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Research Biography

Alison is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an academic in Nutrition and Dietetics with experience in a range of practice areas. Alison's PhD was awarded for research conducted in the area of unintentional weight loss in older adults, which remains one of her research areas of focus. Her other research interests include healthy ageing, body composition, inflammation, pain and food service. Currently Alison is developing a research project to investigate nutrition in the home-based aged care setting.

Research Interests

  • Body composition with a particular interest in the effects of changes in body composition with ageing
  • Nutritional health of older adults
  • Healthy ageing
  • Role of inflammation in nutritional health
  • Diet and pain
  • Food service
  • Tool development methodologies

Supervised Students Successes

  • Mar 2019 Dr Tom Walsh - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Medicine (1)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (1)


  • Registered

Supervisory Interests

  • Health and wellbeing, body compositional changes and impact
  • General nutrition in health
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Nutritional health of older adults
  • Inflammation and nutritional status


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