Kirsten Westwood

Head of School

Phone

(06) 974 8000 Extension: 5240

Areas of Teaching

Health & Sport Science

Qualifications

MHSc, BHSc, LLB, BCom

Profile

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.

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 and a member of the Hawke’s Bay Public Health Association.