Dr Sarah Valkenborghs
Sarah is a clinical exercise physiology researcher from the University of Newcastle in Australia, where she has recently gained her PhD in human physiology. 5 months post-PhD, she has published 7 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 1 textbook chapter and acquired almost $100,000 in competitive grant funding. Her main research interests are the use of exercise in the treatment of chronic diseases such as stroke, asthma, cancer and Type 1 diabetes. She also employs multi-modal MRI techniques to investigate exercise-induced changes in brain structure and function.