Browsing All posts tagged under »sport science«

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 […]

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.

Work and Footy: UC and GWS

September 24, 2010


UCNISS has been talking with the newest Australian Football League franchise for a couple of months now and a couple of weeks ago the two signed an MOU. I have been lucky enough to sit on some of the talks with Team GWS. There is some potential for some interesting work and some great opportunities […]

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 […]

Competition Analysis in Orienteering (on a Wiki)

August 13, 2010


Through work at the moment I am being exposed more and more to wikis and what they offer. It seems to me a great way of developing resources for orienteering. In particular it would be a great place to develop very large documents such as guidelines on event management. It could also be tremendously useful […]

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 […]

Recent activities, and holding your breath whilst swimming

July 30, 2010


I haven’t posted much recently, partly because, as well as normal work, I have been getting our work website up to speed. We have both a UCNISS site, for the whole National Institute of Sport Studies at the University of Canberra as well as an Exercise Science specific site. However, the posts that relate more […]