto succeed in all aspects of life have one thing in common. They prepare. In my work I love to support people who want to be the very best versions of themselves. I believe in assisting people with goals and dreams to develop an elite mindset, to think, feel and behave like professionals to see what they are really capable of. I help individuals, teams, clubs and organisations to be better prepared to reach their goals and to perform on the stage of high performance.

My methods are based on science, research, the power of education and my own experiences as a scientist, athlete, academic, adventure enthusiast and keen traveller. I have combined the practices and principles of sports science for elite athletes training to be the very best in their sport and applied them to the principles and practices of preparation for success. In working with me you’ll be accessing my knowledge, expertise and experience for your professional and personal development and for preparing to succeed.

Background

Dr Sacha Fulton successfully secured a sports-based PhD scholarship in 2005 with the Australian Institute of Sport following her tertiary studies in NSW. Her PhD was titled ‘Performance Characteristics of Paralympic Swimmers’ and was completed in conjunction with Swimming Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Concurrently, Sacha was appointed as Physiologist for the Australian Paralympic Swimming team.

Sacha worked with the team in a professional capacity up until 2013 and accompanied them to the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 and the London Paralympic Games in 2012 as part of the team. In 2009 after the successful submission of her PhD and publication of all five of her research projects, Sacha gained employment at the Western Australian Institute of Sport. She worked with the Institute for over nine years assisting in the athletic improvement of Olympic and aspiring Olympic hopefuls.

In 2018 Sacha established her own Sports Science consulting business for sub elite and elite athletes in Perth, Western Australia. Sacha is passionate about sport and helping athletes unlock their potential and reach their goals. Sacha is a surf lifesaver and a keen athlete herself having represented Australia at the IM triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and completing the Rottnest Island Channel crossing on five occasions. Sacha is an adventure enthusiast and is a keen traveller within Australia and overseas. Her recent travel adventures have seen her hike to Mt Everest base camp in 2017 and complete 1700km on foot over 62 days of the Camino de Santiago across France and Spain in 2018.

Skill Set

Work Experience

Peak Preparation
Nov 2018 - Present Athlete Preparation Specialist, Owner of 'Peak Preparation' Peak Preparation
Western Australian Institute of Sport
May 2009 - Aug 2018 Sports Physiologist Western Australian Institute of Sport
Australian Paralympic Swimming Team
2005 - 2014 Sports Scientist Australian Paralympic Swimming Team
Australian Institute of Sport
2008 Physiologist Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra
University of the Sunshine Coast
2005 – 2008 PhD Scholar University of the Sunshine Coast

Recognitions

Award Year
Camino de Santiago (1700km on foot in 62 days) 2018
2 x Solo Rottnest Island Channel crossings 2010 and 2017
Mt Everest Base camp and Kala Pattar (5545m above sea level) 2017
Sports Scientist for Australian Paralympic Swim Team 2008 & 2012
8 x IM Triathlon Finisher including Hawaiian IM 2004