Researcher biography

Emily graduated with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at The University of Queensland in 2016. She is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and worked in a private exercise physiologist clinic since graduating from her masters.

She commenced her PhD in 2017 with a focus in exercise prescription for individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment to prevent or delay the onset of Dementia. Specifically, focusing on how the vascular system is affected by fitness level and exercise training with a particular interest in cerebral blood flow regulation during aging and cognitive impairment.

Research interests

Exercise, cognition and cerebrovascular function.

Project title

BRAIN Training Trial: Balance, Resistance, or INterval Training Trial: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Three Exercise Modalities in Mild Cognitive Impairment


Professor Jeff Coombes

Dr Tom Bailey

Dr Christopher Askew