At MMIHR, our research students are an integral part of our scholarly community and intellectual vision.

We host both international and local research candidates under the direction of leading scholars. If you would like to join our team as a research candidate, please visit ‘Study with us’ for more information.

Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program

Sitting time and glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes

Mr Christian Brakenridge | Supervisors: Professor David Dunstan & Dr Alison Carver

Interrupting prolonged sedentary sitting with intermittent standing and short bouts of walking 

Mr Francis Dzakpasu | Supervisors: Professor David Dunstan Dr Alison Carver

Modelling the spread of atrophy in Huntington's disease using network diffusion model (NDM)

Mr Madan Kc | Supervisors: Dr Govinda Poudel & Professor Ester Cerin 

A randomised control trial to promote "sitting less and moving move" in adult office workers with Type 2 Diabetes: impact on mental health

Ms Rumya Pathmanathan | Supervisors: Professor David Dunstan Dr Alison Carver

Understanding the impact of prolonged sitting and intermittent physical activity on vascular functions across states of dysmetabolism adults

Ms Frances Taylor | Supervisors: Professor David Dunstan & Professor Ester Cerin 

Exercise and Nutrition Research Program

How AMPK - glycogen binding disruption in vivo leads to tissue fat accumulation 

Mr Mehdi Belhaj | Supervisors: Dr Nolan Hoffman & Professor John Hawley 

Matters of the heart: An exercise medicine approach to counteracting the adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer

Ms Ashley Bigaran | Supervisors: Dr Eva Zopf

Evaluating cardiovascular disease and the impact of exercise among women with breast cancer

Ms Kelcey Bland | Supervisors: Dr Eva Zopf & Professor Luc van Loon 

Intergrating exercise interventions within routine healthcare: a plan to inform policy and practice

Ms Louise Czosnek | Supervisors: Dr Eva Zopf

The effects of energy availability in the interaction between muscle, iron and bone metabolism in elite athletes

Ms Nikita Fensham | Supervisors: Professor Louise Burke & Professor John Hawley

The impact of AMPK glycogen binding on exercise metabolism and glycogen dynamics

Ms Natalie Janzen | Supervisors: Dr Nolan Hoffman & Professor John Hawley 

The circadian influence on satellite cells in Type 2 Diabetes

Mr Ryan Kahn | Supervisors: Associate Professor Orly Lacham Kaplan & Professor John Hawley 

Investigating the role of CaMKK2 in mediating the mental health benefits of exercise 

Ms Jacqueline Kaiser | Supervisors: Professor John Hawley 

Nutrition related risk factors for rib stress fracture in rowing

Ms Bronwen Lundy | Supervisors: Professor Louise Burke & Professor John Hawley

Best practice measures of resting metabolic rate to diagnose low energy availability 

Ms Aimee Morabito | Supervisors: Professor Louise Burke & Professor John Hawley

Strategies to enhance exercise economy and performance in road event athletes 

Mr Brent Vallance | Supervisors: Professor Louise Burke & Dr Alannah McKay 

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