Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Kirsten Howlett

Position Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
Email kirsten.howlett@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 52272563
Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Role and profile
Dr Kirsten Howlett is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She actively participates in undergraduate teaching programs in physiology, and supervisor’s higher degree research students. Dr Howlett is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (C-PAN) and her research program is focused on understanding the physiological and cellular responses to exercise with the aim of providing insight into the maintenance of health, and prevention and treatment of disease.


Teaching responsibilities
HSE201: Exercise Physiology
Supervisors and co-supervisors honours and PhD students



Research interests
Dr Howlett’s research program is focused on understanding the physiological, cellular and molecular responses to exercise. In particular, her research examines the underlying mechanisms which mediate the beneficial effects of exercise on skeletal muscle insulin action, and the translation of this for the treatment and prevention of insulin resistance and associated disorders.


Awards and prizes
Fulbright Post-doctoral Award
The Queen’s Trust Award for Young Australians



Memberships
Australian Physiological Society

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

12th June 2012