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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LEONIE HEILBRONN is based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), where she leads the Obesity and Metabolism laboratory. Her research is at the interface between basic and clinical science. She is internationally recognised for her work in nutritional modulation in humans and has made major contributions to our current understanding of mechanisms underlying conditions such as insulin resistance, particularly inflammation and lipid metabolism. She has also contributed significantly to current concepts of caloric restriction (CR), intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted eating (TRE) in humans. She has published more than 110 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals and is an Associate Editor of Obesity, and Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.

External positions

University of Adelaide


  • Caloric Restriction
  • Obesity
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Time Restricted Eating
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Lipid Metabolism

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Research Output

A time to eat and a time to exercise

Parr, E. B., Heilbronn, L. & Hawley, J. A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 48, 1, p. 4-10 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Intermittent fasting: what questions should we be asking?

Liu, K., Liu, B. & Heilbronn, L., 1 May 2020, In : Physiology and Behavior. 218, 112827.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Intermittent fasting does not uniformly impact genes involved in circadian regulation in women with obesity

Zhao, L., Hutchison, A. T., Wittert, G. A., Thompson, C. H., Lange, K., Liu, B. & Heilbronn, L. K., 1 Jul 2020, In : Obesity. 28, S1, p. S63-S67

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Relative hyperglycemia is an independent determinant of in-hospital mortality in patients with critical illness

Lee, T. F., Drake, S. M., Roberts, G. W., Bersten, A., Stranks, S. N., Heilbronn, L. K., Mangoni, A. A. & Burt, M. G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Critical Care Medicine. p. E115-E122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)