Professor Robert Newton, PhD, DSc, AEP, CSCS*D, FACSM, FESSA, FNSCA is Professor of Exercise Medicine in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute that he established (2004) at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Current major clinical and research directions include: exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative cancer therapy to reduce side-effects and enhance effectiveness of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; the influence of targeted exercise medicine on tumour biology and exercise medicine for reducing decline in quality of life, strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients.
Professor Newton is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Sports Medicine and Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. In 2018 he received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA. In 2019, Professor Newton was named the Western Australian Scientist of the Year. In 2021, The University of Queensland awarded Professor Newton a Higher Doctorate (DSc) for his research into exercise oncology.
Professor Newton has published over 980 scientific papers including 502 refereed scientific journal articles, 450 conference abstracts and papers, three books, 17 book chapters and has a current Scopus h-Index of 88 with his work being cited over 26,500 times.