Dr. Katherine

Credentials

background

Dr Katherine® brand Founder,

The School of Body Confidence® Director, &

MyFiziq® Limited Co-Founder – among other things!

I am the founder and director of the Dr Katherine® brand, the founder and director of The School of Body Confidence®, and the co-founder of MyFiziq® Limited—an ASX-listed company with a multi-million-dollar market capitalisation.

I hold numerous scholarships and awards and have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Health Sciences, a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology and Biotechnology and a Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling. I have been published in international peer-reviewed journals, literature, and in mainstream media, including The Australian, Cosmopolitan and the ABC.

My science-backed process is informed by extensive research, my academic qualifications and my years helping over 1,200 women through my acclaimed 7-Pillar Forever Approach, which you can read more about here.

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education

Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, Graduate Certificate in Counselling. Graduate-level certification based on understanding the counselling relationship, the key feature of an effective counselling practice, in addition to performing critical appraisals on counselling literature. (Oct 2016 – February 2018).

University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Ph.D. Thesis: Optimizing diabetes management using continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMSs). July 2008 – June 2012.

York University, Toronto, Canada, M.Sc., Endocrinology & Exercise Physiology, Thesis: Exercise Effects on Acute and Late Glycemic Management in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes, 2005 – 2008

York University, Toronto, Canada, B.A., Kinesiology & Health Science, Specialized Honours, Summa Cum Laude. Concurrent degree in Fitness Assessment & Training Stream, Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), Canadian Society for Exercise of Physiology, 2002 – 2005

St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy, high school diploma with International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in macro-economics and applied mathematics, Trustee’s Medal for highest GPA, 1994 – 1996

  • Nominated 40 Under 40 Award (2016, 2017, 2018; did not enter)
  • Nominated Telstra Women’s Business Award (2016, 2017, 2018; did not enter)
  • Short-listed for the Australian National Seed Award (Type 1 Diabetes Network) 2010
  • Industrial Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) 2008-11; first of five awarded of 200 applicants
  • University Postgraduate Award (International Student) 2008-11
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2007-08 (declined)
  • NSERC Canadian Post-Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M) 2006-07
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2006-07 (declined)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2005-06
  • York University Graduate Scholarship; Teaching Assistantship 2005-07
  • York University Graduate Scholarship; Research Assistantship 2005-06
  • Short-listed for Killam Fellowship 2004, NSERC short-list 2005
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2004)
  • Professional Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2003)
  • Continuing Education Scholarship 2002, Bursaries 2002-05
  • Dean’s List for academic achievement 2002-04
  • American Psychological Association – International Affiliate Member (current)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) – Academic Member (current)
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) – Associate Member (current)
publications
  • Yardley, J.E., Riddell, M.C., B.A. Perkins, Iscoe, K.E. Sigal, R.J. Insulin Pump Therapy is Associated with Less Post-exercise Hyperglycemia than Multiple Daily Injections: An Observational Study of Physically-Active Type 1 Diabetes Patients. Diabetes Technol Ther. Oct 2012. In Press.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Is the response of continuous glucose monitors to physiological changes in blood glucose levels affected by sensor life? Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Feb;14(2):135-42. Epub 2011 Dec 9.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Do different glucose levels at calibration influence accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring readings in vitro? J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 Mar 1;6(2):477-8.
  • Iscoe, K.E. and Riddell, M.C., Continuous Moderate Exercise With or Without the Addition of Intermittent High Intensity Work: Effects on Acute and Late Glycemic Management in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabet Med. 2011 Mar 9 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Efficacy of a continuous glucose monitoring system for the detection of exercise-induced hypoglycaemia. Diabetes Care. 2011 June; 34(6):e109.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Diabetes Fits Sports & Education Camps: Putting Research into Action. Clinical Diabetes. 2010 July; 28(3):124-126.
  • Iscoe, K.E. and Riddell, M.C., High Rates of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in a Unique Sports Camp for Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes: Observations Learned from CGMS. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2008 September;32(3):182-189.
  • Riddell, M.C., Jamnik, V.K., Iscoe, K.E., Timmons, B.W., Gledhill, N. Fat Oxidation During Exercise and the Exercise Intensity that Elicits Maximal Fat Oxidation in Pre-Pubertal and Young Adult Males. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2008 Aug; 105(2):742-8. Epub June 5, 2008.
  • Iscoe, K.E. and Riddell, M.C. The International Olympic Committee Volume XIII Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine: Type 1 Diabetes and Sports. The Young Athlete, 2nd Edition. Blackwell Publishing, p372-385, 2008. Editors: H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or.
  • Iscoe, K.E., and Riddell, M.C. Insulin Adjustments & Physical Activity: A Guideline for Type 1 Diabetes. The Diabetes Communicator, CDA. October, 2007.
  • Iscoe, K.E., B.A. Perkins, and M.C. Riddell. Type 1 Diabetes & Aerobic Exercise: Strategies for Optimal Glycemic Control. Diabetes Communiqué. May/June pages 6-8, 2007.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Campbell, J.E., Jamnik,V., Perkins, B.A., Riddell, M.C. Efficacy of Continuous Real-Time Blood Glucose Monitoring During and After Prolonged High Intensity Cycling Exercise: Spinning with CGMS. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2006. Dec;8(6):627-35.
  • Riddell, M. C. and Iscoe, K.E. Physical Activity, Sport & Pediatric Diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 2006; 7(1):60- 70.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Does the calibration value influence accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring readings in vitro? The Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Conference, Poster Session, August 2011.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Is sensor accuracy within euglycaemic range affected by sensor life? A systematic investigation of continuous glucose monitoring accuracy over time. The Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Conference, Poster Session, August 2011.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Is the Accuracy and Lag of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems in Measuring Physiological Changes in Blood Glucose Levels Affected by Sensor Life? American Diabetes Association, Oral Presentation, June 2011.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Does Glucose Level at Calibration Influence Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Readings In Vitro? American Diabetes Association, Poster Session, June 2011.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Prevention of exercise-induced hypoglycaemia by increasing the low glucose alarm of a continuous glucose monitoring system. CAHS Research Symposium, October 2010.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Prevention of exercise-induced hypoglycaemia by increasing the low glucose alarm of a continuous glucose monitoring system. Combined Biological Sciences Meeting, August 2010.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Davey, R.J. and Fournier, P.A., Efficacy of a continuous glucose monitoring system for the detection of exercise-induced hypoglycemia. American Diabetes Association, June 2010.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Corcoran, M, and Riddell, M.C., Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in a Sports Camp for Athlete’s with Type 1 Diabetes. Ontario Exercise Physiology Conference, Conference Handbook, January 2007.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Campbell, J.E., Jamnik,V., Perkins, B.A., Riddell, M.C. Efficacy of Continuous Real Time Blood Glucose Monitoring During and After Prolonged High Intensity Cycling Exercise: Spinning with CGMS. Canadian Diabetes Association, Conference Handbook, October 2006.
  • Iscoe, K.E., Campbell, J.E., Jamnik,V., Perkins, B.A., Riddell, M.C. Efficacy of Continuous Real Time Blood Glucose Monitoring During and After Prolonged High Intensity Cycling Exercise: Spinning with CGMS. Ontario Exercise Physiology Conference, Conference Handbook, January 2006.
  • Iscoe, K.E. Simply Forever: Super easy fad-free recipes to get you cooking. Published January 2016. ISBN 978-0-646-94749-5.
  • Iscoe, K.E. A Girl’s Guide to Body Confidence. Filled with relatable stories and Dr Katherine’s cheeky metaphors, this book is guaranteed to have you laughing, crying and most importantly, strutting with confidence. Available March 2019.

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