Lauren Hewitt (’96) is one of Australia’s most recognisable female 100m and 200m runners. She represented Australia at three Olympic Games, six world championships and three Commonwealth Games over a 12 year professional athletics career, where she amassed 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals and 12 Australian titles.
Triple Olympian and dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lauren Hewitt (’96) is one of Australia’s most recognisable female 100m and 200m sprinters. She was the youngest member of the 1996 Australian Olympic Track and Field team competing as a 17 year old St Catherine’s School girl, and had the entire School supporting her.
Lauren represented Australia at three Olympic Games, six world championships and three Commonwealth Games over a 12 year professional Athletics career, where she amassed two gold, one silver and three bronze medals and 12 Australian titles.
Lauren has a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and is a Registered Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.
Now retired from competition, Lauren is a health and wellbeing consultant, helping people of all ages improve their health. She is the founder of the school-based Growing Up With Good Nutrition program, motivating young people to make the right food and exercise choices. In 2009 Lauren was involved in screening Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), newly arrived and marginalised communities for nutrition deficiencies and providing awareness around potential health implications. She continues to deliver work-life balance presentations to corporations and provides content on healthy eating and physical activity to organisations including the St Kilda Football Club Saints in Schools program.
In addition, Lauren is a proud mother of daughter Isabella and continues to be involved with a number of charitable and government organisations. She has been the Patron of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation Breast Cancer Committee since 2007, and in 2014 was a Board Member of the Centre for Hormone Research, the research arm of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Royal Children’s Hospital, based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Lauren is currently working with Athletics Australia as a High Performance Advisory Group member, to support and enhance medal outcomes at the next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games and the IAAF World Championships, providing her with the opportunity to contribute back to Athletics.
Updated January 2016