NHMRC Senior Research Fellow in the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, University of Sydney

With a BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Associate Professor Amanda Salis (publishing as Sainsbury) leads a research team at the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders that aims to help people to attain and maintain an optimum body weight and composition.

Adept in translating novel research findings into human benefits, Amanda's research into brain control of body weight spans studies with conditional transgenic mice to randomized controlled clinical trials in humans.

Many of Amanda's first or senior-author publications are in highly esteemed journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Genes & Development, Diabetes, or Cell Metabolism.

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Experience

  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Geneva, PhD
  • 1990 
    University of Western Australia, BSc (Hons 1)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 2012
    Long-term effects of very low energy diet versus conventional diet on adiposity, lean body mass, muscle strength and bone density in obese adults, and mechanisms promoting changes
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC