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Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences & Social Work, Griffith University

Dr Chris Irwin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics and nutrition researcher in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. Dr Irwin's primary research area involves investigating the impact of nutrition-related factors on human behaviour and performance. He conducts research in a number of nutrition-related fields, including sports nutrition, with emphasis on the effects of hydration on performance and factors influencing the effectiveness of fluid restoration following exercise-induced dehydration; healthy-eating behaviours and factors contributing to dietary patterns and disease; probiotics consumption and health outcomes; as well as the effects of alcohol and other drugs (e.g. cannabis) on cognitive performance, specifically the impact on driving performance. Dr Irwin has expertise in the use of driving simulation technology, including the development of specific driving scenarios for various research questions and analysis of driving simulation data output.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Allied Health Sciences, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University