Bobby Cheema


Associate Professor 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 and 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.

Research focus

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes

Awards and recognition

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


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


  • 2006 PhD Exercise Physiology, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2002 MSc Exercise Physiology University of Victoria, Canada
  • 1999 BHK Exercise Science University of British Columbia, Canada


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