Staff profile - Sarah Mcnaughton
AsPr Sarah Mcnaughton
|Position:||NHMRC Career Development Fellow Step 2 |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 925 17842 +61 3 925 17842|
Associate Professor McNaughton is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and a nutritional epidemiologist, supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. She leads a program of research that focuses on dietary patterns cross the life-course and the implications for public health.
She completed her PhD in the School of Population Health, University of Queensland in 2003 and was subsequently appointed a Research Scientist in the Nutritional Epidemiology section of the Medical Research Council Collaborative Centre for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge (UK). Since joining Deakin University in October 2005, she has held research fellowships from the NHMRC, Heart Foundation and Australian Research Council.
2016 - 2019 NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Level 2), Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
2015 - Discipline Leader – Dietetics, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.
2011 –2015 Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.
2009 – 2011 National Heart Foundation of Australia Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.
2005 - 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.
June 2009 Visiting Research Fellow, Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, United Kingdom.
May – Aug 2007 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London.
2003 – 2005 Research Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology, Medical Research Council Collaborative Centre for Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
- Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, 1994
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2003
Dietitians Association of Australia (1996 - present); Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian
Nutrition Society of Australia (1997 - 2003, 2007 - present); Registered Public Health Nutritionist.
Nutrition Society UK (2003 - present).
International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2005 – present).
Australasian Epidemiological Association (2006 - present).
American Society for Nutrition (2007 – present).
Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2007-present).
Oceania Nutrition Leadership Program, Member of Management Committee and Chair of Selection Working Group, (2015- present)
Member, Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE) - Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Leadership Group, Implementation Group and Fruit & Vegetable Promotion Working Group, (2015 - present).
Scholarships and Awards Management Committee, Dietitians Association of Australia (July 2014 – present)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007 - present)
Scientific and Social Program Committee 2016 Annual Conference, Dietitians Association of Australia (June 2014 - May 2016)
International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (July 2014 – Sept 2015)
Journal and Scientific Publications Management Committee, Dietitians Association of Australia (2011- 2015)
Faculty Board, Faculty of Health, Deakin University (2013 - 2014)
‘Tick’ Criteria Advisory Group, National Heart Foundation of Australia, (2013 –2014)
Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Nutrition (2011 - 2014)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nutritional Sciences (2011 - 2014)
Honorary Editor, Nutrition Society of Australia (2011 - 2013)
National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Reference Group (2012 - 2014)
Scientific Program Committee, 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium (2011 - 2013)
National Scientific Program Committee, Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting (2010-2013)
Principal supervisor for 4 PhD students
Co-supervisor for 5 PhD students
Conferences and seminars
McNaughton SA. Examining the relationship between diet quality and meal patterns. Symposium: Advancing Dietary Patterns Research: Levels, Layers, and Lifecourse, International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, September 2015.
McNaughton SA. Adapting an online 24-hour dietary recall system for use in Australia. Invited Presentation. Symposium: Using technology to measure diet and physical activity: Tools, Validity and Utility. Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, August 2015.
McNaughton SA. Understanding dietary patterns and health. Invited presentation. Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology 47th Annual Conference, Melbourne, 23 June 2014.
McNaughton SA. Understanding eating behaviours: Application of dietary pattern methods to behavioural nutrition research. Invited lecture. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, May 2013.
McNaughton SA (presenting author), Smith K, Cleland VJ, Crawford D, Ball K. Correlates of breakfast skipping among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Symposium: The epidemiology of meal habits and directions of future research. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, May 2013.
McNaughton SA. Research insights into dietary patterns and dietary behaviours in public health. Invited presentation. International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, September 2012.
McNaughton SA. 2012. Diet quality and dietary patterns: applications in behavioural and nutritional epidemiology. Invited presentation. Workshop - Dietary patterns: Moving the Science Forward. International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Rome, May 2012.
McNaughton SA, Bates CJ, Mishra GD. 2011. Food patterns and all-cause mortality among adults aged >65 years: a comparison of methods. Oral presentation. World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, August 2011.
McNaughton SA. 2011. Convenor & Presenter. Symposium - Innovations in the assessment of food patterns: complex exposures in public health nutrition. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, June 2011.
McNaughton SA, Crawford D, Campbell K, Ball K. 2010. What are the influences on children’s diet quality: insights from the READI study. Oral presentation. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minnesota, June 2010.
McNaughton SA. 2010. Convener & Presenter. Invited Workshop - Writing for Scientific Journal Publications. Dietitian’s Association of Australia 28th National Conference, Melbourne, May 2010.
Awards and prizes
2016-2019 NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 2)
2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Award for Healthy Eating awarded to the Promoting Healthy Eating Through Price Reduction & Skill-Building Program, conducted in partnership with the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Coles Supermarkets. The team is led by Prof Kylie Ball and includes Prof David Crawford and Assoc Prof Sarah McNaughton.
2011-2015 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher
2010 Dietitians Association of Australia Outstanding Contribution Award
2009-2010 National Heart Foundation of Australia Research Fellowship
2009 Nutrition Society of Australia Research Award
2007 NHMRC Travelling Award for Research Training
2007 Nutrition Society (UK) Travel Award
2007 Australian Nutrition Trust Travel Award
2005-2009 NHMRC Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Associate Professor McNaughton’s current research interests include the assessment of dietary behaviours, diet quality and dietary patterns across the life-course, their determinants and role in health. Her research program focuses on:
- developing high quality methods of assessing food intake using online and mobile technologies, and novel, food-based approaches to characterising diet;
- examining dietary behaviours, dietary patterns and meal patterns and their determinants across the life-course focusing on children, young adults and older adults; and
- examining the influence of dietary patterns on key drivers of morbidity and mortality, and biological mediators of health risk.
She leads studies funded by the Australian Research Council, including the “Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life” study and the “Measuring Eating in Everyday Life” study. She leads a collaboration with the US National Cancer Institute and four other Australian research groups to develop an Australian version of the “ASA24”, online self-administered 24-hour recall.