Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler

PhD (UNSW), BSc (Health & Sport, UNSW), Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

medicine-health
Viral Immunology Systems Prog

Dr Carolina Sandler is an accredited exercise physiologist and clinical researcher. She is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Fatigue Research program at the Kirby Institute working with Professor Andrew Lloyd. Her areas of interest are post-infective fatigue states and cancer survivorship.

Phone
+61 2 9385 0202

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Jones T; Sandler C; Vagenas D; Janda M; Obermair A; Hayes S, 2021, 'Physical activity levels among ovarian cancer survivors: A prospective longitudinal cohort study', International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, vol. 31, pp. 553 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ijgc-2020-002107
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Matsuyama M; Jones TL; Bashford J; Langbecker D; Hayes SC, 2021, 'Physical activity and exercise in adults diagnosed with primary brain cancer: a systematic review', Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol. 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-021-03745-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Kohler BE; Baque E; Sandler CX; Brookes DSK; Terranova CO; Rixon M; Hassall T; Trost SG, 2021, 'Physical ACTivity in Survivorship (PACTS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating a goal-directed therapeutic exercise program in pediatric posterior fossa brain tumor survivors', BMC Pediatrics, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-021-02566-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Fleming S; Jones T; Janda M; Vagenas D; Ward L; Reul-Hirche H; Sandler C; Obermair A; Hayes S, 2020, 'Physical activity trajectories following gynecological cancer: Results from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study', International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, vol. 30, pp. 1784 - 1790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ijgc-2020-001543
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Jones TL; Sandler CX; Spence RR; Hayes SC, 2020, 'Physical activity and exercise in women with ovarian cancer: A systematic review', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 158, pp. 803 - 811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.06.485
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Wigginton B; Thomson ZO; Sandler CX; Reeves MM, 2020, 'Reflexive Intervention Development: Using Qualitative Research to Inform the Development of an Intervention for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, pp. 666 - 678, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319884901
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Singh B; Spence RR; Sandler CX; Tanner J; Hayes SC, 2020, 'Feasibility and effect of a physical activity counselling session with or without provision of an activity tracker on maintenance of physical activity in women with breast cancer — A randomised controlled trial', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 23, pp. 283 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.09.019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Toohey K; Jones TL; Hayes SC; Spence RR, 2020, 'Supporting Those With the Most to Gain: The Potential of Exercise in oncology', Seminars in Oncology Nursing, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151074
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Lloyd AR, 2020, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: progress and possibilities', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 428 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50553
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Jones TL; Sandler CX; Spence RR; Hayes SC, 2020, 'Physical Activity and Exercise in Women with Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review', Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, vol. 75, pp. 606 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ogx.0000697060.44191.0a
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Spence R; Rye S; Singh B; Tanner J; Hayes S, 2020, 'Do Exercise Oncology Guidelines Have To Be Met To Obtain Improvements In Breast Cancer Outcomes?', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 52, pp. 483 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000679176.37837.8e
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Jones T; Spence R; Sandler C; Obermair A; Friedlander M; Mileshkin L; Davis A; Janda M; Eakin E; Barnes E; Beesley V; Gordon L; Brand A; Hayes S, 2020, 'Are The ACSM Exercise Guidelines Safe And Achievable For Women Receiving Chemotherapy For Ovarian Cancer?', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 52, pp. 483 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000679180.61253.83
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Spence RR; Sandler CX; Newton RU; Galvão DA; Hayes SC, 2020, 'Physical Activity and Exercise Guidelines for People With Cancer: Why Are They Needed, Who Should Use Them, and When?', Seminars in Oncology Nursing, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151075
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    McCrary JM; Goldstein D; Sandler CX; Barry BK; Marthick M; Timmins HC; Li T; Horvath L; Grimison P; Park SB, 2019, 'Exercise-based rehabilitation for cancer survivors with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 3849 - 3857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04680-w
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    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
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Singh B; Spence RR; Steele ML; Sandler CX; Peake JM; Hayes SC, 2018, 'A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Safety, Feasibility, and Effect of Exercise in Women With Stage II+ Breast Cancer', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 99, pp. 2621 - 2636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.026
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Li SH; Sandler CX; Casson SM; Cassar J; Bogg T; Lloyd AR; Barry BK, 2017, 'Randomised controlled trial of online continuing education for health professionals to improve the management of chronic fatigue syndrome: A study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014133
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    McBride RL; Horsfield S; Sandler CX; Cassar J; Casson S; Cvejic E; Vollmer-Conna U; Lloyd AR, 2017, 'Cognitive remediation training improves performance in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Psychiatry Research, vol. 257, pp. 400 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.08.035
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    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
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Goldstein D; Horsfield S; Bennett BK; Friedlander M; Bastick PA; Lewis CR; segelov E; Boyle FM; Chin MT; webber K; Barry BK; Lloyd AR, 2017, 'Randomized evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy for post-cancer fatigue.', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 54, pp. 74 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.03.015
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Lloyd AR; Barry BK, 2016, 'Fatigue Exacerbation by Interval or Continuous Exercise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 48, pp. 1875 - 1885, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000983
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Hamilton BA; Horsfield SL; Bennett BK; Vollmer-Conna U; Tzarimas C; Lloyd AR, 2016, 'Outcomes and predictors of response from an optimised, multidisciplinary intervention for chronic fatigue states', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 46, pp. 1421 - 1429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13251
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    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
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler C; Goldstein D; Horsfield S; Bennett BK; Friedlander M; Bastick PA; Lewis CR; Segelov E; Boyle FM; Chin MTM; Barry BK; Webber K; Lloyd AR, 2015, 'TOPS: A randomised controlled trial of a multidisciplinary intervention for post-cancer fatigue.', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 33, pp. 9571 - 9571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/jco.2015.33.15_suppl.9571
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler C; Hamilton B; Horsfield S; Bennett B; Casson S; Vollmer-Conna U; Tzarimas C; Lloyd A, 2015, 'Development of an optimised, multi-disciplinary intervention for chronic fatigue states', Physiotherapy, vol. 101, pp. e1333 - e1334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.1262
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Casson S; Sandler C; Horsfield S; Lloyd A; Barry B, 2015, 'Measuring activity pacing in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Physiotherapy, vol. 101, pp. e202 - e203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.366
  • Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler CX; Spence R; Rye S; Singh B; Tanner J; Hayes S, 2020, 'Do Exercise Oncology Guidelines Have To Be Met To Obtain Improvements In Breast Cancer Outcomes?', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, ELECTR NETWORK, Vol. 52, pp. 483 - 483, presented at American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM) Virtual Conference, ELECTR NETWORK, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000590026301685&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Jones T; Spence R; Sandler C; Obermair A; Friedlander M; Mileshkin L; Davis A; Janda M; Eakin E; Barnes E; Beesley V; Gordon L; Brand A; Hayes S, 2020, 'Are The ACSM Exercise Guidelines Safe And Achievable For Women Receiving Chemotherapy For Ovarian Cancer?', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, ELECTR NETWORK, Vol. 52, pp. 483 - 484, presented at American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM) Virtual Conference, ELECTR NETWORK, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000590026301686&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    McCrary JM; Goldstein D; Battaglini E; Barry B; Sandler C; Murray J; Park S, 2017, 'The Effects of Exercise Training on Neurophysiology, Symptoms, and Function in Cancer Survivors With Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 130 - 131, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000413954500179&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Casson SM; Sandler C; Bogg T; Lloyd A; Barry B, 2016, 'Capturing Activity Pacing in People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Actigraphy', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Boston, MA, pp. 118 - 118, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), Boston, MA, 31 May 2016 - 04 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000485353.37124.aa
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    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
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Segelov E, 2015, 'TOPS - a randomised controlled trial of a multidisciplinary intervention for post-cancer fatigue', in JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, Chicago, presented at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, 29 May 2015 - 02 June 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000358036902066&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler C; Barry B; Tzar C; Lloyd A, 2014, 'Exacerbation of Fatigue following Interval and Continuous Exercise in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Atlanta, GA, pp. 684 - 684, presented at 61st Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 01 April 2014 - 04 April 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000495526.97940.0a
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Carolina Ximena Sandler
    Sandler C; Webber K; Friedlander M; Lewis C; Chin M; Venkateswaran R; Segelov E; Bastick P; Lynch J; Thomas D; Liauw W; Boyle F; Goldstein D; Lloyd A, 2013, 'BARRIERS TO RECRUITMENT FOR A POST-CANCER FATIGUE INTERVENTION STUDY - THE TOPS TRIAL', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 116 - 116, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000325868800178&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

Grants

Research funding - Chief investigator 
1. Mason Foundation – Medical and Scientific Grants (awarded to UNSW) 2021-2022 ($306,000)
Genetics determinants of post-infective fatigue.
CIs Lloyd A, Wyller V, Cvejic E, Sandler CX.

2. Menzies Health Institute Queensland     2020  ($20,000)
Exercise in adults with brain cancer. 
CIs Hayes S & Sandler CX.

3. School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences – project funding (awarded to C.Sandler)  2019      ($10,000)
SAfety And Feasibility of Exercise for women with breast cancer and high disease burden – the SAFE trial.
CI Sandler CX

4. Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Pilot project funding (awarded to C.Sandler)    2019     ($10,000)
Sandler C, Hayes S. The role of Physical activity and exercise in adults with brain cancer – a systematic review
CI Sandler CX

5. Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Healthy lifestyle program funding - research assistant support (awarded to C.Sandler) 2018  ($2500) CI Sandler CX

6. Consultancy project supported by Icon Cancer Foundation (awarded to QUT)         2017-2019 ($150,000)
Brain Cancer and Exercise (BRACE) study.
CIs Hayes S., Sandler CX.

7. Mason Foundation – Medical and Scientific Grants (awarded to UNSW)   2017      ($99,955)
Development and evaluation of an online patient education program for chronic fatigue states.
CIs Sandler C, Cassar J, Lloyd A, Barry B.

8. Mason Foundation – Medical and Scientific Grants     (awarded to UNSW)    2016              ($79,671)
Measuring and improving activity pacing in chronic fatigue syndrome
CIs Barry B, Casson S, Sandler C, Li S, Lloyd A.

9. Mason Foundation – Medical and Scientific Grants     (awarded to UNSW)     2016              ($76,107)
A randomised controlled trial of online continuing education for health professionals to improve the management of chronic fatigue states
CIs Li S, Barry B, Sandler C, Casson, Keech A, Lloyd A.

10. Mason Foundation – Medical and Scientific Grants     (awarded to UNSW)      2015               ($59,854)
Double-blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over study of modafinil to relieve the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome undertaking exercise.
CIs Sandler C, Keech A, Barry B , Lloyd A.

11. Exercise & Sports Science Australia – Tom Penrose Research & Community Service grant    2013              ($10,000)
Development of a DVD and web-based training package for the optimised multi-disciplinary treatment program for patients with chronic fatigue states.
CIs Sandler C, Lloyd A, Tzarimas C, Barry B, Mildon S.

12. Mason Foundation - Special grant round for research into ME/CFS.      (awarded to UNSW)      2011-2013     ($173,201)
Development of an optimized cognitive-behavioural therapeutic intervention for patients with chronic fatigue states.
CIs Lloyd A, Tzarimas C, Hamilton B, Horsfield S, Sandler C. (2011).

Research funding - Associate investigator 
1. Cancer Council Queensland – (Awarded to Griffith University)                                                    2021 - 2025 ($2million)
Exercise during chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. 
CIs Hayes S, Obermair A, Mileshkin L, Brand E, Janda M, Eakin E, Barnes L, Beesley V, Davis A.
AIs Sandler C, Spence, R, O’Neill H, Pumpa K, Webber K, Stockler M. Williams M, Friedlander M, Webb P.

2. Children’s Health Foundation Queensland (awarded to QUT)                                                     2020-2024 ($400,600)
A randomized controlled trial evaluating a goal-directed therapeutic exercise program in pediatric posterior fossa brain tumor survivors
CIs Trost S, Hassall T, Baque E, Brookes D. AI Sandler C

3. Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia Project Grant (awarded to QUT)                      2019-2021 ($597,443)
Exercise during chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. 
CIs Hayes S, Obermair A, Mileshkin L, Brand E, Janda M, Eakin E, Barnes L, Beesley V, Davis A.
AIs Sandler C, O’Neill H, Pumpa K, Webber K, Stockler M. Williams M, Friedlander M, Webb P.

4. Cancer Institute NSW - translational program grant. (awarded to UNSW)                            2015-2020       (3,044,654)
CIs Goldstein D, Park P, Friedlander M, et al. AIs: Sandler
Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Assessment strategies, Treatments and Risk Factors.

 

Educational and Travel grants

  • Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Healthy lifestyle program travel funding to Attend Exercise Sports Science Australia Conference, 2020  (awarded to C.Sandler)  2019 ($790)
  • Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Healthy lifestyle program & School Exercise and Nutrition Science travel funding to attend European College of Sport Science Congress. Prague, Czech Republic (awarded to C.Sandler)  2019 ($7500)
  • ThinkWell Turbocharge Your Writing QUT writing online coaching program   (awarded to C.Sandler)  2019 ($400)
  • QUT Women in Leadership writing retreat.                                                     (awarded to C.Sandler)  2018
  • Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Healthy lifestyle travel funding to attend European College of Sport Science Congress. Dublin, Ireland (awarded to C.Sandler) 2018  ($2200)
  • Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation Healthy lifestyle travel funding to attend Exercise Sports Science Australia Conference. Brisbane, Australia  (awarded to C.Sandler)  2018  ($800)
  • Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) education grant to attend 10th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne, VIC Australia  (awarded to C.Sandler)  2017  ($600)
  • UNSW School of Medical Sciences postgraduate travel grant                        (awarded to C.Sandler) 2015 ($1,500)
  • UNSW Postgraduate research student support scheme travel grant               (awarded to C.Sandler) 2014 ($3,300)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia – Trainee travel grant                           (awarded to C.Sandler) 2013 ($1,000)
  • UNSW School of Medical Sciences postgraduate travel grant                         (awarded to C.Sandler) 2013 ($500)
  • Exercise Sports Science Australia, Cancer & exercise education grant           (awarded to C.Sandler) 2012 ($210)

 

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