Dr Mandy Hagstrom

Lecturer in Exercise & Sports Science - School of Science and Technology

Phone: +61 + 61 2 6773 3166

Email: ahagstro@une.edu.au


Mandy’s PhD examined the effect of strength training on immune function in breast cancer survivors.  Prior to starting her academic career in New Zealand, Mandy has worked in a clinical exercise rehabilitation setting with a variety of populations.  Mandy also has an interest in advanced strength training, including the competitive disciplines of weightlifting and powerlifting.


BSc (Sport and exercise)

PgDipSci (Exercise rehabilitation)

MSc (Exercise rehabilitation)

PhD (Health science)

Teaching Areas

EXSC260, EXSC370, EXSC360

Research Interests

Mandy has a strong interest in adaptations to exercise, particularly following resistance training, in clinical populations.  Mandy is currently supervising a PhD student examining the effect of exercise on the human gut microbiome.  Mandy also participates in multiple research collaborations both within the University and externally relating to both sports performance, and to health and exercise.


Hagstrom AD & Shorter K. Creatine kinase, neuromuscular fatigue and the contact codes of football: A Systematic review and meta-analysis of pre and post-match differences.  European Journal of Sports Science.  2018.  In press.

Hagstrom AD & Denham J. microRNAs in High and Low Responders to Resistance Training in Breast Cancer Survivors.  International journal of sports medicine.  2018: 39; 1-7

Denham J, Gray A, Scott-Hamilton J, Hagstrom AD. Sprint interval training decreases circulating MicroRNAs important for muscle development. International journal of sports medicine. 2018 Jan;39(01):67-72.

Hagstrom AD, Denham J. The Effect of Resistance Training on Telomere Length in Women Recovering from Breast Cancer. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2018 Jan 26;3(1):9.

Denham J, Gray AJ, Scott‐Hamilton J, Hagstrom AD, Murphy AJ. Small non‐coding RNA s are altered by short‐term sprint interval training in men. Physiological reports. 2018 Apr;6(7):e13653.

Denham J, Scott-Hamilton J, Hagstrom AD, Gray AJ. Cycling Power Outputs Predict Functional Threshold Power And Maximum Oxygen Uptake. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2017 Sep.

Hackett D, Hagstrom AD. Effect of Overnight Fasted Exercise on Weight Loss and Body Composition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2017 Nov 25;2(4):43.

Ezzy A, Hagstrom AD, Shorter K, Gray AJ. Anthropometric, Strength, Climbing and Training Characteristics that Predict Outdoor Rock Climbing Performance.  The Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.  Accepted 2017. In Press.

Hagstrom AD, Shorter KA, Marshall PW. Changes in unilateral upper limb muscular strength and EMG activity following a 16 week strength training intervention survivors of breast cancer. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001890.

Hagstrom AD, Marshall PW, Lonsdale C, Papalia S, Cheema BS, Toben C, Baune BT, Singh MA, Green S. The effect of resistance training on markers of immune function and inflammation in previously sedentary women recovering from breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.:1-2. Published online 28.01.2016; DOI 10.1007/s10549-016-3688-0

Hagstrom AD, Marshall PWM, Lonsdale C, Fiatarone Singh MA, Green S.  Resistance training improves fatigue and quality of life in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors:  a randomised controlled trial.  European Journal of Cancer Care. 2015,published online 23.11.2015.  DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12422

Marshall PW, McKee AD, Murphy BA. Impaired trunk and ankle stability in subjects with functional ankle instability. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 2009 Aug;41(8):1549-57.


Hackett, D., O’Connor, H., Slater, G., Mavros, Y., Clarke, J., Keogh, J., McClellan, C. and  Hagstrom, A.D.,  Physique traits, muscle performance, and healthy status of natural body builders and powerlifters.  Bond University CRN AESS grant scheme (2015), $28,728.

Cheema BS, Baune BT, Fiatarone Singh M.  Effect of resistance training on natural killer cell activity in women recovering from breast cancer treatment: A randomised controlled trial, University of Western Sydney Research Grant Scheme (2012), $24,650.  (Unnamed key author).