2017 Priority Research Areas

2017 EOI call - Funded projects

Area  Topic  Organisation  Chief Investigator 
Workload How much pre-season training is required to prepare for NRL football?  Brisbane Broncos  Hickmans, Jeremy 
Concussion Measuring Brain Movement During Tackling  University of Newcastle  Gardner, Dr Andrew 
Female Prerequisites for the introduction of a National Women’s Competition: A scoping research project  UTS Sydney  Taylor, Professor Tracy
Participation Creating a thriving community for young people through junior rugby league  University of Qld  Mallett, Dr Cliff 

Priority Research Areas A to B

If an investigator wishes to apply for funding for a proposal relating to one (1) of the following priority research areas, then the applicant is open to developing a specific research question:

  • Concussion
  • Participation and Game Development

Priority Research Areas C & D

If an investigator wishes to apply for funding for a research proposal relating to the one (1) of following priority research areas, then the specific research question should relate to, or derive from, the general research question listed below:

  • Female participation- What does the game of Rugby League in Australia need to consider in order to prepare female players for any future elite national women’s competition (coaching, playing, training, medical, wellbeing and education)?
  • Player workload and balance- Analyse pre-season training loads for elite players (at NRL and senior representative level) in order to determine optimal loads