Dr Livingstone's research interests include dietary patterns, obesity and cardiovascular disease. She has expertise in dietary pattern methodologies to understand overall diet quality and how this relates to risk of obesity and chronic disease. She also has an interest in personalized nutrition and the role of phenotype and phenotype information. She is involved with a pan-European randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of personalized nutrition on on change in dietary and physical activity behaviors.
She has a competitive track record relative to opportunity, with experience publishing over 30 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in her field. Dr Livingstone also has experience on Editorial Boards, by acting as Associate Editor for BMC Nutrition, and in peer-reviewing publications for high impact journals in the field of Nutrition and Health.
Dr Livingstone's research highlights include:
- First author publication in The British Medical Journal, a high-impact, leading journal in her field: K M Livingstone et al. “FTO genotype and weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 9,531 individual participant data from eight randomized controlled trials”. BMJ 2016;354:i4707.
- Interview on the ABC Health Report about her research: “What a good quality diet really means”, December 2016: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/dietary-guidelines/8113200
- Award of two internationally competitive research fellowships to undertake research into dietary patterns.