Kym Guelfi

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Kym Guelfi completed her PhD with distinction at The University of Western Australia in 2006, investigating metabolic and hormonal responses to exercise in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Sciences. In this role she is involved in a research projects investigating the role of exercise in disease prevention and management (particular obesity and diabetes), as well as the relationship between exercise, appetite and food intake. Dr Guelfi is also an enthusiastic teacher and is currently involved in a number of service activities within the School, University and wider community.

Funding overview

Dr Guelfi has received over $1.5 million in collaborative research funding from organisations such as the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, The Heart Foundation of Australia, Diabetes Australia, Healthways (WA) and The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WA) to investigate the role of exercise in health and disease.

Teaching overview

Dr Kym Guelfi is currently involved in teaching Undergraduate students within the School of Human Sciences (SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement)


The relationship between exercise and appetite/energy intake: implications for weight management
The role of exercise in disease prevention and management (particularly obesity and type 1 and 2 diabetes).
Pregnancy and Exercise (and the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research expertise keywords

  • Exercise metabolism
  • Exercise and appetite regulation
  • Exercise in pregnancy (and gestational diabetes)
  • Exercise in type 1 diabetes


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