This public lecture celebrates the new combined degree in Bachelor of Exercise Science and Psychological Science at Southern Cross University. This event will help attendees develop insights into the role of physical activity in mental health and, more specifically, how exercise is used in treating mental illness.
These insights will be useful for anybody interested in studying exercise science and/or psychology, those considering careers in this area, and anybody interested in the promotion of mental health.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney and the Black Dog Institute. He currently holds both a UNSW Scientia and an NHMRC Fellowship. Simon’s research looks at the impact of physical activity on symptoms of mental disorders and the implementation of exercise as a component of standard care within mental health settings. Simon has worked with a variety of groups including veterans, emergency service workers and refugees.
Simon also currently serves on the national board of Exercise and Sports Science Australia, and has recently co-written a book titled Exercise-based interventions for mental illness: physical activity as part of clinical treatment.