Researcher biography

Gabriela is a Physician from the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador with an interest in public health and health promotion. She has worked in the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador in rural communities, focusing on health promotion and primary prevention. This work experience sparked her interest in public health and she later pursued a Master of Public Health at UQ in 2015. She is currently doing her PhD studies at UQ within the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health (CRExPAH) at HMNS. Her current research is examining the effects of physical activity on indicators of reproductive health in young adult women. She has a special interest in how physical activity can affect the reproductive system in young adult women who are trying to conceive. She is also interested in examining the physiological and biochemical effects of different doses of exercise in these women.

Research interests

Physical activity, exercise, reproductive health, female infertility, reproductive endocrinology, public health, health promotion

Project title

Physical Activity and Reproductive Health in Women


Professor Wendy Brown

Dr Gregore Mielke

Featured projects Duration
Development of evidence-based guidelines for physical activity/exercise during pregnancy and postpartum
Australian Government Department of Health