School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences - Research

Dietetics Research Unit

The dietetics program at Deakin University has a significant research component driven by the professional expertise of the teaching and research staff. The diversity of research areas encompasses the application of dietetics in clinical, community and food service settings as well as health education research.

Members of the Dietetics Research Unit have research programs that centre around:

  • malnutrition identification
  • dietary approaches to hypertension
  • osteoporosis
  • nutrition in wound healing
  • immuno-enhancing nutrients and surgical recovery
  • weight and muscle loss in advanced cancer
  • food choice and its impact on health of at-risk groups in the community
  • nutrition in the frail elderly
  • nutritional adequacy of home-delivered meals
  • educational research and practice including interprofessional education
  • inflammation and cardiovascular disease
  • dietary behaviour change in populations at-risk of chronic disease


Senior Researchers
Judith Appleton
Sonia Brockington
Associate Professor Tim Crowe
Claire Margerison
Prof. Caryl Nowson
Dr Sharleen O’Reilly
Adam Walsh



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10th March 2014