Dr Sharleen O'Reilly
|Position:||Senior Lecturer |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92446778 +61 3 92446778|
Dr Sharleen O'Reilly is a NHMRC TRIP Fellow and senior lecturer within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Sharleen teaches at postgraduate level and co-ordinates student dietetic placements in addition to supervision of research and honours degree students.
Dr. O'Reilly is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) and has an active research interest in a range of issues relating to the translation of lifestyle behaviour change into the prevention of chronic disease (diabetes and heart disease primarily).
- Doctor of Philosophy, Dublin University, 2004
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2008
Dietitians Association of Australia and Accredited Practising Dietitian program
Nutrition Society of Australia
Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand
Subjects and units currently teaching
Course Director Postgraduate Human Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition courses (H511, H517, H616, H714) 2007-2012
Deputy Course Director Postgraduate Human Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition courses (H511, H517, H616, H714) 2012-13
Unit Chair HSN745 Community Nutrition 2006-to date
Unit Chair HSN720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes 2010-2013
Supervision 1 PhD student
Awards and prizes
Deakin University Teaching Excellence Award 2011
Faculty of Health (Deakin University) 2011 Award for Innovation
FASEB (Folic acid, vitamin B12 and one-carbon metabolism section) 2004 outstanding young scientist award invited short presentation.
TCD Directors Award 1999 for the best presentation of dissertation/thesis.
Dr. Sharleen O'Reilly's research is primarily related to the translation of research into practice particularly in the area of preventing of diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle behaviour change.
Her current research is focused on women who have had gestational diabetes and developing ways of preventing diabetes through better care being provided by GPs and national information sources. Other aspects to current research are working with populations at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (women who have had gestational diabetes and older adults) to reduce their risk through tailored lifestyle behaviour change programs.
Previous research has focused on the role of folate in the health of the large intestine and whether folic acid supplementation can help promote better bowel health.
NHMRC TRIP Fellowship 2014-16, Chief Investigator (CIA)
NHMRC Partnership Grant 2010-2014, Associate Investigator (AI)
NHMRC Project Grant 2009-2013, Chief Investigator (CI)
Pharmacist Guild of Australia 2008-2010, Chief Investigator (CI)
Deakin Strategic Teaching and Learning Grant Scheme 2008, Chief Investigator (CIA)
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research