Author Archives: UCRISE

Seven UCRISE Researchers to attend European Congress on Sports Science

Seven UCRISE researchers will be taking their expertise to Germany for the 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS). Held at the beginning of July, the ECSS is the largest sport conference in Europe with around … Continue reading

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UCRISE renews partnership with Physical Activity Foundation

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 celebrated on June 14 at Miles Franklin Primary School in … Continue reading

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Can biomechanics research reduce firefighter injuries?

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 initiated by recent UCRISE PhD graduate and experienced firefighter, Dr … Continue reading

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Meet the researchers: Gordon Waddington

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.

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Improving firefighter safety through research

One of the biggest challenges for firefighters is keeping cool while wearing Personal Protective Clothing (PPC). The heavy clothing prevents the cooling effect of sweat evaporation, making conditions uncomfortable, and even dangerous, for the firefighter. Recent UCRISE PhD graduate and … Continue reading

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Could heat training improve performance on the field?

An innovative research project that seeks to determine whether heat training can improve athlete performance has been conducted at the UCRISE environmental chamber. The project is a joint venture between UCRISE and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and participants are … Continue reading

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UCRISE researcher cited in New Scientist feature

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 influence our athletic endurance. Not at the physiological, but at … Continue reading

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