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Human Performance Research Network

A venn diagram depicting the scientific approach to the warfighter - the overlaps between mind, body, team and tools
The science behind the warfighter

DST and the Australian Army have established the Human Performance Research network (HPRnet, pronounced hip-er-net) to enhance the performance of Australia’s military personnel.

Funded by Army and led by DST, HPRnet brings together leading research teams from academic institutions across Australia to provide cross-disciplinary expertise to enhance soldiers’ performance, physically and cognitively.

Based on a model of mutual investment and open engagement, the aim of the network is to establish an enduring partnership with, and between, members of the  Human Performance Research community. 

A total of $4M over four years has been committed to the establishment and operation of HPRnet. There is the potential for further investment to expand and extend HPRnet in the future.

Seven universities are currently part of the network:

  • University of Canberra
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of South Australia
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Victoria University

HPRnet Symposium

The 2018 HPRnet symposium will be held on 28 November at Curtin University in Western Australia, in conjunction with the Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS).

More information

For more information, contact the HPRnet Coordinator:


Telephone: 0438 999 530

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