School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Sport performance and sports safety

This research program has a focus on elite player performance and safety as well as community based sport and includes research disciplines of:

  • Biomechanics
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Injury prevention
  • Sport physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Strength and conditioning

Specific research areas of sport performance include:

  • Speed and agility training and assessment
  • Strength and conditioning
    • Post-activation potentiation to enhance power development
    • Plyometric training effects
  • Training load, wellness, injury and performance in Australian football
  • Hamstring eccentric strength testing for injury prevention in Australian football

Specific research areas of sports safety include:

  • Sport surfaces performance and safety
  • Injury prevention interventions across all sports
  • Sports injury prevention education
  • Water safety

Key industry partners

  • North Ballarat Rebels- elite junior Australian football
  • North Ballarat Roosters- semi-professional Australian football
  • AFL clubs
  • AFL community development
  • Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • Sport surface manufacturing industry
  • Local Government authorities