Areas of expertise: exercise Oncology
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3446-2698
Phone: +613 9230 8242
Location: ACU Melbourne Campus
Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Her track record includes over $9 million in competitive research grant funding and over 70 refereed publications and book chapters. She leads the Exercise Oncology Team within the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.
Associate Professor Cormie’s research program seeks to understand the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer and involves the convergence of exercise science, cancer care and innovation in allied health services. She has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer.
Associate Professor Cormie is the inaugural Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Exercise Cancer Group and leads the Exercise and Sports Science Australia Cancer Special Interest Group. She is a passionate science communicator with over 250 invited presentations in the last 5 years including in a TEDTalk: A new contender in the fight against cancer.