Staff profile - Katie Lacy

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Dr Katie Lacy

Position: Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52273477 +61 3 52273477
Email: katie.lacy@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


Affiliations

Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2012-present)
Nutrition Society of Australia (2012-present)


Academic

Teaching Interests

Dr Lacy is Lecturer in Nutritional Science and Deputy Course Co-ordinator, Food and Nutrition Sciences. She is the Geelong Campus Co-ordinator for four undergraduate nutrition units and teaches a wide variety of nutrition-related topics across these and other units.


Subjects and units currently teaching

HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health (lecturer, Unit Chair 2013, 2014, 2015)

HSN211 Nutritional Physiology (lecturer)

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition (lecturer)

HSN301 Diet and Disease (lecturer)

HSN103 Food: The Environment and Consumers (guest lecturer)

HSN360/760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (planning team, Unit Co-chair and study tour leader 2014) 


Conferences and seminars

2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Predictors of Diet Quality Among Australian Preschool Children' (poster presentation).

2012 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 18-20 October 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. ‘Critical Design Features for Establishing an Australian Childhood Obesity Monitoring Program’ (poster presentation).

2011 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 20-22 October 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. ‘Opt-out consent for an Australian childhood obesity monitoring program’ (oral presentation).

2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 15-18 June 2011, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ‘Leisure time screen-based media use and physical activity are associated with health-related quality of life among Australian adolescents’ (poster presentation).

2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2007, New Orleans, LA, USA. ‘Decreasing the energy density of multiple foods reduces preschool children’s energy intake over two days’ (oral presentation).

Experimental Biology 2007, 28 April - 2 May 2007, Washington, DC, USA. ‘How do energy density and portion size of an entrée influence preschool children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).

2006 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2006, Boston, MA, USA. ‘Does the energy density of an entrée influence children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).

Research

Research interests

Dr Lacy’s primary research interests are children’s eating behaviour and childhood obesity. She is particularly interested in how dietary energy density and the portion size of foods influence children’s food and energy intakes and body weight. She has conducted research using a range of methodologies, including experimental approaches, focus groups and analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/28557/Dr-Katie-Lacy


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