Danny Frawley Centre launches first Research Project

The Danny Frawley Centre has launched a new project in partnership with the Turner Institute at Monash University to research the latest advances in athlete mental fitness.

Research conducted at The Danny Frawley Centre (DFC) is set to make history through a mental fitness study co-founded by the Centre and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. Mental fitness goes beyond physical fitness to focus on sustaining your state of wellbeing and performing at your best, even in stressful situations.

While the area of mental fitness has been explored before, it is believed this will be the first study to specifically investigate and evaluate the impact it has on mental wellbeing, sleep and performance of elite AFL athletes.

Spanning both the AFL and AFLW programs, the study will be led by Dr Allie Peters, who has been recruited as the first Danny Frawley Centre Research Fellow. Dr Peters will also be supported by global mindfulness expert Prof Craig Hassed OAM, Dr Melinda Jackson and Dr Elise Facer-Childs, Director of Research and Translation at the DFC.

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