- Research Ethics
- Cardiovascular function of humans during rest, exercise and recovery.
- Assessment of exercise and physical activity capacity in healthy adults and those with chronic diseases/conditions.
- 2014 to present - Deputy Chair of Human Research Ethics Committee, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2014 to present - JCU Council Member, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2011 to present - Human Research Ethics Committee Member, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2011 to present - Research Committee Member, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2010 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2008 to 2011 - Director - Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2006 to 2009 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 2002 to 2005 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 1999 to 2001 - Associate Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
- Research Disciplines
Associate Professor Anthony Leicht is a senior academic within Sport and Exercise Science at James Cook University. He is an experienced exercise scientist/researcher with an international reputation and expertise in the responses to exercise with a particular emphasis on autonomic cardiac control.
His research foci include topics that reflect his teaching interests. A great deal of his work has involved cross-sectional and longitudinal studies including the elderly and various disease states. He has diligently contributed to the understanding of human function and health enhancement through exercise with his expertise significantly contributing to the NHMRC funded National Centre of Research Excellence to improve the management of Peripheral Arterial Disease in the elderly.
- 2013 - USQ Alumnus of the Year Faculty Award (Sciences)
- 2012 - Best Scientific Paper Presentation – Exercise Science (ESSA National Conference, Gold Coast, Australia)
- 2006 - Best Poster Presentation (AAESS National Conference, Sydney, Australia)
- 2010 to 2015 - European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
- 2007 to 2015 - Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) - Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
- 2009 to 2015 - International Society of Autonomic Neuroscience
- 2008 to 2015 - Australian Physiological Society
- 2006 to 2015 - European College of Sport Science
- 2006 to 2015 - American College of Sports Medicine
- 2004 to 2015 - American Physiological Society
- 2004 to 2015 - Queensland College of Teachers
- 2000 to 2015 - Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) - Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
- 2000 to 2015 - Australian Society for Medical Research
- 2000 to 2015 - Sports Medicine Australia
- 1998 to 2015 - International Society for Heart Research
- 2000 to 2007 - International Basketball Referee
- 1994 to 2007 - National Basketball League Referee
- 1988 to 2007 - Australian/Continental Basketball Association (A/CBA) Northern Conference Referee
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Berger M, Leicht A, Slatcher A, Kraeuter A, Ketheesan S, Larkins S and Sarnyai Z (2017) Cortisol awakening response and acute stress reactivity in First Nations people. Scientific Reports, 7. pp. 1-10
- Cavalcante B, Ritti-Dias R, Soares A, Lima A, Correia M, De Matos L, Gobbi F, Leicht A, Wolosker N and Cucato G (2017) A single bout of arm-crank exercise promotes positive emotions and post-exercise hypotension in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 53 (2). pp. 223-228
- Doma K, Speyer R, Leicht A and Cordier R (2017) Comparison of psychometric properties between usual-week and past-week selfreported physical activity questionnaires: a systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14. pp. 1-28
- Vaquera A, Mielgo-Ayuso J, Calleja-gonzález J and Leicht A (2017) Cardiovascular and perceptual stress of female basketball referees during women’s international matches. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 57 (4). pp. 476-482
- Burton N, Ademi Z, Best S, Fiatarone Singh M, Jenkins J, Lawson K, Leicht A, Mavros Y, Noble Y, Norman P, Norman R, Parmenter B, Pinchbeck J, Reid C, Rowbotham S, Yip L and Golledge J (2016) Efficacy of brief behavioral counselling by allied health professionals to promote physical activity in people with peripheral arterial disease (BIPP): study protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16. pp. 1-14
- Charlot K, Zongo P, Leicht A, Hue O and Galy O (2016) Intensity, recovery kinetics and well-being indices are not altered during an official FIFA futsal tournament in Oceanian players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (4). pp. 379-388
- Cordier R, Chen Y, Speyer R, Totino R, Doma K, Leicht A, Brown N and Cuomo B (2016) Child-report measures of occupational performance: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 11 (1). pp. 1-24
- da Rocha Chehuen M, Cucato G, Saes G, Costa L, Leicht A, Ritti-Dias R, Wolosker N and Forjaz C (2016) Reproducibility of anaerobic and pain thresholds in male patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 36 (5). pp. 358-367
- Doma K, Sinclair W, Hervert S and Leicht A (2016) Postactivation potentiation of dynamic conditioning contractions on rowing sprint performance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 (11). pp. 951-956
- Edmonds R, Leicht A, Burkett B and McKean M (2016) Cardiac autonomic and salivary responses to a repeated training bout in elite swimmers. Sports, 4 (1).
- Lima A, Soares A, Cucato G, Leicht A, Franco F, Wolosker N and Ritti-Dias R (2016) Walking capacity is positively related with heart rate variability in symptomatic peripheral artery disease. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 52 (1). pp. 82-89
- Lindsay D, Devine S, Sealey R and Leicht A (2016) Time kinetics of physical activity, sitting, and quality of life measures within a regional workplace: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Public Health, 16.
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 155+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Anthony Leicht from 2002 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
NHMRC - Project Grant
Assessment of the Efficacy of a Brief Behaviour Intervention Designed to Improve Physical Activithy in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
- Indicative Funding
- $662,912 over 5 years
- The primary aim of the current study is to assess the efficacy of a Brief Behavioural Intervention (BBI) delivered by allied health workers in health facilities to improve physical activity in patients with PAD over 24 months. Secondary aims of this study are to examine the effect of the BBI on participants functional capacity, revascularisation rate, resource use, and to perform an economic evaluation of the BBI compared to usual care.
- Jon Golledge, Nicola Burton, Phil Walker, Paul Norman, Anthony Leicht and Zanfina Ademi in collaboration with Richard Holdsworth, Ronan O'Carroll, Belinda Parmenter and Christopher Reid (College of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, College of Healthcare Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, University of Stirling, The University of New South Wales and Monash University)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease; Physical Activity; Intermittent Claudication; Behavioural Medicine
Surf Life Saving Australia - Contract Research
Independent Testing of Buoyancy Aids in Situ for Surf Life Saving Australia - Phase V
- Indicative Funding
- Following recent amendments to Australian Standards pertaining to minimum buoyancy, this project will evaluate a range of fitted buoyancy aids adhering to the revised buoyancy standards in a fit for purpose assessment of competitive and training activities directly associated with lifesaving sport in situ in qualified surf lifesavers (youth to masters). The findings from this project will enable the sport's governing body, Surf Life Saving Australia to provide evidence based decisions and policy regarding the use of buoyancy aids for usage within lifesaving sport for competition and training purposes.
- Wade Sinclair and Anthony Leicht (College of Healthcare Sciences)
- Personal Flotation Device; Drowning Prevention; Exercise; Life-Saving
Townsville Health Service District - Research Trust Fund
Outcomes of Prehabilitation in frail patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery
- Indicative Funding
- Frailty is a growing problem in an ageing population who undergo surgical procedures. A means of improving postoperative outcomes in this high risk population may provide benefits for long-term patient health and care. The study will asses the impact of a pre-operative exercise and dietary intervention to enhance mobility and postoperative outcomes in frail patients This study will be important in helping Health Services decide on the relative patient and healthcare value of this intervention for frail preoperative patients.
- Siva Senthuran, Anthony Leicht, Kerrianne Watt, Jeremy Furyk, Joe Williams, Chrispen Mushaya and Yik Hong Ho in collaboration with Justin Smith and Caitlin Braddick (College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Townsville General Hospital and Alpha Omega Health Pty Ltd)
- Exercise; Frailty; Physical Activity; Diet; Surgery; Patient
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Identification of performance qualities discriminant of developmental level for rugby league: A multidimensional athlete development framework (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Cognitive Reserve as a Buffer against Sub-concussive Injuries. (PhD, Advsor Mentor)
- Occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy services following a traumatic hand injury for people who live in rural and remote locations (2014, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Concurrent training: the acute effects of intensity, sequence and frequency of strength and endurance training on running performance (2013, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
These are the most recent metadata records associated with this researcher. To see a detailed description of all dataset records, visit the JCU Research Data Catalogue.
- Leicht, A. (2016) Data set for quality of life and physical activity of adults within a regional workplace. James Cook University
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