The Health Sciences Research Hub enables researchers to undertake multidisciplinary investigations of health disorders that commonly afflict Australians.
It brings clinical and basic researchers together so that they can undertake novel research at the boundaries between disciplines.
We investigate the benefits and risks of allied health (nursing and psychology), pharmacotherapy (including herbal medicine), physical therapies (acupuncture, chiropractic, exercise sciences and osteopathy) as well as nutritional medicine, in the management of chronic diseases.
Our undergraduate students learn about the nexus between teaching and research. We use these state-of-the-art facilities to demonstrate principles of clinical treatment and assessment, establishing the foundations of evidence-based enquiry in the next generation of graduates.
Platform technologies include:
- electroencephalography (EEG) and neurosensory testing
- blood and vascular analysis
- spirometry and measurement of exhaled gases
- musculoskeletal, balance and gait analysis
- pain analysis
- cognitive testing
- face recognition and eye tracking.