Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Dr Jamie Whitfield

Dr Jamie Whitfield
BA (Hons) PhD

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Exercise and Nutrition


Dr Jamie Whitfield is a recent PhD graduate with a research focus in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism and physiology. Jamie completed his BA (Honors Specialization) in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario (Canada) in 2011 where he gained an interest in whole-body exercise physiology. It was this interest that led him to return to his hometown of Guelph, Ontario (Canada) and pursue postgraduate training in the field of skeletal muscle metabolism at the University of Guelph. Jamie was awarded his PhD in June 2017 after defending his thesis entitled “Skeletal muscle mitochondrial and cytosolic metabolic responses to dietary and genetic manipulations”.

Jamie joined Australian Catholic University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2017. The goal of his work at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research is to utilise a variety of research models to gain a better understanding of how dietary and exercise interventions can alter skeletal muscle metabolism; and can therefore be used to improve outcomes along the health spectrum – from pathology to performance.