- Vasso ApostolopoulosAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Vasso is a world-renowned researcher who has been recognised with more than 100 awards for the outstanding results of her research. With over 340 research papers and books published, Vasso is also an inventor on 17 patents and 70 sub-patents and has received over $41M in research funds. Vasso was the first in the world to develop the concept of immunotherapy for cancer in the early 1990s.
- Protein crystallography
- Medicinal chemistry
- Cellular and molecular biology
- Extensive translational research expertise with development of drugs and vaccines
- Rob AugheyAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Rob conducts high quality, highly cited and impactful applied and translational research deeply engaged with the elite sport industry.
- Athlete Wearable Technology
- Altitude training
- Injury risk factors in sport
- Monitoring training load
- 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
- Peter BaldwinAvailable to supervise research students
Peter is a lecturer in psychology at Victoria University and a conjoint lecturer in psychiatry at the Black Dog Institute. His research expertise is in electronic mental health (eMH), obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and cognitive neuroscience.
- Clinical psychology
- Adult mental health
- 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
- Michelle BallAvailable to supervise research students
Michelle Ball is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Head of the Psychology discipline at Victoria University. Her research interests include: cognitive psychology, with a particular focus on executive functioning and assessment; the interaction between the gut microbiome and psychological symptom expression; cognitive processing during sleep (what wakes people up), and human behaviour in fire.
- Cognitive functioning
- Psychological assessment
- Microbiome-gut-brain interactions
- Cognitive processing during sleep
- Human behaviour in fire
- Rezaul BeggAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Professor Begg's research includes: Gait Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Assistive Technologies and Machine Learning. He has contributed significantly to gait biomechanics research in Australia and worldwide by developing gait-assisting technologies and analysis techniques.
- Assistive Technologies for Gait and Posture
- Gait biomechanics
- Biomedical Engineering - Sensor Technologies in Healthcare
- Machine Learning for biomedical data analysis
- David BishopAvailable to supervise research studentsAvailable for media queries
Professor David Bishop a world leader in muscle exercise physiology with more 250 publications and 5 million dollars in research funding. He leads the Skeletal Muscle and Training research group, which has two key research areas: Exercise as Mitochondrial Medicine and Human Performance. He is also a regular media commentator on exercise and sport science topics.
- Exercise physiology
- Skeletal muscle adaptations to training
- Molecular biology of exercise
- Mitochondrial biogenesis
- Human performance