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Professor Dennis Taaffe

Professor in Exercise Gerontology

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5476
Email: d.taaffe@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.223  

Dennis is a Professorial Fellow and Professor of Exercise Gerontology in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute, School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Background

After initial teacher training Dennis completed his BSc, MSc, and PhD in the area of exercise physiology from the University of Oregon with postdoctoral training undertaken at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dennis has also received a DSc for work in exercise and ageing from Charles Sturt University and a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and an Honorary Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland. Prior to his recent appointment at ECU, Dennis was Professor and Discipline Leader for Medical and Exercise Science in the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, and Professor of Exercise Physiology and Program Convener for Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle. 

Professional Associations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group

Awards and Recognition

  • 2008 ASICS Best Paper – Clinically Relevant Conditions, Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport ’08, Hamilton Island, 16-18 October
  • 2008 Teaching Excellence Award (2nd year), School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2007 Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health (USA)
  • 2007 ASICS Medal – Best Paper Overall, Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, be active ’07, Adelaide, 13-16 October
  • 2007 ASICS Best Paper – Performance Enhancement and Basic Science, Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, be active ’07, Adelaide, 13-16 October
  • 2003 Faculty of Arts “Most Effective Teacher” Nomination, University of Queensland
  • 2003 Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Award for Best Poster – Injury Prevention and Health Promotion, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra

Research Areas and Interests

  • Exercise gerontology and exercise oncology

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Science, Charles Sturt University, 2007.
  • Master of Public Health, United States of America, 2006.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, United States of America, 1989.
  • Master of Science, United States of America, 1982.
  • Bachelor of Science, United States of America, 1981.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Riverina College of Advanced Education, 1980.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Galvao, D., Newton, R., Chambers, S., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Gardiner, R., Fairman, C., Taaffe, D. (2021). Psychological distress in men with prostate cancer undertaking androgen deprivation therapy: modifying effects of exercise from a year-long randomized controlled trial. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, epub ahead of print(Feb), 9p.. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-021-00327-2.
  • Lopez Da Cruz, P., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Souza, G., Trajano, G., Pinto, R. (2021). Resistance training in breast cancer patients undergoing primary treatment: a systematic review and meta‑regression of exercise dosage. Breast Cancer, 28(1), 16-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12282-020-01147-3.
  • Wilson, R., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Hart, N., Lyons-Wall, P., Galvao, D. (2021). Weight loss for obese prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53(3), 470-478. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002509.
  • Schumacher, O., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Chee, R., Spry, N., Newton, R. (2021). Exercise modulation of tumour perfusion and hypoxia to improve radiotherapy response in prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 24(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-020-0245-z.
  • Lopez Da Cruz, P., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Galvao, D. (2021). Resistance Exercise Dosage in Men with Prostate Cancer: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53(3), 459-469. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002503.
  • Schumacher, O., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Tang, C., Chee, R., Newton, R. (2021). Effect of exercise adjunct to radiation and androgen deprivation therapy on patient-reported treatment toxicity in men with prostate cancer: a secondary analysis of two randomised controlled trials. Practical Radiation Oncology, In Press(Feb), In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prro.2021.01.005.

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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002127.
  • Newton, R., Kennedy, M., Singh, F., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Chee, R., Zissiadis, Y., Davis, M., O'Brien, P., Galvao, D. (2020). Safety, Effectiveness, and Uptake of Exercise Medicine Integrated Within a Cancer Care Center. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 36(5), Article 151073. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151073.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Chambers, S., Fairman, C., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R. (2020). Exercise intervention and sexual function in advanced prostate cancer: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 2020(Article in press), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002706.
  • Kennedy, M., Bayes, S., Newton, R., Zissiadis, Y., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Hart, N., Davis, M., Eiszele, A., Galvao, D. (2020). We have the program, what now? Development of an implementation plan to bridge the research-practice gap prevalent in exercise oncology. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), Article number 128.
  • Wilson, R., Shannon, T., Calton, E., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Hart, N., Lyons-Wall, P., Newton, R. (2020). Efficacy of a weight loss program prior to robot assisted radical prostatectomy in overweight and obese men with prostate cancer. Surgical Oncology, 35(December 2020), 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suronc.2020.08.006.
  • Kennedy, M., Bayes, S., Galvao, D., Singh, F., Spry, N., Davis, M., Chee, R., Zissiadis, Y., Hart, N., Taaffe, D., Newton, R. (2020). If you build it, will they come? Evaluation of a co-located exercise clinic and cancer treatment centre using the RE-AIM framework. European Journal of Cancer Care, 29(4), Article number e13251. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13251.
  • Van Vulpen, J., Sweegers, M., Peeters, P., Courneya, K., Newton, R., Aaronson, N., Jacobsen, P., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Steindorf, K., Irwin, M., Stuiver, M., Hayes, S., Griffith, K., Mesters, I., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, M., Mutrie, N., Daley, A., McConnachie, A., Bohus, M., Thorsen, L., Schulz, K., Short, C., James, E., Plotnikoff, R., Schmidt, M., Ulrich, C., Van Beurden, M., Oldenburg, H., Sonke, G., Van Harten, W., Schmitz, K., Winters-Stone, K., Velthuis, M., Taaffe, D., Van Mechelen, W., Kersten, M., Nollet, F., Wenzel, J., Wiskemann, J., Verdonck-De Leeuw, I., Brug, J., May, A., Buffart, L. (2020). Moderators of Exercise Effects on Cancer-related Fatigue: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(2), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002154.
  • Newton, R., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Hayne, D., Taaffe, D. (2020). Timing of exercise for muscle strength and physical function in men initiating ADT for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 23(3), 457-464. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-019-0200-z.
  • Edmunds, K., Reeves, P., Scuffham, P., Galvao, D., Newton, R., Jones, M., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Tuffaha, H. (2020). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Supervised Exercise Training in Men with Prostate Cancer Previously Treated with Radiation Therapy and Androgen-Deprivation Therapy. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 18(5), 727-737. https://doi.org/10.1007/2Fs40258-020-00564-x.
  • Lopez Da Cruz, PL., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Buffart, L., Galvao, D. (2020). What is the minimal dose for resistance exercise effectiveness in prostate cancer patients? Systematic review and meta-analysis on patient-reported outcomes. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 2020(Article in press), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-020-00301-4.

Journal Articles

  • Bernard, P., Savard, J., Steindorf, K., Sweegers, M., Courneya, K., Newton, R., Aaronson, N., Jacobsen, P., May, A., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Stuiver, M., Griffith, K., Mesters, I., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, M., Bohus, M., Thorsen, L., Schmidt, M., Ulrich, C., Sonke, G., Van Harten, W., Winters-Stone, K., Velthuis, M., Taaffe, D., Van Mechelen, W., Kersten, M., Nollet, F., Wenzel, J., Wiskemann, J., Verdonck-De Leeuw, I., Brug, J., Buffart, L. (2019). Effects and moderators of exercise on sleep in adults with cancer: Individual patient data and aggregated meta-analyses. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 124(September 2019), Article no.109746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109746.
  • Sweegers, M., Altenburg, T., Brug, J., May, A., Van Vulpen, J., Aaronson, N., Arbane, G., Bohus, M., Courneya, K., Daley, A., Galvao, D., Garrod, R., Griffith, K., Van Harten, W., Hayes, S., Herrero-Roman, F., Kersten, M., Lucia, A., McConnachie, A., Van Mechelen, W., Mutrie, N., Newton, R., Nollett, F., Potthoff, K., Schmidt, M., Schmitz, K., Schulz, K., Sonke, G., Steindorf, K., Stuiver, M., Taaffe, D., Thorsen, L., Twisk, J., Velthuis, M., Wenzel, J., Winters-Stone, K., Wiskemann, J., Paw, M., Buffart, L. (2019). Effects and moderators of exercise on muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic fitness in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(13), Article number 812. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099191.
  • Luo, H., Galvao, D., Newton, R., Fairman, C., Taaffe, D. (2019). Sport Medicine in the Prevention and Management of Cancer. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 18(2019), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735419894063.
  • Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Galvao, D. (2019). Responsiveness to resistance-based multimodal exercise among men with prostate cancer receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 17(10), 1211-1220. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2019.7311.
  • Taaffe, D., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Hayne, D., Cormie, P., Shum, D., Newton, R. (2019). Immediate versus delayed exercise in men initiating androgen deprivation: effects on bone density and soft tissue composition. BJU International, 123(2), 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14505.
  • Fairman, C., Kendall, K., Newton, R., Hart, N., Taaffe, D., Chee, R., Tang, C., Galvao, D. (2019). Examining the effects of creatine supplementation in augmenting adaptations to resistance training in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. BMJ Open, 9(9), Article number e030080. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030080.
  • Fairman, C., Kendall, K., Hart, N., Taaffe, D., Galvao, D., Newton, R. (2019). The potential therapeutic effects of creatine supplementation on body composition and muscle function in cancer. Critical Reviews in Oncology Hematology, 133(January 2019), 46-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2018.11.003.
  • Newton, R., Christophersen, C., Fairman, C., Hart, N., Taaffe, D., Broadhurst, D., Devine, A., Chee, R., Tang, C., Spry, N., Galvao, D. (2019). Does exercise impact gut microbiota composition in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer? A single-blinded, two-armed, randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 9(4), article no. e024872. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024872.
  • Fujita, E., Taaffe, D., Yoshitake, Y., Kanehisa, H. (2019). Repeated sit-to-stand exercise enhances muscle strength and reduces lower body muscular demands in physically frail elders. Experimental Gerontology, 116(February 2019), 86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.12.016.
  • Newton, R., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Wall, B., Bolam, K., Taaffe, D. (2019). Exercise Mode Specificity for Preserving Spine and Hip Bone Mineral Density in Prostate Cancer Patients. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 51(4), 607-614. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001831.

Journal Articles

  • Fujita, E., Yakushi, K., Takeda, M., Islam, M., Nakagaichi, M., Taaffe, D., Takeshima, N. (2018). Proficiency in pole handling during Nordic walking influences exercise effectiveness in middle-aged and older adults. PLoS One, 13(11), Article number e0208070. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208070.
  • Galvao, D., Newton, R., Girgis, A., Lepore, SJ., Stiller, A., Mihalopoulos, C., Gardiner, R., Taaffe, D., Occhipinti, S., Chambers, S. (2018). Randomized controlled trial of a peer led multimodal intervention for men with prostate cancer to increase exercise participation. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 27(1), 199-207. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4495.
  • Taaffe, D., Buffart, L., Newton, R., Spry, N., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Chambers, S., Galvao, D. (2018). Time on androgen deprivation therapy and adaptations to exercise: secondary analysis from a 12-month randomized controlled trial in men with prostate cancer. BJU International, 121(2), 194-202. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14008.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001454.
  • Duckham, R., Tait, J., Nowson, C., Sanders, K., Taaffe, D., Hill, K., Daly, R. (2018). Strategies and challenges associated with recruiting retirement village communities and residents into a group exercise intervention. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(1), Article number 173. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0633-4.
  • Buffart, L., Sweegers, MG., May, AM., Chinapaw, MJ., Van Vulpen, JK., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Aaronson, NK., Stuiver, MM., Jacobsen, PB., Verdonck-De Leeuw, IM., Steindorf, K., Irwin, ML., Hayes, S., Griffith, KA., Lucia, A., Herrero-Roman, F., Mesters, I., Van Weert, E., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, MM., Mutrie, N., Daley, AJ., McConnachie, A., Bohus, M., Thorsen, L., Schulz, K., Short, CE., James, EL., Plotnikoff, RC., Arbane, G., Schmidt, ME., Potthoff, K., Van Beurden, M., Oldenburg, HS., Sonke, GS., Van Harten, WH., Garrod, R., Schmitz, KH., Winters-Stone, KM., Velthuis, MJ., Taaffe, D., Van Mechelen, W., Kersten, MJ., Nollet, F., Wenzel, J., Wiskemann, J., Brug, J., Courneya, K. (2018). Targeting Exercise Interventions to Patients With Cancer in Need: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 110(11), Article Number: djy161. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djy161.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14384.
  • Singh, F., Galvao, D., Newton, R., Spry, N., Baker, M., Taaffe, D. (2018). Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of a 10-Week Resistance and Aerobic Exercise Intervention During Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Treatment in Rectal Cancer Patients. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 17(3), 952-959. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735418781736.
  • Hart, N., Galvao, D., Saunders, C., Taaffe, D., Feeney, K., Spry, N., Tsoi, D., Martin, H., Chee, R., Clay, T., Redfern, A., Newton, R. (2018). Mechanical suppression of osteolytic bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: a randomised controlled study protocol evaluating safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of exercise as a targeted medicine. Trials, 19(1), Article no.695. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-3091-8.
  • Luo, H., Newton, R., Ma'ayah, F., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D. (2018). Recreational soccer as sport medicine for middle-aged and older adults: a systematic review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 4(2018), Article no. e000336. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000336.
  • Galvao, D., Hayne, D., Frydenburg, M., Chambers, S., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Scuffham, P., Ware, R., Hart, N., Newton, R. (2018). Can exercise delay transition to active therapy in men with low-grade prostate cancer? A multi-centre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(4), e022331. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022331.
  • Baumann, FT., Reike, A., Reimer, V., Schumann, M., Hallek, M., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., Galvao, D. (2018). Effects of physical exercise on breast cancer‑related secondary lymphedema: a systematic review. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 170(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-018-4725-y.

Journal Articles

  • Singh, F., Newton, R., Baker, M., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Thavaseelan, J., Galvao, D. (2017). Feasibility of presurgical exercise in men with prostate cancer undergoing prostatectomy. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 16(3), 290-299. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735416666373.
  • Zopf, E., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Cormie, P., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Baumann, FT., Bloch, W., Galvao, D. (2017). Associations between aerobic exercise levels and physical and mental health outcomes in men with bone metastatic prostate cancer: a cross-sectional investigation. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(6), Article Number: e12575. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12575.
  • 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 no. 19. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00019.
  • Wall, B., Galvao, D., Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Hebert, J., Newton, R. (2017). Exercise improves VO2max and body composition in androgen deprivation therapy-treated prostate cancer patients. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(8), 1503-1510. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001277.
  • Singh, F., Newton, R., Baker, MK., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Galvao, D. (2017). Feasibility and Efficacy of Presurgical Exercise in Survivors of Rectal Cancer Scheduled to Receive Curative Resection. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 16(4), 358-365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2017.03.010.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2017.02.019.
  • 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 no. 103. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3092-0.
  • Buffart, L., Kalter, J., Sweegers, M., Courneya, K., Newton, R., Aaronson, N., Jacobsen, P., May, A., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Steindorf, K., Irwin, M., Stuiver, M., Hayes, S., Griffith, K., Lucia, A., Mesters, I., Van Weert, E., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, M., Mutrie, N., Daley, A., McConnachie, A., Bohus, M., Thorsen, L., Schulz, K., Short, C., James, E., Plotnikoff, R., Arbane, G., Schmidt, M., Potthoff, K., Van Beruden, M., Oldenburg, H., Sonke, G., Van Harten, W., Garrod, R., Schmitz, K., Winters-Stone, K., Velthuis, M., Taaffe, D., Van Mechelen, W., Kersten, M., Nollet, F., Wenzel, J., Wiskemann, J., Verdonck-De Leeuw, IM., Brug, J. (2017). Effects and moderators of exercise on quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 34 RCTs. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 52(2017), 91-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.11.010.
  • Beck, B., Daly, R., Fiatarone Singh, M., Taaffe, D. (2017). Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) position statement on exercise prescription for the prevention and management of osteoporosis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(5), 438-445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.10.001.
  • Hart, N., Newton, R., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Chambers, S., Feeney, K., Joseph, D., Redfern, A., Ferguson, T., Galvao, D. (2017). Can exercise suppress tumour growth in advanced prostate cancer patients with sclerotic bone metastases? A randomised, controlled study protocol examining feasibility, safety and efficacy.. BMJ Open, 7(5), article no.e014458. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014458.

Journal Articles

  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Gardiner, R., Taylor, R., Risbridger, G., Frydenberg, M., Hill, M., Chambers, S., Stricker, P., Shannon, T., Hayne, D., Zopf, E., Newton, R. (2016). Enhancing active surveillance for men with prostate cancer: The potential of exercise medicine. Nature Reviews Urology, 13(5), 258-265. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrurol.2016.46.
  • Bolam, K., Skinner, T., Jenkins, D., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D. (2016). The Osteogenic Effect of Impact-Loading and Resistance Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in Middle-Aged and Older Men: A Pilot Study. Gerontology: international journal of experimental, clinical, behavioral, regenerative and technical gerontology, 62(1), 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1159/000435837.
  • Schultz, AB., Taaffe, D., Blackburn, M., Logan, P., White, D., Drew, M., Lockie, R. (2016). Musculoskeletal screening as a predictor of seasonal injury in elite Olympic class sailors. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(11), 903-909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.02.011.
  • Bolam, KA., Skinner, TL., Sax, AT., Adlard, KN., Taaffe, D. (2016). A comparison of bone mineral density in amateur male boxers and active non-boxers. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(9), 694-699. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-104200.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735415617283.

Journal Articles

  • Costigan, SA., Eather, N., Plotnikoff, RC., Taaffe, D., Pollock, E., Kennedy, SG., Lubans, DR. (2015). Preliminary efficacy and feasibility of embedding high intensity interval training into the school day: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2(2015), 973-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.11.001.
  • Wall, B., Galvao, D., Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R. (2015). Reduced Cardiovascular Capacity and Resting Metabolic Rate in Men with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Androgen Deprivation: A Comprehensive Cross-Sectional Investigation. Advances in Urology, 2015(Article ID 976235), 7p.. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/976235.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Joseph, D., Chee, R., Taaffe, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R. (2015). 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.12646.
  • Costigan, S., Eather, N., Plotnikoff, RC., Taaffe, D., Lubans, DR. (2015). High-intensity interval training for improving health-related fitness in adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(19), 1253-1261. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2014-094490.
  • Daly, RM., Duckham, RL., Tait, JL., Rantalainen, T., Nowson, CA., Taaffe, D., Sanders, K., Hill, KD., Kidgell, DJ., Busija, L. (2015). Effectiveness of dual-task functional power training for preventing falls in older people: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), Article no. 120. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0652-y.
  • Buffart, L., Newton, R., Chinapow, MJ., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Brug, J., Galvao, D. (2015). The effect, moderators, and mediators of resistance and aerobic exercise on health-related quality of life in older long-term survivors of prostate cancer. Cancer, 121(16), 2821-2830. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29406.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-14-199.
  • Hasegawa, R., Islam, MM., Watanabe, R., Tomiyama, N., Taaffe, D. (2014). Effects of periodic task-specific test feedback on physical performance in older adults undertaking band-based resistance exercise. Journal of Aging Research, 2014(1), Article no. 171694. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/171694.
  • Pritchard-Peschek, K., Jenkins, DG., Osborne, MA., Slater, GJ., Taaffe, D. (2014). The dose–response relationship between pseudoephedrine ingestion and exercise performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(5), 531-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.07.015.
  • Skinner, T., Jenkins, D., Leveritt, M., McGorm, A., Bolam, K., Coombes, J., Taaffe, D. (2014). Factors influencing serum caffeine concentrations following caffeine ingestion. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(5), 516-520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.07.006.
  • Chang, D., Joseph, D., Ebert, M., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Denham, J., Newton, R., Spry, N. (2014). Effect of androgen deprivation therapy on muscle attenuation in men with prostate cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58(2), 223-228. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-9485.12124.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-013-2103-1.
  • Wall, B., Galvao, D., Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R. (2014). Maximal Exercise Testing of Men with Prostate Cancer Being treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(12), 2210-2215. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000353.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-014-2797-z.
  • Galvao, D., Spry, N., Denham, J., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R. (2014). 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • Buffart, L., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Brug, J., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R. (2014). Mediators of the Resistance and Aerobic Exercise Intervention Effect on Physical and General Health in Men Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Cancer, 120(2), 294-301. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.28396.

Book Chapters

  • Taaffe, D., Daly, R., Suominen, H., Galvao, D., Bolam, K. (2013). Physical Activity and Exercise in the Maintenance of the Adult Skeleton and the Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures. Osteoporosis (683-719). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-415853-5.00029-7.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrurol.2013.206.
  • Skinner, TL., Jenkins, DG., Folling, J., Leveritt, MD., Coombes, JS., Taaffe, D. (2013). Influence of carbohydrate on serum caffeine concentrations following caffeine ingestion. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(4), 343-347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.08.004.
  • Pritchard-Peschek, KR., Osborne, MA., Slater, GJ., Taaffe, D., Jenkins, DG. (2013). Pseudoephedrine and preexercise feeding: Influence on performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(6), 1152-1157. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182808e23.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2012.52.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2012.33.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2013.22.
  • Bolam, K., Van Uffelen, J., Taaffe, D. (2013). The effect of physical exercise on bone density in middle-aged and older men: A systematic review. Osteoporosis International, 24(11), 2749-2762. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-013-2346-1.
  • Skinner, TL., Jenkins, DG., Taaffe, D., Leveritt, MD., Coombes, JS. (2013). Coinciding exercise with peak serum caffeine does not improve cycling performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(1), 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.04.004.
  • Toivonen, MH., Pollanen, E., Ahtiainen, M., Suominen, H., Taaffe, D., Cheng, S., Takala, T., Kujala, UM., Tammi, M., Sipila, S., Kovanen, V. (2013). OGT and OGA expression in postmenopausal skeletal muscle associates with hormone replacement therapy and muscle cross-sectional area. Experimental Gerontology, 48(12), 1501-1504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2013.10.007.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-12-432.
  • Bolam, K., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., Taaffe, D. (2012). AST-induced Bone Loss in Men with Prostate Cancer: Exercise as a Potential Countermeasure. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 15(4), 329-338. https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2012.22.

Book Chapters

Research Projects

  • An exploratory study to determine if exercise can impact the gut microbiota composition of men receiving androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Grant, 2018 ‑ 2023, $98,875.
  • Examining the effect of creatine supplementation in augmenting adaptations to resistance training in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. , Cancer Council of WA Inc, Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme, 2019 ‑ 2023, $50,000.
  • Weight loss for overweight and obese prostate cancer patients: a randomised trial of a clinic-based versus telehealth delivered exercise and nutrition intervention, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Prostate Cancer Research Initiative, 2021 ‑ 2023, $472,739.
  • Can Exercise Delay Transition to Active Therapy in Men with Low Grade Prostate Cancer? A Multi-Centre Randomized Controlled Trial., National Health and Medical Research Council, Project Grants, 2018 ‑ 2023, $596,084.
  • The effect of cognitive and exercise training on Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy Agents, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme, 2018 ‑ 2022, $99,932.
  • Exercise as adjuvant therapy to increase prostate tumour oxygenation and improve effectiveness of radiotherapy , Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant, 2020 ‑ 2022, $94,449.
  • Physical health during isolation, including chronic disease progression in older West Australians, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Covid-19 Research Fund, 2020 ‑ 2022, $100,000.
  • 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 Medicine Prior to Open Radical Cystectomy: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy, ANZUP Clinical Trials Group Limited, Below the Belt Research Fund, 2017 ‑ 2021, $45,455.
  • From Research to Practice: the development, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to integrate exercise into standard of care for people with cancer, Genesis Cancer Care Pty Ltd, Genesis Cancer Care - Grant, 2018 ‑ 2021, $5,000.
  • 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, $30,000.
  • 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.
  • Allied Health Workforce Survey, Department of Health WA, Tender, 2016 ‑ 2017, $61,098.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Effect of chronic and acute exercise-induced myokines on prostate cancer cells
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise medicine as chemotherapy adjunct: A multi-component program in locally advanced pancreatic cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise as adjuvant therapy to increase prostate tumour oxygenation and improve effectiveness of radiotherapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Muscle morphology and function in women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer: Response to exercise medicine and implications for treatment
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exploring the research to practice gap in exercise oncology

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exploring moderators of resistance exercise effects and dosage in men with prostate cancer: From aggregate to individual patient data meta-analyses
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Acute and chronic effects of eccentric versus concentric exercise on executive function and attention of older adults
  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Evaluating the effects of a structured exercise program on melanoma patients undergoing checkpoint inhibitor therapy

Principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research: Effects of a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention on Athlete’s Stress, Recovery & Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Muscle Power and Functional Performance in Community-dwelling Older Adults
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Skeletal Consequences in Crohn’s Disease: The Muscle-Bone Relationship
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Skeletal Consequences of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer: The Role of Exercise in the management of ADT-related Side-effects

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Pseudoephedrine and Exercise Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Running Workloads in Australian Football
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Effects of Caffeine Dose and Timing on Exercise Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise and nutrition induced weight loss for prostate cancer patients
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