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Ms Frances Taylor

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours)

Frances is a PhD student within the Physical Activity and Behavioural Epidemiology laboratories, and is enrolled through the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University. Frances is currently studying 'The impact of prolonged sitting and intermittent physical activity on vascular function across states of dysmetabolism in adults'. To accomplish this, Frances is coordinating clinical trials in populations with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Frances also plans to further her investigations in populations with hypertension through epidemiological studies.

Prior to her PhD, Frances completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) through the Australian Catholic University where her research focused on the impact of sugary drinks on vascular function.

Frances is supervised by Prof David Dunstan, Prof Ester Cerin (Australian Catholic University), Prof Danny Green (University of Western Australia) and Dr Nirav Maniar (Australian Catholic University).


  • Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend (2018–2021)
  • Australian Catholic University Top-up Scholarship (2018–2021)


  • Australian Society for Medical Research 3MT Runner Up (2019)
  • Australian Catholic University 3MT Runner Up (2019)
  • Geraldine Naughton Student Presentation Award (2019)

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