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Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant

Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant in 2016

ESSA Congratulates the 2017 Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant Winner

This year, the Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant was extremely competitive, with many very high quality applications submitted. ESSA wishes to congratulate the winner of the 2017 Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant, Hannah Thomas
 
Details of Hannah’s winning application:

Investigator: Hannah Thomas

Project Title: Impact of Distinct Exercise Modalities on Cerebrovascular Function in Mono- and Di-zygotic Twins

Summary: Exercise is imperative for healthy aging and disease prevention. One of the main benefits of exercise is its’ effect on blood vessels.
Twins allow us to investigate which form of training has greater benefit for the brain, and if responsiveness to exercise is influenced more by environment or genetics.

Associate Investigators:
Assistant Professor Louise Naylor
Winthrop Professor Daniel Green
Postdoctoral researcher Kurt Smith
PhD Candidate Channa Marsh
Associate Professor Kathryn Ellis

Administering Organisation: The University of Western Australia

 

Congratulations to Hannah and her team.

 


 

About the Grant

ESSA is offering the Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant in 2017, to encourage members to engage in clinical exercise physiology research, in association with a relevant organisation/association or university, as appropriate, which will encourage participation in exercise or physical activity leading to better health outcomes. 

The aim of the grant is to:

  • Support research to develop clinical exercise physiology practice
  • Encourage applied research in the field of clinical exercise physiology that will encourage participation in exercise or physical activity leading to better health outcomes

Applications for up to $16,000 (AUD) will be considered and the selection of successful applicants will be based on merit and meeting the eligibility criteria. The project will be funded based on consideration of the proposed budget. 

The grant may be used for any purpose associated with achievement of the aims of the research project. This may include participant reimbursements, small items of equipment, laboratory fees and consumable costs, any required travel and accommodation directly related to the project and any required laboratory or administration fees. The grant may not be used to fund any staff costs or any expenses associated with presentation of any aspect of the project at a conference. 

To be eligible for the grant, the principal investigator of the research team must have been a financial member for the past two years and the team must include an AEP.  ESSA National Board members, ESSA Research Committee members, ESSA staff and student members are not eligible to apply. 

The successful applicant will also be required to communicate the findings of their research to members through a webinar-based professional development program in 2018.

If you have any queries relating to the grant please email info@essa.org.au

 


 

Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant 2016 Winner 

Investigator: Kemi Wright

Project Title: Evaluating physical activity outcomes of children following a physical literacy intervention utilising parent coaches

Summary: This research assesses the physical activity of children following participation in a physical literacy intervention with their parents/guardians. Activity participation is key for health and development, and strategies for increasing activity in at-risk children will inform guidelines and community exercise programs including parents/guardians, clinicians, and coaches. 

Associate Investigators:
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Dr Ben Jackson
Dr James Dimmock
Dr Ashleigh Thornton
Dr Melissa Licari
Dr Louise Naylor
Dr Timothy Ackland

Administering Organisation: The University of Western Australia

 

 

Clinical Exercise Physiology  Research Grant 2016 –Highly commended

Project Title: S.A.F.E: Safety And Feasibility of Exercise for breast cancer patients with a high disease burden

Investigator: Dr Rosa Spence

Administering Organisation: Queensland University of Technology

 

Clinical Exercise Physiology  Research Grant 2016 –Highly commended

Project Title: Single-leg cycling in an aging population: targeting the periphery

Investigator: Nicole Gordon

Administering Organisation: Murdoch University

 

Clinical Exercise Physiology  Research Grant 2016 –Highly commended

Project Title: Peer support for the maintenance of physical activity and health following an exercise intervention in cancer survivors: A pilot study.

Investigator: Dr Tina Skinner

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland