If you can think of a physical attribute or body part, chances are that we're investigating that very thing right now.

Effects of exercise are not only measured on the musculoskeletal system and the cardiorespiratory system, but also for those who may have encountered kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, obesity or other afflictions.

When considering physical fitness, aspects like balance, gait and posture might not immediately enter your mind, but those too are elements our researchers focus on improving.

Far from being ‘how fast can you run’ or ‘how much can you lift’, our experts are more likely to focus on aspects such as reflex, confidence, enjoyment, flexibility and biomechanical integrity.

Meet some of our researchers

Professor Jeff Coombes
Jeff's research interests focus on determining the optimal exercise prescription for improving health.
Professor Sandy Brauer
Research to improve balance and gait in older adults and those with neurological disorders.
Associate Professor John O'Sullivan
Set up the Movement Disorders Clinical Service, and co-ordinated the Huntington's disease multidisciplinary clinic. Through these clinics he has established collaborations with local, interstate and international researchers in the fields of Parkinson's disease, movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Professor Andrew Cresswell
Research interest is in the integration of neurophysiology and biomechanics (neuromechanics) to investigate the control of human movement.