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Developing a cost-effective treatment program for obesity using dexamphetamine

Obesity is a major problem for our local population in Penrith. Access to treatment is limited due to lack of resources within the public sector. We are working on developing a 6 mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Footwear and Lower Limb Health

The project conducts basic research into functional aspects of physical activity requiring support from the lower limb in disease and health and the effect of footwear on efficiency more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Richard (Professor)

Performance without injury in aquatic sports

The project aims to maximize performance in rowing, kayak and dragon boat while minimizing the propensity for injury by identifying the main factors that determine performance in bo more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Richard (Professor)

Role of Vitamin D and other compounds in protection of skin cells from UV

This study examines how vitamin D compounds protect skin from sun or UV-induced DNA and other damage. more...

Supervisor(s): Mason, Rebecca (Professor)

Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)

CHAMP is a large epidemiological study of ageing in men, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and urinary incontinence. more...

Supervisor(s): Cumming , Robert G (Professor)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

Cricket and golf biomechanics

This project is a cluster of available studies on sports biomechanics with partucular emphasis on cricket and golf: Segment velocity contribution in cricket bowling  P more...

Supervisor(s): Ferdinands, Edouard Rene (Dr)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)