Julie Martin

Optimising lifestyle behaviours to prevent excess gestational weight gain

Julie Martin – julie.martin@monash.edu

Julie Martin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and doctoral candidate. The theme of her PhD is the assessment of diet quality in reproductive aged women, where Julie has assessed differences in diet quality between urban and rural Australian women as part of a larger randomised control trial. Julie is currently working on a cross sectional study investigating the differences in diet quality between Southern Asian and Australian born pregnant women living in Melbourne, with the aim to assess differences in diet quality, and to assess the level of agreement, and appropriateness of Australian dietary assessment tools in Southern Asian pregnant women living in Australia. Julie has previous experience in community health dietetics in regional Victoria, and also health coaching for chronic disease management.