Steven Hamley is a PhD candidate (doctor of philosophy) at Deakin University. He is nearing the end of this 4 year commitment. His research project is on the pathophysiology of insulin resistance (pathophysiology is the mechanism by which the disease develops). He has published 8 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to physiology, metabolism, and insulin resistance, as well as a meta-analysis on saturated fat and heart disease. He has been a presenter at conferences run in Australia and overseas. He is highly valued by The Nutrition Science Group advisory board as a consultant to the Nutrition Science Group. He is one of the “go to” persons when a colleague meets a perplexing issue. His peers regard him as a “rising star” on the Australian landscape as a clear thinker and scientist (Think Ash Barty "rising star" in Australian tennis over the last couple of years).
For his honours thesis, his research group was the first to demonstrate that only 1 week of a simple diet switch completely reversed pre-diabetes in mice. Steven’s honours thesis received the highest mark in the school of exercise and nutrition science, faculty of health, earning him two student prizes, and a PhD scholarship.