Convenor ASM 2019 - Kieron Rooney

Kieron completed his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in 2004. His thesis investigated the role of the creatine phosphate shuttle in glucose stimulated insulin secretion in vivo following diet and exercise interventions. Kieron joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2003 as a lecturer and in 2012 was promoted to Senior Lecturer. For the past 10 years he has been responsible for the design and implementation of curriculum in units of study focussed on metabolic biochemistry and exercise physiology to both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. During this time, Kieron’s research portfolio has included both human and small animal studies investigating the role of diet and physical activity on parameters of fuel storage and utilisation as they pertain to dysregulated metabolic states such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.