Researcher

Associate Professor Jeanette Margaret Thom

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My Qualifications

PhD University of Sydney 2001


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Jeanette's current research expertise covers the evaluation and optimisation of the musculoskeletal and...view more


My Qualifications

PhD University of Sydney 2001


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Jeanette's current research expertise covers the evaluation and optimisation of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular effects of physical activity in healthy humans (including older people) and in patients with chronic diseases; from the intracellular level to the whole body. One of my longstanding research specialities is in determining the underlying mechanisms of skeletal muscle function (muscle physiology) especially in regards to disuse atrophy and ageing and the practical application of exercise interventions in these groups. My main expertise is in exercise rehabilitation and training in ageing and clinical groups (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, OA, dementia) to increase muscle mass and function; where I have led postgraduate research teams as well as working as the exercise expert in effective and productive collaborative research projects (e.g SPHERE Musculoskeletal CAG and the IDEAL project UK on the quality of life in people with dementia). Currently continuing to investigate the effects of exercise on joint health.


Currently supervising

Michael Wewege: The HART Project: High-intensity Aerobic and Resistance Training for metabolic syndrome (with Belinda Parmenter and Kerry-Ann Rye)

Meg Letton: evaluation of the effectiveness of a classical ballet training intervention to improve biomechanical aspects of functional ability in older adults (with Rachel Ward)

Junya Eguchi: The topography of hypertrophy:  How muscle architecture changes with strength training (with Robert Herbert and Bart Bolsterlee)

Current Project students: A) on the effect of prolonged sitting on knee joint stiffness and pain and B) the perceptions of exercise on knee joint health in healthy adults


My Engagement

Jeanette is the current President of the Council of Heads of Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences (CHESMS). CHESMS aims to promote Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences as areas of higher education study and research for the benefit of the Australian community. CHESMS works closely with Exercise and Sport Science Australia to ensure quality graduates in Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sports Science across all Australian Universities.

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Location

Room 217, Level 2, Wallace Wurth Building

Contact

93851090