Dr Rosa Spence

    Post-doctoral researcher

    Dr Rosa Spence is a post-doctoral researcher and accredited exercise physiologist with a clinical and research focus on the role of exercise in the management of cancer. Dr Spence is currently the Senior Exercise Physiologist on the ECHO trial (Exercise during Chemotherapy for Ovarian cancer) at Queensland University of Technology, which she thinks allows her the perfect blend of research, teaching, and hands-on exercise prescription. Her experience is primarily with colorectal, breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which has given her an understanding of a wide range of cancer-related barriers to exercise. She was an author on the ESSA national position stand on exercise prescription during and following cancer and the “Exercise is Medicine” Fact Sheets. Dr Spence is passionate about helping cancer survivors to optimise their outcomes through exercise and her favourite part of the job is working one-on-one with cancer survivors and helping them set and meet their exercise goals.