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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  

 

Background

  • 2014-current: Co-Director, Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness 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

  • 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 - 2017,  $565,380.
  • 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,  $3,503,899.
  • Improving health outcomes after cancer through exercise: a survivorship program,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2014 - 2017,  $1,063,222.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Breast Cancer Survivors on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2012 - 2013,  $24,033.
  • 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 - 2015,  $446,276.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 2014,  $296,820.
  • Research protocol for exercise and nutrition intervention for patients with psoriasis,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $160,000.
  • Exercise Training to Improve Physical Functioning and Exercise Adoption in Lung Cancer Survivors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,912.
  • Lucrin Immediate Exercise Trial,  AbbVie Pty Ltd,  AbbVie - Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $158,960.
  • Whole-Body Vibration Treatment in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androgen Suppression Therapy,  Australian Unity Foundation,  Australian Unity Heritage Fellowship,  2011 - 2012,  $48,581.
  • Standard Equipment Grant,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Standard Equipment Grant 2013,  2013,  $12,500.
  • 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,  $57,175.
  • Population Based Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients - RADAR,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2009 - 2012,  $476,026.
  • Actigraph Physical Activity Monitoring System,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Equipment Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $45,000.
  • 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 - 2011,  $519,331.
  • 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,  $50,175.
  • 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.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Exercise to Reduce Co-Morbidity in Men Receiving Therapy for Prostate Cancer,  Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $222,118.
  • 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,  $157,339.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors with bone metastases.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2010 - 2011,  $25,080.
  • New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Award 2009,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $10,000.
  • 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.
  • Lucrin Exercise Support Program,  Abbot Australasia Pty Ltd,  Abbott - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $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, 683-719, Kidlington, Oxford.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, epub(n/a), n/a.
  • 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, na(na), na, 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, NA(NA), NA, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28396,.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 13(6), 615-621.
  • 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, N/A(N/A), 9 p., Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.09.041.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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(n/a), 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(N/A), 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.
  • Schmitz, K., Courneya, K., Matthews, C., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Galvao, D., Pinto, B., Irwin, M., Wolin, K., Segal, R., Lucia, A., Schneider, C., Von Gruenigen, V., Schwartz, A., (2010), American College of Sports Medicine Roundtable on Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(7), 1409-1426, United States, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e0c112.
  • Peiffer, J., Galvao, D., Gibbs, Z., Smith, K., Turner, D., Foster, J., Martins, R., Newton, R., (2010), Strength and Functional Characteristics of Men and women 65 Years and Older. Rejuvenation Research, 13(1), 75-82, United States, DOI: 10.1089/rej.2009.0916.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2010), Combined resistance and aerobic exercise program reverses muscle loss in men undergoing androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer without bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(2), 340-347, United States, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2009.23.2488.
  • Galvao, D., Spry, N., Taaffe, D., Denham, J., Joseph, D., Lamb, D., Levin, G., Duchesne, G., Newton, R., (2009), A randomized controlled trial of an exercise intervention targeting cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors for prostate cancer patients from the RADAR trial. BMC Cancer, 9(2 December), Article number 419 , United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-419.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., David, J., Turner, D., Newton, R., (2009), Reduced muscle strength and functional performance in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen suppression: A comprehensive cross-sectional investigation. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(2), 198-203 , DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2008.51.
  • Spry, N., Galvao, D., Davies, R., La Bianca, S., Joseph, D., Davidson, A., Prince, R., (2009), Long-term effects of intermittent androgen suppression on testosterone recovery and bone mineral density: results of a 33-month observational study. British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, 104(6), 806-812, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.08458.x.
  • Galvao, D., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Newton, R., (2009), Cardiovascular and metabolic complications during androgen deprivation: exercise as a potential countermeasure. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(3), 233-240, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1038/pcan.2009.12.
  • Spry, N., Galvao, D., Davies, R., La Bianca, S., Joseph, D., Prince, R., (2009), Long-term effects of intermittent androgen suppression on testosterone recovery and bone mineral density: results of a 33-month observational study. British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, 104(6), 806-812, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Hayes, S., Spence, R., Galvao, D., Newton, R., (2009), Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science position stand: optimising cancer outcomes through exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport , 12(4), 428-434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.002.
  • Newton, R., Taaffe, D., Spry, N., Gardiner, R., Levin, G., Wall, B., Joseph, D., Chambers, S., Galvao, D., (2009), A phase III clinical trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 9(29 June), Article No. 210, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-9-210.

Conference Publications

  • Spry, N., Galvao, D., Cormie, P., Aitken, J., Hodder, R., Van Hazel, G., Tsoi, D., King, M., (2010), Study to assess benefits of incorporating an exercise program during neoadjuvant chemoradiation in patients with rectal cancer: a randomized controlled trial. 12th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group, 2010(1-3 September 2010), 65-66, 12th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group Abstracts.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • 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..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Muscle Damage And Metabolic Profiles Of Eccentric Cycling..
  • 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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