Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Hayes is an Exercise Physiologist and Senior Research Fellow within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology. Dr Hayes’s program of research focuses entirely on ‘cancer survivorship’ and draws on experiences and postgraduate training in exercise science and post-doctoral training in public health and epidemiology. A growing international evidence base, to which Dr Hayes has provided considerable leadership, demonstrates physical activity as a promising adjuvant treatment in cancer that may influence quality and quantity of survival. However, physical activity guidelines currently endorsed by cancer organisations have been insufficient at changing cancer care. Dr Hayes remains committed to improving cancer care and thus the lives of those treated with cancer. In accomplishing this goal, her on-going research focuses on improving cancer survivorship through physical activity by integrating evidence derived from epidemiological, efficacy and effectiveness and dissemination research into cancer care. More specifically, her research is focused on improving understanding of associations with exercise and physical activity and survivorship outcomes; demonstrating efficacy of interventions in diverse and under-represented cancer survivor cohorts; and the dissemination and implementation of knowledge into clinical and community settings.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2001 
    QUT, PhD
  • 1996 
    QUT, BApSci (HMS) Honours