As nutrition encompasses and influences human health in many ways, our research themes incorporate basic nutrition research, its translation into practice settings and information transfer by continued education of health professionals.
Energy metabolism, appetite regulation and physical activity research is undertaken at our new facility ‘Human BASE’ Be Active Eat & Sleep, located at Notting Hill.
At the interface of translation we collaborate with heath practitioners to implement ways to improve the nutritional care and status of hospitalised patients. Our strategic objective is to reduce malnutrition in those with chronic or acute disease.
Investigating the relationship between food, eating behaviour and nutrition in children and adults aims to understand and enhance the communities’ ability to reduce obesity, lead healthier lifestyles and have access to healthy foods.
We are committed to continuing to enhance students’ learning experiences. Initiatives have involved the introduction of structured simulation modules to assist in optimally preparing students for practicum placement. We are leading an ALTC project which is exploring the national assessment system of entry-level competence in nutrition and dietetics.
We work in partnership with industry where our mission statement ‘to advance translation of the science of nutrition, sleep and activity to enhance the healthy lifespan of all Australians’ can be promoted.