Visiting Research Fellow presents on research approaches and advanced statistics in Behavioural and Health Research

Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Professor Bert Steenbergen and his PhD students Maaike van Rooijen and Ingar Zielinski presented a two part series workshop across ACU campuses through video conference on 19 and 20 November 2013.

The workshop titled ‘Research Approaches and Advanced Statistics in Behavioural and Health Research’ covered current issues in developmental disorders research, research approaches for developmental disorders (especially those affecting movement and cognition), advanced techniques of structural equation modelling, multi-level modelling and resolving electrophysiological data.

Professor Dr Bert Steenbergen is a full professor with the assignment ‘Perception and action problems’ at the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen. An important feature of his work is the relation between fundamental research and the application of this research in the field of rehabilitation and education for individuals with visual and motor impairments.

Professor Steenbergen said: “My visit to ACU has been very useful for strengthening the research collaboration between ACU and Radboud University. I foresee a very interesting collaboration among both universities in particular with respect to fundamental and applied research in children with motor disorders and also with respect to student exchanges between both universities. My visit greatly helped in making the research plans more concrete, and it already resulted in two papers on the topic that will be submitted before the end of this year. And there is yet more to come!”

“The workshop has provided great exposure to the expertise of Prof Steenbergen and his team,” said Professor Peter Wilson, Head, National School of Psychology.

“It paves the way for many fruitful exchanges between ACU and Radboud University at the level of teaching and research.”