The Exercise and Cancer Group is committed to progressing a national approach to the implementation of exercise in cancer care. The vision of the Group is enhanced supportive care practice and policy leading to improved outcomes for patients through affordable, accessible and effective exercise medicine. The overarching aim of the COSA Exercise and Cancer Group is to have exercise incorporated as a standard component of care for people with cancer. The primary objectives of the group are to:

  • Promote and progress a national approach to the implementation of evidence-based exercise in cancer care.
  • Foster and facilitate effective research, education and advocacy of the role of exercise in cancer care.
  • Engage stakeholders and collaborate with partners to improve the quality of, and access to, exercise in cancer care.
  • Provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge and experiences related to exercise in cancer care.

Executive Committee:

Role/Domain Area Name Institution
Chair Prue Cormie Australian Catholic University, VIC
Deputy Chair Liz Eakin University of Queensland, QLD
Clinical Exercise Physiology   Andrew Murnane Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Clinical Exercise Physiology   Morgan Atkinson Youth Cancer Services SA/NT, SA
Clinical Physiotherapy Sharni Patchell Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Clinical Physiotherapy Lucy Bucci Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Clinical Oncology Di Adams Campbelltown Hospital, NSW
Nursing Sandie McCarthy Queensland University of Technology, QLD
Research Sandi Hayes Queensland University of Technology, QLD
Public Health Anne Cust University of Sydney, NSW


We warmly welcome professionals from all discipline areas with an interest in exercise to get involved with our group. Please feel free to contact the Chair if you are interested in contributing to the Group’s activities (prue.cormie@acu.edu.au).

Exercise & Cancer Group Terms of Reference (pdf, 157kb) - Council approved 4 March 2016