ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program
|The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre Nutrition Program is led by Emma Ridley. She is assisted by Project Manager, Victoria King, and Research Assistant, Oana Tatucu-Babet.|
|Dr Emma Ridley BNutrDietet MPH PhD APD|
Senior Research Fellow and Nutrition Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0350
Mobile: +61 (0) 430 200 804
Emma leads the ICU Nutrition Research Program at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia and has 13 years of clinical dietetic experience, including as a senior dietitian in the ICU at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Emma’s research interests include the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, as well as the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes in ICU patients. Emma was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 2011 to investigate the role of indirect calorimetry internationally. She regularly delivers invited national and international presentations. Emma is on the management committee for the TARGET trial (the largest blinded enteral nutrition trial conducted in critical care) and has been a named investigator on $6.2 million of research funding, including a project based on findings from her PhD of $2.4 million (NCT03292237).
|Ms Victoria King MPH GCert CCRN BNSc|
Project Manager – INTENT Study (on maternity leave from Dec 2018)
Phone: +61 3 9905 6646
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 367 132
Victoria joined the ANZIC-RC team in January 2012 as the PHARLAP-RCT Project Manager and is now the Project Manager for the INTENT Study. Prior to her work at the ANZIC-RC, Vic was an Intensive Care Unit Research Coordinator at The Alfred Hospital. She has a clinical background in Critical Care Nursing, and completed her Master's degree in Public Health in 2013.
|Ms Oana Tatucu-Babet BNut(Hons) |
Phone: +61 3 9905 6643
Oana is a Dietitian working at the ANZIC-RC on a part-time basis, assisting with research projects being completed within the nutrition program. Oana is currently completing her PhD at La Trobe University, with the focus area of her research on the measurement of segmental intestinal permeability in critically ill patients and healthy adults. She has previously been involved in projects exploring energy requirements in patients receiving ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, and has an interest in gastrointestinal dysfunction during critical illness, as well as the use of indirect calorimetry in guiding nutrition delivery.
|Ms Kate Lambell BHSc MNutDiet APD |
Mobile: +61 (0) 413 600 871
Kate has over 10 years’ experience working as a clinical dietitian and has a special interest in ICU nutrition, nutrition support and body composition analysis. Kate is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, with a research focus on the evaluation of bedside methods to assess skeletal muscle mass in critically ill adults. Kate is assisting with research projects within the ANZIC-RC nutrition program in a part-time capacity.
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