Information related to research interest "Chronic Disease"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat Sch Exercise Science

  • Professor Justin Kemp

    1. Diversity and plasticity of skeletal muscle: muscle structure and function in disease, fibre type transition.
    2. Physical activity and chronic disease: metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma.
    3. Nutritional/ergogenic strategies for elite sports performance.
    4. Applied sports science and performance.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3031 (Melbourne) Email : Justin.Kemp@acu.edu.au

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  • Associate Professor Michael Baker

    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.

    Phone : +61 2 9701 4333 (Strathfield) Email : Michael.Baker@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Dr Carina Chan

    Dr Carina Chan is the Deputy Head of School of Psychology (Brisbane). She joined Australian Catholic University in March 2014. A graduate of the University of Auckland in New Zealand and trained in health psychology, Carina's primary interest and expertise are in the psychosocial aspects of understanding health and health behaviours. She has strong interests in health promotion and the prevention and management of chronic diseases, some of her recent projects included the development and implementation of a community-based Malaysia Diabetes Prevention Program, the development of a diabetes risk representation measure and modification of a diabetes risk assessment tool.

    She has also conducted projects on eating disorders, HPV vaccination, workplace health psychology and psychological assessment. Carina has previously worked in a developing country and has been involved in regional research training and building research capabilities in prevention and management of chronic diseases in South-east Asia.

    Carina was a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is the President of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) and the inaugural chairperson of INSPIRE (International Network for Supporting Promising Individual Researchers in their Early career) at the International Society of Behavioural Medicine. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being.

    Phone : 7891 (Brisbane) Email : carina.chan@acu.edu.au

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