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Dr Morwenna Kirwan is the Director of Education in the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University.  She also holds the role as Course Director for the Bachelor of Human Sciences.

Morwenna leads the multiple award winning faculty initiative "Connected Curriculum for Professionals in Health".  Morwenna teaches into undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Human Sciences, Exercise Science, Clinical Science, Physiotherapy and Medicine.  

Morwenna was awarded a Learning and Teaching Indigenous Grant in 2022 to develop with a team a suite of modules on the topic of Cultural Safety in Practice for Health Professionals.

Research interests

Morwenna is an exercise scientist with a research focus on interventions to improve lifestyle behaviours: such as physical activity, exercise, nutrition, mental health and chronic disease management.  She is currently evaluating the effectiveness of type 2 diabetes prevention and management translational programs to improve health outcomes.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Behaviour Change, PhD, The Effectiveness of Smartphone Applications to Improve Health Behaviours, Central Queensland University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master of Human Movement Science (Psychology), The psychological predictors of athlete selection and acceptance in a cycling talent identification program, Central Queensland University

Award Date: 1 Apr 2009

Bachelor of Human Movement Science (Information Technology), Graduated with Distinction, Central Queensland University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2008

Bachelor of Business (Information Systems), Graduated with Distinction, Central Queensland University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2002


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