Dr Nicolas Hart is a Senior Research Fellow of the Cancer Council of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University, and research member of ACRISP (an International Olympic Committee Centre of Research Excellence). His research
focuses on exercise for advanced cancer patients with bone metastases; and musculoskeletal health of cancer patients and survivors. He also conducts research and consults to elite sports teams to screen, prevent and remediate stress fractures in athletes. He is a co founder of the WABRC, and the research lead for the collaboration.
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Dr Paola Chivers is a Senior Lecturer and Biostatistician at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her research focus centres on Developmental Coordination Disorder and the subsequent reduction in health outcomes for these individuals and co-ordinates the bone health aspects of a longitudinal intervention study (AMPItUp). Dr Chivers also provides biostatistician consultancy and conducts research methods and statistical workshops. She is a co-founder of the WABRC, and the academic/operations lead for the collaboration.
Clinical Professor Aris Siafarikas is a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Perth Children’s Hospital and holds adjunct positions with University of Western Australia, The University of Notre Dame Australia and Edith Cowan University. He is also a honorary research fellow of the Telethon Kids Institute. Professor Siafarikas is a clinician researcher situated at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Perth Children’s Hospital, specialising in bone metabolism. He is a co-founder of the WABRC, and the clinical lead for the collaboration.
Dr Timo Rantalainen is a senior researcher at University of Jyväskylä with expertise in neuromuscular and skeletal systems, specifically skeletal adaptation to mechanical loading and neural control of muscles. Dr Rantalainen’s research interests include the effect of loading on bone geometry, neuromuscular function of muscle, muscle and bone adaptations with age, and the measurement of bone geometry using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT). He is a co-founder of the WABRC, and the international lead for the collaboration