Dr Briana Clifford
Lecturer

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.

 

Location
Room 202, Wallace Wurth Building
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Jones MD; Clifford BK; Stamatakis E; Gibbs MT, 2024, 'Exercise Snacks and Other Forms of Intermittent Physical Activity for Improving Health in Adults and Older Adults: A Scoping Review of Epidemiological, Experimental and Qualitative Studies', Sports Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01983-1
    Journal articles | 2023
    Clifford BK; Amorim N; Kaakoush N; Boysen L; Tedla N; Goldstein D; Hardeman E; Simar D, 2023, 'Irradiation-Induced Dysbiosis: The Compounding Effect ofHigh-Fat Diet on Metabolic and Immune Functions in Mice', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24, pp. 5631 - 5631, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms24065631
    Journal articles | 2023
    Clifford BK; Kaakoush NO; Tedla N; Goldstein D; Simar D, 2023, 'The effect of exercise intensity on the inflammatory profile of cancer survivors: A randomised crossover study', European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eci.13984
    Journal articles | 2023
    Clifford BK, 2023, 'Exercise snacks: a recipe for health in cancer populations', Journal of Physiology, 601, pp. 4655 - 4656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP285642
    Journal articles | 2023
    Macdonald E; Amorim N; Hagstrom A; Markovic K; Simar D; Ward R; Clifford B, 2023, 'Evaluating the effect of upper-body morbidity on quality of life following primary breast cancer treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-023-01395-0
    Journal articles | 2023
    Plinsinga ML; Singh B; Rose GL; Clifford B; Bailey TG; Spence RR; Turner J; Coppieters MW; McCarthy AL; Hayes SC, 2023, 'The Effect of Exercise on Pain in People with Cancer: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis', Sports Medicine, 53, pp. 1737 - 1752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01862-9
    Journal articles | 2023
    Rose GL; Stewart EM; Clifford BK; Bailey TG; Rush AJ; Abbott CR; Hayes SC; Obermair A; McCarthy AL, 2023, 'Efficacy of exercise interventions for women during and after gynaecological cancer treatment – a systematic scoping review', Supportive Care in Cancer, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-023-07790-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hansford HJ; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Hagstrom AD; Clifford BK; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'If exercise is medicine, why don’t we know the dose? An overview of systematic reviews assessing reporting quality of exercise interventions in health and disease', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 56, pp. 692 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2021-104977
    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, 30, pp. 9909 - 9919, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07420-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shah B; Wewege MA; Gilanyi YL; Clifford BK; Devonshire JJ; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'Effects of a single exercise session on pain intensity in adults with chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2022.102679
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wewege MA; Desai I; Honey C; Coorie B; Jones MD; Clifford BK; Leake HB; Hagstrom AD, 2022, 'The Effect of Resistance Training in Healthy Adults on Body Fat Percentage, Fat Mass and Visceral Fat: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Sports Medicine, 52, pp. 287 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01562-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clifford B; Koizumi S; Wewege MA; Leake HB; Ha L; Macdonald E; Fairman CM; Hagstrom AD, 2021, 'The Effect of Resistance Training on Body Composition During and After Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Sports Medicine, 51, pp. 2527 - 2546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01542-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clifford BK; Jones MD; Simar D; Barry BK; Goldstein D, 2021, 'The effect of exercise intensity on exercise-induced hypoalgesia in cancer survivors: A randomized crossover trial', Physiological Reports, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15047
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hagstrom AD; Koizumi S; Wewege MA; Leake H; Ha L; Macdonald E; Fairman CM; Clifford B, 2021, 'Resistance Training And Body Composition In Cancer: A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 53, pp. 471 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000764760.62212.e6
    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, 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, 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, 118, pp. 27 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.08.008
  • Conference Abstracts | 2023
    Macdonald ER; Amorim NML; Hagstrom AD; Markovic K; Simar D; Ward RE; Clifford BK, 2023, 'Evaluating the effect of upper-body morbidity on quality of life following primary breast cancer treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis', in Journal of Cancer Survivorship, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-023-01395-0
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Macdonald E; Clifford B; Simar D; Signorelli C; Ward R, 2022, 'Ballet after breast cancer: Investigating the feasibility, acceptability, and participant experiences of a novel 16-week classical ballet intervention for breast cancer survivors', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 18, pp. 216 - 217, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000871956500368&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Clifford B; Barry B; Simar D; Goldstein D, 2017, 'Exercise Induced Analgesia in Survivors of Cancer', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, CO, Denver, pp. 163 - 163, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), CO, Denver, 30 May 2017 - 03 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000517274.66389.d8
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mizrahi D; Fardell J; Simar D; Wakefield C; Clifford B; Lim Q; Quinn V; McLoone J; Alvaro F; Walwyn T; Cohn R, 2017, 'Investigating Physical Activity Levels And Distance-delivered Interventions Amongst Survivors Of Childhood Cancer', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, CO, Denver, pp. 899 - 899, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), CO, Denver, 30 May 2017 - 03 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000519442.10544.83
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Clifford B; Barry B; Simar D; Goldstein D, 2015, 'Exercise Induced Analgesia in Survivors of Cancer', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, pp. 163 - 163, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414071200478&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1