Education

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons)

Background

Eliza graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2017. Her honours investigated the effects of exercise and diet on cancer-related fatigue.

After graduation Eliza worked in a cardiac science before transitioning to a research assistant role at the Queensland Brain Institute. Through her honours thesis Eliza investigated the role of a combined diet and exercise program for cancer-related fatigue. Whilst working at the Queensland Brain Institute Eliza was part of a large RCT investigating cognition in healthy older adults and the role of exercise. Throughout her work on both projects, these became interest areas of Eliza and are perpetuated through her current research.

Research Interest

Eliza began her PhD to investigate the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of the YMCA Cancer Survivors’ Program. The program is a free 12-week exercise program run out of YMCA centres across South-East Queensland. Eliza’s current research focuses on:

The effect of exercise on cancer-related cognitive impairment.

Safety and feasibility of a community-based program for cancer survivors.

Advisors

Dr Tina Skinner (Principal)

Dr Sjaan Gomersall