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Media Spokespeople

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Spokesperson Speciality Areas Phone
Anita Hobson Powell ESSA National general (07) 3862 4122
Belinda Beck Exercise and osteoporosis
Stress fractures (mechanisms, prevention and management)
(07) 5552 8793
David Bishop Sports Science (03) 9919 9471   0435 962 364
David Dunstan Exercise for Chronic Disease
Exercise for Metabolic Disease  (diabetes and obesity)
Physical Activity and Public Health
Sedentary Behaviour and Public Health
(03) 8532 1873
Elizabeth Bradshaw Sports biomechanics
Injury mechanisms
Sports performance
(03) 9953 3030
Matthew Hordern Exercise for metabolic disease 0402 862 460
Nathan Johnson Exercise for liver disease
Exercise for metabolic disease
Exercise for weight management
Sports Physiology
(02) 9351 9137
Rebecca Sealey Exercise interventions for Vietnam veterans/elderly persons with co-morbidities
Exercise and sports performance (outrigger canoeing, rugby league)
Exercise for chronic disease management and prevention
(07) 4781 4770
Robert Newton Sports Performance
Exercise for chronic disease
Exercise for cancer
Exercise for ageing
Strength and conditioning
Exercise and mental health
(08) 6304 3443
041 990 7774
Sandi Hayes Exercise for Cancer (07) 3138 9645
Steve Selig Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease
Exercise for Chronic Disease
Exercise for Weight Management
Exercise for Metabolic Disease (diabetes and obesity)
Exercise for Ageing
(03) 9251 7165
Zac Jefcoate Exercise education and general exercise enquiries – based in WA 0439 956 662