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Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 924 68288
Role and profile
Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay is a Lecturer in Nutritional Science and a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
Unit Chair: HSN213 Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition
Unit Chair: HSN305 Assessing Food Intake and Activity
Unit Chair: HSN751 Nutrition Research Project Part B
Lecturer: HSN213 Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition
Lecturer: HSN301 Diet and Disease
Lecturer: HSN305 Assessing Food Intake and Activity
Lecturer: HSN 751 Nutrition Research Project Part B
Tutor: HSN101 Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation
Tutor: HSN103 Food: the Environment and Consumers
Supervises and co-supervises honours, masters and PhD students.
Dr Szymlek-Gay’s research focuses on iron and zinc metabolism; the aetiology and functional consequences of iron and zinc deficiency in vulnerable population groups including infants, preschool children, pre-menopausal women, and vegetarians; and the development of food-based strategies to enhance the content and bioavailability of iron and zinc in diets consumed by at-risk population groups, and the impact of these dietary interventions on subsequent growth, health, and cognitive development.
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