Dr Brad Wall
PhD AEP ESSAM

Lecturer Exercise Science

Teaching area

EXS208 Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment

EXS318 Exercise Programming and Prescription

EXS390 Exercise Science Practicum

Research areas

My research interests are primarily focused on Exercise and Chronic Diseases, in particular Exercise and Prostate Cancer.

In addition to this my research interests also include hydration and thermoregulatory responses to exercise in the heat

Current projects

Feasibility and safety of maximal exercise testing in men receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Cardiovascular Capacity, Vascular function, abdominal obesity and physical function during acute and chronic androgen suppression: a cross sectional investigation

A 6 month randomized controlled trial of exercise in prostate cancer patients receiving ADT treatment: effects on cardiorespiratory capacity, physical function, vascular function and resting metabolism.

Awards and grants

Watson, G., Wall, B. & Laursen P. ECU Faculty of Computing Health and Science. Small Grants Scheme 2006. The effects of controlled levels of body water during cycling in the heat. Value $3,300

Publications

Wall, B.A., Galvão, D.A, Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D.R., Spry, N., Joseph,D., Hebert, J.J., Newton, R.U. (2017). Exercise Improves V̇O2max and Body Composition in ADT-treated Prostate Cancer Patients. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. in press 16th March

Taffe, D.R., Newton, R.U., Spry, N., Joseph,D.,Spry, N., Joseph,D.,Chambers, S.K., Gardiner, R.A., Wall, B.A., Cormie, P., Bolam, K.A., Galavo, D.A. (2017). Effects of different exercise modalities on fatigue in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a year-long randomised controlled trial. European Urology. in press doi:  10.1016/j.eururo.2017.02.019

Wall, B.A. (2016). Androgen deprivation therapy and cardiovascular disease risk – the role of exercise in prostate cancer treatment. Frontiers in Oncology. 6(200). doi: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00200

Wall, B.A, Losco, B., Peiffer. J.J, Herbert, J, (2016). The effect of thoracic manual therapy on pulmonary function in healthy adults. Scientific Reports. 6 (33244). doi: 10.1038/srep33244

Wall, B.A., Galvão, D.A, Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D.R., Spry, N., Joseph,D., Newton, R.U. (2015) Reduced Cardiovascular Capacity and Resting Metabolic Rate in Men with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Androgen Deprivation: A Comprehensive Cross-Sectional Investigation. Advances in Urology. Vol 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/976235

Wall, B.A., Watson, G., Peiffer, J.J., Abbiss, C.R., Siegel, R. Laursen, P.B. (2015) Current hydration guidelines are erroneous: dehydration does not impair exercise performance in the heat. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 49(16) 1077-1083.  doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092417

Wall, B.A., Galvão, D.A, Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D.R., Spry, N., Joseph,D., Newton, R.U. (2014) Maximal exercise testing of men with prostate cancer being treated with ADT. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(12) 2210-2215 doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000353

Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C.R., Watson, G., Wall, B.A., Suzuki, K., Laursen, P.B. (2010) Recovery following an Ironman Triathlon; A case study. Euro J Sports Science, 10 (3) 159-165

Newton, R.U., Taaffe, D.R.,  Spry, N., Gardiner,R.A., Levin, G.,  Wall,B.A.,  Joseph,D., Chambers, S.K., Galvão, D.A (2009). A Phase III clinical trial of exercise modalities on treatment side-effects in men receiving therapy for prostate cancer. BMC Cancer. 9. 210.  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-210

Laursen, P.B., Watson, G., Abbiss, C.A., Wall, B.A. & Nosaka, K. (2009) Hyperthermic fatigue preceeds a rapid reduction in serum sodium in an ironman triathlete: A case report. Int J Sports Phys and Perf, 4, 533- 537

Abbiss, C.A., Peiffer, JJ., Wall, B.A. Martin, D.T & Laursen, P.B. (2009) The influence of starting strategy on prolonged time trial performance during exercise in the heat. Int J Sports Med 30(3) 188-93

Peiffer, J.J., Abbiss, C.A., Wall., B.A., Watson, G., Nosaka, K. & Laursen P.B. (2008) Effect of a 5 minute cold water immersion recovery on exercise performance in the heat. Br J Sports Med

 

Conference Presentations

Wall, B.A., Galvão, D.A, Fatehee, N., Taaffe, D.R., Spry, N., Joseph,D., Newton, R.U. (2014) Maximal exercise testing of men with prostate cancer being treated with ADT. 15th Asia Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Taaffe, D.R.,Galvão, D.A,Spry, N., Cormie, P.,Joseph,D., Wall, B.A., Bolam, K.A., Newton, R.U. (2014). Reduction of fatigue in men on ADT for prostate cancer: effect of varying exercise modes. 15th Asia Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Wall, B.A, Galvao, D.A., Taaffe, D.R. & Newton, R.U. (2014). Exercise as medicine: Reducing treatment toxicities in prostate cancer patients. 6th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia

Taaffe, D.R., Galvão D.A., Bolam K., Spry N., Joseph D., Cormie P., Wall, B.A., Newton, R.U.(2011). Alterations in body composition, lower body strength and physical function in men on ADT for prostate cancer: effect of varying exercise regimens. 12th Australasian Prostate Cancer Conference. Melbourne, Australia

Wall, B.A, Newton, R.U., Taaffe, D.R., Fatehee, N., Spry, N. & Galvao, D.A. (2010). Blood pressure responses to an exercise stress test in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference, Gold Coast, Australia

Galvão, D.A., Taaffe, D.R., Spry, N., Joseph, D., Wall, B.A., Levin, G., Newton, R.U. (2009) A combined resistance and aerobic exercise program reverses muscle loss in men undergoing androgen suppression therapy for localised prostate cancer; a randomised control trial. ECU Industry Engagement Event, Perth, Australia

Watson, G., Laursen, P.B., Nosaka, K., Abbiss, C.A. & Wall, B.A. (2007). Hyperthermic fatigue precedes a rapid reduction of serum sodium and cramping in an ironman triathlete. EuropeanCollegeof Sports Science Conference. Jyvaskyla, Finland