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  • Expertise: Junior sport, Skill acquisition, Sport expertise, Talent development

    Professor Damian Farrow is an expert on understanding the factors critical to sport expertise and talent/skill development. Holding a joint appointment between Victoria University and The Australian Institute of Sport, he conducts applied research and provides service to a range of national sports organisations focused on the development of athlete skill and coach education.

  • Expertise: Australia's health tracker, Chronic illness prevalence and prevention, Alcohol rates, Smoking rates, Inactivity rates, Poor diet, Preventable deaths

    Ms Fetherston leads on the Australia's Health Tracker series which reports on the progress being made nationally and locally on key indicators related to chronic illness and preventable death. Preventable chronic illness includes some diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, stroke and dementia. Factors that can lead to preventable chronic illness include alcohol, smoking, inactivity and poor diet.

  • Expertise: Cycling history, Drugs and alcohol, Drugs in society, Drugs in sport, e-Health, e-research, Ethics, Health policy, Public health, Research ethics

    Associate Professor Craig Fry leads the Culture and Values in Health research program at VU’s Centre for Cultural Diversity & Wellbeing, broadly examining the role of culture and values in the definition and production of health. He focuses on this issue in relation to: alcohol and drug use and misuse; sport health policy; social technology use and innovation in the health system.

  • Expertise: Social work education, Women’s creativity, Women’s unpaid work, Youth homelessness

    Dr Marty Grace is an expert in women and creativity, youth homelessness, social work and social policy, socio-demographics, gender issues and women’s unpaid work. She has taught social work since 1991 and has extensive social work practice experience. Her research interests include youth homelessness, women and creativity and socio-demographic research.

  • Expertise: Desalination, High rate separation processes, Integrated water management, Membranes, Water recycling, Water research, Water treatment

    Professor Stephen Gray is an expert in water, water treatment, sustainable water systems, membrane fouling and distillation, brine management, chemical coagulation, solid/liquid separation processes, and chemical engineering. He was team leader of CSIRO Urban Water and has over 20 years experience researching water and wastewater treatment and sustainable water systems.

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