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Professor Robert Newton

Prof of Exercise & Sports Science

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3443, Mobile: 0419 907 774, Email: r.newton@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.220
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 3443  
Mobile: 0419 907 774  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 2499  
Email: r.newton@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.220  

 

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Southern Cross University, 1998 .
  • BScHons (Bachelor of Science Honours), The University of Queensland, 1986 .
  • Master of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, 1986 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2014 - 2017,  $565,380.
  • Provision of Survey Data Collection Services to the Department of Health: Influence of Lifestyle Factors on Non-Communicable Disease in Western Australians,  Department of Health WA,  Tender,  2013 - 2018,  $3,503,899.
  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $508,820.
  • Edith Cowan University and the Australian Lung Foundation/Bantoft Family Bequest PhD Scholarship,  Lung Foundation Australia,  Scholarship,  2014 - 2016,  $78,000.
  • Exercise as a Therapeutic Tool in the Management of Mesothelioma,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2015 - 2017,  $523,556.
  • Resistance training frequency: Effect on motivation and adherence to train, overall health status and neuromuscular performance,  Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture,  Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $279,765.
  • Research protocol for exercise and nutrition intervention for patients with psoriasis,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $160,000.
  • Exercise medicine for the prevention and management of chronic disease,  The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education ,  CRN - Grant,  2011 - 2016,  $988,188.
  • Investigating the health benefits of volunteering by seniors,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery,  2014 - 2016,  $568,303.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2012 - 2013,  $24,033.
  • Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) 2013 (Round 17),  Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund,  MHRIF - Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $34,963.
  • The Efficacy of Environmental Enrichment as a Treatment for Huntington's Disease,  Australian Huntington Disease Association (Inc) WA,  Lotterywest Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $809,484.
  • Round 15 Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) 2011,  Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund,  MHRIF - Grant,  2012,  $27,280.
  • Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone suppression in prostate cancer patients; is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation and what is the time course and persistence of benefits?,  Cancer Australia,  Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme,  2012 - 2015,  $446,276.
  • Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $296,820.
  • Care Component: Lifestyle Exercise Prescription,  Movember Foundation Australia,  Australian Survivorship Action Plan,  2014,  $104,969.
  • Exercise Training to Improve Physical Functioning and Exercise Adoption in Lung Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,912.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Spinal Cord Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $1,069,088.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy,  Australian Unity Foundation,  Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship,  2011 - 2012,  $48,581.
  • Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund 2012 Round 16,  Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund,  MHRIF - Grant,  2013,  $30,333.
  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $471,531.
  • Lucrin Immediate Exercise Trial,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $158,960.
  • The development and evaluation of a comprehensive sport-science testing protocol for competitive surfers,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Efficacy and Safety of High Versus Low Intensity Resistance Exercise, with and without Compression for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2011,  $57,175.
  • A Phase III Clinical Trial of Exercise Modalities on Treatment Side-Effects in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $519,331.
  • Combating Metabolic Syndrome in the Australian Aboriginal Urban Population: Exercise Strategies,  National Heart Foundation,  Scholarship,  2010 - 2012,  $59,839.
  • The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Clinical Measures of Disease Progression and Quality of Life for Patients with Huntington's Disease,  Australian Huntington Disease Association (Inc) WA,  Lotterywest Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $530,317.
  • Population Based Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients - RADAR,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2009 - 2012,  $476,026.
  • Efficacy and Safety of High Versus Low Intensity Resistance Exercise, with and without Compression for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2011,  $50,175.
  • Efficacy of an oncologist recommended exercise program on cancer related fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radical radiotherapy,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Actigraph Physical Activity Monitoring System,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Equipment Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $45,000.
  • Round 14 Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) 2010,  Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund,  MHRIF - Grant,  2011,  $23,013.
  • Mechanical Specificity of Weightlifting Movements to Athletic Performance,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $13,591.
  • Promoting Physical Activity to Improve the Outcome of Depression in Later Life (ACTIVEDEP),  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $143,545.
  • Equipment Grant for pQCT XCT 3000 Clinical,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2011,  $157,339.
  • Muscle-tendon unit adaptations to heavy squat and jump squat training,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  NSCA - Graduate Research Grant (Doctoral),  2011 - 2012,  $8,057.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,850.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2010 - 2011,  $25,080.
  • Metals exposure and musculoskeletal and renal health in peri-menopausal Australian women,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,672.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise to Reduce Co-Morbidity in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $222,118.
  • Exercise as Medicine for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $24,993.
  • Strengthening the role of exercise physiologists in overcoming childhood obesity,  Telstra Foundation,  Grant,  2005 - 2010,  $88,183.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise to Reduce Treatment Side-Effects in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $74,165.
  • Let's Go Men's Health,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $65,000.
  • Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care,  Department of Industry and Resources,  Centre of Excellence,  2005 - 2010,  $2,060,186.
  • Lucrin Exercise Support Program,  Abbot Australasia Pty Ltd,  Abbott - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $46,000.
  • Keeping the aged healthy, happy and independent through physical and cognitive exercise,  J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust,  Grant,  2005 - 2009,  $446,100.
  • Exercise Physiology,  Centre of Excellence for Alzheimers Disease Research and Care,  Fellowship,  2006 - 2009,  $252,721.
  • Monitoring of Training of Elite Australia Rules Football Players (2008 season),  West Coast Eagles Football Club,  Grant,  2008,  $10,474.
  • Monitoring of training of elite Australian Rules Football players,  West Coast Eagles Football Club,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $11,505.
  • The Rotary Waist Disposal Challenge: Implementation and Evaluation of Program,  Australian Rotary Health Research Fund,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $40,000.
  • Developing an EORTC quality of life module for Proctitis,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $60,000.
  • The Rotary Waist Disposal Challenge: Implementation and Evaluation of Telephone Lifestyle Coaching Program,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $92,704.
  • Resistance and aerobic exercise for reducing treatment side-effects in men receiving ADT for prostate cancer,  Constitutional Centre of WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $12,331.
  • Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) machines for obesity, cancer and Alzheimer's disease research,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $150,000.
  • Fatigue and Functional Capacity in Women Undergoing Adjuvant Breast Radiotherapy,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2003 - 2006,  $59,837.
  • Exercise and cancer recovery,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $13,636.
  • Assessment and development of a state-wide resistance exercise program for older people,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $17,503.
  • Resistance exercise dosage in men receiving androgen depriving therapy for prostate cancer,  Michael L Pollock Memorial,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $6,561.
  • Effects of long term Pole-walking in Elderly Subjects,  Martinus Van Breems, Inc,  Grant,  2003 - 2006,  $30,275.
  • Development of a hydraulic resistance exercise treatment for prostrate cancer patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $56,573.
  • An investigation of strength, power, speed and agility characteristics during pre-season preparation for Australian Rules Football players,  West Coast Eagles Football Club,  Grant,  2003 - 2005,  $5,888.
  • An Investigation of the Impact of the Linebreak Sportswear on Thermoregulation During Exercise in a Hot and Humid Environment Followed by Recovery in a Cold Environment.,  Advantech Sports Australia Pty Ltd,  Grant - Advantech Sports Australia,  2003 - 2005,  $4,796.
  • Cervical Muscle Structure and Function: Application to Musculoskeletal modelling,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $10,511.
  • An investigation of the force attenuation properties of the Pelican hip protectors and recommendations for enhanced impact resistance,  Pelican Manufacturing Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $2,095.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Books

  • Chambers, S., Dunn, J., Lazenby, M., Clutton, S., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Lowe, A., Sandoe, D., Gardiner, R., (2013), A psychological care model for men with prostate cancer., 22, Lane Cove, NSW .
  • Cardinale, M., Newton, R., Nosaka, K., (2011), Strength and Conditioning Biological Principles and Practical Applications., 461, United Kingdom.
  • Cardinale, M., Newton, R., Nosaka, K., (2010), Strength and Conditioning Biological Principles and Practical Applications., 482, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Book Chapters

  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., (2011), Physical activity and genitourinary cancer survivorship. Physical Activity and Cancer, 186(16), 217-236, Berlin, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7_9.
  • Newton, R., Cardinale, M., (2011), Total Athlete Management (TAM) and Performance Diagnosis. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 335-342, United Kingdom.
  • Newton, R., (2011), Strength and Conditioning Biomechanics. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 89-101, United Kingdom.
  • Newton, R., Cormie, P., Cardinale, M., (2011), Principles of Athlete Testing. Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications, 255-270, United Kingdom.
  • Newton, R., Cormie, P., Kraemer, W., (2011), Power Training. NSCA's Guide to Program Design, 95-118, United States of America.
  • Newton, R., Kraemer, W., (2009), Power. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, 155-175, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Ackland, T., Kerr, D., Newton, R., (2009), Modifying physical capacities. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, 227-276, Champaign, Illinois.

Journal Articles

  • Veliz, RR., Requena, B., Suarez-Arrones, L., Newton, R., Saez De Villarreal, E., (2014), Effects of 18-week in-season heavy-resistance and power training on throwing velocity, strength, jumping, and maximal sprint swim performance of elite male water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(4), 1007-1014, United States.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Wilkie, J., Newton, R., (2013), Leg mass characteristics of accurate and inaccurate kickers - an Australian football perspective. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(15), 1647-1655, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2013.793377.
  • Lundgren, L., Tran, T., Farley, O., Secomb, J., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Ankle range of motion among surfing athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(S2), 121-124.
  • James, A., Hunter, M., Straker, L., Beilby, J., Bucks, R., Davis, T., Eikelboom, R., Hillman, D., Hui, J., Hung, J., Knuiman, M., Mackey, D., Newton, R., Palmer, L., Musk, A., Busselton Healthy Ageing Study, IG., (2013), Rationale, design and methods for a community-based study of clustering and cumulative effects of chronic disease processes and their effects on ageing: the Busselton healthy ageing study. BMC Public Health, 13(936), 1-12, BMC Public Health .
  • Barr, M., Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2013), Sprinting kinematics of elite rugby players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(4), 14-20, Australia.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise therapy for sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer. Nature Reviews, Urology, 10(12), 731-736, United Kingdom, DOI: doi:10.1038/nrurol.2013.206.
  • Juarez Santos-Garcia, D., Gonzalez-Rave, JM., Legaz Arrese, A., Portillo Yabar, LJ., Clemente Suarez, VJ., Newton, R., (2013), Acute effects of two resisted exercises on 25m swimming performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21(1), 29-35, Netherlands, DOI: 10.3233/IES-2012-0468.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2013), The influence of loading intensity on muscle-tendon unit behaviour during maximal knee extensor stretch shortening cycle exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 114(1), 59-69, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-013-2744-2.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., (2013), Neither heavy nor light load resistance exercise acutely exacerbates lymphedema in breast cancer survivor. Intergrative Cancer Therapies, 12(5), 423-432, United States, DOI: 10.1177/1534735413477194.
  • Beydoun, N., Bucci, J., Chin, Y., Spry, N., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Prospective study of exercise intervention in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, epub(n/a), n/a, DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12115.
  • Cormie, P., Pumpa, K., Galvao, D., Turner, E., Spry, N., Saunders, C., Zissiadis, Y., Newton, R., (2013), Is it safe and efficacious for women with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer to lift heavy weights during exercise: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7(3), 413-424, New York, DOI: 10.1007/s11764-013-0284-8.
  • Tarnanen, S., Neva, M., Hakkinen, K., Kankaanpaa, M., Ylinen, J., Kraemer, W., Newton, R., Hakkinen, A., (2013), Neutral spine control exercises in rehabilitation after lumbar spine fusion. J Strength Cond Res, n/a(n/a), 1-36, United States.
  • Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise medicine for prostate cancer. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 10(1), 41-45, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s11556-012-0114-4.
  • Gunnell, A., Einarsdottir, K., Galvao, D., Joyce, S., Tomlin, S., Graham, V., McIntyre, C., Newton, R., Briffa , T., (2013), Lifestyle factors, medication use and risk for ischaemic heart disease hospitalisation: a longitudinal population-based study. PloS One, 8(10), e77833.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Secomb, J., Farley, O., Raymond, E., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Reliability of an alternative method to assess landing skills in adolescent surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(S2), 85-87.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Dorman, C., Newton, R., (2013), Influence of leg strength and lean mass on kicking accuracy in Australian football. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(S2), 99-101.
  • Kawamori, N., Nosaka, K., Newton, R., (2013), Relationships between ground reaction impulse and sprint acceleration performance in team sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(3), 568-573, United States.
  • Buffart, L., Kalter, J., Chinapaw, M., Heymans, M., Aaronson, N., Courneya, K., Jacobsen, P., Newton, R., Verdonck-De Leeuw, I., Brug, J., (2013), Predicting OptimaL Cancer Rehabilitation and Supportive care (POLARIS): rationale and design for meta-analyses of individual patient data of randomized controlled trials that evaluate the effect of physical activity and psychosocial survivors. Systematic Reviews, 2(1), article 75, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-75.
  • Kawamori, N., Newton, R., Hori, N., Nosaka, K., (2013), Effects of weighted sled towing with heavy versus light load on sprint acceleration ability. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, N/A(N/A), N/A, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182915ed4.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D., Galvao, D., (2013), Safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(4), 328-335, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2013.22.
  • Spry, N., Taaffe, D., England, P., Judge, J., Stephens, D., McIntyre, C., Baker, M., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Long-term effects of intermittent androgen suppression therapy on lean and fat mass: a 33-month prospective study. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(1), 66-71.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Hamid, MA., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise maintains sexual activity in men undergoing androgen suppression for prostate cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(2), 170-175, London, UK, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.52.
  • Buffart, L., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Brug, J., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2013), Mediators of the Resistance and Aerobic Exercise Intervention Effect on Physical and General Health in Men Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Cancer, NA(NA), NA, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28396,.
  • Chang, D., Joseph, D., Ebert, M., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Denham, J., Newton, R., Spry, N., (2013), Effect of androgen deprivation therapy on muscle attenuation in men with prostate cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, na(na), na, DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12124.
  • Thompson, J., Cruickshank, T., Penailillo, L., Lee, J., Newton, R., Barker, R., Ziman, M., (2013), The effects of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with early-to-middle-stage Huntington's disease: a pilot study. European Journal of Neurology, 20(9), 1325-1329, DOI: 10.1111/ene.12053.
  • Pffaf, J., Alfonso, H., Newton, R., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Almeida, O., (2013), ACTIVEDEP: a randomised, controlled trial of a home-based exercise intervention to alleviate depression in middle-aged and older adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(3), 226-232, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092510.
  • Singh, F., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Baker, M., (2013), A systematic review of pre-surgical exercise intervention studies with cancer patients. Surgical Oncology, 22(2), 92-104, DOI: org/10.1016/j.suronc.2013.01.004.
  • Sheppard, J., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Tran, T., Spiteri, T., Brooks, H., Slater, G., Newton, R., (2013), Development of a Comprehensive Performance-Testing Protocol for Competitive Surfers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance , 8(5), 490-495, Champaign, Illinois, United States.
  • Robertson, S., Burnett, A., Newton, R., (2013), Development and validation of the Approach-Iron Skill Test for use in golf. European Journal of Sport Science, 13(6), 615-621, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2012.757809.
  • Galvao, D., Spry, N., Denham, J., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R., (2013), A Multicentre Year-long Randomised Controlled Trial of Exercise Training Targeting Physical Functioning in Men with Prostate Cancer Previously Treated with Androgen Suppression and Radiation from TROG 03.04 RADAR. European Urology, N/A(N/A), 9 p., Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., (2012), Advances in Electronic Timing Systems: Considerations for Selecting an Appropriate Timing System. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(5), 1245-1248, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182474436.
  • Pettigrew, S., Donovan, RJ., Pescud, M., Newton, R., Boldy, D., (2012), Communicating with older people about positive mental health. Journal of Public Mental Health, 11(2), 65-76, DOI: 10.1108/17465721211236372.
  • Kawamori, N., Nosaka, K., Newton, R., (2012), Relationships between ground reaction impulse and sprint acceleration performance in team-sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(3), 568-573, United States.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2012), Knee angle-specific EMG normalization: The use of polynomial based EMG-angle relationships. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(1), 238-244, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.08.015.
  • Sheppard, J., Nolan, E., Newton, R., (2012), Changes in strength and power qualities over two years in volleyball players transitioning from junior to senior national team. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(1), 152-157, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31821e4d5b.
  • Robertson, S., Burnett, A., Newton, R., Knight, P., (2012), Development of the Nine-Ball Skills Test to discriminate elite and high-level amateur golfers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(5), 431-437, London, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.654398.
  • Kawamori, N., Nosaka, K., Newton, R., (2012), Relationship between ground reaction impulse and sprint acceleration performance in team sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(3), 568-573, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318257805a.
  • Appleby, B., Newton, R., Cormie, P., (2012), Changes in Strength Over a Two Year Period in Professional Rugby Union Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(9), 2538-2546, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823f8b86.
  • Nimphius, S., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2012), Changes in muscle architecture and performance during a competitive season in female softball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(10), 2655-2666, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318269f81e.
  • Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Cormie, P., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Shum, D., Joseph, D., Galvao, D., (2012), Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone deprivation in prostate cancer patients? Is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation?. BMC Cancer, 12(September 2012), Article number432, United Kingdom.
  • Bolam, K., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., (2012), AST-induced Bone Loss in Men with Prostate Cancer: Exercise as a Potential Countermeasure. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 15(4), 329-338, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.22.
  • Gonzalez-Rave, JM., Delgado, M., Vaquero, M., Juarez, D., Newton, R., (2011), Changes in vertical jump height, anthropometric characteristics, and biochemical parameters after contrast training in master athletes and physically active older people. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(7), 1866-1878, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e4f9da.
  • Cormie, P., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2011), Developing maximal neuromuscular power: Part 2 training considerations for improving maximal power production. Sports Medicine, 41(2), 125-146, New Zealand, DOI: 10.2165/11538500-000000000-00000.
  • Sheppard, J., Dingley, AA., Janssen, I., Spratford, W., Chapman, D., Newton, R., (2011), The effect of assisted jumping on vertical jump height in high-performance volleyball players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(n/a), 85-89, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2010.07.006.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Spry, N., Chambers, S., McIntyre, C., Baker, M., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Groom, G., Newton, R., (2011), Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 11(N/A), Article Number 517, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-517.
  • Earp, J., Kraemer, WJ., Cormie, P., Volek, JS., Maresh, CM., Joseph, M., Newton, R., (2011), Influence of muscle-tendon unit structure on rate of force development during the squat, countermovement, and drop jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(2), 340-347, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182052d78.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, DR., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2011), Acute versus chronic exposure to androgen suppression for prostate cancer: Impact on the exercise response. Journal of Urology, 186(4), 1291-1297, DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.05.055.
  • Inness, M., Cormie, P., Newton, R., (2011), Relationship between strength, power and sprint performance in professional cricketers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(3), 4-12.
  • West, D., Owen, N., Jones, M., Bracken, R., Cook, C., Cunningham, D., Shearer, D., Finn, C., Newton, R., Crewther, B., Kilduff, L., (2011), Relationships between force-time characteristics of the isometric mid-thigh pull and dynamic performance in professional rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(11), 3070-3075, United States.
  • Sheppard, J., Newton, R., (2011), Long-term training adaptations in elite male volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, n/a(n/a), n/a, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823c429a.
  • Chambers, S., Newton, R., Girgis, A., Nielsen, L., Lepore, S., Mihalopoulos, C., Gardiner, R., Galvao, D., Occhipinti, S., (2011), Living with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care intervention for men with prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 11(n/a), Article number 317, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-317.
  • Cormie, P., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2011), Developing maximal neuromuscular power: Part 1 - Biological basis of maximal power production. Sports Medicine, 41(1), 17-38, New Zealand, DOI: 10.2165/11537690-000000000-00000.
  • Pettigrew, S., Donovan, R., Pescud, M., Boldy, D., Newton, R., (2010), Mature adults attitudes to mental health service utilisation. Australian Psychologist, 45(2), 141-150, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/00050060903428228.
  • Cormie, P., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2010), Influence of strength on magnitude and mechanisms of adaptation to power training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(8), 1566-1581, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181cf818d.
  • Bevan, H., Bunce, P., Owen, N., Bennett, M., Cook, C., Cunningham, D., Newton, R., Kilduff, L., (2010), Optimal loading for the development of peak power output in professional rugby players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(1), 43-47, Colorado Springs, United Sates.
  • Earp, J., Kraemer, W., Newton, R., Comstock, B., Fragala, M., Dunn-Lewis, C., Solomon-Hill, G., Penwell, Z., Powell, M., Volek, J., Denegar, C., Hakkinen, K., Maresh, C., (2010), Lower-body muscle structure and its role in jump performance during squat, countermovement, and depth drop jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(3), 722-729, United Sates.
  • Peiffer, J., Galvao, D., Gibbs, Z., Smith, K., Turner, D., Foster, J., Martins, R., Newton, R., (2010), Strength and Functional Characteristics of Men and women 65 Years and Older. Rejuvenation Research, 13(1), 75-82, United States, DOI: 10.1089/rej.2009.0916.
  • Cruise, K., Bucks, R., Loftus, A., Newton, R., Pegoraro, R., Thomas, M., (2010), Exercise and Parkinson's: benefits for cognition and quality of life. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 123(1), 13-19, United States, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2010.01338.x.
  • Frost, D., Cronin, J., Newton, R., (2010), A Biomechanical Evaluation of Resistance: Fundamental Concepts for Training and Sports Performance. Sports Medicine, 40(4), 303-326, New Zealand.
  • De Villarreal, ES., Requena, B., Newton, R., (2010), Does plyometric training improve strength performance? A meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(5), 513-522, Australia, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.08.005.
  • Nimphius, S., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2010), Relationship between strength, power, speed and change of direction performance of female softball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(4), 885-895, United Sates.
  • Cormie, P., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2010), Adaptations in athletic performance after ballistic power versus strength training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(8), 1582-1598, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181d2013a.
  • Cormie, P., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2010), Changes in the eccentric phase contribute to improved stretch-shorten cycle performance after training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(9), 1731-1744, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181d392e8.
  • Frost, D., Cronin, J., Newton, R., (2010), A novel approach to identify the end of the concentric phase during ballistic upper-body movements. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24(1), 282-286, USA.
  • Bryant, A., Creaby, M., Newton, R., Steele, J., (2010), Hamstring antagonist torque generated in vivo following ACL rupture and ACL reconstruction. The Knee, 17(4), 287-290, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.knee.2010.02.004.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2010), Combined resistance and aerobic exercise program reverses muscle loss in men undergoing androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer without bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(2), 340-347, United States, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2009.23.2488.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., David, J., Turner, D., Newton, R., (2009), Reduced muscle strength and functional performance in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen suppression: A comprehensive cross-sectional investigation. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(2), 198-203 , DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2008.51.
  • Sgro, M., McGuigan, M., Pettigrew, S., Newton, R., (2009), The effect of duration of resistance training interventions in children who are overweight or obese. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(4), 1263-1270, United States.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2009), Cardiovascular and metabolic complications during androgen deprivation: exercise as a potential countermeasure. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(3), 233-240, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2009.12.
  • Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Gardiner, R., Levin, G., Wall, B., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Galvao, D., (2009), A phase III clinical trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 9(29 June), Article No. 210, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-210.
  • Bryant, A., Newton, R., Steele, J., (2009), Successful feed-forward strategies following ACL injury and reconstruction. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 19(5), 988-997, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2008.06.001.
  • Aoun, S., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Collins, F., Newton, R., Newton, M., (2009), A self-management concept for men at the community level: the 'waist' disposal challenge. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(5), 663-674, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/1359105309104910.
  • Hori, N., Newton, R., Kawamori, N., McGuigan, M., Kraemer, W., Nosaka, K., (2009), Reliability of performance measurements derived from ground reaction force data during countermovement jump and the influence of sampling frequency. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(3), 874-882, Colorado Springs, United Sates.
  • McGuigan, M., Cormack, S., Newton, R., (2009), Long-term power performance of elite Australian rules football players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(1), 26-32, United States.
  • Baker, D., Newton, R., (2009), Effect of kinetically altering a repetition via the use of chain resistance on velocity during the bench press. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(7), 1941-1946, Colorado Springs, United Sates.
  • McGuigan, M., Tatasciore, M., Newton, R., Pettigrew, S., (2009), Eight weeks of resistance training can significantly alter body composition in children who are overweight or obese. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(1), 80-85, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181876a56.
  • Sheppard, J., Chapman, D., Gough, C., McGuigan, M., Newton, R., (2009), Twelve-month training-induced changes in elite international volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(7), 2096-2101, United States.
  • Hayes, S., Spence, R., Galvao, D., Newton, R., (2009), Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science position stand: optimising cancer outcomes through exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport , 12(4), 428-434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.002.
  • Galvao, D., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Levin, G., Duchesne, G., Newton, R., (2009), A randomized controlled trial of an exercise intervention targeting cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors for prostate cancer patients from the RADAR trial. BMC Cancer, 9(2 December), Article number 419 , United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-419.
  • Hori, N., Newton, R., Kawamori, N., McGuigan, M., Kraemer, W., Nosaka, K., (2009), Reliability of performance measurements derived from ground reaction force data during countermovement jump and the influence of sampling frequency. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(3), 874-882, United States.

Conference Publications

  • Newton, R., (2013), Latest research and professional practice in athlete conditioning. Asian Conference on Sports Science Proceedings, 67-72, Hong Kong.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Weber, J., Dobbin, M., Newton, R., (2013), Lower body bone mass characteristics of elite, sub-elite and amateur Australian footballers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8 - 10 November), 50-53, Beenleigh, Queensland.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Dorman, C., Newton, R., (2013), Influence of leg strength and lean mass on kicking accuracy in Australian football. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 99-101.
  • Appleby, B., Cormie, P., Cormack, S., Newton, R., (2013), The effect of an 8-week bilateral or unilateral lower body resistance training program on 20m sprint speed. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8-10 November 2013), 28-30.
  • Hart, N., Dobbin, M., Weber, J., Nimphius, S., Newton, R., (2013), Physical load tolerance differs between kicking and support limbs in Australian Footballers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 102-104, Melbourne.
  • Young, K., Sheppard, J., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Daley, S., (2013), Differences in upper body strength and power between international and national level water polo players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 54-56, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Young, K., Gabbett, TJ., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Sheppard, J., (2013), The effect of initial strength levels on the training response to heavy resistance training and ballistic training on upper body pressing strength. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 85-87, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Physical profiles of an elite stand-up paddleboard surfer: A case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 88-90, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Tufano, J., Walker, S., Seitz, L., Newton, R., Hakkinen, K., Blazevich, T., Haff, G., (2013), Reliability of the reactive strength index, eccentric utilisation ratio, and pre-stretch augmentation in untrained, novice jumpers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 31-33, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Conlon, J., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., Tran, T., Newton, R., (2013), Vertical jump velocity as a determinant of speed and agility performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8 - 10 November), 88-90, Helensvale, Queensland, Australia.
  • Newton, R., Earp, J., Cormie, P., (2012), Combined strength and power training for optimal performance gains: a biomechanical approach. 8th International Conference on Strength Training: ICST 2012 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 76-79, Norway.
  • Hart, N., Nimphius, S., Wilkie, J., Newton, R., (2012), Reliability And Validity Of Unilateral And Bilateral Isometric Strength Measures Using A Customised, Portable Apparatus. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20(11-13 November 2011), 61-67.
  • Sheppard, J., Nolan, E., Newton, R., (2011), Two year changes in strength and power qualities in volleyball players successfully progressing from junior to senior national team. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 19(November 11-13 2011), 71-75, Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Kraemer, W., (2010), The influence of muscle-tendon unit structure on rate of force development during the squat, countermovement and depth drop jumps. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(14-17 July 2010), S5, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI: 10.1097/01.JSC.0000395587.79369.ff.
  • Newton, R., (2009), Performance Diagnosis Informs Athlete Management. JASC Supplement 1: 2008 ASCA National Conference Proceedings, 13-21, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Understanding And Devloping Sprint Initial Acceleration Performance Of Team-sport Athletes..
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  A Biomechanical Comparison Of Pneumatic And Free Weight Resistance..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Resistance Exercise In Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy For Prostrate Cancer..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Efficacy Of Weighlifting Exercise On The Biomechanics Of Jump, Sprint And Change Of Direction Performance..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Influence Of External Loading And Speed Of Movement On Muscle-tendon Unit Behaviour And Its Implications For Training.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Performance Of Characteristics Of Elite Softball Players: Changes And Determinants Of Preformance Related To The Lower Body..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Competitive, Physiological And Trainable Aspects Of Vertical Jump Performance: A Series Of Studies On The Strength And Conditioning Of Elite Volleyball Players..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Series Of Investigations Into The Effect Of Strength Level On Muscular Power In Athletic Movements..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Development Of A Falls Risk Assessment Tool To Identify Fallers In A Hospital Setting..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Series Of Studies On Professional Rugby Leaugue Players..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Role Of Exercise In Management Of Symptom Experience And Function For Breast Cancer Survivors In Kenya.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Comparative Effects Of Group Versus Home-based Exercise Settings On Muscle Function, Balance And Functional Performance In Older Adults..
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Acute Physiological Effects And Perceived Enjoyment Of A Single Bout Of Aerobic Interval And Continuous Moderate-intensity Cycling In Obese Individuals..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Neuromuscular Fatigue And Endocrine Responses In Elite Australian Rules Football Players.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exercise As Medicine: Reversing Treatment Toxicities In Prostate Cancer Patients..

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  A Biomedical And Kinathropometric Analsis Of The Drop Punt: Determinants Of Kicking Accuracy In Australian Football.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of An Exercise Intervention On Physical And Cognitive Function, Psychological Health And Quality Of Life Among Older Adults With Dementia In Bangkok, Thailand..
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The Development And Evaluation Of A Testing Protocol To Assess Upper Body Pressing Strength Qualities In High Performance Athletes.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Approach-iron Play In High Performance Golf: From Testing To Tournament Play..
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The Load That Maximises The Mechanical Power Output In The Power Clean: A Comparison Between Different Ability Levels..
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