Dr Theresa Larkin


Dr Theresa Larkin


University of Wollongong

Do you know what your thyroid does? How do we whisper versus whistle? Why do I have a different blood type to my sister? We all have first-hand experience of the human body, but there is so much more to learn.

Theresa Larkin is fascinated by the human body. She loves that although the features and functions of the human body are common to humankind, there are so many differences between individuals that make each of us unique.

Theresa is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences at the University of Wollongong. She teaches anatomy and physiology to medical students, and has received university and national teaching awards for innovation in medical education. Her research is in the areas of Hormones and Health, and Clinical Anatomy, including how hormones affect people’s depression and anxiety, causes of chronic pelvic pain, and the effect of hip muscle strength on knee and back pain.

Theresa is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion, and increasing the accessibility of STEM to all. She is a HSC Science Extension subject mentor, and does a monthly interview on ABC Illawarra Drive, presenting interesting topics on the human body. She loves travel, culture, language and any activities in nature.

Dr Theresa Larkin is a Superstar of STEM.