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USC Research Showcase - High Performance Sport

At USC we’re building the ultimate environment where high performance and emerging athletes can flourish supported by world leaders in coaching, performance development, and sport and exercise science research. Highlights of the showcase will include keynote presentations from Professor Caroline Finch, DVC (Research), Edith Cowan University, Noeline Taurua, Coach - Sunshine Coast Lightning and Jamie Young, Goalkeeper - Brisbane Roar as well as our leading high performance researchers.






Networking Lunch



Engaging with sport to maximise adoption of injury prevention messages and programs

Keynote Speaker – Professor Caroline Finch, DVC (Research), Edith Cowan University


Session 1

Chair: Professor Brendan Burkett, Professor of Biomechanics and Director of High Performance Sport


Complex systems thinking in sports injury research: Future directions and opportunities

Dr Adam Hulme, Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

2.15 – 2.30pm

Psycho-Behavioural Momentum in Golf Match-Play: Players’ Perspectives

Associate Professor Geoff Lovell, Associate Professor in Psychology


Winners and losers: How restraint of trade affects Trans-Tasman Netball

Ms Simone Pearce, Lecture in Law

2.45 – 3pm

Fueled for performance: Athlete nutrition at the Commonwealth Games

Associate Professor Fiona Pelly, Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics


Networking and Afternoon Tea


Session 2

Chair: Professor Paul Salmon, Director, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems


A systems approach to optimising performance analysis in team sport

Mr Scott McLean, Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems


High-performance sport: from USC to the international stage

Professor Brendan Burkett, Director of High Performance Sport

4.00 – 4.15pm

Environmental factors influencing para student-athletes

Dr Bridie Kean, Associate Lecturer in Public Health


A new sporting horizon: a content analysis of Super Netball newspaper coverage

Dr Peter English, Lecturer, Journalism


High Performance Sport – Research Directions in Physical Performance

Dr Mark McKean, Leader, Physical Performance in High Performance Sport


Poster session and drinks


Judges: Professor Caroline Finch and Professor Roland De Marco


High Performance Sport Business Innovation Event

“Innovation Connections – Facilitating connections between SMEs and Publicly Funded Research Organisations”

Industry Partners 3 Minute to Win It

Dr Scott McNeil, Innovation Connections Program, AusIndustry – Entrepreneurs’ Development


High Performance Sport Keynote Presentations

Ms Noeline Taurua, Coach, Sunshine Coast Lightning

Mr Jamie Young, Brisbane Roar Goalkeeper


Panel Discussion
Professor Paul Salmon (Chair)



Professor Caroline Finch

Ms Noeline Taurua

Mr Jamie Young

Professor Brendan Burkett

Dr Clare Dallat

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