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Research activity

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


  • 2017 – 2018   Aussie Fans in Training: A weight loss program in sport settings.    Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation).  $293,786.00
  • 2017 – 2021   Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship (CRE-PCS).  National Health and Medical Research Council.  $441,110.00


  • 2016 – 2017 Can exercise interfere with sclerotic tumour formation and reduce tumour growth in advanced prostate cancer patients with bone metastasis?  A phase I, randomised clinical trial examining feasibility, safety and efficacy.  Cancer Council of WA Inc/Grant - Early Career Investigator. $34,742.00.
  • 2016 – 2018 Mechanicalmodulation of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: Can targetedexercise suppress osteolytic tumour progression?  National Breast CancerFoundation/Pilot Study Grant.$184,300.00.


  • 2015 – 2016 Medicaland Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) 2014 (Round 18).  Department ofHealth WA/Medical and Health Research Infrastructure. $31,133.00.
  • 2015 – 2017 CancerCouncil Western Australia Early Cancer Researcher of the Year Award 2015.  Cancer Council of WA Inc/Research Excellence Award. $10,000.00.
  • 2015 – 2018 SpinalCord Injury Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Spinal CordAustralia and Edith Cowan University.  SpinalCord Injuries Australia/Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Grant. $1,042,080.00
  • 2015 – 2017 ExerciseMedicine for the Management of Cancer - Department of Health WA/Near Miss MeritAwards. $50,000.00
  • 2015 – 2017 Mechanicalmodulation of bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer patients: Cantargeted exercise suppress sclerotic tumour progression?  A pilot study.  Exercise & Sports Science Australia/Clinical Exercise Physiology ResearchGrant. $15,000.00
  • 2015 – 2016 NHMRCEquipment Grant National Health andMedical Research Council/Equipment Grant 2015. $6,798.00


  • 2014-2017: Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies, National Health and Medical Research Council, Project Grants, $565,380
  • 2014-2017: Improving health outcomes after cancer through exercise: a survivorship program, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Fellowship, $320,000


  • 2013-2015: Provision of Survey Data Collection Services to the Department of Health: Influence of Lifestyle Factors on Non-Communicable Disease in Western Australians, Department of Health WA, Tender, $3,503,899
  • 2013-2015: The Efficacy of Environmental Enrichment as a Treatment for Huntington's Disease; Australian Huntington Disease Association (Inc) WA, $563,004
  • 2013: NHMRC Equipment Grant 2013, NHMRC, $10,735.
  • 2013-2014: Can exercise mitigate chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients? Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit (CAPCREU), $19,565.
  • 2013-2016: Joint PhD Scholarship in Lung Cancer, Australian Lung Foundation & ECU, $53,000.


  • 2012-2014: Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone suppression in prostate cancer patients; is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation and what is the time course and persistence of benefits? Cancer Australia Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme, $446,276.
  • 2012-2014: Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone, $296,820.
  • 2012: Actigraph Physical Activity Monitoring System. Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – Equipment Grant, $33,000.
  • 2012-2013: Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy. Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship, $54,439.
  • 2012-2013: Rev Up! - a pilot church-based healthy lifestyle intervention. Uniting Church in Australia, $53,000.
  • 2012-2013: Efficacy of an oncologist recommended exercise program on cancer related fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radical radiotherapy. Edith Cowan University Early Career Research Grant, $25,000.
  • 2012-2013: Exercise and Nutrition Intervention for Patient’s with Psoriasis. Abbott Australasia, $175,369.


  • 2011-2014: Spinal Cord Injury Collaborative Research: A partnership between Spinal Cord Injury Australia and Edith Cowan University, $581,189.
  • 2011-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Exercise as Medicine for Cancer, The Cancer Council of Western Australia, $250,000.
  • 2011-2014: Exercise is Medicine, Australian Federal Government’s Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Program, $988,188.
  • 2011-2013: Proscan for Life: A Multimodal Supportive Care Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer, Cancer Council Australia/Beyond Blue, $598,194.
  • 2011-2012: Exercise Training to Improve Physical Functioning and Exercise Adoption in Lung Cancer Survivors: a Randomized Controlled Trial, Edith Cowan University Early Career Research Grant Scheme, $24,960.
  • 2011-2012: Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy, Cancer Council of Western Australia, $24,850.


  • 2010-2013: Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases , Cancer Council of Western Australia, $25,080.
  • 2010-2011: Equipment Grant pQCT XCT 3000 Clinical, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, $80,000.
  • 2010-2011: Exercise for the Management of Lympoedema in Breast Cancer Survivors, University of Canberra, DVCR Research Fellowship, $21,923.
  • 2010-2011: Exercise as Medicine for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer Survivors, Edith Cowan University, $24,993.
  • 2010-2011: Mechanical Specificity of Weightlifting Movement , National Strength and Conditioning Association, $14,950 USD.
  • 2010: Efficacy and safety of high versus low intensity resistance exercise in breast cancer, Cancer Council of Western Australia and Queensland, $100,350.


  • 2009-2012: Lucrin Exercise Trial, Abbotts Australia, $174,856.
  • 2009-2012: RADAR - Population based exercise intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients (PCFA Young Investigator Grant), Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, $432,750.
  • 2009-2011: A Phase III Clinic Trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer, National Health And Medical Research Centre, $500,000.
  • 2009-2010: Lucrin Exercise Support, Abbotts Australia, $100,390.
  • 2008-2011: Promoting Physical Activity to Improve the Outcomes of Depression in Later Life (Activedep), Healthways, $359,927.
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