Ravin completed his doctorate at the School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. Ravin’s PhD research investigated the effects of anthracycline/taxane adjuvant chemotherapy treatment on body composition, muscle strength, quality of life and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Ravin further investigated the efficacy of a tailored resistance exercise program to improve muscle composition, strength, quality of life and fatigue in breast cancer patients following chemotherapy treatment.

Ravin was awarded the Greg Urwin Award Scholarship to extend his research interests in exercise intervention in breast cancer by undergoing post-doctoral research attachment at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences of The University of Queensland. Ravin contributed to research focused in the investigation of the effects of chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy and an exercise intervention program in breast lymphedema in breast cancer patients. Ravin continued his work as the Coordinator of Clinical Exercise Physiology laboratories and assisted in the training of higher degree research students in the various protocols in clinical exercise physiology. Ravin has also contributed to other research studies including investigating:

  • Effects of external counterpulsation to assist in improvement of cardiovascular function and in the management of glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes
  • Effects of high intensity exercise to improve function and quality of life in type II diabetes
  • The effects of high intensity interval aerobic and resistance training versus current recommendations in patients with coronary artery disease
  • Effects of exercise in improving balance and preventing falls in elderly persons residing in aged-care facilities
  • Effects of high intensity exercise training to quit smoking.

Ravin is an experienced research coordinator with an ability to conduct clinical trials with a broad interest in integrative clinical physiology and the potential role of exercise in rehabilitation.