Kristina Vingrys (Nelson) is an Academic Teaching Scholar and PhD candidate at Victoria University, and also works as a Dietitian in private practice. Kristina teaches various human nutrition and health units, delivered in block mode at Victoria University's First Year College. Kristina's research interests in nutrition were initiated during projects undertaken at the Burnet Institute's cancer and immunology laboratory, supported by Cancer Council Victoria and Victoria University scholarships, investigating the effects of nutritional supplements on human cancer cell lines. Her PhD study is investigating grains, polyphenols and colorectal cancer. Other professional interests include nutritional epidemiology, performance nutrition and hospital-acquired malnutrition. Kristina holds professional memberships with the Dietitians Association of Australia and Nutrition Society of Australia.