Alumni Voices

Why I’m A Researcher - Alannah McKay [BSc ‘15, BSc ‘17 (Hons)]

October 9, 2018

Alannah McKay completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Health and Sports Science) from UWA in 2014. She then moved to Canberra to take up a post-graduate position within the Physiology department of the Australian Institute of Sport, where she was directly involved in the preparation of many Australian athletes that went on to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. In 2016, Alannah returned to UWA to complete her BSc(Hons) and in 2017, in collaboration in with the Australian Institute of Sport and Western Australian Institute of Sport, commenced a PhD investigating the effects of dietary manipulation on iron metabolism and immune functioning in elite athletes.