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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy and physiology education
  • Learning and teaching
  • Active learning
  • Endocrine Physiology

Available to supervise research students

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About Rudi Klein

Dr Rudi Klein is a teaching-focused academic, with the First Year College at Victoria University.

Following undergraduate (University of Melbourne), and postgraduate studies Rudi obtained his PhD in 1991 (Monash University). His doctoral work, under the supervision of Prof David de Kretser focused on the biochemical isolation and physiology of follistatin. He completed his post-doctoral work at Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research. Rudi has supervised postgraduate students and published over 35 refereed scientific papers.

Rudi has spend many years working at RMIT University, focusing on an extensive teaching portfolio, coordinating and teaching a range of subject within physiology and anatomy.

He was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's citation for excellence in teaching and learning (Higher Education) at Victoria University in 2019 (team award).


  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 1992
  • Grad Dip Ed, Deakin University, 1986
  • BSc Hons, University of Melbourne, 1985

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Klein, R., Sinnayah, P., Kelly, K., Winchester, M., Rajaraman, G., & Eizenberg, N. (190101). Utilising computer based learning to complement class teaching of gross anatomy. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27(8), (10-25).
2019 Sinnayah, P., Rathner, J. A., Loton, D., Klein, R., & Hartley, P. (190101). A combination of active learning strategies improves student academic outcomes in first-year paramedic bioscience. Advances in Physiology Education, 43(2), (233-240).

doi: 10.1152/ADVAN.00199.2018

2015 Smith, R. M., Klein, R., Kruzliak, P., & Zulli, A. (150101). Role of Peptide YY in blood vessel function and atherosclerosis in a rabbit model. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 42(6), (648-652).

doi: 10.1111/1440-1681.12398

2006 Joo, L. C., Klein, R., Owens, N. C., Mathai, M., McKinley, M., & Badoer, E. (060712). Activation of spinally projecting and nitrergic neurons in the PVN following heat exposure. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 291(1),

doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00675.2005

2003 Rosario, E. J., Villani, R. G., Harris, J., & Klein, R. (030401). Comparison of strength-training adaptations in early and older postmenopausal women. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 11(2), (143-155).

doi: 10.1123/japa.11.2.143

2000 Anderson, M. E., Bruce, C. R., Fraser, S. F., Stepto, N. K., Klein, R., Hopkins, W. G., & Hawley, J. A. (001201). Improved 2000-meter rowing performance in competitive oarswomen after caffeine ingestion. International Journal of Sport Nutrition, 10(4), (464-475).
2000 Daly, R. M., Rich, P. A., Klein, R., & Bass, S. L. (000101). Short stature in competitive prepubertal and early pubertal male gymnasts: The result of selection bias or intense training?. Journal of Pediatrics, 137(4), (510-516).

doi: 10.1067/mpd.2000.109004

2000 Bruce, C. R., Anderson, M. E., Fraser, S. F., Stepto, N. K., Klein, R., Hopkins, W. G., & Hawley, J. A. (000101). Enhancement of 2000-m rowing performance after caffeine ingestion. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(11), (1958-1963).

doi: 10.1097/00005768-200011000-00021

1999 Daly, R. M., Rich, P. A., Klein, R., & Bass, S. (990717). Effects of high-impact exercise on ultrasonic and biochemical indices of skeletal status: A prospective study in young male gymnasts. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 14(7), (1222-1230).

doi: 10.1359/jbmr.1999.14.7.1222

1998 Daly, R. M., Rich, P. A., & Klein, R. (981201). Hormonal responses to physical training in high-level peripubertal male gymnasts. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 79(1), (74-81).

doi: 10.1007/s004210050476

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

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

Teaching activities & experience

Dr Rudi Klein is a teaching-focused academic in the First Year College. He is a key academic and unit coordinator for anatomy units in first year and teaches into first year anatomy units.


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