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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Professor David Dunstan

    Professor David Dunstan is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and is based in Melbourne at the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition within the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. He is also the head of the Physical Activity laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. His research focuses on the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. His research program has attracted considerable external funding from the NHMRC, VicHealth and the National Heart Foundation. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, including publications in high impact journals such as Circulation, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, Obesity Reviews, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Over the past 15 years, Professor Dunstan has established an extensive media profile including interviews with 60 Minutes, ABC Catalyst, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times and the LA Times.

    Phone : 8201 (Melbourne) Email : David.Dunstan@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Yih Kai Chan

    Dr Yih Kai Chan is a research fellow at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University. He has over 10 years of academic teaching, clinical and scientific experience across the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity research. He currently leads the clinical data management group and works in an integrated portfolio of studies designed to develop, test and apply innovative, cost-effective health interventions to address the current gaps in our ability to prevent, detect and manage cardiovascular disease, obesity and associated metabolic disorders. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals including the Lancet, BMJ, European Heart Journal and Circulation and is a regular presenter at National/International cardiology conferences.

    Phone : 8054 (Melbourne) Email : yihkai.chan@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Physiotherapy

  • Ms Susan Reid

    Dr. Sue Reid is a senior lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. She has been a recognised manipulative physiotherapist (Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) since 1987 and a Certified Mulligan Practitioner since 2010. Her clinical interests are treating neck pain, dizziness, headaches, and concussion. Sue has completed her research masters and PhD on the identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness and pain. She has also published on neurodynamic testing of the upper limb and validating Dr Goniometer for forearm movement. She has published in international journals, written book chapters, presented Webinars, and workshops internationally. Current research projects include physiotherapy management after a fractured radius, musculoskeletal pain related to usage of mobile device usage, and concussion prevention and treatment.

    Phone : 2267 (North Sydney) Email : sue.reid@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Professor John Gleeson

    John Gleeson is a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience in severe mental health problems. His research interests include psychological treatments in youth with psychosis, the use of moderated on-line social interventions for youth with mental health problems, and experience sampling methods in the understanding of anxiety and mood problems.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3108 (Melbourne) Email : John.Gleeson@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Izelle Labuschagne

    I am a clinical neuroscientist and a Research Fellow in the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre within the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. In addition to training as a neuroscientist, I also obtained accredited training in Psychology during my undergraduate studies at Monash University and at Swinburne University of Technology.

    Within our Centre, I lead a major program of research on social cognitive neurosciences. This involves directing a group of researchers and students on research involving oxytocin and human participants in studies involving healthy ageing as well as clinical groups (e.g., social anxiety disorder).

    My research examines the social cognitive and emotional processes in humans, and in particular, how psychiatric illnesses and ageing affect these processes. I also examine how, when and why the healthy ageing brain, show declines in core social cognitive functions. My research incorporates a variety of brain imaging techniques (such as fMRI, DTI, EEG, EMG, tDCS, and fNIRS), cognitive assessments, and neuropsychopharmacological manipulations. I have conducted randomised and double-blind placebo-controlled trials in humans investigating the effects of antidepressants such as SSRIs, serotonergic precursors such as tryptophan, and more recently, neuropeptides such as oxytocin. My research uses both healthy as well as clinical samples including social anxiety disorder, Huntington's disease and body image disorders. Using a variety of research methods, I strive to understand the neurobiological mechanisms implicated in dysfunctional social cognitive and emotional processes in humans, with an aim to improve quality of life and develop more refined and targeted treatment options for mental health disorders.

    Phone : 03 9953 3816 (Melbourne) Email : izelle.labuschagne@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Professor Paul Carding

    I am Professor of Speech Pathology and have published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the feild. I have succesfully co-supervised 7 PhD students to completion and have supervised numerous MSc projects. My main areas of academic interest are: voice disorders, Speech Pathology treatment effectiveness and efficiency and speech, voice and swallowing outcome measurement.

    Phone : 7863 (Brisbane) Email : Paul.Carding@acu.edu.au

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  • Associate Professor Shawn Somerset

    Shawn Somerset leads the national program in public health at Australian Catholic University. He has tertiary qualifications in Nutrition and in Infectious Disease Immunology. He has worked in government, industry and university sectors on food and nutrition-related projects in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His general field of interest relates to how the world is fed, the various controls, barriers and facilitators involved, and how the expanding world population will find food into the future. Answers to these issues span a range of research contexts, from clinical investigations into the impact of various diets on health and disease, through to population-based studies on determinants of food consumption a?? issues that are central across the world, in countries both rich and poor.

    Phone : +61 7 3623 7183 (Brisbane) Email : Shawn.Somerset@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Suzanne Kuys

    Dr Kuys is a highly experienced clinician and researcher having received several awards for her outstanding research and clinical achievements. Her research interests include rehabilitation following stroke, gait and balance rehabilitation, ageing, outcome measures and cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations.

    Phone : 6049 (Brisbane) Email : Suzanne.Kuys@acu.edu.au

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