Dr. Paul Mackie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. He obtained his PhD in Physiotherapy (2021) at the University of Newcastle (Australia), and his MSC (by Research) in Exercise and Health and undergraduate in Sports and Exercise Science (BSc Hons) at the University of Bedfordshire (UK).
Paul’s primary interest during his PhD was the effects of interrupting prolonged sitting time with light-intensity standing-based exercises on blood pressure and postprandial glucose response in stroke survivors. As a recipient of an MSFHR Research Trainee award, he will continue his research in stroke and investigate the effects of telehealth chair-based exercise interventions in stroke survivors with mobility impairments.
Paul is also the secretary of the Sedentary Behaviour Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, and has an active interest in reducing sedentary lifestyles and getting people engaging in physical activity, especially in those with a compromised health.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Paul, please see ResearchGate.