Kirsten Westwood

Head of School - Health & Sport Science


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Areas of Teaching

Health & Sport Science




Kirsten is the Head of School for Health and Sport Science.

After completing her commerce and law degrees at Otago University, Kirsten worked in a variety of legal/HR roles in London, UK.

On return to NZ she completed her BHSc in Physiotherapy at AUT University, Auckland, and worked as a Physiotherapist in Napier.  A Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health from AUT followed; leading to roles in Health Promotion, including teaching on the Diploma of Health Promotion at EIT. Having completed her Master of Health Science at EIT, Kirsten is now undertaking PhD study.

Alongside her role as Head of School, Kirsten is the committee chair for the Hawke’s Bay branch of the Heart Foundation and President of the Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation.