Researcher Biography

Naomi completed dual degrees in Human Movement Studies and Secondary Education in 2009 at Queensland University of Technology. In 2018 she completed a post graduate diploma in Human Nutrition with Deakin University, after which she completed her Master of Philosophy at the University of Queensland.

Naomi has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. She is an accredited exercise physiologist and nutritionist, specialising in managing chronic disease via food and exercise interventions. She manages and runs her own business, where she delivers education-based health programs to the general public.

Research interests

  • myokines and brain health
  • the relationship between neuromuscular strength and body composition and future cognitive risk
  • the effect of high intensity exercise for improving cognitive outcomes in older populations
  • the legacy effect of exercise training on cognitive outcomes. 

Project title

Neuromuscular fitness, body composition, neurotrophic factors, and mild cognitive impairment; findings from the Brain Training Trial.