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A/Prof Prue Cormie recognised as an emerging Exercise Science leader by ESSA

Prue Cormie

A/Prof Prue Cormie‘s contribution to sports and science in Australia was recognised last month, following Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) calling upon the sector to nominate influential women who are pioneers within the industry.

Upon reviewing nominations, ESSA announced a shortlist of three women to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Prue was recognised alongside Sophia Nimphius and Sandi Hayes for portraying true leadership and influencing change within the exercise science field.

As an emerging leader in exercise science, the accolade is not only testament to Prue’s contribution to the broader sports and science sector, but also to the integral role she plays within the Institute for Health and Ageing.

Since joining the Institute in 2015, Prue, the leader of IHA’s Cancer Research theme, has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer.

Some of the submission comments about Prue included:

“Prue Cormie exemplifies a pioneering leader who is driving change in the field of exercise and cancer. Her vision is for exercise to be incorporated as a standard component of health care for people with cancer.

“Prue’s motivation and drive to realise this is vision, coupled with her multifaceted approach in working towards this vision is inspiring. She is an outstanding scientist with an international reputation who has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments”.


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