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CEPET Colloquia Series: The Role of Passion in Performance
It is generally assumed that passion contributes to performance. Is it the case? Does passion play a role in performance? And if so, then how does passion affect performance? In this presentation, Prof Robert J. Vallerand (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) addressed these issues within the framework of the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand, 2010, 2015; Vallerand et al., 2003).
When & Where: Tuesday, July 30, 2019. 2-3pm, Room 3.610, Level 3, Hearing Hub Building, Macquarie University.
The Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training (CEPET) hosted its third annual research workshop on April 29, 2019, with nine invited special guest presentations from a range of disciplines. This year's workshop focused on the theme of ‘Attention and Distraction in Expertise’ with three sessions:
- Attention and Distraction in Professional Contexts
- Attention and Distraction in Every Day Contexts
- Attention and Distraction in Performance Contexts
The 4th CEPET Annual Conference will be held on November 7-8, 2019, at the MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre, Macquarie University. The theme, program, and speaker information will be available soon.
In November 2018, Macquarie University’s 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training explored the world of high-stakes expertise through a series of presentations by high-profile scholars and practitioners. By focusing on four arenas that can affect the wider community – cybersecurity, defence, sport and the arts – the conference investigated how we can acquire expertise, foster expertise in these contexts and maintain expert performance over time.
Can Software Prevent Drownings?
March 2019. The last few summers have been horrible for drownings and near-drownings in Australian waterways. Foreign visitors and international students are over-represented in these tragic statistics. Often visitors to our shores are unable to read the cues and signs of dangerous water conditions that come with an upbringing around pools, the beach, and rivers. Research out of Macquarie University, recently published in The Lighthouse, is seeking to reduce risks and educate visitors using software originally designed for industry management.
Radio station 2SER spoke to Professor Mark Wiggins of the Centre for Elite Performance Expertise and Training at Macquarie University to find out more. Click here to listen to the interview.
Prof. Simon Handley Opens 2018 CEPET Conference
November 2018. Macquarie University's Executive Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Prof Simon Handley, gave a stirring opening address to the 2018 CEPET Annual Conference on November 16, 2019.
This year, the conference explored expertise in high-stakes environments across cybersecurity, defence, sport and the arts.
Prof Mike Richardson Receives Prestigious ARC Future Fellowship
August 2018. CEPET member Professor Mike Richardson was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2018 for his project entitled 'Modelling human perceptual-motor interaction for human-machine applications', worth $993,643 AUD.
This project aims to develop a new modelling framework for identifying the perceptual-motor processes that underlie cooperative and competitive human interaction. The project will also determine whether this modelling framework can be combined with modern machine-learning methods to develop artificial agents capable of human level performance. Expected outcomes will include a practical methodology for rapidly generating models of effective human interaction that can be easily implemented in human-machine systems. This will provide a richer understanding of the fundamental perceptual-motor processes that support robust human interaction and enhanced the effectiveness of human-machine collaboration and training technologies.