Qualifications

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Clinical Exercise Physiology) (Hons)

Position title

PhD Candidate

Profile

Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences with a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at The University of Queensland in 2017. Her honours thesis investigated the effect of exercise on bone health in people with cancer.

Grace is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and continues to work with a variety of populations – from musculoskeletal rehabilitation patients to elite athletes. Throughout her undergraduate degree she has developed a passion for improving disease state through lifestyle changes and exercise, which is perpetuated in her current research.

Research Interests

Grace began her PhD to investigate the possibility of using high-intensity exercise to improve bone health, cognitive function and other physiological markers in an aged population – specifically looking at mechanisms of improvement.

Grace’s current research focuses on:

  • The effect of high-intensity interval training on Bone health in Older Adults.
  • Exploring the link between body composition, hormone concentrations and cardiorespiratory fitness in Older Adults.

Grace has also been involved in previous research initiatives within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, to investigate the efficacy of a mentorship program on learning and technical skill competency in undergraduate students.

Advisors

Dr Tina Skinner (Principal)

Dr Mia Schaumberg