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University of Canberra researchers will advise the Australian Army on how to best prepare soldiers for frontline combat as part of a project aimed at enhancing the performance of Australia's military personnel.
The inaugural director of UCRISE, Professor Kevin Thompson will be bidding farewell to the institute and embarking on a new career as the CEO at the New South Wales Institute of Sport. He will be leaving on September 8. Professor Thompson has been working at the University of Canberra since 2011.
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 careers. This is due to a myriad of reasons, but perhaps one of the main causes stems from the heavy equipment air force pilots are required to wear. This includes helmets and their various attachments.
High-intensity exercise, working up a sweat and chemotherapy may seem like an odd combination, but what started out as a University of Canberra research project has turned into an ongoing exercise program helping people with cancer.
Australian children are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes than ever before, according to researchers from the University of Canberra. Experts from the UCRISE say primary school age children are showing increasing signs of the risk factors associated with the condition.
The ECSS is the largest sport conference in Europe with around 3000 delegates in attendance. Researchers representing UCRISE include Professor Kevin Thompson, Professor David Pyne, Dr Naroa Etxebarria, Dr Ben Rattray, Kellie Toohey, Kristy Martin and Avish Sharma (PhD candidate).
When astronauts walk on the surface of Mars in the not-too-distant future, they will be able to stand up thanks to current research at the University of Canberra. Working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a group of University researchers is examining proprioception..
- Running Strong - Sport scientist and Olympic coach Dick Telford joins UC as a Professorial Fellow - Dick Telford AM is a man of many sporting talents. He is a former Australian Rules footballer, cricket player and coach, a leading Australian sport scientist and distance running coach.
- The University of Canberra opens new $16m Sporting Commons - The University of Canberra's new $16 million Sporting Commons, including new headquarters for the University of Canberra Brumbies, ACTSport and UCRISE, was officially opened by the acting Chief Minister.
- Study Visitation by International Physical Education University, Thailand - A delegation from the International Physical Education University in Thailand visited the University of Canberra on a study
- Explainer: Classification at the Winter Paralympics - There are 72 medal events at the Sochi Paralympic Games. Athletes from 45 nations are competing in Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey, and Wheelchair Curling
- How do we prevent injury from snow sport terrain park falls? - Freestyle snow sports are gaining popularity, not just with recreational snow enthusiasts, but also in competitive sports.
- Getting to the heart of Cardiovascular sports research at UCRISE - It began in April this year, when UCRISE world-class cardiac and vascular imaging workshops that attracted international delegates.
- Innovative snowboard binding project gets green light - 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 of Sport (AIS) will produce new snowboard cross bindings that aim to transform the sector.
- UCRISE research performance "above world standard" in ERA ratings - UCRISE research performance has been rated as being Above World Standard in the category "Human Movement and Sports Science."
- UCRISE researcher cited in New Scientist feature - A feature story in the January 30, 2016 issue of New Scientist cites research conducted by Director, Professor Kevin Thompson, that investigated the extent to which our brains can influence our athletic influence.
- 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.
- Improving firefighter safety through research - One of the biggest challenges for firefighters is keeping cool while wearing Personal Protective4 Clothing (PPC).
- Winter Olympians test cool UC designs - The Rio Summer Olympics may just be weeks away, but a team of industrial designers from the University of Canberra has their sights set firmly on the snow and the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
- 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.
- 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.
- UCRISE renews partnership with Physical Activity Foundation - UCRISE has renewed its partnership with the Physical Activity Foundation (PAF) for the annual Active Kids Challenge.