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
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
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
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.
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
It began in April this year, when UCRISE ran world-class cardiac and vascular imaging workshops that attracted international delegates. Across two days, participants were given intensive hands-on instruction in how … Continue reading Getting to the heart of cardiovascular sports research at UCRISE
Freestyle snowsports are gaining popularity, not just with recreational snow enthusiasts, but also in competitive sport. Events like the half-pipe are now included in the Olympics and on the World … Continue reading How can we prevent injury from snowsport terrain park falls?