CSANZ 2019

Bronwyn Kingwell

Bronwyn Kingwell

Head of Metabolic and Vascular Physiology Laboratory Program, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, VIC

Professor Bronwyn Kingwell is an integrative physiologist and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. At the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, she is Head of the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology Laboratory Program and Co-Leader of the Physical Activity Program (with André La Gerche). 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.

Professor Kingwell’s fundamental and clinical research in arterial biomechanics has elucidated endogenous (genetic, hormonal) and environmental (exercise, diet) mechanisms contributing to large artery stiffening as well as opportunities for therapeutic modulation. She has pioneered the transition of detailed cellular and molecular studies of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in laboratory models, in particular with regard to glucose metabolism, to a human context. This work has opened major new avenues in HDL therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes. Her contributions have extended to the mechanisms by which exercise provides health benefits and influenced national and international physical activity guidelines. Professor Kingwell has been a leader in Australian science policy and is an active mentor.

Professor Kingwell has been appointed to leadership roles on the NHMRC and Australian Academy of Science and through these roles has contributed to national research policy and practice, and continues to do so as a current member of the NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Research Committees.

 

The Basic Science Lecture

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand wanted to raise the profile of Basic Science and establish this lectureship in 2003 at the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide, Australia in which Julie Campbell from Queensland was the named lecturer.

Previous Basic Science Lecturers

2018

David James

NSW

2017

Murray Esler

VIC

2016

Christine Winterbourn

NZ

2015

Mark E. Cooper

VIC

2013

Roland Stocker

NSW

2012

Henry Krum

VIC

2011

Richard P Harvey

NSW

2010

Shaun Jackson

VIC

2009

Michael Clark

TAS

2008

Bob Graham

NSW

2007

Dr David Allen

NSW

2006

Prof Peter Hunter

NZ

2005

Helge Rasmussen

NSW

2004

Doris Taylor

USA

2003

Julie Campbell

QLD

 

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