School of Health Sciences
Life pathways of children
Professor Alan Hayes is a distinguished national and international academic researcher in the life pathways of children and the role of families in sustaining development, fostering resilience and reducing vulnerabilities across life. He has had a particular focus on prevention and early intervention and effective policies to support families through the life-course.
Support for fathers
Associate Professor Richard Fletcher is building support systems for new fathers using text, internet and peer-designed video to deliver information to dads on their mobile phones and to locate and link dads with depression or anxiety to treatment.
Medical Radiation Science
Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward is a medical physicist. Her core research is to ensure that the rapid advances in imaging systems afford the best patient management with regards to diagnostic outcomes and patient safety.
Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatment
Associate Professor Shane Dempsey attempts to improve radiation therapy cancer treatment by evaluating new and advanced clinical practice methods. He was a leader in establishing a multi-university Australian approach to national radiation therapy clinical practice assessment standards for students, and he is active in health professional curriculum design and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Associate Professor Stanwell is an active clinical researcher in the area of mild traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. He has published and presented extensively on sport-related concussion and other neurological disorders (stroke and chronic pain).
Nutrition and Dietetics
Diet quality and healthy lifestyle
Nutrition and Dietetics Professor Clare Collins is breaking new ground with her innovative approach of translating complex diet quality data predicting the risk of disease and death, into web-based tools and practical healthy lifestyle programs that people of all ages can access.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate Professor Surinder Baines' research is in the areas of obesity, diabetes and diet; nutrition and metabolic consequences of cancer; plant-based diets and health; and food microbiology, food safety and consumer practices.
Nutrition and dietary assessment methods
Dr Tracy Burrows shows there's no 'one size fits all' approach to mainstream nutrition, combining psychology, medical radiation imaging, and biochemistry in the hunt for more effective dietary assessment methods and treatment
Occupational Health and Safety
Workplace injury management and mental health
Associate Professor Carole James research interests centre upon work; specifically in the areas of functional capacity evaluation, ergonomics, work and mental health and workplace injury management. Her experience as a practicing occupational therapy clinician within occupational rehabilitation informed her research directions.
Paediatric sensory modulation disorders
Professor Shelly Lane has clinical and research expertise in paediatrics, specifically striving to understand the interplay between physiologic responses and behavioural manifestations of sensory modulation disorders. She speaks nationally and internationally, and has authored multiple manuscripts, chapters and books.
Autism spectrum disorder
Occupational Therapist Associate Professor Alison Lane has identified specific sensory subtypes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that relate to distinct neural profiles and patterns of challenging behaviour.
Associate Professor Jane Taylor's research expertise are in forensic odontology including identification techniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.
Neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness
Professor Rivett is an internationally recognised leader in Physiotherapy research. His main research interests are in neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness, the benefits and risks of manual therapy and spinal manipulation, clinical reasoning and clinical prediction rules, and innovations in allied health professional education.
Health and well-being of stroke survivors
Associate Professor Coralie English is passionate about improving the health and well-being of stroke survivors through physical activity. Her research program focuses on the role of exercise, physical activity and task-specific intensive training in stroke recovery and long-term survivorship.
Associate Professor Snodgrass' research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that define and modulate musculoskeletal pain, investigating treatments for patients with chronic pain that improve movement dysfunction and induce neuroplasticity.
Musculoskeletal and vascular pathology
Associate Professor Viv Chuter's research focusses on diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and vascular pathology of the lower extremity including lower extremity biochemical function and injury management, foot function in people with diabetes.