Angelo Sabag

Angelo Sabag

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PhD, MClinicalExPhysiol, BHlthSc
Research Support Program Fellow: Exercise Therapies, Age and Chronic Disease, NICM Health Research Institute

Dr Angelo Sabag is a Research Support Program Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute. He joined the Institute in 2019 as a postdoctoral research fellow working in the area of cardiometabolic disease. Dr Sabag's research explores the utility of high intensity exercise for improving cardiometabolic health in individuals with or at risk of cardiometabolic disease.

In 2019, Dr Sabag received his PhD from The University of Sydney. His PhD project investigated the effect of novel exercise therapies for the management of ectopic fat and type 2 diabetes. By using sophisticated imaging techniques, Dr Sabag was able to show that even low volumes of high intensity exercise significantly reduced cardiometabolic risk in type 2 diabetes.

Research focus

  • Exercise Physiology in Performance and Health
  • Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Obesity Management

Awards and recognitions

  • 2021 Professional Development Award, The Heart Foundation
  • 2021 Rising Star Sub-committee member, NSW CVRN
  • 2021 Research Support Program Fellowship, Western Sydney University
  • 2020 Young Investigator of the Year Finalist, Exercise and Sport Science Australia
  • 2019 EMCR Travel Award Winner, The University of Sydney
  • 2018 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Recipient, The University of Sydney


  • 2015-present Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise and Sport Science Australia
  • 2014-present Accredited Exercise Scientist, Exercise and Sport Science Australia
  • 2016-2018, Student Representative, The University of Sydney Higher Degree Research Committee
  • 2015-2017, Secretary, Exercise and Sport Science Australia, NSW State Chapter


  • 2019 PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • 2013 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science), University of Western Sydney, Australia


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