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Researcher: Williams, AD (Associate Professor Andrew Williams)

Fields of Research

Exercise Physiology
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Preventive Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Human Movement and Sports Science
Public Health and Health Services
Systems Physiology
Health Promotion
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Primary Health Care
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Respiratory Diseases
Haematology
Biomechanics
Health Counselling
Aged Health Care
Nutrition and Dietetics
Computer-Human Interaction
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Higher Education
Algebra and Number Theory
Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Metabolic Medicine
Nephrology and Urology
Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Cell Metabolism
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Medical Physiology
Motor Control
Neurosciences
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Educational Psychology
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides (incl. Medical Proteomics)

Research Objectives

Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Health Related to Ageing
Diabetes
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Preventive Medicine
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Health
Health Education and Promotion
Nutrition
Urogenital System and Disorders
Cancer and Related Disorders
Women's Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Health and Support Services
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Occupational Health
Blood Disorders
Behaviour and Health
Nursing
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Carer Health
Men's Health
Education and Training
Construction
Air Force
Industrial Organisations
Organised Sports
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Substance Abuse

Career Best Publications

Circuit resistance training in chronic heart failure improves skeletal muscle mitochondrial ATP production rate - A randomised controlled trial; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Exercise & Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise training and chronic heart failure; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Moderate-intensity resistance exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure improves strength, endurance, heart rate variability and forearm blood flow; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Reduced exercise tolerance in CHF may be related to factors other than impaired skeletal muscle oxidative capacity; Journal of Cardiac Failure
The effects of whey isolate, creatine and resistance training on muscle fiber characteristics, strength and body composition; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Research Publications

A creatine-protein-carbohydrate supplement enhances responses to resistance training; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Accidental Fall Rates in Community-Dwelling Adults Compared to Cancer Survivors During and Post-Treatment: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis; Oncology Nursing Forum
ACE gene polymorphism is not a predictor of chronic heart failure or aerobic fitness; AGM of the American Heart Association
Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS)
Aging and Recovery: Implications for the Masters Athlete; The Masters Athlete: Understanding the Role of Sport and Exercise in Optimizing Aging
Allies in allied health; exercise professionals, scope of practice and interprofessional opportunities; Allied Health Professionals Symposium
An Exercise in Health Literacy: Fostering the Health Literacy of Clients Attending an Exercise Clinic; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation Conference
Are Seasonal Variations in Vitamin D and Fall Rate Associated with Changes in Balance?; Physiotherapy Conference 2011
Assessment: what does technology add to practice
Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of community based resistance training in an older population; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Changes in balance control during walking with exertion in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a pilot study; TSANZ Tasmanian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Chapter 3: Cardiovascular Health; Exercise and Sports Science Australia’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment
Circuit resistance training in chronic heart failure improves skeletal muscle mitochondrial ATP production rate - A randomised controlled trial; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Circulating adiponectin concentration and body composition are altered in response to high-intensity interval training; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Comparison of Supervised and Home Based Exercise Training Programs in Hemodialysis Patients; American College of Sports Medicine
Creatine supplementation enhances muscle force recovery after eccentrically-induced muscle damage in healthy individuals; Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Cycling efficiency and performance following short-term training using uncoupled cranks; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Defects in mitochondrial ATP synthesis in dystrophin-deficient Mdx skeletal muscles may be caused by Complex I insufficiency; PLoS One
Differential response to exercise in CHF according to ACE genotype; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008 National Conference
Differential response to resistance training in CHF according to ACE genotype; International Journal of Cardiology
Effect of 3 weeks of detraining on the resting metabolic rate and body composition of trained males; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effect of intradialytic versus home-based aerobic exercise training on physical function and vascular parameters in hemodialysis patients: A randomized pilot study; American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Effect of lifestyle modifications on patients with chronic kidney disease; Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology
Effect of meals containing chilli on glucose metabolism and energy expenditure; AIMS/AACB 2006
Effect of pre- versus post-exercise feeding on fat oxidation and glucose regulation in individuals with pre-diabetes; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference
Effect of resistance and flexibility exercise training on vascular function in an elderly population; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Effect of whole-body mild-cold exposure on arterial stiffness and central haemodynamics: a randomised, cross-over trial in healthy men and women; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Effects of exercise physiology consultancy on functional fitness, habitual physical activity and quality of life in patients with chronic and complex diseases; Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science Conference
Effects of exercise training on arterial stiffness in haemodialysis patients; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measure in older adults; The 18th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference
Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measures in older adults; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Effects of resistance exercise training on muscle strength and exercise capacity in chronic heart failure patients: A prospective randomized study; AGM of the American Heart Association
Effects of supervised exercise training and a home based walking program on arterial stiffness, physical function and self-reported health in haemodialysis patients; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008 National Conference
Evaluating the influence of different modes of administration of a pre-exercise screening tool; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Evaluation of the Cardiochek Portable Whole Blood Analyser for Use in the Fitness Industry; Journal of Exercise Physiology - Online
Exaggerated blood pressure response to early stages of exercise stress testing and presence of hypertension; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) position statement on exercise and chronic kidney disease
Exercise & Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise training and chronic heart failure; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Exercise Causing Thrombosis; The Physician and Sportsmedicine: A Peer Reviewed Journal of Medical Aspects of Sports, Exercise and Fitness
Exercise for preventing falls in people with cancer living in the community
Exercise in CKD: Why is it important and how should it be delivered?; American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Exercise in the fight against thrombosis: friend or foe?; Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Exercise limitation in chronic heart failure is caused by structural changes in skeletal muscle not reduced oxidative capacity; AGM of the American Heart Association
Flexibility and resistance training may improve self-reported sleep quality in older people; 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association and the Australasian Sleep Technologists Association
Ghostman: Augmented reality application for telerehabilitation and remote instruction of a novel motor skill; BioMed Research International
Health Benchmarking Project Final Report
Improving the odds of compliance: using a brief telephone call to decrease pre-treatment attrition in cardiac rehabilitation; Universal Journal of Public Health
Intradialytic versus home based exercise training in hemodialysis patients: A randomised controlled trial; BMC Nephrology
Mitochondrial ATP production in dystrophin deficient muscles; Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
Moderate-intensity resistance exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure improves strength, endurance, heart rate variability and forearm blood flow; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Nutrition and Performance
Personal Protective Clothing for Structural Fire-Fighting: Review of the Literature
Physical Function Testing for Scientific Divers: A Pilot Program We Can Live With; AAUS 35th Scientific Symposium
Post-exercise fat metabolism: The effects of intensity, duration and exercise modality; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Conference
Post-exercise fat oxidation: effect of exercise duration, intensity and modality; International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Practical applications of the Sports Medicine Australia pre-exercise screening system (2005) in a fitness centre setting; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Preliminary data on changes in cycling performance and efficiency after six weeks of training with a PowerCrank (TM) independent bicycle crank; Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science Conference
Progressive resistance training might improve vascular function in older women but not in older men; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Reduced exercise tolerance in CHF may be related to factors other than impaired skeletal muscle oxidative capacity; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Reliability of isokinetic strength and aerobic power testing for patients with chronic heart failure; Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Resistance training increases exercise tolerance and skeletal muscle oxidative capacity in chronic heart failure patients; AGM of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science Conference
Resistance versus flexibility training in the elderly. Effect on strength and aerobic fitness; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Response to yoga protocol for treatment of breast cancer related lymphedema; International Journal of Yoga
Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D, Activity and Strength; 9th Asia/Oceania Regional congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Serum [25(OH)D] status, ankle strength and activity show seasonal variation in older adults: relevance for winter falls in higher latitudes; Age and Ageing
Skeletal Muscle in Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes: Maladaptations and Potential Treatments; Muscle Strength: Types, Efficiency and Drug Effects
Skeletal muscle phenotype is associated with exercise tolerance in patients with peripheral arterial disease; Journal of Vascular Surgery
The association between aeasonal variation in vitamin D, postural sway, and falls risk: an observational cohort study; Journal of Aging Research
The effect of aging on skeletal muscle recovery from exercise: possible implications for the aging athlete; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
The effect of ephedra and caffeine on maximal strength and power in resistance trained athletes; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
The effect of high intensity interval training in state-level rowers; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008 National Conference. Science and Nutrition in Exercise and Sport. From Research to Practice
The effect of individualised exercise counselling on rehabilitation following a cardiac event; Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference
The effect of ongoing feedback on physical activity levels following an exercise intervention in older adults: a randomised controlled trial protocol; BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation
The effect of ongoing Feedback ophyscial activity levels following an Exercise intervention: preliminary data; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) – Research to Practice 2016
The effect of Power Cranks on cycling efficiency; Applied Physiology Conference 2006
The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition and plasma glutamine; International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
The effect of whey isolate and resistance training on strength, body composition and plasma glutamine; AGM of the American College of Sports Medicine
The Effect of Whey Isolate, Creatine and Resistance Training on Muscle Fiber Characteristics, Strength and Body Composition; AGM of the American College of Sports Medicine
The Effect of Whey Protein, Carbohydrate and Creatine Supplementation on Muscle Fibre Characteristics, Strength and Body Composition during Resistance Training; AGM of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science
The effect of yoga on women with secondary arm lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment; BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The effects of chronic sodium bicarbonate ingestion and interval training in highly trained rowers; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
The effects of high-intensity interval training in well-trained rowers; International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
The effects of NaHCO3 and NaCl loading on hematocrit and high-intensity cycling performance; Journal of Exercise Physiology
The effects of serial and acute NaHCO3 loading in well-trained cyclists; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
The effects of serial vs acute NaHCO3 loading in highly-trained cyclists; Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference
The effects of the dietary supplements creatine and whey protein on indices of muscle oxidative capacity; Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
The effects of whey isolate, creatine and resistance training on muscle fiber characteristics, strength and body composition; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
The effects of yoga on shoulder and spinal actions for women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema of the arm: A randomised controlled pilot study; BMC complementary and alternative medicine
The long-term benefits of a multi-component exercise intervention to balance and mobility in healthy older adults; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical and Social Studies on Ageing
The Role and Scope of Accredited Exercise Physiologists in the Australian Healthcare System
University school wants oldies for exercise
Use of Commercial Physical Activity Monitors and Remote Feedback on Maintenance of Physical Activity Levels Following an Exercise Intervention
Using Yoga in breast cancer-related lymphoedema; Journal of Lymphoedema
Ventilatory efficiency slope as a predictor of suitability for surgery in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with lung cancer; The Annals of Translational Medicine
Yoga management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema: A randomised controlled pilot-trial; BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Research Projects

Co-Funded PhD Scholarship - Effectiveness of Provision of an Exercise Physiology Service as Part of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Launceston General Hospital (LGH)
Does Balance Vary with Season in Older Tasmanians & What are the influences & Effects?; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Effect of Acute Climatic Changes on Blood Pressure, Blood Vessel Function and Blood Clotting in Type II Diabetes; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Exercise is Medicine: delivering group exercise for chronic disease; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Exercise Physiology in Practice: Development of an Evidence Based Practice Network; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Improving physical activity, pain and function in patients waiting for hip and knee Arthroplasty by combining targeted exercise training with behaviour change counselling.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Manual handling in child care: an investigation of spinal joint laxity, work and lower back disorder in pregnant women; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Optimising Outcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Exercise and Behaviour Change; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Optimising Outcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation - Exercise and Behaviour Change; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Optimising Performance in Talent Identified Athletes; Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS)
Seasonal Variation in Balance in Older Adults; Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF)
Using exercise to improve the health of Tasmanian caregivers; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Personal Protective Clothing (PCC) Trial
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding
The Man Plan

Research Candidate Supervision

Effectiveness of the Provision of an Exercise Physiology Service as Part of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Enhancing Athletic Performance through High-intensity Interval Training and Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation
Haemodynamic Responses to Climate Variations in Healthy Individuals and those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Manual Handling in Child Care Work- An Investigation of Spinal Joint Laxity, Work and Lower Back Disorder in Women
Socially Networked, Sensor-Based Pervasive Health Systems and Exercise Adherence in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
The Effect of Exercise and Physical Activity on Physical Fall Risks
The Effect of Exercise Training on Arterial Stiffness, Physical Function and Self-Reported Health in Haemodialysis Patients
The Effect of Yoga on Women with Secondary Arm Lymphoedema from Breast Cancer Treatment. A Pilot Trial.
The genetic, cardiovascular and metabolic adaptations to a community-based resistance training program