Associate Professor Tina Skinner

Associate Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
t.skinner@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68810
0414 969 732

Overview

Tina Skinner is an Associate Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Tina's research focuses on reducing cancer progression and improving the disease- and treatment-related symptoms of people living with and beyond cancer through exercise and nutrition. She is a lead investigator of exercise oncology research at UQ, and collaborates with high profile researchers across the world. The quality and significance of her research has resulted in several awards and >$6 million funding from NHMRC, MRFF, the Movember Foundation, Queensland Health and Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Tina has supervised 14 research higher degree (RHD) students to completion, and currently supervises 12 RHD students, each of whom has achieved success in their doctorates, from prestigious scholarships and publications to international conference awards and competitive grants.

Research Interests

  • Exercise oncology
    Exercise and nutrition to reduce cancer progression and improve disease and treatment-related symptoms in people living with and beyond cancer

Research Impacts

Tina has translated and disseminated her findings via >30 presentations to community groups (e.g. Myeloma Australia Patient Information and Support Groups, Men’s Sheds, Cancer Council Queensland). She has received over 50 media requests for comments and articles, including stories for Channel 7, 10 and ABC News, and published articles in The Australian and The New York Times.

Her research has had considerable impact, including: (i) establishing and providing ongoing leadership of the UQ Exercise Clinic for People with Cancer; (ii) evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of YMCA Australia’s Cancer Survivors Program; and, (iii) informing dietetic services for Movember’s TrueNTH initiative. Her work has also resulted in changes to policy and practice, including authoring: (i) Exercise is Medicine Australia's factsheets for people with blood cancer; (ii) Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s position statement on malnutrition and sarcopenia; (iii) Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s position statement on exercise for people with cancer. Collectively, her research has significantly enhanced the exercise and nutrition services, and subsequent quality of life, of over 1,000 men and women living with and beyond cancer.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (HMS), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McCarthy, Alexandra, Skinner, Tina, Fenech, Michael and Keating, Shelley (2016). Prevention of chronic conditions and cancer. Cancer and chronic conditions: addressing the problem of multimorbidity in cancer patients and survivors. (pp. 203-239) edited by Bogda Koczwara. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_7

  • Jenkins, David, Skinner, Tina and Bolam, Kate (2015). Physiological changes affecting nutritional needs of masters athletes. Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes. (pp. 1-16) edited by Peter R. J. Reaburn. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b17541-2

  • Skinner, Tina, Slater, Gary and Pritchard-Peschek, Kellie (2014). Anthropometry. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 59-91) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Skinner, Tina and Caillaud, Corinne (2014). Equipment Calibration and Verification. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 1-11) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Lark, Sally, Brancato, Tania and Skinner, Tina (2014). Flexibility. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 174-199) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier.

  • Skinner, Tina and Bolam, Kate (2014). Functional Measures. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 319-350) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Skinner, Tina, Gray, Adrian and Jenkins, David (2014). High Intensity Exercise. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 258-294) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Skinner, Tina and van Rosendal, Simon (2014). Laboratory Safety, Cleaning and Disinfecting. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. xvi-xxii) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Bishop, David and Skinner, Tina (2014). Lactate Threshold. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 236-257) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Skinner, Tina, Haff, Greg and Newton, Robert (2014). Neuromuscular Strength, Power and Strength Endurance. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 133-173) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

  • Morris, Norm, Cross, Troy, Saberpathy, Surendran, van Rosendal, Simon and Skinner, Tina (2014). Pulmonary Function. ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. (pp. 368-385) edited by Jeff Coombes and Tina Skinner. Chatswood, NSW Australia: Elsevier.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.