Michael studied undergraduate exercise science at Dublin City University. He moved to Australia to undertake a PhD jointly at The Baker Institute in Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.
He is an active researcher investigating the effects of diet and exercise on human health. Michael has developed a passion for all aspects of science communication from publishing scientific papers and presenting at scientific conferences, to publishing science blogs and podcasts, to representing The University of Western Australia at the Three-Minute Thesis Competition and working with The Naked Scientists podcast in Cambridge.
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Morning exercise mitigates the impact of prolonged sitting on cerebral blood flow in older..
Phenotypic Responses to a Lifestyle Intervention Do Not Account for Inter-Individual Varia..
Simple intermittent resistance activity mitigates the detrimental effect of prolonged unbr..
Interacting effects of exercise with breaks in sitting time on cognitive and metabolic fun..
Displaying the 8 most recent scholarly works by Michael Wheeler.
Effect of Morning Exercise With or Without Breaks in Prolonged Sitting on Blood Pressure in Older Overweight/Obese Adults Evidence for Sex Differences
Michael J Wheeler, David W Dunstan, Kathryn A Ellis, Ester Cerin, Sarah Phillips, Gavin Lambert, Louise H Naylor, Paddy C Dempsey, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Daniel J Green
Journal article | 2019 | Hypertension
Morning exercise mitigates the impact of prolonged sitting on cerebral blood flow in older adults
Michael J Wheeler, David W Dunstan, Brianne Smith, Kurt J Smithl, Anna Scheer, Jaye Lewis, Louise H Naylor, Ilkka Heinonen, Kathryn A Ellis, Ester Cerin, Philip N Ainslie, Daniel J Green
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Applied Physiology
Phenotypic Responses to a Lifestyle Intervention Do Not Account for Inter-Individual Variability in Glucose Tolerance for Individuals at High Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Grainne O'Donoghue, Aileen Kennedy, Gregers S Andersen, Bernadette Carr, Stephen Cleary, Eoin Durkanl, Heidi Davis, Kristine Faerch, Paula Fitzpatrick, Helena Kenny, Noel McCaffrey, Javier Monedero, Enda Murphy, John Noone, Tommi Suvitaival, Tanja Thybo, Michael Wheeler, Dorte Vistisen, John J Nolan, Donal J O'Gorman
Journal article | 2019 | Frontiers in Physiology
Simple intermittent resistance activity mitigates the detrimental effect of prolonged unbroken sitting on arterial function in overweight and obese adults
Rachel E Climie, Michael J Wheeler, Megan Grace, Elisabeth A Lambert, Neale Cohen, Neville Owen, Bronwyn A Kingwell, David W Dunstan, Daniel J Green
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Applied Physiology
Interacting effects of exercise with breaks in sitting time on cognitive and metabolic function in older adults: Rationale and design of a randomised crossover trial
David W Dunstan, Michael J Wheeler, Kathryn A Ellis, Ester Cerin, Daniel J Green
Journal article | 2018 | Mental Health and Physical Activity
Study design and methods for the ACTIVity And TEchnology (ACTIVATE) trial
Brigid M Lynch, Nga H Nguyen, Marina M Reeves, Melissa M Moore, Dori E Rosenberg, Michael J Wheeler, Terry Boyle, Jeff K Vallance, Christine M Friedenreich, Dallas R English
Journal article | 2018 | Contemporary Clinical Trials
Sedentary behavior as a risk factor for cognitive decline? A focus on the influence of glycemic control in brain health.
Michael J Wheeler, Paddy C Dempsey, Megan S Grace, Kathryn A Ellis, Paul A Gardiner, Daniel J Green, David W Dunstan
Journal article | 2017 | Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
Cognitive decline leading to dementia represents a global health burden. In the absence of targeted pharmacotherapy, lifestyle app..
Acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on fatigue and cognition: a pilot study
Patrik Wennberg, Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Michael Wheeler, Bethany Howard, Paddy C Dempsey, Gavin Lambert, Nina Eikelis, Robyn Larsen, Parneet Sethi, Jessica Occleston, Jenny Hernestal-Boman, Kathryn A Ellis, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan
Journal article | 2016 | BMJ OPEN
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
The Robert Street Prize for the PhD thesis which made the most outstanding contribution to it's field across all disciplines
The Paul Korner Medal for outstanding achievement
The Dean's Honours List
Young Investigator Award: Poster category
American Physiological Society's "Select" award for distinction in scholarship
Young Investigator Award: Oral category
Winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition at The University of Western Australia
Tutor In Science Communication
Senior Tutor In Science Communication
Doctor of Philosophy
The University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Dublin City University