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Associate Professor Prue Cormie

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science, United States of America, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), United States of America, 2004.

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 - 2019,  $565,380.
  • Exercise Medicine for the Management of Cancer,  Department of Health WA,  Near Miss Merit Awards,  2015 - 2017,  $50,000.
  • Can exercise mitigate chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients?,  University of Western Australia,  Grant - CaPCREU 2013,  2013 - 2017,  $17,786.
  • Exercise medicine for all cancer survivors: Implementation and evaluation of a national intervention program,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $100,560.
  • 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 - 2016,  $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 - 2016,  $296,820.
  • Cancer Council Western Australia Early Cancer Researcher of the Year Award 2015,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Research Excellence Award,  2015 - 2016,  $10,000.
  • Exercise Medicine at Genesis Cancer Care,  Genesis Cancer Care Pty Ltd,  Genesis Cancer Care - Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $20,000.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy,  Australian Unity Foundation,  Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship,  2012 - 2015,  $48,581.
  • CANCER COUNCIL WESTERN AUSTRALIA POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION ,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2012 - 2014,  $225,000.
  • Lucrin Immediate Exercise Trial,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2010 - 2014,  $158,960.
  • 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 - 2013,  $50,175.
  • 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 - 2013,  $57,175.
  • Mechanical Specificity of Weightlifting Movements to Athletic Performance,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $13,591.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Grant for pQCT XCT 3000 Clinical,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $157,339.
  • NEW INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT (NIRIS) AWARDS 2011 - Prue Cormie,  Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Council WA,  New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS),  2011 - 2012,  $10,000.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2011 - 2012,  $25,080.
  • Exercise as Medicine for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $24,993.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Cormie, P., Lamb, S., Newton, R., Valentine, L., McKiernan, S., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D., Doran, C., Galvao, D., (2017), Implementing exercise in cancer care: study protocol to evaluate a community-based exercise program for people with cancer. BMC Cancer, 17(1), Article number 103, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Wall, B., Cormie, P., Bolam, K., Galvao, D., (2017), Effects of different exercise modalities on fatigue in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: A year-long randomised controlled trial. European Urology, 72(2), 293-299, Netherlands, Elsevier B.V., DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2017.02.019.
  • Gunnell, A., Joyce, S., Tomlin, S., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Newton, R., Joseph, D., Spry, N., Einarsdottir, K., Galvao, D., (2017), Physical activity and survival among long-term cancer survivor and non-cancer cohorts. Frontiers in Public Health, 5(Feb 2017), Article 19, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00019.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Cormie, P., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Chee, R., McIntyre, C., Hart, N., Baumann, FT., Denham, J., Baker, M., Newton, R., (2017), Exercise preserves physical function in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 000-000, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001454.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2017), The influence of external load on quadriceps muscle and tendon dynamics during jumping. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, In Press(In Press), In Press, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001361.
  • McIntyre, C., Baker, M., Lee, Y., Galvao, D., Cormie, P., Graham, V., Newton, R., (2017), The feasibility of a pragmatic distance-based intervention to increase physical activity in lung cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, In Press(In Press), 10p., United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12722.
  • Cormie, P., Singh, B., Hayes, S., Peake, J., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Nosaka, K., Cornish, B., Schmitz, K., Newton, R., (2016), Acute Inflammatory Response to Low-, Moderate-, and High-Load Resistance Exercise in Women With Breast Cancer?Related Lymphedema. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(3), 308-317, United States, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1534735415617283.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2016), Faster movement speed results in greater tendon strain during the loaded squat exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 7(2016), Article no. 366, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00366.
  • Pedrinolla, A., Paolo Ardigo, L., Luca Salvagno, G., Li Volti, G., Caveggion, E., Mambrini, A., Mazzi, P., Cormie, P., Cesare Guidi, G., Schena, F., (2016), Inflammatory Response to Exercise in a Pancreatic-cancer Patient: a Case Report. Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy, 6(4), 1000176, Omics, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7092.1000176.
  • Earp, J., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Blazevich, T., (2015), Inhomogeneous quadriceps femoris hypertrophy in response to strength and power training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(11), 2389-2397, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000669.
  • Cormie, P., Turner, B., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D., Chambers, S., (2015), A qualitative exploration of the experience of men with prostate cancer involved in supervised exercise programs. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(1), 24-32, Oncology Nursing Society, DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.24-32.
  • Haff, G., Ruben, R., Lider, J., Twine, C., Cormie, P., (2015), A comparison of methods for determining the rate of force development during isometric midthigh clean pulls. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(2), 386-395, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Cormie, P., Nowak, AK., Chambers, S., Galvao, D., Newton, R., (2015), The potential role of exercise in neuro-oncology. Frontiers in Oncology, 5(APR), Article number 85, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2015.00085.
  • Singh, B., Newton, R., Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Cornish, B., Reul-Hirche, H., Smith, C., Nosaka, K., Hayes, S., (2015), Effects of compression on lymphedema during resistance exercise in women with breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized cross-over trial. Lymphology, 48(2), 80-92, United States, International Society of Lymphology.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Joseph, D., Chee, R., Taaffe, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R., (2014), Can supervised exercise prevent treatment toxicity in patients with prostate cancer initiating androgen-deprivation therapy: A randomised controlled trial. BJU International, 115(2), 256-266, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/bju.12646.
  • Hamilton, K., Chambers, S., Legg, M., Oliffe, J., Cormie, P., (2014), Sexuality and exercise in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(1), 133-142, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-014-2327-8.
  • Bolam, K., Beck, BR., Adlard, KN., Skinner, T., Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., (2014), The relationship between BPAQ-derived physical activity and bone density of middle-aged and older men. Osteoporosis International, 25(11), 2663-2668, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-014-2797-z.
  • Cormie, P., Chambers, S., Newton, R., Gardiner, R., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Joseph, D., Akhlil Hamid, M., Chong, P., Hughes, D., Hamilton, K., Galvao, D., (2014), Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies. BMC Cancer, 14(1), Article no. 199, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-199.
  • Cormie, P., Spry, N., Jasas, K., Johansson, M., Yusoff, IF., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2014), Exercise as medicine in the management of pancreatic cancer: a case study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(4), 664-670, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000160.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., (2014), Functional benefits are sustained after a program of supervised resistance exercise in cancer patients with bone metastases: longitidinal results of a pilot study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(6), 1537-1548, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-2103-1.
  • Gunnell, A., Knuiman, MW., Divitini, ML., Cormie, P., (2014), Leisure time physical activity and cardiovascular and cancer outcomes: the Busselton Health Study. European Journal of Epidemiology, 29(11), 851-857, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10654-014-9963-7.
  • 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, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: doi:10.1038/nrurol.2013.206.
  • 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, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-013-2744-2.
  • 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, 65(5), 856-864, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • 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.
  • 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, Macmillan Publishers Limited, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.52.
  • 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, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1534735413477194.
  • 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, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 10.1007/s11764-013-0284-8.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.08.015.
  • Leary, BK., Statler, J., Hopkins, B., Fitzwater, R., Kesling, T., Lyon, J., Phillips, B., Bryner, R., Cormie, P., Haff, G., (2012), The relationship between isometric force-time curve characteristics and club head speed in recreational golfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(10), 2685-2697, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • 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, BioMed Central.
  • 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, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823f8b86.

Conference Publications

  • 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, Helensvale, QLD, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • 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, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Influence Of External Loading And Speed Of Movement On Muscle-tendon Unit Behaviour And Its Implications For Training
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