Dr Briana Clifford

Dr Briana Clifford

2021: Telehealth delivery of an exercise intervention for women with gynaecological cancer (Wesley Research institute - Clinical Innovation Grant, $100,000)

Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

I am an Accredited exercise Physiologist, clinical researcher, and lecturer with the Department of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health Sciences. My research focuses on improving health outcomes for people with cancer through enhancing access to exercise services and optimising exercise prescription.

My PhD was awarded from UNSW in 2019 and focused on the role of exercise to manage systemic inflammation in people after treatment for cancer. Since then, my research has involved the application of exercise to improve health related outcomes across the cancer trajectory, from diagnosis, during treatment and into survivorship, with a focus on breast and gynaecological cancers. 

I have been a practicing clinician working with people with cancer and other chronic disease populations including those with cardiometabolic disease and post infective fatigue syndromes since 2015. My teaching expertise lies in clinical exercise physiology including exercise assessment and delivery in healthy and chronic disease populations.


Room 202, Wallace Wurth Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Macdonald ER; Clifford BK; Simar D; Ward RE, 2022, 'Ballet after breast cancer: investigating the feasibility and acceptability of a novel 16-week classical ballet intervention for breast cancer survivors', Supportive Care in Cancer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07420-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Clifford BK; Mizrahi D; Sandler CX; Barry BK; Simar D; Wakefield CE; Goldstein D, 2018, 'Barriers and facilitators of exercise experienced by cancer survivors: a mixed methods systematic review', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 685 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3964-5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Daniel S; Nylander V; Ingerslev LR; Zhong L; Fabre O; Clifford B; Johnston K; Cohn R; Barres R; Simar D, 2018, 'T-cell epigenetic remodeling and accelerated epigenetic aging are linked to long-term immune alterations in childhood cancer survivors', Clinical Epigenetics, vol. 10, pp. 138 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13148-018-0561-5
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mizrahi D; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Quinn VF; Lim Q; Clifford BK; Simar D; Ness KK; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Distance-delivered physical activity interventions for childhood cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, vol. 118, pp. 27 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.08.008