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Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary alliance of research centres and expertise with extensive national and international linkages.


The Exercise Medicine Research Institute has a number of ongoing research projects which have attracted funds from a number of external organisations.

Active surveillance

Active Surveillance

Investigating exercise medicine in patients with low grade cancer. NHMRC project grant.

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Pre-Radical Cystectomy

Pre-Radical Cystectomy

Examining exercise medicine prior to cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer. ANZUP Below the belt.

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Investigating exercise medicine on prostate cancer survival. Movember Foundation.

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Sexual health

Sexual Health in Prostate Cancer

Examining exercise medicine and psychosexual therapies on sexual health outcomes. NHMRC project grant.

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The Exercise Medicine Research Institute has published widely in the area of exercise oncology and exercise as a treatment for cancer. You can view this research by clicking the linked article.

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Exercise clinic

Exercise clinic

The Vario Health Clinic is the commercial entity of the Institute and it delivers best practice, evidence-based wellness programs and integrated consulting and assessment services to the community.

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    Professional development

    The Exercise Medicine Research Institute has designed courses to provide critical information for allied health professionals to further enhance their own careers and to provide effective advice about the role of exercise in the management of cancer.

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    Our facilities and equipment are carefully designed and selected to guarantee versatile exercise solutions and high capacity, reliable and reputable results that ensure our research outcomes continue to lead scientific breakthroughs.

ECU Survey Research Centre

Survey Research Centre

The ECU Survey Research Centre conducts high quality health survey research for the University, government departments and other health-related organisations and universities.

Staff at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute

Staff and students

The Institute has 30 members of staff and 7 doctoral candidates.

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