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A/Prof. Nicole Kiss

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Clinical Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2015
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics, Deakin University, 1996
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1994

Contact

nicole.kiss@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68858

Biography

Associate Professor Nicole Kiss is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 20 years’ experience in nutrition and cancer within clinical, research and health service management positions. Nicole's research interests include interventions to optimise nutritional and functional outcomes during and after cancer therapy with a particular focus on body composition. She is joint coordinator of the Preventing and Managing Chronic Conditions domain and co-lead of the Exercise and Nutrition for Cancer research group within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition.

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Research interests

She is a member of the Institute for Physical Acitvity and Nutrition (IPAN). Her research investigates interventions to optimise nutritional and functional outcomes during cancer treatment, improving the recognition and management of cancer malnutrition, sarcopenia and body composition in cancer, and the evaluation of novel models of health care delivery.

Affiliations

Dietitians Association of Australia (1995 - present); Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2007 - present)

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (2014 - present)

Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (2016 - present)

Allied Health Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Cancer (2017)

Teaching interests

Unit Chair, Dietetic Research Skills in the Masters of Dietetics and supervises research students at both the PhD and honours level.

Professional activities

Current:

Chair, Head and Neck Cancer Nutrition Support Guideline Committee, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition  (2020 - present)

Member, Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (2016 - present)

Member, Cancer Allied Health and Psychosocial Oncology research committee, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2016 - present)

Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, Nutrition & Dietetics (2017 - present)

Past:

Chair, Nutrition Group, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2015 - 2020)

Council Member, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2015 - 2020)

Member, Lung Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee, Cancer Council NSW Pathways Research Program (2017 - 2018)

Chair, Malnutrition Community of Practice, Malnutrition in Victorian Cancer Services Program (2016)

Member, Research Council, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2016)

Member, Human Research Ethics Committee, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2014 - 2016)

Member, Governance Group, Malnutrition in Victorian Cancer Services Program (2013 - 2016)

Dietitians Association of Australia representative, Clinical Expert Advisory Committee, Cancer Institute NSW (2011 - 2014)

Scientific Program Committee 2010 annual conference, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2010)

Awards

2017 Outstanding Contribution Award, Dietitians Association of Australia
2016 Inaugural recipient of the Steve Grunberg award, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. For excellent scientific achievement to supportive care in cancer by an individual MASCC member.
2016 Best of the best oral presentation (health services category), Clinical Oncology Society of Australia conference.
2016 Best of the best oral presentation (education and supportive care), Clinical Oncology Society of Australia conference.
2014 Chancellors award (nominee), University of Melbourne, School of health Sciences.
2013 Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Picchi award for excellence in cancer research.
2012 Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship, University of Melbourne.
2012 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia travel grant.

Publications

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2021

Taste function in adults undergoing cancer radiotherapy or chemotherapy, and implications for nutrition management: a systematic review

N Kiss, K Symons, J Hewitt, H Davis, C Ting, A Lee, A Boltong, R Tucker, S Tan

(2021), Vol. 121, pp. 278-304, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) on nutritional outcomes

J Harrowfield, E Isenring, N Kiss, E Laing, R Lipson-Smith, B Britton

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Patient and carer experiences of nutrition in cancer care: a mixed-methods study

J Loeliger, S Dewar, N Kiss, A Drosdowsky, J Stewart

(2021), pp. 1-11, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

A deep learning model to automate skeletal muscle area measurement on computed tomography images

K Amarasinghe, J Lopes, J Beraldo, N Kiss, N Bucknell, S Everitt, P Jackson, C Litchfield, L Denehy, B Blyth, S Siva, M MacManus, D Ball, J Li, N Hardcastle

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-10, Frontiers in oncology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Early postoperative feeding following surgery for upper gastrointestinal cancer: a systematic review

L Carmichael, R Rocca, E Laing, P Ashford, J Collins, L Jackson, L McPherson, B Pendergast, N Kiss

(2021), pp. 1-16, Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Malnutrition screening tools in gastrointestinal cancer: A systematic review of concurrent validity

I Deftereos, A Djordjevic, V Carter, J McNamara, J Yeung, N Kiss

(2021), Vol. 38, pp. 1-8, Surgical Oncology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Functional and patient-reported changes in swallowing and voice after combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer

J Frowen, K Gough, R Hughes, A Drosdowsky, M Duffy, N Kiss, J Phipps-Nelson, S Siva, B Solomon, D Ball

(2021), Vol. 65, pp. 786-795, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Health-related quality of life, fatigue and health behaviours in Australian adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Andrew Murnane, Nicole Kiss, Steve Fraser, Jeremy Lewin

(2021), Vol. 68, pp. 1-12, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Awareness, perceptions and practices regarding cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia: a survey of cancer clinicians

Nicole Kiss, Judy Bauer, Anna Boltong, Teresa Brown, Liz Isenring, Jenelle Loeliger, Belinda Steer, Merran Findlay

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 5263-5270, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Nutritional complications and the management of patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

Erin Laing, Nicole Kiss, Michael Michael, Meinir Krishnasamy

(2020), Vol. 110, pp. 430-441, Neuroendocrinology, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Exercise and Nutritional Approaches to Combat Cancer-Related Bone and Muscle Loss

N Kiss, B Baguley, J Dalla Via, S Fraser, K Bolam, R Daly

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 291-300, Current Osteoporosis Reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

A systematic review of the effect of preoperative nutrition support on nutritional status and treatment outcomes in upper gastrointestinal cancer resection

I Deftereos, N Kiss, E Isenring, V Carter, J Yeung

(2020), Vol. 46, pp. 1423-1434, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Impact of nutritional status/risk and post-operative nutritional management on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective observational study

K Narendra, N Kiss, C Margerison, B Johnston, B Chapman

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 587-597, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Nutritional Outcomes of patients Undergoing Resection for upper gastroIntestinal cancer in AuStralian Hospitals (NOURISH): Protocol for a multicentre point prevalence study

I Deftereos, J Yeung, V Carter, E Isenring, N Kiss

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-7, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Allied Health Optimisation Clinic for Cancer Patients with Complex Needs

Hannah Ray, Anna Beaumont, Jenelle Loeliger, Alicia Martin, Celia Marston, Karla Gough, Shilpa Bordia, Maria Ftanou, Nicole Kiss

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 2431-2431, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Clinical oncology society of Australia: position statement on cancer‐related malnutrition and sarcopenia

Nicole Kiss, Jenelle Loeliger, Merran Findlay, Elizabeth Isenring, Brenton Baguley, Anna Boltong, Alexis Butler, Irene DEFTEREOS, Michelle Eisenhuth, Steve Fraser, Rebecca Fichera, Hayley Griffin, Sandi Hayes, Emily Jeffery, Catherine Johnson, Chris Lomma, Barbara Meij, Carolyn McIntyre, Tracey Nicholls, Lina Pugliano, Tina Skinner, Jane Stewart, Judy Bauer

(2020), pp. 1-10, Nutrition & Dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Introduction of a speech-language pathology assistant role for swallow screening in a head and neck radiotherapy clinic

Jacqui Frowen, Rhys Hughes, Nicole Kiss

(2020), pp. 1-11, International journal of speech-language pathology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Comparison of segmental lean tissue mass in individuals with spinal cord injury measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and predicted by bioimpedance spectroscopy

K Desneves, M Panisset, M Galea, N Kiss, R Daly, L Ward

(2020), pp. 1-8, Spinal Cord, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Effect of an Evidence-Based Nutrition Care Pathway for Cancer Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal and Pelvic Surgery

E Den, B Steer, P Quinn, N Kiss

(2020), Nutrition and Cancer, Abingdon-on-Thames, Eng., C1

journal article

Malnutrition prevalence according to the GLIM criteria in head and neck cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment

B Steer, J Loeliger, L Edbrooke, I Deftereos, E Laing, N Kiss

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Prevalence of malnutrition and impact on clinical outcomes in cancer services: a comparison of two time points

Kathryn Marshall, Jenelle Loeliger, Linda Nolte, Amber Kelaart, Nicole Kiss

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 644-651, Clinical nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Implementing and sustaining an evidence-based nutrition service in a haematology unit for autologous stem cell transplant patients

Lauren Atkins, Belinda Steer, Hannah Ray, Nicole Kiss

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 951-958, Support care cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Evaluating the effectiveness of a nutrition assistant role in a head and neck cancer clinic

Nicole Kiss, Sarah Gilliland, Phoebe Quinn, Lauren Atkins, Jacqueline Black, Jacqui Frowen

(2019), Vol. 76, pp. 21-27, Nutrition and dietics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Early skeletal muscle loss in non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving chemoradiation and relationship to survival

Nicole Kiss, Julian Beraldo, Sarah Everitt

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 2657-2664, Support care in cancer, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Technology-supported self-guided nutrition and physical activity interventions for adults with cancer: systematic review

Nicole Kiss, Brenton Baguley, Kylie Ball, Robin Daly, Steve Fraser, Catherine Granger, Anna Ugalde

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 1-17, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2018

Towards a framework for reporting self-guided interventions for people with cancer

Anna Ugalde, Nicole Kiss, Patricia Livingston, Sanchia Aranda

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 293-298, Current opinion in supportive and palliative care, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Investigating nutrition-related complications and quality of life in patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: protocol for a mixed-methods prospective study

Erin Laing, Nicole Kiss, Michael Michael, Karla Gough, Meinir Krishnasamy

(2018), Vol. 7, JMIR research protocols, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2016

Attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Australia dietitians regarding dietary supplements: a cross-sectional survey

W Marx, N Kiss, D McKavanagh, E Isenring

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 87-91, Complementary therapies in clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Nutrition support and dietary interventions for patients with lung cancer: current insights

N Kiss

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, Lung cancer: targets and therapy, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

journal article

Early and intensive dietary counseling in lung cancer patients receiving (chemo)radiotherapy-a pilot randomized controlled trial

N Kiss, E Isenring, K Gough, G Wheeler, A Wirth, B Campbell, M Krishnasamy

(2016), Vol. 68, pp. 958-967, Nutrition and cancer, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a narrative review to inform dietetics practice

W Marx, N Kiss, A McCarthy, D McKavanagh, L Isenring

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 819-827, Journal of the academy of nutrition and dietetics, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2015

Is ginger beneficial for nausea and vomiting? An update of the literature.

W Marx, N Kiss, L Isenring

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 189-195, Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article
2014

Challenges and outcomes of a randomized study of early nutrition support during autologous stem-cell transplantation

N Kiss, J Seymour, H Prince, G Dutu

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. e334-e339, Current Oncology, Milton, Ont., C1-1

journal article

Dosimetric factors associated with weight loss during (chemo)radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer

N Kiss, M Krishnasamy, S Everitt, K Gough, M Duffy, E Isenring

(2014), Vol. 68, pp. 1309-1314, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1-1

journal article

The prevalence of weight loss during (chemo) radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer and associated patient- and treatment-related factors.

N Kiss, E Isenring, K Gough, M Krishnasamy

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 1074-1080, Clinical Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

The effect of nutrition intervention in lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy: a systematic review

N Kiss, M Krishnasamy, E Isenring

(2014), Vol. 66, pp. 47-56, Nutrition and Cancer, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Updated evidence-based practice guidelines for the nutritional management of patients receiving radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy

E Isenring, R Zabel, M Bannister, T Brown, M Findlay, N Kiss, J Loeliger, C Johnstone, B Camilleri, W Davidson, J Hill, J Bauer

(2013), Vol. 70, pp. 312-324, Nutrition and Dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Using a wiki platform to promote guidelines internationally and maintain their currency: evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of adult patients with head and neck cancer.

T Brown, M Findlay, J von Dincklage, W Davidson, J Hill, E Isenring, B Talwar, K Bell, N Kiss, R Kurmis, J Loeliger, A Sandison, K Taylor, J Bauer

(2013), Vol. 26, pp. 182-190, Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2012

A dietitian-led clinic for patients receiving (chemo)radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

N Kiss, M Krishnasamy, J Loeliger, A Granados, G Dutu, J Corry

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 2111-2120, Supportive Care in Cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2011

Associations between nutritional status, weight loss, radiotherapy treatment toxicity and treatment outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer patients

A Hill, N Kiss, B Hodgson, T Crowe, A Walsh

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 92-98, Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Predicting muscle loss during lung cancer treatment: the PREDICT study

A/Prof Nicole Kiss

  • 2021: $127,068
  • 2019: $261,981

Industry and Other Funding

A Pilot Feasibility Trial of Voice-Controlled Intelligent Personal Assistants as a Telehealth Self-Management Tool for Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

A/Prof David Scott, Prof Robin Daly, Prof Peter Ebeling, A/Prof Nicole Kiss, Dr Paul Jansons

  • 2021: $9,996
  • 2020: $19,992

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report