Personal details

Name
Dr Nicolas Hart
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Survivorship
Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
Discipline *
Nursing, Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Human Movement and Sports Science
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor in Philosophy (Edith Cowan University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Academic Positions:

  • Deputy Lead (Cancer Survivorship Program): QUT
  • Senior Research Fellow (Cancer Survivorship): QUT
  • Adjunct Research Fellow: ECU / UNDA

Editorial Positions:

Memberships:

  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)
  • Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

Collaborations:

  • Global Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer (SuRECaP)
  • Queensland Collaborative for Cancer Survivorship (QCCS)
  • NHMRC CRE in Prostate Cancer Survivorship (CRE-PCS)
  • Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4)
  • Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer (ANZUP)
  • Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP)
  • Western Australian Bone Research Collaboration (WABRC)

Committees:

  • Survivorship Executive Committee (COSA)
  • Scientific Committee (PC4)
  • Publications Committee (ESSA)
  • Professional Development Review Committee (ESSA)
  • National Editorial Committee (ANZBMS)
  • Early Career Investigator Committee (ANZBMS)
  • Steering Committee (INTERVAL-GAP4): Movember
Keywords

Cancer, Oncology, Haematology, Exercise, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Medicine, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Bone Metastases

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Overview

Dr Nicolas Hart, PhD AES CSCS ESSAM is Deputy Lead of the Cancer Survivorship Program within the Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre of Queensland University of Technology (QUT). As a Senior Research Fellow, his research focuses on improving outcomes for people living with metastatic disease, canvassing (1) survivorship and supportive care issues (including exercise, nutrition, psychosocial, and toxicity management), and (2) cancer outcomes (including disease biology, disease progression, and overall survival).

Research Summary

As an EMCR, Dr Hart has received >$5.3 million AUD of research income as chief investigator to undertake research improving outcomes for people with advanced cancer. This includes a prestigious fellowship from Cancer Council of Western Australia (2018-2020) to investigate synergistic and targeted approaches to delay disease progression and extend overall survival in advanced cancer patients through exercise medicine; chief investigator (CIH) for 1 NHMRC project grant; and chief investigator (CIC) for several national and international multicentre randomised controlled trials. He has published >70 peer-reviewed research articles and 2 book chapters (including the European Society of Medical Oncology Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Care).

National and International Standing.

Dr Hart is an inaugural Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellow (2021-2022), through which he is developing Principles of Care and Research Priorities for people living with metastatic cancer. He sits on several national committees within Exercise and Sport Science Australia, and international committees within the Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. He is the only Australian member of the International Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer (SuRECaP) Working Group, and one of three Australian members of the International Bone Metastases and Exercise Working Group developing the worlds’ first clinical exercise guidelines for people with bone metastases.

Research Grant Success:

CAT 1:

  • Can Exercise Delay Transition to Active Therapy in Men with Low Grade Prostate Cancer? A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial. NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), 2018 – 2023, $596,084 AUD.
  • INTense Exercise foR surVivAL among men with Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (INTERVAL-GAP4): a Multicentre, Randomized, Controlled, Phase III Study. Movember Foundation, 2016 – 2023, $635,910 AUD.
  • Exercise Coordinating Centre for INTERVAL-GAP4: Intense exercise for survival among men with Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Movember Foundation, 2016 – 2024,  $548,776 AUD.
  • An exploratory study to determine if exercise can impact the gut microbiota composition of men receiving androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer. PCFA (Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia), 2018 – 2023, $98,875 AUD.
  • Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health. IOC (International Olympic Committee), 2019 – 2022, $568,107 AUD.
  • TrueNTH solutions: an integrated multi-component intervention to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer in Australia – Demonstration of the Lifestyle and Exercise Program. Movember Foundation, 2016 – 2020, $303,145 AUD.
  • Mechanical modulation of bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: Can targeted exercise suppress osteolytic tumour progression?. NBCF (National Breast Cancer Foundation), 2016 – 2019, $184,300 AUD.

CAT 2:

  • Lower-body injury risk stratification in female and male recruits through muscle-bone imaging.,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Defence Science Collaborative Research Grants,  2020 – 2022,  $432,075.
  • The effect of cognitive and exercise training on Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy Agents,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme,  2018 – 2022,  $49,966.
  • Examining the effect of creatine supplementation in augmenting adaptations to resistance training in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. ,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme,  2019 – 2022,  $64,560.
  • Exercise medicine for advanced cancer patients: a synergistic and targeted approach to delay disease progression and extend survival.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Fellowship,  2018 – 2020,  $601,458.
  • Can exercise interfere with sclerotic tumour formation and reduce tumour growth in advanced prostate cancer patients with bone metastasis? – A phase I, randomised clinical trial examining feasibility, safety and efficacy.,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant – Early Career Investigator,  2016 – 2018,  $34,742.
  • Mechanical modulation of bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer patients: Can targeted exercise suppress sclerotic tumour progression? – A pilot study.,  Exercise & Sports Science Australia,  Clinical Exercise Physiology Research Grant,  2015 – 2017,  $37,200.

CAT 3:

  • Assessment of elite AFL athletes and the integration of data analytics,  Pernix, Scholarships to support Industry Engagement PhD projects,  2019 – 2022,  $52,500
  • From Research to Practice: the development, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to integrate exercise into standard of care for people with cancer,  Genesis Cancer Care Pty Ltd,  Genesis Cancer Care – Grant,  2018 – 2020,  $10,000.
  • Feasibility and efficacy of dosing exercise medicine immediately before or after chemotherapy infusion,  Edith Cowan University,  Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Pty Ltd and ECU Industry Collaboration Grant – 2017 Open Round,  2018 – 2020,  $135,247.
  • Characterisation of musculoskeletal health, motor development and exercise capacity of children who have completed therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant – 2017,  2017 – 2019,  $30,000.
  • New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards,  Department of Health WA,  New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards,  2017 – 2018,  $10,000.
  • Mechanical Specificity of Weightlifting Movements to Athletic Performance,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  Grant,  2010 – 2013,  $13,591
This information has been contributed by Dr Nicolas Hart.

Teaching

Dr Nicolas Hart is a research fellow, however the below represents his previous teaching experience for postgraduate and undergraduate courses, extension courses, and external courses, additional to his research career.

Guest Lectures

  • 2019: Exercise for the management of cancer (Extension School): Harvard University.
  • 2019: Physiological Consequences of Cancer (EXS6410) – Edith Cowan University.

External Courses

  • 2015 –  Curr: Exercise for metastatic prostate cancer survivors: INTERVAL-GAP4. Movember Foundation.
  • 2015 – 2020: Exercise in the management of cancer – LifeNow. Cancer Council Western Australia.
  • 2015 – 2020: Exercise medicine for prostate cancer: TrueNTH. Movember Foundation.
  • 2016 – 2017: Exercise medicine for cancer survivors: National Roadshow. Exercise and Sport Science Australia.
    • Courses facilitated in: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Adelaide.

Postgraduate Coursework

  • 2013 – 2014: Advanced Resistance Training (SPS6103) – Edith Cowan University.
  • 2013 – 2014: Applied Biomechanics (SPS4110) – Edith Cowan University.

Undergraduate Coursework

  • 2010 – 2014: Human Anatomy (EBH1101) – Edith Cowan University.
  • 2011 – 2014: Exercise Rehabilitation (SPS2103) – Edith Cowan University.
This information has been contributed by Dr Nicolas Hart.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2021
Details
Inaugural recipient of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellow (2021-2022), to develop Principles of Care and Research Priorities for people living with metastatic cancer.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2021
Details
Topic Editor for Nutrients (MDPI): - Q1 Ranked (Nutrition and Dietetics; and Food Science). - Impact Factor: 4.546 (2019); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.089 (2019) - CiteScore (2019 Scopus): 5.2. - 44/299 in 'Food Science' - 19/129 in 'Nutrition and Dietetics'
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Senior Editor of BMC Cancer. - Q1 ranked (Oncology); Q2 ranked (Cancer Research; and Genetics). - Impact Factor: 3.211 (2019). - CiteScore (2019 Scopus): 4.7 - 119/331 in 'Oncology'; 102/198 in 'Cancer Research'; 139/324 in 'Genetics'.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Senior Editor of JSCR. - Q1 ranked (Medicine [Miscellaneous]; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; and Sports Science) - Impact Factor: 2.974 (2019). - CiteScore (2019 Scopus): 4.5 - 25/196 for 'Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation'; 19/85 for 'Sports Science'.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Section Editor (Oncology) - Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. - Q2 ranked (Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; and Sports Science). - Impact Factor: 1.961 (2019); 5-year Impact Factor 2.569. - CiteScore (2019 Scopus): 3.1. - 47/196 for 'Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation'; 83/261 for 'Orthopedics and Sports Medicine'.
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
Awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Cancer Council of Western Australia from 2018 to 2020. Only one is awarded state-wide each year.

Supervision

  • Current Postdoctoral Fellow/s

    • Mr Myles Murphy – (ECU)
    • Dr Fiona Crawford-Williams – (QUT)

    Current Doctoral Students

    • Mrs Jocelyn Tan – (UNDA)
    • Mr Jason Weber – (ECU)
    • Ms Ysabel Jacob – (ECU)
    • Mr Callum McCaskie – (ECU)
    • Mr Christopher Wing – (ECU)
    • Ms Andi Agbejule – (QUT)
    • Ms Ria Joseph – (QUT)

    Current MPhil (Research) Students

    • Mr Jason Martin (QUT)

    Completed Doctoral Students

    • Dr Mark Jenkins – (ECU)
    • Dr Aaron Balloch – (ECU)
    • Dr Rebekah Wilson – (ECU)
    • Dr Mary Kennedy – (ECU)
    • Mr Filippo Dolci – (UNDA)

     

    Opportunities for PhD or MPhil supervision:

    1. Cancer Survivorship (incl. exercise oncology, nutrition, toxicity).
    2. Cancer Outcomes (incl. disease biology, progression, survival).

    Please contact me for more information: nicolas.hart@qut.edu.au

Current supervisions