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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

Campus Address

318
Northumberland Building City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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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  • 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
  • Association Between Physical Activity Levels in Different Domains and Cardiac Autonomic Modulation in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Cross-sectional Study, Palma, M., Vanderlei, L., Tosello, G., Fregonesi, C., Ribeiro, F., Cucato, G., Ritti-Dias, R., Tebar, W., Christofaro, D. 1 Dec 2022, In: Cancer Nursing
  • Association between the risk of malnutrition and functional capacity in patients with peripheral arterial disease: A cross-sectional study, Carvalho, J., Correia, M., Kanegusuku, H., Longano, P., Wolosker, N., Ritti-Dias, R., Cucato, G. 9 Sep 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Correction: 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 Apr 2022, In: International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Depressive Symptoms Associated With Musculoskeletal Pain in Inactive Adults During COVID-19 Quarantine, Christofaro, D., Tebar, W., da Silva, G., de Oliveira, M., Cucato, G., Botero, J., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R., Lofrano-Prado, M., Prado, W. 1 Feb 2022, In: Pain Management Nursing
  • Effects of arm-crank exercise on cardiovascular function, functional capacity, cognition and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Kanegusuku, H., Correia, M., Longano, P., Ritti-Dias, R., Wolosker, N., Cucato, G. 5 May 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of an exercise and behaviour change intervention in socioeconomically deprived patients with peripheral arterial disease: The textpad study protocol, Cucato, G., Snowden, C., McCone, E., Nesbitt, C., Nandhra, S., Fong, M., Kane, E., Rowland, M., Bhattarai, N., Court, P., Bell, O., Saxton, J., Prentis, J. 24 Jun 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity level and screen time is associated with decreased mental health in Brazillian adults: A cross-sectional epidemiological study, Silva, D., Prado, W., Cucato, G., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R., Lofrano-Prado, M., Tebar, W., Christofaro, D. 1 Aug 2022, In: Psychiatry Research

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