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Kellie Toohey

GradCertRMD(UC), GradCertTE(UC), MESci(ClinExPhys)(UC), PhD(UC)

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health

[email protected]
Gold Coast
Kellie Toohey

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Associate Professor Kellie Toohey is an expert in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University. Dr Toohey has a track record in cancer research and clinical exercise physiology across the lifespan. Dr Toohey has co-authored with 63 researchers from eight countries (including Australia), who represent 15 different universities (2022). Dr Toohey currently holds a position on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Exercise and Cancer Executive Committee, where she contributes to the aim of the group to have exercise incorporated as a standard component of care for people with cancer by providing strategic direction and leadership to the COSA Exercise and Cancer Group. Dr Toohey is an advisor for Dragons Abreast Australia and a former Associate Editor at BMC Cancer. Dr Toohey supervises HDR students with projects in oncology and is open to accepting highly motivated students for future projects. You can email her [email protected].

Research interests include:

  • Exercise oncology across the cancer care continuum 
  • Cardiovascular disease and exercise in cancer
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Cancer care

Areas of teaching include:

  • Clinical Conditions - Exercise physiology management for people diagnosed with chronic conditions
  • Exercise Oncology - Exercise physiology management and understanding the needs of cancer care in people diagnosed with cancer

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