Information related to research interest "Obesity"

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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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  • Nat Sch Physiotherapy

  • Dr David Andrew Good

    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.

    Phone : 7657 (Brisbane) Email : David.Good@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Associate Professor Leah Brennan

    Biographical Information

    I am a Clinical, Health, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Australian Catholic University Melbourne. My primary areas of research include; (1) the role of psychology in understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns and their biopsychosocial comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, depression, stigma), (2) the role of parents in improving child behaviour and well being, and (3) promoting evidence-based practice and the generation of practice-based evidence in 'real-world' settings.

    I am particularly interested in developing and/or evaluating evidence based interventions, conducting intervention trials (including efficacy, effectiveness, implementation) and evaluating the effectiveness of real-world treatment programs. I work closely with a range of hospital, community and private treatment services and have recently lead the establishment of the ACU Clinic for Health Eating and Weight to provide high quality low cost assessment, treatment and support for eating, weight and body image concerns and to facilitate clinical research in this area.

    Phone : 3662 (Melbourne) Email : Leah.Brennan@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Science

  • Dr Isabelle Lys

    Dr Isabelle Lys is interested in research involving animal/human/cell models of chronic diseases (eg obesity, diabetes), exercise physiology, enhancing experiences in teaching and learning of science in higher education, environmental health/science and steroid hormone regulation and function in animals and humans.

    Dr Isabelle Lys worked as a research assistant in the Endocrinology and Molecular Biology lab at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne under the supervision of Assoc Prof Timothy Cole. During her PhD studies she worked for the Department of Biology and Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne as a sessional tutor and laboratory demonstrator. Dr Lys also lived and taught Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics as a residential tutor at International House, University of Melbourne from 2009 to 2013. After her Phd studies, she completed a one year postdoctoral research position at Ottawa Health and Research Institute, Canada from 2003-2004 studying hormone interactions during breast cancer development in breast cancer cells. Then she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for AgResearch in Hamilton, New Zealand from 2004 to 2007, investigating endocrinology, health, fertility and reproduction in both normal and transgenic cattle.

    From 2007 to 2010, Dr Lys commenced her first lectureship in Health and Life Sciences at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014, she commenced as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science at Charles Darwin University, Australia, prior to commencing her lectureship in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University in January 2015. She is passionate about learning and teaching practices for students and staff in health and biosciences, and have a wide range of interests in research into both sciences and science education disciplines.

    Qualifications

    -Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
    -Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University
    -PhD in General Medicine, Monash University
    -Graduate Certicate in Teaching and Learning in Higher -Education, Charles Darwin University
    -Master of Education International, Charles Darwin University

    Phone : +617 3623 7355 (Brisbane) Email : Isabelle.Lys@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Dr Trentham Furness

    Jointly appointed with NorthWestern Mental Health. Located at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. NWMH is the largest public mental health service provider in Australia. We have created an active and engaging research culture among the clinical staff at many of NWMH AMHS. Supervised by Professor Kim Foster, our research is strengthened by access to services, clinicians, consumers, and carers. We welcome honours and post graduate students to contact us to pursue research projects.

    Phone : +61 03 93428255 (Melbourne) Email : trentham.furness@acu.edu.au

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