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Kristina Vingrys (Nelson)

Academic Teaching Scholar, PhD Candidate, Victoria University

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.


  • 2018–present
    Academic Teaching Scholar, Victoria University
  • 2012–present
    PhD Candidate, Victoria University
  • 2013–2016
    Workplace consultant, Nutrition Australia
  • 2012–2013
    Sessional lecturer and tutor, Victoria University


  • 2015 
    Victoria University, Master of Science (Dietetics)
  • 2011 
    Victoria University, Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)(Hons)
  • 2010 
    Victoria University, Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Therapy)


  • 2013
    Germinated grains: a superior whole-grain functional food?, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Professional Memberships

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Nutrition Society of Australia

Research Areas

  • Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates (110102)