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Eccentric Hamstrings, Big Sport and Pioneering Research Groups
Many of us have had a hamstring twinge at one time or another, you know, that big muscle group at the back of the thigh. Well sportspeople are constantly injuring that muscle group at great cost to themselves and the team. David Opar and his team research, collaborate and coordinate the new wave of inquiry into hamstring injury, rehabilitation and management.
Gambling's Social Influences & Sex as a Natural Hypnotic
Alex Russell researches gambling … and today he discusses … Social Influences on Problem Gamblers.
Michele Lastella has been actively involved in sleep research for some years and he discusses the marriage of sleep and sex in his talk … Are You Getting Enough? Sex as a Natural Hypnotic.
Concussion in Sport & A Hard Days Night
The force of a tackle is like hitting a car travelling 40kph. Dr Piovesana is working to create protocols and tools sensitive enough to capture the cognitive and psychological effects of concussion.
Shift workers are often time poor, have disruptive patterns and find it hard to fit in physical activity. Dr Kolbe-Alexander looks at ways to bring physical activity to shift workers.
Can Nemo Get Home & Childbirth Stories
Coral bleaching events could spell disaster for anemonefishes and their hosts, so Anna Scott asks the question, "Does Bleaching Mean Nemo Cannot Find His Home?"
The lived experience of African women in childbirth can create lifelong health and social challenges. Glory Gatwiri informs us about "Childbirth Injuries and Leaking Bodies: Stories from Kenyan Women".
Stronger after Stroke & Square eyes or all lies? Children's exposure to screens.
Strokes are the major cause of disability in our adult population. What if you could be stronger after a stroke? This is the research focus of Dr Simone Dorsh.
Kids and screens. Too much, all bad, or is there more to it than meets the eyes. Dr Taren Sanders talk says it all - Square eyes or all lies? Understanding children's exposure to screens.
Falling Over & Egyptian Tents
"Falling injuries are preventable, and 1 in 3 older people have a fall each year. Kristy Robson challenges the way we approach assessment and rehabilitation in her 5 minute presentation: Addressing falls risk in regional Australia – rethinking our approach.
Then, Sam Bowker presents the fascinating story of the meanings of design in Egyptian tents for the last 1,000 years. Again all in 5 minutes, from the finals of the 5 Minute Research Pitch Challenge 2017."