Dr Suzanne Broadbent BEd(Art)(NCAE), TeachCert(DOE), BExSci(Hons)(Griffith), PhD(Griffith). Dr Broadbent has a Bachelor of Education (Newcastle CAE), and worked as a high school teacher before going to Griffith University (Gold Coast) to complete a Bachelor of Exercise Science (1st Class Honours) followed by a PhD in Exercise Science. She is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA. Dr Broadbent was employed as Lecturer in Exercise Prescription and Course Coordinator at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, and then moved to Victoria University, Melbourne where she was the Course Coordinator of the Masters in Exercise Rehabilitation and Senior Lecturer in Chronic Conditions. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Course Coordinator of the Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW. Suzanne’s research interests include exercise immunology, specifically the affects of long term training on immune function and inflammatory markers; cardiac and pulmonary exercise rehabilitation; exercise prescription and interventions for chronic diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune conditions; vibration therapy for musculoskeletal conditions; and functional movement restrictions for obese individuals. She has published articles in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, the Journal of Applied Physiology, the Journal of Fitness Research and BioMed Central and has written material on pulmonary and cardiac evidence-based exercise testing and rehabilitation for the textbook “Clinical Exercise: a case-based approach” (Elsevier). She has also presented research at American College of Sports Medicine, ESSA and Heart Foundation conferences. Dr Broadbent is currently part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant team working with exercise interventions for prostate cancer survivors, and is also working with chronic fatigue syndrome rehabilitation and management.
Effect of post-exercise protein–leucine feeding on neutrophil function, immunomodulatory plasma metabolites and cortisol during a 6-day block of intense cycling (with Andre R. Nelson, Lara Jackson, Jim Clarke, Trent Stellingwerff, and David S. Rowlands), European Journal of Applied Physiology (2013)
Whey protein and leucine ingestion following exercise increases muscle protein synthesis and could influence neutrophil...
Higher intensity iterval training improves aerobic capacity and metabolic profile in men with cardiac disease: a pilot study (with Jacques J. Rousseau, Wilma Tielemans, Aimee Cornish, Barrie Phypers, and Itamar Levinger), Journal of Fitness Research (2013)
Purpose: We examined whether 12 weeks of higher intensity aerobic interval training plus progressive resistance...
The protocol for a randomised controlled trial comparing intermittent and graded exercise to usual care for chronic fatigue syndrome patients (with Rosanne A. Coutts), BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation (2013)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a debilitating disorder with an unknown aetiology but suspected multifactorial...
A protein–leucine supplement increases branched-chain amino acid and nitrogen turnover but not performance (with Andre R. Nelson, Stuart M. Phillips, Trent Stellingwerff, Serge Rezzi, Stephen J. Bruce, Isabelle Breton, Anita Thorimbert, Philippe A. Guy, Jim Clarke, and David Stephen Rowlands), Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2012)
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effect of postexercise protein–leucine coingestion with CHO–lipid...
Efficacy of a referral and physical activity program for survivors of prostate cancer [ENGAGE]: rationale and design for a cluster randomised controlled trial (with Patricia M. Livingston, Jo Salmon, Kerry S. Courneya, Cadeyrn J. Gaskin, Melinda Craike, Mari Botti, and Bridie Kent), BMC Cancer (2011)
Despite evidence that physical activity improves the health and well-being of prostate cancer survivors,...
Case studies in exercise as therapy for respiratory conditions (with Gina Mendoza, Dan van der Westhuizen, and Sarah-Johanna Moss), Clinical exercise: a case-based approach (2011)
Exercise as therapy in cardiovascular disease (with Steve Selig and Itamar Levinger), Clinical exercise: a case-based approach (2011)
Exercise as therapy in respiratory conditions (with Sarah-Johanna Moss and Cilas Wilders), Clinical exercise: a case-based approach (2011)
Endurance-training effects on intracellular calcium andiron in CD4+ lymphocytes in young and old men, 60th ACSM Annual Meeting and 4th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine (2013)
Regular exercise is thought to maintain or improve the adaptive immune (lymphocyte) response but...
Seasonal changes in haematology, intracellular Iron and Transferrin receptors in Ironman triathletes and untrained men, From Research to Practice: 5th biennial scientific conference (ESSA) (2012)
Long-term endurance training effects on CD4 lymphocyte activation in young and old men, ACSM’s 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine (2011)
Leucine-enriched protein-carbohydrate feeding after high-intensity cycling enhances neutrophil oxidative burst, 14th International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference: Muscles as Molecular and Metabolic Machines (2009)