I completed my undergraduate studies with first-class honours in Exercise and Health Science and then a PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Western Australia. My previous research training involved the investigation of the effects of physical activity on appetite regulation. Specifically, my research examined the acute and longer term influence of high-intensity, intermittent exercise on subsequent ad-libitum energy intake, perceptions of appetite and appetite-related blood variables in sedentary and overweight individuals. My wider research interests include investigating the mediating roles of physiological, psychosocial and environmental influences on both energy expenditure and energy intake in the regulation of energy balance and prevention of metabolic disease (in particular obesity and diabetes). I have also worked a number of years in industry as an accredited clinical exercise physiologist working with individuals seeking to address metabolic diseases through exercise. I look forward to contributing to research which has the ability to result in important implications for health. Current Project - Examining the influence of physiological and psychosocial factors on both energy intake and energy expenditure regulation.