Dr Denise Brookes

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    Research Project Officer

    PhD, MAppSc, BAppSc, AES, ESSAM, FHEA.

    Denise’s expertise in clinical research focuses on post-acute musculo-skeletal impairments, fundamental movement skills and clinically translated exercise therapy in individuals with chronic disease, across the age continuum. Acutely aware of the escalating health issues resulting from poor physical literacy, being able to develop valid, reliable and feasible patient lead activity programs, is a key driving force in her diverse work ethic. More simply: giving individuals the opportunity to find and visualise their inner athlete, and movement potential. Denise has extensive clinical and teaching skills from an initial career in the Corporate Health and Fitness and subsequent work in Malaysia, England and with the AASFP in Hong Kong. Denise’s involves the use of diagnostic modalities DXA and pQCT, whole body vibration therapy and functional PA assessment tools. Combined with a unique and eclectic toolkit of exercise prescription expertise, she has been highly successful to ‘action’ positive behavioural and physical change in many individuals and groups. She has presented her work at several international and national conferences; is on Faculty for the ANZBMS and an APEG, Paediatric Bone Working Group member. Denise has co-authored over 30 peer review articles and abstracts; her first lead article has been cited over 160 times.