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Dr Favil Singh

Favil is a Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology in the School of Medical and Health Sciences and the 4th year Coordinator for the M90 Clinical Exercise Physiology course.

Current Teaching

  • SPS4116 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • SPS4204 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Metabolic, Immunologic, and Hematologic


Dr Favil Singh, PhD, is an Academic Lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences and a researcher in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute (EMRI), at Edith Cowan University. He is an Accredited Exercise Scientist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). His academic position involves teaching and course coordination of the 4th year exercise physiology undergraduate program. His clinical oncology research focuses on the role of exercise in the management of chronic diseases especially in the area of prehabilitation for prostate and rectal cancer patients.  He is also a committee member of the Early and Middle Career Research Network group representing the School of Medical and Health Sciences. As an accredited exercise physiologist, Favil is currently involved in a role that is not only underpinned by time and motivation, but also places paramount importance on self-development and education. Throughout his time working through different levels in the University, he has had great exposure to teaching and supervising students in a variety of teaching units. His passion for teaching, combined with an intense desire for continual research is synonymous with the ESSA culture that values knowledge and desire to inspire and engage. Over the last 12 years, he has been working towards establishing himself as a research academic in Edith Cowan University supporting the accredited exercise program. Prior to completing his doctoral studies, he gained extensive experience in the industry as an exercise physiologist, working with working with healthy people as well as those with chronic diseases over the last 14 years in various clinical settings in Singapore and Australia. Favil is a member of ESSA; an active member of the ESSA Cancer Special Interest Group (CSIG); and an academic member of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), actively contributing to the Exercise and Cancer Group.

Professional Associations

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Research Awards

  • International Post-Graduate Scholarship 2010 ($25000/year)
  • Inaugural Industry and PhD Research Engagement Program (IPREP) 2014 ($2000)
  • ECU 5MT Research in a Nutshell (ECU Winner) 2015 ($2500)
  • ECU 5MT Research in a Nutshell (ECU People's Choice Winner) 2015 ($500)
  • National 5MT Research in a Nutshell at ACU (1st Runner-up Science and Health Category) 2015 ($1000)
  • Fresh Winner Presentation Winner 2016
  • COSA 2016 Travel Grant
  • One Minute to Pitch It (3rd Place) 2017 ($500)
  • EMCR Travel Grant for Science Pathways 2018
  • Famelab 2018, WA Finalist
  • NHMRC CRE-PCS Mentorship Program Award 2018 ($4000)

Research Areas and Interests

  • The role of exercise as medicine for cancer and management of treatment-related adverse effects
  • The role of prehabilitation exercise in the management of Prostate cancer
  • The role of prehabilitation exercise in the management of Rectal cancer
  • The role of exercise during neo-adjuvant therapy
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