Associate Professor Prue Cormie - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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)
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Research Interests

Exercise Physiology ; Exercise as medicine ; Cancer ; Supportive Care ;

Methods Expertise

Randomised Control Trials ;

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