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  • Expertise: Applied economic analysis for policy makers, Economic modelling of industries and regions, Energy and economic issues, Greenhouse policy analysis

    Philip's main area of expertise is the application of large multi-sectoral and multi-regional economic models for policy analysis and forecasting. Since completing his PhD, he has been involved in the implementation of several large models of the Australian economy, including the MMRF dynamic model.

  • Expertise: Corporate governance, Ethics, Evaluation

    Professor Anona Armstrong is an expert in corporate governance, evaluation and ethics. She has a PhD in evaluation, policy analysis and applied organisation psychology. Anona has 10 years experience consulting to public and private sector clients, industry and teaching experience, as well as research supervision. She is Director of Sir Zelman Cowen Centre in the Victoria Law School.

  • Expertise: Fitness/Personal Training, International Sport and International Exchange Programs, Olympics, Sport policy

    Dr Richard Baka specialises in sport and culture, especially Olympic studies, comparative/international sport, sport management and sport history. His area of expertise includes mega sports events, international sport and fitness. Richard has had major public speaking engagements, lectured around the world and was previously a fitness columnist for the Melbourne Age and Herald-Sun newspapers.

  • Expertise: Kicking biomechanics in Australian football, rugby codes and soccer, Kicking skill acquisition and decision making, Performance analysis in team sports, The link between biomechanics and skill acquisition

    Dr Kevin Ball's areas of expertise and research interests include kicking biomechanics/skill acquisition, golf and feedback of biomechanical data to athletes. Kevin was previously a biomechanist at the Australian Institute of Sport, assistant coach at Fremantle Football Club and currently consults as a specialist kick coach internationally.

  • Expertise: Effects of training on mitochondria, Effects of “lactic acid” on performance and adaptations to training, Optimising team sport performance (especially Repeated-Sprint Ability), Optimising training (including the influence of genes and nutrition), Sport science

    Professor David Bishop’s areas of expertise include training for team sports and the effects of lactic acid on performance and adaptations to training. He has professional experience working with elite athletes and teams.

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