Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

ECU wins Olympic selection to study sport injury prevention

ECU wins Olympic selection to study sport injury prevention
January 29, 2019

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) new research centre is one of only 11 worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to study the prevention and treatment of sports injuries and illness.

The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), a joint initiative between ECU and La Trobe University, will work with national and international sports bodies to translate elite-level research into practical advancements for sport and public health.

IOC Medical and Scientific Commission Chair and IOC Vice-President Professor U─čur Erdener commented “these centres have all demonstrated that they are at the forefront of research in sports medicine and are committed to our shared goal of ensuring sportsmen and women can perform at their best level with minimal risks to their health."

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and ACRISP Director Professor Caroline Finch said the announcement was a significant endorsement of the University’s sports medicine research.

Professor Finch stated “it’s exciting to be part of this elite group of international research centres delivering groundbreaking insights and new knowledge in the area of sports medicine.

“ECU has a strong focus on injury and health surveillance, bone health, women’s sport and preventative medicine. Our findings not only benefit elite athletes but everybody who plays sport.”

New PhD scholarships

ACRISP has announced two new PhD scholarships for research relating to injury surveillance and injury prevention in sport.

Professor Finch added “participation in sport and active recreation is an important element of meeting public health goals, but injuries can be a barrier towards safe and sustained activity.

“The recipients of these scholarships will be fortunate to be studying among this elite band of research centres formally recognised by the IOC.”

More information about the scholarships is available here.

Related Articles

25th January 2019 - International Olympic Committee recognises Australian researchers for critical work on sports injuries

18th November 2018 - Strength training experts to come together in Perth

11th July 2018 - La Trobe University unveils first stage of sports precinct development

27th May 2018 - Preventing injuries vital for grassroots sporting clubs

21st December 2017 - Australian Sports Commission commits to national standard for sport science

17th February 2017 - New ECU China tourism researcher sees opportunities in Western Australia

28th August 2015 - Exercise program research to target tumours

3rd May 2014 - Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University extend sport science partnership

17th February 2014 - Sports Medicine Australia launches membership mentoring program

20th January 2014 - Research review suggests benefits outweigh the risks of injury in junior sport


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

Mattioli

Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…

read more

Aquatics / Recreation / Safety

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Design

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business