National Keynote, Cardiorespiratory
Physiotherapist & Clinician-researcher, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr Catherine Granger is a physiotherapist clinician-researcher with expertise in physical activity and exercise for cancer and cardiorespiratory patient populations. She is the Head of Physiotherapy Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Senior Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Department at The University of Melbourne. She is a current Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellow (2017-2020) and past NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellow (2014–2016).
Dr Granger has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals. She has obtained over $2million in grant funding as a chief investigator for research projects, predominately in the area of physical activity and cancer. She is currently leading a randomised controlled trial investigating the benefit of an exercise and education self-management program for people undergoing surgery for lung cancer. Dr Granger is a strong believer in the dissemination of research findings having received numerous invitations to present at national and international conferences and being a regular host on the Sunday morning 3RRR radio program Einstein-A-Go-Go science show. In 2017 Dr Granger was named the Victorian Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year and in 2018 she was named one of the ABC Top 5 Scientists for 2018.