Ms Lauren Ha
Research Associate

Ms Lauren Ha

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
  • B Exercise Physiology 
Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Lauren Ha is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, UNSW Medicine & Health. She is supported by The Kids' Cancer Project to investigate the efficacy of her novel distance-delivered health education program for childhood cancer survivors, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and those living in rural or remote regions. 

Lauren’s research interests surround exercise oncology, health behaviours and public health. Her PhD aims to harness novel technologies to promote and educate survivors about health behaviours, and to bridge the gap of access to healthcare for families living in rural or remote areas. 


Broad Research Areas:
Physical Activity, Childhood Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Health Behaviours.



  • 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, vol. 51, pp. 2527 - 2546,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ha L; Mizrahi D; Cohn RJ; Simar D; Wakefield CE; Signorelli C, 2021, 'Accuracy of perceived physical activity and fitness levels among childhood cancer survivors', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 68, pp. e29134,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ha L; Mizrahi D; Wakefield CE; Cohn RJ; Simar D; Signorelli C, 2021, 'The Use of Activity Trackers in Interventions for Childhood Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Systematic Review', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 14,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ha L; Mizrahi D; Ness KK, 2020, 'A Decision-Making Algorithm for Children with Suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019', JAMA Pediatrics, vol. 174, pp. 1220 - 1222,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mizrahi D; Wakefield CE; Simar D; Ha L; McBride J; Field P; Cohn RJ; Fardell JE, 2020, 'Barriers and enablers to physical activity and aerobic fitness deficits among childhood cancer survivors', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 67, pp. e28339,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mizrahi D; Wakefield C; Ha L; Cohn R; Simar D; Fardell J, 2019, 'Satisfaction with an exercise physiology consultation after treatment for childhood cancer: An opportunity for healthy lifestyle education', Heart and Mind, vol. 3, pp. 77 - 77,
  • Conference Abstracts | 2020
    McBride J; Plush L; Field P; Ha L; Simar D; Cohn R; Mizrahi D, 2020, 'AP 011: EXERCISE INTOLERANCE IN CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS', in Respirology, Wiley, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC, Australia, Vol. 25, presented at Conference: TSANZSRS 2020 The Australia & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (ANZSRS/TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting for Leaders in Lung Health & Respiratory Science, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, VIC, Australia, 27 March 2020 - 31 March 2020,

  • ARC Outstanding Student Award 2021, Top 10% 
  • UNSW 3 Minute Thesis University Finalist. Watch her compelling presentation here: