Dr Andrew   Keech
Lecturer

Dr Andrew Keech

PhD (UNSW, 2014)

Masters Science (Iowa State University, 2003)

B.Sc (Hons 1st class, University of Queensland, 1999)

B.App.Sc. (Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, 1998)

Medicine & Health
Exercise Physiology

Exercise science practitioner for 20 years. I am currently focused on researching the benefits of exercise for cardiovascular health and fitness. Prior to entering academia, I gained experience in a variety of roles including exercise prescription and delivery (gyms), cardiac physiology (hospitals - electrocardiography), athlete conditioning, athlete talent identification and corporate health.

Phone
9385 8331
Location
Rm202, Wallace Wurth building

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Way KL; Vidal-Almela SOL; Moholdt T; Currie KD; AksetØy ILA; Boidin M; Cornelissen VA; Joa KL; Keech A; Jayo-Montoya JA; Taylor JL; Fouriner K; Reed JL, 2021, 'Sex Differences in Cardiometabolic Health Indicators after HIIT in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 53, pp. 1345 - 1355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002596
    Journal articles | 2021
    Keech A; Way K; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Yu J, 2021, 'HIIT for post-COVID patients within cardiac rehabilitation: Response to letter to the editor', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 322, pp. 291 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.08.086
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ram A; Marcos L; Morey R; Clark T; Hakansson S; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Jones MD; Ward RE; Keech A, 2021, 'Exercise for affect and enjoyment in overweight or obese males: a comparison of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training', Psychology, Health and Medicine, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1903055
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keech A; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Cummins L; Lewis C; Yu J, 2020, 'High-intensity interval training for patients with coronary artery disease: Finding the optimal balance', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 298, pp. 8 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.09.060
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clark T; Morey R; Jones MD; Marcos L; Ristov M; Ram A; Hakansson S; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'High-intensity interval training for reducing blood pressure: a randomized trial vs. moderate-intensity continuous training in males with overweight or obesity', Hypertension Research, vol. 43, pp. 396 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-019-0392-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ram A; Marcos L; Jones MD; Morey R; Hakansson S; Clark T; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'The effect of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training on aerobic fitness and body composition in males with overweight or obesity: A randomized trial', Obesity Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 100187 - 100187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obmed.2020.100187
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jones MD; Munir M; Wilkonski A; Ng K; Beynon G; Keech A, 2021, 'Post-exercise hypotension time-course is influenced by exercise intensity: a randomised trial comparing moderate-intensity, high-intensity, and sprint exercise', Journal of Human Hypertension, vol. 35, pp. 776 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-020-00421-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wewege MA; Ahn D; Yu J; Liou K; Keech A, 2018, 'High-intensity interval training for patients with cardiovascular disease-is it safe? A systematic review', Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.009305
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hakansson S; Jones MD; Ristov M; Marcos L; Clark T; Ram A; Morey R; Franklin A; McCarthy C; Carli LD; Ward R; Keech A, 2018, 'Intensity-dependent effects of aerobic training on pressure pain threshold in overweight men: A randomized trial', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 1813 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1277
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cvejic E; Sandler CX; Keech A; Barry BK; Lloyd AR; Vollmer-Conna U, 2017, 'Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 103, pp. 91 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.10.010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wewege M; van den Berg R; Ward RE; Keech A, 2017, 'The effects of high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training on body composition in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 635 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12532
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liou K; Keech A; Yu J; Fildes J; Ooi SY, 2017, 'Reply: High Intensity Interval versus Moderate Intensity Continuous Training in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease', Heart Lung and Circulation, vol. 26, pp. 528 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2017.01.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wewege MA; Ward RE; Keech A, 2017, 'Reply to letter to the editor: high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training: the lack of equalization, an ongoing problem', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 1225 - 1226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12586
    Journal articles | 2016
    Keech A; Vollmer-Conna U; Barry BK; Lloyd AR, 2016, 'Gene expression in response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00421
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keech A; Sandler CX; Vollmer-Conna U; Cvejic E; Lloyd AR; Barry BK, 2015, 'Capturing the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue following physical and cognitive challenge in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 79, pp. 537 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.08.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keech A; Vollmer-Conna U; Barry B; Lloyd A, 2015, 'Physical Activity And Sleep Patterns Following Physical And Cognitive Challenge In Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 47, pp. 58 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000476560.85673.81
    Journal articles | 2005
    Paddon-Jones D; Keech A; Lonergan A; Abernethy P, 2005, 'Differential expression of muscle damage in humans following acute fast and slow velocity eccentric exercise', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 8, pp. 255 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1440-2440(05)80036-2
    Journal articles | 2001
    Paddon-Jones D; Keech A; Jenkins D, 2001, 'Short-term beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate supplementation does not reduce symptoms of eccentric muscle damage', International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, vol. 11, pp. 442—450 - 442—450, http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/11915779
    Journal articles | 2021
    Way KL; Terada T; O'Neill CD; Vidal-Almela S; Keech A; Reed JL, 2021, 'Practical Recommendations for High-Intensity Interval Training for Adults with Cardiovascular Disease', ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, vol. 25, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/FIT.0000000000000705
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Keech A; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Yu J, 2019, 'High-intensity Interval Training for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Finding the Optimal Balance', in Heart Lung and Circulation, Elsevier, Adelaide, presented at Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), Adelaide, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.HLC.2019.06.541
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Keech A; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Yu J, 2019, 'High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) within cardiac rehabilitation', Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, presented at Sydney Cardiovascular Symposium, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, 28 November 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Keech A; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Yu J, 2019, 'High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in patients with coronary artery disease: Findings from a feasibility trial', presented at Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association, Sydney, 06 August 2019
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Keech A; Wewege M; Ward R; van den Berg R, 2017, 'High-intensity Interval Training Vs. Moderate-intensity Continuous Training For Body Composition. A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis.', Denver, Vol. 49, pp. 393 - 393, presented at Amercian College of Sports Medicine, Denver, 30 May 2017 - 03 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000517956.55347.56
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Keech A; Vollmer-Conna U; Barry B; Lloyd A, 2015, 'Physical Activity And Sleep Patterns Following Physical And Cognitive Challenge In Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.', in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Congress, San Diego, Vol. 47, pp. 57 - 64, presented at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Congress, San Diego, 26 May 2015 - 30 May 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000465987.20909.93
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Keech A; Sandler C; Vollmer-Conna U; Lloyd A; Barry B, 2015, 'Capturing the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue following physical and cognitive challenge in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.', in Physiotherapy, Elsevier, Singapore, pp. e121 - e122, presented at World Congress of Physical Therapy, Singapore, 01 May 2015 - 04 May 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.262
    Journal articles | 2021
    Way KL; Vidal-Almela SOL; Moholdt T; Currie KD; AksetØy ILA; Boidin M; Cornelissen VA; Joa KL; Keech A; Jayo-Montoya JA; Taylor JL; Fouriner K; Reed JL, 2021, 'Sex Differences in Cardiometabolic Health Indicators after HIIT in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 53, pp. 1345 - 1355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002596
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ram A; Marcos L; Morey R; Clark T; Hakansson S; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Jones MD; Ward RE; Keech A, 2021, 'Exercise for affect and enjoyment in overweight or obese males: a comparison of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training', Psychology, Health and Medicine, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1903055
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jones MD; Munir M; Wilkonski A; Ng K; Beynon G; Keech A, 2021, 'Post-exercise hypotension time-course is influenced by exercise intensity: a randomised trial comparing moderate-intensity, high-intensity, and sprint exercise', Journal of Human Hypertension, vol. 35, pp. 776 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-020-00421-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Keech A; Way K; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Yu J, 2021, 'HIIT for post-COVID patients within cardiac rehabilitation: Response to letter to the editor', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 322, pp. 291 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.08.086
    Journal articles | 2021
    Way KL; Terada T; O'Neill CD; Vidal-Almela S; Keech A; Reed JL, 2021, 'Practical Recommendations for High-Intensity Interval Training for Adults with Cardiovascular Disease', ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, vol. 25, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/FIT.0000000000000705
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clark T; Morey R; Jones MD; Marcos L; Ristov M; Ram A; Hakansson S; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'High-intensity interval training for reducing blood pressure: a randomized trial vs. moderate-intensity continuous training in males with overweight or obesity', Hypertension Research, vol. 43, pp. 396 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-019-0392-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keech A; Holgate K; Fildes J; Indraratna P; Cummins L; Lewis C; Yu J, 2020, 'High-intensity interval training for patients with coronary artery disease: Finding the optimal balance', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 298, pp. 8 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.09.060
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ram A; Marcos L; Jones MD; Morey R; Hakansson S; Clark T; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'The effect of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training on aerobic fitness and body composition in males with overweight or obesity: A randomized trial', Obesity Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 100187 - 100187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obmed.2020.100187
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wewege MA; Ahn D; Yu J; Liou K; Keech A, 2018, 'High-intensity interval training for patients with cardiovascular disease-is it safe? A systematic review', Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.009305
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hakansson S; Jones MD; Ristov M; Marcos L; Clark T; Ram A; Morey R; Franklin A; McCarthy C; Carli LD; Ward R; Keech A, 2018, 'Intensity-dependent effects of aerobic training on pressure pain threshold in overweight men: A randomized trial', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 1813 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1277
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wewege M; van den Berg R; Ward RE; Keech A, 2017, 'The effects of high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training on body composition in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 635 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12532
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cvejic E; Sandler CX; Keech A; Barry BK; Lloyd AR; Vollmer-Conna U, 2017, 'Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 103, pp. 91 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.10.010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wewege MA; Ward RE; Keech A, 2017, 'Reply to letter to the editor: high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training: the lack of equalization, an ongoing problem', Obesity Reviews, vol. 18, pp. 1225 - 1226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12586
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liou K; Keech A; Yu J; Fildes J; Ooi SY, 2017, 'Reply: High Intensity Interval versus Moderate Intensity Continuous Training in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease', Heart Lung and Circulation, vol. 26, pp. 528 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2017.01.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Keech A; Vollmer-Conna U; Barry BK; Lloyd AR, 2016, 'Gene expression in response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00421
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keech A; Sandler CX; Vollmer-Conna U; Cvejic E; Lloyd AR; Barry BK, 2015, 'Capturing the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue following physical and cognitive challenge in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 79, pp. 537 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.08.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keech A; Vollmer-Conna U; Barry B; Lloyd A, 2015, 'Physical Activity And Sleep Patterns Following Physical And Cognitive Challenge In Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 47, pp. 58 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000476560.85673.81
    Journal articles | 2005
    Paddon-Jones D; Keech A; Lonergan A; Abernethy P, 2005, 'Differential expression of muscle damage in humans following acute fast and slow velocity eccentric exercise', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 8, pp. 255 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1440-2440(05)80036-2
    Journal articles | 2001
    Paddon-Jones D; Keech A; Jenkins D, 2001, 'Short-term beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate supplementation does not reduce symptoms of eccentric muscle damage', International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, vol. 11, pp. 442—450 - 442—450, http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/11915779

Awards

Grants

Media

Optimising exercise training for chronic illness populations, with an emphasis on HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

We have on-going studies analysing the effect of exercise training (e.g. HIIT vs. moderate-intensity continuous training MICT) on health and fitness (e.g. aerobic fitness; body composition; cardiovascular function).

A current focus is applying HIIT in patients with coronary artery disease within cardiac rehab service.

Listen to my recent ABC Radio National Interview about the benefits of HIIT.

Convenor - HESC1501 (Introduction to Exercise Science); HESC2501 (Exercise Physiology)