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Professor Robert Newton, PhD, DSc, AEP, CSCS*D, FACSM, ESSAF, FNSCA is Professor of Exercise Medicine at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. In 2020, he was appointed as a Vice-Chancellor Professorial Research Fellow in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute. In 2018, Professor Newton received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and in 2019, was named the Western Australia Premier’s Scientist of the Year. In 2021, The University of Queensland awarded him a Higher Doctorate (DSc) for his research into exercise oncology. The title of his thesis is “Exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative therapy for cancer”.
Professor Newton has published over 800 scientific papers including 400 refereed scientific journal articles, 450 conference abstracts and papers, three books, 16 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 75 with his work being cited over 19,000 times. As of 2020, Professor Newton has attracted over $38 Million in competitive research funding.
Current major research directions include: exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative cancer therapy to reduce side-effects and enhance effectiveness of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; the influence of targeted exercise medicine on tumour biology and exercise medicine for reducing decline in quality of life, strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients.
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