Doctor Bobby Cheema

Doctor Bobby Cheema

SNR LECT SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE,
Dean's Unit - School of Science and Health

Biography

Dr Cheema joined the University of Western Sydney (UWS) in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer of Sport & Exercise Science. His research to date has demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise training in chronically diseased and at-risk populations, including individuals with end-stage renal disease, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He is also interested in investigating the health benefits of yoga, meditation, and multi-disciplinary interventions and currently collaborates with colleagues in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Nutritional Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing and Midwifery. Prior to moving to UWS in 2009, Dr Cheema lectured at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, for a period of three years (2006-2008). He has earned advanced degrees in Exercise Science from the University of British Columbia (1999) and the University of Victoria (2002) in Canada, and completed his doctorate at the University of Sydney, Australia (2006). 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Cheema.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Science and Health

Contact

Email: B.Cheema@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3795
Mobile:
Location: 24.2.57
Campbelltown
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400887 Clinical Exercise Physiology 1, 2012
  • 400904 Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science, 2012

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Cheema, B. and Chan, D. (2014), 'Resistance training in chronic renal failure', Resistance Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease, CRC 9781466501058.

Journal Articles

  • Hewett, Z., Pumpa, K., Smith, C., Fahey, P. and Cheema, B. (2017), 'Effect of a 16-week Bikram yoga program on heart rate variability and associated cardiovascular disease risk factors in stressed and sedentary adults : a randomized controlled trial', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 17 .
  • Hagstrom, A., Marshall, P., Lonsdale, C., Papalia, S., Cheema, B., Toben, C., Baune, B., Fiatarone Singh, M. and Green, S. (2016), '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, vol 155, no 3 , pp 471 - 482.
  • Hagstrom, A., Marshall, P., Lonsdale, C., Cheema, B., Fiatarone Singh, M. and Green, S. (2016), 'Resistance training improves fatigue and quality of life in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors : a randomised controlled trial', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 25, no 5 , pp 784 - 794.
  • Chan, D., Green, S., Fiatarone Singh, M., Barnard, R. and Cheema, B. (2016), 'Development, feasibility, and efficacy of a customized exercise device to deliver intradialytic resistance training in patients with end stage renal disease : non-randomized controlled crossover trial', Hemodialysis International, vol 20, no 4 , pp 650 - 660.
  • Chan, D. and Cheema, B. (2016), 'Progressive resistance training in end-stage renal disease : systematic review', American Journal of Nephrology, vol 44, no 1 , pp 32 - 45.
  • Urroz, P., Colagiuri, B., Smith, C., Yeung, A. and Cheema, B. (2016), 'Effect of acupuncture and instruction on physiological recovery from maximal exercise : a balanced-placebo controlled trial', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 16 .
  • Vizza, L., Smith, C., Swaraj, S., Agho, K. and Cheema, B. (2016), 'The feasibility of progressive resistance training in women with polycystic ovary syndrome : a pilot randomized controlled trial', BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 8, no 14 .
  • Cheema, B., Davies, T., Stewart, M., Papalia, S. and Atlantis, E. (2015), 'The feasibility and effectiveness of high-intensity boxing training versus moderate-intensity brisk walking in adults with abdominal obesity : a pilot study', BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol 7, no 3 .
  • Atlantis, E. and Cheema, B. (2015), 'Effect of audience response system technology on learning outcomes in health students and professionals : an updated systematic review', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, vol 13, no 1 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Hewett, Z., Cheema, B., Pumpa, K. and Smith, C. (2015), 'The effects of Bikram yoga on health : critical review and clinical trial recommendations', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2015 .
  • Cheema, B., Chan, D., Fahey, P. and Atlantis, E. (2014), 'Effect of progressive resistance training on measures of skeletal muscle hypertrophy, muscular strength and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Sports Medicine, vol 44, no 8 , pp 1125 - 1138.
  • Cheema, B., Robergs, R. and Askew, C. (2014), 'Exercise physiologists emerge as allied healthcare professionals in the era of non-communicable disease pandemics : a report from Australia, 2006-2012', Sports Medicine, vol 44, no 7 , pp 869 - 877.
  • Yeung, A., Kiat, H., Denniss, A., Cheema, B., Bensoussan, A., Machliss, B., Colagiuri, B. and Chang, D. (2014), 'Randomised controlled trial of a 12 week yoga intervention on negative affective states, cardiovascular and cognitive function in post-cardiac rehabilitation patients', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 14 .
  • Cheema, B., Kilbreath, S., Fahey, P., Delaney, G. and Atlantis, E. (2014), 'Safety and efficacy of progressive resistance training in breast cancer : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment , vol 148, no 2 , pp 249 - 268.
  • Rowlands, D., Page, R., Sukala, W., Giri, M., Ghimbovschi, S., Hayat, I., Cheema, B., Lys, I., Leikis, M., Sheard, P., Wakefield, S., Breier, B., Hathout, Y., Brown, K., Marathi, R., Orkunoglu-Suer, F., Devaney, J., Leiken, B., Many, G. and Krebs, J. (2014), 'Multi-omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and miRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in Type 2 diabetic obesity', Physiological Genomics, vol 46, no 20 , pp 747 - 765.
  • Cheema, B., Vizza, L. and Swaraj, S. (2014), 'Progressive resistance training in polycystic ovary syndrome : can pumping iron improve clinical outcomes?', Sports Medicine, vol 44, no 9 , pp 1197 - 1207.
  • Asamoah, S., Siegler, J., Chang, D., Scholey, A., Yeung, A. and Cheema, B. (2013), 'Effect of aerobic training on cognitive function and arterial stiffness in sedentary young adults : a pilot randomized controlled trial', Physiology Journal, vol 2013 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Sukala, W., Page, R., Lonsdale, C., Lys, I., Rowlands, D., Krebs, J., Leikis, M. and Cheema, B. (2013), 'Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol 10, no 5 , pp 699 - 707.
  • Cheema, B., Houridis, A., Busch, L., Raschke-Cheema, V., Melville, G., Marshall, P., Chang, D., Machliss, B., Lonsdale, C., Bowman, J. and Colagiuri, B. (2013), 'Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability : outcomes of a randomized controlled trial', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 13, no 82 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Brooks, C., Siegler, J., Cheema, B. and Marshall, P. (2013), 'No relationship between body mass index and changes in pain and disability after exercise rehabilitation for patients with mild to moderate chronic low back pain', Spine, vol 38, no 25 , pp 2190 - 2195.
  • Sukala, W., Page, R., Rowlands, D., Krebs, J., Lys, I., Leikis, M., Pearce, J. and Cheema, B. (2012), 'South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes : comparison of aerobic and resistance training', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 112, no 1 , pp 317 - 325.
  • Sukala, W., Page, R., Rowlands, D., Lys, I., Krebs, J., Leikis, M. and Cheema, B. (2012), 'Exercise intervention in New Zealand Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes : cultural considerations and clinical trial recommendations', Australasian Medical Journal, vol 5, no 8 , pp 429 - 435.
  • Sukala, W., Page, R. and Cheema, B. (2012), 'Exercise training in high-risk ethnic populations with type 2 diabetes : a systematic review of clinical trials', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, vol 97, no 2 , pp 206 - 216.
  • Cornish, A., Broadbent, S. and Cheema, B. (2011), 'Interval training for patients with coronary artery disease', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 111, no 4 , pp 579 - 589.
  • Cheema, B., Abas, H., Smith, B., O'Sullivan, A., Chan, M., Patwardhan, A., Kelly, J., Gillin, A., Pang, G., Lloyd, B., Berger, K., Baune, B. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011), 'Effect of resistance training during hemodialysis on circulating cytokines: A randomized controlled trial', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol 111, no 7 , pp 1437 - 1445.
  • Marshall, P., Cashman, A. and Cheema, B. (2011), 'A randomized controlled trial for the effect of passive stretching on measures of hamstring extensibility, passive stiffness, strength, and stretch tolerance', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol 14, no 6 , pp 535 - 540.
  • Cheema, B., Abas, H., Smith, B., O'Sullivan, A., Chan, M., Patwardhan, A., Kelly, J., Gillin, A., Pang, G., LLoyd, B., Berger, K., Baune, B. and Singh, M. (2010), 'Investigation of skeletal muscle quantity and quality in end-stage renal disease', Nephrology, vol 15, no 4 , pp 454 - 463.
  • Cheema, B. (2008), 'Tackling the survival issue in end stage renal disease: Time to get physical on haemodialysis', Nephrology, vol 7 , pp 560 - 569.
  • Raschke, V. and Cheema, B. (2008), 'Colonisation, the New World Order, and the eradication of traditional food habits in East Africa: historical perspective on the nutrition transition', Public Health Nutrition, vol 11, no 7 , pp 662 - 674.
  • Cheema, B., Gaul, C., Lane, K. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2008), 'Progressive Resistance Training in Breast Cancer: A systematic review of clinical trials', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol 109, no 1 , pp 9 - 26.
  • Raschke-Cheema, V., Oltersdorf, U., Elmadfa, I., Wahlqvist, M., Kouris-Blazos, A. and Cheema, B. (2008), 'Investigation of the dietary intake and health status in East Africa in the 1960s : a systematic review of the historic Oltersdorf Collection', Ecology of Food and Nutrition, vol 47, no 1 , pp 1 - 43.
  • Cheema, B., Raschke, V., Oltersdorf, U., Elmadfa, I., Wahlqvist, M. and Kouris-Blazos, A. (2007), 'The need for an online collection of traditional African food habits', African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND Online), vol 7, no 1 , pp 1 - 22.
  • Cheema, B., Raschke-Cheema, V., Oltersdorf, U., Elmadfa, I., Wahlqvist, M. and Kouris-Blazos, A. (2007), 'Content of a novel online collection of traditional east African food habits (1930s-1960s): Data collected by the Max-Planck-Nutrition Research Unit, Bumbuli, Tanzania', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 16, no 1 , pp 140 - 151.
  • Cheema, B., Chan, M. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007), 'Progressive resistance training and nutrition in renal failure', Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol 17, no 1 , pp 84 - 87.
  • Cheema, B., Lassere, M., Shnier, R. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2007), 'Rotator cuff tear in an elderly woman performing progressive resistance training: Case report from a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol 4, no 1 , pp 113 - 120.
  • Cheema, B., Abas, H., Smith, B., O'Sullivan, A., Chan, M., Patwardhan, A., Kelly, J. and + 4 Other Externals, . (2007), 'Progressive exercise for anabolism in kidney disease (PEAK): A randomized controlled trial of resistance training during hemodialysis', Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol 18, no 5 , pp 1594 - 1601.
  • Cheema, B., Abas, H., Smith, B., O'Sullivan, A., Chan, M., Patwardhan, A., Kelly, J. and + 4 Other Externals, A. (2007), 'Randomized controlled trial of intradialytic resistance training to target muscle wasting in end-stage renal disease: The PEAK study', American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol 50, no 4 , pp 574 - 584.
  • Raschke-Cheema, V., Cheema, B., Oltersdorf, U., Elmadfa, I., Wahlqvist, M. and Kouris-Blazos, A. (2007), 'The need for an online collection of traditional African food habits', African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), vol 7, no 1 , pp 1 - 22.
  • Raschke-Cheema, V. and Cheema, B. (2007), 'Colonization, the New World Order and the Eradication of Traditional Food Habits in East Africa: Historical Perspective on the Nutrition Transition', Public Health Nutrition, vol 11, no 7 , pp 662 - 674.
  • Cheema, B. and Gaul, C. (2006), 'Full body training improves fitness and quality of life in survivors of breast cancer', Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol 20, no 1 , pp 14 - 21.
  • Cheema, B., O'Sullivan, A., Chan, M., Patwardhan, A., Kelly, J., Gillin, A. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2006), 'Progressive resistance training during hemodialysis: Rationale and method of a randomized controlled trial', Hemodialysis International, vol 10, no 3 , pp 303 - 310.
  • Cheema, B., Smith, B. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2005), 'A rationale for intradialytic exercise training as standard clinical practice in ESRD', American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol 45, no 5 , pp 912 - 916.
  • Cheema, B. and Fiatarone Singh, M. (2005), 'Exercise training in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis: A systematic review of clinical trials', American Journal of Nephrology, vol 25, no 4 , pp 352 - 364.

Research

Health-related benefits of resistance training and hatha yoga; Mind-body interventions; Exercise as preventative medicine; Health & well-being. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Cheema.

Previous Projects

Title: Effects of resistance training on natural killer cell activity in women recovering from breast cancer treatment: a randomised controlled trial
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2014-03-01
ID: P00020545
Western Researchers: Bobby Cheema
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Effect of an office worksite-based yoga program on heart rate variability: A randomised controlled trial
Years: 2010-11-02 - 2011-11-01
ID: P00019242
Western Researchers: Bobby Cheema and Caroline Smith
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Doctor Cheema is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: The Efficacy of Bikram Yoga in Stressed and Sedentary Adults
Field of Research: OTHER NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Title: Randomised Controlled Trial of a 12 Week Yoga Intervention On Negative Affective States, Cardiovascular and Cognitive Function in Post-Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Field of Research:
Title: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Intradialytic Yoga for Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Effect of Intradialytic Progressive Resistance Training on Arterial Stiffness and Associated Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
Field of Research: PHYSIOTHERAPY; OTHER HEALTH; HEALTH NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Thesis: Effect of Intradialytic Progressive Resistance Training on Arterial Stiffness and Associated Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
Title: Effect of Resistance Training on Natural Killer Cell Activity in Women Recovering from Breast Cancer Treatment: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Field of Research: MEDICAL SCIENCE; NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Thesis: Effect of Resistance Training on Natural Killer Cell Activity in Women Recovering from Breast Cancer Treatment: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Title: Effects of Progressive Resistance Training in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Feasibility Study
Field of Research: HUMAN MOVEMENT; OTHER HEALTH; SPORTS COACHING, OFFICIATING AND INSTRUCTION
Thesis: Effects of Progressive Resistance Training in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A feasibility study
Title: The Effects of Acupuncture and Instruction on Post-Exercise Recovery: A Balanced-Placebo Controlled Trial
Field of Research: HUMAN MOVEMENT; COMPLEMENTATY THERAPIES; PSYCHOLOGY
Thesis: The Effects of Acupuncture and Instruction on Post-Exercise Recovery: A Balanced-Placebo Controlled Trial

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