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Dr Carolyn McIntyre


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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

  • Exercise Training To Improve Care for Patients with Malignant Pleural Disease ,  WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $22,819.
  • 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.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of dosing exercise medicine immediately before or after chemotherapy infusion,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2018,  $135,247.
  • Exercise as a Therapeutic Tool in the Management of Mesothelioma,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2015 - 2018,  $523,556.
  • 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.
  • Effects of exercise on sleep quality in lung cancer patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2015,  2015,  $25,000.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Cancer Council Australia.
  • Gunnell, A., Einarsdòttir, 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, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077833.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.33.
  • McIntyre, C., Bell, G., Fenton, D., McCargar, L., Courneya, K., (2013), Changes in motivational outcomes after a supervised resistance exercise training intervention in lung cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 36(1), 27-35, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31824a78e4.

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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