About the initiative

The Holsworth Research Initiative seeks to translate our research findings to key stakeholders including health and sports communities in rural areas and professional and amateur athletes. We also aim to be strong advocates for the general public on the public health benefits of increasing levels of exercise and physical activity.

Our aims

  • optimise function and performance for all individuals
  • address the global challenges of inactivity and chronic disease, and
  • enable sports people to perform better and compete more successfully.

The Initiative turbo-charges the La Trobe Rural Health School’s research strengths in exercise, physical activity and rehabilitation. Using multi-disciplinary approaches, the Initiative tackles important industry-relevant questions to influence health policy and practice in regional locations, Australia and internationally.


Our research team provides excellent research training and mentoring for researchers at all stages of their research career. Read more about our research projects and how to apply for research.