Category Archives: Sport and Exercise Medicine Research

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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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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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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Getting to the heart of cardiovascular sports research at UCRISE

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 to use ultrasound applications for sport and exercise research. This … Continue reading

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How can we prevent injury from snowsport terrain park falls?

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 cup circuit, but with increasing popularity comes increasing injury risk. … Continue reading

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