Belinda Parmenter

Deputy Head of School (Operations)
Senior Lecturer

Dr Belinda Parmenter is Deputy Head of School (Operations) for the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and is the ECR Co-Chair of the SPHERE Cardiac and Vascular Health Clinical Academic Group Focus Area: Protecting the Community from Cardiovascular Disease. She is an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with over 20 years’ clinical experience in prescribing and delivering exercise for patients with chronic disease. Her experience includes a specialisation in assessment, prescription, implementation and supervision of exercise for patients with cardiovascular disease. Her PhD investigated the use of high-intensity progressive resistance training for patients with intermittent claudication from peripheral artery disease for which she was awarded the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal for the most outstanding thesis in the field of Exercise and Sports Science. Belinda is an invited member of the NHMRC funded National Centre for Research Excellence for Peripheral Artery Disease and continues her research in this field with a primary interest in the effect of cardiovascular disease on aerobic capacity and muscle strength and endurance, as well as the effect of exercise on reducing symptoms from and risk of cardiovascular disease across the lifespan. Some of her current projects include investigating ways to improve participation in physical activity in early childhood, to promote continued participation across adolescence and into adulthood. She also currently is working with the Matilda Centre at Sydney University on developing eHealth intervention programs for adolescents to increase physical activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviour. She continues to investigate optimal exercise prescription for the amelioration of cardiovascular risk (metabolic syndrome), as well as for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.

Journal articles
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Farah BQ; Christofaro DGD; Correia MA; Oliveira CB; Parmenter BJ; Ritti-Dias RM, 2020, 'Effects of isometric handgrip training on cardiac autonomic profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis study', Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cpf.12619
2020
Kitic CM; Selig S; Davison K; Best TLB; Parmenter B; Pumpa K; Furzer B; Rice V; Hardcastle S; Cheney M; Palmer AJ; Fraser S; Williams AD, 2019, 'Study protocol for a multicentre, controlled non-randomised trial: Benefits of exercise physiology services for type 2 diabetes (BEST)', BMJ Open, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027610
2019
Champion KE; Parmenter B; McGowan C; Spring B; Wafford QE; Gardner LA; Thornton L; McBride N; Barrett EL; Teesson M; Newton NC; Chapman C; Slade T; Sunderland M; Bauer J; Allsop S; Hides L; Stapinksi L; Birrell L; Mewton L, 2019, 'Effectiveness of school-based eHealth interventions to prevent multiple lifestyle risk behaviours among adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet Digital Health, vol. 1, pp. e206 - e221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30088-3
2019
Parmenter BJ; Mavros Y; Ritti Dias R; King S; Fiatarone Singh M, 2019, 'Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis', British Journal of Sports Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-100205
2019
engel A; broderick C; Ward RE; parmenter B, 2018, 'Study Protocol: The Effect of a Fundamental Motor Skills Intervention in a Preschool Setting on Fundamental Motor Skills and Physical Activity: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial', Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2572-0775.1000129
2018
Germano-Soares AH; Andrade-Lima A; Menêses AL; Correia MA; Parmenter BJ; Tassitano RM; Cucato GG; Ritti-Dias RM, 2018, 'Association of time spent in physical activities and sedentary behaviors with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Atherosclerosis, vol. 269, pp. 211 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.01.009
2018
Wewege MA; Booth J; Parmenter BJ, 2018, 'Aerobic vs. resistance exercise for chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, vol. 31, pp. 889 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-170920
2018
Engel AC; Broderick CR; van Doorn N; Hardy LL; Parmenter BJ, 2018, 'Exploring the Relationship Between Fundamental Motor Skill Interventions and Physical Activity Levels in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Sports Medicine, vol. 48, pp. 1845 - 1857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-018-0923-3
2018
Wewege MA; Thom JM; Rye KA; Parmenter BJ, 2018, 'Aerobic, resistance or combined training: A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with metabolic syndrome', Atherosclerosis, vol. 274, pp. 162 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.05.002
2018
Menêses AL; Ritti-Dias RM; Parmenter B; Golledge J; Askew CD, 2017, 'Combined Lower Limb Revascularisation and Supervised Exercise Training for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials', Sports Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 987 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-016-0635-5
2017
Giuliano C; Parmenter BJ; Baker MK; Mitchell BL; Williams AD; Lyndon K; Mair T; Maiorana A; Smart NA; Levinger I, 2017, 'Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Practical Guide to Enhance Patient Outcomes Through Continuity of Care', Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1179546817710028
2017
Van Capelle A; Broderick CR; van Doorn N; E.Ward R; Parmenter BJ, 2017, 'Interventions to improve fundamental motor skills in pre-school aged children: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 20, pp. 658 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.11.008
2017
Chow JJ; Thom JM; Wewege MA; Ward RE; Parmenter BJ, 2017, 'Accuracy of step count measured by physical activity monitors: The effect of gait speed and anatomical placement site', Gait and Posture, vol. 57, pp. 199 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.012
2017
Champion KE; Newton NC; Spring B; Wafford QE; Parmenter BJ; Teesson M, 2017, 'A systematic review of school-based eHealth interventions targeting alcohol use, smoking, physical inactivity, diet, sedentary behaviour and sleep among adolescents: A review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0645-x
2017
Burton NW; Ademi Z; Best S; Fiatarone Singh MA; Jenkins JS; Lawson KD; Leicht AS; Mavros Y; Noble Y; Norman P; Norman R; Parmenter BJ; Pinchbeck J; Reid CM; Rowbotham SE; Yip L; 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, vol. 16, pp. 1148
2016
Burton NW; Ademi Z; Best S; Fiatarone Singh MA; Jenkins JS; Lawson KD; Leicht AS; Mavros Y; Noble Y; Norman P; Norman R; Parmenter BJ; Pinchbeck J; Reid CM; Rowbotham SE; Yip L; 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, vol. 16, pp. 1148
2016
Burton NW; Ademi Z; Best S; Fiatarone Singh MA; Jenkins JS; Lawson KD; Leicht AS; Mavros Y; Noble Y; Norman P; Norman R; Parmenter BJ; Pinchbeck J; Reid CM; Rowbotham SE; Yip L; 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, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3801-7
2016
Parmenter BJ; Dieberg G; Smart NA, 2015, 'Authors’ Reply to Li et al.: “Alternative Statistical Analysis Shows Exercise Training-Induced Improvements in Peak VO2 are Clinically Significant”', Sports Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0316-9
2015
Parmenter BJ; Dieberg G; Smart NA, 2015, 'Exercise Training for Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Sports Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 231 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-014-0261-z
2015
Parmenter BJ; Dieberg G; Phipps G; Smart NA, 2015, 'Exercise training for health-related quality of life in peripheral artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom), vol. 20, pp. 30 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1358863X14559092
2015
Parmenter BJ; Dieberg G; Smart NA, 2015, 'Authors’ Reply to Li et al.: “Alternative Statistical Analysis Shows Exercise Training-Induced Improvements in Peak VO2 are Clinically Significant”', Sports Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 767 - 768, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0316-9
2015
Askew CD; Parmenter B; Leicht AS; Walker PJ; Golledge J, 2014, 'Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) position statement on exercise prescription for patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 17, pp. 623 - 629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.10.251
2014
Parmenter BJ; Raymond J; Dinnen P; Lusby RJ; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2014, 'Response to Raphael Mendes Ritti Dias', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 62, pp. 996 - 997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12803
2014
Parmenter BJ; Raymond J; Fiatarone Singh MA; Dinnen P; Lusby RJ, 2013, 'High-Intensity Progressive Resistance Training Improves Flat-Ground Walking in Older Adults with Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12500
2013
Askew CD; Parmenter B; Leight AS; Walker PJ; Golledge J, 2013, 'Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) position statement on exercise prescription for patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 17, pp. 623 - 629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2013.10.251
2013
Parmenter B; Raymond J; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2013, 'The effect of exercise on fitness and performance-based tests of function in intermittent claudication: A systematic review.', Sports Medicine, vol. 43, pp. 513 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-013-0038-9
2013
Parmenter BJ; Raymond J; Dinnen P; Lusby RJ; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2013, 'High-intensity progressive resistance training improves flat-ground walking in older adults with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 61, pp. 1964 - 1970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12500
2013
Parmenter B; Raymond J; Dinnen P; Lusby R; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2013, 'Preliminary evidence that low ankle brachial index is associated with reduced bilateral hip extensor strength and functional mobility in peripheral arterial disease.', Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 57, pp. 963 - 973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2012.08.103
2013
Parmenter B; Raymond J; Dinnen P; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2011, 'A systematic review of randomized controlled trials: Walking versus alternative exercise prescription as treatment for intermittent claudication.', Atherosclerosis, vol. 218, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2011.04.024
2011
Parmenter BJ; Raymond J; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2010, 'The Effect of Exercise on Haemodynamics in Intermittent Claudication', Sports Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 433 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.2165/11531330-000000000-00000
2010
Parmenter B; Raymond J; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2010, 'The Effect of Exercise on Haemodynamics in Intermittent Claudication: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials', Sports Medicine, vol. 40, pp. 433 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.2165/11531330-000000000-00000
2010
Conference Abstracts
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Gardner L; Champion K; Newton N; Chapman C; Thornton L; Sunderland M; Parmenter B; McGowan C; Teesson M, 2019, 'Patterns and prevalence of the “big 6”: Behavioural risk factors for chronic disease among Australian adolescent females', in 2019 International Society for Youth and Mental Health 5th International Conference on Youth and Mental Health, presented at 2019 International Society for Youth and Mental Health 5th International Conference
2019
Parmenter B; Engel A; Ward R; Perreault K; Van Capelle A; Broderick C, 2019, 'Children’s body mass index is related to parental perceived physical activity levels in pre-school aged children.', in American Heart Association, presented at EPI Lifestyle Sessions
2019
McGowan C; Champion K; Newton N; Kay-Lambkin F; Chapman C; Thornton LK; Slade T; Mills K; Sunderland M; Allsop SJ; Hides L; McBride N; Bauer J; Parmenter BJ; Spring B; Lubans DR; Gardner LA; Teesson M, 2019, 'AN EHEALTH MULTIPLE HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTION FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND PROTOCOL OF HEALTH4LIFE', in ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, Vol. 53, pp. S342 - S342, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000473349400726&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
McGowan C; Champion K; Parmenter BJ; Wafford QE; Gardner LA; Thornton LK; Spring B; Barrett EL; McBride N; Newton N; Teesson M, 2019, 'SCHOOL-BASED EHEALTH INTERVENTIONS TARGETING MULTIPLE RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG ADOLESCENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', in ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, Vol. 53, pp. S788 - S788, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000473349401796&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
Letton M; Saliba A; Thom J; Singh FM; Parmenter B, 2016, 'Effects of Progressive Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis', in JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC, Vol. 24, pp. S35 - S35, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000381554400083&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2016
Morell R; Rosenbaum S; Parmenter B, 2016, 'The Effect of Exercise on Mental Health in Medicine and Allied Health Students: A Meta-Analysis', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Boston, MA, Vol. 48, pp. 1054 - 1054, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), Boston, MA, 31 May 2016 - 04 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000488172.75017.20
2016
Book Chapters
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Parmenter B; Askew C; Golledge J, 2016, 'Peripheral artery disease in the elderly', in Reichel's Care of the Elderly, Cambridge University Press, pp. 192 - 192
2016
Selig S; van der Westhuizen D; Broadbent S; Parmenter B; Raymond J, 2011, 'Case studies in exercise as therapy for cardiovascular conditions', in Clinical Exercise: A case-based approach, edn. 1st, Elsevier Australia, Chatswood, pp. 177 - 194
2011
Conference Posters
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Chow JJ; Ward RE; Thom JM; Parmenter BJ, 2016, 'Validating The Latest Commercial Physical Activity Monitors: Which Monitor Should You Use?: 1269 Board #8 June 2, 8: 00 AM - 10: 00 AM.', United States, Vol. 48, pp. 329, United States, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000485994.58432.06
2016
May AE; Parmenter BJ, 2016, 'Physical Activity Monitors as Interventions for Reducing Blood Pressure in Hypertensives: A Meta Analysis: 293 Board #130 June 1, 11: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM.', United States, Vol. 48, pp. 71 - 72, United States, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000485224.87989.d7
2016
Other
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Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access, OMICS Publishing Group, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2572-0775

    1. 2019 Paper of the Month  UNSW Sydney: School of Medical Sciences

  • Paper of the month for Mayt 2019 for the publication “Resistance training as treatment for older persons with peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    2. 2016 Supervisor of UNSW Exercise Physiology Best Student Research Awardee

  • Aerobic vs. Resistance Exercise for Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    3. 2015 Best Research Poster award World Congress on Active Aging, Melbourne

  • Effects of Progressive Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Older Adults

4. 2015 Supervisor of UNSW Exercise Physiology Best Student Research Awardee

  • Validating Commercial Physical Activity Monitors: Which Monitor should you use?

    5. 2012 ESSA Medal  ESSA: Exercise and Sports Science Australia

  • Most Outstanding PhD Thesis submitted in the field of Exercise and Sports Science
  1. 2019 UNSW E/MCR Medicine Seed Funding University of NSW $50,000.00
  2. 2019 Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant University of NSW $539,980.00
  3. 2018 UNSW National Travel Grant Parmenter BJ. Exercise and Sports Science Australia National Conference Chair: Heart Health Symposium $800.00
  4. 2018 UNSW and University of Sydney Seed Funding Mavros, Y. Parmenter, BJ. Fiatarone Singh, MA. Teesson, M. Rooney, K. Freeston, J. Aling M. Progressive Resistance Training as Adjunctive Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and Mental Health Comorbidity $20,000.00
  5. 2017 The Paul Ramsay Foundation (2017-2022)Teesson M, Newton N, Kay-Lambkin F, Champion K, Chapman C, Thornton L, Slade T, Mills K, Sunderland M, Bauer J, Parmenter B, Spring B, Lubans D, Allsop S, Hides L, McBride N. Associate Investigators: Barrett E, Stapinski L, Mewton L, Birrell L, Quinn C. Health Lifestyles program: An innovative online primary and secondary prevention intervention. $6,230,000.00
  6. 2016 Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant University of NSW $218,097.00
  7. 2015 Exercise Physiology in Practice: Evidence-Based Practice Grant Exercise and Sports Science Australia $116,925.08
  8. 2015 Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant University of NSW $207,236.00
  9. 2014 NHMRC Project Grant APP1063476 Associate Investigator $662,912.00
  10. 2014 International Travel Grant School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW $2500.00
  11. 2013 Faculty Research Grant Australian Catholic University $16,000.00
  12. 2012 National Travel Grant School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW $800.00
  13. 2010 Tom Penrose Grant Recipient ESSA: Exercise and Sports Science Australia $10,000.00

Exercise and cardiovascular risk factors, exercise prescription to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and exercise training for people with cardiovascular disease.

Course Convenor: HESC3504 Physical Activity and Health 

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology

Course Outline: The focus of this course is on the effects of exercise on apparently healthy populations and those with increased cardiovascular risk across the lifespan. Psychological aspects of exercise, including the application of behaviour change and self-management strategies, comprise a significant component of this course. The literature addressing the impact of physical activity on cardiovascular risk reduction and the prevention of disease will be discussed in detail by examining the mechanisms by which exercise alters metabolic, vascular, muscular and cognitive function, both chronically and acutely. Health-based screening and intervention techniques (including basic nutrition assessments) will be applied with students undertaking a supervised lifestyle change project.