Inaugural Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates

  • Shane Irving - Occupational task and conditioning analysis in operational members of the Australian Police Tactical Groups
  • Mick Stierli - Does a workforce reconditioning program improve the return to duty prospects for injured police officers? 
  • Richard Gorey - Impact of Heat and Workload on Firefighters.
  • Christina McAtee: What are the Physical and Health Predictors of Success for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Police Academy?
  • Michelle Peronne: The Impact of back pack loads on school children.

Doctor of Physiotherapy research projects

  • Optimising the selection and training of police cadets
  • Optimising the retention and performance of qualified police personnel
  • Optimising the selection of specialist police personnel
  • The physiological impact of Stress on Performance in law enforcement officers
  • The use of physical fitness and movement-based assessments as a Measure of Occupational Task Performance
  • Use of fitness and screening tools to predict injury in law enforcement populations
  • Physical fitness and general profiling of law enforcement agencies
  • Comparisons between fitness and performance measures in police cadets and qualified officers
  • Quantifying police officer tasks
  • Profiling and mitigating injuries in police officers
  • Optimising the selection and training of military recruits
  • Optimising the selection of specialist police personnel
  • Profiling and mitigating injuries in military personnel
  • Comparisons between full time and part time personnel
  • Investigating the impact of structural firefighting on measures of hydration
  • Physical training to improve firefighter performance (in progress)
  • Establishing movement and fitness profiles in firefighters (in progress)
  • The impacts of body armour on fitness and occupational performance
  • Load carriage: Profiling, task performance, injuries and risk prediction