School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Deborah Pascoe

Phone: (03) 53279688
Email: d.pascoe@federation.edu.au
Room: P928 (Mt Helen)

Position:

  • Deputy Dean - Exercise and Sport Science
  • Senior Lecturer - School of Health and Life Sciences
  • Coordinator - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Qualifications

  • PhD, Federation University Australia
  • MA, Athletic Training, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Grad Dip Ex Rehab, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences / Footscray Institute of Technology
  • BAppSc (Physical Education) Phillip Institute of Technology

Main teaching areas

  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical and workplace learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Sports Injury Prevention

Research interests

  • Curriculum development
  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise prescription for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
  • Sports Injuries
  • Clinical and workplace learning
  • Continuing education in accredited exercise physiology

Supervised projects

  • The relationship between leg power and physical performance in older adults
  • Validity and reliability of a new six second cycle test to predict lower limb muscle power in persons aged 55-80 years
  • A comparison of two high intensity interval training protocols on cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Professional practice experiences of Exercise and Sport Science students and the impact on career choice
  • The role and scope of practice of the community Australian Rules Football sports trainer.
  • General practitioners’ and allied health practitioners’ attitudes towards, and knowledge, of the exercise physiology profession
  • Evaluation of the psychosocial and physical effects of a Community Health Centre Falls Prevention
  • Program
  • The effect of ultra-marathon running on telomere length
  • Fitness for wellbeing for men with advanced prostate cancer receiving ADT (androgen deprivation therapy)
  • Evaluation of the psychosocial and physical effects of a Community Health Centre Falls Prevention Program
  • Scope of Practice of hospital-based Exercise Physiologists in Victoria
  • The relationship between strength, power and the risk of falling in the elderly
  • The Impact of Home Exercise on Physical Activity Levels and Fitness in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
  • The Effects of Ankle Range of Motion as a predictor for Lower Limb Injuries in Australian Rules Community level football

Professional associations

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSAM)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES)

Grants and awards

Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation (2012)

Best Scientific Paper: Exercise Physiology. 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update (2012)

Best Paper: Australia & New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference Melbourne October (2008)

Nominated in the UniJobs 2008 "Top 10" Lecturer of the Year for the University of Ballarat 2009 National Finalist – UniJobs.com.au

Nomination and Invitation: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2011 CLIPP)

Nomination and Invitation: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2009 IPOL)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Team Excellence (2003)

Vice- Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service - Excellence in Teaching (2000)

Grants

Wallen, M. Grace, F. Pascoe, D & Ramos, J. (2017). The acute effects of low-volume and high-volume high intensity interval training on arterial stiffness in adults. Faculty of Health Emerging Career Researchers Seed Funding Grants 2018 Federation University Australia ($4,500).

Pascoe, D.A. & Charity, M. (2015). Online Clinical Exercise Physiology Clinical Assessment Tool (CEPCAT). 2015 Faculty Research Grant ($2,500). Faculty of Health. Federation University Australia.

Jones, D. & Pascoe, D.A. (2012). GPS Analysis of Physiological Demands in Elite Male Ultimate Frisbee Players during Training and Competition. Australian Flying Disc Association Grants Program ($5000).

Pascoe, D.A., Conway, L. & Mesagno, C. (2011) "Make a Move" Falls prevention program. Ballan District Health Care. ($3,104.34)

Selig SE, Groeller H, Otago L, Pascoe D, Raymond J, Torode M. Curriculum renewal in exercise science. Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008-2010. ($236,542).

Finch C, Lord S, Close J, Pascoe D, Sturnieks D, Tiedemann A, Twomey D. Development of a workforce education program for exercise practitioners in falls prevention and exercise prescription for older people. 2007-2008. Falls Prevention and Injury Prevention Community Grants Program, Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. ($194,289)

Selig, S. Raymond, J. Groeller, H. Pascoe, D.A. Coombes, J. Leicht, A. LeRossignol, P. Otago, E.L. Spinks, W. Torode, M. & Smyth, A. (2007) Clinical Exercise Science and Practice: a Collaborate University-Industry Approach. Funded by Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Carrick Discipline Based Initiatives Scheme. ($101,090)

Saunders, N.A. & Pascoe, D.A. (2006) Able & Stable: Falls Prevention Program. Funded by Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership: Foothold on Safety. ($7,600)

Bilney, B., Dodd, K., Pascoe, D.A. & O'Brien, M. Evaluation of a randomized trial of community-based progressive strength training for people with Parkinson's disease. Conducted and funded by a collaboration between Ballarat Health Services / St John of God Healthcare / Ballarat Community Health Centre / Ballarat University / La Trobe University ($24,417.40)

Otago, E.L., Van Hamond, M. & Pascoe, D.A. (2005) Analysis and Evaluation of Defensive Tactics Training. Victoria Police ($17,000)

Saunders, N.A. & Pascoe, D.A. (2005) Able & Stable: Falls Prevention Program. Funded by Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership: Foothold on Safety. ($17,000)

Pascoe, D.A. & Saunders, N.A. (2004) Able & Stable: Falls Prevention Program. Funded by Central Highlands PCP: Foothold on Safety. ($19,500)

Publications/reports

Journal articles

Hall, M., Pascoe, D., & Charity, M. (in press). Career direction or re-direction – The impact of work-integrated learning on exercise & sports science students. Paper presented at the 20th World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education (WACE) Work Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Hall, M., Pascoe, D., & Charity, M. (2017). The impact of work-integrated learning experiences on attaining graduate attributes for exercise and sport science students. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 18(2), 101-113.

Woodroffe, S. & Pascoe, D.A. Engaging in an exercise program (2016). Special Issue: 17th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference 2016, Australia, 31 August–3 September 2016. BJU International © 2016 BJU International | 118, Supplement 1, 37-42

Pascoe, D. A., Sturnieks, D., Close, J. C. T., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Twomey, D., & Finch, G. E. (2013). Knowledge outcomes and retention of a university-based falls prevention education program (UniFPEP). Focus on Health Professional Education, 15(2):55-66.

Denham, J., Nelson, C., Nankervis, S.A., Debiec, R., Harvey, J.T., Pascoe, D.A., Marques, F.C., O'Brien, B.J., Codd, V., Zukowska-Szczechowska, E., Tomaszewski, M., & Charchar, F.J. Telomere Attrition is attenuated in Ultra-marathon Runners. Poster presentation at the 24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension Conference, Sydney, September, 2012. *Published as conference proceeding in Journal of Hypertension, 31 (121), e37.

Denham, J., Nankervis, S.A., Debiec, R., Harvey, J.T., Pascoe, D.A., Marques, F.C., O'Brien, B.J., Zukowska-Szczechowska, E., Tomaszewski, M.,& Charchar, F.J. (2012) 121 Telomere Attrition Is Attenuated in Ultra-Marathon Runners. Journal of Hypertension 30: e37.

Selig, S, Coombes, J.S, Otago, L, Pascoe, D, Raymond, J, Torode, M, and Groeller, H. (2011) The development of an accreditation scheme for Accredited Exercise Physiologists in Australia. Focus on Health Professional Education. 13(2):89-102.

Sturnieks, D., Finch, C., Close, J. Tiedemann, A., Lord, S. & Pascoe, D. (2010). Exercise for falls prevention in older people: Assessing the knowledge of exercise science students. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport; 13(1):59-64.

Selig, S., Coombes, J. S., Otago, L., Pascoe, D., Raymond, J., Torode, M., & Groeller, H. (2009). Curriculum renewal in exercise science. In 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport-be active'09. Sports Medicine Australia. 12(6):166-167.

Reports

S E Selig, M E Torode, L Otago, D Pascoe, M Charity, J Raymond, H Groeller. Curriculum Renewal in Exercise Science. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Priority Grants Scheme, Final Report, June 2011.

Selig, S.E., Torode, M.E., Raymond, J., Pascoe, D.A. Otago, L., Groeller, H., LeRossignol, P., McDonald, M., Spinks, W., Leicht , A.& Coombes, J. Meeting the challenges of clinical exercise science and practice: a collaborative university-industry approach. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Discipline Based Initiative, August 2008. ISBN 978-0-646-49533-0.

Harvey, J., Payne, W., Otago, E., Pascoe, D. Defence physical employment standards project, infantry and airfield defence guards, report 7: Retrospective surveys of injuries (2004 & 2005): Infantry and ADG. ADF. Defence Physical Employment Standards Project 2003-2005 ($2,297.310).

Culvenor, J.F. Pascoe, D.A. Payne, W.R. Harvey, J.T. Knez, W.L. & Cunningham, J.E. (2006) Report 5 - Trade Tasks Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation: Infantry and ADG. ADF. Defence Physical Employment Standards Project 2003-2005 ($2,297.310).

Payne, W., Harvey, J., Pascoe, D., Otago, E. Impact of systemic and cultural factors on trade-related injuries in the Australian infantry. Defence Physical Employment Standards Project 2003-2005 ($2,297.310)

Harvey, J.T., Payne, W.R. Otago, E.L. & Pascoe, D.A. (2006) Report 7 – Retrospective Surveys of Injuries (2004 & 2005): Infantry and ADG. ADF. Defence Physical Employment Standards Project 2003-2005 ($2,297.310).

Otago, E.L., Van Hamond, M. & Pascoe, D.A. (2005) Analysis and evaluation of Defensive Tactics Training. Victoria Police ($17,000).