- Richard BakaSupervisor availability unknownAvailable for media queries
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.
- Fitness/Personal Training
- International Sport and International Exchange Programs
- Sport Policy
- Alison BakerAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Alison's disciplinary background is community psychology and her research focuses on intercultural relations, youth identities, communities and community education and activism. She specialises in community and arts-based participatory research using documentary techniques create change and social action.
- Community and Liberation Psychology
- Community-Based Participatory Research
- Youth identities
- Intercultural relations
- Kevin BallSupervisor availability unknownAvailable for media queries
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.
- 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
- David BishopSupervisor availability unknownAvailable for media queries
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.
- effects of training on mitochondria (the energy producers in our cells)
- 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