Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

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 …

The Heart of Inequality Report

At the whole population level, cardiovascular disease, including its most common form, heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all …

ACU Three Minute Thesis final

The ACU final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition took place on Wednesday 23 August. The five finalists delivered interesting and highly engaging presentations that were enjoyed by the live …

Wii video exergaming shown to benefit heart failure patients

A ‘Late-Breaking Science in Heart Failure’ study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress by Professor Tiny Jaarsma, Professorial Fellow at the Mary MacKillop Institute for …