Dr Livingstone's research interests include dietary patterns, cardiometabolic health and personalised nutrition. 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 genetic and phenotypic 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 50 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in her field. Dr Livingstone also has experience on Editorial Boards, by acting as Associate Editor for Public Health Nutrition, and in peer-reviewing publications for high impact journals in the field of Nutrition and Health.
Dr Livingstone's research highlights include:
- Award of three internationally competitive research fellowships (Endeavour, ADPRF, NHMRC) to undertake research into dietary patterns.
- Nutrition Society of Australia 2019 representative at Science Meets Parliament
- 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence, Deakin University
- 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