Peter has over 12 years experience in academia and in health including working at the University of Sydney, the Northern Sydney Area Health Service, and at CSU. He has teacher education training and his teaching style is centered on applying ways in which to offer the learner a variety of sensory, social, and individualised learning contexts in order to enhance the learning experience. Peter has worked in cardiology and in outpatient clinics within the hospital context.
During his employment at CSU, Peter has sought to enhance his professional development through engaging in seminars in the First Year Experience, Small and Competitive grants, and Using Learning Technologies in building Frameworks. Other professional activities include being an academic journal manuscript reviewer for Brain Research, and the Chinese Journal of Physiology.
Peter has delivered university undergraduate subjects in first, second, and third year, and has supervised research based Honours projects. His rationale on teaching is that everyone learns differently. We have several ways in which information is processed by our sensory, perceptual, and intellectual systems. Hence it is important to apply ways in which to offer the learner a variety of sensory, social, and individualised learning contexts in order to enhance the learning experience. Using contemporary technologies and an array of delivery styles, a variety of auditory, proprioceptive, visual, interactive, and practical learning experiences can enhance the learning process in order to meet individual needs for today and the future.
Additionally, Peter's teaching emphasis is placed on promoting critical reason aided by observation and experimentation. This recognises the need to study nature systematically, using logical processes in thought, and deriving reason through a rigorous study of particulars. This approach has been the process of scientific reasoning and the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom of which Peter looks to impart to learners in subjects within the sciences. On this basis, a learner can begin to exercise analytical, reflective, and critical judgement and to appreciate learning as a lifelong, enriching process.
In order to gather and analyse data on pain and pain-related events, Peter has employed measurement procedures such as the nociceptive withdrawal reflex, sensory perceptual ratings, somatosensory cortical evoked potentials, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. During these procedures, Peter has collaborated with the Department of Radiology at Westmead Hospital, Brain Dynamics Centre, School of Psychology at CSU, and the Centre for Sensory Motor Research at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
Peter is currently collaborating in research projects involving acupuncture with the University of Technology, Sydney and on motor pathway output on nociceptive reflexes with the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at CSU.
|2011||Seminar, School of Psychology, CSU||Functional brain imaging in chronic pain disorder|
|2011||Presentation, Central West Physiotherapy group||Effects of aerobic exercise rehabilitation for persons with chronic pain disorder|
|2011||3rd Place Research Focus Award: Cromer, M.,Escalona,A., Mayuresh Korgaonkar, M., and Micalos, P.S.. SMRT 20th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada||The Use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Evaluation of Fibromyalgia.|
|2011||Community Presentation for Bathurst Running Inc, at CSU||Nutrition strategies and exercise performance|
|2011||Workshop, Western Region Academy of Sport, at CSU||Human Anatomy & Biomechanics|
|2010||Presentation, CSU Faculty of Education Research Forum||Effects of acupuncture on experimental pain parameters|
|2009||Seminar, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, CSU||Pain, Exercise, and Philosophy|
|2006||Seminar, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, Charles Sturt University||Effects of exercise on pain thresholds|
|2004||Podium Presentation, Australian Sports Medicine Conference||The electromyographical output during repeated isometric exercise|
|2002||Poster Presentation, Australian Sports Medicine Conference||'Effect of Short Sleep Nap on exercise performance parameters'|
|2001||Poster Presentation, Australian Sports Medicine Conference||The electromyographical output associated with strength and aging|
|2000||Poster Presentation, American College of Sports Medicine conference||Pain inhibition and exercise|
|2000||Seminar, Human Movement studies Unit||Pain theories|
|1999||Poster Presentation, American College of Sports Medicine conference||Ammonia and lactate responses to isokinetic arm and leg exercise|
|1998||Research Colloquium, CSU School of Teacher Education Research Colloquium||School/Unit Seminar presentation on Testing anaerobic power|
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Australian Sports Medicine conference, podium presentation
Efficacy of perceptually-mediated aerobic exercise rehabilitation for treatment of chronic pain: a pilot study
School of Biomedical Sciences Research presentation, CSU
Exercise induced pain inhibition: Fact or artefact
Symposium presentation: The 3rd Biennial Symposium on The Future of Fatigue – A Broad Concept
Pain and neurosensory modulation following aerobic exercise
Presentation to the School Research Panel, School of Biomedical Sciences, CSU Bathurst,
Teaching-research nexus: The relationship between teaching and research
Poster presentation, International Symposium on Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Micalos, P.S., Zaslawski, C.J., Berle, C., Pak, S. C.
Methodology for assessing the effect of needle acupuncture compared to laser treatment on delayed onset muscle soreness: A proposed double-blind randomised controlled pilot study.
CSU Bathurst half marathon, community seminar
The effects of dietary fat intake on exercise performance
Pak SC, Micalos P. 20-22 May 2011. Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference, Perth, WA
Non-effect of manual needle acupuncture on experimental pain parameters in healthy young men.
Seminar, School of Psychology, CSU
Functional brain imaging in chronic pain disorder
Presentation, Central West Physiotherapy group
Effects of aerobic exercise rehabilitation for persons with chronic pain disorder
3rd Place Research Focus Award: Cromer, M.,Escalona,A., Mayuresh Korgaonkar, M., and Micalos, P.S.. SMRT 20th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada
The use of functional magnetic resonance Imaging in evaluation of Fibromyalgia.
Community Presentation for Bathurst Running Inc, CSU, Bathurst
Nutrition strategies and exercise performance
Workshop, Western Region Academy of Sport (Coach he Coach), at CSU
Human Anatomy & Biomechanics
Presentation, CSU Faculty of Education Research Forum, CSU Wagga Wagga
Effects of acupuncture on experimental pain parameters
Seminar, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, CSU, Bathurst
Pain, Exercise, and Philosophy
Seminar, School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, CSU, Bathurst
Effects of exercise on pain threshold