Nicole is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra, Australia. Since 2013 she has published 10 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 8 as the primary author. She has presented as lead author at 4 international (World Congress on Public Health 2017, World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2015 & 2017, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2013), 3 national and 5 local conferences over the last 5 years. Additionally, she has been an invited speaker locally and delivered a workshop for the Australian Physiotherapy Association tilted ‘Physical Activity across the lifespan: the Physical Activity pill’. Nicole is a founding member of the Australian 'Physiotherapists for Physical Activity' group. During 2014-2017 she was awarded approximately $80,000 in competitive grant funding. Nicole supervises both physiotherapy honours and PhD students. Dr Freene’s current research focuses on increasing physical activity levels and decreasing sedentary behaviour in adults, both in healthy and cardiac populations. Most recent publication; Freene N, McManus M, Mair T, Tan R, Davey R (2018). Objectively measured changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior in cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective cohort study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.