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Athlete Development and Performance Network

Our purpose is to form research collaborations that will enhance athlete development and performance by providing contemporary evidence-based approaches rather than relying on tra more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connor, Donna (Professor), Burns, Kellie (Dr), Georgakis, Steve (Dr), Cotton, Wayne (Dr)

Health and Nutrition in Masters Athletes

Masters athletes (MA) are a relatively under-researched group, and while some international data exists, it is often sport-specific, across nationalities, or dated. The physiologica more...

Supervisor(s): Gifford, Janelle (Dr)

Investigating the cognitive and psychological consequences of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI; also known as concussion) occurs frequently in contact sports due to direct hits or rotational acceleration of the head. While most people recover more...

Supervisor(s): Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

A comprehensive analysis of injuries in surfing: epidemiology, aetiology, biomechanics and injury prevention

This project aims to define common injury patterns in professional and non-professional surfers, discover likely mechanisms of injury through biomechanical analysis, and finally ide more...

Supervisor(s): McKay, Marnee (Dr), Pappas, Evangelos (Professor)

Exploring how markers of brain structure and function relate to lifestyle factors and clinical trajectory in individuals ‘at risk’ for dementia

This study offers a unique and rare opportunity to work with the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. This one-of-a-kind clinic offer early diagnosis and inter more...

Supervisor(s): Duffy, Shantel (Dr)

An analysis of purposeful heading in football (soccer).

This project will analyse purposeful heading in football (soccer) and explore injury reduction strategies. more...

Supervisor(s): Peek, Kerry (Dr), Elliott, James (Professor), McKay, Marnee (Dr)