The Nutrition department provides acute and chronic disease management services across a range of clinical areas. We study the impact of disease and the outcome of disease treatment on nutritional status, body composition and energy expenditure to guide nutritional assessment and management practices.
Current areas of research include the critically ill, respiratory medicine such as cystic fibrosis (CF), stem cell transplant and surgical oncology.
We also investigate novel dietary interventions for disease, such as looking at the effect of the Mediterranean diet on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease led by Dr Audrey Tierney and PhD student Elena Papamiltiadous.
Madeleine Neff won the 2015 Henrietta Law Memorial Prize for Allied Health for her poster presentation on ethnicity and gestational diabetes at Alfred Health Week.
Dr Susannah King, Sarah Fagan, Emily Dynon, Associate Professor Ibolya Nyulasi, together with haematologist Dr Sharon Avery were awarded an Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition grant to research energy expenditure and body composition in SCT in 2016.