Professor Robert Newton, PhD, AEP, CSCS*D, FESSA, FNSCA is a Vice Chancellor's Professorial Research Fellow and Professor of Exercise Medicine in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include: reducing decline in strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients; cancer related fatigue and the influence of exercise; exercise medicine and tumour biology.
Professor Newton has published over 800 papers including 400 refereed scientific journal papers, two books, 16 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 76 with his work being cited 19,500 times. As of 2020 his research had attracted over $38Million in competitive research funding. In 2018 he was awarded the Cancer Council of Western Australian Career Achievement Award and in 2019 was name the Western Australia Premiers Scientist of the Year.
Foundation Professor in Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University
Head of School, School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Director, The Vario Health Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Associate Dean, Research and Higher Degrees, Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Associate Professor and Director - Biomechanics Laboratory, Ball State University, Indiana, USA
Senior Lecturer, School of Exercise Science and Sports Science, Southern Cross University, Australia
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Sports Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Southern Cross University, Lismore, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Master of Human Movement Studies
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Bachelor of Human Movement Studies with Honours
Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)
2018 Cancer Council Western Australia Research Career Achievement Award. 2019 Western Australia Premiers Scientist of the Year.