School of Psychology and Exercise Science

Sport is more than just fun for kids

November 17th, 2016

Child playing soccer

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.

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Murdoch students amongst AFL elite

July 28th, 2016

Chelsea Randall (right) was one of two Murdoch students selected as marque players. Picture: Twitter/ @randall_chelsea

Two Murdoch students involved in the University’s Elite Athlete Program have been selected as inaugural marquee players in the new AFL national women’s league.

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Opinion: Why we need to support Aboriginal women’s choice to give birth on country

June 15th, 2016

Professor Rhonda Marriott

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.

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Improving perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

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.

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Stimulating the brain to stop people falling

May 11th, 2016

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

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 […]

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Social media at bedtime linked to poor sleep and poor mental health for teens

September 29th, 2015

Lynette Vernon

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.

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Murdoch student gets test cricket call up

September 15th, 2015

Cameron Bancroft is studying sport and health science at Murdoch University

Murdoch University sport and health science student Cameron Bancroft has been called up to the Australian Test Cricket squad for its tour of Bangladesh in October.

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Mothering film highlights importance of culture in Aboriginal communities

August 7th, 2015

Professor Rhonda Marriott has been researching Aboriginal parenting in Roebourne

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.

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Indigenous researcher makes Western Australian of the Year shortlist

May 28th, 2015

Professor Rhonda Marriott

Aboriginal health researcher Professor Rhonda Marriott has been shortlisted in the Western Australian of the Year Awards.

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Health boost for Indigenous students at Murdoch

May 6th, 2015

Kerin Martin

Students enrolled in Murdoch’s Indigenous enabling program K-Track are learning about health related issues and being encouraged to lead healthier lifestyles thanks to a new unit in the 14 week course.

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