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Biography

I am a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition and the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. I was awarded my PhD in August 2011, and Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours in 2004. I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. My research focuses on the development and evaluation of weight management interventions delivered using innovative eHealth technologies such as the Internet and Smartphones.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Newcastle, 05/08/2011
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle, 23/12/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Obesity
  • eHealth

Research expertise

Weight management interventions delivered using innovative eHealth technologies (e.g. Internet, Smartphones).

Dietary assessment using innovative technologies

Systematic reviews of dietetic/weight management interventions

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111100Nutrition And Dietetics100

Collaboration

I collaborate with researchers within the Faculty of Health and Medicine and Faculty of Education and Arts within the University of Newcastle, as well as researchers at Monash University.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Project management

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Community Nutrition
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Public Health Nutrition

Teaching expertise

Community Nutrition Practice, Public Health Nutrition and Honours supervison within the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Jones PR, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of web-based interventions in achieving weight loss and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 11 306-321 (2010) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (33 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Blomfield RL, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Young MD, Jensen ME, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Impact of self-help weight loss resources with or without online support on the dietary intake of overweight and obese men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial.', Obesity research & clinical practice, 8 e476-e487 (2014) [C1]
2014Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Watson JF, Guest M, Callister R, 'Changes to dietary intake during a 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program: a randomized controlled trial.', European journal of clinical nutrition, 68 64-70 (2014) [C1]
2014Ashton LM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'A scoping review of risk behaviour interventions in young men.', BMC public health, 14 957 (2014) [C1]
2014O'Brien KM, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen M, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.', Nutrition journal, 13 82 (2014) [C1]
2014Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, McCoy P, Collins CE, 'Response to: Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review of reviews.', Journal of medical Internet research, 16 e178 (2014) [C3]
2014Gow ML, Ho M, Burrows TL, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, et al., 'Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review.', Nutr Rev, 72 453-470 (2014)
2014Kypri K, Wolfenden L, Hutchesson M, Langley J, Voas R, 'Public, official, and industry submissions on a Bill to increase the alcohol minimum purchasing age: A critical analysis', International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 709-716 (2014)
2014Gow ML, Ho M, Burrows TL, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, et al., 'Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review', Nutrition Reviews, 72 453-470 (2014)
2014Blomfield RL, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Young MD, Jensen ME, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Impact of self-help weight loss resources with or without online support on the dietary intake of overweight and obese men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8 e476-e487 (2014)
2014Burrows TL, Collins K, Watson J, Guest M, Boggess MM, Neve M, et al., 'Validity of the Australian Recommended Food Score as a diet quality index for Pre-schoolers.', Nutr J, 13 87 (2014)
2014Leonard A, Hutchesson M, Patterson A, Chalmers K, Collins C, 'Recruitment and retention of young women into nutrition research studies: Practical considerations', Trials, 15 (2014)
2014Kypri K, Wolfenden L, Langley J, Hutchesson M, Voas R, 'Public, official, and industry submissions on a Bill to increase the alcohol minimum purchasing age: A critical analysis', International Journal of Drug Policy, (2014)
2014Collins CE, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, et al., 'Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for Australian adults', Clinical Nutrition, 33 906-914 (2014)
2013Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur LA, Burrows T, Stewart L, Neve M, Collins C, 'Impact of Dietary and Exercise Interventions on Weight Change and Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Children and Adolescents A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials', JAMA PEDIATRICS, 167 759-768 (2013) [C1]
2013Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, 'Efficacy of standard versus enhanced features in a Web-based commercial weight-loss program for obese adults, part 2: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 84-105 (2013) [C1]
2013Hutchesson MJ, Hulst J, Collins CE, 'Weight Management Interventions Targeting Young Women: A Systematic Review', JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 113 795-802 (2013) [C1]
2013Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Callister R, 'An 8-week Web-based weight loss challenge with celebrity endorsement and enhanced social support: Observational study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 25-32 (2013) [C1]
2013Al-jadani HM, Patterson A, Sibbritt D, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen ME, Collins CE, 'Diet quality, measured by fruit and vegetable intake, predicts weight change in young women.', Journal of Obesity, 2013 (2013) [C1]
2013Hutchesson MJ, Truby H, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Davies PSW, Collins CE, 'Can a web-based food record accurately assess energy intake in overweight and obese women? A pilot study', JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 26 140-144 (2013) [C1]
2013Burrows TL, Pursey KM, Hutchesson MJ, Stanwell PT, 'What are the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks? A systematic review', Nutrition Reviews, 71 135-148 (2013) [C1]
2013Collins CE, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, Rollo M, et al., 'Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for Australian adults', Clinical Nutrition, (2013)
2012Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Behavioural factors related with successful weight loss 15 months post-enrolment in a commercial web-based weight-loss programme', Public Health Nutrition, 15 1299-1309 (2012) [C1]
2012Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin JE, Aguiar EJ, et al., 'A 12-week commercial web-based weight-loss program for overweight and obese adults: Randomized controlled trial comparing basic versus enhanced features', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 e57 (2012) [C1]
2012Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur L, Burrows TL, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in child obesity: Systematic review with meta-analysis', Pediatrics, 130 e1647-e1671 (2012) [C1]
2011Wolfenden L, Neve M, Farrell L, Lecathelinais C, Bell C, Milat A, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 73-76 (2011) [C1]
2011Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Weight change in a commercial web-based weight loss program and its association with website use: Cohort study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 e83 (2011) [C1]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Participant characteristics and reach of a commercial web-based weight loss program', Nutrition & Dietetics, 67 267-274 (2010) [C1]
2010Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin JE, Aguiar EJ, et al., 'Evaluation of a commercial web-based weight loss and weight loss maintenance program in overweight and obese adults: A randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 10 669 (2010) [C1]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Dropout, nonusage attrition, and pretreatment predictors of nonusage attrition in a commercial web-based weight loss program', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 81-96 (2010) [C1]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Jones PR, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of web-based interventions in achieving weight loss and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 11 306-321 (2010) [C1]
2007Vanderkroft D, Collins CE, Fitzgerald M, Lewis S, Hutchesson MJ, Capra SM, 'Minimising undernutrition in the older inpatient', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5 110-181 (2007) [C1]
2007Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Systematic review of interventions in the management of overweight and obese children which include a dietary component', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5 2-53 (2007) [C1]
2006Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Measuring effectiveness of dietetic interventions in child obesity - A systematic review of randomized trials', Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160 906-922 (2006) [C1]
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Conference (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Ashton L, Rollo M, Hutchesson M, Young MD, Morgan P, Callister R, et al., 'A comparison of outcomes of young and old adult males in the SHED-IT weight loss program for men', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Collins CE, 'Fruit and vegetable intakes, BMI and skin colour in women: A cross-sectional study', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Clare Collins

2013O'Brien K, Neve M, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins C, 'Participants in a commercial online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: A randomized controlled trial', Obesity Facts: the European journal of obesity, Liverpool, UK (2013) [E3]
2013Hutchesson M, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Is a web, smartphone or paper based food record more accurate or acceptable?', 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Ghent, Belgium (2013) [E3]
2013Gow M, Ho M, Burrows T, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson M, et al., 'Macronutrient distribution of the diet-impact on weight and cardio-metabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Burrows T, Collins CE, Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Guest M, Boggess M, 'Validation of fruit and vegetable intakes assessed by food frequency questionnaire using plasma carotenoids in adults', Australasian Medical Journal, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Collins CE, Whitehead R, Perrett D, Ozakinci G, 'Does dietary intake influence self-perception of and actual appearance? A systematic review', Australasian Medical Journal, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Clare Collins

2013Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE, 'An examination of young women┬┐s weight loss expectations', Nutrition and Dietetics, Canberra, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Hutchesson MJ, Hulst J, Collins CE, 'Weight management interventions targeting young women: A systematic review', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Auckland, NZ (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Clare Collins

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]
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]
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]
2012Burrows TL, Pursey KM, Hutchesson MJ, Stanwell PT, 'What are the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks? A systematic review', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Martin L, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Guest M, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Characteristics and dietary intakes of adult mis-reporters entering a weight loss study', 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8). Abstract Book, Rome, Italy (2012) [E3]
2012Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Evaluating weight loss, website use, and attrition in commercial web-based weight loss programs', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2012Ho M, Garnett SP, Burrows TL, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, Baur LA, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions incorporating a dietary component in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [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]
2011Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, McElduff P, Callister R, '6-Month outcomes in a randomised controlled trial comparing basic and enhanced versions of a commercial web-based weight loss program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
2011Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Changes in dietary intake after 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
2011Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Behavioural factors associated with long-term weight loss success in a commercial web-based weight loss program', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2011Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Truby H, Morgan PJ, Davies P, Callister R, 'Accuracy of self-reported energy intake using a web-based food diary', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, McElduff P, Collins CE, 'Is website use associated with weight loss in a commercial web-based weight loss program?', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Web-based weight loss: How can the internet support dietitians to treat overweight and obese clients?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, McElduff P, Morgan PJ, 'Weight change among participants who subscribe to a commerical-web based weight loss program for 1-year', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Wolfenden L, Hutchesson MJ, Farrell L, Lecathelinais LC, Sutherland RL, Bell C, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices in childcare centres: A population based study', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Predictors of retention rates in a 12-week commerical web-based weight loss program', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Callister RJ, Morgan PJ, 'Validity of self-reported energy intake from a web-based food diary before and after a web-based weight loss program', 7th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM7): Program and Abstracts, Washington, DC (2009) [E3]
2009Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Weight loss in the real world: Outcomes of a commercial web-based weight loss program', 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand Obesity Society: Meeting Proceedings & Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
2009Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Under-reporting of energy intake among overweight women using a web-based food diary', Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Bangkok, Thailand (2009) [E3]
2008Davies LJ, Sutherland R, Hutchesson MJ, Duncanson K, Bell AC, Finch M, 'Mid-intervention impact of strategies to improve nutrition in children's services', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Who enrols in a commercially available web-based weight loss program?', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Jones PR, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of web-based interventions in achieving weight loss and weight maintenance', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2006Collins CE, Warren JM, Stokes BJ, McCoy P, Hutchesson MJ, 'What do children in obesity interventions eat? - A systematic review to improve practice', Nutrition & Dietetics, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E3]
2005Capra SM, Hutchesson MJ, Reeve L, Roberts N, 'The Coles 7 a-day Program: An evaluation', Dietitians Association of Australia 23rd National Conference, Intercontinental Burswood Resort, Perth WA (2005) [E3]
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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$248,649

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2014 (3 grants)

A randomised controlled trial to determine the efficacy of a translatable eHealth weight loss intervention for young women. Does it reduce Cardiovscular disease risk?$150,000
Funding Body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Project Team
Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Postdoctoral Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020142015
GNo:G1300667

What studies have been undertaken examining vegetable juice and health welbeing$28,326
Funding Body: Campbell Arnott's

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,32620142014
GNo:G1400556

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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301360

2013 (1 grants)

Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 23 - 25 May 2013$1,232
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,23220132013
GNo:G1300540

2012 (1 grants)

Development and evaluation of an eHealth weight loss intervention for young overweight women$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
SchemeRole
Research Higher Degree Support GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122015
GNo:G1200013

2011 (1 grants)

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 ConsultancyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020112012
GNo:G1101124

2010 (1 grants)

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
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.05

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
20142018PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorDevelopment, Implementation and Delivery of Technology Based Nutrition and Exercise Education Programs for Women with Gestational Diabetes
20132017PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorCan young men change their lifestyle? A novel way to improve health.
20122016PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorA Novel Approach that Focuses on the Health and Appearance of Young Women
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Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Work Phone(02) 4921 5405
Email
PositionResearch Fellow
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNutrition and Dietetics
Office
Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) Level 3,
Advanced Technology Centre
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/melinda-hutchesson