Researcher biography

Brent completed his Bachelor of Health Science at Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2011, and a master’s degree in clinical Exercise Physiology at The University of Queensland in 2013. Following graduation, Brent worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in Private Clinical practice in Brisbane; inpatient, cardiac and pulmonary rehab at Lismore Base Hospital; occupational rehabilitation with the Australian Defence Force; and lectured for Endeavour College of Natural Health in both anatomy and palpation, and exercise rehabilitation.

Brent joined the UQ Centre for Exercise and Healthy Brain Ageing team in 2017 as research assistant, before continuing as a research assistant on the MyeEx study. Brent has recently joined the ACUMEN study and commenced his PhD part-time. Brent has broad interest in the field of exercise physiology, with a particular focus in exercise oncology and how exercise variables are monitored, adjusted, and individualised to accommodate physiological, functional, and psychological factors for individuals across the cancer continuum.

Research interests

  • The role of autoregulation concepts in exercise training and testing for the cancer population.
  • Understanding individual daily readiness for exercise, and how to individual prescription to facilitate long-term progress.

Project title

Evaluation of autoregulated resistance training programming and its effects on long-term exercise outcomes for survivors and patients with cancer.