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Our overarching goal is to support a pipeline of curiosity driven research to improve health across the lifespan. Our focus is on reducing the burden of cardiometabolic, neurodegenerative and musculoskeletal diseases to improve overall health and enable healthy aging.

We work with large data sets, develop and evaluate new resources, as well as perform high impact trials and interventions to prevent and manage chronic disease.

Theme Co-Leads

Dr Lauren Blekkenhorst
Dr Marc Sim

ECR Theme Lead

Dr Abadi Gebre

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sarcopenia-guidelines
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published
November 2022
ECU part of international taskforce clarifying prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia
An international task force has sought the expertise of Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers to assist in developing clinical and...
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acl-injury
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published
October 2022
ACL Rehab – is it all in your head?
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury presents short and long-term challenges to the patient and the health system. Read the...
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sarcopenia-resistance
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published
August 2022
Resistance exercise frontline defence against sarcopenia
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass in conjunction with reduced strength and/or physical performance. In July 2019, sarcopenia was...
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Dr Marc Sim
1 MIN READ
published
June 2022
Prestigious Fellowship to help prevent falls in older Australians
An Edith Cowan University researcher has won almost $400,000 in State Government funding to help prevent falls in older Australians....
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veg-stress
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published
June 2022
Fruit and veg may improve mental wellbeing
Stress can be considered a normal part of our daily lives, however prolonged or chronic stress can increase the risk...
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e-scooter-injuries
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published
April 2022
E-scooter injuries
Electric scooters have gone from oddity to essential item for the inner-city commute, and even on Perth City’s quiet, pandemic...
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Dr Simone-Radavelli with Professor Caroline Finch holding media award certificate.
2 MIN READ
published
November 2021
Media stars celebrated at ECU
The extraordinary efforts of researchers to share their expertise has been acknowledged at the 2021 ECU media awards. This year...
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falls-fractures
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published
November 2021
Preventing falls and fractures in older Australians
This sobering quote reflects the daily reality for many older Australians, for whom injuries due to falls may lead to...
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Stethoscope on a table with green vegetables
3 MIN READ
published
August 2021
Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health
New Edith Cowan University research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to...
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Dr Marc Sim and Dr Catherine Bondonno
1 MIN READ
published
June 2021
ECU duo advancing health through nutrition
Two ECU researchers have been awarded Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) Research Foundation Fellowships for their work to reduce the burden...
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Watermelon, bananas, oranges and apples on a table
2 MIN READ
published
June 2021
Growing evidence fruit may lower type 2 diabetes risk
Eating at least two serves of fruit daily has been linked with 36 per cent lower odds of developing type...
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healthy-eating-less-stress
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published
May 2021
Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan...
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Stethoscope with beetroot and leafy green vegetables in the background
2 MIN READ
published
May 2021
One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease
New Edith Cowan University research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can...
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Dumbbells and leafy green vegetables on a table
2 MIN READ
published
March 2021
Leafy green vegetables could boost muscle function
Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to new Edith Cowan University...
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flavonoid-fruits
3 MIN READ
published
October 2020
Flavonoid research
For centuries, alchemists searched for an elusive substance that could extend our lives. In the quest for more days on...
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Dr Nicola Bondonno holding a basket of red apples
2 MIN READ
published
September 2020
Helping WA breed the world’s best apple
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is paving the way to develop Western Australia’s next super healthy apple. Western...
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cruciferous-health
3 MIN READ
published
August 2020
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health
New research has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing...
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