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Dr Carolyn McIntyre

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3987, Email:,
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 3987


Carolyn is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow within the Exercise Medicine Research Institute.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Interest Group
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Awards and Recognition


  • 2008-2010: National Cancer Institute of Canada Research Studentship Award ($23 500/year).The feasibility and preliminary efficacy of progressive resistance exercise training in lung cancer patients.
  • 2006-2009: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentship ($21 500/year). Awarded to academically superior students to undertake full-time research training in the basic biomedical sciences or in clinical research.

Research Areas and Interests

  • The role of exercise as medicine for cancer
  • Theoretical determinants of physical activity and exercise adherence
  • The role of exercise in the management of lung cancer


  • Physical education and recreation, UNKNOWN, 2011.
  • Master of Arts in Physical Education and recreation, Canada, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology with honours, UNKNOWN, 2002.


Recent Research Grants

  • The added value of BAP1 immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in-situ hybridisation for CDKN2A/p16 in the diagnosis and prognostication of pleural mesothelioma.,  Institute for Respiratory Health,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to support PhD projects,  2020 - 2022,  $150,000.
  • Effects of exercise on sleep quality in lung cancer patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2015,  2018 - 2021,  $50,000.
  • Muscle morphology and function in women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer: Response to exercise medicine and implications for treatment,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  PhD Top Up Scholarship,  2019 - 2021,  $30,000.
  • Exercise Training To Improve Care for Patients with Malignant Pleural Disease,  WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network,  Grant,  2018 - 2021,  $22,819.
  • The added value of Fluorescence in-situ hybridisation for CDKN2A/p16 and BAP-1 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis and prognostication of pleural mesothelioma.,  Institute for Respiratory Health,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement MBR Projects,  2019 - 2020,  $120,000.
  • Lead and develop the Allied Health Research Stream in the Pleural Medicine Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Institute for Respiratory Health,  Sponsorship Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $139,486.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of dosing exercise medicine immediately before or after chemotherapy infusion,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2018 - 2020,  $135,247.
  • A randomised controlled cross over study to examine the effect of anamorelin on cancer cachexia in patients with mesothelioma,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme,  2019,  $49,583.
  • Exercise as a Therapeutic Tool in the Management of Mesothelioma,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2015 - 2018,  $523,556.
  • Edith Cowan University and Lung Foundation Australia/Edith Cowan University and Lung Foundation Australia/Neville Bantoft Bequest PhD Scholarship in Lung Cancer,  Lung Foundation Australia,  Scholarship,  2013 - 2018,  $78,000.
  • 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.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2012 - 2015,  $24,033.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy,  Australian Unity Foundation,  Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship,  2012 - 2015,  $48,581.
  • Exercise Training to Improve Physical Functioning and Exercise Adoption in Lung Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $24,912.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Fairman, C., Nilsen, T., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Robinson, Z., Hart, N., Zourdos, M., Focht, B., McIntyre, C., Galvao, D., (2020), Reporting of Resistance Training Dose, Adherence, and Tolerance in Exercise Oncology. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(2), 315-322, United States of America, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002127.
  • McIntyre, C., Singh, F., Thomas, R., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Cavalheri, V., (2019), Exercise training for advanced lung cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11(2), Article number CD012685, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012685.pub2.
  • Fitzgerald, D., Waterer, G., Read, C., Fysh, E., Shrestha, R., Stanley, C., Muruganandan, S., Lan, N., Popowicz, N., McIntyre, C., Rahman, N., Gan, S., Murray, K., Lee, Y., (2019), Steroid therapy and outcome of parapneumonic pleural effusions (STOPPE): Study protocol for a multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Medicine, 98(43), article number e17397, DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017397.
  • Jeffery, E., Lee, YC., Newton, R., Lyons-Wall, P., McVeigh, J., Nowak, A., Cheah, HM., Nguyen, B., Fitzgerald, D., Creaney, J., Straker, L., McIntyre, C., (2019), Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 73(10), 1412-1421, DOI: 10.1038/s41430-019-0418-9.
  • Suderman, K., McIntyre, C., Sellar, C., McNeely, M., (2019), Implementing cancer exercise rehabilitation: An update on recommendations for clinical practice. Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, 15(2), 100-109, DOI: 10.2174/1573394714666180730100432.
  • Baker, M., McIntyre, C., Galvao, D., Hunt, C., Spry, N., Newton, R., (2018), Whole body vibration exposure on markers of bone turnover, body composition, and physical functioning in breast cancer patients receiving Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 17(3), 968-978, United States, Sage Publications Inc, DOI: 10.1177/1534735418781489.
  • Newton, R., Jeffery, E., Galvao, D., McIntyre, C., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Denham, J., Taaffe, D., (2018), Body composition, fatigue and exercise in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen-deprivation therapy. BJU International, 122(6), 986-993, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1111/bju.14384.
  • McIntyre, C., Cavalheri, V., Boyle, T., McVeigh, J., Jeffery, E., Lynch, B., Vallance, J., (2018), A Review of Accelerometer-based Activity Monitoring in Cancer Survivorship Research. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(9), 1790-1801, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001644.
  • Schofield, C., Newton, R., Cohen, P., Galvao, D., McVeigh, J., Hart, N., Mohan, G., Tan, J., Salfinger, S., Straker, L., McIntyre, C., (2018), Activity behaviours and physiological characteristics of women with advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer: a preliminary cross-sectional investigation. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 28(3), 604-613, DOI: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000001197.
  • 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., (2018), Exercise preserves physical function in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(3), 393-399, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001454.
  • Schofield, C., Newton, R., Cohen, P., Galvao, D., McVeigh, J., Mohan, G., Tan, J., Salfinger, S., Straker, L., McIntyre, C., (2018), Health-related quality of life and pelvic floor dysfunction in advanced-stage ovarian cancer survivors: associations with objective activity behaviors and physiological characteristics. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(7), 2239-2246, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-018-4069-5.
  • McIntyre, C., Baker, MK., Lee, YC., Galvao, D., Cormie, P., Graham, V., Newton, R., (2018), The feasibility of a pragmatic distance-based intervention to increase physical activity in lung cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(1), Article Number e12722, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12722.
  • McIntyre, C., Singh, F., Thomas, R., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Cavalheri, V., (2017), Exercise training for advanced lung cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(6), Article number CD012685, Oxford, United Kingdom, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012685.
  • Schofield, C., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Cohen, P., McIntyre, C., (2017), A Physiological Profile of Ovarian Cancer Survivors to Inform Tailored Exercise Interventions and the Development of Exercise Oncology Guidelines. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 27(7), 1560-1567, United Kingdom, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd, DOI: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000001044.
  • Jeffery, E., Lee, YG., McVeigh, J., Straker, L., Wooding, T., Newton, R., McIntyre, C., (2017), Feasibility of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in patients with malignant pleural effusion. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(10), 3133-3141, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-017-3721-9.
  • Muruganandan, S., Jeffery, E., McIntyre, C., Lee, YC., (2016), Nutrition, exercise, and complementary medicine: potential role in mesothelioma?. Current Pulmonology Reports, 5(March 2016), 20-27, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s13665-016-0133-0.
  • Cormie, P., McIntyre, C., Hayes, S., Naumann, F., Turner, J., Murnane, A., Baker, M., (2015), Exercise and cancer survivorship. Cancer Forum, 39(2), 105-112.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Activity behavior and physiological profile of advanced-stage ovarian cancer survivors
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