Priority Research Centre for

Nutrition and Dietetics

Theme Leader: Professor Clare Collins

Deputy Theme Leaders: Dr Melinda Hutchesson and Dr Tracy Burrows

"You are what you eat!" and sometimes, you are what you are NOT eating. The research conducted by members of the Nutrition and Dietetics theme examines the contribution of diet, eating patterns and nutritional status to health and disease outcomes across various life stages from childhood, to pregnancy and older ages and across medical conditions including heart disease and diabetes.

The research also asks whether we can believe exactly what people tell us about what they eat and examines our ability to estimate our food intakes. We use novel strategies to measure dietary biomarkers to come up with an answer as to how well people can estimate what they usually eat and how this affects what we know about eating patterns.