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Authors of the Report 'Food, Health and Nutrition: Where Does Chicken Fit?
The report was prepared by the Smart Foods Centre with support from the Animal Research Institute, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Queensland).

The Smart Foods Centre is a research initiative at the University of Wollongong that specialises in nutrition and dietetics research, including food modelling and clinical trials that investigate the effects of foods, diets and nutrients on health outcomes. It boasts Australia’s only human whole room calorimeter, a specially fitted out room that creates a controlled living environment to study human metabolism and accurately measures energy expenditure in individuals. Return to Food Health and Nutriton page.

The authors form the Smart Foods Centre are all Accredited Practicing Dietitians with significant experience in nutrition research:

Dr Karen Charlton, PhD APD is the Senior Research Fellow at the Smart Foods Centre. Karen has a broad public health nutrition background, with formal training in epidemiology. She has published widely on nutrition-related issues, particularly those relating to chronic diseases of lifestyle. Karen recently relocated to Australia from South Africa where she was an expert in the field of nutrition, health and ageing and regularly contributed to activities which informed clinical practice and nutrition policy. She previously headed the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town.  Return to Food Health and Nutriton page.

Dr Yasmine Probst, PhD APD is a Research Fellow at the Smart Foods Centre. Yasmine’s research has focused around technological applications within the field of dietetics. She also has a strong interest in the relationship between human behaviour and food selection. Her PhD research involved the development, testing and implementation of an automated dietary assessment website for use in the primary healthcare setting. Yasmine is now the Chief Investigator on a NHMRC development grant which aims to take the website closer to becoming a commercial product. Concurrently with her PhD, Yasmine completed a Graduate Certificate in Business and was a member of a student company formed under the Young Achievement Australia Biotechnology Entrepreneurs program. Yasmine also manages Syndicate projects for the National Centre of Excellence in Functional Foods.  Return to Food Health and Nutriton page.

Linda Tapsell PhD FDAA is a Professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Wollongong. With over 30 years experience in clinical, public health and academic domains, she has a personal research background in diet and metabolic syndrome. Professor Tapsell has worked extensively in establishing links between science, practice and the commercial environment. She works on a number of national and international committees and science advisory groups reviewing projects and establishing positions in food and nutrition research. She has a strong track record in attracting research grants and has published extensively in the field. Professor Tapsell is a fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Editor of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia including the New Zealand Dietetics Association and is on the editorial board of Nutrition Today. She is currently the Director of the National Centre of Excellence in Function Foods.  Return to Food Health and Nutriton page.

Also contributing to the report is Dr Pat Blackall BSc PhD FASM a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Queensland).  For a brief CV, click here.  Return to Food Health and Nutriton page.

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