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Dr Sharleen O'Reilly
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 924 46778
Role and profile
Dr Sharleen O’Reilly is a lecturer within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the area of nutrition and dietetics. She teaches at postgraduate level and also co-ordinates student dietetic placements and supervises research and honours degree students. Dr. O’Reilly is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) and has an active research interest in a range of issues relating to food choice, micronutrients and disease associations especially inflammation, salt and chronic disease
Course Director Postgraduate Human Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition courses (H511, H517, H616, H714)
Unit Chair HSN745 Community Nutrition
Unit Chair HSD720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes
Lecturer HSN744 Principles of Dietetics
Lecturer HSN747 Clinical Dietetic Practise
Co-supervision 1 PhD student
Dr. Sharleen O’Reilly’s research is primarily related to food choice and its impact on health in certain at-risk groups within the community. This extends into looking at strategies that may be effective in altering inflammation status, modifying lifestyle-related behaviours, reducing salt intake or changing micronutrient levels to promote health.
Her current research looks at whether community pharmacists can help reduce heart disease risk through tailored lifestyle behaviour change advice, the level of salt consumed by the Australian population and lifestyle-related behaviour change for diabetes prevention. Previous research has focused on the role of folate in the health of the large intestine and whether folic acid supplementation can help promote better bowel health.
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