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Professor Dennis Taaffe

Professor in Exercise Gerontology

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5476, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.223
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5476
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.


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


  • 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.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 2021,  $49,966.
  • 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 - 2021,  $98,875.
  • 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 - 2020,  $10,000.
  • 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,  $135,247.
  • 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 - 2020,  $64,560.
  • 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 Prior to Open Radical Cystectomy: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy,  ANZUP Clinical Trials Group Limited,  Below the Belt Research Fund,  2017 - 2019,  $45,455.
  • Allied Health Workforce Survey,  Department of Health WA,  Tender,  2016 - 2017,  $61,098.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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(2019), Article number 812, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099191.
  • 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(2019), 86-92, USA, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.12.016.
  • 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, 00(00), 1-16, DOI: 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), e024872, DOI:
  • 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., (2019), Reporting of resistance training dose, adherence and tolerance in exercise oncology. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, x(x), xx-xx, United States of America.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001831.
  • 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, epub ahead of print(Sept 2018), 9p., United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/bju.14505.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022331.
  • 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, West Sussex, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 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, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/bju.14008.
  • 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, United States, Sage Publications Inc, DOI: 10.1177/1534735418781736.
  • 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.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-3091-8.
  • 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, United States, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208070.
  • 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, United Kingdom, BMJ Group, DOI: 10.1136/ bmjsem-2017-000336.
  • 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, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-018-4725-y.
  • 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.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1186/s12874-018-0633-4.
  • 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, London, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd, DOI: 10.1186/s12885-017-3092-0.
  • 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, New York, USA, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.clcc.2017.03.010.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.10.001.
  • 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, United Kingdom, W.B. Saunders Co. Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.11.010.
  • 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, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 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, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00019.
  • 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.
  • 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, Philadelphia, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001277.
  • 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, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1534735416666373.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014458.
  • 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, Basel, Switzerland, Karger, DOI: 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 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, Stuttgart, Georg Thieme Verlag, DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-104200.
  • 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, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/nrurol.2016.46.
  • 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.
  • 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, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/bju.12646.
  • 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., New York, United States, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2015/976235.
  • 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, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.29406.
  • 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, London, UK, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 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, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0652-y.
  • 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, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.11.001.
  • 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, Article in press, DOI: 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, DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12124.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28396.
  • 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.
  • 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, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • 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.
  • 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, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000353.
  • 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, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.07.015.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Muscle Power and Functional Performance in Community-dwelling Older Adults
  • Master by Research: Effects of a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention on Athlete’s Stress, Recovery & Performance
  • 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: Running Workloads in Australian Football
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Effects of Caffeine Dose and Timing on Exercise Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Pseudoephedrine and Exercise Performance
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