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Professor Daniel Galvão

Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3420, Email: d.galvao@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.231
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 3420  
Email: d.galvao@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.231  

 

Daniel is a Professor of Exercise and Sports Science and Co-Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute and a Cancer Council Western Australia Research Fellow.

Background

  • 2014-current: Co-Director, Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • 2014-2017: Cancer Council Western Australia Research Fellow
  • 2012-current: Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, WA, Australia.
  • 2010-2014: Director, Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • 2010-2012: Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • 2009-2010: Acting Director, Vario Health Institute, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • Senior Research Fellow - School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • 2007-2008: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences and Vario Health Institute, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.
  • 2006-2007: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care, Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)
  • Multinational Society of Supportive Cancer Care in Cancer (MASCC)
  • Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4)
  • Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2013 - Prostate Cancer World Conference Award for best paper in Allied Health Category, for Newton et al. Can exercise prevent treatment toxicity in prostate cancer patients initiating androgen suppression therapy: a randomised controlled trial.
  • 2012 - Western Australia Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year 2012. Australian Institute of Policy and Science
  • 2011 - Finalist Western Australia Science Awards, Early Career Scientist of the Year The Government of Western Australia.
  • 2011 - Edith Cowan University’s top Research Activity Index performer for the year of 2010.
  • 2011 - Second prize at Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference Poster Award for Urology Category, for: Peddle-McIntyre, et al. Presented at 12th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2010 - Edith Cowan University’s Top Research Activity Index performer for the year of 2009.
  • 2009 - Government of Western Australia Department of Health. New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Award. 2009. (Award $10,000).
  • 2009 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research by Early Academics.
  • 2009 - Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Award Highly Commended Paper in the Category of Performance Enhancement and Basic Science. Be Active, Brisbane, 14-17 October 2009.
  • 2007 - Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal for Most Outstanding PhD Thesis in Australia.
  • 2007 - The Cancer Council of Western Australia first launched Early Career Investigator Grant.
  • 2004 - Young Investigator Award at the Pre-Olympic Conference - International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education Development Award, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2003 - Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Award for Best Poster Injury Prevention and Health Promotion Australian Association of Science and Medicine in Sport at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra, Australia.
  • 2003 - Short listed for the Ken Maguire Award for best young investigator (Clinical Exercise) Australian Association of Science and Medicine in Sport at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra, Australia.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Applications of exercise as medicine for the prevention of cancer and treatment side-effects.

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Master of Applied Science, The University of Queensland, 2003.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Provision of Survey Data Collection Services to the Department of Health: Influence of Lifestyle Factors on Non-Communicable Disease in Western Australians,  Department of Health WA,  Tender,  2013 - 2018,  $3,834,240.
  • Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2014 - 2018,  $565,380.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Spinal Cord Australia and Edith Cowan University 2015-2017,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $1,042,080.
  • Exercise medicine for all cancer survivors: Implementation and evaluation of a national intervention program,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $100,560.
  • Improving health outcomes after cancer through exercise: a survivorship program,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2014 - 2017,  $1,063,222.
  • Can exercise interfere with sclerotic tumour formation and reduce tumour growth in advanced prostate cancer patients with bone metastasis? ? A phase I, randomised clinical trial examining feasibility, safety and efficacy.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2016 - 2017,  $34,742.
  • Mechanical modulation of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: Can targeted exercise suppress osteolytic tumour progression?,  National Breast Cancer Foundation,  Pilot Study Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $184,300.
  • Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone suppression in prostate cancer patients; is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation and what is the time course and persistence of benefits?,  Cancer Australia,  Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme,  2012 - 2016,  $446,276.
  • Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $296,820.
  • Care Component: Lifestyle Exercise Prescription,  Movember Foundation Australia,  Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $104,969.
  • 2015 NHMRC Equipment Grant,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Equipment Grant 2015,  2015 - 2016,  $6,798.
  • The effect of either a pre- or post-exercise intervention on patient outcomes for prostate cancer patients undergoing prostatectomy.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2016,  $29,900.
  • Exercise Medicine at Genesis Cancer Care,  Genesis Cancer Care Pty Ltd ,  Genesis Cancer Care - Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $20,000.
  • Mechanical modulation of bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer patients: Can targeted exercise suppress sclerotic tumour progression? ? A pilot study.,  Exercise & Sports Science Australia,  Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $37,200.
  • Research protocol for exercise and nutrition intervention for patients with psoriasis,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $160,000.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2012 - 2015,  $24,033.
  • Effects of exercise on sleep quality in lung cancer patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2015,  2015,  $25,000.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy,  Australian Unity Foundation,  Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship,  2012 - 2015,  $48,581.
  • Exercise Training to Improve Physical Functioning and Exercise Adoption in Lung Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $24,912.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Spinal Cord Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia,  Spinal Cord Injuries Australia - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $1,069,088.
  • Standard Equipment Grant,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Standard Equipment Grant 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $12,500.
  • Lucrin Immediate Exercise Trial,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2010 - 2014,  $158,960.
  • Actigraph Physical Activity Monitoring System,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Equipment Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $45,000.
  • Efficacy of an oncologist recommended exercise program on cancer related fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radical radiotherapy,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Population Based Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients - RADAR,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $476,026.
  • Efficacy and Safety of High Versus Low Intensity Resistance Exercise, with and without Compression for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $50,175.
  • Efficacy and Safety of High Versus Low Intensity Resistance Exercise, with and without Compression for Management of Lymphoedema in Breast Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $57,175.
  • A Phase III Clinical Trial of Exercise Modalities on Treatment Side-Effects in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $519,331.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,850.
  • Equipment Grant for pQCT XCT 3000 Clinical,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $157,339.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise to Reduce Co-Morbidity in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2008 - 2012,  $222,118.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2011 - 2012,  $25,080.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise to Reduce Treatment Side-Effects in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $74,165.
  • New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Award 2009,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $10,000.
  • Lucrin Exercise Support Program,  Abbot Australasia Pty Ltd,  Abbott - Grant,  2009,  $46,000.
  • Resistance and aerobic exercise for reducing treatment side-effects in men receiving ADT for prostate cancer,  Constitutional Centre of WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $12,331.
  • Resistance exercise dosage in men receiving androgen depriving therapy for prostate cancer,  Michael L Pollock Memorial,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $6,561.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Taaffe, D., Daly, R., Suominen, H., Galvao, D., Bolam, K., (2013), Physical Activity and Exercise in the Maintenance of the Adult Skeleton and the Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures. Osteoporosis, 2(87), 683-719, United States, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-415835-5.00029-7.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., (2011), Physical activity and genitourinary cancer survivorship. Physical Activity and Cancer, 186(16), 217-236, Berlin, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7_9.

Journal Articles

  • Galvao, D., Newton, R., Gardiner, R., Girgis, A., Lepore, SJ., Stiller, A., Mihalopolous, C., Occhipinti, S., Chambers, S., (2015), Compliance to exercise-oncology guidelines in prostate cancer survivors and associations with psychological distress,unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life. Psycho-Oncology, 24(10), 1241-1249, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3882.
  • Cormie, P., Nowak, AK., Chambers, S., Galvao, D., Newton, R., (2015), The potential role of exercise in neuro-oncology. Frontiers in Oncology, 5(APR), Article number 85, Lausanne, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2015.00085.
  • Cormie, P., Spry, N., Jasas, K., Johansson, M., Yusoff, IF., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2014), Exercise as medicine in the management of pancreatic cancer: a case study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(4), 664-670, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000160.
  • Cormie, P., Chambers, S., Newton, R., Gardiner, R., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Joseph, D., Akhlil Hamid, M., Chong, P., Hughes, D., Hamilton, K., Galvao, D., (2014), Improving sexual health in men with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of exercise and psychosexual therapies. BMC Cancer, 14(1), Article no. 199, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-199.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D., Newton, R., (2014), Functional benefits are sustained after a program of supervised resistance exercise in cancer patients with bone metastases: longitidinal results of a pilot study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(6), 1537-1548, DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-2103-1.
  • Buffart, LM., Galvao, D., Brug, J., Chinapaw , M., Newton, R., (2014), Evidence-based physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors: current guidelines, knowledge gaps nd future research directions. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 40(2), 327-340, DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2013.06.007.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Joseph, D., Chee, R., Taaffe, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R., (2014), Can supervised exercise prevent treatment toxicity in patients with prostate cancer initiating androgen-deprivation therapy: A randomised controlled trial. BJU International, 115(2), 256-266, DOI: 10.1111/bju.12646.
  • Bolam, K., Beck, BR., Adlard, KN., Skinner, T., Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., (2014), The relationship between BPAQ-derived physical activity and bone density of middle-aged and older men. Osteoporosis International, 25(11), 2663-2668, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-014-2797-z.
  • Wall, B., Galvao, D., Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2014), Maximal Exercise Testing of Men with Prostate Cancer Being treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(12), 2210-2215, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000353.
  • Singh, F., Newton, R., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Baker, M., (2013), A systematic review of pre-surgical exercise intervention studies with cancer patients. Surgical Oncology, 22(2), 92-104, DOI: org/10.1016/j.suronc.2013.01.004.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D., Galvao, D., (2013), Safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(4), 328-335, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2013.22.
  • Spry, N., Taaffe, D., England, P., Judge, J., Stephens, D., McIntyre, C., Baker, M., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Long-term effects of intermittent androgen suppression therapy on lean and fat mass: a 33-month prospective study. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(1), 66-71.
  • Galvao, D., Spry, N., Denham, J., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Chambers, S., Newton, R., (2013), A Multicentre Year-long Randomised Controlled Trial of Exercise Training Targeting Physical Functioning in Men with Prostate Cancer Previously Treated with Androgen Suppression and Radiation from TROG 03.04 RADAR. European Urology, 65(5), 856-864, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise therapy for sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer. Nature Reviews, Urology, 10(12), 731-736, United Kingdom, DOI: doi:10.1038/nrurol.2013.206.
  • Cormie, P., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Hamid, MA., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise maintains sexual activity in men undergoing androgen suppression for prostate cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 16(2), 170-175, London, UK, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.52.
  • Gunnell, A., Einarsdottir, K., Galvao, D., Joyce, S., Tomlin, S., Graham, V., McIntyre, C., Newton, R., Briffa , T., (2013), Lifestyle factors, medication use and risk for ischaemic heart disease hospitalisation: a longitudinal population-based study. PloS One, 8(10), e77833, United States, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077833.
  • Cormie, P., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., (2013), Neither heavy nor light load resistance exercise acutely exacerbates lymphedema in breast cancer survivor. Intergrative Cancer Therapies, 12(5), 423-432, United States, DOI: 10.1177/1534735413477194.
  • Beydoun, N., Bucci, J., Chin, Y., Spry, N., Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Prospective study of exercise intervention in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58(3), 369-376, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12115.
  • Cormie, P., Pumpa, K., Galvao, D., Turner, E., Spry, N., Saunders, C., Zissiadis, Y., Newton, R., (2013), Is it safe and efficacious for women with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer to lift heavy weights during exercise: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7(3), 413-424, New York, DOI: 10.1007/s11764-013-0284-8.
  • Newton, R., Galvao, D., (2013), Exercise medicine for prostate cancer. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 10(1), 41-45, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s11556-012-0114-4.
  • Chang, D., Joseph, D., Ebert, M., Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Denham, J., Newton, R., Spry, N., (2013), Effect of androgen deprivation therapy on muscle attenuation in men with prostate cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58(2), 223-228, DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12124.
  • Buffart, L., Galvao, D., Chinapaw, M., Brug, J., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2013), Mediators of the Resistance and Aerobic Exercise Intervention Effect on Physical and General Health in Men Undergoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Cancer, 120(2), 294-301, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28396,.
  • Bolam, K., Galvao, D., Spry, N., Newton, R., Taaffe, D., (2012), AST-induced Bone Loss in Men with Prostate Cancer: Exercise as a Potential Countermeasure. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 15(4), 329-338, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2012.22.
  • Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Cormie, P., Chambers, S., Gardiner, R., Shum, D., Joseph, D., Galvao, D., (2012), Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone deprivation in prostate cancer patients? Is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation?. BMC Cancer, 12(September 2012), Article number432, United Kingdom.
  • Chambers, S., Newton, R., Girgis, A., Nielsen, L., Lepore, S., Mihalopoulos, C., Gardiner, R., Galvao, D., Occhipinti, S., (2011), Living with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care intervention for men with prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 11(27 July 2011), Article number 317, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-317.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Cormie, P., Spry, N., Chambers, S., McIntyre, C., Baker, M., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Groom, G., Newton, R., (2011), Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 11(13 December 2011), Article Number 517, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-517.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, DR., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2011), Acute versus chronic exposure to androgen suppression for prostate cancer: Impact on the exercise response. Journal of Urology, 186(4), 1291-1297, DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.05.055.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Pre-surgical Exercise Intervention In Prostate And Rectal Cancer Survivors

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Muscle Damage And Metabolic Profiles Of Eccentric Cycling.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of An Exercise Intervention On Physical And Cognitive Function, Psychological Health And Quality Of Life Among Older Adults With Dementia In Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Comparative Effects Of Group Versus Home-based Exercise Settings On Muscle Function, Balance And Functional Performance In Older Adults.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Role Of Exercise In Management Of Symptom Experience And Function For Breast Cancer Survivors In Kenya
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exercise As Medicine: Reversing Treatment Toxicities In Prostate Cancer Patients.
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