Kay Nguo

Research interests

Nutrition, Diet, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, Doubly Labelled Water, Clinical Trials, Indirect Calorimetry, Appetite and Satiety, Gastrointestinal Appetite Hormones


Kay works as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University. Kay trained as a dietitian and began her professional career as a clinical dietitian in a major tertitary hospital before transitioning into research and academia.

Kay completed her PhD at Monash University in 2016. Her PhD entailed a series of clinical postprandial studies in children and adults investigating the effects of macronutrients on appetite responses and meal induced thermogenesis in obesity. Her main areas of interest are energy metabolism, body composition, gastrointestinal appetite hormones, appetite and satiety and understanding the causes of obesity. Some of the techniques accomplished during her PhD were DEXA, indirect calorimetry, bioelectrical impedance and intravenous cannulation.

A core and exciting element of her postdoctoral position here at Monash University is working with an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer to analyse stable isotopes for the determination of body composition and energy expenditure in humans.

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