Research in exercise science/sport and physical activity and nutrition, include epidemiological, behavioural and social-science analyses of activity in whole populations and special groups such as older adults; studies of muscle and bone metabolism and physiology of muscle, particularly as these relate to sporting performance and other forms of physical performance and endurance, and to precursors of chronic disease; and movement analysis and sport performance relating particularly to motor skill acquisition, perception and action, movement economy, and gait and falls in older adults. Research in the discipline of nutrition also includes measurement and evaluation of food sources, sports nutrition, and diet and disease with particular interest in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
The Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates.
The research areas are listed as follows:
Equity and access issues, and the nature of disability in the areas of employment, telecommunications and assistive technologies; the law; community living; and evaluation of services.
Exercise and sport science
Physical activity and health; muscle and bone metabolism; movement analysis; and sport performance.
Health promotion; evaluation and health impact assessment; public health policy; rural health; health and the environment, encompassing sustainability, decision making and community involvement; social work, occupational therapy, social determinants of health in which the focus is on gender, ethnicity and inequality.
Rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing; chronic disease.
Major area: chronic illness, and both symptom and risk management associated with a wide range of chronic illnesses. Other areas: acute and critical care; rural health nursing; aged care services; and health services evaluation.
Measurement and evaluation of food sources; nutritional assessment; exercise and behaviour; epidemiology and population health; public health policy; sports physiology and nutrition; diet and disease, including a specific interest in cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Health psychology and quality of life; social and mental health including risk behaviours; human sexuality; child and family therapy; health ageing and aged care services; human factors such as auditory and visual perception; and clinical and forensic psychology. The School of Psychology provides the following specialist professional doctorate programs: Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), Doctor of Psychology (Health).
Admission requirements - general
Admission to higher degree by research candidature is normally granted on the basis of a bachelors degree with honours or a masters degree with substantial research component.
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Admission requirements - specific
Admission to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research.
How to apply
Applicants must apply via Research Services.