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

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!

Congratulations  Dr   Ami (aka Dhillah)    for a well deserved ‘  Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR Theses  ’ from the University of Queensland. Those 3 years living and working on a remote island with the feisty little furries paid off!

Congratulations Dr Ami (aka Dhillah) for a well deserved ‘Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR Theses’ from the University of Queensland. Those 3 years living and working on a remote island with the feisty little furries paid off!

Another big congratulations this week to our very own   Carmen da Silva   who was awarded an   ‘Endeavour Research Leadership Award’   to investigate the Thermal adaptation in Fijian highland bees with The University of the South Pacific!   Here is an overview of her research project…   .

Another big congratulations this week to our very own Carmen da Silva who was awarded an ‘Endeavour Research Leadership Award’ to investigate the Thermal adaptation in Fijian highland bees with The University of the South Pacific! Here is an overview of her research project….


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