Exercise has been an integral part of my life since I was introduced to the gym at a young age. The exposure sparked within me a strong fascination for how the body moves and adapts, and since beginning my studies as an Exercise Physiologist I haven’t looked back. My experience in weight training and powerlifting has made me particularly driven to utilise exercise to enhance movement quality and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries in both performance and pain management contexts. I truly believe that exercise is a multi-functional tool which can be used to enhance every individual’s life.
Bec graduated a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Clinical Exercise Physiology Major (Honours Class 1) from the University of Queensland in 2019 and was named the Health and Behavioural Science 2019 Valedictorian for her exceptional achievements. Bec has experience as a Research Assistant at the University of Queensland in Exercise Oncology; Diabetes; Cerebrovascular Health and continues to work in this role, as well as an Anatomy Demonstrator and Physiology Tutor. In addition to her academic excellence, Bec enjoys strength training and powerlifting, and completed her first Spartan Beast Race in 2019 coming in 4th for her age category.
Professional Development & Contributions
In Progress ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach (in progress)
2017 ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist (2017)
2016 Level 1 Powerlifting Coach (Powerlifting Australia)
7x Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences UQ: Dean’s Commendation of Academic Excellence (2015-2019)
2x Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences UQ: Recognition of Academic Excellence Award (2017, 2018)
Publications (in review)
Ramos, J. S., Dalleck, L. C., Stennett, R. C., Mielke, G. I., Keating, S., Murray, L., Hasnain, S. Z., Fassett, R., McGuckin, M., Croci, I. & Coombes, J. S. Effect of different volumes of interval training and continuous exercise on Interleukin-22 in adults with metabolic syndrome: A randomised trial