Associate Lecturer

Ms Kelly McLeod

2009 - Present      Exercise and Sport Science Australia Accredited Exercise Physiologist 


12/07/2022         Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

16/07/2021         Provide First Aid and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

26/05/2021         Mental Health First Aid

Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

My thesis investigates the effect of exercise for the management of cardiometabolic health in older adults.  I am conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the current literature around progressive resistance training and high-intensity interval training. I am also evaluating the existing clinical service at the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic with the aim of translating research to practice. The Lifestyle Clinic will also facilitate my final project, the Diabetes Clinic, investigating the feasibility and acceptability of a group type 2 diabetes service for older adults with type 2 diabetes.

+61-2-9065 7480
Wallace Wurth Building Level 2 West
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Jones MD; Cashin AG; Mouatt B; McLeod KA; Mundell NL; McAuley JH; Booth J, 2022, 'A survey evaluation comparing pain curriculum taught in Australian exercise physiology degrees to graduate perceptions of their preparedness and competency to treat people with chronic pain', Musculoskeletal Care, 20, pp. 299 - 306,
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Resistance Training and High-intensity Interval Training Improve Cardiometabolic Health in High Risk Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-anaylsis', International Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, pp. 206 - 218,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hansford HJ; Parmenter BJ; McLeod KA; Wewege MA; Smart NA; Schutte AE; Jones MD, 2021, 'The effectiveness and safety of isometric resistance training for adults with high blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Hypertension Research, 44, pp. 1373 - 1384,
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Erratum: Resistance training and high-intensity interval training improve cardiometabolic health in high risk older adults: A systematic review and meta-anaylsis (Journal of Physical Chemistry (2021) DOI: 10.1055/a-1560-6183)', International Journal of Sports Medicine,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Resistance Training And High-intensity Interval Training Improve Cardiometabolic Health In Older Adults: A Meta-analysis', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52, pp. 139 - 140,
    Journal articles | 2013
    2013, 'Aerobic fitness affects cortisol responses to concurrent challenges', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45, pp. 379 - 386,
    Journal articles | 2010
    2010, 'Psychological stress during exercise: Immunoendocrine and oxidative responses', Experimental Biology and Medicine, 235, pp. 1498 - 1504,
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'Aerobic Fitness Impacts Cardiorespiratory And Stress Hormone Responses To Concurrent Mental And Physical Stress', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41, pp. 543 - 544,
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'An Examination of Immunoendocrine and Oxidative Responses Utilizing a Dual Stress Model', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41, pp. 274 - 274,
    Journal articles | 2009
    2009, 'Concurrent Mental And Physical Stress: Cardiorespiratory And Neuroendocrine Responses', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41, pp. 543 - 543,
    Journal articles | 2008
    2008, 'Sport and Exercise Psychology*', Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30, pp. S146 - S215,
  • Conference Posters | 2020
    2020, 'Resistance training and high intensity interval training improve cardiometabolic health in older adults: A meta-analysis.', presented at 2020 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 27 May 2020
    Conference Papers | 2011
    2011, 'Sex Differences In Response To Dual-challenge Situations', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, CO, Denver, pp. 70 - 70, presented at 58th Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine / 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, CO, Denver, 31 May 2011 - 04 June 2011,
    Conference Papers | 2008
    2008, 'Cardiorespiratory and cortisol responses to mental challenges during exercise in high and low-fit females', in JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC, pp. S207 - S207,
    Conference Papers | 2008
    2008, 'Effect of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Cortisol and Cardiorespiratory Responses to Concurrent Mental and Physical Stress', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, pp. S353 - S354,

2021                       UNSW Sydney Tyree Institute of Health Engineering Catalyst Award

                                Associate investigator to CI: Dr Sebastiano Barbieri, A/Prof Belinda Parmenter.



2021                       UNSW Exercise Physiology Grant



2020                       UNSW Exercise Physiology Grant


2021                       UNSW School of Health Sciences – Lifestyle Clinic Clinician of the year

2020                       UNSW Medicine Faculty Education Heroes (Team)

2009                       UNSW School of Medical Sciences Staff Prize – Health and Exercise Science Clinical Practicum