Kym Guelfi

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1303 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
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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 currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Sciences. In this role she is involved in a number of 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

A selection:

Dimmock JA, Jackson BJ, Guelfi KJ, Nguyen T, Gibson L. (2017). Healthways Health Promotion Exploratory Research Grant. Improving mental health in mothers: feasibility of the ‘Mummy Buddy’ program. ($66,284)

Guelfi KJ, Dimmock JA, Masih T. (2016). National Heart Foundation. The effect of guided relaxation on appetite and energy intake: implications for stress-induced eating, weight management and cardiovascular disease. ($35,000 AUD)

Jones TW, Fournier PA, Guelfi KJ. (2013 – 2015). National Health and Medical Research Council. Glycaemia-increasing effects of sprinting in type 1 diabetes: toward the validation of new clinical guidelines for hypoglycaemia prevention. ($579,939 AUD)

Newnham JP, Fournier PA, Guelfi KJ, Grove JR, Wallman KE, Doherty DA (2011 - 2013). National Health and Medical Research Council. Preventing gestational diabetes mellitus using a home-based supervised exercise program during pregnancy. ($740,709 AUD)

Teaching overview

Dr Kym Guelfi is currently involved in teaching Undergraduate units within the School of Human Sciences;
• SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
• 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)


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

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Output 2002 2018

A role for exercise in attenuating unhealthy food consumption in response to stress

Leow, S., Jackson, B., Alderson, J. A., Guelfi, K. J. & Dimmock, J. A., 6 Feb 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 2, 176

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
food consumption
stress response
1 Citations

Effectiveness of hand cooling and a cooling jacket on post-exercise cooling rates in hyperthermic athletes

Maroni, T., Dawson, B., Barnett, K., Guelfi, K., Brade, C., Naylor, L., Brydges, C. & Wallman, K., 21 Apr 2018, In : European Journal of Sport Science. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reaction Time

Exercise timing in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review

Teo, S. Y. M., Kanaley, J. A., Guelfi, K. J., Cook, S. B., Hebert, J. J., Forrest, M. R. L. & Fairchild, T. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50, 12, p. 2387-2397 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Area Under Curve
Randomized Controlled Trials
Health Behavior
Life Style
Sugar Alcohols
Open Access
Waist Circumference


'Using the Trier Social Stress Test twice: a protocol for reducing Habituation’ Dataset

Masih, T. (Creator), Dimmock, J. (Creator), Guelfi, K. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 26 Sep 2018



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