Andrew is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist working across Peter Mac and ONTrac at Peter Mac, the adolescent and young adult cancer service. He has over 8 years clinical experience in prescribing targeted exercise programs aimed at improving cancer patients’ outcomes through exercise.
He completed his undergraduate studies at RMIT and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Rehabilitation (Victoria University). As a clinical researcher Andrew has seen success in competitive grant funding with research looking at new and innovative service delivery models in particular within Breast, Colorectal, Haematology and Lung tumour groups and has authored 12 publications. He has demonstrated a commitment to disseminate advanced knowledge in the field of exercise and rehabilitation in oncology through the provision of education, training and professional development
sessions across major oncology treatment centres, scientific conferences (plenary and invited speaker) and workshops.
His current clinical practice is focused in the perioperative setting and looking at optimising patients function as they prepare for major cancer surgery. Other services offered include:
- Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions for patients undergoing cancer treatment
- Provision of clinical exercise prescription, for those with existing chronic and complex medical conditions
- Provision of rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and well-being.