Dr. Supa Pudkasam


               ดร. สุภาว์        ปัดเกษม

ADDRESS: Faculty of Nursing Science, Assumption University of Thailand.

Hua mak, Bangkapi, Bangkok, 10240, Thailand
Tel 662-3004543-62 Ext. 3505
Fax: 662 -7191060
Email: supaPdk@au.edu

EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi hospital,   Mahidol University in 1993

Master of Science (Exercise Physiology), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in 2002

PhD (Nursing), the Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 2021

Short course study:

Adult Nursing in Critical and Chronic Illness I and II, Faculty of graduate studies, Mahidol University in 2nd semester 2012

Theoretical Foundation in Advanced Nursing Practice, Faculty of graduate studies, Mahidol  University in 1st semester 2013


Registrar nurse (medical-surgical ward) at Ramathibodi  hospital in 1993-1997

Instructor (Nursing science Faculty) at Christian University in 2002-2004

Instructor (Nursing science Faculty) at Assumption University since 2004

Professional Memberships:

The License of Nursing and Midwifery No. 4511050716, issued by the Thailand

Nursing Council, 2017-2022.

Member of The Nurses’ Association of Thailand (ID number 9125510004133)

Member of the Ramathibodi Nursing Alumni’s Association (ID number 1326)


Associated investigator of clinical trial: Physical activity adherence, psychological health and immunological outcomes (PAPHIO study) in breast cancer survivors between 29 April 2019 and 31 December 2020. The project has been conducted at Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Honorary researcher of Western Health between 21 November 2019 and 31 December 2020


Workshop on “Motivational Interviewing: Foundation Skills” on 27-28 July 2017, at Van Raay Centre, Ceres Environment Park, 8 Lee St, Brunswick East, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


The Graduate Research Day Organizing Committee on 1 December 2016, College of Health and biomedicine, St Albans campus, Victoria University



Graduated student research presentation “Effect of acute exercise on 2, 3 DPG and blood O2 affinity” in the 31st Seminar of Physiology on 8-10 May 2002 at Golden Sand Hotel Phetchaburee, Thailand

PhD student presentation “Effects of exercise on the immune system in breast cancer” in 2nd Immunology Summit on 7 December 2016 at Room 1108, Victoria University, 300 Flinders St Campus

Postgraduate presentation “The Effect of Self-Directed Physical Activity Combining Exercise Motivation on Exercise Adherence and Well-being in Culturally Diverse Women with Breast Cancer” in Postgraduate Research Conference on 7 December 2017 at St Albans Campus, Victoria University


Pudkasam, S., Tangalakis, K., Chinlumprasert, N., Apostolopoulos, V., & Stojanovska, L. (2017). Breast cancer and exercise: The role of adiposity and immune markers. Maturitas, 105, 16-22. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.04.022

Pudkasam, S., Polman, R., Pitcher, M., Fisher, M., Chinlumprasert, N., Stojanovska, L., & Apostolopoulos, V. (2018). Physical activity and breast cancer survivors: Importance of adherence, motivational interviewing and psychological health. Maturitas, 116, 66-72. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.07.010

Pudkasam, S., Pitcher, M., Fisher, M., O’Connor, A., Chinlumprasert, N., Stojanovska, L., … & Apostolopoulos, V. (2020). The PAPHIO study protocol: a randomised controlled trial with a 2 x 2 crossover design of physical activity adherence, psychological health and immunological outcomes in breast cancer survivors. BMC Public Health, 20, 1-8.   https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08827-x.

Pudkasam, S., Feehan, J., Talevski, J., Vingrys, K., Polman, R., Chinlumprasert, N.,          Stojanovska , L.,& Apostolopoulos, V. (2021). Motivational strategies to improve physical activity adherence in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas.152, 34-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.06.008

Pudkasam, S., Harkin, K., Tangalakis, K.,  Feehan , J.,& Apostolopoulos, V. (2021). Work it out: Exercise as an anti-cancer intervention. In D. Esteves and K. Lewis (Eds). Exercise: Physical, Physiological and Psychological Benefits. Nova Science Publishers.

Pudkasam, S., Poonraksa, S., & Chinlumprasert N. Exercise and psychological health in Middle-life.  In Apostolopoulos, Feehan, & Tripodi (Eds.). Exercise throughout the lifespan.  Elsevier. (Submitted)

Pudkasam,S & Apostolopoulos V. Exercise and immunity.  In Apostolopoulos, Feehan, & Tripodi (Eds.). Exercise throughout the lifespan.  Elsevier. (Submitted)


Maturitus Journal Manuscript number MAT_2018_698

Title “A scoping review and meta-synthesis of behaviour change theories to develop the ‘PHYT in dementia’, an integrated model promoting physical activity in people with dementia”

Maturitus Journal Manuscript number MAT-D-21-0041

Title ” Effect of post-diagnosis physical activity on breast cancer recurrence: A systematic review and meta-analysis”

European Journal of Physiotherapy Manuscript number SPHY-2021-0066

Title ” Effects of physical activity changes induced by behavior change interventions on inflammation and patient-centered outcomes in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review”


2021  Academic paper entitled “Motivational strategies to improve adherence to physical activity in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis” has been awarded the Editor’s Choice for the October Edition of Maturitas