Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Ashley Bigaran

Ashley Bigaran
AES AEP

PhD Candidate
Exercise Oncology, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program


Ashley is currently pursuing her PhD and will be exploring the factors contributing to exercise intolerance in cancer patients. She is supervised by A/Prof Prue Cormie and Dr Michael Baker.

Ashley completed her Honours in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. She explored the effects of chemotherapy on aerobic power and cardiac function in breast cancer patients. She previously completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) at RMIT University, and a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University, gaining the title of an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP). She has previously been employed at notable sports medicine clinics, hospitals and universities.

Ashley presently holds a position with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Sports Cardiology team as their AEP and research assistant. She also holds a secretarial position on the Exercise and Sport Science Australia Victorian State Chapter Committee.