Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Career Summary

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.

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

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.

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.

Collaborations
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.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Communication and Counselling
  • Dietary Methodology
  • Dietary intake and Mental Health
  • Dietary intake and chronic illness
  • Nutrition Services and Foodservice Management
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Omega 3 Fatty acids
  • Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Capacity
  • Professional Practice

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111199Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
4/04/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/02/2002 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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)
DOI10.1111/cea.12505Author URL
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Lisa Wood
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)

Overweight and obesity is prevalent among women of reproductive age (42% BMI > 25 kg/m2) and parity is associated with risk of weight gain. Weight gain greater than that recommend... [more]

Overweight and obesity is prevalent among women of reproductive age (42% BMI > 25 kg/m2) and parity is associated with risk of weight gain. Weight gain greater than that recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)is also associated with lower rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in women. The aim of this pilot randomised controlled trial is to examine the feasibility of recruiting and maintaining a cohort of pregnant women with the view of reducing postpartum weight retention and improving breastfeeding outcomes. Women (BMI of 25¿35 kg/m2 (n = 36)) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were stratified by BMI and randomised to one of three groups with follow-up to six months postpartum. Women received a dietary intervention with or without breastfeeding support from a lactation consultant, or were assigned to a wait-list control group where the dietary intervention was issued at three months postpartum. Feasibility and acceptability was assessed by participation rates and questionnaire. Analysis of variance and covariance was conducted to determine any differences between groups. Sixty-nine per cent of the participants were still enrolled at six months postpartum. This pilot demonstrated some difficulties in recruiting women from antenatal clinics and retaining them in the trial. Although underpowered; the results on weight; biomarkers and breastfeeding outcomes indicated improved metabolic health.

DOI10.3390/nu7031464
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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)
DOI10.1017/S1368980014000561Author URL
Co-authorsAmanda Patterson
2015Brown LJ, Macdonald-Wicks L, Squires K, Crowley E, Harris D, 'An innovative dietetic student placement model in rural new South wales, australia.', J Allied Health, 44 117-122 (2015)
Author URL
Co-authorsLeanne Brown, Kelly Squires
2015Macdonald-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, 72 114-121 (2015)

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of... [more]

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of weight management advice to overweight/obese patients. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of HPs was undertaken to perform a gap analysis with regard to practices, knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the provision of weight management advice. Survey responses and additional measures (practice, knowledge, confidence and attitude scores) were compared between dietitians and other HPs. Descriptive statistics were undertaken, and differences between group ¿2 tests were performed for nominal data and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for ordinal and non-parametric data. Results: About 100% of dietitians had received initial weight management training and 85% had participated in professional development training, compared with 18 and 19% of HPs, respectively, although 70% believed it was within their scope of practice to provide evidence-based advice. Dietitian respondents achieved a higher median score (maximum 10) in the following areas (practice = 6.5, knowledge = 8.0, confidence = 8.3) when compared with HP respondents (practice = 4.2, knowledge = 7.0, confidence = 5.4). The median attitude score for both groups was 6.0. Conclusions: HPs are receptive to providing evidence-based weight loss messages to overweight/obese clients in their current practice. However, weight management training is required to enhance HPs' knowledge and skills in order to increase confidence and improve practice skills. Dietitians can assist HPs to ensure that clear, consistent, evidence-based messages are delivered to overweight clients throughout the health-care system.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
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)
DOI10.3390/nu7053078Author URL
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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]
DOI10.1093/tropej/fmu052Author URL
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
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]
DOI10.1016/j.nutres.2013.12.006Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLisa Wood
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)

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of... [more]

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of weight management advice to overweight/obese patients. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of HPs was undertaken to perform a gap analysis with regard to practices, knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the provision of weight management advice. Survey responses and additional measures (practice, knowledge, confidence and attitude scores) were compared between dietitians and other HPs. Descriptive statistics were undertaken, and differences between group ¿2 tests were performed for nominal data and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for ordinal and non-parametric data. Results: About 100% of dietitians had received initial weight management training and 85% had participated in professional development training, compared with 18 and 19% of HPs, respectively, although 70% believed it was within their scope of practice to provide evidence-based advice. Dietitian respondents achieved a higher median score (maximum 10) in the following areas (practice = 6.5, knowledge = 8.0, confidence = 8.3) when compared with HP respondents (practice = 4.2, knowledge = 7.0, confidence = 5.4). The median attitude score for both groups was 6.0. Conclusions: HPs are receptive to providing evidence-based weight loss messages to overweight/obese clients in their current practice. However, weight management training is required to enhance HPs' knowledge and skills in order to increase confidence and improve practice skills. Dietitians can assist HPs to ensure that clear, consistent, evidence-based messages are delivered to overweight clients throughout the health-care system. © 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Ashley Kable, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass, Carole James, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
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]

Aim: The dramatic rise in childhood obesity incidence in developing countries is related to nutrition and lifestyle transition. The aim of this review was to evaluate the quality ... [more]

Aim: The dramatic rise in childhood obesity incidence in developing countries is related to nutrition and lifestyle transition. The aim of this review was to evaluate the quality and reporting of dietary assessment methods used in studies examining the relationship between dietary outcome and childhood obesity in developing Asian countries. Methods: A three-step search strategy was conducted in databases between inception and 2011 with an English language restriction. Inclusion criteria were any cross-sectional or cohort studies in children =18 years who resided in developing countries in Asian region that included reporting on dietary intake. Papers were screened with standardised tools for quality and dietary methodology reporting. Results: The search process identified 2080 studies and 15 studies (in 16 articles) met inclusion criteria. The most commonly used dietary assessment method was dietary questionnaires (n = 10), followed by 24-hour diet recall (n = 4), food frequency questionnaire (n = 3) and an unweighed food record (n = 1). For dietary methodology reporting, 12 out of 16 articles were rated as 'poor', 3 rated as 'acceptable' and 1 as 'excellent'. Conclusions: The quality rating was influenced by the dietary assessment tool chosen, and a quality rating of 'poor' was mostly obtained by studies using non-standardised, non-validated study-specific dietary questionnaires. Significant gaps were identified in dietary intake methodological quality and hence, there is an urgent need for valid dietary measures and reporting of dietary intake among overweight children for studies conducted in Asian region. © 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12113
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
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-authorsCath 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)
DOI10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
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]

Post-partum weight retention (WR) occurs in 60-80% of women with some retaining =10kg with contributing factors reported as pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight... [more]

Post-partum weight retention (WR) occurs in 60-80% of women with some retaining =10kg with contributing factors reported as pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain (GWG) and breastfeeding. A longitudinal study of pregnancy, with 12-month post-partum follow-up was conducted to determine factors associated with WR. Pregnant women (n=152) were recruited from the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic in New South Wales, Australia. Pre-pregnancy weight was self-reported; weight was measured four times during pregnancy (for GWG) and in the first 12 months post-partum. Infant feeding data were obtained via questionnaires. Breastfeeding was categorised as exclusive, predominant, complementary or not breastfeeding. Linear mixed models tested the predictors of WR, with and without adjustment for potential confounders. Compared with pre-pregnancy weight, 68% of women retained weight at 12 months, median (interquartile range) [4.5kg (2.1-8.9)]. After adjustment, GWG was positively associated with WR (P<0.01), but pre-pregnancy weight did not predict WR. For each additional week of any breastfeeding, 0.04kg less weight was retained. Compared with women who retained weight, those women who did retain had higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding at three months (P<0.05), but the number of weeks of exclusive breastfeeding failed to predict WR for all women. WR following childbirth is common and associated with GWG, while the number of weeks of 'any' breastfeeding contributed to post-partum weight loss. Whether these factors are modifiable strategies to optimise the weight status of women at this life stage requires further research.

DOI10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00437.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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]
DOI10.1111/nure.12003Author URL
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
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]
DOI10.1111/resp.12015Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Lisa Wood
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-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
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]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
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]
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsErica James, Alison Zucca, Allison Boyes
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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins, Roger Smith
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01211.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Leanne Brown
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]
DOI10.1071/py10101
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
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]
DOI10.1017/S1460396910000257
Co-authorsShane Dempsey
2009Mitchell LJ, Capra S, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Structural change in Medicare funding: Impact on the dietetics workforce', Nutrition & Dietetics, 66 170-175 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1747-0080.2009.01362.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
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]
DOI10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602650
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsManohar Garg
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]
DOI10.1002/jsfa.2603
CitationsScopus - 123Web of Science - 94
Co-authorsManohar Garg, Lisa Wood
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]
DOI10.1249/01.MSS.0000150016.46508.A1
CitationsScopus - 66Web of Science - 58
Co-authorsRobin Callister, Manohar Garg
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]
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 33
Co-authorsManohar 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]
DOI10.1007/s11745-004-1261-z
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsManohar Garg
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]
DOI10.1016/S0955-2863(03)00003-2
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsManohar Garg
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]
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsManohar 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]
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 30
Co-authorsClare Collins
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Conference (46 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Johnston C, Brown LJ, Wakely L, 'Would iPads Assist Students on Clinical Placement?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Leanne Brown, Cath Johnston
2014Johnston CL, MacDonald L, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, '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) [E3]
Co-authorsCath Johnston
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]
Author URL
Co-authorsLisa Wood, Peter Gibson
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]
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising failing students on clinical placement.', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsCath 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]
Co-authorsCath Johnston, Pauline Chiarelli
2013Berthon B, MacDonald-Wicks L, Gibson P, Wood L, 'Changes in body composition are associated with corticosteroid use in adult asthma', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL (2013)
Author URL
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Lisa Wood
2013Berthon BS, Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gibson PG, Wood LG, 'PARTIAL OR POOR ASTHMA CONTROL IS RELATED TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SCORES', RESPIROLOGY (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsPeter Gibson, Lisa Wood
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]
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Lauren Williams, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
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]
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows, Surinder Baines, Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure
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]
Co-authorsRoger Smith, Clare Collins, Alexis Hure
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]
Co-authorsMelinda Hutchesson, Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure, Clare Collins, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows
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]
Co-authorsSurinder Baines, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Lauren Williams
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]
Co-authorsCaroline Hills, Cath Johnston, Tony Buxton
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-authorsLisa Wood, Peter Gibson
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-authorsLisa 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-authorsLisa Wood
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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
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-authorsPeter Gibson, 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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Alexis Hure, Roger Smith
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]
Co-authorsSurinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Lauren Williams, Amanda Patterson
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]
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
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-authorsShane Dempsey
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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Amanda Patterson, Roger Smith, Alexis Hure
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]
2009Findlay NA, Haracz K, Johnston CL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Interprofessional teaching of reflection in undergraduate health science programs', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsCath Johnston, Kirsti Haracz
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]
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Roger Smith, Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins
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]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Anne Young, Clare Collins
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]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Clare Collins
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]
Co-authorsRobin Callister, Manohar Garg
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-authorsManohar Garg
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]
Co-authorsRobin Callister, Manohar Garg
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]
Co-authorsManohar Garg, Robin Callister
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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Lauren Williams
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]
Co-authorsManohar Garg, Robin Callister
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-authorsManohar 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsManohar 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-authorsManohar 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-authorsManohar 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-authorsManohar 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-authorsManohar 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-authorsClare 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-authorsClare 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]
DOI10.1159/000356110
Co-authorsAlexis Hure, Clare Collins, Roger Smith
2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising challenging students on clinical placement.', ( pp.186): ANZAHPE (2013)
Co-authorsCath 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]
Co-authorsTracy Burrows, Surinder Baines, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure
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]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows, Surinder Baines, Amanda Patterson, Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$207,582

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20132 grants / $29,736

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)

Funding bodyHETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project TeamDoctor Catherine Johnston, Mr CLINT Newstead, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeNSW ICTN Local Project Fund
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201146
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300649
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $98,523

ERF Teaching Relief - Ashby, Findlay and MacDonald-Wicks.$82,082

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Darren Rivett, Ms Samantha Ashby, Doctor Naomi Findlay, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900097
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding bodyDietitians Association of Australia
Project TeamProfessor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeProject Consultancy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001022
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190628
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $68,181

The contribution of nutrition to achieving healthy pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies $68,181

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Clare Collins, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Professor Roger Smith, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeNewcastle Permanent Building Society
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189769
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20021 grants / $11,142

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182573
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Synergistic Effects of Phytosterols and Curcumin on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hyperlipidaemic Individuals
Medical Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2015Effective Dietary Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015Dietary Nitrates and Cardiovascular Health
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014The Role of Breakfast on Metabolic and Anthropometric Parameters in Healthy Individuals
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011The 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
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Investigating the Link Between Corticosteroids and Diet in Adults with Asthma
Medical Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Weight Retention in the Postpartum Period
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Nutrition During Pregnancy: An Evaluation of Maternal Dietary Intake and the Development of Foetal Adiposity
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010Improving the Provision of Nutrition Advice and Referral to Dietetics Professionals in the General Practice Setting
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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News

Mum's the word on pregnancy

Mum's the word on pregnancy

May 10, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers are asking new mums to reflect on their pregnancy and post-birth experience to help researchers design a healthy lifestyle program for other mothers-to-be.

Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Details

Emaillesley.wicks@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 492 16646
Fax(02) 492 17092

Office

RoomHE26
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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