Professor Robert Newton is Co-Director and Foundation Professor in Exercise and Sports Science in the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Perth, Western Australia. Prior to appointment at Edith Cowan University, Professor Newton was Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory, at Ball State University in Indiana. He has also worked at the Pennsylvania State University as a visiting research fellow in the Center for Sports Medicine.
Current major research directions include: reducing decline in strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients; cancer related fatigue and the influence of exercise; management of lymphedema secondary to breast cancer, physical activity and the prevention of falls and frailty in the elderly; and serology in response to vaccinations and various disease states.
1993-98 Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University, Lismore; 1987-92 Master of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane; 1982-86 Bachelor of Human Movement Studies with Honours, University of Queensland, Brisbane