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Biography

I graduated with a BHS(Nutrition and Dietetics) with honors from the University of Newcastle in 1998, and returned in 1999 to complete a PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics, which was awarded in 2003. The topic of the PhD was dietary fat intake and the impact on in vivo markers of antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress. There were three papers in high impact journals accepted from the PhD and I presented the findings nationally and internationally at relevant conferences. Subsequently I was invited to review in vitro measures of antioxidant capacity for the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 

In 2009-2010 I was a key member of the consortium awarded the tender from the National Health and Medical Research Council to update the evidence underpinning the review of the Dietary Guidelines for Australians. In this my role involved the management of the systematic reviews that related fat intake to prevention of chronic illness. Sufficient evidence was found to make evidence statements for fats and oils and prevention of cardiovascular disease, weight loss and obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, all cause mortality from Cancer and certain specific cancers and Mental Health. Similarly, in 2010/11 I was part of the consortium awarded the tender to update the evidence underpinning the update of the Best Practice Guidelines for the treatment of obesity in Adult Australians.

I have a number of successful RHD students who have completed their research in the area of Nutrition and asthma, dietetic practice and maternal and infant nutrition.  I am particularly interested in the impact of early childhood nutrition,  in particular breastfeeding, and the development of childhood obesity and ongoing to the impact this has on chronic disease development. This particular area has developed into an NHMRC application which is ongoing.  Recently I have added to this field of research with the commenced a study with a research dietitian as a PhD candidateon the role of dietary advice in the treatment of GDM.

More recently I have started to use my previous fatty acid expertise to research into the area of anxiety and stress. This project began as an honours project which I hope to continue to develop into the future.  I have an interest in dietary methodology and the impact of diet and nutrition on chronic illness such as asthma, obesity, GDM and potentially mental health, both wellness and illness.  My most recent efforts have been looking at the role of anthropometry and body composition on markers of metabolism such as resting metabolic rate.  This is developing into a major interest with honours and RHD supervision allowing me to investigate the role of breakfast and into the future the relationship of body composition and body image on metabolism.

As an academic, I have interest in the role of students and supervisors in the professional practice and the way students progress through this important field of study.  All health professions rely on professional practice to develp students and transition them to practitioners.  I am interested in ways we can assist students and supervisors to ensure this is a practical, equitable successful process.

Currently I have published 32 papers and have a H-index of 11 (Scopus).  I am a senior lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics and I am enjoying my roles teaching undergraduate dietitians and researching the role of nutrition in obesity, health and disease.  I have 5 PhD students and 4 honours students and collaborate closely with my colleagues in my discipline here and abroad.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nut & Diet) Hons, University of Newcastle

Research

Research keywords

  • Dietary Methodology
  • Dietary intake and Mental Health
  • Dietary intake and chronic illness
  • Omega 3 Fatty acids
  • Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Capacity

Research expertise

I have published 32 cited documents (scopus) and have been cited 388 times with an H-index of 11. I focus my research efforts on forming strong local and recently international collaborations, and fostering strong research outputs in my RHD students. This approach ensures a quality experience for the students and quality outcomes for my research.

In 2003 I was awarded a PhD in Dietary fat intake, particularly omega 3 fatty acids and the impact on oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity. My highest cited paper, with 116 citations, is a methodological paper reviewing in vitro measures of antioxidant capacity.

In 2002 I was employed at The University of Newcastle, Australia within the Nutrition and Dietetics discipline, I developed expertise in mother and infant nutrition, supervising RHD students in this area. I have 8 publications in this area and I am part of a team of academics that are looking to NHMRC funding to further develop the relationship between dietary intake of mothers during pregnancy and foetal and infant health outcomes. This is a research area I plan to continue to develop, particularly with respect to obesity and chronic illness such as gestational diabetes (GDM) and T2DM prevention. The latest development in this area involves being the primary supervisor of a PhD candidate looking at the role of dietary strategies in the treatment of GDM. In this area of research I collaborate closely with Professor Clare Collins.

I have continued my interest in omega 3 fatty acids from my PhD, however now focusing on more of a clinical role in the prevention of anxiety and depressive disorders. I collaborate with Dr Amanda Patterson and Dr Mark McEvoy on dietary data from large cohorts and health outcomes particularly in markers of well-being, such as the SF36, in mental health using tools such as the CESD, and prevention of chronic illness. I currently have a PhD project on the role of diet in bone health that I would like a student to undertake.

The discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, Australia has a joint interest in research into obesity. I have supervised a PhD candidate in the role of corticosteroids and Asthma related to this. I also currently are co-lead in the Average Australian Women project which is designed to collect high quality objective data on anthropometry, body composition and metabolism using equipment in our Anthropometry Laboratory at the university. In this area of research I am investigating the role of adipose tissue and diet in effecting metabolism, in order to explain the role of metabolism in the development of obesity. I supervise honours students and a PhD students on this project.

As a dietitian I have a strong interest in dietary methodolgy and evidence of accuracy of this methodology through validation with biomarkers. I have particular expertise in translating biomarkers into clinical practice, particularly in chronic illness and obesity. In the area of obesity

Fields of Research

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Collaboration

My research collaborations are primarily through the PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition and through the PRC for Gender Health and Ageing. I also have links with Dr Lisa Wood and Professor Roger Smith in HMRI Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, and Mothers and Babies respectively.

My recent research work on breastfeeding and chronic disease prevention, which is the subject of an NHMRC grant has lead to a collaboration with Yvonne Hauck, Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI). The 2013 iteration of this grant application has lead to an international collaboration.

Most recently I am working on diet and mental health in large cohort studies, which has lead to a potential collaboration with academics from the Nurses Health Study to investigate nitrate/nitrite dietary intake and markers of CVD and Wellness.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

In my career at the University of Newcastle in Nutrition and Dietetics I have held many positions. I was the Professional Practice Coordinator from 2002 - 2013. In this tiime I developed many assessment tools to evaluate the students performance and the performance of the program in educating students.

I was the program convenor for Nutrition and Dietetics from 2011 - 2013. In this role I was able to facilitate the ongoing re-accreditation of the program. I was also responsible for developing and mapping the Governments AQF requirements to the Nutrition and Dietetics program.

I have been involved in many service capacities. Primarily in the research area. I am currently a member of the SHS research and research training management committee. Prior to this I have sat on faculty ethics committees, faculty board and teaching and learning committees for the school.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Communication and Counselling
  • Nutrition Services and Foodservice Management
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Professional Practice

Teaching expertise

I have been an academic in the Nutrition and Dietetic program since 2002. I attained my PhD in 2003. I joined DAA in 1997, and have been involved in the APD program since it was introduced. In 2012 I attained my Adv APD credential.

I have been course coordinator in a wide variety of the courses involved in our program, particularly the placement courses. I have been the director of Professional Practice for the program since 2003, and in 2011-2013 I held the role of program convenor for our degree program.

I have particular expertise in communication, professional practice and management. I undertake research with academics from other programs in the School of Health Sciences on the professional practice experience, hoping to develop ways to assist students in this area of academic achievement. Professional Practice is a key component of all Health Professional education.

I am the domain leader for Foodservice and coordinate the courses in the third and fourth year of the program that align to these areas of expertise. I directly supervise student in this domain of practice. I enjoy all of my varied roles within our degree and enjoy the challenge of teaching students and the varied roles that support student learning.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 1032-1041 (2012) [C1]

This is a very exciting development in the impact of maternal diet on markers of foetal development. It will be a seminal paper in the evidence for the appropriateness of medical nutrition therapy during pregnancy to ameliorate foetal and infant outcomes.

2014Berthon BS, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, 'A systematic review of the effect of oral glucocorticoids on energy intake, appetite, and body weight in humans', NUTRITION RESEARCH, 34 179-190 (2014) [C1]

This is the third systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research

2013Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries: systematic review and meta-analysis', NUTRITION REVIEWS, 71 118-132 (2013) [C1]

This is the second systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research

2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries', Nutrition Reviews, 70 322-336 (2012) [C1]

This is the initial systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research. This review has been highly cited and will continue to be a work to be proud of.

2006MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, Garg ML, 'Methodology for the determination of biological antioxidant capacity in vitro: A review', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 86 2046-2056 (2006) [C1]

This paper represents the outcome of years of research into oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity. It is an invited review in a journal that is important in this field of research. It represents my expertise in this area of research and is a direct outcome of my PhD studies.

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (1 outputs)

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2006MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Oxidised LDL and antioxidants in atherosclerosis', Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis, Springer, Berlin 519-541 (2006) [B1]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

Journal article (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Blumfield ML, Nowson C, Hure AJ, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Raubenheimer D, et al., 'Lower Protein-to-Carbohydrate Ratio in Maternal Diet is Associated with Higher Childhood Systolic Blood Pressure up to Age Four Years.', Nutrients, 7 3078-3093 (2015)
2015Martin J, MacDonald-Wicks L, Hure A, Smith R, Collins CE, Collins CE, 'Reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes in overweight women: A pilot randomised controlled trial', Nutrients, 7 1465-1479 (2015)
2015Daley C, Patterson A, Sibbritt D, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Unsaturated fat intakes and mental health outcomes in young women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Heath', PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 18 546-553 (2015)
2015Berthon BS, Gibson PG, McElduff P, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, 'Effects of short-term oral corticosteroid intake on dietary intake, body weight and body composition in adults with asthma - a randomized controlled trial.', Clin Exp Allergy, 45 908-919 (2015)
2014Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, MacDonald L, 'Allied Health Student Clinical Placements in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Staff Opinions, Attitudes, and Support Needs.', The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice., 12 1-13 (2014) [C1]

Co-authors: CATH JOHNSTON

2014Martin JE, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Predictors of post-partum weight retention in a prospective longitudinal study', Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10 496-509 (2014) [C1]
2014Berthon BS, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, 'A systematic review of the effect of oral glucocorticoids on energy intake, appetite, and body weight in humans', NUTRITION RESEARCH, 34 179-190 (2014) [C1]

This is the third systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research

2014Yang WY, Burrows T, Collins CE, MacDonald-Wicks L, Williams LT, Chee WSS, 'Prevalence of Energy Intake Misreporting in Malay Children Varies Based on Application of Different Cut Points', JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, 60 472-475 (2014) [C1]
2014Yang WY, Burrows T, Macdonald-Wicks L, Williams LT, Collins C, Chee WSS, 'Quality of dietary assessment methodology and reporting in epidemiology studies examining relationship between dietary outcome and childhood obesity in developing asian countries: A systematic review', Nutrition and Dietetics, (2014) [C1]
2014Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gallagher LM, Snodgrass SJ, Guest M, Kable A, James C, et al., 'Difference in perceived knowledge, confidence and attitudes between dietitians and other health professionals in the provision of weight management advice', Nutrition and Dietetics, (2014)
2013Berthon BS, Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'Investigation of the association between dietary intake, disease severity and airway inflammation in asthma', RESPIROLOGY, 18 447-454 (2013) [C1]
2013Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries: systematic review and meta-analysis', NUTRITION REVIEWS, 71 118-132 (2013) [C1]

This is the second systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research

2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96 1032-1041 (2012) [C1]

This is a very exciting development in the impact of maternal diet on markers of foetal development. It will be a seminal paper in the evidence for the appropriateness of medical nutrition therapy during pregnancy to ameliorate foetal and infant outcomes.

2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries', Nutrition Reviews, 70 322-336 (2012) [C1]

This is the initial systematic review undertaken over a number of years that demonstrates my expertise in the systematic review process. Systematic reviews are seminal documents that provide succinct and accurate reflections of a field of research and provide the author and reader with a statement of the development in that field of research and the gaps that are needed to be filled in that field of research. This review has been highly cited and will continue to be a work to be proud of.

2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson S, Raubenheimer D, Collins CE, 'The association between the macronutrient content of maternal diet and the adequacy of micronutrients during pregnancy in the Women and Their Children's Health (WATCH) Study', Nutrients, 4 1958-1976 (2012) [C1]
2012Walshe R, James EL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Boyes AW, Zucca AC, Girgis A, Lecathelinais LC, 'Socio-demographic and medical correlates of the use of biologically based complementary and alternative medicines amongst recent Australian cancer survivors', Preventive Medicine, 54 23-26 (2012) [C1]
2012Mitchell LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Increasing dietetic referrals: Perceptions of general practitioners, practice nurses and dietitians', Nutrition & Dietetics, 69 32-38 (2012) [C1]
2012MacDonald-Wicks L, Levett-Jones T, 'Effective teaching of communication to health professional undergraduate and postgraduate students: A systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10 S172-S183 (2012)

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

2011Brown LJ, Mitchell LJ, Williams LT, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Private practice in rural areas: An untapped opportunity for dietitians', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 191-196 (2011) [C1]
2011Dempsey SE, Findlay NA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Increasing nutritional support for patients undergoing radiation therapy: The radiation therapist perspective', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 10 181-189 (2011) [C1]
2011Mitchell LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Nutrition advice in general practice: The role of general practitioners and practice nurses', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17 202-208 (2011) [C1]
2011Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Disparities exist between National Food Group Recommendations and the dietary intakes of women', BMC Women's Health, 11 37 (2011) [C1]
2009Mitchell LJ, Capra S, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Structural change in Medicare funding: Impact on the dietetics workforce', Nutrition & Dietetics, 66 170-175 (2009) [C1]
2007Garg ML, Blake RJ, Clayton E, Munro IA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Singh H, Moughan PJ, 'Consumption of an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-enriched dip modulates plasma lipid profile in subjects with diabetes type II', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 1312-1317 (2007) [C1]
2006MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, Garg ML, 'Methodology for the determination of biological antioxidant capacity in vitro: A review', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 86 2046-2056 (2006) [C1]

This paper represents the outcome of years of research into oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity. It is an invited review in a journal that is important in this field of research. It represents my expertise in this area of research and is a direct outcome of my PhD studies.

2005Watson TA, Callister R, Taylor RD, Sibbritt DW, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Antioxidant Restriction and Oxidative Stress in Short-Duration Exhaustive Exercise', Medicine & science in sports & exercise, 37 63-71 (2005) [C1]
2005Watson TA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Oxidative stress and antioxidants in athletes undertaking regular exercise training', International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 15 131-146 (2005) [C1]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2004MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Incorporation of n-3 fatty acids into plasma and liver lipids in rats: Importance of background dietary fat', Lipids, 39 545-551 (2004) [C1]
2003MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Vitamin E supplementation in the mitigation of carbon tetrachloride induced oxidative stress in rats', Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 14 177-186 (2003) [C1]
2002MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Modulation of carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress by dietary fat in rats', The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 13 87-95 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

1999Collins CE, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Rowe S, O'Loughlin E, Henry R, 'Normal growth in cystic fibrosis associated with a specialised centre', Archives of Disease in Childhood The Journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 81 241-246 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: CLARE COLLINS

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Conference (45 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chai LK, MacDonald-Wicks L, Hure AJ, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Disparities exist between the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the dietary patterns of Australian pre-schoolers', ISBNPA 2014 Abstract Book, San Diego, USA (2014) [E3]
2014Berthon B, Macdonald-Wicks L, Gibson P, Wood L, 'SHORT TERM ORAL CORTICOSTEROID THERAPY DOES NOT INCREASE APPETITE, DIETARY INTAKE, BODY WEIGHT AND BODY COMPOSITION IN ADULTS WITH ASTHMA - A RANDOMIZED-CONTROLLED TRIAL', RESPIROLOGY (2014) [E3]
2014Johnston C, Brown LJ, Wakely L, 'Would iPads Assist Students on Clinical Placement?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
2014Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, MacDonald L, 'Allied Health student clinical placements in residential aged care facilities: Staff attitudes and support needs.', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Griffith University, Gold Coast (2014)

Co-authors: CATH JOHNSTON

2013Berthon BS, Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'PARTIAL OR POOR ASTHMA CONTROL IS RELATED TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SCORES', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising failing students on clinical placement.', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: CATH JOHNSTON

2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, MacDonald-Wicks L, Chiarelli P, 'Physiotherapy student clinical placements in the aged care setting: practitioner attitudes and support needs.', Journal of Physiotherapy, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Williams LT, Palmer MA, Hollis JL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Baines SK, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of diet therapy combined with behavioural and/or psychological therapies compared to diet therapy alone for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Burrows TL, Hure AJ, et al., 'Are best practice guidelines enough? A survey of dietitians to inform the revision of the Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Bouncing back to your pre-baby body: A RCT to reduce postpartum weight gain', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012MacDonald-Wicks LK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Williams LT, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of omega 3 fatty acids in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Foetal abdominal fat area is predicted by the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio of maternal diet during pregnancy', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Baines SK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of low GI/GL diets in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Francis A, Hills CM, Buxton AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Johnston CL, 'Characteristics of an ideal practice educator: Perspectives from five health professions', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Glasgow, Scotland (2012) [E3]
2011Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Energy and macronutrient intakes during pregnancy over the last 50 years', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2011Berthon B, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'Diet quality is poor in severe asthmatics compared to healthy controls', Respirology, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD, PETER GIBSON

2011Berthon B, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'Asthmatics have an altered eating pattern with increased fat and decreased fibre intake associated with airway inflammation and poorer lung function', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD, PETER GIBSON

2011Berthon B, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Wood LG, 'A systematic review of corticosteroid use, dietary intake and body weight in adults', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD

2011Martin JE, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Smith JI, Collins CE, 'Pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain predict post-partum weight retention', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Oral Program, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
2011Berthon B, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'Plasma leptin levels are elevated in stable asthma', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: LISA WOOD, PETER GIBSON

2010Martin J, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Relationship between pregnancy weight status and breastfeeding patterns', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'Dietary intakes of Australian women prior to conception', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2010Mitchell LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Increasing referrals through enhanced relationships', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2010Mitchell LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Capra S, 'Improving the delivery of nutrition advice in general practice', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Burrows TL, Patterson AJ, Bacon A, Mitchell LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Baines SK, Williams LT, 'Client satisfaction and weight loss outcomes of student centred dietetic outpatient clinics', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Dempsey SE, Findlay NA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Nutritional care in the radiation therapy setting: The radiation therapists perspective', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: SHANE DEMPSEY

2009Findlay NA, Haracz K, Johnston CL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Interprofessional teaching of reflection in undergraduate health science programs', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, Smith R, Collins CE, 'The food choices of Australian women during pregnancy', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2007Mitchell L, Capra SM, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Structural change through Medicare funding - What does it mean for dietetics?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [E3]
2006MacDonald-Wicks LK, Collins CE, Williams LT, Young AF, Wheway V, Russell A, 'The effect of energy cut off points on reporting dietary outcomes from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
2005MacDonald-Wicks LK, Collins CE, Williams LT, Young A, Wheway V, 'The effect of energy cut off points on reporting dietary outcomes from the Australian longitudinal study on women's health', Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Epidemiology Association, Newcastle (2005) [E3]
2004MacDonald-Wicks LK, Gibson L, Godfrey D, Green J, Horan B, Monger K, et al., 'Oxidised LDL in newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Brisbane, Australia (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2004Watson TA, Blake RJ, Callister R, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Antioxidant restricted diet reduces plasma non-esterified fatty acids in trained athletes', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Brisbane, Australia (2004) [E3]
2003Watson TA, Callister R, Taylor RD, Sibbritt DW, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Antioxidant restriced diet increases oxidative stress during acute exhaustive exercise', Proceedings published in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition v12 S9, Not Known (2003) [E3]
2003Watson TA, Callister R, Taylor RD, Sibbritt DW, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'High antioxidant foods protect against oxidative stress during acute exhaustive exercise in athletes', Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Not Known (2003) [E3]
2003Collins CE, O'Kane G, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Riley N, Rohrlach B, Amantidis S, et al., 'Evaluation of university initiated workshops to facilitate supervision of dietitic students', 21st National Conference of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Cairns Convention Centre (2003) [E4]
2003Watson TA, Callister R, Sibbritt DW, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Antioxidant restricted diet increases oxidative stress during acute exhaustive exercise', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Hobart, TAS (2003) [E4]
2002MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Oxidative stress induced by omega-3 fatty acids is dependent on background fatty acid composition', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Volume 26, Wollongong, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2002MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'High fat diets do not increase CCl4-induced oxidative stress in the rat', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Volume 26, Wollongong, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2002Watson TA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Regular exercise training does not elevate oxidative stress or deplete antioxidant defences', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Volume 26, Wollongong, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2000MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Vitamin E in the mitigation of carbon tetrachloride induced oxidative stress in rats', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nutrition Society of Australia, Fremantle, WA (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2000MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Animal Models of Induced Oxidative Stress: Advantages and Limitations', Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Clinical Nutrition, Phitsanulok, Thailand (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

2000MacDonald-Wicks LK, Garg ML, 'Dietary fat type and the mitigation of carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress in rats', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nutrition Society of Australia, Fremantle, WA (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: MANOHAR GARG

1999Collins CE, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Rowe S, O'Loughlin E, Henry R, 'Optimum Growth in Cystic Fibrosis - Does a dietitian make a difference?', Weighing the Evidence Programme and Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand (1999) [E3]

Co-authors: CLARE COLLINS

1998MacDonald-Wicks LK, Collins CE, Oloughlin E, Henry R, 'Optimal growth of cystic fibrosis patients associated with attendance at a specialised CF clinic', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (1998) [E3]

Co-authors: CLARE COLLINS

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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Blumfield ML, Hure AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Smith R, Simpson SJ, Giles WB, et al., 'Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution', ( pp.103-104): S. Karger AG (2014) [O1]
2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising challenging students on clinical placement.', ( pp.186): ANZAHPE (2013)

Co-authors: CATH JOHNSTON

Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Baines SK, et al., 'DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults; Report to inform the 2011 revision of the 2005 guidelines', Dieticians Association of Australia, 173 (2012) [R1]
2011Probst Y, Ralston R, Riley M, Sutherland RL, Truby H, Walker K, et al., 'A review of the evidence to address targeted questions to inform the revision of the Australian Dietary Guidelines', National Health and Medical Research Council, 1078 (2011) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$207,582

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2013 (2 grants)

Maximising Allied Health professional placements in aged care: exploring opportunities for future partnerships within the Newcastle and Coast region$28,386
Funding Body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Johnston, Mr CLINT Newstead, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
NSW ICTN Local Project FundInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,38620132013
GNo:G1201146

ANZAHPE 13 (Professional Development of Health Professional Educators), Melbourne Australia, 24-27 June 2013$1,350
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,35020132013
GNo:G1300649

2010 (3 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - Ashby, Findlay and MacDonald-Wicks.$82,082
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Darren Rivett, Ms Samantha Ashby, Doctor Naomi Findlay, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,08220102010
GNo:G0900097

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 ConsultancyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,09120102010
GNo:G1001022

Helping mothers get their pre-baby body back - an RCT using breastfeeding support to reduce future risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes$7,350
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,35020102010
GNo:G0190628

2009 (1 grants)

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 SocietyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,18120092011
GNo:G0189769

2002 (1 grants)

Oxidised Low Density Lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in newly diagnosed Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus using a novel ELISA technique$11,142
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,14220022002
GNo:G0182573
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.8

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
20152023PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorEffective Dietary Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
20152019PhD (Medical Biochemistry)Co-SupervisorSynergistic Effects of Phytosterols and Curcumin on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hyperlipidaemic Individuals
20142018PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorThe Role of Breakfast on Metabolic and Anthropometric Parameters in Healthy Individuals
20112019PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-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

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Medical Biochemistry)Co-SupervisorInvestigating the Link Between Corticosteroids and Diet in Adults with Asthma
2013M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet)Co-SupervisorWeight Retention in the Postpartum Period
2013PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorNutrition During Pregnancy: An Evaluation of Maternal Dietary Intake and the Development of Foetal Adiposity
2010PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Principal SupervisorImproving the Provision of Nutrition Advice and Referral to Dietetics Professionals in the General Practice Setting
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Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Work Phone(02) 492 16646
Fax(02) 492 17092
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNutrition and Dietetics
Office
HE26,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lesley-wicks