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The Tactical Research Unit (TRU) of Bond University was established in 2015 by Dr Rod Pope and Dr Rob Orr, and is a multidisciplinary, international team researching ways to enhance the protection and performance of tactical personnel in military, law enforcement and fire fighter/first responder organisations. Research and uniformed experience informs education and consultancy services provided by the TRU to tactical groups and organisations.

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Police Medicine & Life Sciences
Law Enforcement Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Military Personnel Medicine & Life Sciences
Physical Fitness Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Firefighters Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences

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Wayne Hing

Person: Teaching and Research

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Rob Orr

Person: Teaching and Research

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Ben Schram

Person: Teaching and Research


Research Output 2010 2019

48 Downloads (Pure)

Ability of fitness testing to predict injury risk during initial tactical training: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Tomes, C. D., Sawyer, S., Orr, R. & Schram, B., 1 Aug 2019, In : Injury Prevention.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Exercise Test
Emergency Responders
Wounds and Injuries
Law Enforcement
33 Downloads (Pure)

Accuracy of self-reported height, body mass and derived body mass index in a group of law enforcement officers

Dawes, J., Lockie, R. G., Kukić, F., Cvorovic, A., Kornhauser, C., Holmes, R. & Orr, R. M., 31 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Criminalistics and Law. 24, 2, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Law Enforcement
1 Citation (Scopus)
47 Downloads (Pure)

A Profile of Knee Injuries Suffered by Australian Army Reserve Soldiers

Schram, B., Orr, R. M. & Pope, R. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 1, 10 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Knee Injuries
Military Personnel
Wounds and Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries

Activities 2010 2020

International Journal of Exercise Science (Journal)

Rob Orr (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Journal)

Rob Orr (Reviewer)
May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Applied Ergonomics (Journal)

Rob Orr (Reviewer)
Apr 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Press / Media

Firefighter Wellbeing and Health

Rob Orr


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Firefighters face rapid weight loss and overheating while battling fires

Rob Orr


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research