Dr Clinton Bruce



Senior Lecturer In Nutrition & Metabolism


Faculty of Health


School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2003


+61 3 924 46684


Dr Bruce received his PhD from RMIT University in 2003 and completed postdoctoral appointments at the University of Guelph, Canada, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He established an independent laboratory in the Department of Physiology at Monash University in 2012 prior to taking up an academic appointment at Deakin University in 2014. 

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Research interests

Dr Bruce’s research is focussed on understanding the regulation of glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle and liver in health and disease. He is particularly interested in identifying mechanisms underlying the development of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.  He also has an interest in identifying the role of lipids in regulating skeletal muscle function. His research involves the use of stable isotope methodology and GC-MS based metabolomics to measure glucose and lipid fluxes, protein synthesis and mitochondrial biogenesis.


Member of the Australian Physiological Society (AuPS), the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian and New Zealand Metabolomics Network (ANZMN)

Units taught

Unit chair HSN751 Human Nutrition Research project Part B

Unit chair HSN703 Diet and Disease

Unit chair HSN753 Research Practice in Human Nutrition

Knowledge areas

Glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, metabolomics, stable isotopes, muscle physiology


Insulin resistance, glucose metabolism, hepatic glucose production, skeletal muscle physiology, lipid metabolism, tracers in metabolic research


2013-2014 Monash Researcher Accelerator Program
2013 Australian Diabetes Society annual meeting Pincus Taft Young Investigator awarded to Dr. Greg Kowalski (postdoctoral fellow in my laboratory).
2012 Australian Diabetes Society annual meeting best basic science poster awarded to Dr. Greg Kowalski (postdoctoral fellow in my laboratory).
2010-2013 NHMRC Career Development Award
2005-2009 NHMRC Peter Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship
2000-2003 Australian Postgraduate Research Award


Mechanisms of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.

The role of membrane lipids in regulating skeletal muscle physiology.


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