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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Health & Ageing

  • Prof Kerrie Sanders

    Professor Sanders is a clinical researcher with a focus on osteoporosis particularly relating to risk of falls and fracture. Her title of her PhD thesis was a??The epidemiology of osteoporosis in Australiaa??. She has since designed and conducted many investigator-initiated trials sponsored through the Australian nationally competitive government research funding body (NHMRC), other competitive funding schemes as well as several sponsored through commercial industry. She has extensive experience in study design, ethics reporting, recruitment, implementation of the study; database handling and statistical analysis as well as presentation and publication of results both as reports and peer-reviewed publications. Prior to commencing an academic research career, Kerrie worked as a dietitian and continues to have a strong interest in nutrition particularly as it relates to the musculoskeletal system. She is well cited for a randomized clinical trial investigating a large annual dose of vitamin D in older women to prevent falls and fractures. Health economics is another area of interest. Prof Sanders is a lead author on the first large-scale burden of disease report commissioned by Osteoporosis Australia. Much of the costing data for this report was derived from the NHMRC-funded (CIA-Sanders) multi-site project determining the cost and utilities loss of fractures related to osteoporosis.

    Phone : 3724 (Melbourne) Email : Kerrie.Sanders@acu.edu.au

  • Dr Catherine Connaughton

    Catherine is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University. In this role she has developed, implemented and evaluated health interventions, including a program designed to engage men at midlife to make positive health behaviour changes. She is also part of the biostatistics team. Catherine is an exceptionally driven early career researcher and health psychologist who has recently moved to specialise in clinical osteoporosis research. She is particularly interested in patient outcomes following fracture such quality of life, as well as medication adherence to prevent further osteoporotic fracture.

    Phone : 3700 (Melbourne) Email : catherine.connaughton@acu.edu.au

  • Dr Gemma Tatangelo

    Since graduating from her PhD in Psychology in 2014, Gemma has worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA). In this role she has designed, managed and evaluated health interventions, including a new program to improve the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia. During her PhD and research fellow roles, she has developed a range of research skills and abilities with particular focus on program development and research design. Her current research is in the areas of health psychology and ageing, with a particular focus on the needs of family carers of people with dementia. Gemma is also a member of the biostatistics team at IHA.

    Phone : 3722 (Melbourne) Email : Gemma.Tatangelo@acu.edu.au

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  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Associate Professor Prue Cormie

    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.

    Phone : (03) 9230 8242 (Melbourne) Email : Prue.Cormie@acu.edu.au

  • Nat Sch Exercise Science

  • 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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  • Dr Kassia Beetham

    I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research has focused on clinical exercise physiology in a variety of populations. In particular, my research investigates the effects of exercise training on cardiovascular outcomes in cardiometabolic patients, pre-natal and post-natal maternal and infant outcomes, and physical activity in early childhood.

    Phone : +61738616141 (Brisbane) Email : kassia.beetham@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Phillip Chapman

    My research interests include thermoregulation responses to exercise in different climatic environments. In particular, the role of the cardiovascular system under thermal stress and the limits to prolonged submaximal exercise in the heat. Other research interests include the effect of dietary manipulations and eccentric muscle damage on exercise performance.

    I am a keen cyclist and advocate exercise thoughout the lifespan as a preventative measure against chronic disease arising from a sedentary lifestyle...........not to mention it is also heaps of fun! :)

    Phone : (02) 9701 4378 (Strathfield) Email : phillip.chapman@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Liam Johnson

    Dr Johnson???s research is focused on establishing a safe and efficacious exercise-training model that will promote recovery, improve cardiovascular health and quality of life after stroke. His research in assessing how exercise capacity changes over time after stroke will inform the development of exercise training guidelines to accelerate recovery, enhance motor function and reduce the disability experienced post-stroke. Dr Johnson has expertise in exercise testing and prescription in clinical populations and balance testing, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Epworth HealthCare.

    Phone : +61399533037 (Melbourne) Email : liam.johnson@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Physiotherapy

  • Professor Nancy Louise Low Choy

    Dr Nancy Low Choy holds a joint appointment with ACU / TPCH (Q-Health) as the Professor of Physiotherapy (Aged and Neurological Rehabilitation). Dr Low Choy has considerable
    clinical, teaching and research experience with older adults and those with neurological disabilities. The joint appointment will enable research in both hospital and community settings across the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Dr Low Choy also has considerable experience in curriculum development for entry level and post-graduate coursework. She has led initiatives that have improved clinical outcomes for fallers and people with neurological disorders as well as promoting healthier ageing, prevention of falls and ageing well with a disability.

    Phone : 7685 (Brisbane) Email : Nancy.LowChoy@acu.edu.au

  • Dr Vaughan Nicholson

    Dr Nicholson is an experienced clinician in the field of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He has a particular interest in age and activity-related musculoskeletal conditions (eg. osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, osteoporosis) and exercise interventions to combat these conditions. His PhD research assessed the effectiveness of resistance training and balance based interventions on balance, strength and body composition in adults aged 55-85 years. His research continues to examine the effects of novel exercise and motor imagery interventions on the function of middle-aged and older adults.
    Dr Nicholson's other research focus is enhancing the evidence base of swimming Paralympic classification systems.

    Phone : 7687 (Brisbane) Email : vaughan.nicholson@acu.edu.au

  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Professor Colleen Doyle

    Colleen is Professor of Aged Care and supported research in a partnership agreement with Catholic Homes and Villa Maria Catholic Homes 2012-2016. The goal of her research is to improve support for older adults living in the community as well as residential care. Key areas are telehealth, e-health and dementia care as well as mental health. Colleen's doctorate from The University of Adelaide was in memory training and intellectual disability, and over the last 30 years she has built a career in aged care services and program evaluation with particular expertise in dementia and health service evaluation. She is honorary research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute and honorary professorial fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and founder of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group. She publishes in both academic and technical evaluation genres, and has received over 30 research grants since 1990, the most significant grant being the national evaluation of the federal government's Dementia Initiative (2007-10).

    Phone : 0409739136 (Melbourne) Email : Colleen.Doyle@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Liz Forbat

    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.

    Phone : 1363 (Canberra) Email : elizabeth.forbat@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Tracey McDonald AM FACN

    Appointed in 2005 to the RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at Australian Catholic University Tracey McDonald has a research and scholarship interest in issues important to veterans, clinicians and older adults concerning safety and quality care of older people; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; information technology; spirituality and life quality. In 2012, a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) was bestowed for her work in nursing, health and aged care, United Nations Expert Groups and development of national and international public health and social welfare policy.

    Qualifications and experience in public health, nursing, midwifery, education and management across the aged care and health services support involvement with public policy, clinical leadership and research.

    As director of the RSL LifeCare Centre for Practice Development and Innovation in Ageing (CPDIA) she is working on developing programs of research that will support the health and wellbeing of both veterans and the general community

    Phone : (02) 9739 2280 (North Sydney) Email : Tracey.McDonald@acu.edu.au

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  • Professor Margo Pritchard

    Professor Margo Pritchard (RN,RM,ANNN,PhD) is the Jackman Chair of Neonatal Nursing at ACU and has had extensive experience in Neonatal Intensive Care high risk paediatric nursing care and infant follow up. Her main area of research is in understanding early life neuro-rehabilitation, including screening and surveillance, acute respiratory management and longitudinal family and infant psychology and health outcomes. Professor Pritchard also has broad expertise in quantitative research, particularly diagnostic screening, longitudinal outcomes and RCT.

    Phone : 07 31636845 (Brisbane) Email : Margo.Pritchard@acu.edu.au

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Adem Sav

    Dr Adem Sav is a Lecturer in Public Health, within the School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. Adem has published in the areas of chronic disease, burden of treatment, health service delivery, community pharmacy, men's health issues, work-life balance, and health promotion. In recent years, his work has increasingly focused on health issues of minority/cultural populations. Adem is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Menzies Health Institute and has been rewarded with a "Research Excellence Team Award" by Vice Chancellor's Office at Griffith University, for his innovative and high-impact research.

    Phone : 7462 (Brisbane) Email : Adem.Sav@acu.edu.au

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