Staff profile

Prof Caryl Nowson

Position: Chair In Nutrition And Ageing
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52479245 +61 3 52479245


Teaching Interests

Teaches into HSN202, HSN301, HSN303, HME102
Primary Supervisor of  4 PhD students, co-supervisor of 3 PhD students


Conferences and seminars

Invited Speaker: “Nutrients for older people – More or Less?” The Nutrition Society of Australia and New Zealand 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting Wellington, New Zealand Dec 2015

Invited Speaker” “Beyond nutrition - meal solutions for ageing populations”  ILSLI, CSIRO Sydney Oct 2015

Invited Speaker: “Nutrition education in Australia- state of play “'Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme' (NNEdPro) Interational. Summit Med. Nutrition Education Cambridge, UK Aug 2015

Invited Speaker: “Meals for active ageing”  Putting nutrition into meals MLA sponsored symposium, University of Sydney 28th April 2015.

Invited Speaker: “Meeting protein requirements for older adults – the practicalities“ Symposium: The Role of Protein: over-rated or under-stated’. Nestlé Health Science Melbourne 3-4th Oct 2014

Invited Speaker:  “Stormy Weather in the Sunny Country: vitamin D deficiency a public health issue” Royal Society of Victoria 11th Sept 2014

Invited Speaker “Challenges in meeting vitamin D requirements from dietary sources”. Nutrition Society of Australia, Canberra 18th July 2014

Invited summary Nowson CA, Perlstein R,  Brockington S, Beck E, Lindley J, Schafer J, Rooney K. “Nutrition in medical education in Australia (2014)” Experimental Biology,  San Diego 26-30th Apr 2014

“Protein Requirements for older adults “  Symposium: International  Union of Nutrition Sciences  20th International Congress of Nutrition: “Protein requirements for optimal health throughout all life stages. 16/09/2013. Sponsored by the International Meat Secretariat Human Nutrition and Health Committee.  Granada, Spain


Awards and prizes

Nutrition Society of Australia Medal (2009): Awarded to Australian nutrition scientists with an outstanding record in the field of animal or human nutrition with the work carried out predominantly in Australia.

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence: Nowson, Winter, Matters (2004)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching: Nowson, Winter, Matters (2004)

Finalist of 4, (2004) Nowson, Winter, Matters. Australian Awards for University Teaching Award Category 1: Biological Sciences, Health and Related.


Research interests

Professor Caryl Nowson is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). Her research primarily centres on nutrition related to hypertension and bone health and optimising health with ageing. Her research in ageing has assessed the combination of both exercise and improved nutrition. Recently she has focused on advocating for public health and policy interventions to reduce population salt intake and maintaining adequate vitamin D status at the population level.  She is also developing resources, and networks to effectively embed nutrition into medical education and has strong collaborative links in this area with researchers in both the US and UK.

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