Bobby Cheema

Bobby_Cheema

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PhD Exercise Physiology, Sydney University 2006

MSc Exercise Physiology University of Victoria, Canada, 2002

BHK Exercise Science University of British Columbia, Canada, 1999 

Dr. Cheema is interested in investigating the health benefits of yoga, meditation, and multi-disciplinary interventions and currently collaborates with colleagues in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing and Midwifery. He joined Western Sydney University in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer of Sport & Exercise Science. His research to date has demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise training in chronically diseased and at-risk populations, including individuals with end-stage renal disease, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Grants / Projects

Dr Cheema's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including NHMRC and local and international industry.

See a full list of past and current projects (opens in a new window).

Awards

Best Sport and Exercise Science Research Article in a Peer-reviewed Journal, Awarded by Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ), 2008

Professional Memberships

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (2009-present)
  • Sports Medicine Australia (2010-present)

Publications

Books / Book Sections

Cheema BS & Chan D. Resistance training in chronic kidney disease. In: Ciccolo J & Kraemer W editors Resistance Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, 2014

Cheema B.  The effectiveness of a combined aerobic and resistance training program for breast cancer survivors: Participant Training Manual. Victoria: B Cheema, 2001.

Cheema B, Gaul C.  Efficacy of exercise programs for women with breast cancer.  In:  Connections 2001 (S.L. Gibbons, ed.).  Victoria, BC:  University of Victoria, 2001.  

Journal Articles

2015

Hewett ZL, Cheema BS, Pumpa KL, Smith CA. The effects of Bikram Yoga on health: Critical review and clinical trial recommendations. Evid-Based Complem Alt. 2015;2015:1-13. DOI: 10.1155/2015/428427.

Cheema BS, Davies TB, Stewart M, Papalia S, Atlantis E. The feasibility and effectiveness of high-intensity boxing training versus moderate-intensity brisk walking in adults with abdominal obesity: A pilot study. BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015;7(3). DOI: 10.1186/2052-1847-7-3.

Atlantis E, Cheema BS. Effect of audience response system technology on learning outcomes in health students and professionals: an updated systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. 2015;13(1):3-8.

2014

Rowlands DS, Page RA, Sukala WR, Giri M, Ghimbovschi SD, Hayat I, et al. Multi-omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and miRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in Type 2 diabetic obesity. Physiol Genomics. [10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024.2014]. 2014;46(20):747-65. DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024.2014

Cheema BS, Kilbreath SL, Fahey PP, Delaney GP, Atlantis E. Safety and efficacy of progressive resistance training in breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014;148:249-68. DOI: 10.1007/s10549-014-3162-9.

Cheema BS, Vizza L, Swaraj S. Progressive resistance training in polycystic ovary syndrome: Can pumping iron improve clinical outcomes? Sports Med. 2014;44(9):1197-207. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0206-6.

Rowlands DS, Page RA, Sukala WR, Giri M, Ghimbovschi SD, Hayat I, et al. Multi-omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and miRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in Type 2 diabetic obesity. Physiol Genomics. [10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024.2014]. 2014;46(20):747-65. DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024.2014

Yeung A, Kiat H, Denniss A, Cheema B, Bensoussan A, Machliss B, et al. Randomised controlled trial of a 12 week yoga intervention on negative affective states, cardiovascular and cognitive function in post-cardiac rehabilitation patients. BMC Complem Altern M. 2014;14(1):411. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-411.

Cheema BS, Chan D, Fahey P, Atlantis E. Effect of progressive resistance training on measures of skeletal muscle hypertrophy, muscular strength and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Med. 2014; (in press). DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0176-8

Cheema BS, Robergs RA, Askew CD. Exercise physiologists emerge as allied healthcare professionals in the era of non-communicable disease pandemics: A report from Australia, 2006-2012. Sports Med. 2014; (in press). DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0173-y. 

2013 

Brooks C, Siegler JC, Cheema BS, Marshall PWM.  No relationship between body mass index and changes in pain and disability following exercise rehabilitation for patients with mild to moderate chronic low back pain. Spine, in press.

Cheema B, Houridis A, Busch L, Raschke-Cheema V, Melville G, Marshall P, Chang D, Machliss B, Lonsdale C, Bowman J, Colagiuri B.  Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Complem Altern M 2013;13:82. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-82

Sukala WR, Page RA, Lonsdale C, Rowlands DS, Krebs J, Lys I, Leikis ML, Cheema BS.  Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2013; 10(5):699-707. 

Asamoah S, Siegler J, Chang D, Scholey A, Yeung A, Cheema BS.  Effect of aerobic training on cognitive function and arterial stiffness in sedentary young adults:  A pilot randomized controlled trial. Physiology Journal 2013; Article ID 847325, 9 pages DOI: 10.1155/2013/847325

Urroz P, Colagiuri B, Smith CA, Cheema BS.  Effect of acute acupuncture treatment on exercise performance and post-exercise recovery: A systematic review. J Altern Complem Med 2013; 19(1):9-16.

2012 

Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Krebs J, Leikis ML, Cheema BS.  Exercise intervention in New Zealand Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes:  Cultural considerations and clinical trial recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal 2012; 5(8): 429-435.

Sukala WR, Page RA, Cheema BS. Exercise training in high-risk ethnic populations with type 2 diabetes:  A systematic review of clinical trials.  Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2012; 97:206-216.

Sukala WR, Page RA, Cheema BS. Targeting the type 2 diabetes epidemic in Polynesia:  Historical perspective and rationale for exercise intervention trials.  Ethnic Dis 2012; 22: 123-128. 

Melville GW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Marshall P, Cheema BS. Fifteen minutes of chair-based yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit a relaxation response. Evidence-based Complem  Altern Med 2012; Article ID 501986, 9 pages, DOI:10.1155/2012/501986

Sukala W, Page R, Rowlands DS, Krebs J, Lys I, Leikis ML, Pearce J, Cheema BS.  South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes: Comparison of aerobic and resistance training. Eur J Appl Physiol 2012; 112:317–325.  

2011 

Marshall PWM, Cashman A, Cheema BS. A randomized controlled trial for the effect of passive stretching on measures of hamstring extensibility, passive stiffness, strength, and stretch tolerance.  J Sci Med Sport 2011;14:535-540.

Cheema BS, Marshall PW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Machliss B.  Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability:  A randomized controlled trial.  BMC Public Health 2011; 11:578 (P1-5).

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Berger K, Baune BT, Fiatarone Singh M. Effect of resistance training during hemodialysis on circulating cytokines: A randomized controlled trial. Eur J Appl Physiol 2011; 111:1437–1445.

Cornish AK, Broadbent S, Cheema BS. Interval training for patients with coronary artery disease: A systematic review. Eur J Appl Physiol 2011; 111:579–589.

2010 

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Berger K, Baune BT, Fiatarone Singh M.  Investigation of skeletal muscle quantity and quality in end-stage renal disease. Nephrology 2010; 15:454-463.

2008 

Cheema B.  Tackling the survival issue in end stage renal disease: Time to get physical on haemodialysis. Nephrology 2008; 13:560-569.

Cheema B, Gaul CA, Lane K, Fiatarone Singh MA.  Progressive resistance training in breast cancer:  A systematic review of clinical trials.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2008; 109:9-26. 

Raschke V, Oltersdorf U, Elmadfa I, Wahlqvist M, Cheema B, Kouris-Blazos A.   Investigation of the dietary intake and health status in East Africa in the 1960s: A systematic review of the Historic Oltersdorf Collection.  Ecol Food Nutr 2008; 47:1-43.

Raschke V, Cheema B.  Colonization, the New World Order, and the eradication of traditional food habits in East Africa:  Historical perspective on the nutrition transition. Public Health Nutr 2008; 11:662-674.

2007 

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Fiatarone Singh M.  Randomized controlled trial of intradialytic resistance training to target muscle wasting in end-stage renal disease: The PEAK study. Am J Kidney Dis 2007; 50:574-584.

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Fiatarone Singh M. Progressive exercise for anabolism in kidney disease (PEAK):  A randomized controlled trial of resistance training during hemodialysis.  J Am Soc Nephrol 2007; 18:1594-1601.

Cheema B, Lassere M, Shnier R, Fiatarone Singh M. Rotator cuff tear in an elderly woman performing progressive resistance training:  Case report from a randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2007;4(1):113-120.

Chan M, Cheema B, Fiatarone Singh MA.  Progressive resistance training and nutrition in renal failure.  J Renal Nutr 2007; 7(1):84-87.

Raschke V, Oltersdorf U, Elmadfa I, Wahlqvist M, Cheema B, Kouris-Blazos A.  Content of a novel online collection of traditional east African food habits (1930s-1960s): Data collected by the Max-Planck-Nutrition Research Unit, Bumbuli, Tanzania.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007; 16:140-51.

Raschke V, Oltersdorf U, Elmadfa I, Wahlqvist M, Kouris-Blazos A, Cheema B.  The need for an online collection of traditional African food habits.  African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND Online) 2007; 7(1):1-22.

2006 

Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Fiatarone Singh MA. Progressive resistance training during hemodialysis:  Rationale and method of a randomized controlled trial.  Hemodial Int 2006; 10(3):303-310. 

Cheema B. Progressive resistance training during maintenance hemodialysis to counteract catabolism in end-stage renal disease. Sydney, NSW:  University of Sydney.  Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, 2006

Cheema B, Gaul C.  Full body training improves fitness and quality of life in survivors of breast cancer.  J Strength Cond Res 2006; 20(1):14-21.

2005 

Cheema B, Fiatarone Singh M. Exercise training in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis: A systematic review of clinical trials. Am J Nephrol 2005; 25(4):352-364.

Cheema B, Smith B, Fiatarone Singh M.  A rationale for intradialytic exercise training as standard clinical practice in ESRD.  Am J Kidney Dis 2005; 45(5):912-916.

Cheema, B.  The Efficacy of a full-body resistance and aerobic exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria. Master of Science Thesis, 2002.

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

Hayat I, Rowlands D, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page RA.  Effect of aerobic exercise on Leptin and PGC-1α Gene Expression in a unique cohort of morbidly obese Polynesians with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocr Rev, Vol. 33 (03_Meeting Abstracts): MON-524

Cheema B, Houridis A, Busch L, Raschke-Cheema V, Melville G, Marshall P, Chang D, Machliss B, Lonsdale C, Bowman J, Colagiuri B.  Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: A randomized controlled trial.  Med Sci Sport Exer 2012; 44(5) (supplement), S254.

Melville GW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Marshall P, Cheema BS. Fifteen minutes of chair-based yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit a relaxation response. BMC Complem Alt Med 2012; 12 (supplement 1).  

Melville GW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Marshall P, Cheema B. Fifteen minutes of yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit psychological and physiological relaxation.  J Sci Med Sport 2011; 14(7):73, (supplement).

Hayat I, Bramley R, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands D, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page R. Exercise training effects on mitochondrial activity and oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and grade 3 obesity.  Proceedings of the Australian Diabetes Society & Australia Diabetes Educators Association Annual Conference, p.123, 2011

Hayat I, Bramley R, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands D, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page R. Influence of aerobic and resistance exercise on mitochondrial activity and density of skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity.  Proceedings of the Medical Science New Zealand Conference, p. 31, 2011

Hayat I, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands D, Breier B, Krebs J, Page R. Impact of 16 weeks exercise training on mitochondrial activity and fat metabolism in skeletal muscle tissue of SPIRIT study cohort. Proceedings of the 35th New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, p.16, 2011

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Lloyd B, Berger K, Baune B, Fiatarone Singh M. Effect of intradialytic resistance training on circulating cytokines: A randomized controlled trial. J Sci Med Sport 2010; p.26, supplement.

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Exercise training in a Polynesian Group with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity in New Zealand: Effects on specific obesity markers. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Diabetes Society & Australia Diabetes Educators Association Annual Conference, p.167-168, 2010 

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Exercise training in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity: Effects on specific obesity markers. Proceedings of the New Zealand Postgraduate Conference, p.46, 2009 

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Effect of exercise training on specific obesity markers in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Proceedings of the New Investigator Presentations, Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society 76th Scientific Meeting, p.8, 2009 

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs J, Cheema BS.  Randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance training in Polynesian adults diagnosed with T2DM and visceral obesity:  Metabolic outcomes.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 2009; 34 (Suppl 1):S90.

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs J, Cheema BS.  Randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance training in Polynesian adults diagnosed with T2DM and visceral obesity:  Metabolic outcomes. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting, p.98-9, 2009 

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS.  Can exercise improve metabolic outcomes in Polynesian with "diabesity".  Proceedings of the 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, p.28, 2009

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS.  Exercise improves quality of life but not glycemic control in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity.  Proceedings of the 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, p.27, 2009 

Cheema B, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Gillin A, Kelly J, Pang G, Lloyd B, Abas H, Fiatarone Singh M. The PEAK Study: Progressive Exercise for Anabolism in Kidney disease.  Research Futures Forum Book of Abstracts, University of Western Sydney,  p. 64, 2009 

Smith B, Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Patwardhan A, Chan M, Gillin A, Kelly J, Fiatarone Singh M. Resistance training during hemodialysis reduces C-reactive protein. Results from a randomized controlled trial of progressive exercise for anabolism in kidney disease (the PEAK Study).  J Am Ger Soc 2005; 53:S13-S14.

Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Fiatarone Singh M. Randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training during maintenance hemodialysis treatment: The PEAK study.  J Aging Phys Activ 2004; 12:260. 

Noviana L, Staples D, Chan M, Cheema B, Pang, G, Kelly J, Fiatarone Singh M.  Nutritional status and physical performance in a sample of patients undergoing maintenance haemodialysis.  Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease, 2004 

Cheema B, Gaul CA.  The efficacy of a full-body resistance and aerobic exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology 2002; 27 (suppl): S8-9.

Cheema B, Gaul CA.  Upper-body exercise training for breast cancer survivors with axillary lymph node dissection. Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Breast Cancer, p.7, 2002 

Conference Presentations

Hayat I, Rowlands D, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page RA.  Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Leptin and PGC-1α Gene Expression in a Unique Cohort of Morbidly Obese Polynesians with Type 2 Diabetes.  ENDO 2012: The 94th Annual Meeting & Expo of the Endocrine Society, Houston, TX, June 23-26, 2012

Cheema B, Houridis A, Busch L, Raschke-Cheema V, Melville G, Marshall P, Chang D, Machliss B, Lonsdale C, Bowman J, Colagiuri B.  Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: A randomized controlled trial.  American College of Sports 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 29-June 2, 2012

Melville GW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Marshall P, Cheema BS. Fifteen minutes of chair-based yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit a relaxation response. The 3rd International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, Portland, OR, USA, May 15-18, 2012

Melville GW, Chang D, Colagiuri B, Marshall P, Cheema B. Fifteen minutes of yoga postures or guided meditation in the office can elicit psychological and physiological relaxation.  Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Sports Medicine Australia), Fremantle, Australia, October 19-22, 2011 

Hayat I, Bramley R, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands D, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page R.  Exercise training effects on mitochondrial activity and oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and grade 3 obesity.  Australian Diabetes Society & Australia Diabetes Educators Association Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, August 31-September 2, 2011

Hayat I, Bramley R, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands D, Breier B, Leikis M, Krebs J, Page R. Influence of aerobic and resistance exercise on mitochondrial activity and density of skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity. Medical Science New Zealand Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, August 29-31, 2011

Hayat I, Hollings A, Lys I, Sukala W, Cheema B, Rowlands, Breier B, Krebs J, Page R. Impact of 16 weeks exercise training on mitochondrial activity and fat metabolism in skeletal muscle tissue of SPIRIT study cohort.  New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, Nelson, New Zealand, May 4-6, 2011

Cheema B, Abas H, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Lloyd B, Berger K, Baune B, Fiatarone Singh M. Effect of Intradialytic Resistance Training on Circulating Cytokines: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Sports Medicine Australia), Port Douglas, Australia, November 4-6, 2010 

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Exercise training in a Polynesian Group with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity in New Zealand. Effects on specific obesity markers. Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia, September 1-3, 2010

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Exercise training in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity: Effects on specific obesity markers. New Zealand Postgraduate Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, November 20-21, 2009

Hayat I, Cheema BS, Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Brier B, Krebs J, Hoong I.  Effect of exercise training on specific obesity markers in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. New Investigator Presentations, Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society 76th Scientific Meeting, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington New Zealand, November 16, 2009 

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS.  Randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance training in Polynesian adults diagnosed with T2DM and visceral obesity:  Metabolic outcomes. Conference for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Vancouver, Canada, November 11-14, 2009

Cheema B. Exercise in "diabesity": The physiological rationale and the research evidence.  School Research Seminar Series V, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia, July 15, 2009 

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS.  Can exercise improve metabolic outcomes in Polynesian adults with "diabesity".  The 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, July 1-3, 2009 

Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS.  Exercise improves quality of life but not glycaemic control in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity.  The 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting, July 1-3, 2009 

Cheema B, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Gillin A, Kelly J, Pang G, Lloyd B, Abas H, Fiatarone Singh M. The PEAK Study: Progressive Exercise for Anabolism in Kidney disease.  Research Futures Forum, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia, February 11, 2009 

Cheema B.  The PEAK Study: Progressive Exercise for Anabolism in Kidney disease.  Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health Seminar Series, Massey University, Wellington and Palmerston North, New Zealand, August 9 and December 1, 2006 

Cheema B, Smith B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Gillin A, Kelly J, Pang G, Lloyd B, Abas H, Fiatarone Singh M.  Randomized controlled trial of intradialytic resistance training.  The 13th International Congress of Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease, Merida, Mexico, February 28 - March 4, 2006    

Smith B, Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Pang G, Lloyd B, Patwardhan A, Chan M, Gillin A, Kelly J, Fiatarone Singh M. Resistance training during hemodialysis reduces C-reactive protein. Results from a randomized controlled trial of progressive exercise for anabolism in kidney disease (the PEAK Study).  Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, Orlando, USA, May 11-15, 2005

Cheema B, Smith, B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Lloyd B, Abas H, Fiatarone Singh M. Resistance training in renal dialysis patients.  Sports Medicine Australia: New South Wales Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport.  Sydney, Australia, April 2005

Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, Fiatarone Singh M. Resistance training during maintenance hemodialysis treatment: Preliminary outcomes of PEAK.  St. George Hospital Medical Symposium. Sydney, Australia, November 2004

Noviana L, Staples D, Chan M, Cheema B, Pang G, Kelly J, Fiatarone Singh M.  Nutritional status and physical performance in a sample of patients undergoing maintenance haemodialysis.  The 12th International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease.  Venice, Italy, September 2004

Cheema B, O'Sullivan A, Chan M, Patwardhan A, Kelly J, Gillin A, & Fiatarone Singh. M.  Randomized controlled trial of resistance training during maintenance hemodialysis treatment: The PEAK study. World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity. London, Canada, August 2004

Cheema B, Gaul C. The efficacy of a full body resistance and aerobic exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Conference for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, St. Johns, Canada, October 2002

Cheema B, Gaul CA. Upper body resistance exercise training for breast cancer survivors with axillary lymph node dissection.  The 3rd World Conference on Breast Cancer, Victoria, Canada, June 2002

Barr O, Thurston A, Cheema B. Health benefits of dragon boating for breast cancer survivors. The 3rd Annual Greater Victoria Health, Recreation and Wellness Symposium, Victoria, Canada, May 2002

Cheema B, Gaul CA. Full-body resistance training for breast cancer survivors. Conference for the Pacific Northwest Exercise Group, Vancouver, Canada, February 2002

Cheema B, Gaul CA. The effectiveness of a combined aerobic and resistance training program for breast cancer survivors:  A thesis proposal. Conference for the Pacific Northwest Exercise Group, Victoria, Canada, February 2001

Cheema B, Gaul CA. Exercise training in breast cancer survivors. University of Victoria Faculty of Education Conference, Dunsmuir Lodge, Sidney, BC, Canada, 2001