School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research
February 14th, 2017
Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing. This research could greatly reduce the number of sufferers opting for nerve destroying surgery to treat blushing. For some people the fear of blushing, also known as Erythrophobia, is so intense they occasionally resort […]
November 17th, 2016
Taking part in organised sports like soccer appears to lower cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, Murdoch University and University of Southern Denmark researchers have found.
October 4th, 2016
The impact of women’s mental health during pregnancy is the focus of a major collaborative study, examining whether maternal mental health has a detrimental impact on infant development and investigate factors that reduce the risk of harm.
June 15th, 2016
In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch’s Professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Rhonda Marriott and her co-authors argue that getting maternity care right for Aboriginal women will be critical in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal babies.
June 13th, 2016
Three investigators from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will pilot an early intervention program which aims to close the gap in perinatal care between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people, improving the outcomes for future generations.
May 11th, 2016
Researchers at Murdoch University are using magnetic brain stimulation to help prevent people from falling over when they get older. The University has been awarded $410,000 in research funding for the project, which will use the non-invasive technique to identify and stimulate weakening structural connections in the brain. Falls are a major cause of injury […]
May 4th, 2016
Good friendships are the key to adolescent mental health, according to a new study published by Murdoch University. Supported by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, the study was conducted by the ‘How do you feel’ lab, which is part of a larger project examining how young people use technology. Results showed that adolescents […]
March 2nd, 2016
Members of the Murdoch University community, City of Melville and surrounding areas are set to reap the benefits of new $3.75m sporting facility to be constructed at the University’s South Street Campus
September 29th, 2015
Teenagers with high social media use at bedtime suffer disturbed sleep, which in turn leads to depressed mood, according to new research from a Murdoch University PhD candidate.
August 7th, 2015
A film about Aboriginal parenting produced as a result of research funded by the Australian Research Council into the health and wellbeing of women and children in Roebourne will be screened at Murdoch University for the first time on August 7.