Tina Skinner, PhD
BAppSci(HMS – Ex Sci)(Hons), GCHigherEd, PhD (Qld)
- Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Program Convenor, Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Sciences
Room: 520, level 5, School of Human Movement Studies building (26B)
Phone: (+61) 7 3346 8810
Fax: (+61) 7 3365 6877
Dr Tina Skinner lectures across the Bachelor of Exercise and
Sports Science and Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology courses.
Tina was awarded her doctorate in 2011 at UQ which investigated the
effect of caffeine dose and timing on exercise performance.
Tina's research interest focuses on reducing cancer progression
and improving disease- and treatment-related symptoms of cancer
survivors using exercise and nutrition. She has strong
collaborations with the Cancer Council Queensland and researchers
across Australia and Canada to conduct exercise oncology research
in colorectal and prostate cancer. Additional areas of research
include bone health and falls prevention, and optimising athletic
performance through nutrition, training and/or hormonal regulation.
She is an Associate Editor for Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and
Metabolism and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Caffeine
Tina is currently an advisor for 10 research higher degree
students, each of whom has achieved success in their doctorates,
from prestigious scholarships and publications, to international
conference awards and European travel
Exercise prescription and programming for cancer, metabolic
disease and ageing; exercise science technical skills.
- Exercise and nutrition to reduce cancer progression and
improve disease and treatment-related symptoms in cancer
- Effects of caffeine on cancer-related fatigue, functional
capacity and exercise performance
- Using exercise to improve bone health and reduce falls in
cancer survivors and residents of aged care
- Optimising athletic performance through nutrition,
training and/or hormonal regulation.
Key Research Projects
What exercise intensity is most effective in improving the
health of colorectal cancer survivors? (2013-2014). Jenkins, D.,
Skinner, T., Bolam K., Chambers, S., Owens, J. and Gatford, K.
(Remserv, Qld Govt., $19,000).
Fun 'n fitness: Evaluation of the Churches of Christ in
Queensland Falls Prevention Exercise Program for its Aged Care
Residents. Skinner, T., Peeters, G., Lagasca, C., Glindemann D.,
Cyarto, E., Tett, S., Brown W., Brauer S. (Churches of Christ
The effect of caffeine on endurance cycling performance in
women. (2011-2013). Skinner, T. (NSRSUF, $12,000).
The effect of high-impact exercise on the bone health of
community-dwelling middle-aged and older men: A randomized
controlled trial. (2012-2013). Skinner, T. (ECR Grant,
For more information about Dr Tina Skinner's research
projects, see the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity
and Health website.