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Research

The school’s research is focused on improving health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Our research encompasses disability and rehabilitation, sport and movement, occupational health and human performance in high intensity settings.


Our research focuses on health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Our research focuses on health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Our researchers work on cross-disciplinary projects and draw on expertise from academics within the faculty and the broader research community. We collaborate with other universities, industry groups, community organisations and government departments.

Our researchers work in a range of locations including our research laboratories and community, health and care settings. Our partnerships provide additional research facilities and excellent opportunities for participant recruitment in a range of projects.

The school’s research falls mainly under the faculty themes of Rehabilitation and Exercise Science and Neurosciences and Behaviour, and includes the following sub-areas:


Disability and rehabilitation

Rheumatology, cardiovascular systems, inpatients and burns, musculoskeletal and back pain, and neurological conditions causing disability.

Lifespan health, disability and wellbeing

Prevention, intervention and optimising activities to improve the health and wellbeing of children, women and older people in particular.

Physical activity and occupational health

The effects of physical activity, sedentary lifestyles and ergonomics on the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Sports and human performance

Human performance in high intensity settings, including sports, military and industrial environments.