HMNS Postgraduate Conference 2022

28 October 2022 8:30am4:30pm
The Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Postgraduate Student Conference aims to promote greater relationships, integration and collaboration between the diverse disciplines within the field of human movement studies and nutrition sciences.

Immersive technologies in training and rehabilitation

8 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
This week we will hear from two senior scientists who use virtual reality technology in their research. Both researchers use the technology across a wide range of applications ranging from pilot training, to interface design, to motor recovery in stroke patients.

Maternal and Child Health research

11 August 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
In this seminar, the School will be revisiting the research theme of maternal and child health, with a focus on two research programs and a panel discussion

Food and Corporate Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Corporate Strategies and Local Resistances

1 June 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
In this roundtable, an interdisciplinary group of scholars will discuss various ways in which corporations are exercising their market, techno-scientific and political power across these food systems
Bowl of multicoloured round cereals

The Technological and Corporate Character of Ultra-Processed Foods

30 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
In this presentation, A/Prof Gyorgy Scrinis (University of Melbourne) argues for the need to integrate the technical and social dimensions of Ultra-Processed Foods (UPFs) if we are to understand the unity and the distinct character of UPFs, and in particular their technological and corporate character.

Supporting adults to sit less and move more

19 May 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
This seminar will present the UpStanding programme of research, and seek to identify opportunities for new collaborations.
scale and measuring tape

Obesity (Part II)

14 April 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
In this seminar, the School will be revisiting the research theme of obesity, with a focus on two research programs and a panel discussion.

Obesity and Fatness (Part I)

15 October 2021 12:00pm1:30pm

Towards Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics

19 July 2021 12:15pm1:45pm
The Brisbane 2032 bid for the Olympic and Paralympic games could potentially create many new research, teaching and outreach opportunities for academics in our School in a bid to maximise athlete, administrator and industry partner potential. It is therefore important that we develop a strategy as a School ASAP in order to provide genuine leadership in this area and maintain our position as a world leader in Sports related subjects.

Defence Theme

9 July 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
Partnering with Defence and Veteran’s Affairs
In this seminar, HMNS Researchers will discuss their experience in partnering with Defence and Veteran’s Affairs, as well as showcasing opportunities in this space.
Speakers: Prof Jeff Coombes, A/Prof Nick Gilson, Prof Guy Wallis, Dr Ken McAnally.

Maternal and Child Health

11 June 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Come and join us for the relaunch of the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Seminar series. The first session will be in two parts.

Introduction to the 2021 HMNS Theme-based Seminars : Prof John Cairney will focus broadly on the new HMNS research themes, by first giving an overview of the theme development and goals as an introduction.

Maternal and Child Health seminar: The second part will focus on the first theme of the year: Maternal and Child Health. Professors John Cairney and Helen Truby will showcase projects under development to encourage cross pollination and collaboration across the school, and beyond.

'Introducing the Fat Attitudes Assessment Toolkit' by Dr Trish Cain

4 February 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Cain’s research is informed by both qualitative and quantitative methodology with a focus on weight stigma and the quantification of discourses around “obesity” and fatness.

'LifeMatters: Mental Skills and Games for Sport and Life' by A/Prof Stephanie Hanrahan (HMNS/Psychology)

9 December 2019 11:00am12:00pm
LifeMatters began at an orphanage in Mexico and has now developed into a program combing physically active games with psychological skills.

Pushing attention towards a side: How sensorimotor adaptation modifies spatial attention ' by Dr Eva-Maria Reuter

29 November 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Eva-Maria will presents recent findings from her team, suggesting that the remapping between motor commands and intended movement direction is a crucial driver to modify spatial attention in the absence of visuo-spatial distortion or visuo-proprioceptive mismatch.

'Research in precision nutrition: Complexities and applications' by Dr Veronique Chachay

29 November 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This presentation will describe precision nutrition as a new approach in research, and Single Case Experimental Designs (SCEDs) as a robust research framework to assess individual response. SCEDs will be used in an intervention with Motor Neuron Disease patients to mitigate disease-related weight loss.

'Evidence to Practice: New models of nutrition care improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer' by A/Prof Judy Bauer

15 November 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
A/Bauer will describe a randomized controlled trial that improved patient-related outcomes (nutritional status, quality of life, treatment interruptions) during radiation therapy (RT) using a novel method of training dietitians to deliver motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy to improve nutritional behaviours in patients with head and neck cancer.

'Early brain responses to visual targets for reaching are differentially modulated by reward and frequency ' by Prof Tim Carroll

15 November 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
This presentation describes a study on how reach behaviour and brain responses to target presentation were affected by presenting one of four potential targets more frequently than its alternatives, and by providing a larger reward for hitting one of four potential targets.

UQ Muscle Symposium

25 October 2019 8:30am3:00pm

Muscle function and joint loading in older adults: Implications on age-related osteoarthritis, by Dr Lauri Stenroth (University of Eastern Finland)

24 October 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease mainly affecting older adults. The knee is the most commonly affected joint. Abnormal mechanical loading of the joint has been implicated as one of the main contributors to disease progression. Musculoskeletal simulations have provided insights on the potential role calf muscles have on knee joint loading suggesting that age-related decline in calf muscle function may be detrimental for knee joint health.

Understanding the vascular contributions to brain health in adults at risk of dementia, by Dr Tom Bailey

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This talk will highlight our recent advances in understanding the potential treatment targets for adults with cognitive decline, including both brain vascular function and systemic cardiovascular health.

Becoming an agent of change: Key learning experiences for coaches in Sport for Development contexts, by Dr Steven Rynne

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Generally, sport-for-development (SfD) targets marginalised communities through programs of physical activity, mostly described as sport. We argue that the nature of the sporting experience for Indigenous participants within the context of SfD initiatives is contingent upon the nature of the educators, their background, experiences and training, relative to the groups with which they are working.

“What is sport? What is a sport documentary?”, by Dr Douglas Brown

12 July 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Documentaries are understood as films that represent reality and provide some form of historical record of the world at a particular time and place. My presentation examines a time and place in Canadian history that witnessed an inordinately vigorous rate of production of documentary films about sport.