Researcher biography

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 effect of exercise on vascular structure and function, autonomic function, and blood biomarkers in this population. She is also interested in exercise psychology and the impact of different exercise interventions on affect. During her PhD, she has presented at both national and international conferences.

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Research interests

Exercise for cardiometabolic diseases

Project title

The effect of a 12 month exercise intervention on glycaemic control, vascular structure & function, and autonomic function in people with type 2 diabetes


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