RESEARCH & PhD

So I kind of ended up here because as an exercise physiologist I wanted to prescribe yoga (like, the modern day studio-based kind of yoga where they play Drake...) to my patients, but finding any solid research on yoga is hard.

Anything I found was of yoga that sounded VERY different from my experience with yoga, or it was insanely vague that I had no idea what about it was effective... I wanted to know about modern postural yoga, the kind that makes you sweat profusely, that teaches Eastern lessons in modern ways and is informed by science (I caught my yoga teacher teaching people about DIMS and SIMS the other day!). But nada. So here we are...

THESIS: MODERN YOGA FOR MENTAL DISORDERS

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW & META ANALYSIS

Effects of physically active yoga on depressive symptoms.

British Journal of Sports Medicine; view here

SCOPING REVIEW

Is yoga included or excluded in systematic reviews investigating exercise for health-related outcomes?

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Thematic analysis of 'yoga' to investigate what modern 'yoga' refers to in peer-reviewed literature published in the last decade.

EXERCISE & MINDFULNESS TRIAL

See more details or register your interest here

PUBLICATIONS

Effects of Yoga on Depressive Symptoms in people with a Mental Disorder: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis, British Journal of Sports Medicine

2020

Relationships Between Adiposity and Postural Control in Girls During Balance Tasks of Varying Difficulty, Obesity Research & Clinical Practice

2019

Oral Presentation: The Effects of Yoga on Depressive Symptoms in People with Mental Illness, Society for Mental Health Research

2018

MEDIA

How to Know When You're Well Enough to Be Back At Work? The Sydney Morning Herald

2019

Exercise for Older Adults, 5EBI Uniting Care Radio Segment

2019

Exercise & Mental Illness, Therapy Update

2018

An Evidence-Based Guide to Creating Personalised Exercise Programs for Your Clients, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified

2018

Exercise & Mental Health, Medibank

2018

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‘Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement" 

Aldous Huxley