Information related to research interest "Cancer"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Associate Professor Prue Cormie leads the Exercise Oncology team in ACU's Mark MacKillop Institute for Health Research. The Exercise Oncology team conducts research focused on the prevention and management of adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. Their work aims to enhance outcomes for people with cancer by developing and evaluating interventions that improve physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
Prue is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Her research program seeks to understand the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer and involves the convergence of exercise science, cancer care and innovation in allied health services. She has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Her track record includes over $3 million in competitive research grant funding (including NHMRC, Cancer Australia, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia) and over 70 refereed publications and book chapters.
Prue is the inaugural Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Exercise and Cancer Group and leads the Exercise and Sports Science Australia Cancer Special Interest Group. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer.
: (03) 9230 8242 (Melbourne) : Prue.Cormie@acu.edu.au
Dr Eva Zopf works for the Supportive Care in Cancer team in ACU's Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, which is lead by A/Prof Prue Cormie. The Supportive Care in Cancer team conducts research focused on the prevention and management of adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. Their work aims to enhance outcomes for people with cancer by developing and evaluating interventions that improve physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
Eva is an exercise physiologist whose research interest focuses on the role of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer. She graduated with a PhD in Sport Science at the German Sport University in Cologne, Germany and worked at the Edith Cowan University as a postdoctoral research fellow before joining ACU in July 2016. Aside from developing, conducting and evaluating exercise intervention studies in cancer patients, Eva is also dedicated to improving the supportive care services available for cancer survivors. She was involved in developing a concept of exercise medicine for cancer patients in Germany, which has been successfully implemented into the medical setting and is supported by German health insurance companies since 2015.
: 8105 (Melbourne) : Eva.Zopf@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch Exercise Science
I am an exercise physiologist whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine and behaviour change as a means to improve quality of life, particularly among older adults and in clinical populations. I am interested in functional, cardiometabolic, and vascular outcomes in a variety of populations.
: +61 2 9701 4333 (Strathfield) : Michael.Baker@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch Physiotherapy
I have worked in the field of biomedical research since commencing post-graduate studies in 1997. Since then I have been involved in a number of different internationally recognised research projects ranging from obesity to cancer. In 2008 helped I established the Division of Molecular and Gene Therapies within the Griffith Institute for Health and Medical Research. I was subsequently appointed the Head of the Clinical Research Unit. Some of the projects I am currently involved in include, genetics of type 2 diabetes, research into solid tumours (lung cancer, prostate, breast and colorectal cancer) and Chinese traditional medicines. In early 2009, I help establish a collaborative link with the Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in Guangdong Province China and more recently I have been responsible for establishing links with an industry partners.
Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to teach medical students at the University of Queensland. Since 2008 I was the course convenor (lecturer-in-charge) for anatomy and physiology at Griffith University. In this role I received many student nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards. In 2010, I also received a Commendation for outstanding performance in enhancing the quality of student learning.
: 7657 (Brisbane) : David.Good@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
I am a research psychologist and family therapist specialising in palliative care.
See my publishing profile on Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7218-5775
I am based in Canberra at the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research, which is co-located between ACU Canberra and Calvary Health Care. We conduct clinically relevant, robust research into a range of palliative care areas.
I am used to providing supervision via Skype/email etc, so don't let geography get in the way if you're interested in joining the team.
: 1363 (Canberra) : email@example.com