Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Our research aims to generate high quality evidence across a range of clinical settings and age groups. These include clinical dietetics research within paediatrics, diabetes and food service interventions in hospital and aged care settings.  We translate this evidence that arises from these studies into practice and our teaching.

The primary collaborative research project is to build expertise in energy expenditure using doubly labelled water.  Our team has systematically reviewed the published evidence of total energy expenditure in older adults (65 years and over) using doubly labelled water.  We are currently running a clinical trial of total energy expenditure in the older elderly population.  We have developed links with several international collaborators, particularly with the team led by Professor Dale Schoeller at the University of Wisconsin.