First TRU PhD
Congratulations to Dr Danny Maupin, for our first Tactical Research Unit PhD awarded. Dr Maupin's PhD topic is Optimising Training Load and its Relationship to Injury Risk and Fitness in a Tactical Population. Please visit Dr Maupin’s profile on our website for more information relating to the project.
Dr Maupin’s PhD will be the first of many TRU PhD’s awarded. We have a number of exciting projects currently underway with some exceptional PhD candidates. You can browse more information relating to each of the below projects under the ‘Higher Degree Research Students’ heading of the TRU Staff page of the website.
1. Jeremy Robinson: Identifying and optimising neuromuscular strength and power measures for Law Enforcement candidates.
2. Nathan Andrews: Can competence achievability in law enforcement firearms training be defined and predicted.
3. Darren Corea: The effects of a Virtual Reality based intervention on Chronic pain and anxiety in Veterans.
4. Kate Lyons: Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Basic Training: Does Changing the Training Program Change the Injury Profile?
5. Graham Marvin: The relationship between sleep, training load, fatigue, and injury rate in emergency service workers.
6. Mark Stephenson: Tactical performance under stress.
7. Sandra Adiarte: Eyes on the Target: Assessing and Training Tactical Personnel in Threat Assessment via Structured Behaviour Observation.
8. Joseph Dulla: Optimizing the Training Outcomes of Law Enforcement Recruits and Through Provision of an Evidence-based Physical Training Approach.
9. Dustin Kidd: A Comparison of Overt and Covert Body Armour.
10. Shane Irving: Occupational task and conditioning analysis in operational members of the Australian and New Zealand Police Tactical Groups.
11. Jeremy Robinson: Identifying and optimising neuromuscular strength and power measures for Law Enforcement candidates.
12. Michael Stierli: Can workplace reconditioning improve the return to duty status and outcomes of the injured Police officer?
13. Colin Tomes: Heart Rate Variability as a Human Performance Optimization Tool for the Tactical Professional.
14. Whitney Tramel: Subjective and objective measures of stress during activities related to tactical operator performance.
15. Robert Walsh: The benefits of extended reality (XR) simulation and training in the area of weapon draw time for the tactical response police services sector.