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Mike Climstein
Dr Mike Climstein
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Health

Telephone: 07 5589 3330
Location: Gold Coast
Campus: Gold Coast
Personal Website

Dr Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FAAESS, AEP)

+ Mike is working with the Clinical Exercise Physiology program at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast Campus).
+ Adjunct appointments as Assoc. Professor at the Exercise Health and Performance Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences The University of Sydney
+ Adjunct Associate Professor and Co-director of the Water Based Research Unit.

At present Mike has 123 peer-reviewed scientific publications: 10 book chapters and over 100 national and International conference presentations. Current HDR supervision includes 5 PhD students, 1 MSc student and 1 Hons student.

A/Prof Climstein has been awarded fellowship by:
+ the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
+ Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF)
+ Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS)

Additionally, Mike sits on 3 national committees for Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

His research has been funded by Health Workforce Australia (Clinical Training funding scheme), Roche Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Sharp, and Dohme, Diabetes NSW, National Heart Foundation and the ARC.

Current research projects includes:
+ Medical and health history of Master's athletes
+ Effects of exercise on glycaemia in individuals with Type 2 diabetes
+ Lifetime prevalence of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer in Australian professional and recreational surfers
+ Lifetime prevalence of exostoses in surfers and swimmers
+ Musculoskeletal and physiological investigation of stand up paddle boarding (elite vs. recreational and 6wk intervention)
+ Musculoskeletal and physiological investigation of surfing (professional vs recreational)
+ Effect of cold water swimming on core temperature and strategies to improve cold tolerance in cold water swimmers
+ High intensity aerobic and resistance interval training in supervised cardiac rehabilitation

In his spare time mike surfs and continues to study karate.