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Professor Robin Callister

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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Human Physiology)

From Pharmacy to Physiology: changing lanes

Professor Robin Callister has always enjoyed sport, but after training as a pharmacist and working for eight years in the field, she never envisaged herself becoming the internationally recognised exercise physiologist she is today.

“I actually got stuck in America with my husband doing a PhD and I couldn't get a work permit."

“I was bored out of my mind!"

“We were at a barbecue and I got talking to a Professor in physiology. The university in Ohio where we were didn’t have a Pharmacy school, and he suggested I take my sports interest further and study in his field instead.”

“Once I discovered exercise physiology, I sat back and realised, ‘Wow, this is me!’”

After studying for a Master’s degree, Robin went on to conduct her PhD research at the US Olympic Training Centre. Just three months into her studies, her supervisor left his position to work at NASA. Never to be deterred, Robin took advantage of the situation and arranged several visits to Kennedy Space Centre.

“I didn’t get to do any research projects there but I did show them how to use some of their equipment!”

Robin continued to pursue her interests in sports physiology for a number of years, and she maintains collaborations with the Australian Institute of Sport, the Newcastle Knights and the Newcastle Jets.

Exercising interests in the clinic

In recent years, Robin’s interested have shifted into the realm of clinical exercise physiology. When asked why the shift occurred, she answered:

“Probably as I got older. I’ve become much more aware of the need for intervention and the benefit it can have for so many people.”

In particular, Robin is interested in the role exercise can play in helping those suffering from depression, recovering from stroke or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Exercise as mental health therapy

Robin took an interest in researching alternative ways to treat depression when she noticed that a number of teenagers and young adults in her social circle were struggling with the condition.

“It’s a huge problem."

“Anti-depressant medication isn’t always effective for young people so that doesn’t give them a lot of scope for treatment options."

“While cognitive behavioural therapy can be beneficial, it can be difficult to get into in a timely manner. So often we can use exercise in combination with other therapies and also while patients are waiting to see the right specialist.”

Robin was able to follow up this research interest when she was awarded with funding from the HMRI Gastronomic Lunch and beyondblue, an Australian charity supporting those struggling to cope with anxiety, depression and suicide. With this funding, Robin and her collaborators launched the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind exercise intervention strategy.

This project investigates the relationship between exercise and mood in youth. Although the effects of physical exercise on adults with depression has been well studied, it has not been thoroughly investigated in young people.

Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

Over the last twenty years, treatment of acute stroke has seen dramatic improvements. While that’s no doubt something to celebrate, the increase in stroke survival patients needing rehabilitation advice and therapy is something clinics are still adapting to.

Exercise is a major factor in patient recovery.

“Stroke is the biggest cause of disability in Australia - rehabilitation for those people is really important and exercise is one of the primary strategies."

“Not only that, but one of the best ways to prevent a second stroke is to improve your fitness level.”

Working with a number of stroke clinicians based at the John Hunter Hospital, Robin is interested in how exercise can improve quality of life and fitness for recovering stroke patients.

Intervention for Type 2 diabetes risk

“Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is largely the consequence of obesity. We’re seeing a massive increase in the diagnosis of T2D, and that’s a worldwide phenomenon.”

Overweight men over the age of 45 are at a particularly high risk of developing the disease, and behavioural change is one of the best ways to modify their risk.

The SHED IT – Self-help, Exercise, and Diet using Information Technology- program is an evidence based weight lots program designed for men. It was designed by a research team consisting of Robin and Professors Philip Morgan and Clare Collins over 10 years ago, and has now been modified into a T2D prevention strategy (the PULSE – Prevention Using Lifestyle Education – for diabetes prevention).

“Because so many health intervention programs are generic, the fact that they’re aimed at everyone means they often aren’t picked up by those who need it most. They don’t buy into it as they don’t really see it as being for them.

“So making our program aimed at men, giving it a ‘blokey’ feel – we are pitching directly to those who need it most and there is an improvement in uptake as a result.”

“We’re trying to change behaviour and if you’re going to start anywhere you’ve got to get the risk group hooked in the first place!”

Robin Callister

From Pharmacy to Physiology: changing lanes

Professor Callister’s current research focuses on the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and management of health disorders including obesity.

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Robin Callister obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Sydney University and is a registered pharmacist. She then completed MSc and PhD degrees in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University in the USA. During that time she conducted her PhD research project at the US Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. She then undertook postdoctoral training in endocrinology and exercise (Ohio University) and cardiovascular physiology (University of Arizona) before returning to Australia to take up a lectureship in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Newcastle. In 2010 she was promoted to Professor and is currently Head of the Discipline of Human Physiology in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. She is also the Exercise Science theme leader in the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and is currently Chair of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee at the University of Newcastle. Professor Callister’s current research focuses on the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and management of health disorders including obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression, and asthma as well as relationships with immune function and dizziness. Her projects have included participants ranging from toddlers to elderly nursing home residents. She also maintains her interest in sports physiology with projects investigating influences on training adaptation, sports injuries and performance. She collaborates with the Australian Institute of Sport as well as the Newcastle Jets, Newcastle Knights and Hunter Academy of Sport.

Research Expertise

I have research expertise in a number of areas of physiology and exercise science. Two major areas of research are in:
--Cardiovascular function relating to occupational health or adaptations to exercise training, and
--Musculoskeletal health relating to exercise performance and injury prevention. In addition, I have two major areas of collaboration in research: exercise and immunology; exercise and nutrition. Also involved in 3 new research initiatives: pain and blood pressure regulation; how exercise protects the heart from psychological stress; using the internet to support weight loss programs in overweight populations. Extensive experience in research higher degree student training: supervised 11 RHD students to completion (4 PhD, 3 Masters, 4 Honours) and currently supervising 4 PhD and 2 Masters by research students.

Teaching Expertise
Major areas of teaching are physiology (particularly cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal), exercise physiology (clinical exercise, physiology, work physiology, exercise physiology, sport physiology); exercise science (sports training, fitness testing, drugs in sport; exercise and immunology; exercise and reproductive function; exercise and nutrition) and pathophysiology. Experience in lectures (formal and informal; design, development and delivery), laboratory sessions (design, development and delivery) and tutorials (conventional; problem-based). Extensive experience in research higher degree student training: supervised 11 RHD students to completion (4 PhD, 3 Masters, 4 Honours) and currently supervising 4 PhD and 2 Masters by research students.

Administrative Expertise
Leadership roles as Head of Human Physiology, Deputy Chair of Education Committee, Member of School Executive Representative roles on Faculty and School Boards Extensive experience in course coordination (2-6 courses per year over 15 years) Director, Board of University Sports and Aquatic Centre (FORUM).

Qualifications

  • PhD, Ohio University - USA
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science, Ohio University - USA

Keywords

  • Depression and exercise
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Stroke and exercise
  • Type 2 diabetes and exercise
  • cardiovascular physiology
  • clinical exercise physiology
  • exercise and immunology
  • exercise and nutrition
  • exercise physiology
  • pain
  • pathophysiology
  • physiology
  • sports injuries
  • sports physiology
  • sports science

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060699 Physiology not elsewhere classified 20
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 30
110602 Exercise Physiology 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/1993 - 1/12/2000 Pharmacist Community Pharmacist, Sydney
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 -  Member American College of Sports Medicine
United States
1/01/2015 -  Member Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS)
Australia
1/01/2015 -  Member Australian Physiological Society
Australia
1/01/2015 -  Member International Society of Exercise and Immunology
Australia
1/01/2015 -  Member Sports Medicine Australia
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007 Member AUPS Organising Committee
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1976 -  Registed Pharmacist NSW Pharmacy Registration Board
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 76
Total funding $5,696,518

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20178 grants / $934,121

Healthy living after stroke: An online intervention for improving stroke survivor health behaviours and quality of life$594,416

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Neil Spratt, Associate Professor Michael Pollack, Professor Amanda Baker, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Dr Alyna Turner, Doctor Christopher Oldmeadow, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600296
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

SHED-IT Recharge: Development and evaluation of a gender-tailored program designed to improve men's physical and mental health$142,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Myles Young, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701279
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Evaluation of a type 2 diabetes risk reduction program for women with recent gestational diabetes$59,911

Funding body: Diabetes Australia

Funding body Diabetes Australia
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Katie-Jane Wynne, Mr Ashley Young, Dr Elroy Aguiar
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600701
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

UON 2017 Researcher Equipment Grant $42,190

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Researcher Equipment Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701155
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Funding support for the purchase of Cosmed K5$33,388

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Hunter Stroke Service Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701219
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Demand, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a type 2 diabetes risk reduction program for women with recent gestational diabetes$21,853

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Katie-Jane Wynne, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Dr Elroy Aguiar
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700567
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

BUST-Stroke: 'Breaking up sitting time after stroke' a new paradigm for reducing recurrent stroke risk$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Coralie English, Ms Heidi Janssen, Associate Professor Rohan Walker, Professor Neil Spratt, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Amanda Patterson, Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt, Professor David Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700572
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Determining the minimum dose of exercise required to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke survivors$19,863

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Doctor Coralie English, Ms Margaret Galloway, Ms Dianne Marsden, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Trevor Russell
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601123
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20164 grants / $642,601

Efficacy and cost effectiveness of varying levels of technology-delivered personalised feedback on dietary patterns in motivating young Australian adults to improve diet quality and eating habits: The$595,601

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Helen Truby, Professor John Attia, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Leanne Hides, Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Targeted Call for Research - Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500925
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

CosMed$35,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Coralie English, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Hunter Stroke Service Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601275
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Research Supervisor of the Year$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Award for Supervision Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501461
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Award for Research Supervision Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Award for Supervision Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501445
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20155 grants / $91,738

Sitting less. A new paradigm for reducing recurrent stroke risk.$49,738

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Doctor Coralie English, Professor Robin Callister, Professor David Dunstan, Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt
Scheme Seed Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500587
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

The HEY MAN pilot study: using eHeatlh to enhance your mental health, physical activity and nutrition in young men$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Doctor Shamus Smith, Mr Lee Ashton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401510
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Michael Nilsson, Professor Robin Callister, Miss Sarah Valkenborghs
Scheme Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500652
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship (extension)$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Miss Ashlee Dunn, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Neil Spratt
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501024
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Edinbrurgh Scotland, 3-6 June 2015 $2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500602
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20146 grants / $168,674

JuLI Stage $71,674

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Pradeep Tanwar, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Professor Murray Cairns, Professor Brett Nixon, Professor Hubert Hondermarck, Associate Professor Phillip Dickson, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Doctor Matt Dun, Doctor Jessie Sutherland, Doctor Janani Kumar, Doctor Jay Horvat, Doctor Susan Hua, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Associate Professor Estelle Sontag, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Doctor Janet Bristow, Doctor Jean-Marie Sontag
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1500860
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to detect changes in diet-related cardiovascular disease risk$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Tracy Schumacher
Scheme Cardiovascular Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301346
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Long-term follow up of the PULSE Type 2 Diabetes prevention program for men$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301374
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Effects of two different diets on inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarker responses to exercise in overweight men and women$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1301398
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Improving Fitness, Function, Fatigue and Feelings through physcial Fun: a pilot trial for stroke survivors $20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Neil Spratt, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400143
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC USA, 15-19 November 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400830
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $143,929

Translation of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program in local communities: Transitioning for sustainability$73,436

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301006
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Dietary antioxidant intervention for reversal of airway inflammation and respiratory illness in athletes$29,737

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Lisa Wood, Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300899
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Running shoe research study$23,999

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Mr Craig Richards
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1300495
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Using altered psychophysiological reactivity induced from childhood stress to predict chronic pain management.$14,757

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Deborah Hodgson, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401063
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, USA, 9 - 1 3 November 2013, $2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300878
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20127 grants / $213,456

Feasibility and efficacy of a diet and exercise prevention program for men at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes$51,960

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200815
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

A laboratory-based model to identify the risk of respiratory illness in athletes$41,820

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200759
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Diagnosing and managing respiratory illness in athletes$37,500

Funding body: Australian Sports Commission, Incorporating Australian Institute of Sport

Funding body Australian Sports Commission, Incorporating Australian Institute of Sport
Project Team Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Professor David Pyne, Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme PhD Scholarship Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1101194
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Investigation of factors affecting the success of family based dietary interventions for parents experiencing CVD events$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Higher Degree Support Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200310
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

HMRI Grant in Sports Medicine$22,496

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200065
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Reducing mid-aged men’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes$19,680

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200853
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Feasibility of targeting parents with heart disease to improve the heart health of their children$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200172
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20115 grants / $752,628

Physical Activity and Nutrition: The University of Newcastle's Approach Toward Better Population Health and Education$321,711

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Professor Manohar Garg, Associate Professor Erica James, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1100058
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Supporting Children's Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) study$220,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100880
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: An exercise intervention for the treatment of youth depression$189,117

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Amanda Baker
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1100864
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Engaging men to maintain weight loss using innovative and cost-effective interventions: The SHED-IT weight loss maintenance pilot study$19,800

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Mr Chris Doran
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101216
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

European Congress of Sports Sciences, Liverpool, 6 - 9 July 2011$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100755
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20107 grants / $1,286,651

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Connectivity of regenerating axons following spinal cord injury$385,125

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mary Galea, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000065
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Engaging economically disadvantaged adolescent girls in physical activity and healthy eating to improve health and prevent obesity$155,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190012
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation of innovative and cost effective community approaches to reduce obesity in men: The SHED-IT study$128,729

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190315
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Mulligan Concept Research Award$40,000

Funding body: Mulligan Concept Teachers Association

Funding body Mulligan Concept Teachers Association
Project Team Professor Darren Rivett, Mrs Susan Reid, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Award
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189953
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Do chiropractic vertebral adjustments modulate sympathetic nerve activity in humans$28,350

Funding body: Australian Spinal Research Foundation

Funding body Australian Spinal Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190386
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900155
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20099 grants / $462,183

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$239,993

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189752
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$94,050

Funding body: SP Health Co. Pty Ltd

Funding body SP Health Co. Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189753
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation of a workplace based weight-loss program for men: The Workplace POWER trial at Tomago$35,000

Funding body: Tomago Aluminium

Funding body Tomago Aluminium
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190642
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Neurometer CPT/C$28,435

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Brett Graham, Doctor Phil Jobling
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189845
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Validation of energy intake and expenditure in young children using Food Frequency Questionnaires, doubly-labelled water and accelerometers.$24,940

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Alexis Hure
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190405
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

LDX analyser (fingerprick unit) x4, piCo Smokerlyzer (Carboxymeter)x4, Universal cardboard disposable mouthpieces for piCo smokerlyzer x4 and Universal d pieces for piCo Smokerlyzer x4$20,775

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Amanda Baker, Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Alyna Turner, Associate Professor Juanita Todd, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Sally Hunt, Professor Brian Kelly, Professor John Attia, Professor Jennifer Bowman, Doctor Paula Wye
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189849
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among low-SES adolescent boys$9,905

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Youth Research Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189812
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Evaluation of the Hunter Healthy Business Program$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190334
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Development of the SHED-IT weight loss programs for men.$4,085

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190388
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20084 grants / $343,000

How regular exercise protects the heart from psychological stresses$285,500

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Eugene Nalivaiko, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189125
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189179
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Validation of child and parent reported dietary intake via The Australian Child and Adolescent Eating Survey$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189394
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

European Conference of Sports Sciences, Estorial Congress Centre, Portugal, 9/7/2008 - 12/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189200
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $574,752

HMRI - Cardiovascular Research Program$518,556

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Derek Laver, Conjoint Professor Tony Quail, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Manohar Garg, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187946
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Identifying risk factors for lower limb injury in team sport athletes$39,333

Funding body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Funding body NSW Sporting Injuries Committee
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research & Injury Prevention Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187461
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Evaluation of an Internet-based Weight Loss Program for Men$14,796

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187848
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Society for Exercise and Immunology Conference, Sendai, Japan (25027 Oct 07)$2,067

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188307
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,000

2006 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting May 31-June 3,2006$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186548
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $15,000

Oxidative stress and antioxidant responses to acute exercise.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Manohar Garg, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182494
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $5,926

Breath-a-Tech Swimming Study.$4,400

Funding body: Scott-Dibben Proprietary Limited

Funding body Scott-Dibben Proprietary Limited
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179761
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Plateau Potentials and the Repetetive Discharge of Motoneurons Boulder, Colorado, USA 15-17 June 2000.$1,526

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179817
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $11,000

Health-related Quality of Life of Ageing People with Long-term Spinal Cord Injury in the Hunter-Central Coast Region$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Michael Lyons, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178074
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19981 grants / $1,497

Society of Neurosciences Annual Conference, USA 7-12 November 1998$1,497

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179745
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $5,000

Establishing the relationship between regular physical activity, physical fitness and health status in Hunter region children and adolescents.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176719
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $3,000

Regulation of muscle sympathetic nerve acitvity at task onset$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174899
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19944 grants / $40,362

94 GRANT. Regulation of muscle synmpathetic nerve activity at the onset of exercise in humans$14,252

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Conjoint Professor Tony Quail, Emeritus Professor Saxon White
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173374
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Regulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity at task onset.$12,160

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174621
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

94CONSULTANCY. Newcastle Knights exercise and fitness testing.$12,000

Funding body: Newcastle Knights Limited

Funding body Newcastle Knights Limited
Project Team Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174890
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

94GRANT. Effects of training on physiological characteristics of elite cyclists.$1,950

Funding body: Hunter Academy of Sport

Funding body Hunter Academy of Sport
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Paul McGrath
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174683
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed22
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.45
PhD2.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Masters Assessing the Feasibility of Developing an Exercise and Nutrition Program for Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy Treatment. M Philosophy (Med RadiationSc), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Aerobic Exercise to Increase Efficacy of Task-Specific Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke: A Feasibility Study PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Investigating the minimum dose of exercise required to elicit a positive effect on fitness for stroke survivors. PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD ComPoSE - Combined Physical and SEnsOry training to improve arm function after stroke PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Role of Breakfast on Metabolic and Anthropometric Parameters in Healthy Individuals PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Weight Management During Pregnancy and Following Childbirth PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters An Analysis of Injury Databases of Amateur Netball Players M Philosophy (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Systematic Review of the Current Literature Regarding the Nutritional Status of Morbidly Obese Individuals Leading to a Cross-Sectional Survey with a View to Progressing to an Interventional Study PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Antidepressant Effects of of Exercise Among Young People: Pathways to Change; Mind, Body or Behaviour? PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Antidepressant Effects of of Exercise Among Young People: Pathways to Change; Mind, Body or Behaviour? PhD (Psychiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Childhood Stress and Altered Psychphysiological Reactivity in Chronic Pain PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Influence of Shoe Design on Running Mechanics PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Inflammatory responses to exercise Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Resistance Training in Competitive Adolescent Rugby Union Players PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Sex Differences in Obesity and Responses to Obesity Treatment PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Measurement and Improvement of Fitness Post Stroke PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Performance, Physiological and Perceptual Effects of Cooling Endurance Athletes in the Heat PhD (Exercise & Sport Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Evidence-to-Practice Gap in the Translation of Dietary Intake Advice for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Assessing and Training Cardiorespiratory Fitness After Stroke PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Effectiveness of Treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness with Manual Therapy PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Feasibility and Efficacy of the Type 2 Diabetes PULSE (Prevention Using LifeStyle Education) Randomised Controlled Trial: a Self-Administered, Gender-Tailored, Multi-Component Lifestyle Intervention for Men at High-risk for Type 2 Diabetes PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Physical Activity During Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Men: An Experimental Application of Social Cognitive Theory PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Reliability of the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument: Measuring Tongue and Handgrip Strength and Endurance in Young and Elderly Adults PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters The Effects of Improving Fitness Characteristics on Overall Performance in Junior Golfers M Philosophy (Human Physiolog), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Performance Fitness: Physiological Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Performing Singers M Philosophy (Music), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters Training, Injury and Treatment Patterns of Australian Ironman Triathletes M MedSc (Physiotherapy) [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Investigation of Injury Risk Factors in Australian Rugby League and Soccer Players PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2008 Masters The Effects of Sprint and Bounds Training on 0-30 m Running Speed in Elite Adolescent Rugby League Players M Education [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Exercise-Induced Oropharyngitis in Elite Athletes PhD (Immunology & Microbiol), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 Masters Anthropometric and Physical Fitness Characteristics of Rugby League Players by Grade and Position M MedSc (Human Physiology) [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2005 Masters Are Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides an Effective Treatment for Cervicogenic Dizziness M MedSc (Physiotherapy) [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2005 PhD Oxidative stress and antioxidants in athletes PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2003 PhD Influences on cardiac function at rest and during exercise in children PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2000 PhD Epidemiology and aetiology of exercise-related transient abdominal pain Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2000 PhD Postural baroreflex adaptation to repetitive +Gz acceleration in pilots of high performance fighter aircraft Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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News

Nutrition knowledge survey

Study seeks taste of nutrition knowledge

September 10, 2014

A University of Newcastle research team is aiming to determine the influence a person's understanding of nutrition has on their eating habits, health and lifestyle.

SHED-IT

Obese men SHED-IT

October 17, 2013

An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

October 15, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers are helping families with a history of cardiovascular disease to become 'heart smart' in a bid to lower their risk factors for heart attack or stroke.

Professor Robin Callister

Position

Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Human Physiology

Contact Details

Email robin.callister@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5650
Fax (02) 4921 2084

Office

Room ATC Level 3
Building ATC Building Level 3
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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