Life and Fellow Members

Fellowship status and Life membership is available to Full and Academic members of ESSA. It recognises those who have achieved a high level of professional accomplishment, responsibility and service to ESSA. Please note, the Fellowship status list is in alphabetical order of surnames.

Life Members

Steve Selig 

Year Life Membership Awarded: 2021

Qualifications: PhD 

Other Fellowships/Honours: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Victoria University), 2002 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in E-learning (Victoria University), 2006 National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning , 2007 Fellow, Victoria University Staff College, 2010Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) President’s Award for services to clinical exercise physiology, 2011 Awarded a Fellowship, ESSA, 2016 Named as one of the “top 25 influencers of exercise and sports science” as part of the 25 year celebration of ESSA. 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Cardiovascular exercise physiology

Other areas of Interest: ESSA and its members 

About Steve  

Steve Selig is the retired Chair in Clinical Exercise Science at Deakin University and was an academic in cardiovascular exercise physiology for 34 years. Steve has been a long term servant of ESSA in many capacities including Director on the Board (2005-2021), twice led peak advisory groups (2006-2008; 2013-2015) on behalf of ESSA that were tasked with restructuring the ESSA Professional Standards for Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP), and many committee roles. The professional standards covered by the work of Steve and his colleagues span the period 2008-2021. In retirement, Steve continues to be passionate about the work that ESSA does on behalf of its members, and spends at least one day per week on ESSA matters. His research has focused on the benefits of exercise for people living with heart failure, and Steve is considered a leading exercise physiologist in Australia for the design of individualised exercise interventions for people living with treatment-resistant hypertension and labile hypotension, arrhythmias and conduction defects, complex valve disease and adult congenital heart disease. 

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Steve was awarded ESSA Fellowship in 2011

Dr. Phil Hamdorf

Year Life Membership Awarded: 2018

Qualifications: DipT, BEd, PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: Life Member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia, Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, Churchill Fellow

Place of Employment: Independent Consultant 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Advisory services to the sport, recreation, exercise science and physical activity sectors

Other areas of Interest: Physical activity and active ageing  

About Phil 

Dr Phil Hamdorf is an exercise scientist with a doctorate specialising in cardio-respiratory training amongst older women.  He is a Life Member, Fellow and Past President of ESSA and a Fellow and Past President of Sports Medicine Australia (SA Chapter).  As Chief Exercise Physiologist for the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr Hamdorf founded the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing which is recognised as a ‘centre of excellence’ in the provision of rehabilitation and physical activity programs for older persons.  Dr Hamdorf has an accomplished background in sports administration having held roles including Executive Director of the Office for Recreation and Sport, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Physical Education and as Executive Director – Sport Development and Sport and Recreation both within the Office of Sport.  He has served on numerous boards including the World Police and Fire Games Corporation, Trans-Tasman Netball League Corporation, 2015 Asian Cup, 2022 UCI World Road Cycling Championships and the Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council of Australia. 

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Phil was awarded ESSA Fellowship in 2004

Alan Morton 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2002

Alan is also a Fellow member of ESSA.

Tony Parker

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

Tony is also a Fellow member of ESSA.

Fellowship Status

Bruce Abernethy

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

About Bruce

Professor Bruce Abernethy is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland. Bruce is a first class Honours graduate and university medallist from UQ, a PhD graduate from the University of Otago, and, in addition to being a Fellow of ESSA, is also an International Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia. He has previously held the positions of Head of the School of Human Movement Studies at UQ (1991-2003), Director and inaugural Chair Professor of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong (2004-2011) and Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean (Research) within the Faculty of Health Sciences at UQ (2011-2013). Bruce’s research interest is in the control and learning of skilled movement, with a particular focus upon expert performance. His research has been supported by a range of agencies including those funding basic science, such as the Australian Research Council and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, as well as those supporting more applied research, such as the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Worksafe Australia and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.


Mark Armstrong

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

Chris Askew 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2018

Qualifications: BAppSc (Hons, Human Movement Science), PhD, AEP

Other Fellowships/Honours: Fellow European College of Sport Science (FECS)

Place of Employment: University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise physiology research, ageing and chronic disease, cardiovascular health and function, peripheral arterial disease.

Other areas of Interest: Professional standards in exercise science and clinical exercise physiology practice. And when I’m not working – swimming, music, footy (AFL).

About Chris

Chris is an Associate Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology.  He holds a conjoint position with the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where he leads the VasoActive research group and the Healthy Ageing Research cluster. He is an accredited exercise physiologist with a particular interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic age-related cardiovascular and neurodegenerative conditions.  His research group has published many clinical studies investigating the effects of exercise rehabilitation and dietary interventions, and these studies are underpinned by experimental investigations of exercise capacity, cognitive performance and vascular function. Chris is a past President (2012-14) and board member of ESSA, and he was the Inaugural Chair of the ESSA Professional Standards Council. 

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Michael Baker 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2018

Qualifications: BAppSc (Ex&SpSc), MAppSc (Ex&SpSc), GradCert (Higher Ed), PhD (Health Sc)

Place of Employment: Australian Catholic University 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Research management 

Other areas of Interest: Research ethics and integrity 

About Michael

Dr Michael Baker is currently Director of the Research Office at Australian Catholic University, supporting the university's research intensification strategy. In addition to his role as Director, Dr Baker continues to Chair ACU's Human Research Ethics Committee. His research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine, and behavioural change to improve quality of life, particularly among older adults and those living with chronic illness. During his time as a member of ESSA, he has devoted time to advance the profession. He has served on ESSA’s Research Review Committee, Cardiovascular Special Interest Group, Exercise Science Advisory Committee, WA State Chapter, as Chair of ESSA’s Accreditation Council, and was the inaugural Chair of the Exercise Science Advisory Group which developed the first Scope of Practice for Exercise Scientists. Dr Baker is currently Chair of ESSA’s Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. 

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Robert Barnard

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2016

About Robert

Robert Barnard is the Manager of Exercise Physiology, Central Adelaide Local Health Network and Manager of the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing (CPAA). His career commenced in 1979 and has seen a career working within Research, Clinical Rehabilitation, Day Hospital and Dialysis Clinical settings within SA DoHA.He completed a Master’s Degree at Flinders University with Professor Bob Withers which included an original study on functional performance, physiological responses and ratings of perceived exertion during graded exercise in Stroke survivors. Since that time the CPAA became a leader in the development of understanding and provision of special assessment and exercise programs for both older and special populations and further supported the development of that knowledge through a focus on the outcomes of clinical research and ethics approved studies. He has undertaken extensive collaborative work on various clinical and professional interest topics including publishing journal articles, and posters and podium presentations at professional and scientific meetings. His most recent achievements have been successful lobbying to appoint Exercise Physiologists into new roles within SA DoHA (Country Health (1), Central (4), Northern (2) and Southern (4) Local Health Networks), and the transition of a number of Physical Education positions (2) to Exercise Physiology.

Belinda Beck

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2021

David Bishop

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

About David

Professor David Bishop has 20 years of experience as both a researcher and an applied sport scientist working with elite athletes. In the three years prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he worked with Australian hockey, water polo, netball, beach volleyball and kayak teams. Professor Bishop has also gained invaluable experience consulting with professional teams such as the Fremantle Football Club. Professor Bishop has ~200 peer-reviewed articles and 6 book chapters in the area of human movement and sport science. Professor Bishop is also a past president of ESSA, and assistant editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE).

John Bloomfield

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2002

About John

Professor John Bloomfield is a former national surf lifesaving champion and an Australian representative, as well as being a high-level swimming coach, both in Australia and the USA. In addition, he was a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve. He joined The University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer in 1968 and became the first Professor of Sport Science in Australia in 1974. Upon retirement in 1997 he developed the Functional Rehabilitation Clinic at Hollywood Private Hospital. He also acted as a consultant for seven years at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, establishing the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Bloomfield has been acknowledged by both Commonwealth and State Governments and numerous sporting associations as the ‘architect’ of the Australian sports system, as he was the author of the 1973 Federal Government White Paper on the Development of Sport and Recreation in Australia. Subsequently he guided its implementation as Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Sports Science Council and President of Sports Medicine Australia, becoming a Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007. While lecturing, and conducting research in Sport Science and Sports Medicine, Professor Bloomfield also authored or co-authored over 100 academic papers, book chapters and Government reports, as well as six books published by highly respected publishers. During his professional career, he travelled widely and lectured or consulted in 24 countries around the world; and as a pro-bono consultant during 28 consulting trips from Perth, he developed six Human Movement or Sports Science courses in various Australian universities.

John Booth 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

Qualifications: PhD, MExSc, BEd (HPE)

Place of Employment: Faculty of Medicine UNSW; RehWork Rehabilitation and Consultancy 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: The treatment and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain 

Other areas of InterestThe science of pain

About John

I have a special interest in chronic pain and a practicing AEP in MSK rehabilitation since 2000. Alongside exemplary clinical practice in MSK rehabilitation throughout my career, I have made significant contributions to my profession through ESSA state and national committee memberships, frequent ESSA professional development opportunities and ESSA conference presentations, educational resources for AEPs and the community, extensive clinical supervision of exercise physiology practicum students and mentoring of early career AEPs and regional clinicians. I was recruited to UNSW in 2010 based on leadership in my profession as a clinician and educator. I have led the development of MSK and workplace rehabilitation curriculum that equips new graduates with the real-life skills needed in professional practice. I have also contributed to my profession and clinical practice through research concerning exercise and pain. In 2019 I received two UNSW awards for excellence and innovation in teaching.

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Mark Brown

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

Sebastian Buccheri

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2018

Qualifications: B. App Sci (HM), Grad Dip (Ex Rehab), MBA  (2018-2021)

Place of Employment: Senior Manager Allied Health Services - IPC Health 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Service and Program Management, Strategic Development and Mentoring

About Sebastian

Sebastian Buccheri is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 20 years’ experience.  He has transitioned from a clinician into management over the past 8 years having overseen multiple departments within a private rehabilitation facility. Sebastian is currently the Senior Manager of Allied Health Services at a large community health organisation in Melbourne situated across 6 sites and 100 allied health staff.  As a clinician, Sebastian’s passion lay within the field of persistent pain and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Sebastian has contributed to the growth and development of the EP industry through his time on the Victorian ESSA chapter and up until 2017 as a national board director.  During his time on the ESSA board, Sebastian founded and chaired the Exercise Physiology Advisory Group. In 2018, Sebastian was inducted as a fellow of ESSA, an achievement that he is proud and honoured to have received.  
Sebastian is committed to his own development having been active in leadership programs and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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Angus Burnett

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

About Angus

Adjunct Associate Professor Angus Burnett is currently employed as Director – Clinical Projects at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Prior to this, he was a Sports Biomechanist at the Western Australia Institute of Sport for four years (1996-1999) and was employed in the tertiary education sector for 14 years (2000-2013). He has a strong multidisciplinary research background in the (main) areas of sports biomechanics, spinal biomechanics and low back pain. He has published approximately 100 peer reviewed journal articles and has supervised/co-supervised 13 PhD and 4 MSc student to completion. He was the Chair of the Scientific Committee for two ESSA conferences (2006, 2008) and served as an Associate Editor for Sports Biomechanics for three years (2011-2013). He was course coordinator for the Exercise and Sports Science degree at Edith Cowan University for two years (2003-2004) and led the ESSA degree accreditation process during that time. The course went on to be the first accredited course in Western Australia.

Melainie ("Lainie") Cameron 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy), Master of Health Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Other Fellowships/Honours: Exercise and Sport Science Australia 2016: Top 25 Influencers, USC 2016 Advance Awards for Learning and Teaching: Advancing Quality Teaching. Commendation for exemplary practice., Health Workforce Australia 2012: National Clinical Supervision Fellowship ($25,000 in project funding)

Place of Employment: Associate Professor – Exercise Physiology at University of Southern Queensland

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, particularly rheumatology, Clinical supervision., Clinical decision-making

Other areas of Interest: Working with therapy animals in clinical practice (particularly dogs), recreational running, gardening and bee keeping.

About Melainie

Lainie is both an exercise physiologist and an osteopath. She has been involved in both academia and clinical practice for all of her career, working across private practice, hospitals, and university clinics. She is currently the program leader for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) – Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern Queensland. She thoroughly enjoys leading a team of staff to train the exercise physiologist of the future.  Lainie loves being outdoors, engaging in endurance activity, working on projects over a long time, and being with people and animals. A recent highlight of her career has been the opportunity to train with her dog, Bella, as a canine-handler team and introduce therapy dog work into her exercise physiology practice and clinical teaching. (Bella is now retired.) 

Mike Climstein 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

BSc, MSc, PhD, postdoctoral research fellowship, AEP

Other Fellowships/Honours: FASMF, FACSM

Place of Employment: Southern Cross University, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing, Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Clinical Exercise Physiology 

About Mike

Mike is the Course Coordinator for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Co-Director of the Water Based Research Unit.  He has 125 papers, 11 book chapters, over 100 international and national conference presentations, in excess of $7.8m in research funding and 9 research awards.   Mike is currently supervising 5 PhD students and 1 Hons student.   He is an academic editor for PeerJ and an editorial board member for the journal Sports (Basel). Research includes DXA (bone health and segmental body composition), water based research, clinical exercise physiology, medical and health aspects of master athletes, prevention and rehabilitation of chronic disease, injury surveillance in sports and exercise, Surfing/Stand up paddle boarding/aquatic activities, cardiac rehabilitation, smart textiles and physiological monitoring, cancer and osteoporosis

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Jeff Coombes 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2008

Qualifications: BEd (Hons), BAppSc (Sports Science), MEd, PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: FACSM

Place of Employment: University of Queensland  

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Teaching and Research (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Other areas of Interest: Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress Research

About Jeff 

Jeff is a Past President of ESSA and current Chair of the Exercise is Medicine Australia initiative. He is Director of the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health (CRExPAH) at The University of Queensland and his research interests include optimising exercise for improving health. Many of his current projects are using high intensity interval training to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and investigate health outcomes in people with chronic diseases. 

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Kevin Conlon

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2013

Qualifications: BAppSc. HMS (Hons) 1996

Place of Employment: KINNECT

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Occupational Health

About Kevin 

My Why is to Help People and this is why I founded KINNECT in 1996 (the same year of graduation).  KINNECT is a National Occupational Health company that Makes People at Work Healthy, Safe and Productive.  An interest in technology lead to the founding of 2012 a SaaS Platform (Software As A Service) which is Technology Enabled Occupational Health.

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Prue Cormie 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2019

Qualifications: PhD, AEP

Place of Employment: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Cancer 

About Prue 

Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an accredited exercise physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. She aims to enhance the lives of people with cancer through innovative research and effectively translating research into practice. Her track record includes over $10 million in competitive research grant funding, over 80 refereed publications and book chapters and over 220 invited presentations including a TED talk. Prue has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Prue was the inaugural Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Exercise Cancer Group and is the lead author on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care. A core component of Prue’s work is invested in translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in the services available for people with cancer.

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Owen Curtis

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

About Owen

Owen Curtis has been involved in tertiary education for many years, working in the Exercise Science and Rehabilitation program at the University of Wollongong. Owen is a founding member of ESSA, was National Vice President and was a member of the National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP). Prior to leaving the University, Owen was team leader in two DoHA funded projects targeting Falls in the Elderly, projects that involved 74 GPs from two Divisions of General Practice, 18 Accredited Exercise Physiologists, and more than 320 elderly people who had fallen or had a fear of falling. 24 people living with Chronic Kidney disease, Medical staff from the Wollongong Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Renal Units also participated. The effectiveness of a patient centred approach in changing health related behaviours in these populations was reflected in the excellent outcomes of the two projects.  

Angela Douglas 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2019

Qualifications: AEP; Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (Hon 1) and M.Sc. (Research) both from University of Wollongong 

Other Fellowships/Honours: Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Pierre de Coubertin Award (2001)

Place of Employment: University of Canberra Faculty of Health 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Clinical education in exercise physiology through teaching, curriculum development and management of clinical practicum  

Other areas of Interest: Current research interests: mental health, gestational diabetes, trauma informed practice (educational and clinical) and clinical supervision. Endlessly fascinated in the brain’s capacity to adapt and recover, and in understanding the individual journey of the person

About Angela  

I’ve been an AEP since 2005. My venture into academia started at UOW in 2008 working with the wonderful educators who had taught me, and I am now at the University of Canberra. My Masters thesis was in the area of glycaemic control during pregnancy, which I presented at the 2018 BASES conference in UK. With a strong interest in mental health, I have also presented project collaborations at ESSA, ACMHN and Engagement Australia conferences, and contributed to the ‘ESSA Consensus statement on the role of Accredited Exercise Physiologists within the treatment of mental disorders’ - an important advocacy tool for AEPs in mental health services. My involvement with ESSA started in 2009 on the NSW State Chapter, before joining the Standards Council in 2015. I have also represented ESSA as a NASRHP assessor and at advocacy events, including NSW Ministry of Health stakeholder meeting, Mental Health Australia Policy Forum at Parliament House, and International AHP Day at the Department of Health. 

Jay Ebert 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2019

Qualifications: PhD, B.ExRehab (Hons)

Other Fellowships/Honours: Honorary Fellowship Australia Orthopaedic Association (2018), Exercise & Sport Science Australia Medal (2008), Exercise & Sport Science Australia Exercise Physiologist of the Year (2010)

Place of Employment: HFRC Rehabilitation Clinic, School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science), University of Western Australia, Director of Research - Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Institute, Director - Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Western Australia

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Other areas of Interest: Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic and Complex Conditions

About Jay 

Dr Jay Ebert has practiced as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) since 2002, completing his PhD in 2008 focused in orthopaedic surgery, biomechanics and post-operative exercise rehabilitation, for which he was awarded the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Medal. He was later awarded the ESSA ‘Exercise Physiologist of the Year’ in 2010 for his clinical work, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation. He is currently a Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Human Sciences, within the University of Western Australia (UWA), and a Director and AEP at HFRC, a leading exercise rehabilitation clinic with a focus in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation, located in Perth, Western Australia. He is the Director of Research at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Institute, and is a Director of the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Western Australia. 

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Steve Fraser

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2019

About Steve

Associate Professor Steve Fraser has been an ESSA member since 2007 and AEP since 2012. His current position is Discipline Lead: Clinical Exercise in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University, and he is also the Director of Deakin’s Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has taught over 5,000 students across 20 years, providing high quality education to the next generation of professionals. Associate Professor Fraser has a career research focus on integrating AEP led exercise in clinical settings to improve health outcomes in people with chronic disease. His major scientific achievements to date are in the area of exercise for the prevention and management of cancer, diabetes, obesity, and chronic kidney disease. He has over 50 published manuscripts and has helped develop the next generation of academic AEPs, with 6 PhD completions and 6 current PhD students. He has a particular interest in exercise (and nutrition) for cancer patients and has conducted several randomised controlled trials investigating prostate, breast, AYA, and haemotological cancers. He has served ESSA on the Vic Chapter as continuing education director, and currently serves on the ESSA Accreditation Council. He is the Vice President of the Council of Heads of Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences. 

Daniel Galvao

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2021

Qualifications: PhD (ECU) Master of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Science) (UQ) Bachelor and Licentiate in Physical Education (Brazil)

Other Fellowships/Honours: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) ESSA Medal (2006)

Place of Employment:  Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise Oncology; Clinical Exercise Physiology

About Daniel

Professor Daniel Galvão is Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University. Galvão’s research program developed and tested targeted exercise interventions to reverse treatment-related toxicities and improve patient outcomes that have changed the clinical management of cancer patients worldwide. He has been supported continuously with external funding over the past 15 years from the NHMRC, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Western Australia, and Movember Foundation. Professor Galvão has served on numerous national research committees including several NHMRC Grant review panels, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Research Advisory Committee, and Cancer Council of Western Australia for over a decade representing the field of exercise medicine. Professor Galvão has published over 170 refereed journal papers in exercise medicine/oncology listed on Scopus and is an author of influential national and international guidelines for exercise in cancer patients including ESSA (2009, 2019) and ACSM (2010, 2019). As a direct result, international clinical recommendations changed for individuals to avoid inactivity and return to normal activity as soon as possible after cancer diagnosis or treatment.

Paul Gastin

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

Ian Gillam

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2003

About Ian

Ian Gillam has been an AEP since 1997 and a ASpS2 since 2011. Ian was a member of the initial steering committee for the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (now ESSA) in 1991, and was a Foundation National Board member from 1992-1995. He was again elected to the National Board in 1999, serving as Vice President from 2000-2005. During this period, Ian worked hard to establish exercise physiology as a mainstream medical and allied health provider for individuals with a chronic disease. This included being part of a Parliamentary delegation in 2001 in a bid to overturn the decision to put a GST on AEP services. Ian was also a practitioner member of the Scientific Committee for the first ESSA National Conference in Brisbane in 2004, and from 2008-2015 Ian was a member on the ESSA’s NUCAP Committee including 3 years on the NUCAP Executive. In 1996 he left the university sector to establish his own consulting company and work as a clinical exercise physiologist/sports scientist and nutritionist in three large integrative medicine clinics in Melbourne from 1998-2016. Ian also worked sports science and nutrition consultancy positions at the AFL Melbourne Demons (2000-8), Drapac Professional Cycling team, (2009-2015), Scotch College Rowing (2005-2016), and Tennis Australia’s High Performance Academy (2005-2008).

Anne Hanley 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

Qualifications: MHSc BA HMS DEd HPE TESOL Health Coach Pilates Instructor 

Place of Employment: Senior Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Tasmania 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Clinical Educator for Undergraduate Clinical Exercise Physiology, health, wellbeing and behaviour change for prevention of disease and disorders

Other areas of Interest: Health across the lifespan, early childhood and children’s physical activity, physical education 

About Anne  

My passion for a profession that develops and delivers health, exercise and rehabilitation programs across the life span in both the health and education sectors, has not waned since I joined ESSA in 1991. I have a strong interest and expertise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and supporting pulmonary, diabetes and Parkinson disease clients in particular, to realise their potential to maintain a quality of life and remain a vibrant part of their community. Prior to gaining Medicare status in 2006, I grew my experience working in aquatic based therapy, delivering health literacy presentations to support groups for chronic disease patients and working across the AEP scope in private practice. I love teaching and although stepped away from the school based system into tertiary, I continue to drive student- centred learning in clinical education. I believe in life-long learning and love learning along with my clients and students- living is learning. 

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Mark Hargreaves 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

Qualifications: BSc, MA, PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (1996), Sir Frank Cotton Memorial Lecture (2014), Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine (2017)

Place of Employment: University of Melbourne 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise Physiology 

Other areas of Interest: Reading sport biographies 

About Mark 

Over 30 years of teaching and research experience in the tertiary sector and activities that focus on the physiological and metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise, with an emphasis on carbohydrate metabolism.  He has had senior academic leadership roles at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.  In his current role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Collaboration & Partnerships) at Melbourne, he has oversight of the internal schemes that foster interdisciplinary research and the important research relationships with external organisations.  He is a Consulting Editor for Journal of Applied Physiology, Editor (Exercise Physiology Section) for Comprehensive Physiology and a member of the editorial board of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  He was a Board Director of the Victorian Institute of Sport for 15 years (2004-2019).

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Nicolas Hart

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2021

Nathan Johnson

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2017

Qualifications: BMedSc, MHlthSc (Hons), PhD, AES, AEP

Other Fellowships/Honours: Honorary - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Place of Employment: Faculty of Medicine and Health & Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Obesity and diabetes

About Nathan 

Nathan Johnson is an Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. Nathan first became an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in 2005 and has worked in clinical practice and academia. His internationally recognised research focuses on the interaction between physical activity and fat metabolism in health and disease and aims to find practical solutions and innovative approaches, particularly exercise, for managing dangerous body fats and cardiometabolic health without weight loss. Nathan’s initiatives in teaching and research training aim to provide future exercise specialists with critical understanding and hands-on skills to manage the growing burden of obesity and diabetes.  

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Damien Johnston

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2015

Brendan Joss

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2016

About Brendan

Brendan Joss started his career as an Exercise Physiologist to combine his love of sport and exercise with a passion for medicine. He completed his Honours in Exercise Rehabilitation in 2000, the same year he began as an Exercise Physiologist at Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic. Through his desire to provide improved treatment to orthopaedic patients, Brendan completed a PhD in joint replacement rehabilitation in 2006. Following this he travelled to Canada to complete a Post-doctoral research fellowship at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. On his return the Perth, Brendan continued his work at HFRC as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist providing exercise based programs to optimise physical function without aggravating pain around the affected joint. He also brings his passion for education to his treatments saying “the most powerful thing I can do is to teach you what to do, and why you are doing it to ensure you have the skills to self-manage into the future.” Brendan also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Western Australia for sessional lecturing and research. Brendan has also served 6 years as a Board Director at Exercise and Sports Science Australia and is recognised nationally as a leader in Exercise Physiology practice.

Justin Keogh

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2021

Qualifications: BHSc, BHMS(Hons), PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology; fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Accredited Sport Scientist level II, ASCA L2

Place of Employment: Bond University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Sport science, particularly strength and conditioning, motor learning and biomechanics

Other areas of Interest: Sarcopenia epidemiology and geriatric exercise prescription

About Justin

Justin Keogh’s current teaching focusing on motor control and learning as well as health research methods. He is an Accredited Sport Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ASpSc2) and an accredited ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach (Level II - Professional). He has provided biomechanical and/or strength conditioning services to a range of sub- elite and elite Australian and New Zealand athletes in Paralympic sport, rugby union, rugby league and golf and coached athletes in Paralympic powerlifting and strongman who have competed in Paralympic and World’s Strongest Man events. He currently supervises many HDR students, across a variety of sports including AFL, rugby league, swimming and strongman as well as the potential applications of kettlebell training for athletic and older adult populations. He is currently on the editorial board for journals including Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Sports Biomechanics, PeerJ and Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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Anthony Leicht 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

Qualifications: BAppSc (Hons) GDip (FET) PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: European College of Sport Science (ECSS) 

Place of Employment: James Cook University 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Teaching/research academic in the field of exercise physiology and exercise/fitness testing

Other areas of Interest: Performance analytics; Basketball; Sport 

About Anthony 

Anthony Leicht is an experienced academic and researcher with expertise in the physiological responses to exercise with a particular emphasis on cardiac autonomic control, cardiovascular function, and exercise/physical activity capacity in healthy adults and those with chronic disease. He has over 25 years of experience as an exercise science academic and enjoys teaching undergraduates within the areas of exercise physiology/testing. He has published extensively, been involved in the successful reception of funding and awards, a member of several national/international exercise science and physiological organisations, an editorial board member for numerous international journals, and a regular invited reviewer for >50 international journals within the areas of Sport and Exercise Science, Cardiovascular Function and Physiology. Since 2001, he has assisted ESSA via a range of positions on committees such as: Secretary, National Board; Conference Organising and Scientific Committees; Accreditation Advisory Committee; Exercise Science Advisory Group; University/NUCAP/Accreditation Committee/Council; and Research Committee.

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Itamar Levinger 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2014

Qualifications: PhD, MSc, BEd, AEP

Other Fellowships/Honours: Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Western Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. 

Place of Employment: Institute for Health and Sport (IHES), Victoria University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise rehabilitation for patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases as well as bone-muscle interactions and cell signalling in humans and murine models.

Other areas of Interest: Sport. fishing and travelling 

About Itamar 

Itamar is a Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Institute for Health and Sport (IHES), College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University. He has developed extensive knowledge, skills and experience in the area of clinical exercise rehabilitation, especially in patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. In recent years his main research area is bone-skeletal muscle-cardiovascular system interaction and the role the skeleton plays in the development of insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Professor Levinger was awarded a Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2012-2014) and Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (2014-2018). The aim of his research is to identify the mechanisms behind the benefits of exercise for the prevention and management of metabolic and cardiovascular disease. He contributed to two ESSA’s Position Statements as well as several other publications on the role of AEP in pre-exercise screening. He serves on ESSA’s Cardiovascular Special Interest Group Committees since its establishment in 2011. 

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Francesco Marino 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2010

Qualifications: PhD MEd BPE SpCertClinRes (Neuro)

Other Fellowships/Honours: Memorial Spitfire Fellow 2016

Place of Employment: Charles Sturt University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Head of School of Exercise Science, Sport & Health

Other areas of Interest: Human fatigue, thermoregulation and human evolution

About Francesco 

Frank is currently the Head of School of Exercise Science, Sport & Health and Deputy Chair of Academic Senate. He has been Associate Dean and Director of Research. Frank has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and chapters and has also been the Memorial Spitfire Fellow. Frank’s research interest is related to the way in which humans and other animals interact with the environment and how this affects human performance under a number of conditions. In particular, his focus is on thermoregulation in a range of environmental extremes which has lead him to try and further understand the way in which animals hydrate and how thirst plays a role in this. Frank is particularly interested in evolutionary biology of human performance and resistance to fatigue. His book Human fatigue: evolution, health and performance draws together many of the theoretical constructs which have been developed over 25 years of research.

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Lars McNaughton 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

Qualifications: Dip Tch, Grad Dip Rec, BEd., MSc, MBA, PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: Fellow European College of Sports Science, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Fellow of the Physiological Society, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Place of Employment: Edge Hill University (UK)

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Teaching/research

About Lars  

Lars started work as a Physical Education teacher in Perth, Western Australia.  He then went to Oregon to complete a Masters degree and then a PhD under the supervision of Professor Marjorie Woollacott in neural physiology and motor control examining postural control in human for his PhD thesis. He returned to Australia and worked at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education (later the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, then University of Tasmania).  He moved to the UK in 1998 and has worked at a number of institutions around the UK and as Head of Department at the University of Hull.  Lars was Head of School of Health Sciences at Bond University for a short time and now works back in the UK at Edge Hill.  He has 28 PhD completions and continues to undertake research in sport nutrition, focussing on acid base balance and exercise.  

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Jarrod Meerkin 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2012

Qualifications: BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Place of Employment: MeasureUp 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Bone densitometry 

Other areas of Interest: DEXA, Body composition 

About Jarrod  

Between 2000 and 2005 Dr Meerkin specialised in the use of DEXA as a tool for body composition measurement as a Senior Research Fellow at QUT in the School of Exercise and Sports Science working with two of the leading researchers in the country in the obesity and exercise research domain. Through his extensive experience using DEXA in research Dr Meerkin saw a need in the consumer world for this important tool and established Body Composition Australia in 2006 and subsequently MeasureUp. Dr Meerkin’s focus now lies with overseeing the implementation of MeasureUp strategic goals and growth. Dr Meerkin is also an active advocate for the preventative care of bone health throughout Australia’s aging population.

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Robert Mullins 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2017

Qualifications: BAppSci HMS (hons) UQ, MAppSci (ClinExSci) UQ, GCAP QUT, PhD Candidate QUT

Place of Employment: Queensland University of Technology 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Cardiorespiratory and metabolic

Other areas of Interest: Interprofessional education

About Robert 

Robert Mullins (Robbie) is the Director of Clinical Services and Education, and a Senior Lecturer at QUTs School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.  For the QUT Health Clinics he directs the activity of the Exercise Physiology Clinic and the Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic. He specialises in cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic conditions rehabilitation. Robbie has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2003 with clinical practice experience between the hospital and community setting.  He is a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and an outgoing member of the ESSA Accreditation Council.  He has worked extensively with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, both a clinician and researcher in heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation, type 2 diabetes and more recently posttraumatic stress and interprofessional education. He has held advisory roles for the RBWH as heart failure rehabilitation coordinator; Queensland Health as Chair State-wide Exercise Physiology Discipline and Chair Clinical Education Training and Advisory Group. Robbie also holds qualifications in teaching in higher education, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.  His personal fitness interests are in triathlon where he competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships for Australia in Hamburg, Germany 2007; Budapest, Hungary 2010 and London, UK 2013

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Fiona Naumann

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2016

About Fiona

Fiona Naumann is Professor of Exercise Physiology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She has been an academic for 20 years in the area of exercise science and clinical exercise physiology. Her undergraduate course was completed at Victoria University (then known as Footscray Institute of Technology FIT) and went on to complete her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Fiona has been a member of ESSA since 2003 and served on state chapter boards in Queensland and Western Australia. She has been a practicing Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) since 2006, working primarily with cancer patients from paediatrics through to advanced cancer. She also completed her Registered Clinical Exercise Physiology (RCEP) certification with the American College of Sports Medicine in 2007. Fiona’s research endeavours have focused in four distinct areas. The first was during her PhD investigating the role of exercise and impact loading as a means to prevent osteoporosis. The second was in aviation medicine, linking gravitational force to injury prevention in fighter pilots. The third was in exercise oncology, using exercise in the management of on- going cancer treatment and in cancer rehabilitation & survivorship. The fourth was in the area of clinical teaching and assessment in exercise physiology. Fiona remains committed to the profession and believes if she had another shot at a career, she would choose the same path.

Robert Newton 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

Qualifications: FASCM, FNSCA

Place of Employment: Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise oncology 

Other areas of Interest: Exercise as medicine in chronic disease management

About Robert 

Professor Robert Newton is Professor of Exercise Medicine in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include: exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative cancer therapy to reduce side-effects and enhance effectiveness of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; the influence of targeted exercise medicine on tumour biology and exercise medicine for reducing decline in quality of life, strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients. In 2018 he received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and in 2019 he was named the Western Australia Premier’s Scientist of the Year. Professor Newton has published over 870 scientific papers including 420 refereed scientific journal articles and has a current Scopus h-Index of 77 with his work being cited over 20,500 times. As of 2020 he had attracted over $36 Million in competitive research funding.

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Thomas Penrose

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2002

About Thomas

Tom was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of AAESS with Tony Parker. He played a significant role in NSW developing sports science and community based programs. Following his passing, ESSA paid tribute to his work by naming our first grant in his honour – The Tom Penrose Community Service Grant.

Kate Pumpa

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2021

Annette Raynor

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

About Annette

Associate Professor Annette Raynor completed her studies at the University of Western Australia and has been an ESSA member since 1996. As a lecturer in Motor Control and Learning, she commenced her academic career at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and since returning to Australia has led large multi-disciplinary schools at the University of South Australia and Edith Cowan University. Annette has contributed to ESSA’s National University Course Accreditation Program since 2010 as a reviewer and council member; was a founding member of the Council of Heads of Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences executive committee and President of this Council in 2015.

Nathan Reeves 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2018 

Qualifications: BSc., MExRehab., AES, AEP, ESSAM, GAICD

Place of Employment: Griffith University, Private Practice

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Interprofessional and simulation based learning; Workplace Rehabilitation

About Nathan  

Nathan is a senior lecturer at School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University and is the program director for the Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Sciences. He is the Exercise Physiology discipline lead for inter-professional and simulated learning. Nathan has extensive experience in developing and leading intra and inter professional simulated learning events across the allied health and medical disciplines. Nathan is the current Chair of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Standards Council. He was formerly the ESSA National Board Director from 2010-17, and President/Chair, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee and committee member on the Audit Finance and Risk Committee from 2014-17. He previously sat on the ESSA Queensland State Chapter Committee as committee member and chair over a period of four years.
Nathan is a practicing Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with an interest in the area of workplace injury prevention and management. He has consulted to federal and state government agencies and extensively across the private sector.
Nathan is a graduate of the AICD Company Director and Mastering the Board courses.

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Barry Ridge 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2007

Daryl Sadgrove

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2006

About Daryl

Daryl is known as a pioneer in the exercise physiology profession. He was involved in lobbying for the inclusion of Exercise Physiologists in the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Scheme and formalising Exercise Physiology as a self-regulating allied health profession. He also lobbied for the inclusion of the first group-based Medicare items for diabetes prevention and for the establishment of Broader Health Cover in the Health Insurance Act. Daryl has held several positions with ESSA, including National Vice President (Exercise Physiology), NSW Director and State President for 12 years. During his tenure, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Award for these and other contributions that helped ESSA to become the fastest growing health profession in Australia. Professionally, Daryl is also a former winner of the Young Business Person of the Year Award, as well as being the recipient of numerous global awards for innovation. His professional career has taken a slight change in direction from his EP days, to now being employed as senior executive in a Top 10 ASX company. However, there is no doubt that his experience and training as an EP, created the launch pad for his many and diverse career achievements.

Adam Scott 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2015

About Adam

Dr Adam Scott completed a PhD in Cardiac Medicine in 2003 at Imperial College, London. Returned to Australia in 2003 and took up the Director of Cardiac Sciences role at a Brisbane based hospital. Adam is widely published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of heart failure, exercise physiology and muscle reflexes. Adam has presented his research at numerous international conferences including the American Heart Association, European College of Sport Science, European Society of Cardiology, British Cardiac Society, World Congress of Cardiology, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Adam has an Adjunct Professor title with Queensland University of Technology and performs a significant amount of lecturing, course curriculum advice and mentoring.

Rebecca Sealey

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2017

About Rebecca

Since joining ESSA (formerly AAESS) in 2000, Associate Professor Sealey has made a significant and sustained academic and service contribution to ESSA and to the field of allied health education. Associate Professor Sealeys’ distinguished career in learning and teaching involves leadership and scholarship in innovative curriculum development and assessment practices and leadership in quality enhancement, student support and peer review initiatives. These achievements have been recognised nationally with an ALTC citation and her current leadership appointment as Associate Dean Learning and Teaching at James Cook University. Following early service on the QLD Chapter and the university liaison network, Associate Professor Sealey served ESSA as a member of the ESSA Research Committee and as a media spokesperson throughout 2009-2016. In 2013, she joined the ExEd national clinical education group, leading and assisting with evidence-based development of national curricular and clinical education priorities. Associate Professor Sealey has also substantially contributed to contemporary research, as highlighted by 80+ research outputs across applied sport and exercise science/clinical exercise physiology, and allied health education and practice.

Neil Smart 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2015

Qualifications: PhD Internal Medicine, M.Sc. Exercise Science, M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology, B.Sc.Hons Sport Science 

Place of Employment: University of New England, Armidale, NSW

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Heart Failure, Optimizing Exercise Prescription, Meta-Analysis, Exercise Epidemiology

Other areas of Interest: Biostatistics

About Neil  

Neil is a research and teaching professor in the degrees of exercise science and clinical exercise physiology at the University of New England. Neil teaches units in exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription for disease populations, exercise training and patho-physiology of chronic disease.  Neil's main research interests in exercise science are in exercise therapy for the management of chronic disease. Specifically Neil is interested in the role of intermittent ischaemia and hypoxia on the ability to improve blood vessel function. Neil has worked extensively with people with heart failure and type II diabetes. Neil has also completed >70 meta-analyses of the various benefits of exercise training in patients with chronic disease such as heart failure and renal failure. Neil provides an exercise physiology clinic so people with chronic illnesses in the local community can access the benefits of regular physical exercise.  

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Nigel Stepto

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

About Nigel

Nigel joined ESSA in 2009 and became an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in 2013. In 2014, he became a member of the ESSA Research Committee and then its Chair in January 2019. Throughout 2019, Nigel had done an exceptional role in leading the Research Committee to develop ESSA’s first Research Strategy document that will guide all of ESSA’s research work and collaborations. Nigel has been an important and large advocate for the industry over the last few years regarding women’s health and the role that exercise plays. In 2017-18, Nigel was part of the working party for the development of the lifestyle section of the 'International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome'.

Dennis Taaffe 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2016

Qualifications: Dip Teach, BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, MPH

Other Fellowships/Honours: Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine 

Place of Employment: Edith Cowan University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Exercise Oncology and Exercise Gerontology

Other areas of Interest: Public Health 

About Dennis  

Dennis is a Vice-Chancellor Professorial Research Fellow and Professor of Exercise Gerontology in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute, School of Medical and Health Sciences, at Edith Cowan University. Career highlights include working with Bob Marcus at Stanford, Harri Suominen at Jyvaskyla, Tammy Harris at NIA/NIH, and Daniel Galvao and Rob Newton at ECU, and the opportunity to have spent time as a student and staff member at Oregon. 

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Margaret Torode 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2013

Qualifications: BAppSc (HM); Dip Teach, MSc, PhD

Other Fellowships/Honours: FASMF (Sports Medicine Australia)

Place of Employment: Retired; Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: My current work focus and particular interest/ expertise is in the areas related to curriculum development and accreditation of exercise science/exercise physiology

Other areas of Interest: Leadership /mentorship of young academics  

About Margaret 

Associate Professor Margaret Torode has been a lecturer in the area of allied health for forty years. She brings to course accreditation years of curriculum development experience across the allied health professions; predominantly exercise science, physiotherapy and medicine. Having provided leadership (Head of Department) in three universities, Margaret also adds a sound understanding regarding the diversity of constraints determining or limiting curriculum development. She served as project manager on the Carrick discipline based investigations of Meeting the challenges of clinical exercise science and practice and curriculum renewal in exercise science. She was also a principal investigator on the $8.2 million International Centre of Excellence in Sports Science and Management, for the development of education resources relevant to this discipline. Margaret is a Fellow of the professional bodies (Sports Medicine Australia and Exercise & Sports Science Australia) aligned to this discipline and hence can provide the perspective of the industry, practitioner and academic. She is currently serving as Chair of the Course Accreditation Committee and on numerous External Advisory Committees for exercise science/ exercise physiology programs across Australia.

Richard Turnbull

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2020

Chris Tzarimas

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2017

Andrew Williams 

Year Fellowship Awarded: 2014

Qualifications: BApplSc (Ex&SportSc), BSc(Hons), PhD, GradCertULT, AEP

Place of Employment: University of Tasmania 

Primary domain/s of professional (work) focus: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

Other areas of Interest: Translation of Research Findings into Clinical Practice

About Andrew  

Associate Professor Williams is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist, and MRFF Funded TRIP Fellow. He has previously served as a National Director of Exercise & Sports Sciences Australia, on steering committees for Primary Health Tasmania and Lung Foundation Australia, and frequently provides education sessions on lifestyle as a treatment for groups such as the Lung Foundation and Cancer Council Tasmania. He has extensive research and clinical experience in the assessment and prescription of lifestyle, specifically exercise/physical activity modification in chronic disease and healthy aging with an increasing focus on the translation of clinical guidelines into clinical practice.

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