Dr Hewitt is a Lecturer in the School of Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University. He has spent over 15 years working in high performance sport, including 7 years at the Australian Institute of Sport, working as a Sport Scientist at Port Adelaide Football Club and as the High Performance Manager at Adelaide United Football Club. A highlight of his time at the Adelaide United Football Club was winning the inaugural FFA Cup. In addition, Dr Hewitt spent 6 years providing Sport Science and Performance Analysis support to the Australian Women’s Football Team (Matildas) as well as other national teams including U20 men’s and U23 men’s teams. During this time Dr Hewitt worked with teams at the 2004 Olympics, U20 FIFA World Cup and two FIFA Women’s World Cups.
Dr Hewitt received his PhD from the University of Canberra and is actively involved in applied sports science research. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals. Dr Hewitt has an interest in all areas of athletic preparation with a particular focus on monitoring training load from a tactical, technical and physical perspective in elite athletes and its impact on performance.