Staff profile - Sharleen O'Reilly

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Dr Sharleen O'Reilly

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446778 +61 3 92446778



  • 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


Teaching Interests

Course Director Postgraduate Human Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition courses (H511, H517, H616, H714)

Unit Chair HSN745 Community Nutrition

Unit Chair HSD720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes

Lecturer HSN744 Principles of Dietetics

Lecturer HSN747 Clinical Dietetic Practise

Co-supervision 1 PhD student


Awards and prizes

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.


Research interests

Dr. Sharleen OReillys research is primarily related to food choice and its impact on health in certain at-risk groups within the community. This extends into looking at strategies that may be effective in altering inflammation status, modifying lifestyle-related behaviours, reducing salt intake or changing micronutrient levels to promote health.

Her current research looks at whether community pharmacists can help reduce heart disease risk through tailored lifestyle behaviour change advice, the level of salt consumed by the Australian population and lifestyle-related behaviour change for diabetes prevention. 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.

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