Researcher biography

Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology with first class honours from Queensland University of Technology. During this time Morgan worked for the Brisbane Lions AFL club and completed internships at the Brisbane Roar FC and Queensland Academy of Sport. Being an athlete herself musculoskeletal rehabilitation was her main interest. Unfortunately through personal experience with cancer this field became great interest to her.

Morgan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and runs her own practice Valere Health which focuses on exercise for people with cancer in conjunction with her PhD. Morgan has a passion for using exercise as medicine to help remedy the effects of cancer treatment and as a preventative measure and believes that the individual needs to be treated as a whole not just their cancer.

Research interests

Morgan began her PhD to investigate the effect of 12 months of HIIT training on blood inflammatory markers, fatigue, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on people post cancer treatment. Specifically looking at what physiologically changes occur that are responsible to the reduction in symptoms and reoccurrence rates.

Morgan’s current research focuses on:

  • The effect of high-intensity interval training on physiological markers and cancer
  • Exploring the link between body composition, fatigue, inflammatory markers and cardiorespiratory fitness in cancer survivors

Project title

Peer support in maintaining physical activity and health following an exercise training intervention for cancer survivors: A randomised controlled trial.


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