Dr Angela Spence is an integrative exercise and cardiovascular physiologist, lecturing across multiple exercise science units and supervising research students within the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University, Perth.
Following completion of her PhD in the area of cardiac and vascular adaptive responses to exercise training, she completed a Postdoctoral appointment at UWA studying the impact of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cognitive function (The PREVENTIA Study). She has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University since 2014.
Dr Spence has a particular interest in utilising novel imaging technologies such as MRI, echocardiography and ultrasonography to evaluate physiological responses at rest, during and in response to exercise. She is passionate about the physiology of different exercise types and the unique functioning of the cardiovascular system. The role that exercise plays in the prevention and management of chronic disease, overall improvements in health and quality of life as well as performance enhancement is central to her research interests. She works with diverse population groups across the lifespan and has a special interest in health and physiological outcomes in women.