The Emma Pauley Research Grant

We are very pleased that the following study was awarded the Emma Pauley Sarcoma Research Grant through the 2014 competitive grant process of the Hollywood Private Hospital Research Foundation.

The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary approach to improving long term outcomes in Sarcoma patients.


Ms Claire Munsie
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health and the School of Surgery, University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Julie Ann Pooley
School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University

Dr Brendan Joss
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia

The specific aims of the project are:

  1. To evaluate the effectiveness of an 8 week fully supervised exercise rehabilitation programme, with respect to muscle strength, mobility and functional movement, in patients following sarcoma resection.
  2. To evaluate the effectiveness of psychological interventions using psychological measures.
  3. Investigate the need vs patient desire for further reconstructive plastic surgery on existing postoperative wounds.


To find out more about the research project, including how you may get involved, please click on the link below.

Improving long term functional outcomes following wide resection surgery for sarcoma

This study has also been supported through the generosity of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group and Hannah’s Chance Foundation.