Research Project

The Effect of an Exercise Intervention on Functional, Biological and Quality of life Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma

Profile

After completing degrees at The University of Queensland in Biochemistry and Statistics, Jennifer has worked in renal health and cancer research, in addition to assisting with clinical trials in haemato-oncology. She is now combining her experience to undertake a PhD which will investigate the impact of an exercise intervention on the health and well-being of people with multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. New pharmaceutical therapies are increasing survival but symptoms continue to adversely affect the quality of life for those diagnosed. Her current research is examining the effect on functional, biological and quality of life outcomes of an individualised, multi-modal exercise intervention in people with multiple myeloma.

Research Interests

Haemato-oncological diseases are Jennifer’s main research interest, with a particular focus on how exercise can improve physical function, quality of life and blood biomarkers in these populations. She is also interested in the prescription of exercise by health professionals and the incorporation of exercise as a standard of care for all oncology patients.

Advisors

Dr Tina Skinner

A/Professor Michelle Hill