On July 28, 2017 members from the University of Canberra Research Institute of Sports and Exercise got together for their mid-year research retreat. Held in the Brumbies Theatrette in building twenty-nine, … Continue reading UCRISE Mid Year Research Retreat
Dr Julien Périard is one of UCRISE’s newest researchers. Specialising in the field of environmental physiology, he will be bringing his expertise to a range of projects within the institute. … Continue reading Meet a UCRISE Researcher – Dr Julien Périard
Helmets can be a huge pain in the neck for fast jet pilots, literally, with survey results indicating up to 85% of fighter pilots have experienced neck pain during their … Continue reading Helmets are a pain in the neck for air force pilots
UCRISE is currently embarking on research with NASA to ensure that astronauts will have the ability to walk on Mars. The team of researchers, led by Professor Gordon Waddington, are examining proprioception (movement sense or … Continue reading UCRISE meets NASA, and as a result, humans will walk on Mars
Held at the beginning of July, the ECSS is the largest sport conference in Europe with around 3000 delegates in attendance. Researchers representing UCRISE include Professor Kevin Thompson, Professor David … Continue reading Seven UCRISE Researchers to attend European Congress on Sports Science
The University of Canberra Research Institute of Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) has renewed its partnership with the Physical Activity Foundation (PAF) for the annual Active Kids Challenge. This was formally … Continue reading UCRISE renews partnership with Physical Activity Foundation
In a groundbreaking study, UCRISE researchers are applying the principles of biomechanics, supported by advanced monitoring technology, to investigating the causes of firefighter muscle and joint injuries. The project was … Continue reading Can biomechanics research reduce firefighter injuries?
Professor Gordon Waddington is the Theme Leader for Sport and Exercise Medicine. In this 3-minute video Professor Waddington describes his role, current research areas, key partners, and fellow researchers.
Recent UCRISE PhD graduate and experienced firefighter, Dr Anthony Walker, has been conducting research on the thermal stress experienced by firefighters for many years and his latest study has appeared … Continue reading Improving firefighter safety through research
The project is a joint venture between UCRISE and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and participants are members of the Ainslie Football Club (AFC). Participants undertook training sessions in the … Continue reading Could heat training improve performance on the field?
A feature story in the January 30, 2016 issue of New Scientist cites research conducted by UCRISE Director, Professor Kevin Thompson, that investigated the extent to which our brains can … Continue reading UCRISE researcher cited in New Scientist feature
UCRISE research performance has been rated as being Above World Standard in the category “Human Movement and Sports Science”. The rating was released by the Australian Research Council on December 4, 2015, as … Continue reading UCRISE research performance “above world standard” in ERA ratings
In a world-first application of high performance composite material technology, a collaborative team from the University of Canberra (UC), the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) and the Australian Institute … Continue reading Innovative snowboard binding project gets green light