Researcher biography

Klaus Jungbluth Rodriguez is a PhD candidate at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, he is originally from Ecuador and has a bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Sciences from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. After finishing his studies in Europe, Klaus went back to Ecuador where settled and started his own practice where he combined, physiotherapy and exercise physiology with private clients looking into injury prevention and management, performance testing and enhancement. Klaus was part of the international multi-centre study metabolic syndrome and exercise, in which University of Queensland was involved as well, he was the leader at the Ecuador site in charged of the recruitment and training of the participants. Klaus worked for the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee as a physiotherapist and exercise physiologist. One of his career highlights was to work as a physiotherapist with the Ecuadorian delegation at the Rio 2016 summer Olympic games. 

Awards: Klaus was a recipient of the Full Blue award in 2018 at the University of the Sunshine Coast for his participation as an athlete at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter

Research interests

Exercise and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome

Project title

Adaptive intervention for the management of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


Dr Shelley Keating

Professor Jeff Coombes