Exercise and health

Pioneering research to improve lives through exercise

Regular exercise and physical activity are effective strategies for healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention. Researchers in the School of Human Sciences are discovering how exercise can prolong lifespan and quality, and prevent individuals developing common and debilitating chronic diseases.

Our research is internationally renowned, with direct translation into new and better approaches to the prevention of chronic diseases, along with the management of patients with existing disease.

Our staff have:

  • collaborated in establishing 11 Sports Science Schools in Australian universities
  • collectively hold seven Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) or Centenary medals for services to sport science
  • collaborated in establishing the peak professional body, Exercise and Sports Science in Australia (ESSA), which accredits exercise physiologist/s as allied health professionals
  • pioneered accredited exercise physiologist/s as an allied health profession in Western Australia
  • been responsible for the establishment of clinical exercise physiology in WA hospitals and private practice

Key research areas

We conduct research across two broad research areas.

A tailored prescription in exercise

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Research partners

We work collaboratively with health organisations to understand how exercise and physical activity can contribute to addressing disease. Our research partners include:


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