Dr Ashley Gluchowski

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

University Fellow


Ashley is a clinical exercise physiologist (CSEP-CEP) and certified special population specialist (NSCA-CSPS).
Ashley holds an BMSc with an honours specialisation in Medical Science (from Western University in Canada) and a MSc also in Medical Science (specialisation in pharmacology and physiology from McMaster University in Canada).
Ashley went on to work in clinical trials research in cardiovascular surgery (including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgical techniques and pharmacological interventions at the Population Health Research Institute in Canada).
Her mixed-methods PhD focused on the effects of very heavy load chronic eccentric resistance training in resistance-trained older adults (Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand).
Her first post-doc position and research fellowship looked at the awareness, knowledge, and implementation of the strength component of the UK’s Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines (University of Manchester in the UK).

Areas of Research

As a University Fellow, Ashley’s research will take a co-design approach to developing new technology to facilitate more effective and efficient exercise referrals between primary care physicians and qualified exercise professionals.
Ashley’s ambitions are to embed strength training into the healthcare system, moving toward a proactive and integrated approach to health and wellbeing, while reducing the burden and reliance on healthcare providers.
She will also continue to raise awareness of the strength training guidelines and improve strength training messaging, evidence-based programming, and options in the community for the prevention of age-associated disease and disability in middle aged and older adults.

Areas of Supervision

-Strength Training Awareness, Implementation, and/or Referral in Middle to Later Life
-Strength Training Modalities in Middle Aged and/or Older Adults

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    2013 - 2018
  • Master of Science (MSc)

    2007 - 2010