Welcome to the Performance Lab where Professor Wilson leads a research team of eclectic mis-fits to observe, quantify & test all things performance-related from the animal kingdom to the sporting world

Check out our updates from the field – we have had a lot of fun making them


Recent News

Farewell coffee to the smallest - yet biggest - member of the Wilson Lab. After a year of adventuring around Australia,  Nathalia  is returning home to Brazil to continue her PhD research. You will be greatly missed! Come back soon!

Farewell coffee to the smallest - yet biggest - member of the Wilson Lab. After a year of adventuring around Australia, Nathalia is returning home to Brazil to continue her PhD research. You will be greatly missed! Come back soon!

Professor Robbie  was in Malaysia recently to present research report on the technical development of their junior players to the General secretary of FA Selangor and his coaches. More updates on this amazing research collaboration soon!

Professor Robbie was in Malaysia recently to present research report on the technical development of their junior players to the General secretary of FA Selangor and his coaches. More updates on this amazing research collaboration soon!

Professor Robbie  talked about all things crab & crayfish recently with Phillip Adams from the ABC Late Night Live. If you want to know how these animals are masters of conflict resolution, listen to the conversation  here .

Professor Robbie talked about all things crab & crayfish recently with Phillip Adams from the ABC Late Night Live. If you want to know how these animals are masters of conflict resolution, listen to the conversation here.

One for the album. Our amazing writer  Amanda Niehaus  just published her first novel  ‘The Breeding Season’  and we celebrated her success with an epic launch party! We are all so proud of you. The novel is now available in-store and  online .

One for the album. Our amazing writer Amanda Niehaus just published her first novel ‘The Breeding Season’ and we celebrated her success with an epic launch party! We are all so proud of you. The novel is now available in-store and online.

Celebrating our Honours students  Ehlana &    Jess   who did so well in their proposal talk. There’s always time for coffee…

Celebrating our Honours students Ehlana & Jess who did so well in their proposal talk. There’s always time for coffee…

Congratulations   Jess  on graduating with Bachelor of Science. Let us all welcome Jess on-board the Honours train, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Congratulations Jess on graduating with Bachelor of Science. Let us all welcome Jess on-board the Honours train, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

And with submission  THEY ARE OFF!   Congratulations  to  Carmen  and Jules on submitting their PhD theses - the awesome party and now the sad farewell. The Performance lab wish you all the best with your future careers and exciting lives. Enjoy freezing Melbourne!

And with submission THEY ARE OFF! Congratulations to Carmen and Jules on submitting their PhD theses - the awesome party and now the sad farewell. The Performance lab wish you all the best with your future careers and exciting lives. Enjoy freezing Melbourne!


Watching the sun come up over one of our permanent  Northern Quoll trapping grids  'Gorge' one morning after checking traps - Photo: Skye Cameron

Watching the sun come up over one of our permanent Northern Quoll trapping grids 'Gorge' one morning after checking traps - Photo: Skye Cameron


Blog Posts 


Wayne's World - where the team members on Groote Eylandt go to have min breaks from the work - Photo: Skye Cameron

Wayne's World - where the team members on Groote Eylandt go to have min breaks from the work - Photo: Skye Cameron