Staff profile - Caryl Nowson

Prof Caryl Nowson

Position: Chair in Nutrition and Ageing
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52479245 +61 3 52479245


Teaching Interests

Unit Chair HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
Teaches into HSN202, HSN301, HSN303, HME102

Primary Supervisor of  6 PhD students, co-supervisor of 1 PhD student


Conferences and seminars

‘Sodium reduction and the prevention of chronic disease’ 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, Australia 5-8 September 2012.

‘Impact of vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency on health’ ILSI SEAR Australasia and the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Nutrition. ‘Should Australia and New Zealand allow more Vitamin D into the food supply? June 2012 Melbourne.

‘Bones and salt: The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis in bone’ International Osteoporosis Foundation Regionals - 2nd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis and Bone Meeting in conjunction with the ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting and JSBMR. Gold Coast, Australia September 4-8, 2011.

‘Vitamin D fortification: Is it time?’Nutrition Society of Australia’A Celebration of NSA Fellowships & Awards’ 14th June 2011.

Plenary Presentation. ‘Salt and Iodine: reluctant partners’ Nutrition Society of Australia National Conference, Perth Nov 30- Dec 3 2010.

‘Vitamin D: current intakes and implications for childhood ‘ Vitamin D in Pregnancy, lactation and childhood conference, Massey University, Auckland  Nov 18th, 2010.

Plenary Presentation. ‘Calcium, Vitamin D and Salt in reducing hypertension, stroke and osteoporosis’  Functional Foods Conference 2010 Auckland, 16th Nov 2010.

‘Nutritional factors to reduce risk of Osteoporosis and Fracture’’Living to 100’ Centenarians Conference Sydney11-12 Nov 2010.

‘Salt and Iodine’.  Nutrition Society of Australia (Queensland Branch). Brisbane, 9th Aug 2010.


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’s research primarily centres on nutrition related to hypertension and bone health. In addition to conducting a range of dietary and lifestyle intervention studies, she has recently focused on informing and changing policy to reduce risk of chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. She has a particular interest in reducing salt intake and maintaining optimal vitamin D status at population level.

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