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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. 

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

Morwenna teaches the following topics:

  • health behaviour change
  • communication techniques to facilitate behaviour change
  • physical activity, nutrition, mental health, stress management
  • chronic disease management, weight stigma, weight management and weight loss

Research interests

Morwenna is an exercise scientist with a research focus on interventions to improve lifestyle behaviours: such as physical activity, nutrition 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, Central Queensland University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master of Human Movement Science (Psychology), Central Queensland University

Award Date: 1 Apr 2009

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

Award Date: 31 Dec 2008

Bachelor of Business (Information Systems), Central Queensland University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2002


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