Click on the topics below to find available research projects.

Physical Activity and Health

Nutrition and Dietetics

High Intensity Interval Training - effect on dietary behaviour in heart disease patients  

Supervisor/s: Jeff Coombes, Jenna Kirchner

Max No. Students: 1

Contact: j.kirchner@uq.net.au 

Exercise Physiology

The Effects of an Evidence-based Intervention ("Fit for Treatment") on Cardiovascular Function in Chemotherapy-naive Breast Cancer Patients

Supervisor/s: Miss Natalie Vear, Dr Tina Skinner, Professor Jeff Coombes, Dr Tom Bailey

Max No. Students: 3      

Contact: n.vear@uq.edu.au

 

Does alterning the gut microbiome improve training response?

Supervisor/s: Professor Jeff Coombes, Camilla Williams

Max No. Students: 1    

Contact: camilla.williams@uq.net.au

 

Effect of high intensity interval training on cardiorespiratory fitness and ventilatory efficiency variables in cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Supervisor/s: Professor Jeff Coombes, Ms Jenna Taylor

Max No. Students: 1    

Contact: j.kirchner@uq.net.au

 

Effect of high intensity interval training on autonomic function in cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Supervisor/s: Professor Jeff Coombes, Ms Jenna Taylor

Max No. Students: 1    

Contact: j.kirchner@uq.net.au

 

Physiological measures, before and after an 8-week supervised exercise training program, in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Supervisor/s: Jeff Coombes, Trishan Gajanand, Emily Cox

Max No. Students:2     

Contact: emily.cox@uq.net.au

 

Physiological adaptations to a home-based exercise training program in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus 

Supervisor/s: Jeff Coombes, Trishan Gajanand, Emily Cox 

Max No. Students: 1      

Contact: emily.cox@uq.net.au

 

Can a tailored text-messaging intervention increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in cancer survivors?

Supervisor/s: Tina Skinner and Sjaan Gomersall

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: t.skinner@uq.edu.au

 

BRAIN training study: muscle strength and quality of life in mild cognitive impairment

Supervisor/s: Jeff Coombes, Emily Smith

Max No. Students: 1     

Contact: emilyclaire.smith@uq.edu.au  

 

BRAIN training study: aerobic fitness and vascular function in mild cognitive impairment

Supervisor/s: Jeff Coombes, Emily Smith

Max No. Students: 1     

Contact: emilyclaire.smith@uq.edu.au  

Sport Science

Relationships between number of pitches and overuse injuries in junior softballers (Softball Queensland)

Supervisor: Kim Cooper (Softball Queensland)

Number of students: 2

Contact: g.lichtwark@uq.edu.au

 

Assessing muscle strength; can we tell if they're cheating?

Supervisor/s: Emma Beckma, Sean Tweedy, Mark Connick

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: e.beckman@uq.edu.au

 

Towards evidence based classification in Paralympic Sport: Assessing trunk impairment

Supervisor/s: Emma Beckman, 

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: e.beckman@uq.edu.au

 

Fitness to ride: Jockey health and injury recovery

Supervisor/s: Emma Beckma, Craig Engstrom, Peter Friis

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: e.beckman@uq.edu.au

Motor Control

Biomechanics

Enhancing lower limb muscle function through targetted motor learning in Cerebral Palsy

Supervisor/s: Glen Lichtwark, Shari O'brien

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: g.lichtwark@uq.edu.au

 

Regional variation in muscle stress during contraction 

Supervisor/s: Glen Lichtwark

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: g.lichtwark@uq.edu.au

Sports Coaching / Development

Sports Medicine

Fitness to ride: Jockey health and injury recovery

Supervisor/s: Emma Beckma, Craig Engstrom, Peter Friis

Max No. Students: 2   

Contact: e.beckman@uq.edu.a