Bronwyn Kingwell

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    75 Commercial Rd
    Melbourne , VIC 3004

Head, Metabolic and Vascular Physiology

Professor Bronwyn Kingwell is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, and at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is Executive Director, Science Policy, Domain Leader for Prevention and also leads the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology Laboratory. She has Professorial appointments in the Department of Medicine and Department of Physiology at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University, at James Cook University, the University of NSW and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris. She received her PhD in physiology from the University of Melbourne in 1991. As an integrative clinical physiologist, Professor Kingwell has made contributions to the understanding of the aetiology of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the preventive and therapeutic effects of exercise. This includes her research into HDL and glucose metabolism which is informing the development of therapeutics directed at HDL. Her contributions have also influenced national and international physical activity guidelines. Professor Kingwell has held leadership roles on the NHMRC Council and Research Committee, the National Heart Foundation Research Committee and the National Committee for Medicine of the Australian Academy of Science