Optimising physical and mental performance
13th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2018)
21st in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS 2018)
Find a selection of current projects in this research theme here:
Mechanisms of microbial release of nitrogen and phosphorus for nutrient recovery from waste resources
Protein turnover to measure the role of degradation in the costs of cell function and the acclimation of plants to environments
Balancing the competing interests of land and fire management to secure a competitive beekeeping industry
Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events genomics and gene expression
Characterisation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, herbicides and novel fertiliser interactions for sustainable agriculture
What are the wheat proteins that define wheat quality, enable disease resistance and tolerate harsh environmental conditions?
UWA researchers investigate elite athlete tests
In the world of elite sport, cognitive performance is considered as important as physical performance.Read more
Two thirds of children do not do enough physical activity
The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for their growth and development.Read more
Industrial/organisational psychology and human factors
Industrial and organisational psychology and human factors at UWA examine the human element of work, aiming to improve safety, wellbeing and performance.Read more about Industrial/organisational psychology and human factors
Exercise and health
Exercise and health research investigates how physical activity can prevent chronic disease and promote longer, healthier lives.Read more about Exercise and health
Physiology examines how the body's cells, tissues and organs interact with each other and the surrounding environment to produce beneficial effects on function.Read more about Physiology
Sports science research at UWA produces industry-leading outcomes to give elite athletes the edge in performance.Read more about Sport science
Neuroscience (Human Sciences)
Neuroscience in the School of Human Sciences studies neuronal function and circuitry within the human nervous systems.Read more about Neuroscience (Human Sciences)
Biological psychology and cognitive neuroscience
Our research combines the modern tools of neuroscience (brain imaging, brain stimulation, and recording of brain electrical and haemodynamic activity) with subtle psychological tools to analyse behaviour.Read more about Biological psychology and cognitive neuroscience
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