Dr Kassia Beetham - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


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
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Clinical Exercise Physiology ; Women's Health ; Pregnancy ; Early Childhood ; Chronic Disease ;

Methods Expertise

Randomised Control Trials ; Prospective cohort studies ; Systematic reviews and meta-analyses ; Repeated Measures Cohort Designs ; Cross-sectional research ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Feasibility of higher intensity exercise in patients with chronic kidney disease, in Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness


High-intensity interval training and cardiac autonomic control in individuals with metabolic syndrome: A randomised trial, in International Journal of Cardiology

Low-volume high-intensity interval training is sufficient to ameliorate the severity of metabolic syndrome, in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

Oxidative stress is associated with decreased heart rate variability in patients with chronic kidney disease, in Redox Report


12 min/week of high-intensity interval training reduces aortic reservoir pressure in individuals with metabolic syndrome: a randomized trial, in Journal of Hypertension


Left ventricular global longitudinal strain is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease, in BMC Nephrology

The impact of high-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity continuous training on vascular function: a systematic review and meta-analysis, in Sports Medicine


High-intensity interval training in patients with lifestyle- induced cardiometabolic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Oxidative stress contributes to muscle atrophy in chronic kidney disease patients, in Redox Report


Contribution of autonomic dysfunction to abnormal exercise blood pressure in type 2 diabetes mellitus, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport