Researcher

Dr Mandy Hagstrom

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Biography

I am an accredited exercise scientist whose work focuses broadly on the effects of resistance training.  I have two streams of research, clinically I focus on the use of exercise following cancer and its treatments.  Secondly I focus on maximising the effect of resistance training in healthy populations with a specific interest in sex-differences and female physiology.  I am also currently working on exercise microbiome research.  My research...view more

I am an accredited exercise scientist whose work focuses broadly on the effects of resistance training.  I have two streams of research, clinically I focus on the use of exercise following cancer and its treatments.  Secondly I focus on maximising the effect of resistance training in healthy populations with a specific interest in sex-differences and female physiology.  I am also currently working on exercise microbiome research.  My research has been widely publiscised including being featured on the number one international sport brand 'Nike's website.   In addition to research, I am very passionate about teaching and education in the exercise science field.  I have studied at 4 and taught at 5 different Universities, giving me a breadth of knowledge with different teaching and learning styles.  


My Grants

Hackett D, O’Connor H, Slater G, Mavros Y, Clarke J, Keogh J, McClellan C,  Hagstrom AD.  Physique traits, muscle performance, and healthy status of natural body builders and powerlifters.  Bond University CRN AESS grant scheme (2015), $28,728. 


My Qualifications

PhD (Exercise Physiology), University of Western Sydney

 MSc (Exercise Rehabilitation), University of Auckland

 PgDipSci (Exercise Rehabilitation), University of Auckland

 BSc (Sports Science, University of Auckland 

 

 

 


My Research Activities

Hackett DA, Wilson GC, Mitchell L, Haghighi MM, Clarke JL, Mavros Y, O’Connor H, Hagstrom AD, Slater GJ, Keogh J, McLellan C. Effect of Training Phase on Physical and Physiological Parameters of Male Powerlifters. Sports. 2020 Aug;8(8):106.

Hagstrom AD*, Marshall PW, Halaki M, Hackett DA. The Effect of Resistance Training in Women on Dynamic Strength and Muscular Hypertrophy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine. 2020 Jun;50(6):1075-93.

Hagstrom AD, Shorter KA, Marshall PW. Changes in unilateral upper limb muscular strength and EMG activity following a 16 week strength training intervention survivors of breast cancer. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning

Research. 2019 33;1; 225-233 

 

Metcalf E, Hagstrom AD, Marshall PW.  Trained females exhibit less fatigability than trained males after a heavy knee extensor resistance exercise session.  European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2019.  119;1;181-190.

 

Hagstrom AD & Shorter KA.  Creatine kinase, neuromuscular fatigue and the contact codes of football:  A Systematic review and meta-analysis of pre and post-match differences.  European Journal of Sports Science.  2018. 18(9), 1234-1244.    

 

Hagstrom AD & Denham J. microRNAs in High and Low Responders to Resistance Training in Breast Cancer Survivors.  International journal of sports medicine.  2018: 39; 1-7

 

Denham J, Gray A, Scott-Hamilton J, Hagstrom AD. Sprint interval training decreases circulating MicroRNAs important for muscle development. International journal of sports medicine. 2018 Jan;39(01):67-72.

 

Hagstrom AD, Denham J. The Effect of Resistance Training on Telomere Length in Women Recovering from Breast Cancer. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2018 Jan 26;3(1):9.

 

Denham J, Gray AJ, ScottHamilton J, Hagstrom AD, Murphy AJ. Small noncoding RNA s are altered by shortterm sprint interval training in men. Physiological reports. 2018 Apr;6(7):e13653.

 

Ezzy A, Hagstrom AD, Shorter K, Gray AJ. Anthropometric, Strength, Climbing and Training Characteristics that Predict Outdoor Rock Climbing Performance.  The Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning 2018; 26(4). 

 

Denham J, Scott-Hamilton J, Hagstrom AD, Gray AJ. Cycling Power Outputs Predict Functional Threshold Power And Maximum Oxygen Uptake. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2017 Sep.

 

Hackett D, Hagstrom AD. Effect of Overnight Fasted Exercise on Weight Loss and Body Composition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2017 Nov 25;2(4):43.

 

Hagstrom AD, Marshall PW, Lonsdale C, Papalia S, Cheema BS, Toben C, Baune BT, Singh MA, Green S. The effect of resistance training on markers of immune function and inflammation in previously sedentary women recovering from breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2016 Feb 1;155(3):471-82.

 

Hagstrom AD, Marshall PW, Lonsdale C, Cheema BS, Fiatarone Singh MA, Green S. Resistance training improves fatigue and quality of life in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial. European journal of cancer care. 2016 Sep;25(5):784-94.

Marshall PW,McKee AD, Murphy BA. Impaired trunk and ankle stability in subjects with functional ankle instability. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2009 Aug;41(8):1549-57.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Exercise physiology with a special interest in all areas of Resistance training.  Exercise oncology.  Exercise and microbiome.  


Currently supervising

Honours, Masters and PhD students. Open to supervision.  


My Engagement

Selected recent media engagement

https://www.nike.com/au/a/how-consistency-can-change-your-game

https://www.marthastewart.com/8043024/benefits-of-resistance-training-for-women

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/frequency-of-workout-not-type-has-most-impact-on-women-s-strength-20191216-p53ke7.html 

https://www.2nm.com.au/podcast-player/show/7789127-dr-mandy-hagstrom-resistance-training/2nm-breakfast      

My teams research has also featured on yahoo.com, msn.com, womenshealth.com, 7news.com, dailymail.co.uk, and many other wide reaching international news sources (print, electronic, and radio).  


My Teaching

HESC3501

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