Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

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 …

Prue Cormie among leaders in exercise and sports science

Leading exercise oncology expert Prue Cormie has been named as one of Exercise & Sports Science Australia’s three top female leaders in 2018. Announced on International Women’s Day, the accolade …

Research to Practice 2018

Professor John Hawley and Associate Professor Prue Cormie of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research are co-chairs for Research to Practice 2018, to be held in Brisbane …

Participants wanted for HIIT study

Can high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and protein supplementation make you fitter and stronger? Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University are now looking for Melbourne-based …

Participants wanted for muscle growth study

Resistance-based exercise is known to increase muscle size and strength. As we age, our muscles become less responsive to the beneficial effects of resistance exercise, which leads to decreases in …