Faculty of Science

Optimising physical and mental performance

A selection of current projects in this research theme is listed here.

We welcome you to discuss other research project ideas with us. To do this:
Domestic students can contact the Graduate Research Coordinator at the School or Centre in which you wish to undertake research.
International students can use our online enquiry form, which helps us match your research interests with a potential supervisor.

Learning in automated environments
Automating tasks makes it easier for us to attend to other tasks, but worsens our performance on those automated tasks. This project will examine the role of learning in the negative effects of automation, and will develop strategies for overcoming these effects.
Faking behaviour
What conditions motivate people to portray themselves as being more favourable or desirable than they really are ? This project investigates the situational and dispositional predictors of applicant faking behaviour.
Overclaiming knowledge as an indicator of faking
This project investigates a new method of detecting and controlling for impression management behaviour in high-stakes personality assessment (e.g. for personnel selection).
The efficacy of pre-employment screening and work hardening programs on the rate of injury and fitness for work.
This research project is novel as there is little information on the efficacy of pre-employment screening data on prediction of injury rates during subsequent employment.