Dr Tuguy Esgin

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Biographical details

Tuguy is a Noongar Aboriginal man for Perth Western Australia. His PhD research focused on using Exercise as Medicine within the Perth Noongar Community. He investigated culturally competent exercise strategies that addressed major indigenous health issues around metabolic syndrome.

He joined the Facility of Health Science in 2016 and is pursuing his research collaborations in Indigenous communities within ASEAN, Asia and Latin America and other 4th World Indigenous Nations.

Ethics

Currently, I serve on the University of Sydney's Human Research Ethics Committee and advise the committee on Indigenous matters.

Equity and diversity

I am an adviser to the Exercise and Sports Science Equity and Diversity Committee on the integration of Indigenous culture into the curriculum and other Indigenous issues.

Research interests

  • Using 'Exercise as Medicine" to improve the quality of life and reducing the incidence and prevalence of avoidable non-communicable chronic disease in 4th world Indigenous nations.
  • Exploring Indigenous Entrepreneurship to address the social determinants of health
  • Shifting the health focus away from a biomedical model and towards a holistic model
  • Ensuring health interventions are culturally competent in their design and execution

Teaching and supervision

Currently teaching into the Faculty of Nursing and Health Science

Postgraduate Supervision

Whilst employed at Curtin University I was the cultural supervision for two students. I ensured the students interacted with the Noongar community in a manner that was culturally competent.

  • PhDStudent topic – “Media messages and the negative impact on Indigenous health”
  • Masters Student topic – “Indigenous attitudes to cancer”

Current projects

  • Investigating the best means to secure 'Exercise as Medicine' is delivered in a culturally competent manner within correctional facilities.
  • An innovative approach to identifying and ameliorating health risk in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
  • Reducing the incidence of avoidable non-communicative disease through peer designed physical activity programs

Associations

  • Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Awards and honours

  • 2013 - Golden Key Honorary member - Edith Cowan University
  • 2009 - Heart Foundation Indigenous Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • 2009 - Healthway Indigenous Research Scholarship
  • 2006 - Indigenous Leaders in Community Health Development Scholarship
  • 2005 - Mabo Health Scholarship
  • 2005 - Rural Bonded Medical Scholarship

In the media

My research received considerable media exposure. I was invited to participate in several interviews. Some examples are listed below:

  • SBS (NITV) filmed some of my researchtestingon the 5 July 2013. Refer http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1788040/Proving-exercise-works-for-indigenous-people
  • On the 18 June 2013, I was interviewed by ABC News andvideowas recorded of my testing and training protocols. Refer http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-08/tuguy-esgin-driven-to-prevent-chronic-disease/4805672
  • A condensed 4-5 minute version of my ABC interview was created for the online sites and it was converted into a radio story for ABC 720. ABC News 24 also used a 90-120 second version to play during NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week.
  • Interview with Nerida Currey on Strong Voices about my research into exercise for Aboriginal people – Central Australia Aboriginal Media Association – refer http://caama.com.au/phd-candidate-and-nyoongar-man-tuguy-esgin-shares-his-journey

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Esgin, T., Hersh, D., Rowley, K., Gilroy, J., Newton, R. (2019). Indigenous research methodologies: decolonizing the Australian sports sciences. Health Promotion International, in press, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sabag, A., Najafi, A., Michael, S., Esgin, T., Halaki, M., Hackett, D. (2018). The compatibility of concurrent high intensity interval training and resistance training for muscular strength and hypertrophy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(21), 2472-2483. [More Information]

2019

  • Esgin, T., Hersh, D., Rowley, K., Gilroy, J., Newton, R. (2019). Indigenous research methodologies: decolonizing the Australian sports sciences. Health Promotion International, in press, 1-10. [More Information]

2018

  • Sabag, A., Najafi, A., Michael, S., Esgin, T., Halaki, M., Hackett, D. (2018). The compatibility of concurrent high intensity interval training and resistance training for muscular strength and hypertrophy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(21), 2472-2483. [More Information]

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