Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Associate Professor Prue Cormie

Associate Professor Prue Cormie
BSc MSc PhD AEP

Principal Research Fellow, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program


Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Her track record includes over $3 million in competitive research grant funding and over 70 refereed publications and book chapters. She leads the Exercise Oncology Team within the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.

Associate Professor Cormie’s research program seeks to understand the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer and involves the convergence of exercise science, cancer care and innovation in allied health services. She has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer.

Associate Professor work has been recognised with awards including the Exercise and Sports Science Australia’s Women in Leadership Award, WA Young Tall Poppy of the Year Science Award and the Cancer Council WA Early Career Cancer Researcher of the Year Award. She is a passionate science communicator with over 100 invited presentations in the last 5 years including in a TEDTalk: A new contender in the fight against cancer.

Associate Professor Cormie is the inaugural Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Exercise Cancer Group and leads the Exercise and Sports Science Australia Cancer Special Interest Group. She holds honorary positions at Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Austin Health (Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre) and Royal Melbourne Hospital.

 prue.cormie@acu.edu.au
T  +61 3 9230 8242

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