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Joe Northey is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra where he teaches exercise physiology and lifespan development units as well as providing expert lectures and content in areas of expertise around physical activity and neurocognitive function. Joe’s research focuses on understanding the role of physical activity in neurocognitive function, particularly investigating exercise dose in the context of the ageing brain and cancer.

Student Projects Available

  • Exercise dose and neurocognition in older adults
  • Mechanisms and dose-response of BDNF to exercise
  • Exercise interventions to mitigate cogntive changes associated with cancer

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The ageing brain: investigating the role of physical activity dose on neurocognitive health

Award Date: 9 Oct 2019

External positions

Visiting Fellow - College of Health & Medicine, Australian National University

1 Aug 2019 → …


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