Prof Stepto completed most of his studies at the University of Cape Town South Africa before completing his PhD at RMIT University in 2002. He worked at Monash University before moving to Victoria University in 2007. Prof Stepto is an accredited exercise physiologist and active researcher and a Deputy Director Research Training in the Institute for Health and Sport (IHES). He contributes to undergraduate and post graduate teaching in exercise physiology and clinical exercise physiology, and supervises Masters and PhD students in the exercise physiology area. He has a strong research focus in understanding the use of exercise interventions for health and therapy (special interest in womens' health and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance and exercise adaptions, and translation of research into practice (evidence-based guideline development). He is a member of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) and holds honorary Research Fellow positions at Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) Monash University and Medicine-Western Health Melbourne University.