school of psychology and exercise science

Smartphone study highlights a ‘digital divide’

November 9th, 2017

A research project into smartphone use across the life span has shone a light on some interesting insights into modern Australian life. Dr Lyn Vernon and PhD candidate Bep Uink from Murdoch University and Dr Kathy Modecki from Griffith University surveyed more than 14,000 Australians about their relationship with their smartphones.

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Murdoch’s sports science programs among best in the world

September 20th, 2017

Murdoch University’s sports science programs have been ranked among the best in the world, according to the latest Shanghai Ranking.

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Exercise good for Alzheimer’s delay

September 12th, 2017

Dr Belinda Brown, a researcher from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will compare the effects of high-intensity and moderate-intensity exercise on the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Students and donors praised on Murdoch prize night

May 10th, 2017

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen paid tribute to the donors and students giving and receiving prizes at an annual Award Ceremony. More than 80 prizes and scholarships were awarded to outstanding students from the Schools of Health Professions, Psychology and Exercise Science and Veterinary and Life Sciences at the event, which was held on the Perth campus.

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Study helps vet mental health

April 18th, 2017

Veterinarians across Australia are being asked to fill out an anonymous survey on their mental health

A Murdoch University study is investigating why there is a high rate of suicide and mental health issues among veterinarians.

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Murdoch team to ride for youth mental health

March 9th, 2017

Murdoch University’s cycling team is once again embarking on a 700km journey to support Youth Focus, and to build awareness of youth suicide, depression and self-harm in high schools along the way.

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Fear of blushing could become a thing of the past

February 14th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing.

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 […]

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Migraines are a pain in the neck

October 26th, 2016

Dean Watson

A researcher at Murdoch University has investigated a migraine headache therapy which shifts treatment focus from the head to the neck.

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Impact of mental health during pregnancy on infants examined

October 4th, 2016

Professor Megan Galbally

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.

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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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