Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Postgraduate scholarships to undertake research on physical activity and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a National Health Priority area and the sixth leading cause of death in Australia. Currently 280 Australians develop diabetes every day – that is one person every five …

Postgraduate scholarship to undertake research in metabolism and exercise biochemistry

The Exercise and Nutrition Research Program (ENRP) is based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. The ENRP is currently seeking applicants for a PhD …

Belly fat is the most dangerous, but losing it from anywhere helps

Dr Evelyn Parr, Research Fellow in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition – Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research was featured on The Conversation. Excess storage of fat is linked to …

Time to consider the needs of people above the needs of cars

I recently led a “walkshop” – a walking workshop – that taught cardiac rehabilitation experts how to assess the pedestrian-friendliness of streetscapes, including design of footpaths (if any), street crossings and …

Shifting the focus from size to exercise

The verdict is in: it is possible to be fat and fit. And it might be better for your health than being skinny and sedentary. It should be …

A little drug called exercise changing cancer care

Prue Cormie is a woman on a mission. A mission, backed by fierce determination and steely passion, to improve the lives of millions of cancer patients around the world …

Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers

Professorial Fellow, Professor James (Jim) Sallis was recently featured on The Conversation for his latest article ‘Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers’. Electric scooters are appearing in …

Is time-restricted eating the key to tackling the diabetes epidemic?

ACU researcher Evelyn Parr is seeking Melbourne-based participants to take part in a research study exploring whether time-restricted eating can reverse the symptoms of lifestyle-related health conditions, such as type …

Participants needed for Type 2 Diabetes study

People with type 2 diabetes are often advised to avoid high glycaemic index (GI) foods such as potatoes. However, wide variability in GI testing results and limitations of using the …

Exercise is the best medicine for cancer patients

ACU’s Prue Cormie has led the national push for cancer patients to be prescribed exercise medicine in a dramatic change to treatment practices in Australia. In a world first research-led …