Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary alliance of research centres and expertise with extensive national and international linkages. It is the first institute of its kind at an Australian University bringing together an expert team of researchers committed to improving community health and wellbeing. In partnership with national and international networks, it enhances collaboration and promotes a holistic approach to health and lifestyle.
Vario Health Clinic
The Vario Health Clinic is the commercial entity of the Institute and it delivers best practice, evidence-based wellness programs and integrated consulting and assessment services to the community.
ECU Survey Research Centre
The ECU Survey Research Centre (ECU-SRC) is a state of the art facility, located on ECU’s Joondalup Campus. ECU-SRC conducts high quality research through survey data collection for major governmental organisations.
The Exercise Medicine Research Institute has an active research program. This ongoing research will further support the community.
- Radar - 6-month telephone and print-material home-based intervention designed to increase physical activity participation for rural prostate cancer survivors
- Efficacy of an exercise program on cancer related fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing radical radiotherapy
- Impact of the Cancer Council WA Life Now exercise program on quality of life, physical function and body composition in cancer survivors
News & events
Exercise Medicine Research Institute Co-director Professor Rob Newton, fellow staff and research participants attended the PCFA fund raising BBQ in Perth’s city centre recently.
Exercise Medicine Research Institute's Dr Nicolas Hart has been awarded best paper at the prestigious Prostate Cancer World Congress.
Edith Cowan University researchers are investigating if the growth of cancerous metastatic bone tumours can be slowed by providing targeted exercise directly to tumour sites.
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