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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)

Muscle oxygen uptake, muscle blood flow, mitochondrial capacity and muscle oxygen saturation as assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy in sports performance, health and disease

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and functional Near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS muscle-mapping) are non-invasive and portable ambulatory techniques to assess muscle oxygen uptake more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

Amino Acid Utilisation in Reduced Protein Diets

Chicken-meat is the dominant animal protein source in human diets in Australia.  This research will increase our future capacity to produce affordable, healthy chicken-meat wit more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr)

Using computer simulations to design better printable solar cells

The ability to print efficient, stable and cheap solar cells near ambient conditions would revolutionise our transition to renewable energy.  Metal halide perovskites have more...

Supervisor(s): Widmer-Cooper, Asaph (Dr)

Water and mineral resources of Proterozoic rift-basins in Australia

This project addresses the fundamental tectonic and thermal processes involved in the development of basins' resources from water to mineral. It focusses on tectonic and thermal inh more...

Supervisor(s): Rey, Patrice (Associate Professor), Salles, Tristan (Dr)

Community based study of health effects of infrasound

A team of investigators at the Woolcock Institute have been funded by the NHMRC to evaluate any health effects associated with wind turbine simulated infrasound. Infrasound is belo more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Evaluation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.

An opportunity exists to undertake a PhD as part of a project entitled Implementation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.  more...

Supervisor(s): Rebbeck, Trudy (Dr), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Simic, Milena (Dr), Evans, Kerrie (Dr)

“Local Sleep” in the Awake Brain: An Underlying Cause of Neurobehavioural Deficits in Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Snorers who are easily distracted and struggle to focus on the job might have a new culprit to blame: Napping neurons. We are investigating why so many of the nation’s snore more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)