Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

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 …

Active living champion Jim Sallis receives Fries prize

Obesity warrior Jim Sallis has been presented with the prestigious 2018 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award in the US. Professor Sallis, an ACU professorial fellow, received the prize for his …

ACU experts lead global exercise and sport science conference

Leading ACU exercise and sport science experts John Hawley and Prue Cormie co-chaired the prestigious Research to Practice 2018 conference, which drew 800 global and national leaders. Held in Brisbane just …

Exercise eases depression and anxiety in cancer patients

Targeted exercise programs for older men with prostate cancer are emerging as a crucial therapy to ease long-standing depression, anxiety and psychological distress. New ACU research is investigating how targeted …