Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Claire Margerison

Position Lecturer
Email claire.margerison@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 92517293
Campus Melbourne Burwood Campus


Role and profile
Claire Margerison is a Lecturer in the area of Nutrition (Dietetics) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is the Course Director of the Master of Dietetics. Claire has a strong interest in dietary research and is currently doing her PhD on sodium intakes and the effect on disease risk.


Teaching responsibilities
Course Director: Master of Dietetics

Unit Chair HSN747 Clinical Dietetic Practice
Unit Chair HSN742 Food Service Management

Lecturer – HSN744 Principles of Dietetics



Research interests
Claire Margerison’s research interest is in the area of salt (sodium) and fruit and vegetable (potassium) intakes of different populations. The research focuses on several different aspects of dietary intakes and outcomes:
• factors which influence total intakes of sodium and potassium
• the main sources of sodium in diets of populations
• the main types (and amounts) of fruit and vegetables consumed by populations
• strategies we may be able to devise to change people's intake of salt and fruit and vegetables
• potential health benefits that decreased intakes of salt and increased intakes of fruit and vegetables may have on certain populations (e.g. with respect to blood pressure)



Memberships
Nutrition Society of Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia



Service to the University, discipline or community
Course Director: Master of Dietetics


Conferences
Margerison C, Riddell L, Nowson C. 2009. ‘When are we consuming all this sodium?’ (Oral presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Newcastle.
O’Reilly S, Margerison C and Roberts N. 2009. ‘Improving clinical placement outcomes for CALD students’ (Oral presentation). Australian and New Zealand Association of Medical Education Conference, Hobart.

Margerison C, Nowson C. 2006.’ Dietary intake and 24-hour excretion of sodium and potassium’ (Oral presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Sydney.

Margerison C, Nowson CA, Worsley T, Jorna M, Frame A. 2004. ‘Food sources of sodium prior to and during the OZDASH study’ (Poster presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Brisbane.

Margerison C, Nowson C, Worsley T, Jorna M, Frame A. 2003. ‘Fruit and vegetable intake prior to and following a 4-week intervention (OZDASH study)’ (Oral presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Hobart.

Margerison C, Nowson C. 2002. ‘Implementation of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) intervention program in an Australian community setting’ (Poster presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Wollongong.

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12th June 2012