Andrew is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a special interest in exercise oncology, aimed at improving patient outcomes through exercise. He has worked at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for the past 10 years currently works with ONTrac at Peter Mac, the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer service. He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Science (Exercise Rehabilitation) from Victoria University, completed undergraduate studies in Applied Science (Human Movement) from RMIT and in 2008, he completed a Clinical Research Fellowship program through Melbourne University.
As a clinical researcher Andrew has seen success in competitive grant funding with
research looking at new and innovative service delivery models, in particular
within AYAs, Colorectal and Lung tumour groups.
He has demonstrated a commitment to disseminate advanced knowledge in
the field of exercise and rehabilitation in oncology through the provision of
education, training and professional development sessions across major oncology
treatment centres, scientific conferences (plenary and invited speaker) and
workshops. Andrew also holds appointment on the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia ‘Exercise and Cancer Group Executive Committee’ and the Youth Cancer Services National ‘Education and Training Advisory Group’.
2012 – VCCC Allied Health Symposium, winner best poster presentation 2014 – Victorian Public Healthcare Awards ‘Finalist (Minster) Secretary’s Award for improving patient outcomes and experience 2016 – Runner-up Deakin Uni Practioner Award, Exercise Sports Science Australia, Scientific Meeting
Prue Cormie, Carolyn Peddle-McIntyre, Sandra Hayes, Fiona Naumann, Jane Turner, Andrew Murnane and Michael Baker. Exercise and Cancer Survivorship. Cancer Forum, 2015;39(2) 105-112
Grace Huang, Hilmy Ismail, Andrew Murnane, Pascal Kim, Bernhard Riedel. Structured exercise program prior to major cancer surgery improves cardiopulmonary fitness: a retrospective cohort study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2015 (JSCC-D-15-00403R1).
Murnane Andrew, Thompson, Holland, Gough, Conyers. Adolescents and young adult cancer survivors: exercise habits, quality of life and physical activity preferences. Support Care Cancer (2015) 23:501-510
Granger, McDonald, Irving, Mileshkin, Krishnasamy, Murnane Andrew, Denehy. Low physical activity levels and functional decline in individuals with non-small cell lung cancer. Journal of Physical Therapy 2014 (83)292-299.