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Biography

I am currently a Strategic Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Medicine. In 2012 I established Healthe@uon to bring together health and technology researchers to facilitate collaboration and innovation in healthy lifestyle program development and delivery. I am currently the academic champion for the UoN Global e-Health Cluster. I obtained my PhD in September 1999 and  joined UoN in 2000 and held a 50% teaching an academic appointmetn until Dec 2009.  From 2010-2013 I held an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 2). My achievements in research are commendable as the research culture for Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) is relatively recent across Australia.  Significant achievements include: Over $5.5 million from >70 grants since 2000;  Co-Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition; past NHMRC Project Grant (The HIKCUPS trial efficacy of diet and physical activity interventions in overweight children (2005-07, ID354101 $424K); Lead investigator on an ARC Industry Linkage grant (2009-2012) on an effectiveness trial of an online weight loss program with an industry partner ($335K); Co-Investigator on NHMRC Project grant (2012-2016); Understanding the Origins of Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Children and Their Mothers ($1.7m); >130 publications in last 5 years with impact factors from 0.9 - 7.851; 6 popular press books, 5 book chapters, >170 conference abstracts (>55 International); >60 invited conference and seminar presentations (2 International, 22 National) and >35 invited lectures; Supervised 8 PhD & 2 MSc candidates to completion. Currently supervise 18 research higher degree candidates. Appointed as Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia (FDAA) in 2008 from a membership of over 5000 APDs. This award was based on a career portfolio in the 4 domains of Leadership and Influence; Research and Evaluation; Professional Competence; and Education, Supervision and Mentoring. I am a recognised leader in the development and implementation of clinical best practice guidelines and have contributed to working parties for the development of evidence-based guidelines for nutrition, obesity management and Cystic Fibrosis. I have received >15 career awards, including:- 2012 Newcastle Innovation. Excellence in Innovation Award 2010 Personal promotion to Professor 2009 University of Newcastle, Career Enhancement Fellowship for Women (Research) 2009 DAA National Service Award for ongoing contribution to the Profession 2008 DAA Fellow 2007 11th John M Kinney Award for General Nutrition, from journal NUTRITION. Judged by International Nutrition Research Community 2006 Uni. of Newcastle Vice-Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Health 2006 DAA Outstanding National Contribution Award for leadership in obesity management, clinical guidelines development and leadership on the Practice Advisory Committee. 2005 DAA Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian. 2005 University of Newcastle Postgraduate Supervisor of the year. Council member of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) for 6 years and elected as Vice President for 2 years (up to February 2009). This gave me the opportunity to influence the obesity research and policy agenda for Australia's leading obesity research organisation and to identify international trends. From 2003 to 2010 I was chair of the Food and Nutrition group of the Australian Child & Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN), led a project that developed an online decision tree assisting researchers to select the most relevant dietary intake assessment method for their research study. I have been a spokesperson for DAA since 1999. I regularly work with major television, print and radio networks to deliver practical nutrition messages that translate current scientific evidence on diet and nutrition to information that tells people simply what to eat, for a range of health conditions and for health gain. This voluntary media works reaches millions of Australians regularly.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 27/08/1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Griffith University
  • Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Sydney

Research

Research keywords

  • Diet
  • Diet Quality
  • Dietary Methodology
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Paediatrics
  • Systematic Review

Research expertise

My research expertise is in the field of research of nutrition and dietetics focusses on developing, delivering and evaluating nutrition interventions for prevention and treatment of weight related chronic conditions. In order to achieve this, a number of research arms need to run in parallel. Therefore my research goals are to:-

1. Review the best available evidence on effective dietary approaches to managing weight related outcomes, identify evidence gaps, ways to optimise study design and address limitations of previous studies

2. Develop novel tools to measure and validate dietary intake in specific populations, including use of technology

3. Examine associations between patterns of dietary intake and body weight, both cross-sectional and longitudinal

4. Develop and deliver targeted dietary interventions for specific population groups using feasibility and pilot studies

5. Evaluate the process, impact and outcomes arising from efficacy trials

6. Translate results into effectiveness studies using “real world” sustainable settings

7. Contribute to development and implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, including education of professional groups.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111100Nutrition And Dietetics100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Vice President since 2007; member since 1997; Council member since 2003 - Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity

Other

  • Chair Clinical Guidelines for Best Practice Managemetn of Obesity in Adults - Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Chair - Dietary Intake methods group - ACAORN - Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network
  • member Diabetes Australia NSW Advisory Group - Daibetes Australia
  • member - past committee member of Newcastle branch - Nutrition Society of Australia

Appointments

Vice President, Chair 2007 Conference Organising Committee, Chair Paediatric Committee
Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (Australia)
01/01/2007 - 01/01/2009
Overweight & Obesity Services Advisory Group
NSW Health (Australia)
01/03/2004 - 01/02/2005
Co-director
Australian Centre for Evidence Based Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEBAND), a collaborating centre with the Joanna Briggs Institute (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/03/2008
Fellowship
National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia)
01/01/2010

Awards

Career Enhancement Fellowship for Women

2009Career Enhancement Fellowship for Women
University of Newcastle (Australia)
for Leadership in Research

Distinction.

2008Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia (Australia)
Exceptional achievements

Professional Leadership

2006Outstanding National Contribution Award
Dietitians Association of Australia (Australia)
Outstanding National Contribution Award For leadership in the area of obesity management, clinical guidelines development and leadership on the Practice Advisory Committee

Recognition.

2012Excellence in Innovation
Newcastle Innovation (Australia)
Excellence in Innovation
2009National Service Award
Dietitians Association of Australia (Australia)
For ongoing contribution to the Profession
2006Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded the 2006 Faculty of Health VCATE award for teaching excellence
2006Inaugural Medical Media Award (Nutrition & Diet)
Media Indurtry (Australia)
Inaugural Medical Media Award (Nutrition & Diet) for ongoing contribution to nutrition journalism though translation of complex messages into simple terms, responding to tight deadlines and reporting cutting edge health research
2005Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian (AdvAPD).
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) (Australia)
Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian (AdvAPD). In 2005 , less than 1% of the members of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) have received this
2004Postgraduate Student Association, Supervisor of the Year
The University of Newcastle, Post Graduate Student Association (Australia)
voted best Postgraduate Student Supervisor of the Year
2002GRID Award, Greatness in Dietetics
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA ) - NSW Branch (Australia)
GRID Award, Greatness in Dietetics; for professional service, leadership amd mentoring with the NSW branch of the profession
2001Nutrition Media Award, Best New Talent (Print)
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) (Australia)
Nutrition Media Award, Best New Talent (Print) for being judged as having made the best contribution to print media as a member of DAA and media spokesperson for DAA

Research Award.

2010Career Development Award (Level II)
NHMRC (Australia)
Optimising dietary intake and nutrition and weight related health outcomes across the life stages
200711th John M Kinney Award for General Nutrition for the Best published manuscript in previous year.
Nutrition; the Journal of Basic and Applied Nutrition Sciences (Australia)
International Research Award, judged by internation academic panel. Awarded as part of clinical nutrition week in the USA ($US3000 and an invited pulication in Nutrition, March 2007)
2002Quality Award (Sept quarter)
Hunter New England Health (Australia)
Quality Award (Sept quarter) for the project. Collins, etal. Impact of a nutrition supplement on malnutrition & wound healing in clients referred for community home nursing.

Invitations

28th European CF Conference. Crete, Greece, 22nd June 2005
European CF Association, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
Collins CE. The Dietary Management of Dyslipidaemia in Diabetes. Diabetes Management Journal, 2006 17 (Nov):14-5.
Diabetes Australia, Australia (write a paper for publication in a Diabetes Australia Journal for GPs)
2006
Acting on Obesity in Australia - An Evidence Based Response by the Dietitians Association of Australia
9th World Conference on Clinical Nutrition, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2002

Collaboration

My research expertise is in the field of research of nutrition and dietetics focusses on developing, delivering and evaluating nutrition interventions for prevention and treatment of weight related chronic conditions. In order to achieve this, a number of research arms need to run in parallel. Therefore my research goals are to:-

1. Review the best available evidence on effective dietary approaches to managing weight related outcomes, identify evidence gaps, ways to optimise study design and address limitations of previous studies

2. Develop novel tools to measure and validate dietary intake in specific populations, including use of technology.

3. Examine associations between patterns of dietary intake and body weight, both cross-sectional and longitudinal.

4. Develop and deliver targeted dietary interventions for specific population groups using feasibility and pilot studies.

5. Evaluate the process, impact and outcomes arising from efficacy trials.

6. Translate results into effectiveness studies using “real world” sustainable settings.

7. Contribute to development and implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, including education of professional groups.

My research outcomes will impact on development of new clinical and pubic health nutrition knowledge which will contribute to the development of evidence based health policy. This will increase opportunities for future collaborations with other researchers wishing to incorporate dietary intake or physical activity in their studies.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

1. Co-Director, University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition

2. Chair, School of Health Science Research Committee

3. Member, Faculty of Health Research Committee

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants85
Total funding$5,715,030

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2014 (6 grants)

What studies have been undertaken examining vegetable juice and health welbeing$30,900
Funding Body: Campbell Arnott's

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,90020142014
GNo:G1400556

Effects of two different diets on inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarker responses to exercise in overweight men and women$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301398

Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to detect changes in diet-related cardiovascular disease risk$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Ms Tracy Schumacher
SchemeRole
Cardiovascular GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301346

Long-term follow up of the PULSE Type 2 Diabetes prevention program for men$24,775
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,77520142014
GNo:G1301374

Using focus groups to understand young adult males motivators and barriers to participating in a Healthy Lifestyle Program$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301360

Medicine 2.0'14 Summit and World Congress, Hawaii USA, 13-14 November 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400753

2013 (1 grants)

Translation of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program in local communities: Transitioning for sustainability$73,436
Funding Body: Coal & Allied Trust

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73,43620132014
GNo:G1301006

2012 (9 grants)

Understanding the Origins of Diabetes and Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Children and Their Mothers$1,723,519
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Roger Smith, Professor Mark McLean, Professor Eugenie Lumbers, Professor Sandra Eades, Emeritus Professor John Boulton, Doctor Kym Rae, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,723,51920122016
GNo:G1100137

Feasibility and efficacy of a diet and exercise prevention program for men at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes$51,960
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,96020122012
GNo:G1200815

Back to basics cooking club (B2B)$28,044
Funding Body: Medibank Community Fund

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Community GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,04420122014
GNo:G1200313

Development and evaluation of an eHealth weight loss intervention for young overweight women$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Research Higher Degree Support GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020122014
GNo:G1200013

Investigation of factors affecting the success of family based dietary interventions for parents experiencing CVD events$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows
SchemeRole
Research Higher Degree Support GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020122014
GNo:G1200310

Reducing mid-aged men’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes$19,680
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,68020122013
GNo:G1200853

Feasibility of targeting parents with heart disease to improve the heart health of their children$15,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200172

2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), GHENT, Belgium, 22 - 25 May 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020122012
GNo:G1201216

ICDAM*: 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Rome, Italy, 14 - 17 May 2012$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020122012
GNo:G1200417

2011 (8 grants)

Physical Activity and Nutrition: The University of Newcastle's Approach Toward Better Population Health and Education$321,711
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Professor Manohar Garg, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$321,71120112015
GNo:G1100058

Cognitive and behavioural testing of the 4 year old offspring from a prospective cohort of pregnancy and childhood$25,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Rebecca Glover, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020112011
GNo:G1100242

NL11009 Updated literature review on nuts: The Newcastle Report$25,000
Funding Body: Horticulture Australia Limited

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Research ConsultancyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020112012
GNo:G1101124

Adult lifestyle incentives for vitality and energy (ALIVE): Supporting health professionals to assist clients with weight management through lifestyle changes$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Carole James, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest, Ms Samantha Ashby, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020112011
GNo:G1001025

Engaging men to maintain weight loss using innovative and cost-effective interventions: The SHED-IT weight loss maintenance pilot study$19,800
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Mr Chris Doran
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,80020112011
GNo:G1101216

How do high protein and/or high fat meals affect postprandial glycaemic control in children and adolescents using intensive insulin therapy?$19,500
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Mrs Carmel Smart, Conjoint Associate Professor Bruce King, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,50020112011
GNo:G1001010

DNA methylation in a cohort study of nutrition during pregnancy and childhood$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Alexis Hure, Mr David Mossman, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Roger Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1101167

2011 American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, San Diego, CA, USA, 24 - 27 September 2011$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100680

2010 (9 grants)

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453
Funding Body: Coal & Allied Trust

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$524,45320102012
GNo:G1000001

Optimising dietary intake and nutrition and weight related health outcomes across the life stages$417,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Career Development FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$417,00020102013
GNo:G0190135

Development of a short food frequency questionnaire which is validated for both children and adults for use as an educational tool by practitioners.$171,522
Funding Body: Meat and Livestock Australia

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Maya Guest
SchemeRole
Human Nutrition Research ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$171,52220102011
GNo:G1000577

Engaging economically disadvantaged adolescent girls in physical activity and healthy eating to improve health and prevent obesity$155,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$155,00020102012
GNo:G0190012

Evaluation of innovative and cost effective community approaches to reduce obesity in men: The SHED-IT study$128,729
Funding Body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Grant-In-AidInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$128,72920102011
GNo:G0190315

The effects of non-anaemic iron deficiency on cognition, fatigue and mental health: a blinded randomised controlled trial of iron supplementation in women of childbearing age$111,460
Funding Body: Meat and Livestock Australia

Project Team
Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Kerry Chalmers, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Human Nutrition Research ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$111,46020102010
GNo:G1000419

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Tracy Burrows
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,99420102010
GNo:G0900155

Preliminary work to revise the DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults$9,091
Funding Body: Dietitians Association of Australia

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Project ConsultancyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,09120102010
GNo:G1001022

International Congress of Obesity, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 - 15 July 2010$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000513

2009 (11 grants)

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$239,993
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$239,99320092012
GNo:G0189752

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$94,050
Funding Body: SP Health Co. Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,05020092011
GNo:G0189753

Teaching Relief Funds - Collins & Williams$69,941
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Darren Rivett, Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69,94120092010
GNo:G0189806

Does the HIKCUPS weight managment program for overweight children work in the parents' workplace or in sfter school care settings$68,181
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Tracy Burrows
SchemeRole
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,18120092011
GNo:G0189768

The contribution of nutrition to achieving healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies $68,181
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeRole
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,18120092011
GNo:G0189769

A study of Obesity and inflammation in Children with Asthma$50,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020092009
GNo:G0190513

Evaluation of a workplace based weight-loss program for men: The Workplace POWER trial at Tomago$35,000
Funding Body: Tomago Aluminium

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Research ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020092010
GNo:G0190642

Validation of energy intake and expenditure in young children using Food Frequency Questionnaires, doubly-labelled water and accelerometers.$24,940
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,94020092009
GNo:G0190405

The Contribution of Dietary Intake to Health and Weight Related Outcomes$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020092009
GNo:G0189478

Feeding healthly food to kids - the role of parents$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Kerith Duncanson, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020092009
GNo:G0189637

Development of the SHED-IT weight loss programs for men.$4,085
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,08520092009
GNo:G0190388

2008 (6 grants)

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189179

Evaluation of the benefit of a school garden$41,284
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41,28420082008
GNo:G0188614

Strategies to increase effectiveness of an internet weight management program on weight loss and weight loss maintenance long-term$22,500
Funding Body: SP Health Co. Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,50020082009
GNo:G0188957

In children with type 1Diabetes on intensive insulin therapy, can improving carbohydrate knowledge and targeted nutrition education strategies improve diabetes management?$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Associate Professor Bruce King
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082009
GNo:G0188484

Validation of child and parent reported dietary intake via The Australian Child and Adolescent Eating Survey$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189394

15th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD 2008), Yokohama, Japan, 8/9/2008 - 11/9/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189028

2007 (3 grants)

Hewlett Packard 7890 series gas chromatograph with accessories$20,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Can we get kids participating in an obesity intervention to eat more vegetables, fruit and less saturated fat long-term?$7,678
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Lisa Wood
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,67820072007
GNo:G0187883

North American Society for the Study of Obesity (NASSO) 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 20/10/2007 - 24/10/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0188184

2006 (3 grants)

Validation of a food frequency questionnaire through the use of nutritional biomarkers$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
John Hunter Childrens Hospital Research FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020062006
GNo:G0186085

A post-natal health and lifestyle study of Australian women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus$12,820
Funding Body: Lions Club of Newcastle Inc

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Associate Professor Julia Lowe
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,82020062006
GNo:G0186890

10th International Congress on Obesity, Darling Harbour Conference Centre Sydney, 3-8th September 2006$1,190
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,19020062006
GNo:G0186916

2005 (4 grants)

Effect of a weight management program for overweight and obese children: A randomised controlled trial$173,601
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Dr Julie Steele, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor L Baur
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$173,60120052007
GNo:G0185030

Pregnancy and Childhood Obesity Cohort$51,000
Funding Body: Research Infrastructure Block Grant

SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,00020052005
GNo:16465204

How accurately do children with type 1 Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitis need to estimate carbohydrates to maintain blood glucose control.$10,000
Funding Body: Novo Nordisk

SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052007
GNo:16465250

28th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 22-25 June 2005$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185201

2004 (5 grants)

Human Physiology Metabolic Measurement System$97,970
Funding Body: Strategic Infrastructure Funding

SchemeRole
Equipment/Infrastructure Seed fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$97,97020042004
GNo:16465385

Research Support for the Centre for Education in Research and Aging$30,000
Funding Body: Research Infrastructure Block Grant

SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042005
GNo:16465257

Association between maternal diet and foetal outcomes$7,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020042004
GNo:16465409

Association between maternal diet and foetal outcomes$7,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020042004
GNo:16465579

Diet Management of Children on Insulin Pump Therapy$1,900
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
John Hunter Childrens Hospital Research FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,90020042006
GNo:16465403

2003 (4 grants)

High Versus Low Dose Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Malnutrition Prevalence and Length of Stay in Fractured Neck of Femur Patients.$17,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Julie Byles
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020032003
GNo:G0182634

Nutrition screening among the elderly: exploring folate levels.$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020032003
GNo:G0182468

Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Dietary Treatment of Constipation$10,000
Funding Body: Joanna Briggs Institute

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:16465632

Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Dietetic Intervention in Child Obesity$10,000
Funding Body: Joanna Briggs Institute

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:16465608

2002 (6 grants)

Is Obesity a Public Health Problem in School Aged Children$90,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00020022007
GNo:16465696

Diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors in the development and treatment of overweight and obesity in children.$90,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Manohar Garg, Doctor Michael Dibley
SchemeRole
Kiriwina Investment GroupChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00020022004
GNo:G0182526

Accelerometers for physical acivity measurements$19,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,00020022002
GNo:16465719

Nutrition intervention in patients with a fractured neck of femur in John Hunter Hospital$17,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020022003
GNo:16465713

Feasibility of nutrition screening among the elderly$13,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Michael Dibley, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Professor Manohar Garg
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020022002
GNo:G0181275

9th World Congress on Clinical Nutrition, Westminster University, London, 24-26 June 2002$2,314
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,31420022002
GNo:G0181927

2001 (8 grants)

Acting on Overweight and Obesity in Hunter Children.$25,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Carmel Smart
SchemeRole
Research Grant (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020012001
GNo:G0181224

Feasibility of nutrition screening among the elderly$16,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Research Management Committe - Faculty of HealthChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00020012002
GNo:16465795

Anthropometric equipment for growth assessment$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Research Management Committe - Faculty of HealthChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012002
GNo:16465764

Impact of a nutrition supplement on malnutrition, wound healing and length of time on service in clients referrred for community home nursing.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012001
GNo:G0180650

Pilot intervention study of omega-3 fats in patients with cystic fibrosis on inflammatory markers$6,500
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020012001
GNo:16465843

Establish carotenoid assays$6,265
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,26520012001
GNo:16465881

Nutrition intervention in patients with a fractured neck of femur in John Hunter Hospital$6,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020012001
GNo:16465814

Nutrition Screening for Older Australians.$5,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Wallsend RSL Ace of clubsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:G0181566

2000 (2 grants)

Nutritional status of children undergoing chemotherapy: A cross-sectional view.$32,000
Funding Body: John Hunter Children`s Hospital Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Manohar Garg
SchemeRole
Research Grant (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$32,00020002000
GNo:G0180152

9th Scientific Meeting, QLD 9-10 September 2000$663
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$66320002000
GNo:G0180139
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions18
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.45
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL4.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Behavioural Sc)Co-SupervisorPregnancy and Postnatal Nutrition for Child IQ and Development
20142018PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorDevelopment, Implementation and Delivery of Technology Based Nutrition and Exercise Education Programs for Women with Gestational Diabetes
20142022PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorDiet Quality for Cancer Survivors: Systematic Review of the Evidence, Australian Epidemiology, Intervention and Recommendations for Public Health Nutrition
20132018M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet)Principal SupervisorAn Adaptation of the Existing Design and Technology/Food Technology Syllabus to Encourage Healthy Eating in Adolescents
20132017PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorOptimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children
20132017PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorCan young men change their lifestyle? A novel way to improve health.
20132019PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorA Systematic Review of the Current Literature Regarding the Nutritional Status of Morbidly Obese Individuals Leading to a Cross-Sectional Survey with a View to Progressing to an Interventional Study
20122016PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorSex Differences in Obesity and Responses to Obesity Treatment
20122016PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorA Novel Approach that Focuses on the Health and Appearance of Young Women
20122016PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorEvidence to Practice Gap in Dietary Intake Advice in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
20122016PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorThe Neurobiology of Eating Behaviour: Is Food Addiction a Quantifiable Phenomenon?
20122014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe M.A.D.E (Mothers and Daughters Exercising) 4 Life Pilot Randomised Control Trial: A Theory-Based, Physical Activity Intervention Targeting Mothers and Their Daughters
20112019PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorThe Family Diet Study - Dietary and Lifestyle Factors Associated With Weight Status of Malay Primary School Children and Their Main Carers at Urban Areas of Klang Valley, Malaysia
20112015PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorIron Deficiency in Young Australian Women: Role of Dietary Iron Knowledge and Intake, and the effects on Cognition
20112015PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorPhysical Activity During Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Men: An Experimental Application of Social Cognitive Theory
20112015PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorThe Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Lifestyle Program on Weight Loss and Biomarkers in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
20112015PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation into Parental Influences on the Dietary Intake of Australian Preschool Aged Children
20102014PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorThe Association Between Diet Quality and Weight Change in Mid-Age and Young Women Over Time

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorDietary Intake and Physical Activity Behaviour Change for Weight Gain Prevention in Mid-Age Australian Women
2013M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet)Principal SupervisorWeight Retention in the Postpartum Period
2013PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorNutrition During Pregnancy: An Evaluation of Maternal Dietary Intake and the Development of Foetal Adiposity
2013PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation into the Dietary Management of Gestational Diabetes in Australian Women and Postnatal Health and Lifestyle Behaviours for Future Diabetes Risk Reduction
2013PhD (Medicine)Co-SupervisorPaediatric Obesity, Inflammation and Asthma
2012PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorOptimising Nutrition Interventions to Improve Postprandial Glycaemia for Children and Adolescents Using Intensive Insulin Therapy
2011PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorInnovative Approaches to Treat Overweight and Obesity in Adults: An Investigation of a Commercial Web-based Weight Loss Program
2010PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorDevelopment, Validation and Utilisation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess the Dietary Intakes of School-aged Children
2009PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorNutritional Influences in Pregnancy and Postpartum for Women and Their Children
2008PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorFood Intake and Behaviours in Overweight Children: Development of an Assessment Tool and the Impact of a Dietary Intervention
2004Masters Nutrition & Dietetics
Curtin University of Technology
Co-SupervisorAssessing the primary school food environment & contribution to weight status.
2003M MedSc (Nutrition & Diet) [R]Principal SupervisorNutrition related issues in Paediatric Oncology Patients undergoing Chemotherapy
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Professor Clare Collins

Work Phone(02) 4921 5646
Fax(02) 4921 7053
Email
PositionProfessor
School of Health Sciences adn PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNutrition and Dietetics
Office
ATC 310,
ATC Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/clare-collins