Researcher biography

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences with first class Honours in 2019 at the University of Queensland. He is a PhD student at the University of Queensland and is interested in the role of exercise to improve health outcomes for those surviving cancer. Alex’s PhD will investigate the effects of high intensity interval training on cardiovascular fitness and body composition as well as explore how this type of training may interact with the human gut microbiome.

Research interests

  • exercise oncology
  • response to exercise and the possible interactions between exercise
  • gut microbiota
  • and cancer.

Project title

The effects of a six-month high intensity interval training protocol on cardiovascular fitness, body composition and interactions with the human gut microbiota in cancer survivors.