Research Output per year
Student Projects Available
I will be available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students in 2018 in the following areas:
1. Sports nutrition interventions
2. Exercise physiology - with a focus on sport science or exercise oncology
Associate Professor Kate Pumpa is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitian who teaches Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition at The University of Canberra. Kate is the convenor of the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation degree within the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, and the current Performance Dietitian for the Australian Rugby Union Wallabies and the UC Capitals. Kate completed her PhD at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2008 before consulting as a Sports Dietitian to Leinster Rugby Club based in Dublin, Ireland until 2010. Kate joined the University of Canberra in a teaching and research position in 2010.
Dr Pumpa's research focuses on two distinct areas; the evaluation and application of nutritional interventions and energy expenditure assessment in athletes to assist with nutrition prescription and body composition manipulation, and the evaluation of different exercise interventions to improve outcomes in cancer patients. Current research projects include the evaluation of the efficacy of probiotics for reducing the incidence and severity of illness in elite Australian Rugby Union athletes; and the multi-site project entitled "The efficacy of Exercise during CHemotherapy for Ovarian cancer (ECHO)".
Dr Pumpa is an assistant editor for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Fitness Research. She has been the recipient of a Vice Chancellors Early Career teaching award in 2013, a Faculty of Health Teaching Excellence award in 2014, received the Young Tall Poppy Science award in 2013 and was named a state finalist for the Fresh Science Awards in 2012.
PhD, Western Sydney University
Apr 2004 → Sep 2008
Award Date: 1 Sep 2008
Master, University of Wollongong
Feb 2002 → Dec 2003
Award Date: 1 Dec 2003
Bachelor, University of Wollongong
Feb 1999 → Dec 2001
Award Date: 2 Apr 2001
Performance Dietitian2015 → …
Performance DietitianOct 2010 → Jul 2011
Performance Dietitian2010 → 2012
Performance Dietitian2008 → 2010
Accredited Exercise Physiologist2003 → 2004
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review