Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

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Publications

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2021

Prevalence of and factors associated with anaemia in women of reproductive age in Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal: Evidence from nationally-representative survey data

M Rahman, M Rahman, M Aziz Rahman, E Szymlek-Gay, R Uddin, S Shariful Islam

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 1-20, PloS one, San Francisco, CA, C1

journal article

Dietary patterns of Australian pre-schoolers and associations with haem and non-haem iron intakes

Linda Atkins, Sarah McNaughton, Alison Spence, Ewa Szymlek-Gay

(2021), pp. 1-12, European Journal of Nutrition, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Multiple micronutrient supplementation improves micronutrient status in primary school children in Hai Phong City, Vietnam: a randomised controlled trial

N Hoang, L Orellana, R Gibson, T Le, F Worsley, A Sinclair, N Hoang, E Szymlek-Gay

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Protein Intake from Birth to 2 Years and Obesity Outcomes in Later Childhood and Adolescence: A Systematic Review of Prospective Cohort Studies

Alexandra Stokes, Karen Campbell, Hong-Jie Yu, Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Gavin Abbott, Qi-Qiang He, Miaobing Zheng

(2021), pp. 1-14, Advances in Nutrition, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Adequacy of iron intakes and socio-demographic factors associated with iron intakes of Australian pre-schoolers

Linda Atkins, Sarah McNaughton, Alison Spence, Ewa Szymlek-Gay

(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 175-184, European journal of nutrition, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Iodine-fortified toddler milk improves dietary iodine intakes and iodine status in toddlers: a randomised controlled trial

Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Andrew Gray, Anne-Louise Heath, Elaine Ferguson, Tyson Edwards, Sheila Skeaff

(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 909-919, European journal of nutrition, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Using compositional principal component analysis to describe children's gut microbiota in relation to diet and body composition

C Leong, J Haszard, A Heath, G Tannock, B Lawley, S Cameron, E Szymlek-Gay, A Gray, B Taylor, B Galland, J Lawrence, A Otal, A Hughes, R Taylor

(2020), Vol. 111, pp. 70-78, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Gut microbiota differences between healthy older adults and individuals with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review

N Nuzum, A Loughman, E Szymlek-Gay, A Hendy, W Teo, H Macpherson

(2020), Vol. 112, pp. 227-241, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Anaemia and its relation to demographic, socio-economic and anthropometric factors in rural primary school children in Hai Phong City, Vietnam

N Hoang, L Orellana, T Le, R Gibson, A Worsley, A Sinclair, N Hoang, E Szymlek-Gay

(2019), Vol. 11, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Greater circulating copper concentrations and copper/zinc ratios are associated with lower psychological distress, but not cognitive performance in a sample of Australian older adults

M Mravunac, E Szymlek-Gay, R Daly, B Roberts, M Formica, J Gianoudis, S O'connell, C Nowson, B Cardoso

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Health outcomes of iron supplementation and/or food fortification in iron-replete children aged 4-24 months: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

D Hare, S Braat, B Cardoso, C Morgan, E Szymlek-Gay, B Biggs

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, Systematic reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Neurological effects of iron supplementation in infancy: finding the balance between health and harm in iron-replete infants

D Hare, B Cardoso, E Szymlek-Gay, B Biggs

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 144-156, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Trends in dietary sodium from food sources in Australian children and adolescents from 2007 to 2011/12

C Grimes, E Szymlek-Gay, C Nowson

(2018), Vol. 118, pp. 1183-1195, Journal of the academy of nutrition and dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Associations of maternal vitamin D deficiency with pregnancy and neonatal complications in developing countries: a systematic review

P van der Pligt, J Willcox, E Szymlek-Gay, E Murray, A Worsley, R Daly

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-22, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mediation analysis as a means of identifying dietary components that differentially affect the fecal microbiota of infants weaned by modified baby-led and traditional approaches

C Leong, J Haszard, B Lawley, A Otal, R Taylor, E Szymlek-Gay, E Fleming, L Daniels, L Fangupo, G Tannock, A Heath

(2018), Vol. 84, pp. 1-14, Applied and environmental microbiology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Anthropometric status among 6-9-year-old school children in rural areas in Hai Phong City, Vietnam

Ngan Hoang, Liliana Orellana, Tuyen Le, Rosalind Gibson, Anthony Worsley, Andrew Sinclair, Ewa Szymlek-Gay

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Relative validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess nutrients and food groups of relevance to the gut microbiota in young children

Claudia Leong, Rachael Taylor, Jillian Haszard, Elizabeth Fleming, Gerald Tannock, Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Sonya Cameron, Renee Yu, Harriet Carter, Li Chee, Lucy Kennedy, Robyn Moore, Anne-Louise Heath

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Red meat consumption and serum lipids and fatty acids in toddlers: secondary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial

E Szymlek-Gay, A Gray, A Heath, E Ferguson, C Skeaff

(2018), Vol. 67, pp. 395-400, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Selenium status is not associated with cognitive performance: a cross-sectional study in 154 older Australian adults

Barbara Cardoso, Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Blaine Roberts, Melissa Formica, Jenny Gianoudis, Stella O'Connell, Caryl Nowson, Robin Daly

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

Beverage consumption among U.S. children aged 0-24 months: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

C Grimes, E Szymlek-Gay, T Nicklas

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 1-18, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Excessive early-life dietary exposure: a potential source of elevated brain iron and a risk factor for Parkinson's disease

D Hare, B Cardoso, E Raven, K Double, D Finkelstein, E Szymlek-Gay, B-A Biggs

(2017), Vol. 3, NPJ Parkinsons disease, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Iron intakes of Australian infants and toddlers: findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program

L Atkins, S McNaughton, K Campbell, E Szymlek-Gay

(2016), Vol. 115, pp. 285-293, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Hepcidin is a better predictor of iron stores in premenopausal women than blood loss or dietary intake

K Lim, A Booth, C Nowson, E Szymlek-Gay, D Irving, L Riddell

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mode of oral iron administration and the amount of iron habitually consumed do not affect iron absorption, systemic iron utilisation or zinc absorption in iron-sufficient infants: a randomised trial

E Szymlek-Gay, M Domellof, O Hernell, R Hurrell, T Lind, B Lonnerdal, C Zeder, I Egli

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 1046-1060, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Associations between dietary iron and zinc intakes, and between biochemical iron and zinc status in women

K Lim, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, R Gibson, K Bailey, D Irving, C Nowson, L Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 2983-2999, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Food sources of total energy and nutrients among U.S. infants and toddlers: national health and nutrition examination survey 2005-2012

C Grimes, E Szymlek-Gay, K Campbell, T Nicklas

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 6797-6836, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mobile phone app aimed at improving iron intake and bioavailability in premenopausal women: a qualitative evaluation

D Mann, L Riddell, K Lim, L Byrne, C Nowson, M Rigo, E Szymlek-Gay, A Booth

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2014

Is iron and zinc nutrition a concern for vegetarian infants and young children in industrialized countries?

R Gibson, A Heath, E Szymlek-Gay

(2014), Vol. 100, pp. 459S-468S, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal article

Increasing iron and zinc in pre-menopausal women and its effects on mood and cognition: a systematic review.

K Lomagno, F Hu, L Riddell, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, C Nowson, L Byrne

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 5117-5141, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2013

Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors: A service provider perspective

L Robertson, R Richards, R Egan, E Szymlek-Gay

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 441-446, Psycho-Oncology, C1-1

journal article

Iron and zinc nutrition in the economically-developed world: A review

K Lim, L Riddell, C Nowson, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 3184-3211, Nutrients, C1

journal article
2012

Iron Nutrition and Neurodevelopment in Young Children

Magnus Domellöf, Ewa Szymlek-Gay

(2012), pp. 13-28, Nutrition and Mental Performance, B1-1

book chapter

α-Lactalbumin and casein-glycomacropeptide do not affect iron absorption from formula in healthy term infants

E Szymlek-Gay, B Lönnerdal, S Abrams, A Kvistgaard, M Domellöf, O Hernell

(2012), Vol. 142, pp. 1226-1231, Journal of Nutrition, C1

journal article
2011

Vitamin D-Fortified milk achieves the targeted serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration without affecting that of parathyroid hormone in New Zealand toddlers

L Houghton, A Gray, E Szymlek-Gay, A Heath, E Ferguson

(2011), Vol. 141, pp. 1840-1846, Journal of Nutrition, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity among cancer survivors: A literature review

E Szymlek-Gay, R Richards, R Egan

(2011), Vol. 124, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Promotion and support of physical activity among cancer survivors. Technical Report to the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

L Robertson, R Richards, R Egan, E Szymlek-Gay

(2011), Dunedin, New Zealand, A6-1

research report/technical paper
2010

Predictors of vitamin D status and its association with parathyroid hormone in young New Zealand children

L Houghton, E Szymlek-Gay, A Gray, E Ferguson, X Deng, A Heath

(2010), Vol. 92, pp. 69-76, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1-1

journal article

Red meat and a fortified manufactured toddler milk drink increase dietary zinc intakes without affecting zinc status of New Zealand toddlers

E Morgan, A Heath, E Szymlek-Gay, R Gibson, A Gray, K Bailey, E Ferguson

(2010), Vol. 140, pp. 2221-2226, Journal of Nutrition, C1-1

journal article

Quantities of foods consumed by 12- to 24-month-old New Zealand children

E Szymlek-Gay, E Ferguson, A Heath, E Fleming

(2010), Vol. 67, pp. 244-250, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity among cancer survivors: a literature review. Technical Report to the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

E Szymlek-Gay, R Richards, R Egan

(2010), Dunedin, New Zealand, A6-1

research report/technical paper
2009

Rates of common communicable illnesses in non-anaemic 12-24 month old South Island, New Zealand children

A Cross, A Heath, E Ferguson, A Gray, E Szymlek-Gay

(2009), Vol. 122, pp. 24-35, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Food-based strategies improve iron status in toddlers: A randomized controlled trial

E Szymlek-Gay, E Ferguson, A Heath, A Gray, R Gibson

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 1541-1551, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Diet and nutritional status of people with major depression

Prof Felice Jacka, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Prof Michael Berk

MLA Grant - Research - Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

  • 2015: $84,485
  • 2013: $84,300

Other Public Sector Funding

NHMRC evidence review iodine-RFx5845 iodine (internal NHMRC number 2020-21RFQ009).

Prof Judi Porter, A/Prof Susan Torres, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Katherine Livingstone, Dr Claire Margerison, Dr Miaobing Zheng, Dr Kristy Bolton

  • 2021: $17,018

NHMRC evidence review sodium - RFx5844 sodium (internal NHMRC number: 2020-21RFQ008).

A/Prof Susan Torres, Prof Judi Porter, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Katherine Livingstone, Dr Claire Margerison, Dr Miaobing Zheng, Dr Kristy Bolton

  • 2021: $20,291

Industry and Other Funding

Mobile 'App' to improve intakes of bioavailable iron and zinc in premenopausal women and the impact on cognition, mood and fatigue

Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, A/Prof Linda Byrne, Prof Caryl Nowson

  • 2017: $46,000
  • 2016: $89,000
  • 2015: $89,000
  • 2014: $168,000
  • 2013: $50,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

Ngan Thi Duc Hoang

Thesis entitled: Efficacy of Sprinkle supplement in improving micronutrient status of underweight and obese children in Haiphong City, Vietnam

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Karen Huey Chuen Lim

Thesis entitled: Iron and Zinc Nutrition among Premenopausal Women

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences