Dr Hesketh gave the best oral presentation by an Early Career Researcher at the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine’s 7th Scientific Conference.
The conference was held in Brisbane in February.
Dr Hesketh was also a finalist in the Humanities and Social Sciences section of the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year of Award.
Last year Dr Hesketh won a National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award for her project: Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours during early childhood to prevent overweight.
“I offer my heartiest congratulations to Kylie,” said Professor David Crawford, Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
“She is one of our high performing early career researchers.”
Dr Hesketh said the awards were heartening recognition for her work at Deakin.
“The Scopus Award is a major one among researchers drawn from all research areas and from all over Australia, so to be considered a finalist is a real honour,” she said.
“The oral award was pleasing because it is always nice to be recognised by your peers.
“The thing to remember is that these awards really reflect the team approach we have at Deakin under David Crawford.
“We all get a lot of support, both from David and our colleagues.”