Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Sarah McNaughton

Position Associate Professor
Email sarah.mcnaughton@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 92517842
Campus Melbourne Burwood Campus


Role and profile
Dr Sarah McNaughton is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Registered Public Health Nutritionist. Dr McNaughton is an active researcher in the area of nutritional epidemiology.


Teaching responsibilities
Principal supervisor for 2 PhD students
Co-supervisor for 4 PhD students
Co-supervisor for 1 Honours student



Research interests
Dr McNaughton’s current research interests include the assessment of dietary behaviours, diet quality and dietary patterns across the life course, their determinants and role in obesity and cardio-metabolic disease. She is collaborating on the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study, the AusDiab study and the Women’s Health Australia study. She is also conducting research on the influences on dietary patterns among older adults and is leading an Australian Research Council funded study in this area known as the Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life (WELL) study.


Awards and prizes
2011-2015 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher
2010 Dietitians Association of Australia Outstanding Contribution Award
2009-2010 National Heart Foundation Research Fellowship
2009 Nutrition Society of Australia Research Award
2007 NHMRC Travelling Award for Research Training
2007 Nutrition Society (UK) Travel Award
2007 Australian Nutrition Trust Travel Award
2005-2009 NHMRC Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship



Memberships
Dietitians Association of Australia (1996 - present); Accredited Practising Dietitian
Nutrition Society of Australia (1997 - 2003, 2007 - present); Registered Public Health Nutritionist.
Nutrition Society UK (2003 - present).
International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2005 – present).
Australasian Epidemiological Association (2006 - present).
American Society for Nutrition (2007 – present).
Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2007-present).




Service to the University, discipline or community
Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Nutrition (2011 - present)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nutritional Sciences (2011 - present)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007 - present)
Honorary Editor, Nutrition Society of Australia (2011 - present)
National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Reference Group (2012 - )
Scientific Program Committee, 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium (2011 -)
DAA Journal and Scientific Publications Management Committee (2011-)
National Scientific Program Committee, Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Wollongong, 2012.
Higher Degree by Research Co-ordinator, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University (2010-2011).
Chair of the Melbourne Group and Member of National Council, Nutrition Society of Australia (2011)
Local Organising Committee, 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne (2008 - 2011).
Organising Committee, 2011 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Societies of Australia and New Zealand (2010-2011).
Co-editor, Australasian Epidemiologist (2009 - 2010).
Associate Editor, Nutrition & Dietetics, Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia (2003 - 2011)



Conferences
McNaughton SA. 2012. Diet quality and dietary patterns: applications in behavioural and nutritional epidemiology. Invited presentation. Workshop - Dietary patterns: Moving the Science Forward. International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Rome, May 2012.

McNaughton SA, Bates CJ, Mishra GD. 2011. Food patterns and all-cause mortality among adults aged >65 years: a comparison of methods. Oral presentation. World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, August 2011.

McNaughton SA. 2011. Convenor & Presenter. Symposium - Innovations in the assessment of food patterns: complex exposures in public health nutrition. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, June 2011.

McNaughton SA, Crawford D, Campbell K, Ball K. 2010. What are the influences on children’s diet quality: insights from the READI study. Oral presentation. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minnesota, June 2010.

McNaughton SA. 2010. Convener & Presenter. Invited Workshop - Writing for Scientific Journal Publications. Dietitian’s Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010.

McNaughton SA, Mishra GD, Brunner EJ. 2009. Use of reduced rank regression methods to identify dietary patterns that predict coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II study. Oral presentation, International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Washington, June 2009.

McNaughton SA, Crawford D, Ball K. Correlates of diet quality among women from disadvantaged backgrounds: findings from the READI study. Oral presentation. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, June 2009.
McNaughton SA. 2009. What are Australian children eating? Invited presentation. Public Health Association of Australia 39th Annual Conference, Food and Nutrition and Health Promotion Special Interest Group Workshop, Canberra, September 2009.

McNaughton SA, Ball K, Mishra GD, Crawford D. 2007. An integrated approach to measuring healthy eating patterns. Oral presentation. 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Oslo.

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12th June 2012