Child’s play reduces chronic disease
Research is child's play for CDU Associate Lecturer in Sport Science, Alexander Engel. He says the better children can run, jump, kick, catch, throw and roll, the more active they will be in later life, helping to reduce chronic disease.
Home cooking on the rise
Improved nutrition and connected family meal times could be an unintended positive consequence during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Ms Judith Myers, lecturer in nutrition at the CDU College of Health and Human Sciences.
Good information critical in virus crisis
CDU pathology academic with experience of mass disease outbreaks in Africa says Associate Lecturer Medical Laboratory Science Josephine Muthami said people must receive clear advice about what to do if they get sick.
Small space exercise tips
Exercise and Sports Science Lecturer Dr Daniel Gahreman said keeping fit in your backyard, apartment, or even in a bedroom, was possible with a few simple exercises or household items - you just need to be creative.
‘Social isolation’ is a misnomer
The term “social distancing” is a misnomer according to CDU Associate Lecturer in Social Work Tufel Musyadad. He is concerned that the government’s terminology is causing unnecessary confusion and alarm.
Students lend hand in pandemic
CDU Medical Laboratory Science students from the College of Health and Human Sciences are working to make batches of hand sanitiser in the labs to distribute to the university community in support of Foodbank NT.
Researcher seeks to unlock farmers' minds
CDU researcher PhD candidate David McKenzie is investigating how farmers facing fire, flood, drought and other adverse natural hazards make decisions to avert serious consequences.
Flexibility is key
Lecturer in Psychology Dr Luca Aquili is compiling a body of evidence that dopamine – which functions as a hormone and a neurotransmitter – plays a more important part in cognitive flexibility than previously understood.
Defence PTIs train at CDU
Staff and students from CDU's College of Health and Human Sciences have delivered professional development for 15 Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and physiotherapists from the Australian Defence Force.