Dr Kym Guelfi
Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health)
- Contact details
- Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
The University of Western Australia (M408)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 2602
- +61 8 6488 1039
- BSc PhD W.Aust.
- 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 Sport Science, Exercise and Health. 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.
- Key research
- 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)
- A selection:
Halse RE, Wallman KE, Newnham, JP, Guelfi KJ. (2014). Home-based exercise training improves capillary glucose profile in women with gestational diabetes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(9), 1702-1709.
Sim AY, Wallman KE, Fairchild TJ, Guelfi KJ. (2014). High intensity intermittent exercise attenuates ad-libitum energy intake. International Journal of Obesity, 38, 417-422
Guelfi KJ, Donges CE, Duffield R. (2013). Beneficial effects of 12 weeks of aerobic compared with resistance exercise training on perceived appetite in previously sedentary overweight and obese men. Metabolism, 62(2), 235-243.
Crisp NA, Fournier PA. Licari MK, Braham R, Guelfi KJ. (2012). Optimising Sprint Interval Exercise to Maximise Energy Expenditure and Enjoyment in Overweight Boys. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 37(6), 1222-1231.
Halse RE, Wallman KE, Guelfi KJ (2011). Post-exercise water immersion increases short term food intake in trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(4) 632-638.
Shorten AL, Wallman KE, Guelfi KJ (2009). Acute effect of the environmental temperature during exercise on subsequent energy intake in active men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 1215-1221.
Ong MJ, Guelfi KJ, Hunter T, Wallman KE, Fournier PA, Newnham JP (2009). Supervised, home-based exercise may attenuate the decline in glucose tolerance in obese pregnant women. Diabetes and Metabolism, 35, 418-421.
Guelfi KJ, Jones TW, Fournier PA (2007). New Insights into Managing the Risk of Hypoglycaemia during and after Intermittent High-Intensity Exercise in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Implications for Existing Guidelines. Sports Medicine, 37(11), 937-946.
Guelfi KJ, Ratnam N, Smythe GA, Jones TA, Fournier PA (2007). Effect of intermittent high-intensity exercise compared to continuous moderate exercise on glucose production and utilization in individuals with type 1 diabetes. American Journal of Physiology- Endocrinology and Metabolism, 292, E865-E870.
Guelfi KJ, Jones TW, Fournier PA (2005). The decline in blood glucose levels is less with intermittent high-intensity compared to moderate exercise in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 28(6), 1289-1294.
- Funding received
- A selection:
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)
Guelfi KJ (2012). University of Western Australia Research Development Award. Comparing the effect of 12 weeks of aerobic or resistance exercise training on perceived appetite and circulating levels of appetite-related hormones ($16,250 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).
Guelfi KJ (2011). University of Western Australia Research Development Award. Comparing the effect of an acute bout of aerobic versus resistance exercise on subsequent energy intake: implications for weight management ($9,773 AUD).
Guelfi KJ (2009). University of Western Australia Research Development Award. The effect of environmental temperature during exercise on subsequent energy intake ($20,045 AUD).
Hunter T & Guelfi KJ (2007). Women and Infants Research Foundation Starter Grant. A pilot study of supervised, home-based exercise for obese pregnant women. ($14,059 AUD).
- Honours and awards
- Best Scientific Paper (Sports Science), Science and Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Conference 2010, Exercise and Sports Science Australia, 9-11 April 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.
High Commendation for Excellence in Coursework Teaching, Faculty of Life and Physical Science, 2007.
UWA Representative, Science at the Shine Dome, Early-Career Researchers Program, 2006.
Highly Commended Prize for Higher Degree by Research Achievements in the Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, 2006.
Highly Commended Prize for Higher Degree by Research Achievements in the Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, 2005.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Travel Grant for young investigators, 2004.
- Dr Kym Guelfi is currently involved in teaching 3 separate units at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level
•SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
•SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
•SSEH7646 Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic and Complex Conditions
- Research profile
Research profile and publications