Using HIIT-ing to counter cognitive decline and dementia

Cognitive decline and dementia have emerged as one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century. Tom Calverly, a PhD research student at USW, is examining the efficacy of physical activity as a countermeasure to cognitive decline.


Cognitive decline and dementia have emerged as one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century. Tom Calverly, a PhD research student at USW, is examining the efficacy of physical activity as a countermeasure to cognitive decline.

His research shows that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can not only improve cerebrovascular function but can also improve cognitive function such as memory.

Tom progressed to the PhD from the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree.