Dr Tom Bailey

Research Fellow

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affliate Lecturer

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Tom is a Research Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and an affiliate Lecturer in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. He leads the Physiology and Ultrasound Lab for Science and Exercise (PULSE) at UQ. As an integrative physiologist, his research focuses on understanding changes in cardiovascular control across the spectrum of healthy ageing and chronic disease. He also aims to understand the potential benefits of exercise training on cerebrovascular and cardiovascular health in women, and adults with chronic disease. This includes current exercise trials in post-menopausal women, and adults with mild cognitive impairment, hypertension, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancers survivors. To do this, Dr Bailey implements a variety of novel ultrasound imaging techniques for the assessment of vascular function, including at the brain, conduit and micro-vessels. Tom is the Principal Advisor to six UQ PhD students, and has been awarded ~$2.5m in research funding.

Research Interests

  • cardiovascular disease
  • cardiovascular physiology
  • Benefits of exercise for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  • healthy ageing

Qualifications

  • Doctor in Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology, Liverpool John Mores University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Investgating the effects of exercise on health related quality of life in women following treatment for gynaecological cancer.

    PhD opportunity in Psycho-Oncology and Physical Activity

    The successful applicant will explore subjective quality of life and components of objectively measured physical activity of the MRFF-funded project Enhancing treatment outcomes after gynaecological cancer: Using exercise to promote health after cancer therapy (the ACUMEN trial). A synopsis of the project follows. Exercise is a potent aid to recovery after reproductive cancer treatment. Exercise has been effectively used in breast and other common cancers to reduce women’s risk of developing treatment-related chronic conditions. However, there is little education and support to help women treated for reproductive cancers to safely and sustainably integrate exercise into their daily routine following treatment. This disparity has created an unmet need. Approximately 20,000 Australian women treated for reproductive cancer have developed, or are at risk of developing, detrimental treatment outcomes.

    The ACUMEN trial addresses this critical unmet health need. ACUMEN has two components. 1. Study 1 is a randomised control trial of a targeted exercise and behavioural change intervention for women previously treated for reproductive cancers. Outcome measures include quality of life, exercise self-efficacy and several physiological measures (e.g VO2peak, blood markers of chronic disease risk). 2. Study 2 is a complementary mixed-method exploration of how best to facilitate the implementation of exercise into clinical practice after cancer treatment. Outcomes include quantitative and qualitative indications of intervention acceptability, appropriateness, feasibility, clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The Role The successful applicants will collect quality of life and physical activity data and examine outcomes commensurate with their disciplinary knowledge and skills. PhD advisors will be drawn from team members with the disciplinary expertise aligned to the candidate’s needs.

    They include: 1. Professor Alexandra McCarthy (https://nmsw.uq.edu.au/profile/2938/sandie-mccarthy) 2. Associate Professor Asad Khan (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1742) 3. Dr Tom Bailey (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/19574) 4. Dr Sjaan Gomersall (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/7683)

    These PhD opportunities would suit people with a background in one of the following: PE teachers, physios, psychology, occupational therapy, sport and exercise physiology including AEP, epidemiology, or public health. Scholarship funding: The proposed supervisors will work with the applicant to submit an application for an RTP scholarship. Students will be awarded either an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or a UQ-funded scholarship via a competitive process. Both of these provide a living allowance and a tuition fee offset. For international applicants who will study in Australia on a student visa, the scholarship also includes an allowance for single overseas student health cover. These scholarships are usually awarded through the Graduate School's Scholarship Rounds.

    Applications open 30 august 2021 and close on the 27th September 2021. If successful, the applicant would be expected to start in RQ1 in 2022.

    For more information or an informal chat please contact tom.bailey@uq.edu.au in the first instance

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Publications

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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.

  • Investgating the effects of exercise on health related quality of life in women following treatment for gynaecological cancer.

    PhD opportunity in Psycho-Oncology and Physical Activity

    The successful applicant will explore subjective quality of life and components of objectively measured physical activity of the MRFF-funded project Enhancing treatment outcomes after gynaecological cancer: Using exercise to promote health after cancer therapy (the ACUMEN trial). A synopsis of the project follows. Exercise is a potent aid to recovery after reproductive cancer treatment. Exercise has been effectively used in breast and other common cancers to reduce women’s risk of developing treatment-related chronic conditions. However, there is little education and support to help women treated for reproductive cancers to safely and sustainably integrate exercise into their daily routine following treatment. This disparity has created an unmet need. Approximately 20,000 Australian women treated for reproductive cancer have developed, or are at risk of developing, detrimental treatment outcomes.

    The ACUMEN trial addresses this critical unmet health need. ACUMEN has two components. 1. Study 1 is a randomised control trial of a targeted exercise and behavioural change intervention for women previously treated for reproductive cancers. Outcome measures include quality of life, exercise self-efficacy and several physiological measures (e.g VO2peak, blood markers of chronic disease risk). 2. Study 2 is a complementary mixed-method exploration of how best to facilitate the implementation of exercise into clinical practice after cancer treatment. Outcomes include quantitative and qualitative indications of intervention acceptability, appropriateness, feasibility, clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The Role The successful applicants will collect quality of life and physical activity data and examine outcomes commensurate with their disciplinary knowledge and skills. PhD advisors will be drawn from team members with the disciplinary expertise aligned to the candidate’s needs.

    They include: 1. Professor Alexandra McCarthy (https://nmsw.uq.edu.au/profile/2938/sandie-mccarthy) 2. Associate Professor Asad Khan (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1742) 3. Dr Tom Bailey (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/19574) 4. Dr Sjaan Gomersall (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/7683)

    These PhD opportunities would suit people with a background in one of the following: PE teachers, physios, psychology, occupational therapy, sport and exercise physiology including AEP, epidemiology, or public health. Scholarship funding: The proposed supervisors will work with the applicant to submit an application for an RTP scholarship. Students will be awarded either an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or a UQ-funded scholarship via a competitive process. Both of these provide a living allowance and a tuition fee offset. For international applicants who will study in Australia on a student visa, the scholarship also includes an allowance for single overseas student health cover. These scholarships are usually awarded through the Graduate School's Scholarship Rounds.

    Applications open 30 august 2021 and close on the 27th September 2021. If successful, the applicant would be expected to start in RQ1 in 2022.

    For more information or an informal chat please contact tom.bailey@uq.edu.au in the first instance