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Research Students

UCRISE is proud of the many University of Canberra PhD students that study through the institute, contributing to the our distinguished research output.

UCRISE student and researcher

See below a list of current and graduated students.

  • Joshua Sebbens - Mental health literacy in Australian elite sport: program development and evaluation
  • Peta Forsyth – Thermoregulation in athletes with a spinal cord injury
  • Byron Field - Injury prevention and performance in progressional rugby union – monitoring the load and the role of fatigue in performance and injury
  • James Wallace - Neck pain in high performance jet crew
  • Kathleen Miles - Sleep in female athletes: exploring risk factors for disturbance and implications for recovery
  • Stirling Sharpe – Understanding psychological connections – exploring the processes of disengagement for existing sports fans
  • Michael Sydney – Quantifying the workloads of elite youth soccer players in training and matches
  • Dan O’Brien – To establish if using HRV is a viable option to assess neuromuscular fatigue in rugby union
  • Paul Perkins – Can a modified low-risk form of boxing achieve significant community uptake
  • Steven Bingley – Application of popular body weight exercise in a combat sport population
  • Billy Mason – Effects of velocity-based training on athletic performance and physical preparedness in team sport athletes
  • Wayne Haynes – Postural stability and perception of vertical in relation to academic performance and physical activity in primary school children
  • Alice Wallett – Athlete immune and inflammatory response to heat training and exercise stress
  • Clare Quinlan – Physical activity and cognitive function in middle aged adults
  • Joanne Gray – Can exercise ameliorate chemotherapy-induced cariotoxicity in cancer survivors
  • James White – Understanding the drivers of engagement and disengagement in participation sport.
  • Felicity Bright – The thermophysiology of self-paced exercise
  • Erin Smyth – Prevention of injuries in pre-elite adolescent athletes
  • Damian Raper – Relative loads during running and its application to the rehabilitation of athletes
  • Ashleigh Marchant – Lower limb somatosensory performance in bed rest to mimic altered gravitational loading on the Moon and Mars surface gravity
  • Peta Forsyth – Thermoregulatory in athletes with a spinal cord injury
  • Carmen Colomer – Game analysis and running demands of rugby union – a systems approach to analysing tactical behaviour and player load in competition
  • Craig Appanel – Social networks and motivational climate of elite athletes
  • Kirsten Everett – Understanding and quantifying accumulated anaerobic fatigue, implications for athlete programming
  • Rachel Gale – Short-term heat training to enhance physical performance of team sport athletes
  • Nan Yang – Ankle proprioception – measurements and physical activity
  • Luke Gallagher – Application of video-based technologies in assessing athletic development
  • Kylie Holt – Pathoanatomy of an elite swimmer’s shoulder
  • Emily Burgett – Adhere to lifestyle intervention in adults with obesity
  • Richard Fryer – The specific and relative influence of social agents on motivational atmosphere across multiple performance contexts
  • Robin Poke - A Sociocultural History of Australian Rowing.
  • Andrea Miller – Do measurements of performance predict risk of shoulder injury in elite water polo players.
  • Mark Stokes – Do measures of proprioception and other intrinsic factors predict injury risk and performance success in elite sport?
  • Umut Dogan – Performance under pressue in elite sport
  • Andrew Warrilow – Satiation and satiety – effects of lipids, carbohydrate and fibre interactions with the human digestive system – towards a better understanding of the pathogenesis of obesity
  • Katie McGibbon – Achieving marginal gains – perfecting the pacing strategies of Australian swimmers
  • Rhiannon Campbell – Taking the guesswork out of managing training load in gymnastics – using inertial measurement units to develop a load catalogue for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics
  • Katie Speer – Post-traumatic stress disorder in military and first responder veterans – exercise interventions to reduce cardiometabolic risk
  • Hamish Jeacocke – Performance analysis in support of coach learning – exploring coaches’ approaches to strategy and tactics in invasive games.
  • Margot Rogers - Energy availability and the prevention of injury and illness in elite female athletes.
  • Alex Lascu - The effects of separation in junior cricket on the development of competitive female athletes.
  • Daniel Tait - Investigating the Role of the Hamstring in ACL Injury Mechanisms.
  • Susan Antcliff - Developing a robust and efficient measure of ankle proprioception for use with older people.
  • Emily Partridge - The influence of pre-exercise whole body cryotherapy on performance, physiological and perceptual measures in rugby union players.
  • Sara Guevara – Optimisation of Performance Health Management in Triathlon
  • Kahlee Adams – Eccentric Hamstring Strength and Activation Patterns: How Does It Relate to Joint Loads and Mechanics During High-Speed Running and Can We Alter This?
  • Felicity Lord – Performance Indicators and Game Styles in Hockey
  • Fahad Aljowair – The Correlation Between Lower Limb Muscles Strength and Different Tasks Including Hop Activities and Balance Performance Over Healthy Subjects
  • Mathew Mooney - Elite Athlete Availability: A Public Health Approach into Outbreak Investigation and Management of Infectious Disease in Elite Athletes
  • Katherine Carlton – An exploration into the connection between activation, patient-caregiver relationships and psychosocial wellbeing in the heart failure community
  • Bec Cesnik - Evaluating and increasing physical activity levels in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
  • Thomas Ewing - Do Junior Representative Cricketers Benefit from Athlete-centered Coaching? A Servant Leadership Perspective
  • Andrea Hams - Intrinsic athlete characteristics as predictors of shoulder injury and throwing performance in water polo
  • Charles Mountifield - Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Advocacy, public policy and the sustainability of community sport
  • Annaleise Naylor – A Mixed Method Investigation Exploring Physical Activity in Adults
  • Jan Legg – Physiological profile and variability of jump kinetics in national level female basketball players
  • Kym Williams – The Optimal Load to Maximise System Power During a Countermovement Jump
  • Andrew Flood – Examining the relationship between endogenous pain modulation and exercise
  • Tim McGrath – Measurement of function in an ecological study of autograft (2ST/2GR) and synthetic (LARS) ACL reconstruction
  • Jamie Youngson – Moving from Multidisciplinary to Interdisciplinary Support Teams in High Performance Sport: from a Strength and Conditioning Perspective
  • Kristy Martin – The impact of mental fatigue on physiological, psychological and performance variables during exercise
  • Amy Woods – Effects of endurance training interventions on resting metabolic rate, body composition and performance in highly trained athletes
  • Damian Raper – Relative loads during running and its application to the rehabilitation of athletes
  • Anthony Walker - Maximising the safety and performance of Australian urban firefighters working in the heat
  • Nehad Makhadmeh - Talent Identification and Development in Women's Football: Integrating Australian Insights in Jordan
  • Adam Hewitt - Performance Analysis in Soccer: Applications of Player Tracking Technology
  • Jocelyn Mara - The Physical and Physiological Characteristics of Elite Female Soccer Players
  • John Mitchell - Strength and lower body power in international rugby sevens players: Seasonal variations and the effects of travel
  • Ronald Smith - An Investigation into Goal-Scoring in Professional Association Football
  • Courtney McGowan - Competition Day Preparation Strategies to Enhance Performance in Swimmers
  • Phillip Newman - Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Anthea Clarke - Improving the Physical Preparation and Development of Women's Rugby Sevens Players