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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 several 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

Gut microbiota composition

Examining exercise medicine on gut microbiota in prostate cancer patients. PCFA New Concept 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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Research grants

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

National Health and Medical Research Council - Project Grant

2018-2023, $596,084

Can exercise delay transition to active therapy in men with low grade prostate cancer? A multi-Centre Randomized controlled trial.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Centre of Research Excellence

2016-2022, $2,498,842

Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Project Grant

2014-2019, $565,380

Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer; randomized controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies.

National Health and Medical Research Council - Grant

2009-2013, $519,331

A Phase III clinical trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer.

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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