Nutrition and Dietetics research focuses on understanding and promoting the role and effect of food on human health and disease.

Our areas of speciality include:

  • Nutrition screening, nutrition assessment including body composition assessment, nutritional requirements, nutrition diagnosis, international nutrition and dietetics terminology and dietetics outcomes research
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for particular conditions and patient groups e.g. oncology nutrition, renal nutrition and nutrition for older adults, paediatrics, functional nutrition therapy for chronic disease management
  • Immunonutrition, bioactive food constituents, functional foods and beverages, including functional nutrition therapies
  • Nutritional genomics in healthy ageing
  • Dietary factors and the mudaltion of the gut microbiota
  • Food and nutrition service policy, evaluation, practice and management
  • Dietetics and nutrition education
  • Nutrition for sport performance

 

Externally funded, current and HMNS-led research projects

Title

Investigators

Funding Scheme

Duration

Brisbane Broncos Performance Nutrition PhD Scholarship

Michael Leveritt

Vincent Kelly

Brisbane Broncos

2015-2019

Expansion, evaluation and sustainability of a new paediatric multidisciplinary weight management service

Jacki Walker

Robyn Littlewood

Sandra Capra

Peter Davies

Jennifer Kynaston

 

Children's Health

Queensland Hospital

and Health Service

2016-2020

Evaluation of the Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities, CHQ Obesity Strategy

Jacki Walker

Robyn Littlewood

Sandra Capra

Ayala Rogany

Oliver Canfell

K Weller

 

Children's Health

Queensland Hospital

and Health Service

2017-2020

Scaling, spreading, and sustaining The Systematised, Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Program for impLementation and Evaluation (SIMPLE) - a multi-site implementation program

Jack Bell

NHMRC MRFF Translating Research into Practice Fellowships

2019-2020

A New Way to Prevent and Treat Obesity

Robyn Littlewood

BDHP - MRFF

2019-2020

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