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Katherine Livingstone

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University

Dr Livingstone's research interests include understanding dietary patterns and their associations with cardiometabolic health. She received her PhD in nutrition in 2013, and has expertise in nutritional epidemiology and behavioral nutrition. Her current program of research is funded by a NHMRC Investigator Grant and aims to design personalized nutrition approaches to improve dietary patterns in young adults. Dr Livingstone also holds a Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant to test a personalised digital health intervention to improve diets and heart health in young adults living in rural communities. Her international expertise is recognized through her involvement with a pan-European randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of personalized nutrition advice on change in dietary behaviors.

Dr Livingstone has a competitive track record relative to opportunity, with over 90 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in her field. She is a member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Nutrition, Honorary Editor for the Nutrition Society of Australia and is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.


  • 2020–present
    NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer Population Nutrition, Deakin University
  • 2015–2017
    Alfred Deakin and Endeavour Postodoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2014–2015
    Research Associate, Newcastle University


  • 2013 
    University of Reading, PhD in Nutrition
  • 2010 
    University of Reading, BSc Nutrition and Food Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Vanguard Grant
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Heart Foundation
  • 2020
    National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • UK Nutrition Society
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Nutrition Society of Australia