Isaac’s PhD research focused on the benefits of conventional and eccentrically-biased weight training for older adults. His research at ISEAL investigated how weight and aerobic training for healthy older adults may help improve thinking abilities.
Currently, Isaac is focused on extending the line of research opened through his PhD as well as other areas such as evaluating activity monitors and investigating the benefits of on-campus physical activity programs for University students.
- Applied Exercise Science Teaching Award, 2009
Isaac is a lecturer in the Discipline of Exercise Sciences. The main courses he teaches are Principles of Exercise Science, Exercise Prescription and Programming, and Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. He is also the director of the Exercise Rehabilitation Clinic.
- BHM (Hons) UTAS
- PhD RMIT
While completing his PhD in RMIT’s Discipline of Exercises, Isaac was employed as an Associate Lecturer and taught into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) program.
Isaac then took on the role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) and also acted as a placement supervisor for students completing the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology before coming back to RMIT as a lecturer.
- Member and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise and Sports Science Australia
- Member, Australian Association of Gerontology
- Selva Raj, I.,Bird, S.,Westfold, B.,Shield, A. (2017). Determining criteria to predict repeatability of performance in older adults: using coefficients of variation for strength and functional measures In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 25, 94 - 98
- Johnson, L.,Butson, M.,Polman, R.,Selva Raj, I.,Borkoles, E.,Scott, D.,Aitken, D.,Jones, G. (2016). (In Press) Light physical activity is positively associated with cognitive performance in older community dwelling adults. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, , 1 - 19
- Johnson, L.,Addamo, P.,Selva Raj, I.,Borkoles, E.,Wyckelsma, V.,Cyarto, E.,Polman, R. (2016). An acute bout of exercise improves the cognitive performance of older adults In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, , 591 - 598
- Price, K.,Bird, S.,Lythgo, N.,Selva Raj, I.,Wong, J.,Lynch, C. (2016). Validation of the Fitbit One, Garmin Vivofit and Jawbone UP activity tracker in estimation of energy expenditure during treadmill walking and running In: Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, , 1 - 8
- Selva Raj, I.,Bird, S.,Shield, A. (2016). (In Press) Ultrasound measurements of skeletal muscle architecture are associated with strength and functional capacity in older adults In: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, , 1 - 9
- Selva Raj, I.,Westfold, B.,Shield, A.,Linden, M.,Bird, S. (2014). The acute effects of eccentrically-biased versus conventional weight training in older adults: A randomised controlled cross-over study In: Journal of Frailty and Aging, 3, 132 - 138
- Selva Raj, I.,Bird, S.,Shield, A. (2012). Reliability of ultrasonographic measurement of the architecture of the vastus lateralis and gastrocnemius medialis muscles in older adults In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 32, 65 - 70
- Selva Raj, I.,Bird, S.,Westfold, B.,Shield, A. (2012). Effects of eccentrically biased versus conventional weight training in older adults In: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44, 1167 - 1176
- Selva Raj, I.,Bird, S.,Shield, A. (2010). Aging and the force-velocity relationship of muscles In: Experimental Gerontology, 45, 81 - 90
- Williams, A.,Selva Raj, I.,Stucas, K.,Fell, J.,Dickenson, D.,Gregory, J. (2009). Cycling efficiency and performance following short-term training using uncoupled cranks In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 4, 18 - 28
- Associations between physical activity, quality of life (QoL) and mental health in patients with Alopecia Areata: The Physical Activity, quality of Life and Mental health (PALM) study. . Funded by: Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation Grant 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
- The effects of eccentrically-biased and traditional resistance training on force-velocity characteristics, muscle architecture, functional capacity and arterial stiffness in older adults. Funded by: Australian Association of Gerontology Research Grant pre-2014 from (2009 to 2009)
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