Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRCPAN)
We're designed for exercise, not for sitting! The exercise science research program of the PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition led by Professor Robin Callister is investigating the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, asthma, mental health, obesity, stroke and other cardiovascular disease.
Exercise training is also the key to successful sports performance, and we are investigating the effectiveness of different training programs and other influences such as choice of running shoe on performance, factors that affect injury risk and the role of exercise in recovery from injury.
Richards CE, Magin PJ, Callister R, 'Is your prescription of distance running shoes evidence-based?', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43 159-162 (2009) [C1] DOI 10.1136/bjsm.2008.046680
Harries SK, Lubans DR, Callister R, 'Resistance training to improve power and sports performance in adolescent athletes: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 532-540 (2012) [C1] DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.02.005
Aguiar EJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, 'Efficacy of interventions that include diet, aerobic and resistance training components for type 2 diabetes prevention: A systematic review with meta-analysis', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11 (2014) [C1] DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-11-2
Stevens CJ, Dascombe B, Boyko A, Sculley D, Callister R, 'Ice slurry ingestion during cycling improves Olympic distance triathlon performance in the heat', Journal of Sports Sciences, 31 1271-1279 (2013) [C1] DOI 10.1080/02640414.2013.779740
Dunn A, Marsden DL, Nugent E, Van Vliet P, Spratt NJ, Attia J, Callister R, 'Protocol variations and six-minute walk test performance in stroke survivors: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Stroke Research and Treatment, 2015 1-28 (2015) [C1] DOI 10.1111/bjhp.12137
Stevens CJ, Thoseby B, Sculley DV, Callister R, Taylor L, Dascombe BJ, 'Running performance and thermal sensation in the heat are improved with menthol mouth rinse but not ice slurry ingestion', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 26 1209-1216 (2016) [C1] DOI 10.1111/sms.12555
Harries SK, Lubans DR, Callister R, 'Comparison of resistance training progression models on maximal strength in sub-elite adolescent rugby union players', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 163-169 (2016) [C1] DOI 10.1038/ejcn.2015.123
Nasstasia Y, Baker AL, Halpin SA, Lewin TJ, Hides L, Kelly BJ, Callister R, 'Pilot Study of an Exercise Intervention for Depressive Symptoms and Associated Cognitive-Behavioral Factors in Young Adults with Major Depression', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205 647-655 (2017) [C1] DOI 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000611
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