Dr Alison Booth

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Science

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

alison.booth@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17211

Research interests

Alison's research focuses on the delivery of nutrition education to improve dietary intake of children and adults for the prevention of chronic disease or nutrient deficiency. Alison is currently working with two key research study groups: The WIZE (Women's Iron, Zinc and Energy) study helping women who are low in iron improve their iron stores using a mobile app-based dietary education program and the DELISH study (Digital Education to LImit Salt in the Home) that aims to lower salt intake in Australian school children using an online salt reduction education program.

Conferences

Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2009. Development of a computer-based nutrition and physical activity self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (Poster presentation). The 20th World Diabetes Congress, Montreal. Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2008. Self-management of Type 2 diabetes: experiences and opinions of patients and health professionals in relation to diet and physical activity (Poster presentation). 5th World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications, Helsinki. Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2008. Role of diet and physical activity in the self-management of type 2 diabetes: experiences and opinions of patients and health professionals (Oral presentation). Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting, Dublin. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2007. Diet and exercise goal setting within interactive, tailored, Internet-based weight loss program (Oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4th Annual meeting, Oslo. Booth AO, Matters H, Nowson CA. 2006. Evaluation of an Interactive, Personalised, Internet-based Weight Loss Program (Poster presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2006. Frequency GPs offer lifestyle advice and refer overweight patients for weight management (Oral presentation). The I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2006. Evaluation of an Interactive, Personalised, Internet-based Weight Loss Program (Poster presentation). The I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Huang N, Lombard C, Singleton KL. 2005. The evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients (Oral presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Huang N, Lombard C, Singleton KL. 2005. The development and evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients (Poster presentation). The International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4th Annual meeting, Amsterdam. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Worsley A, Margerison C, Jorna MK. 2003. Dietary approaches for weight loss with increased fruit, vegetables and dairy products (Oral presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart.

Publications

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2016

Development and evaluation of a computer-based, self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

A Booth, C Lowis, S Hunter, M Dean, C Cardwell, M McKinley

(2016), Vol. 2016, pp. 1-11, Journal of diabetes research, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal

Hepcidin is a better predictor of iron stores in premenopausal women than blood loss or dietary intake

K Lim, A Booth, C Nowson, E Szymlek-Gay, D Irving, L Riddell

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2015

Micronutrient supplement use and diet quality in university students

A Wiltgren, A Booth, G Kaur, S Cicerale, K Lacy, M Thorpe, R Keast, L Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1094-1107, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Associations between dietary iron and zinc intakes, and between biochemical iron and zinc status in women

K Lim, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, R Gibson, K Bailey, D Irving, C Nowson, L Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 2983-2999, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Effect of increasing dietary calcium through supplements and dairy food on body weight and body composition: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

A Booth, C Huggins, N Wattanapenpaiboon, C Nowson

(2015), Vol. 114, pp. 1013-1025, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Mobile phone app aimed at improving iron intake and bioavailability in premenopausal women: a qualitative evaluation

D Mann, L Riddell, K Lim, L Byrne, C Nowson, M Rigo, E Szymlek-Gay, A Booth

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal
2014

Iron status and dietary iron intake of female blood donors

A Booth, K Lim, H Capper, D Irving, J Fisher, S McNaughton, L Riddell, A Keller, C Nowson

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 770-774, Transfusion, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Increasing iron and zinc in pre-menopausal women and its effects on mood and cognition: a systematic review.

K Lomagno, F Hu, L Riddell, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, C Nowson, L Byrne

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 5117-5141, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2013

Iron and zinc nutrition in the economically-developed world : a review

K Lim, L Riddell, C Nowson, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 3184-3211, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Food choices that achieve calcium adequacy in older women

A Booth, C Nowson

(2013), Vol. 70, pp. 300-306, Nutrition and dietetics, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Diet and physical activity in the self-management of type 2 diabetes: barriers and facilitators identified by patients and health professionals

A Booth, C Lowis, M Dean, S Hunter, M McKinley

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 293-306, Primary health care research and development, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
2010

Patient recall of receiving lifestyle advice for overweight and hypertension from their general practitioner

A Booth, C Nowson

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 1-7, BMC family practice, London, England, C1

journal
2008

Evaluation of an interactive, internet-based weight loss program : a pilot study

A Booth, C Nowson, H Matters

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 371-381, Health education research, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Dietary approaches for weight loss with increased intakes of fruit, vegetables and dairy products

A Booth, C Nowson, A Worsley, C Margerison, M Jorna

(2008), Vol. 65, pp. 115-120, Nutrition and dietetics, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal
2006

Evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients

A Booth, C Nowson, N Huang, C Lombard, K Singleton

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. 1055-1061, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2005

Blood pressure change with weight loss is affected by diet type in men

C Nowson, A Worsley, C Margerison, M Jorna, S Godfrey, A Booth

(2005), Vol. 81, pp. 983-989, American journal of clinical nutrition, Bethesda, MD, C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Mobile 'App' to improve intakes of bioavailable iron and zinc in premenopausal women and the impact on cognition, mood and fatigue

A/Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Linda Byrne, Prof Caryl Nowson

MLA Grant - Research - Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

  • 2017: $46,000
  • 2016: $89,000
  • 2015: $89,000
  • 2014: $168,000
  • 2013: $50,000

Aussie Salt Challenge. A web-based intervention to reduce salt intake in Victorian school children

Dr Carley Grimes, Prof Caryl Nowson, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Alison Booth

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2015: $74,829

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Karen Lim

Thesis entitled: Iron and Zinc Nutrition among Premenopausal Women

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences