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Dr Steve Fraser lectures in the area of Exercise Physiology in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also supervises higher degree students. He is an active researcher in the area of exercise in the treatment and prevention of Type 2 diabetes.
Unit Chair HSE 701 Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
Unit Chair HSE 320 Exercise in Health and Disease
HSE303 Exercise Metabolism
Dr Fraser is interested in the role exercise plays in improving insulin sensitivity and the use of resistance exercise as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Techniques used to investigate this include animal models of diabetes, and human studies measuring oral glucose tolerance, and muscle biopsies to investigating signalling pathways that improve glucose disposal. He has also recently investigated lifestyle interventions to reduce obesity in adolescents.
Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science
Australian Physiological Society
European Association for the Study of Diabetes
American College of Sports Medicine
Dr Fraser is involved in the Deakin University Human Ethics Advisory Group.
He has reviewed scientific papers for Diabetes Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Dr Fraster also delivers presentations to community groups including ACHPER, local hospitals and schools.
3rd Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) Conference, Melbourne Australia. 2008
S. F. Fraser, S. L. La Vita, S. Lessard, & J.A Hawley. (2007) Effect of Rosiglitazone and Exercise on Na+K+ATPase function in insulin resistant rat skeletal muscle. European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Amsterdam (in Diabetologia, 50 Supp 1).
Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Fraser, S., Greenway, K., & Mann, N. (2007). Future directions for the Choose Health Program: Extension and dissemination of an efficacious treatment for adolescent obesity. Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity; 16th Annual Scientific meeting. Canberra
Brennan L, Wilks R, Walkley, J, Fraser, S, Greenway, K. (2006). Efficacy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the Treatment of Overweight and Obese Adolescents. [Abstract]. Obesity Reviews, 7 (Suppl. 2), 88-89.
Fraser, S., Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Wilks, R., Greenway, K. (2005). Prediction of Oxygen Uptake from Workload and Heart Rate For Obese Adolescents. Medicine and Science in Sport And Exercise 37(5), S20. (ACSM, Nashville).
S.L Lo Giudice, and S.F Fraser. Rosiglitazone compromises Na+,K+-ATPase function in skeletal muscle of Obese Zucker Rats. Proceedings of the 1st MyoNak Conference: Potassium, sodium and the function of heart and skeletal muscle, Sandsbjerg, Denmark 2005.