Staff profile - Kirsten Howlett

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Dr Kirsten Howlett

Position: Senior Lecturer In Exercise Physiology
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72563 +61 3 522 72563



  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1998
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


Australian Physiological Society


Teaching Interests

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


Awards and prizes

Fulbright Post-doctoral Award
The Queens Trust Award for Young Australians


Research interests

Dr Howletts 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.

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