Staff profile - Sarah McNaughton

Aprof Sarah McNaughton

Position: Associate Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517842 +61 3 92517842
Email: sarah.mcnaughton@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2003


Affiliations

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).


Professional activities

International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (July 2014 – present)

Scholarships and Awards Management Committee, Dietitians Association of Australia (July 2014 – present)

Scientific and Social Program Committee 2016 Annual Conference, Dietitians Association of Australia (June 2014 - May 2016)

Faculty Board, Faculty of Health, Deakin University (2013 - 2014)

‘Tick’ Criteria Advisory Group, National Heart Foundation of Australia, (2013 –present)

Journal and Scientific Publications Management Committee, Dietitians Association of Australia (2011- present)

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007 - present)

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 - present)

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)

Academic

Teaching Interests

Principal supervisor for 4 PhD students
Co-supervisor for 3 PhD students
 


Conferences and seminars

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

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research projects

Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life (WELL)

Measuring Eating in Everyday Life Study (MEALS)

The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT)


Research interests

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 obesity and cardio-metabolic disease. She is collaborating on the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study and the AusDiab study. She is leads the Australian Research Council funded “Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life study” examining dietary behaviours in older adults of retirement age and studies of meal patterns and their determinants among young adults.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/19805/A-Prof-Sarah-McNaughton


Publications

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