Researcher

Dr Andrew Keech

My Expertise

High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Fields of Research (FoR)

Exercise Physiology, Human Movement and Sports Science

Biography

Exercise science practitioner for 20 years. I am currently focused on researching the benefits of exercise for cardiovascular health and fitness. Prior to entering academia, I gained experience in a variety of roles including exercise prescription and delivery (gyms), cardiac physiology (hospitals - electrocardiography), athlete conditioning, athlete talent identification and corporate health.


My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW,...view more

Exercise science practitioner for 20 years. I am currently focused on researching the benefits of exercise for cardiovascular health and fitness. Prior to entering academia, I gained experience in a variety of roles including exercise prescription and delivery (gyms), cardiac physiology (hospitals - electrocardiography), athlete conditioning, athlete talent identification and corporate health.


My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW, 2014)

Masters Science (Iowa State University, 2003)

B.Sc (Hons 1st class, University of Queensland, 1999)

B.App.Sc. (Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, 1998)


My Research Activities

Optimising exercise training for chronic illness populations, with an emphasis on HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

We have on-going studies analysing the effect of exercise training (e.g. HIIT vs. moderate-intensity continuous training MICT) on health and fitness (e.g. aerobic fitness; body composition; cardiovascular function).

A current focus is applying HIIT in patients with coronary artery disease within cardiac rehab service.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Exercise Physiology (the effect of exercise training on health and fitness in healthy and chronic illness populations)


My Engagement

Listen to my recent ABC Radio National Interview about the benefits of HIIT.


My Teaching

Convenor - HESC1501 (Introduction to Exercise Science); HESC2501 (Exercise Physiology)

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Location

Rm202, Wallace Wurth building

Contact

9385 8331