Professor Robert NewtonEdith Cowan University
Professor Rob Newton is Associate Dean, Medical and Exercise Sciences and Co-Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute, School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the NSCA, Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Rob’s career remains committed to research into the acute and chronic effects of exercise on human structure, function and performance with particular focus on people with cancer. This work has contributed substantially to our understanding of the mechanisms through which exercise impacts all body systems and how these systems respond and adapt to a range of stimuli including all forms of anabolic and aerobic exercise.
Rob has been a chief investigator on research grants valued at over $20 million, including National Health and Medical Research Council, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Cancer Australia, Australian Research Council, Movember and Cancer Council Western Australia. His publication record includes over 300 peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters and books.
Rob is currently co-chair of the Steering Committee for an international research project (GAP4) investigating the impact of exercise medicine on progression free survival of men with advanced prostate cancer funded by Movember. He is also a co-investigator on POLARIS, an international collaborative research program into exercise and cancer.