BExSc(Clin Ex Phys), AEP, ESSAM

Research Project

The Effect of a 12-month Exercise Intervention on Glycaemic Control, Vascular Structure and Function, and Autonomic Function in People with Type 2 Diabetes.


Emily completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2015 at The University of Queensland. For a year following graduation, she worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Research Assistant at a chronic disease management clinic for people aged 55+ years. This has sparked her interest in optimizing the prescription of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes. Her current research is examining the physiological, biochemical and psychological effects of low-volume aerobic and resistance high intensity interval training in people with type 2 diabetes.

Research Interests

Emily’s research interests lie in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, with a particular focus on how exercise can effect vascular structure and function, autonomic function, and blood biomarkers in these populations. She is also interested in exercise psychology and the impact of different exercise interventions on affect. Emily presented at the Sports Medicine Australia conference in October 2017 and the Exercise and Sports Science Australia conference in March 2018.


Cox E1, Keating SE1, Coombes JS1, Burton NW1, Potential Utility of Self-Report Measures of Affect to Optimise Exercise Adherence in People with Type 2 Diabetes, 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30117398


Professor Jeff Coombes

Dr Shelley Keating

Dr Nicola Burton