Belinda Henry


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The metabolic neuroendocrinology laboratory focuses on understanding how body weight is regulated. We have a particular interest in understanding how energy expenditure occurs within mammals. Our work primarily focuses on thermogenesis, which is a specialised process where the body expends energy in the form of heat. Our work aims to understand how the brain regulates thermogenesis. We have a number of unique and novel models that allow us to characterise the control of body weight, food intake and energy expenditure. The metabolic neuroendocrine group has a particular interest in understanding how the following impact on energy homeostasis and weight control:

  • Gender differences and the effects of sex steroids
  • Stress and the stress hormone cortisol
  • Exercise


  • Thermogenesis
  • Obesity
  • Hypothalamus
  • Ageing
  • Sex Steroids
  • Stress

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in polycystic ovary syndrome

Shorakae, S., Jona, E., de Courten, B., Lambert, G. W., Lambert, E. A., Phillips, S. E., Clarke, I. J., Teede, H. J. & Henry, B. A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Clinical Endocrinology. 90, 3, p. 425-432 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Lipopolysaccharide reduces gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) gene expression: Role of RFamide-related peptide-3 and kisspeptin

Lee, C. Y., Li, S. Y., Li, X. F., Stalker, D. A. E., Cooke, C., Shao, B., Kelestimur, H., Henry, B. A., Conductier, G., O'Byrne, K. T. & Clarke, I. J., 29 Mar 2019, In : Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 31, 6, p. 1134-1143 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adipose and skeletal muscle thermogenesis: Studies from large animals

Fuller-Jackson, J-P. & Henry, B. A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Endocrinology. 237, 3, p. R99-R115 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Continuous kisspeptin restores luteinizing hormone pulsatility following cessation by a neurokinin b antagonist in female sheep

Clarke, I. J., Li, Q., Henry, B. A. & Millar, R. P., 1 Feb 2018, In : Endocrinology. 159, 2, p. 639-646 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review