UQ Researchers awarded for their oral presentations at 2022 ESSA conference

31 May 2022

At the recent Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) conference, two researchers from UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences were awarded for their oral presentations.

Dr Emily Cox’s presentation was titled “Comparing the effects of low-volume combined aerobic and resistance high-intensity interval training with the current exercise guidelines on glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial”.

Emily is a 2021 PhD graduate and is now a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. She won first prize (and $4000) for the Young Investigator Award in the Exercise Science and Health category.

Dr Shelley Keating, current NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, achieved second in this category (and $1000) for the presentation titled “Exercise prescription in the management of chronic disease falls through an evidence-practice gap: perspectives of doctors and nurses in specialist settings”.

These awards are judged by an esteemed panel of exercise scientists and exercise physiologists and Dr Emily Cox and Dr Shelley Keating are congratulated for their achievements.

Jeff Coombes, Director of the Centre for Research in Exercise, Physical Activity and Health (CRExPAH), was one of Emily's PhD supervisors and says, "Being awarded the best two presentations in Exercise and Health at this conference were well-deserved and worthy recognition for the high quality research conducted by Emily and Shelley".