Browsing All posts tagged under »Research«

Physiological Assessments in Orienteering

July 14, 2011


Yesterday a research study entitled “Athlete assessments in orienteering: Differences in physiological variables between field and laboratory settings“ was published in the European Journal of Sport Sciences and was made available online. Unfortunately this is not open access. The publication comes from work I did during my Masters by Research degree a few years ago under the supervision […]

Open Access Research Training

January 12, 2011


I’ve been working on an open access research training site on wikiversity for a few months now – Sport research on Wikiversity. It stems from being the convenor of the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours) at the University of Canberra. It came to my attention pretty quickly that there aren’t any good sources of information […]

Brain vs bike: research into decision making and fatigue

October 6, 2010


I previously wrote about some research we are conducting on “the impact of varied physical load on an executive function task“. The research is progressing and here is a short video so you can see it in action.

Eccentric treatment for diabetes?

September 2, 2010


From 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 […]

Is Orienteering a good example of a sport? That depends on whom you ask

August 27, 2010


Originally posted on Something a little different today, a guest post from University of Melbourne student and Victorian orienteer, Clare Browridge. What is a sport? How would you explain the concept of a sport to someone? Some of the activities that are considered by at least some people to be sports seem to be […]

Cryotherapy use on recovery from, and adaptation to, muscle damage – a repeat bout modulator

August 20, 2010


From Research Spotlight – in progress Ben Rattray, Kate Pumpa and Nick Ball Staff Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of ice therapy on recovery from muscle damage and subsequent adaptation to a second bout of exercise. Athletic training and exercise health interventions aim to generate changes that improve […]

The impact of varied physical load on an executive function task

August 6, 2010


Another from Research Spotlight – in progress Ben Rattray, Disa Smee and James Neill Staff Abstract: Exercise tends to facilitate cognitiveperformance although there are a number of caveats to this phenomenon. Higher levels of cognitive function appear influenced by the length, intensity and perhaps type of exercise. Interactions generally accepted to interfere in peripheral […]