Dr Lacy’s primary research interests are children’s eating behaviour and childhood obesity. She is particularly interested in how dietary energy density and the portion size of foods influence children’s food and energy intakes and body weight. She has conducted research using a range of methodologies, including experimental approaches, focus groups and analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys.
Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2012-present)
Nutrition Society of Australia (2012-present)
Dr Lacy is Lecturer in Nutritional Science and Deputy Course Co-ordinator, Food and Nutrition Sciences. She is the Geelong Campus Co-ordinator for four undergraduate nutrition units and teaches a wide variety of nutrition-related topics across these and other units.
HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health (lecturer, Unit Chair 2013, 2014, 2015)
HSN211 Nutritional Physiology (lecturer)
HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition (lecturer)
HSN301 Diet and Disease (lecturer)
HSN103 Food: The Environment and Consumers (guest lecturer)
HSN360/760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (planning team, Unit Co-chair and study tour leader 2014)
2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Predictors of Diet Quality Among Australian Preschool Children' (poster presentation).
2012 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 18-20 October 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. ‘Critical Design Features for Establishing an Australian Childhood Obesity Monitoring Program’ (poster presentation).
2011 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 20-22 October 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. ‘Opt-out consent for an Australian childhood obesity monitoring program’ (oral presentation).
2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 15-18 June 2011, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ‘Leisure time screen-based media use and physical activity are associated with health-related quality of life among Australian adolescents’ (poster presentation).
2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2007, New Orleans, LA, USA. ‘Decreasing the energy density of multiple foods reduces preschool children’s energy intake over two days’ (oral presentation).
Experimental Biology 2007, 28 April - 2 May 2007, Washington, DC, USA. ‘How do energy density and portion size of an entrée influence preschool children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).
2006 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2006, Boston, MA, USA. ‘Does the energy density of an entrée influence children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).
Siobhan O`Halloran, Ms Carley Grimes, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Caryl Nowson, A/Prof Karen Campbell
(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1
Miss Stephanie Kourouniotis, Prof Russell Keast, A/Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Katie Lacy, Maree G Thorpe, Dr Sara Cicerale
(2016), Vol. 103, pp. 1-7, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
Dr Katie Lacy, Dr Melanie Nichols, Andrea de Silva, Prof Steven Allender, Boyd Swinburne, Eva Leslie, Laura Jones, Dr Peter Kremer
(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 369-372, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic, C1
Mr Adam Wiltgren, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Gunveen Kaur, Dr Sara Cicerale, Dr Katie Lacy, Maree G Thorpe, Prof Russell Keast, A/Prof Lynn Riddell
(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1094-1107, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1
Miss Elly Fletcher, Ms Rebecca Leech, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof David W Dunstan, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Jo Salmon
(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 795-805, Obesity reviews, London, Eng, C1
Yu Qing Low, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Russell Keast
(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 3431-3450, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1
Dr Andrea Sanigorski, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Adj/Prof Hanny Calache, Dr Michael Smith, Dr Lisa Gold, A/Prof Mark Gussy, Prof Anthony Scott, Dr Katie Lacy, Monica Virgo-Milton
(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, England, C1
Barbara J. Rolls, Dr Katie Lacy
(2010), pp. 543-554, Obesity prevention : the role of brain and society on individual behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1
Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Barbara J. Rolls
(2008), Vol. 88, pp. 1459-1468, American journal of clinical nutrition, New York, N.Y., C1-1
Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Barbara J. Rolls
(2008), Vol. 108, pp. 41-48, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, New York, N.Y., C1-1
Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Jennifer O. Fisher, Barbara J. Rolls
(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 1559-1565, Obesity, Basingstoke, England, C1-1