Tactical Research Unit research projects

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

  • The physiological impact of Stress on Performance in Tactical Populations:
  • The use of generic Fitness Assessments as a Measure of Occupational Task Performance
  • The Ability of Movement Screening Tools to Predict Injury in Athletic and Tactical Populations
  • Loss of Fitness in Serving Law Enforcement Officers
  • Comparing Levels of Fitness of Recruits and Police Officers between different United States Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Strength Requirements of Law Enforcement Officers
  • The Relationship Between Strength Measures and Task Performance in Specialist Police.
  • Profiling the Absolute and Relative Strength of a Special Operations Police Unit.
  • The Impact of Added Load on Measures of Power and Agility in Tactical Populations
  • Fitness Profiles in Elite Tactical Units
  • The Use of Dedicated Strength and Conditioning to Maintain Strength in a Special Operations Police Unit.
  • Predicting the ability of cadets to pass police recruit training through metabolic fitness screening
  • The impacts of overt, covert and Individual Load Bearing vests on police officer task performance
  • The thermal impacts of body armour on police officers
  • Using different non-invasive anthropometric measures to assess fitness in police officers
  • The use of obstacle course styled assessments in predicting police officer capability
  • Investigating the key tasks of general police officers
  • Investigating key tasks of Police Tactical Groups
  • Establishing and validating occupationally valid Police Tactical Group assessment standards
  • Implementation of health and fitness screening in a State Police Force
  • Validating the physical training undertaken by police cadets
  • Profiling injuries in police officers
  • Profiling the fitness of Custodial Assistants
  • The Role of Occupational Factors in the Development of Osteoarthritis of the Lower Limb
  • The Advanced Tactical Load Assessment System (ATLAS) for load carriage performance prediction
  • Physical Conditioning Optimisation Reviews
  • Functional Movement Screen Scores and Demographics of Active Duty Army Pre-Ranger Candidates
  • Investigating load carriage injuries and performance impacts in Chinese Army soldiers
  • Predictive Models to Estimate Probabilities of Injuries, Poor Physical Fitness, And Attrition Outcomes In Australian Defence Force Army Recruit Training
  • The impacts of structural fire suppression on firefighter hydration
  • Profiling the loads carried by US Firefighters
  • Establishing an FMS profile in a US Firefighter population
  • Comparisons between Military and Law Enforcement Body Armour