Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Associate Professor

School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Fact, fad or fiction: Weighing in on obesity

Dr Tracy Burrows shows there's no 'one size fits all' approach to mainstream nutrition, combining psychology, medical radiation imaging and biochemistry in the hunt for more effective dietary assessment methods and treatment.

Dr Tracy Burrows

Sympathising with people trying to navigate a maze of media messages about dieting, Tracy is seeking to address – and clear up – the confusion in her research. The engineer student-turned-dietitian has taken a particular interest in childhood obesity, experimenting with biochemical validation methods to help solidify our contemporary understanding of its causes and identify potential treatments.

The 2016 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year, Tracy has developed her own research team and instigated multidisciplinary international collaborations with eminent researchers across the globe to understand the role of food addiction in the development of obesity and its treatment.

Tracy's curiousity about diet-related disorders, such as obesity, was first sparked during her PhD candidateship, which saw her analyse the findings of a multi-centre probe into the best treatment options of child obesity. Run at the Universities of Newcastle and Wollongong, the project sought to determine the most effective treatment for child obesity and to oust biases in current diet assessment procedures by comparing them with more objective means. Researchers undertook an extensive series of outcome measures with parents and their school-aged children and followed them up for two years. As an advanced accredited dietitian, Tracy was specifically interested in if they could change their dietary intakes and further their fruit and vegetable consumption, and used biomarkers in the bloodstream to verify their responses.

'It's a unique approach because most dietitians would just take peoples' answers for what they are," she says.

"But we were able to take away the issues with memory recall and social bias by creating a somewhat lie-detector test."

The project also included a randomised control trial for the treatment of childhood obesity. Parent dietary support and physical activity were split between three groups, with one group receiving both interventions.

"To the general population the trial seems very straightforward, but at the time this was the first of its kind in Australia," she notes.

"It was new in the scientific world."

Tracy continued looking into diet-related disorders after receiving her PhD in 2008, refining the approach of the Obesity Program to broaden its application to low-income families and Indigenous populations, as well as after-school care children. The expert dietitian also extended her biochemical validation method to include red blood cell membrane fatty acids, and conducted an additional study using Gold Standard procedures of doubly labelled water to help determine the most accurate reporter of child food intake.

"In the clinical world, everyone assumes the mum is going to be the best to talk to," she says.

"But we disproved this, showing that the child is actually the better of all three, closely followed by the dad and then the mum."

Shifting the focus

Tracy's research also helped identify another gap in our contemporary understanding of obesity. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to this latest study, she is collaborating with international academics in the psychology, biochemistry, and medical radiation imaging fields to dispel belief in a singular cause.

"If we can prove that food addiction is real, then we can also show cause for the behavioural components of obesity," she says.

"It could be that treatments need to be reworked so they hit these targets as well as the more obvious diet and physical activity ones."

Tracy has adapted the validation model used in her PhD for the ongoing probe, opting to access the traits of food addiction by conducting a cross-sectional survey of 600 young adults with her team and then 'fact checking' the self-reported findings in multiple brain scans.

'"t's a young area of research but we know that objective measures are really important," she says.

"We're in the process of getting some answers, which is quite exciting."

Leading the specialist squad since the project's inception in 2012 has also allowed Tracy to distinguish herself from other fledgling researchers.

"It's my first time in the driver's seat," she says.

"I was looking to become independent, but I wanted to continue the biochemical validation and obesity research I'd been a part of previously too."

"My hard work paid off and I was lucky enough to get both."

Engaging the masses

Still an active clinician, Tracy is simultaneously involved in the relaying of dietetic services and teaching to rural communities. Hoping to bridge 'what is' with 'what could be,' some of her recent grants are dedicated to the growing study of e-health resources.

"We're looking at ways social media – so things like apps and digital face-to-face appointments – can better engage isolated individuals in nutrition information," she says.

"It's all about increasing our reach."

Balancing act

Tracy has moulded herself into a published author, a thesis examiner, a conference presenter, a postgraduate work supervisor, and a member of several national and international health associations. She is also in the top 1% of Australian dietitians with an advanced accreditation title.

Giving weight to the old adage, 'success breeds success,' this expertise in paediatric nutrition contributed to a team led by Professor Phil Morgan, which was recognised in 2014 with an award from the World Health Organisation for Excellence in Obesity Prevention. Tracy received the nod for her involvement in the winning community-based initiative, Healthy Dads Healthy Kids, which aims to make healthy eating and exercise a regular part of father-child interactions. The program has since been delivered across a number of local government areas in NSW, with significant improvements in a host of physical and mental health outcomes readily observed.

As the 2016 NSW Young Tall Poppy, Tracy was awarded for her research and science communication skills.

"People don't often associate dietetics with science," she concedes.

"But nutrition is science, and I'm really happy it's starting to get noticed as such."

Dr Tracy Burrows

Fact, fad or fiction: Weighing in on obesity

Dr Tracy Burrows is an Advanced Accredited Pracising Dietitian with a strong research focus.

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Career Summary

Biography

Tracy Is Senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics), at the University of Newcastle.Tracy is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and was awarded her PhD in 2008. Tracy has expertise in the areas of the assessment of dietary intake and conducting high quality research trials. More recently she has intiated investigation into the area of food addcition. Tracy has > 60 peer reviewed journal publications, supervises 6 PhD, 1 masters and 3 honours students and is involved in research studies regarding dietary validation and obesity treatment and expertise in working with paediatric populations.

Research Expertise
Obesity Child obesity treatment and prevention Dietary assessment methodology and validation Food addiction.

Teaching Expertise
Pediatric Nutrition Food Science Nutrition Education programs Peer review of Teaching E health.

Administrative Expertise
School of Health Sciences ethics and safety advisor.

Collaborations
Tracy Collaborates on research with Colleagues from: - University of Sydney - University of Wollongong - University of Canberra - University of South Australia - Monash University - University of Queensland - University of Michigan, USA -Queens University, Canada

Qualifications

  • PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Adult Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Child Obesity and Health
  • Dietary Assesment
  • Food Science
  • Honours
  • Nutrition Education Programs
  • Pediatrics
  • Peer reivew of Teaching

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 40
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 30
111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Nutrition Society of Australia Nutrition Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Australain Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network Australain Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Membership - Dietitians Association of Australia Dietitians Association of Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 - 1/07/2008 Clinical Dietitan Clued on Food
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 28
Total funding $1,792,099

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


20181 grants / $9,000

2018 International Visitor from York University, Canada$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Caroline Davis
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700937
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20177 grants / $225,467

Nutrition and Dietetics Research$60,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700179
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention of gestational diabetes: A double-blind randomized controlled trial$53,493

Funding body: BASF (Asia Pacific)

Funding body BASF (Asia Pacific)
Project Team Professor Manohar Garg, Mrs Kylie Abbott, Doctor Sham Acharya, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Ms Katie-Jane Wynne, Dr Wendy Carseldine
Scheme Newtrition Asia Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1601197
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Nutrition Connect$42,974

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700553
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Evidence check on dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease outcomes$26,000

Funding body: The Sax Institute

Funding body The Sax Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Tracy Schumacher, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Doctor Amanda Patterson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700018
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A personality based intervention for treatment of addictive eating behaviours$20,000

Funding body: Society for Mental Health Research

Funding body Society for Mental Health Research
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Dr Leanne Hides, Associate Professor Chris Dayas, Assistant Professor Ashley Gearhardt, Professor Caroline Davis
Scheme Early Career Researcher Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700109
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Miss Li Kheng Chai, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Chris May
Scheme Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701115
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Equal Futures Award$3,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700848
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20162 grants / $616,601

Efficacy and cost effectiveness of varying levels of technology-delivered personalised feedback on dietary patterns in motivating young Australian adults to improve diet quality and eating habits: The$595,601

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Helen Truby, Professor John Attia, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Leanne Hides, Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Targeted Call for Research - Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500925
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Wraps Unwrapped$21,000

Funding body: Quality Bakers Australia Pty Limited

Funding body Quality Bakers Australia Pty Limited
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Tamara Bucher, Doctor Kris Pezdirc, Doctor Rebecca Williams
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601145
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20152 grants / $20,000

Nutrition’s role in chronic pain management$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Dr Christopher Hayes, Ms Fiona Hodson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501387
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

eHealth research project measuring the impact of web-based feedback on dietary intake in improving eating patterns and health$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501388
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20142 grants / $55,000

Online dietary assessment for research: The Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall System for Australia (ASA24-Aus)$30,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Dr Sarah McNaughton, Professor Kylie Ball, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Professor Linda Tapsell, Professor David Crawford, Professor Lynne Cobiac, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Dr Yasmine Probst, Dr Amy Subar
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300620
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to detect changes in diet-related cardiovascular disease risk$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Lisa Wood, Doctor Tracy Schumacher
Scheme Cardiovascular Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301346
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20123 grants / $40,915

Investigation of factors affecting the success of family based dietary interventions for parents experiencing CVD events$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Higher Degree Support Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200310
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Feasibility of targeting parents with heart disease to improve the heart health of their children$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200172
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney Convention Centre, 5 - 8 September 2012$915

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200613
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,675

Does the ingestion of new age beverages create changes in brain metabolites?$9,675

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000935
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20106 grants / $735,560

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body: Meat and Livestock Australia

Funding body Meat and Livestock Australia
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Maya Guest
Scheme Human Nutrition Research Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000577
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900155
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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 body Dietitians Association of Australia
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Project Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1001022
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

PULSE Education Prize$4,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme PULSE Education Prize
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900247
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

International Congress of Obesity, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 - 15 July 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000514
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $74,881

Does the HIKCUPS weight managment program for overweight children work in the parents' workplace or in sfter school care settings$68,181

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189768
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Feeding healthly food to kids - the role of parents$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kerith Duncanson, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189637
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Asia-Oceania Conference of Obesity, Mumbai India, 5-8 Feb 2009$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189895
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $5,000

Validation of child and parent reported dietary intake via The Australian Child and Adolescent Eating Survey$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189394
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current10

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.5
PhD2.91

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Using Machine Learning and Motion Tracking for the Detection of Eating Occasions in Dietary Assessment PhD (Information Technology), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation and the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus PhD (Nutritional Biochemistry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The Relationship Between Sleep Quality, Diet and Physical Activity with Changes in Body Weight PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Visualising Dietary Patterns: New Insights Into Eating Behaviours PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters An Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Prevalence of, and Adherence to, Non-Evidence Based Diets Followed by Australian Adults with Fibromyalgia (FMS). M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Development of a Personality Based Intervention for Treatment of Addictive Eating Behaviours PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Investigating Oxytocin as a biomarker to characterise Food Addiction PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Dietary factors influencing functional and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Nutrition's Role in the Management of Chronic Pain PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD An Innovative Model of Care to Address Childhood Obesity PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Neurobiology of Eating Behaviour: An Investigation into the Construct of Food Addiction in Young Australian Adults PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Family Diet Study: Dietary and Lifestyle Factors Associated With Weight Status of Malay Primary School Children and Their Main Carers in Urban Areas of Klang Valley, Malaysia PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Evidence-to-Practice Gap in the Translation of Dietary Intake Advice for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD An Investigation into Parental Influences on the Dietary Intake of Australian Preschool Aged Children PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 109
United States 12
United Kingdom 9
Malaysia 5
Canada 1
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News

How are dietary intakes measured?

October 12, 2016

A team of UON researchers, led by Professor Clare Collins, is collaborating with national and international experts in order to improve the understanding of how dietary intake is measured and assessed amongst Australian researcher and health practitioners.

Triple treat for UON: Young Tall Poppies

September 29, 2016

Three innovative University Of Newcastle and HMRI researchers will be awarded the prestigious title of Young Tall Poppy in the science awards ceremony at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science on Thursday September 29, 2016.

The science of food addiction: is it for real?

May 12, 2016

Sweet tooth? Midnight muncher? Constant cravings? You could be addicted to food. The study of food addiction is still in its infancy, with researchers still debating if food addiction is a substance addiction like it is with drugs, or is it behavioural issue such as gambling

2014 Scopus Researchers

Scopus Young Researchers

September 22, 2014

UON academics have featured prominently in the 2014 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards, receiving honours in three of five categories.

Girl with head in fridge eating donuts

Researchers delve into world of food addiction

March 14, 2013

A University of Newcastle research team is hoping to uncover the hidden world of food addiction with a new project launched this week.

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Position

Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Details

Email tracy.burrows@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5514
Fax (02) 4921 7053

Office

Room HC34
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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