I am passionate about the role of food and dietary behaviour in prevention and management of diseases. I am also interested in gut health, it links to our health and well-being and the role of food and dietary supplements in improving and maintaining gut health. I joined CQU Medical Science - Nutrition team in 2016 with a strong belief in integrating research in teaching and training future nutritionist and researchers that are willing to make a difference in our health and well-being.
My research focus mostly around lifestyle behaviours, from dietary patterns to supplementation behaviour. As an avid lifestyle researcher, I understand that the dietary behaviour we exhibit depends on many factors. I am primarily interested in understanding these factors that influence individual’s food choices. I am also interested to understand how our diet modifies our gut flora and changes the microorganisms that live in our digestive system and how modifying this environment can change our physical and mental health. Specifically, I am interested in:
2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Heart Foundation of Australia
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetics and Nutrigenomics
The focus of my research in this section is mostly on food choices, nutrition knowledge and effects of nutrients on sport performance
Nutrition and Dietetics - Public Nutrition Intervention
I am primarily interested in understanding the factors influencing individual’s food choices and developing tailored and personalised interventions to improve dietary behaviour and intake. The focus of my research is both mental and physical health with specific interest in psychological distress, hypertension and diabetes.