Showcasing Exercise Science research at ACU

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014

The School of Exercise Science presented at the seventh consecutive Faculty of Health Sciences Research Conversation held on 23 October 2014 via videoconference across ACU campuses.

An overview of research activities within the School was showcased, focusing on some of the School’s areas of research in biomechanics, brain simulation surgery and muscle growth and metabolism. 

Research in applied sports science and high performance sport within the School continues to grow in reputation around its staff expertise, its collaborations with industry partners, and its expanding postgraduate student enrolments. 

The session was chaired by Acting Head of School, Dr Christian Lorenzen and included presentations by Dr Ross Clark, Dr Michael Cole and Dr Danny Camera. 

The research topics discussed were:

  • Taking our biomechanics laboratory to your clinical setting: Game-changers in physical function assessment – by Dr Ross Clark
  • Freezing of gait in people with Parkinson’s disease: Is deep brain stimulation surgery effective? – by Dr Michael Cole
  • Molecules to Man: Mechanisms Mediating Muscle Growth and Metabolism – by Dr Danny Camera

Don’t miss next month’s Research Conversation

Thursday 20 November at 3:30 pm - presented by the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. 

Research Conversation workshops serve as a platform for the exchange of research interests and projects among the Faculty and wider University staff, postgraduate and higher degree research students.

Previous Research Conversation workshops have covered current research in Physiotherapy, Nursing, Allied Health, Cognitive Psychology and Environmental Science.

The ACU Videoconference room venues are Melbourne campus – Rm 5.30; North Sydney campus – Tenison Woods House Lvl 16; Brisbane campus – Ac.22, Strathfield campus – Rm E2.45; Canberra campus – Rm 110 and Ballarat campus – Rm 503.