Exercise and health
Could too much sitting be bad for our brain?
Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, are examining the prolonged negative impact that sitting might have on our brains.Read more
PhD research projects
Filling the risk factor gap
This UWA research project looks at the beneficial effects of exercise on vascular function and health, with a focus on blood flow and blood pressure.
The Brain Breaks study
This UWA research study investigates the effect of exercise and breaks in sitting time on cognitive function in older, overweight/obese adults.
Fixing the ailing heart
This UWA research project seeks to develop therapies to improve heart function in animal models of cardiomyopathy.
A new type of exercise to improve the health of patients with heart failure
The purpose of this UWA research project is to comprehensively investigate the effectiveness of eccentric exercise training in patients with heart failure using a novel training paradigm.
The Preventia study
This UWA research project looks at whether manipulation of arterial shear stress enhances cerebrovascular function and cognition in the ageing brain. This UWA research project looks at whether manipulation of arterial shear stress enhances cerebrovascular function and cognition in the ageing brain. The project will follow healthy participants over 50 to investigate the benefits of land-based walking and water-based walking on memory and cognition.
We work collaboratively with health organisations to understand how exercise and physical activity can contribute to addressing disease. Our research partners include:
Winthrop Professor Daniel Green
Dr Louise Naylor
Treating disease with exercise as medicine
School of Human Sciences
The School of Human Sciences applies a broad, interdisciplinary approach to understanding human function and how it adapts to change and challenges.
Preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
Our wide-ranging research addresses some of the world's most significant health issues, from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure.