Dr Priscila Machado

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Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Science, University of Sao Paulo, 2019

Contact

p.machado@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 991 89061

Biography

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.

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Biography summary

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.

Research interests

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.

Affiliations

World Public Health Nutrition Association

Nutrition Society of Australia

Brazilian Alliance for Healthy Diets (Aliança pela Alimentação Adequada e Saudável) 

Knowledge areas

Public Health Nutrition

Nutritional Epidemiology

Ultra-processed foods

Healthy and sustainable diets

Food policy

Publications

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2021

The burden of excessive saturated fatty acid intake attributed to ultra-processed food consumption: a study conducted with nationally representative cross-sectional studies from eight countries

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

journal article
2020

Ultra-processed food consumption drives excessive free sugar intake among all age groups in Australia

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

journal article

Parents' cooking skills confidence reduce children's consumption of ultra-processed foods

C Martins, P Machado, M Louzada, R Levy, C Monteiro

(2020), Vol. 144, pp. 1-8, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and health outcomes: a narrative review

L Elizabeth, P Machado, M Zinöcker, P Baker, M Lawrence

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-33, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and the nutrition transition: Global, regional and national trends, food systems transformations and political economy drivers

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

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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

journal article

First-food systems transformations and the ultra-processing of infant and young child diets: the determinants, dynamics and consequences of the global rise in commercial milk formula consumption

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

journal article

Ultra-processed food consumption and obesity in the Australian adult population

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

journal article
2019

Ultra-processed foods and recommended intake levels of nutrients linked to non-communicable diseases in Australia: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study

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

journal article

Eating meals with parents is associated with better quality of diet for Brazilian adolescents

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

journal article

Consumption of ultra-processed foods decreases the quality of the overall diet of middle-aged Japanese adults

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

journal article

Association between watching TV whilst eating and children's consumption of ultraprocessed foods in United Kingdom

R Martines, P Pereira Machado, D Neri, R Levy, F Rauber

(2019), Vol. 15, pp. 1-10, Maternal and Child Nutrition, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Associations of ultra-processed food and drink products with asthma and wheezing among Brazilian adolescents

B Melo, L Rezende, P Pereira Machado, N Gouveia, R Levy

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 504-511, Pediatric allergy and immunology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Is food store type associated with the consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products in Brazil?

P Machado, R Claro, A Martins, J Costa, R Levy

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 201-209, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Price and convenience: the influence of supermarkets on consumption of ultra-processed foods and beverages in Brazil

P Machado, R Claro, D Canella, F Sarti, R Levy

(2017), Vol. 116, pp. 381-388, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2016

The indigestible system of food as commodity

Priscila Pereira Machado, N de liveira, Á Mendes

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 505-515, Saude e Sociedade, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C1

journal article

Serving sizes and energy values on the nutrition labels of regular and diet/light processed and ultra-processed dairy products sold in Brazil

P Machado, M Kraemer, N Kliemann, C Colussi, M Veiros, R Proença

(2016), Vol. 118, pp. 1579-1593, British Food Journal, C1

journal article
2015

The Brazilian population consumes larger serving sizes than those informed on labels

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

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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

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report