Rudi is an Academic Teaching Scholar in the First Year College.

Following undergraduate (MelbUni), and postgraduate studies Rudi obtained his PhD in 1991 (Monash).

During the ensuing years Rudi completed his post doctoral at Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, while working at RMIT University.

Following this time he has continued to teach into various biomedical courses and remained research active; supervising postgraduate students and publishing over 30 refereed scientific papers.

Supervision

Completions: 3 PhD students, 2 Masters students, 6 Honours students 

Current: Co-supervision of 1 PhD candidate.

Research grants

  • Dr Richard Guy, Dr Rudi Klein, Dr Bruce Byrne, Ms Kate Greenway, Dr Martin Stebbing, Ms Kim Pollock, Ms Gretha Van Oorschot. (2006) Implementation of Weblearn environment for students undertaking physiology courses. Supported by School of Medical Sciences Grant ($17,000)
  • Dr Jeremy Keens, Dr Martin Stebbing, Dr Bruce Byrne, Dr Richard Guy, Dr Rudi Klein, Chris Lillico, and Dr Peter Rich (2008) e-Innovation in large lectures: student response meters. Supported by LTIF Grant ($11,780)

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Bruce, C.R, Anderson, M.E, Fraser, S.F, Stepto, N.K, Klein, R, Hopkins, W.G. and Hawley, J. A. Enhancement of 2000-m rowing performance following caffeine ingestion. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. Nov. (2000) 10:436-447

Anderson, M.E., Bruce, C.R., Fraser, S.F., Stepto, N.K., Klein, R. and Hawley, J.A. Improved 2000-m rowing performance in well-trained female rowers after caffeine ingestion. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. (2000) 10:436-447

Rosario, E, Villani, R, Harris, J., and Klein R. (2003) Comparison of strength training adaptations in recently post-menopausal women with those of older women. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2003:11, no 2 143-155

Cham, J.L., Klein, R.,  Owens, N., Mathai, M., McKinley, M., and Badoer, E. (2006) Activation of spinally-projecting and nitrergic neurons in the PVN following heat exposure. American Journal of Physiology 291:R91-101.

Smith RM; Klein R Kruzliak P and Zulli A (2015) Role of Peptide YY in blood vessel function and atherosclerosis in a rabbit model. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 42(6):648-652 01 Jun 2015

Refereed book chapters

Findlay, J.K., Jing-hua, Yu., Xiao S., Shukovski, L., Klein, R. Michel U., and Robertson, D.M. Inhibin-related proteins and local regulation in the ovary. In: Advances in Reproductive Biology. (Eds. C. Yongqing, Z. Cheng) 192 pp. 63-79.

Findlay, J.K., Robertson, D.M., Clarke, I.J., Klein, R. Doughton, B.W., Xiao, S., Russell, D.L., Shukovski, L.  Hormonal regulation of reproduction - general concepts. Animal Reproduction Science 28, 319-328.

Conference presentations

Kathy Tangalakis, Rudi Klein., Deanne Skelly, Alan Hayes (2013) Student Peer Teaching in Laboratory Classes. 2nd National VIBE workshop. The University of Melbourne 11-12 July 2013

Tangalakis K., Klein R., Hryciw D.H., Hayes A. (2013) Improving learning experience through student peer mentoring in laboratory classes. Australian Physiological Society meeting 8-11 December 2013

Klein R; Hayes A; Zulli A (2013) Peptide YY is localised to and constricts diseased blood vessels of a rabbit model of Cardiovascular disease. BioLED Research Unit, Western Health Research Week 11 - 15 November 2013 Western Centre for Health research & Education, St Albans, Australia

Smith RM; Klein R; Hayes A; Zulli A (2013) Acute in vitro addition of Ang (1-7) or inhibition of NADPH oxidase impairs endothelial function in homocysteine thiolactone treated rabbit aorta. Western Health Research Week 11 - 15 November 2013 Western Centre for Health research & Education, St Albans, Australia

Klein R; Hayes A; Zulli A (2013) Peptide YY is localised to and constricts diseased blood vessels of a rabbit model of Cardiovascular disease. The Baker Research Institute Symposia, December 2013 Australia

Professional memberships

  • Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)

Industry experience

Siemens Industries 1989-1990

Appearances in the media

  • Klein R; Meinhardt A: Science in Australia and Germany. SBS Radio Aug 27, 2013
  • Klein R; Villani R (2015): Seniors get a lift, The Hearld Sun

Portfolios

Areas of expertise

  • Education research
  • Sports Science Research
  • Biochemistry Research
  • Endocrine Physiology

Contact details

(03) 9919 2558