We investigate areas of the ACC 10-point plan for injury prevention known as SportSmart, to help reduce the risk of injury to youth athletes to elite athletes. Our main focus areas are injury epidemiology and sports injury biomechanics.
Brenda Costa-Scorce (PhD)
Equipment-related injury prevention initiatives in alpine skiing and snow boarding.
Supervisors: Patria Hume, Roald Bahr, Will Hopkins.
Project funding: ACC, Mountain Safety Council.
Anna Lorimer (PhD)
Injury in triathletes: what are the risk factors and possible mechanism of Achilles tendon injuries in triathletes and how can they be prevented?
Supervisors: Justin Keogh, Patria Hume.
Scholarship: AUT Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship.
Stephen Kara (MHSc)
The incidence of rugby union injuries in a professional environment: how dangerous is this game?
Supervisors: Will Hopkins, Patria Hume.
Erin Bowerman (MSE)
Differences in maturation, growth and lower extremity alignment between injured and uninjured classical Australian Ballet School dancers.
Supervisors: Chris Whatman, Nigel Harris, Liz Bradshaw.