Faculty of Health

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Postgraduate supervision

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Professor Kylie Ball
Physical activity and body weight - behavioural, biological and epidemiology determinant

Professor Ester Cerin
Understanding the individual, social and environmental influences on physical activity behaviours in various age groups, geographical locations and cultures; the impact of physical activity patterns and environmental factors on mental health

Professor David Crawford
Obesity prevention and behavioural epidemiology of food/exercise

Professor Robin Daly
Role of exercise, calcium, vitamin D and protein for preventing chronic diseases; osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls and diabetes; clinical and community intervention trials.

Professor Caryl Nowson
Osteoporosis and calcium; hypertension and salt intake; twin studies

Professor Jo Salmon
Physical activity: measurement (accelerometers), predictors, children, adults; sedentary behaviour, choice and health outcomes

Professor Steve Selig
Exercise effects and chronic disease

Professor Tony Worsley
Baby Boomer project, fruit and vegetable policies and promotion, examination of Australian meal repertoires, acceptability of integrated pest management by Australian consumers, food knowledge skills required by consumers, Web 2.0 approaches to nutrition promotion

Associate Professor Mark Lawrence
Food policy; folate fortification

Associate Professor Michael Spittle
Motor learning and skill aquisition

Associate Professor Anna Timperio
Child and adolescent physical activity and eating behaviours; social and environmental influence

Dr Lisa Barnett
Development, implementation, evaluation and follow-up of physical activity interventions in children and adolescents; actual and perceived fundamental movement skill ability in children and physical activity behavior; correlates of fundamental movement skill

Dr Paul Gastin
Athlete monitoring and performance management; workload and performance analysis; training methodology; energy system contributions to exercise; evaluation of high performance programs

Dr Kylie Hesketh
Obesity prevention and promotion of healthy eating; physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours in children 0-12 years

Dr Clare Hume
Environmental influences on children's active transport and other physical activities; interventions to reduce childrens' sedentary behaviours and increase their physical activity

Dr Sarah McNaughton
Nutritional epidemiology; dietary patterns and chronic disease

Dr Sharleen O'Reilly
Food choice and lifestyle changes, on at risk groups

Dr Glenn Wadley
Impacts of physical activity and the nutritional environments during early life on later adult health; investigation of exercise and antioxidant therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis (synthesis) following exercise

Geelong Waterfront and Waurn Ponds Campuses

Associate Professor Karen Campbell
Behavioural, social and environmental influences on nutrition in children and adolescents

Dr Kirsten Howlett
Understanding the physiological, cellular and molecular responses to exercise, beneficial effects of exercise on skeletal muscle insulin action.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

21st October 2013