Dr Machado is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil). Her research focuses on evaluation of sustainable healthy diets based on the degree of food processing, understanding the role of ultra-processed foods in the food system and human health, and on science and politics of food and nutrition policy-making.
Priscila has expertise in nutritional epidemiology, nutrition science and sustainability. This includes substantial experience in the NOVA food classification system and its identification of ultra-processed foods, dietary patterns research using complex datasets (e.g. national surveys), and developing methodologies to incorporate food processing on health and sustainability assessments. She currently co-supervises 2 PhD students and 1 Masters student.
2019-2020: Research Fellow (Australian Research Council Discovery Project), Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.
2019: Doctor of Sciences (Public Health Nutrition), School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo. Research project: Consumption of ultra-processed foods, nutritional dietary quality and obesity in the Australian population. Supervisor: Prof Carlos Augusto Monteiro.
2016: Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition), School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo. Research project: The influence of supermarkets on the availability and price of ultra-processed food and drink products consumed in Brazil. Supervisor: Dr Renata Bertazzi Levy.
2013: Bachelor of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Assessing and monitoring healthy and sustainable diets.
The impact of ultra-processed foods in the food system and human health.
Evidence-based food and nutrition policy.
World Public Health Nutrition Association
Nutrition Society of Australia
Brazilian Alliance for Healthy Diets (Aliança pela Alimentação Adequada e Saudável)
Public Health Nutrition
Healthy and sustainable diets
Deakin's Food policy and public health group.
University of Sao Paulo's Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health
E Steele, C Batis, G Cediel, M Louzada, N Khandpur, P Machado, J Moubarac, F Rauber, M Jedlicki, R Levy, C Monteiro
(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9, Journal of nutritional science, Cambridge, Eng., C1
P Machado, E Steele, M Louzada, R Levy, A Rangan, J Woods, T Gill, G Scrinis, C Monteiro
(2020), Vol. 59, pp. 2783-2792, European Journal of Nutrition, Berlin, Germany, C1
C Martins, P Machado, M Louzada, R Levy, C Monteiro
(2020), Vol. 144, pp. 1-8, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
L Elizabeth, P Machado, M Zinöcker, P Baker, M Lawrence
(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-33, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1
P Baker, P Machado, T Santos, K Sievert, K Backholer, M Hadjikakou, C Russell, O Huse, C Bell, G Scrinis, A Worsley, S Friel, M Lawrence
(2020), pp. 1-22, Obesity Reviews, London, Eng., C1
Food consumption according to the degree of processing, dietary diversity and socio-demographic factors among pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The Rio Birth Cohort Study of Environmental Exposure and Childhood Development (PIPA project)
N Naspolini, P Pereira Machado, C Fróes-Asmus, V Câmara, J Moreira, A Meyer
(2020), pp. 1-10, Nutrition and Health, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1
P Baker, T Melo, P Augusto Neves, P Machado, J Smith, E Piwoz, A Barros, C Victora, D McCoy
(2020), pp. 1-18, Maternal and child nutrition, Chichester, Eng., C1
P Pereira Machado, Eurídice Steele, Renata Levy, Maria da Costa Louzada, Anna Rangan, Julie Woods, Timothy Gill, Gyorgy Scrinis, Carlos Monteiro
(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, Nutrition & Diabetes, Berlin, Germany, C1
P MacHado, E Steele, R Levy, Z Sui, A Rangan, J Woods, T Gill, G Scrinis, C Monteiro
(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1
B Martins, C Ricardo, P Pereira Machado, F Rauber, C Azeredo, R Levy
(2019), Vol. 35, pp. 1-12, Cadernos de saude publica (Reports in public health), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, C1
K Koiwai, Y Takemi, F Hayashi, H Ogata, S Matsumoto, K Ozawa, P MacHado, C Monteiro
(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 2999-3008, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1
R Martines, P Pereira Machado, D Neri, R Levy, F Rauber
(2019), Vol. 15, pp. 1-10, Maternal and Child Nutrition, London, Eng., C1
B Melo, L Rezende, P Pereira Machado, N Gouveia, R Levy
(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 504-511, Pediatric allergy and immunology, Chichester, Eng., C1
P Machado, R Claro, A Martins, J Costa, R Levy
(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 201-209, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1
P Machado, R Claro, D Canella, F Sarti, R Levy
(2017), Vol. 116, pp. 381-388, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
Priscila Pereira Machado, N de liveira, Á Mendes
(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 505-515, Saude e Sociedade, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C1
P Machado, M Kraemer, N Kliemann, C Colussi, M Veiros, R Proença
(2016), Vol. 118, pp. 1579-1593, British Food Journal, C1
M Dos Santos Kraemer, P Machado, N Kliemann, D Alejandro GonzáLez Chica, R Pacheco Da Costa ProençA
(2015), Vol. 117, pp. 719-730, British food journal, Bingley, Eng, C1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Industry and Other Funding
Evaluating Thailand's nutrition profiling model against the NOVA food classification scheme.
Prof Mark Lawrence, Ms Sarah Dickie, Dr Julie Woods, Dr Priscila Machado
- 2021: $22,355
No completed student supervisions to report