Ms Hannah Brown

Ms Hannah Brown

Research student

Career Summary


Hannah May Brown is a PhD candidate from the University of Newcastle and an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Hannah graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015 and has two published articles related to portion size in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Hannah’s PhD is focused on improving the dietary knowledge and skills of pregnant women, with a focus on carbohydrate portion and serving sizes, to improve diet quality and health outcomes of both mother and child. Hannah's PhD work also involves the assessment of portion size tools, including food labels and augmented reality, on improving knowledge and portion size selection. Hannah also works as a Research Assistant in the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRCPAN).


  • Dietetics
  • Food
  • Food labels
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Portion size
  • Pregnancy


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2016 - 31/12/2016 Research Assistant Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle



Year Award
2017 The Neville Eric Sansom Top-Up Scholarship
The Neville Eric Sansom Top-Up Scholarship
2015 Post-Graduate Research Scholarship
The Faculty of Health Science / The University of Newcastle / Australia


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Bucher T, Rollo ME, Smith SP, Dean M, Brown H, Sun M, Collins C, 'Position paper on the need for portion-size education and a standardised unit of measurement', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/HE15137
Co-authors Shamus Smith, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Tamara Bucher
2016 Brown HM, de Vlieger N, Collins C, Bucher T, 'The influence of front-of-pack nutrition information on consumers.', Health Promot J Austr, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/HE16011
Co-authors Clare Collins, Tamara Bucher, Nienke Devlieger Uon


Hannah Brown

New app-roach to carbs for pregnant women

June 29, 2017

A new nutrition study at the University of Newcastle (UON) is aiming to help pregnant women beat confusion related to how much carbohydrate they should eat.

Ms Hannah Brown

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