Keynote Presenters

Frank Cotton Memorial Lecture

Tony Parker Lecture

Invited Presenters

Social Program

Thursday, 2 April 2020

8.30 – 9.00

Opening Ceremony

9.00 – 10.00

Keynote Presentation
Why we need a pain revolution and why you should be part of it

Professor Lorimer Moseley

Chair: Dr Kade Davison

10.00 – 10.30

Morning Tea

10.30 – 12.00

Muscle Metabolism – New Insights into the Responses and Adaptations to Exercise


Glycogen-handling proteins are fibre-type dependent in skeletal muscle and differentially regulated between healthy individuals and those with Type 2 diabetes
Prof Robyn Murphy


Exercise training, muscle adaptation and metabolic health
Dr Chris Shaw


A time to eat and a time to exercise: Optimising health benefits through circadian biology
Prof John Hawley


Chair: Prof Jeff Coombes

Exercise & Cardiovascular Physiology


Exercise & Cardiovascular Physiology
Dr Louise Naylor


216 – The Effect of Eccentric and Concentric Exercise on Cerebral Blood Flow in a Healthy Population
Lucy Bolam


318 – Skeletal muscle microvascular blood flow and postprandial glycaemic responses to a high-glucose mixed nutrient meal ingested 3 hours after exercise
Lewan Parker


351 – High intensity interval training in cardiac rehabilitation: long-term adherence and effect on cardiorespiratory fitness
Shelley Keating


363 – The Effect of Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Training on Central Arterial Stiffness and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Adults with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Kimberley Way


Chair: Prof Steve Selig

New and Novel Approaches to Resistance Training for Health and Performance


Exercise with blood flow restriction: Applying the theory for real-world applications
Dr Brendan Scott


Eccentric Exercise as Medicine
Prof Ken Nosaka


Isometric Resistance Training for the Management of Hypertension
Prof Neil Smart


Chair: A/Prof Sophia Nimphius

Low Carbohydrate and High Fat Diets: Training Adaptation and Performance


Fuelling performance in high performance endurance sport: where’s does the evidence currently point in the fat vs carbohydrate debate?
Prof Louise Burke OAM


Low Carbohydrate, High Fat Diets: Implications to Athlete Health
Ms Alannah McKay


Low Carbohydrate and High Fat Diets: Training Adaptation and Performance
Mrs Bethanie Allanson


Chair: A/Prof Peter Peeling

Back Pain & Exercise


Back pain and exercise: a contemporary approach

Prof Lorimer Moseley
D/Prof Peter O’Sullivan
Mr Brendan Mouatt


Chair: Dr Bonnie Furzer

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.30

New Insights into Female Exercise Physiology


Can exercise training improve blood vessel function after the menopause?
Dr Tom Bailey


Periods, Pills & Performances: How does the menstrual cycle effect athletic performance?
A/Prof Clare Minahan


Sex-Specific Molecular Adaptations to Exercise
A/Prof Nir Eynon


New Insights into Female Exercise Physiology
Dr Mia Schaumberg


Chair: Dr Kym Guelfi

Bone & Joint Health


Bridging the gap between what we know and what we do for the management of OA
Dr JP Caneiro


Exercise for osteoporosis: Time to throw some weight around
Prof Belinda Beck


Bone & Joint Health
Dr Jay R Ebert


Chair: Dr Brendan Joss

Young Investigator for Exercise Science & Health Award


219 – Keeping older adults active: Are activity trackers effective?
Katie-Jane Brickwood


242 – The Effect of Two Exercise Training Doses on Vascular Health in People with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Emily Cox


245 – Impact of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant on the Cardiovascular Health of Haematological Cancer Patients
Hayley Dillon


257 – The Effects of Exercise Training During Anthracycline Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer on Skeletal Muscle Composition, Strength and Physical Function
Steve Foulkes


284 – Can exercise prevent lymphoedema following ovarian cancer? Results from a randomised, controlled trial. (ECHO trial; ACTRN12614001311640)
Tamara Jones


333 – The effect of a novel low-volume aerobic training intervention on liver fat in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial
Angelo Sabag


Chair: Prof Frank Marino

Young Investigator for Sports Science Award


510 – The addition of heat to a repeated sprint training session in hypoxia does not affect cycling performance
Myles Dennis


527 – Thirst perception exacerbates mental fatigue
Stephen Goodman


538 – Examining changes in movement strategy following an individualised resistance training program in unanticipated sidestepping: Implications for worst-case scenario ACL risk
Daniel Kadlec


565 – Mental fatigue during an elite netball pre-season: relationships with physical fatigue, readiness to perform, salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase
Suzanna Russell


566 – Physical and perceptual cooling: Improving cognitive function, mood disturbance and time to fatigue in the heat
Jacinta Saldaris


578 – The effect of active vs. passive heat stress on PGC-1alpha signalling and mitochondrial biogenesis
Samuel Tebeck


Chair: Dr Olivier Girard

AIS Sports Nutrition and ASADA Workshop on Assessing the Efficacy, Regulation and Anti-doping Risk of Supplements and Sports Foods


Dr Larissa Trease
Prof Louise Burke OAM
A/Prof Gary Slater

14.30 – 15.00

Afternoon Tea

15.00 – 16.30

Older Adults, Exercise and Health


217 – Considerations for recommending activity tracker use in older adults: A qualitative analysis

Katie-Jane Brickwood


223 – Can peers increase participation of older adults in strength training? Pilot randomised controlled trial

Elissa Burton


277 – Progressive resistance plus balance training for older Australians receiving in-home care services: Cost-effectiveness analyses alongside the Muscling Up Against Disability stepped-wedge randomised control trial

Sharon Hetherington


280 – Physical activity and mental wellbeing among older adults in an exercise rehabilitation program

Kerri Ireland


299 – Low-volume blood flow restriction training improves functional mobility and maximal strength in older adults

Kieran Marston


320 – Validity and reliability of a new six second cycle test to predict lower limb muscle power in persons aged 55-80 years

Deb Pascoe


Chair: Ms Angela Douglas

Exercise Physiology in Practice


Practitioner Award
281 – Implementing the role of an exercise physiologist in an acquired brain injury transition setting
Sarah Jeffery


310 – Positive benefits of group-based exercise for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors; a multimedia presentation of the patient experience in their own words
Claire Munsie


371 – Move your mind: Insights on the translation of research to clinical exercise physiology practice within a hospital-based mental health service
Kemi Wright


Practice Panel
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Mrs Dale Ischia


Chair: Mr David Beard

Young Investigator Award for Exercise Science & Health


230 – Does testosterone treatment or exercise training provide greater benefit for fitness and body composition in middle-to-older aged men?

Lauren Chasland


297 – Feasibility and safety of early-initiated Cardiac Rehabilitation in Stroke Survivors to Improve Survivorship (CRiSSIS)

Natasha Machado


298 – Cardiovascular, fitness and strength responses to distinct exercise modalities in twins

Channa Marsh


349 – Optimising conservative management of chronic low back pain: a randomised trial of general strength and conditioning versus motor control manual therapy on physical and self-report outcomes

Scott D Tagliaferri


366 – Exercise and nutrition induced fat loss in prostate cancer patients on long-term androgen deprivation therapy

Rebekah Wilson


402 – Facilitating healthy food choices post-exercise: the role of exercise format and psychological need-support provided by an exercise instructor
Natalya Beer


Chair: Dr Jay R Ebert

ACL Prehabilitation


ACL Prehabilitation
A/Prof Sophia Nimphius


Should neurocognitive load be a component of an ACL prehabilitation model?
Mr Mark Finucane


Chair: Prof Franco Impellizzeri

Exercise, Physical Activity and Cancer: Translating Evidence into Practice Guidelines


Exercise, Physical Activity and Cancer
Prof Rob Newton


Physical activity and mortality in cancer survivors: how strong is this relationship and is it the same for all cancer types?
Prof Sandi Hayes


Exercise, Physical Activity and Cancer
Dr Tina Skinner


Chair: Ms Kirsty Rawlings

16.30 – 17.30

Keynote Presentation
Professor Philip Ainslie

Chair: Prof John Hawley

17.30 – 19.30

Welcome Reception
including Poster Presentations

Friday, 3 April 2020

6.00 – 7.00

Optional Group Physical Activity

8.30 – 9.30

Keynote Presentation

Breaking 2: How the 2 Hour Marathon Barrier was Broken
Professor Andy Jones

Chair: A/Prof Shona Halson

9.30 – 11.00

Advances and Challenges in the Measurement of Human Fitness, Function and Activity


Cardiorespiratory fitness: how important is V̇O2max?
A/Prof Simon Green


New approaches to measuring functional capacity in the field
A/Prof Ross Clark


Exercise testing as a clinical screening and decision making tool
A/Prof Andrew Maiorana


Tailoring off the shelf technology to assist in affordable physical activity measurement and intervention
A/Prof Michael Rosenberg


Chair: A/Prof Clare Minahan

Translating Research into Practice – Exercise and Women’s Health


Preventing Obesity in Australian Women across Preconception, Pregnancy & Postpartum: Translating Evidence into Practice
Dr Cheryce Harrison


New considerations in the use of exercise to prevent and manage diabetes during pregnancy
Dr Kym Guelfi


Putting the research into action: Improving women’s health through regular physical activity and exercise in a population of mothers
Dr MJ Ong


Chair: Prof Andrew Hills


Plus, a tribute to the late Professor Nigel Stepto

Exercise is Medicine … but should it be? Panel


A/Prof Ben Jackson
W/Prof Danny Green

Dr Nicky Korman


Chair: Dr Bonnie Furzer

Exercise in the Heat: Tokyo 2020 and Beyond


Evidence-based extreme heat policies for managing athlete heat stress risk in different sports
A/Prof Ollie Jay


Endurance performance in the heat and the role of acclimation
A/Prof Julien Periard


Heat Training: From best practice to next practice
Dr Jamie Stanley


Heat stress and team sports: Think outside the box for better outcomes
Dr Olivier Girard


Chair: A/Prof Pete Peeling

11.00 – 11.30

Morning Tea

11.30 – 13.00

Exercise, Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Practice


246 – Skeletal muscle atrophy and strength losses during unilateral knee immobilisation: secondary implications to injury

Thomas Doering


248 – Functional recovery following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty:  does objectively-measured activity offer more than patient-reported outcomes?

Peter Edwards


261 – Attitudes and beliefs of exercise-based practitioners toward chronic low back pain

Mitchell Gibbs


264 – Filling the evidence gap: expert consensus outcome measures for the assessment of cardiovascular function in clinical practice

Bethany Gower


322 – Safety And Feasibility of Early Resistance training following Median Sternotomy: The SAFE-ARMS study

Jacqueline Pengelly


326 – Exercise Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis – What are Accredited Exercise Physiologists Delivering?

Adrian Ram


Chair: Mr Sebastian Buccheri

Exercise and Mental Illness


Implementation of Exercise Interventions within public mental health services
Dr Nicky Korman


256 – Physical activity, physical literacy and mental health – The interrelationship in kids

Kathryn Fortnum


293 – Burnout and compassion fatigue among Australian Exercise Physiologists delivering clinical services to people experiencing mental illness

Oscar Lederman


302 – A mental health informed physical activity intervention delivered online for first responders and their informal carers

Simon Rosenbaum


372 – Exercise is medicine … when you enjoy it: exercise enjoyment, relapse prevention efficacy, and health outcomes for youth within a drug and alcohol treatment service

Kemi Wright


Chair: Dr Rob Stanton

Early Career Researcher for Exercise Science & Health Award


235 – Association between occupational, sport and leisure related physical activity and baroreflex sensitivity. The Paris Prospective Study III

Rachel Climie


240 – The Effect of Periodised versus Non-Periodised Resistance Training on Body Composition in Older Adults

Jenny Conlon


274 – Land- versus Water-Walking Interventions in Older Adults: Effects on Peripheral Vascular Function

Andy Haynes


315 – Objectively measured moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is associated with gray matter volume in older adults

Joseph Northey


357 – Use of Heart Rate to Guide Exercise Training Intensities in Patients with Non-Permanent Atrial Fibrillation

Christian Verdicchio


414 – Physical activity participation 15-months after a 16-week supervised workplace exercise RCT

Jayden Hunter


Chair: Dr Andrew Williams

Early Career Researcher for Sports Science Award


502 – Wearable technology for quantifying sleep and autonomic function: validation of WHOOP

Clint Bellenger


506 – Increased short interval intracortical inhibition in athletes with a history of hamstring strain injury

Robert Buhmann


543 – Synergistic Modelling of Load, Wellness and Injury in Elite Junior Australian Football Players

Tim Lathlean


554 – Monitoring training-induced changes in exercise performance through simple, field-based performance tests

Maxmillian Nelson


570 – Understanding the intensity of resistance exercise: is the workrate a useful metric?               

Brendan Scott


582 – Short-term heat acclimation training improves cycling performance in the heat and enhances knee extensor strength

John Osborne


Chair: D/Prof Aaron Coutts

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.00

Tony Parker Lecture
Developing useful wearable technologies for Exercise Science: From research to practice
Senior Professor Julie R Steele AM
Chair: A/Prof Chris Askew

15.00 – 15.30

Afternoon Tea

15.30 – 17.00

ESSA Annual General Meeting 2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

6.00 – 7.00

Optional Group Physical Activity

8.30 – 9.30

Keynote Presentation

Striving for excellence in research and health care

Professor Fiona Wood AM, FRCS, FRACS

Chair: Dr Bonie Fruzer

9.30 – 11.00

Cerebrovascular Responses to Exercise – Implications for Brain Health and Performance


Cerebrovascular Responses to Exercise
Prof Phil Ainslie


Water based exercise for promoting brain vascular health
W/Prof Danny Green


Influence of exercise on cognitive function and decision-making – blood flow and other mechanisms
Dr Ben Rattray


Chair: Dr Erin Howden

Exercise, Physical Activity and Cancer


227 – Self-reported physical activity levels and barriers in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy in the ACT: A cross Sectional Study

Rebecca Cesnik


253 – Changes in body composition with four weeks of HIIT in breast cancer survivors

Morgan Farley


258 – Traditional markers of myocardial dysfunction fail to detect marked reductions in physical fitness among chemotherapy patients

Steve Foulkes


314 – Safety and Feasibility of an Individualised, Supervised Exercise Program for Patients with Multiple Myeloma: the MyeEx Study

Jennifer Nicol


345 – How achievable is it for cancer patients to adhere to nationally endorsed exercise targets?

Rosa Spence


336 – Do exercise oncology guidelines have to be met to obtain improvements in breast cancer outcomes?

Carolina Sandler


Chair: Prof Daniel Galvao

Motivation to Move – We know Exercise Works, but how do we get People to just do it?


Psychology of motivation and behaviour change – If not a magic, then a necessary bullet
Dr Camille Short


Motivation to move – Are we failing to see the forest for the trees?
Prof James Dimmock


Motivation to Move
Prof John Cairney


Chair: Dr Robert Stanton

Acute Chronic Workload Ratio and Training Monitoring: Science and Practice


D/Prof Aaron Coutts
Prof Franco Impellizzeri


Chair: A/Prof Sophia Nimphius

11.00 – 11.30

Morning Tea

11.30 – 13.00

Body Composition Assessment – Are we using the Right Tools, in the Right Way?


Measuring and manipulating body composition for health and performance
Prof Nuala Byrne


Individual Considerations for Physique Assessment
A/Prof Gary Slater


Body Composition Assessment – Are we using the right tools in the right way?

Dr Tim Ackland


Chair: Prof Louise Burke OAM

Exercise & Diabetes


Interval training for people with type 2 diabetes – How low can we go?

Prof Jeff Coombes


Resources to Guide Exercise Specialists – Managing Adults with Diabetes
Mr Grant Turner


241 – Feasibility and Efficacy of Unsupervised Combined Aerobic and Resistance High-Intensity Interval Training in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Emily Cox


268 – The Effectiveness of Clinical Exercise Physiology Services in the Ongoing Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Preliminary Regional Results

Sibella Hardcastle


273 – Effectiveness of an 8 week community-based exercise and education program for people with diabetes: short-term clinical; physical and psychosocial outcomes of the BEAT IT Program

Thomas Laing


Chair: Mr David Beard

Exercise Across Diverse Populations


Working with trans and gender diverse people in a sport and exercise context
A/Prof Ashleigh Lin


Exercise and physical activity for children and young people with disabilities: What works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how?
Dr Claire Willis


Exercise and sport in refugee camps: experiences from the Rohingya refugee crises in Bangladesh
A/Prof Simon Rosenbaum


Chair: Ms Anne Hanley

Training, Recovery & Performance


514 – Comparing a four and six day intermittent heat acclimation protocol on acclimation status and repeat-sprint performance in the heat

Daniel Duvnjak-Zaknich


534 – The validity and reliability of estimating repetitions in reserve with light and heavy loads

Liam Hughes


558 – Influence of sports compression garments on post-exercise blood flow and muscle recovery

Shane O’Riordan


560 – Comparing effects of different pre-race warm-up strategies on high-intensity 1-km cycling performance

Carl Paton


568 – How much sleep does an elite athlete need?

Charli Sargent


579 – How do work stage and gas sampling durations affect the reliability of cycling gross efficiency?

Wouter Timmerman


Chair: Prof Andy Jones

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.00

Vascular Physiology, Glycaemic Regulation – Implications for Exercise Science


204 – Novel non-invasive cutaneous microvascular assessment in humans: Impact of reactive hyperemia

Raden Argarini


289 – The Effect of Age on Cerebral Pressure-Flow Relationship and Cerebrovascular Reactivity to CO2

Timo Klein


332 – Can Post-Exercise, Warm or Cold-Water Immersion be an Effective Substitute for Time-Matched Exercise?

Brooke Russell


339 – Accumulated or continuous exercise for glycaemic regulation

Brett Gordon


Chair: Prof Neil Smart

Exercise, Physical Activity and Metabolic Health


306 – Fitness, strength and body composition during weight loss in women with clinically severe obesity: a randomised clinical trial

Clint T Miller


308 – Metabolic effects of short-term exercise training in men with overweight/obesity: Does timing of day of exercise matter?

Trine Morholdt


341 – What’s more important for women with breast cancer – physical activity levels as determined by self-report or objectively-assessed?

Ben Singh


350 – Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Simple Resistance Activities in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:  Acute Effects on Endothelial Function

Frances Taylor


Chair: Prof Lars McNaughton

Movement Science, Measurement and Exercise Training


416 – Acute corticospinal and intracortical responses in both motor cortices are similarly modulated by unilateral concentric and eccentric contractions

Christopher Latella


435 – The effects of textured insoles on lower limb kinematics and ground impact in downhill running

Oren Tirosh


436 – Short-term High Intensity Interval Training is Superior to Moderate Intensity Continuous Training in Improving Cardiac Autonomic Function in Children

Anneke van Biljon


557 – Biological variability introduced by food and fluid intake on US measurements of subcutaneous adipose tissue in active males

Julian Jun Neng Ong


Chair: Dr Phil Hamdorf

Knowledge Translation in High Performance Sport


A framework for effective knowledge translation in high performance sport
Dr Jon Bartlett
Dr Sam Robertson
Dr Dee Jennings


Chair: A/Prof Shona Halson

15.00 – 15.30

Afternoon Tea

15.30 – 16.30

Frank Cotton Memorial Lecture

A Dinosaur’s “top 10” and some sport science research reflections across the past 40 years (with a focus on Australian football)

Emeritus Professor Brian Dawson

Chair: D/Prof Aaron Coutts

16.30 – 17.00

Closing Ceremony

including Awards Ceremony

18.30 – 23.30

Conference Dinner

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