Dr Belinda Henry

Belinda was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in 1998 and her PhD in 2001 through Monash University. After her PhD, Belinda was awarded a CJ Martin Fellowship (NHMRC) to continue her research. During this fellowship period she worked at University of Bristol at the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology. Dr Henry holds a joint academic/ research position in the Department of Physiology, Monash University. She has served on the Endocrine Society of Australia council since 2010 and is the current President of Australasian Women in Endocrinology. She is a strong advocate for early career researchers and is chair of ESA Scientific Strengthening Committee. Dr Henry is a highly regarded midcareer scientist in the field of Neuroendocrinology. She leads to the Metabolic Neuroendocrine research group at Monash Biomedical Discovery Institute. Her research centres on the discovery of novel means of altering energy expenditure through modulation of the brain as a mechanism for prevention or treatment of obesity. Her work is particularly focused on the process of thermogenesis and the mechanisms that underpin this process in fat and muscle tissues. 


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