Academic Profile

A sports injury during her days as a national athlete sparked Lilian’s interest in how our bodies adapt to training and recover from injury and trauma. As an avid learner, Lilian took a leap of faith to study Exercise and Sports Science at Edith Cowan University and never looked back. Lilian’s aspiration is to improve quality of life through cultivating healthy lifestyle in herself and others.

Lilian received her PhD in Exercise Science from The University of Queensland in 2015. Her early research career focus mainly on better understanding how the brain adapts and functions during unilateral exercises in the upper and lower limbs. She then joined the Geriatric Education and Research Institute as a Research Fellow, where she worked with stake holders and collaborators to pilot a community-based strength training program for the elderly and other frailty-related projects. To further enhance her knowledge and skills, Lilian joined a start-up company that designs medical fitness solution for chronic stroke survivors incorporating state-of-art technology, such as anti-gravity treadmill, to facilitate fitness training. This project enhances Lilian’s belief in approaching health in a holistic manner.

Prior to joining NTU, Lilian is an Associate Lecturer at Republic Polytechnic where she shared her knowledge and experiences in Exercise Science, Frailty and Active Ageing modules.

Lilian is constantly exploring different modalities to develop her health holistically. She is certified in Pilates Matwork, Reiki and Health Coaching.
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Dr Lilian Chye
ICC Specialist, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office

Frailty, Ageing, Strength & Conditioning, Medical Fitness, Stroke Recovery/Rehabilitation, Health & Wellness
  • Chye, L., Wei, K., Nyunt, M.S.Z., Gao, Q., Wee, S.L. & Ng. T.P. (2018). Strong Relationship between Malnutrition and Cognitive Frailty in the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies (SLAS-1 and SLAS-2). The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, 5(2), 142 – 148.

  • Chye, L., Riek, S., de Rugy, A., Carson, R.G., & Carroll, T. (2018). Unilateral movement preparation causes task-specific modulation of TMS responses in the passive, opposite limb. The Journal of Physiology, 596(16), 3725-3728.

  • Tan, Q., Chye, L., Ng, D., Chong, M.S., Ng. T.P. & Wee, S.L. (2018). Feasibility of a community-based Functional Power Training program for older adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 13, 309-316.

  • Hendy, A., Chye, L., & Teo, W.P. (2017). Cross-activation of the motor cortex during unilateral contractions of the quadriceps. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 1-11.

  • Chye, L., Riek, S., de Rugy, A., & Carroll, T. (2015). TMS-evoked twitches in the passive limb change direction according to muscle activation of the active limb. Brain Stimulation, 8(2), 330.

  • Chye, L., Riek, S., de Rugy, A., & Carroll, T. (2015). The direction of force twitches evoked by TMS in a passive limb shift according to the direction of impending contralateral muscle activation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9.

  • Chye, L., Nosaka, K., Murray, L., Edwards, D.J., & Thickbroom, G.W. (2010) Corticomotor excitability of wrist flexor and extensor muscles during active and passive movement. Human Movement Science, 29 (4), 494-501.