Associate Professor, Instutite for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

Associate Professor Kylie Hesketh, from Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and an Honorary National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship. Her research centres on public health approaches to the promotion of children’s physical activity, reduced sedentary behaviours, and prevention of obesity. She has a particular focus on providing children with a healthy start to life through the promotion of obesity-preventive behaviours during early childhood and the development of programs with ‘real world’ public health utility.


  • 2014–present
    Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2014–present
    Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow (Honorary), Deakin University
  • 2009–2013
    Heart Foundation Career Development Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2005–2009
    NHMRC/Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2005 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Paediatrics)
  • 1995 
    La Trobe University, BBSc(Hons)