Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Caryl Nowson

Position Chair in Nutrition and Ageing
Email caryl.nowson@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 52479245
Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Role and profile
Professor Caryl Nowson lectures in Nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also supervises higher degree students. Professor Nowson is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) and has a specific focus on reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis through preventive strategies that extend throughout the lifespan.

Teaching responsibilities
Unit Chair HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
Teaches into HSN202, HSN301, HSN303, HME102

Supervises 4 PhD students

Research interests
Professor Caryl Nowson’s research primarily centres on nutrition related to hypertension and bone health. In addition to conducting a range of dietary and lifestyle intervention studies, she has recently focused on informing and changing policy to reduce risk of chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. She has a particular interest in reducing salt intake and maintaining optimal vitamin D status at population level.

Awards and prizes
Nutrition Society of Australia Medal (2009)
Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence: Nowson, Winter, Matters (2004)
Vice Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching: Nowson, Winter, Matters (2004)
Finalist of 4, (2004) Nowson, Winter, Matters. Australian Awards for University Teaching Award Category 1: Biological Sciences, Health and Related.

Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia (Accredited Practising Dietitian)
Nutrition Society of Australia

Service to the University, discipline or community
Professor Nowson is involved in a number of university committees.
• A member of Academic Board
• Member of Research Committee, School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Member of Executive Committee Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research
Mentor in University mentor program

Professor Nowson also serves on the following professional committees:
• Member secretariat Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH)
• Member Nutrition Committee, Academy of Sciences
• Member of Scientific Advisory committee of Osteoporosis Australia
• Member of Scientific Advisory committee of Meat and Livestock Australia.
Member of the Cardiovascular Disease Absolute Risk Management Guidelines Corresponding Group

She is also Associate Editor for the journal “Nutrition and Dietetics” and Associate Editor for Salt Skip News.

Nowson CA. 2010. “Calcium, Vitamin D and Salt in reducing hypertension, stroke and osteoporosis’ (Plenary Presentation). Functional Foods Conference, Auckland

Nowson CA. 2010.’Vitamin D: current intakes and implications for childhood’ (invited speaker) Vitamin D in Pregnancy, lactation and childhood conference, Massey University, Auckland

Nowson CA. 2010. ‘Salt and Iodine: reluctant partners’ (Plenary Presentation). Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Perth.

Invited Speaker. Lecture in Honour, Dietitians Association of Australia, 28th National Conference 27-29 May 2010
Invited Speaker. Calcium Vitamin and Fracture Prevention. Osteoporosis Prevention Workshop Mar 5-6th 2010
Invited Speaker. Nutrient Reference Intakes for Australia: Home Economics Victoria VCE Combo Day. Feb 2010.
Invited Speaker. Calcium and Vitamin D: fracture reduction. Rank Forum on Vitamin D July 2009. Surrey UK.
Organised Vitamin D Symposium. Deakin University June 2007.

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12th June 2012