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Dr Gabriel Cucato

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

I began my academic career in Londrina, Parana, Brazil, in physical education undergraduate course (2003-2007). Then I moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I stayed two years as an intern for Dr Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, conducting research on the effects of resistance training on patients with peripheral artery disease and their quality of life at the University of Sao Paulo (2007-2009). I started my doctoral studies under Dr Claudia Forjaz's supervision in 2009. As part of my PhD project, I investigated the acute effects of walking training on cardiovascular function in patients with peripheral artery disease. As soon as I completed my PhD (2009-2013), I got a postdoctoral position at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I led a multidisciplinary team to run clinical trials and epidemiology studies with medical doctors, physiotherapists, and psychologists. My next career move was to become an associate researcher at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (2017-2019), where I won two Brazilian grants (FAPESP and CNPq), and subsequently began working at Universidade Ibirapuera (2017-2019). In 2019, I began a new job as Vice Chancellor Senior Research Fellow at Northumbria University.

Gabriel Cucato

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Northumberland Building City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

I have been a principal investigator in studies evaluating how exercise/physical activity impact cardiovascular function in patients with chronic disease (especially in peripheral artery disease patients). I have also experience leading and conducting multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention, clinical trials and epidemiological trials. Additional areas of interest include psychological outcomes (perceived exertion of exercise), metabolic syndrome, cancer, physical fitness, cerebral function and preoperative exercise therapy. 

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  • Are C-reactive protein concentrations affected by smoking status and physical activity levels? A longitudinal study, Christofaro, D., Ritti-Dias, R., Tebar, W., Werneck, A., Bittencourt, M., Cucato, G., Santos, R. 9 Nov 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Editorial: Exercise intervention for prevention and management of hypertension, Gerage, A., Alberton, C., Cucato, G., Delevatti, R., Ritti-Dias, R. 4 Jul 2023, In: Frontiers in Physiology
  • Effects of exercise training on heart rate variability in individuals with lower extremity arterial disease and claudication: A systematic review, Marçal, I., Abreu, R., Cornelis, N., Leicht, A., Forjaz, C., Cucato, G., Brenner, I., Novakovic, M., Ritti-Dias, R., Ciolac, E., Cornelissen, V. 20 Oct 2023, In: Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • Impact of physical activity on self-reported health parameters in peripheral artery disease in two periods of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kanegusuku, H., Braghieri, H., Carvalho, J., Oliveira, M., Silva, G., Cucato, G., Wolosker, N., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 1 Sep 2023, In: Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • Is the Walking Impairment Questionnaire a surrogate marker of 6-minute walking test performance in patients with peripheral artery disease with different degrees of claudication symptoms?, Cunha, P., Kanegusuku, H., Wolosker, N., Correia, M., Cucato, G., Ritti-Dias, R. 1 Jun 2023, In: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Objective assessment of functional capacity in patients with peripheral artery disease: a narrative review, da Silva, G., Braghieri, H., Oliveira, M., Farah, B., Kanegusuku, H., Cucato, G., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 30 Oct 2023, In: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
  • The effect of preoperative behaviour change interventions on pre- and post-surgery health behaviours, health outcomes, and health inequalities in adults: A systematic review and meta-analyses, Fong, M., Kaner, E., Rowland, M., Graham, H., Mcevoy, L., Hallsworth, K., Cucato, G., Gibney, C., Nedkova, M., Prentis, J., Madigan, C. 5 Jul 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Acute Cardiovascular Responses to Self-selected Intensity Exercise in Parkinson's Disease, Kanegusuku, H., Cucato, G., Longano, P., Okamoto, E., Piemonte, M., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 1 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Anxiety is more related to inadequate eating habits in inactive than in physically active adults during COVID-19 quarantine, Christofaro, D., Tebar, W., da Silva, G., Lofrano-Prado, M., Botero, J., Cucato, G., Malik, N., Hollands, K., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R., Prado, W. 1 Oct 2022, In: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
  • Are physical inactivity, sitting time and screen time associated with obstructive sleep apnea in adults? A cross-sectional study, Pitta, R., Cerazi, B., Queiroga, L., Ritti Dias, R., Mello, M., Cesena, F., Rica, R., Baker, J., Sommer, M., Cucato, G., Bocalini, D., Kauffman, O. 1 Mar 2022, In: Sao Paulo Medical Journal

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