October 11, 2010
I have finally finished an Education Technology assignment which I am enrolled in through Central Queensland University. The assignment has been hanging over my head for a little while and I’ve been struggling to get on top of a lot of things at work. But it’s done now, so its a relief. In the assignment, […]
September 30, 2010
A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of students attending the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra about education and career options though the university. A potentially dry topic, I attempted to make it a little more interesting by talking about a common health issue in a way […]
September 2, 2010
From UCNISS.net Research Spotlight – in progress Ben Rattray, Walter Abhayaratna*, Gordon Waddington, Tegan Meredith*, Nick Ball and Vicki Deakin Staff *The Canberra Hospital Background: In Australia, physical inactivity is attributable to ~$400m per year in direct health care costs, although the indirect costs on society are estimated to be much higher. Physical inactivity can […]
May 20, 2010
A fortnight ago a colleague alerted me to a Radio National interview on Exercise Matters: brain exercise. In the interview, Dr Michael Valenzuala from the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales suggested that orienteering was likely to be an ideal exercise for brain health owing to simultaneous benefits of cardiovascular stress […]
April 26, 2010
This week I was asked to do another interview for the Diabetes exercise study I have posted about previously. This was a live interview on 666 ABC Canberra radio. I think it went ok. Interview podcast The interview was stimulated by this article in the University of Canberra’s Monitor magazine.
December 21, 2009
Honours research opportunity and scholarships at UCNISS
December 8, 2009
The UCNISS 15sec advert, currently screening on OneHD is shown below. This forms part of a renewal of courses, research and technology use within the group. Exciting times ahead.
December 7, 2009
Where to find jobs in sport, exercise and health? As a student in Exercise and Sports Science, at many levels, I was always on the lookout for jobs and never found it easy to find all the job opportunities easily. So what I decided to do was help others out, and compile a list of […]